What to catch up on ICI Tou.TV and Club Illico Extra? La Presse and its journalists share some suggestions with you.
Coco Ferme is a modern entertainment in which twists follow one another. Hot topics like animal welfare, local food and getting back to the land are at the heart of the story. Anyone who has ever thought of leaving the city for the countryside will feel this call again at the sight of the magnificent Estrie landscapes in which the heroes evolve. Coco Ferme is also an all too rare opportunity for Quebec children to see young people who look like them on the screen. An opportunity that all families should not hesitate to seize.
Mégantic does not unfold like a highly touted series à la Chicago Fire or Station 19. It’s a lot more substantial and sensitive as a proposal. The scenario of Mégantic focuses on a core of Méganticois who were at the heart of this terrible railway drama. What was their life like before, during and two months after the train crash? This is where Mégantic takes us: into the upset daily life of ordinary people, told with humanity and realism. The special effects are particularly successful, nothing looks cheap in this high quality miniseries.
Cinephiles keen on the history of cinema will certainly take pleasure in associating the different characters with the real craftsmen who inspired them, but this abundance ends up leaving a general impression of an improbable catch-all in which too many people participate. Fortunately, Babylon (Babylon in French version) is overtaken by a very moving last act, during which the magic of cinema regains its rights.
Guy and Sylvie show that at 60, you are not destined for the siding or the cemetery. Their sex life is going well (thanks, Viagra). Their complicity has not withered and they nurture a lot of projects. We feel that they love, respect and admire each other, while teasing each other. Affectionate pecking remains their trademark, however. Guy’s father (Pierre Lebeau), his ex-mother-in-law Mélanie (Mahée Paiement) and his lesbian sister Élise (Élise Guilbault) all appear in the first half hour. You’ll also get amazing news from Anakin, Guy’s half-brother.
Captured on 16 mm cinematographic film at the Lion d’Or cabaret in May 2022, this performance rich in secrets reveals a humorist who is sometimes vulnerable (he lives alone in a too big house in which he was to start a family), sometimes splitting (doesn’t achalez more with your anecdotes that never end). The faithful will not be too destabilized. Skeptics might be confused.
Varda Étienne tackles an explosive subject in this documentary series: colorism. Produced by KOTV and directed by Ky Vy Le Duc, the four episodes explore this scourge from multiple angles. On the first, we hear host Naadei Lyonnais (L’île de l’amour) say candidly that she knows she is “an easy-to-digest black person” for the general public. A test involving children and two dolls with different complexions is also revealing.