Social Media | Blackstone 4.1 Live-Tweet

This is the most obscure show I currently live-tweet for Gloryosky. I don’t mean this in a negative way. I know Blackstone’s on Hulu in the US, and is on occasional American lists of under-the-radar shows. Blackstone has a major Gemini Award winner in Michelle Thrush (Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, 2011).

At the same time, APTN is a niche television network, meant for a native audience first. The one time Blackstone received a Canadian specialty channel second window in 2010, Showcase stuck it in an 11:00 PM ET/PT Friday timeslot for the first season. The show’s taken the long road to success, especially given its subject matter of corruption within First Nations government. I can’t blame Blackstone’s distributor for accepting Hulu as its American streaming service, and talking with CBC Television. Showcase these days is all about the Hollywood blockbusters and science fiction, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Anyone who follows URBMN/Gloryosky knows I’ve supported Blackstone since its 2009 inclusion in APTN’s Pick a Pilot program. Weirdly enough, I’ve never live-tweeted or reviewed this show. Hell, I have reviews of Wolf Canyon and Health Nutz. My priorities are weird sometimes.


Cameron Archer

Owner/Writer at Gloryosky
Cameron Archer runs this site, and is a freelance arts writer. He has contributed to Canadian Screenwriter since 2011. He is a CMG Freelance member.
Cameron Archer