Twenty-five years later, this comedy remains a safe bet. And yet, we had our doubts. After all, the comebacks of American comedies of the 1990s have not been happy recently (Sex and the City, Will and Grace, That ’70s Show). Admittedly, nostalgic comfort partly explains our enthusiasm for this new batch of four episodes, but it’s not just that. The texts are skilful, the themes tackled, judicious, and above all, the chemistry between Guy A. Lepage and Sylvie Léonard is always in good shape. The two actors exchange lines with obviously a lot, a lot of pleasure. And it’s contagious. A joyful return that allows us to consider the revival of another classic of the time with more optimism: La petite vie.
The case fascinated us in 2013. Two bombs exploded in the heart of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 260 others. Over the next few days, every development was avidly followed. Three years later, we even went to see Patriots Day, the Hollywood film adaptation of the events with Mark Wahlberg as a police officer. And curiously, it is with as much appetite that we stuffed ourselves with this documentary series entirely devoted to drama. We write “oddly” because we haven’t learned much new, but 10 years later, hearing law enforcement detail the incredible hunt to capture those responsible kept us on our toes. for three episodes.
We’ve been long gone from American morning TV, but Live continues to hold a special place in our hearts, probably because we started listening to it when it was piloted by Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford, and it reminds us of a simpler time, when we could take the time to watch two people discuss more or less interesting subjects while pretending to have their coffee. The departure of Ryan Seacrest and the arrival of Mark Consuelos alongside Kelly Ripa may bring us back to our television at this hour. Because we are first and foremost curious to observe the dynamics of the couple on the screen.
The two daily newspapers of TVA leave the antenna at the same time this week. But while Indefensible returns in September, The Tower is closing for good after three seasons. (Patrick Huard was at the controls of the first two.) To mark the occasion, Gildor Roy will receive Ginette Reno on Monday, the “improbable friends” Patrice L’Écuyer and Mike Ward on Tuesday, Chantal Machabée and Pierre-Yves Lord on Wednesday (announced a ” epic hot dog contest”), and Thursday, for the final show, the host will rehash his favorite moments with Alexandre Barrette and Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc, who have accompanied him since September. The evening will mark the conclusion of a blitz of seven years of dailies for Gildor Roy, with District 31. Unless it resounds in STAT next fall…