In Blackstone’s fourth season, I see a show that attempts to be more dramatically ambitious than Canadian television usually gets. I don’t say Blackstone is the only “real” show on Canadian television, shit no – bleak shows have a tendency to degrade into self-parody if that’s all the show offers, and I find Blackstone edges close to self-parody at times.
On the other hand, one rarely sees a Canadian dramatic series that wants to tackle as many Big Issues as it can in a season. With television as a whole shifting into its annual skein of holiday specials, Blackstone is the only show I live-tweet that is still in first run. That doesn’t make live-tweeting this show any easier. “Wolves vs. Sheep”, indeed.
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