Cashing In aired on APTN and Showcase in March 2009. Showcase has bowed out of airing Cashing In‘s second season, leaving APTN to go it alone. Cashing In‘s second season will have thirteen episodes, a luxury compared to last year’s six-episode run.
Cashing In‘s USP is that the aboriginals running the North Beach Casino are, by and large, financially successful. This talking point formed the basis for an article in The Walrus. Canada is weird this way.
Cashing In is well-shot and at least competently acted. The main problem with the first season is that it tries to tell too many stories in too little time. Cashing In doesn’t click like it should, given its premise.
Cashing In is mislabeled as “dramedy.” From what I’ve seen of the show, it’s more-or-less light drama with a few comedic moments. People just call Cashing In a dramedy due to its thirty-minute time slot.
The show has never been a must-watch for me, but Cashing In has the potential to be better in its second season. If nothing else, Eric Schweig is good in both this and Blackstone. He needs to be more exposed in Canada.
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