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Past articles by John:

This World Cup has us spellbound with the beauty and elegance of the game

It’s the aesthetics that draw you in; the balletic movement of bodies, the dance with the ball that seems to defy physics → Read More

Comfort TV? Comfort comes from knowing how lucky we are

What’s truly comforting about TV is that it can provoke, shock you and make you think about how you live, or love → Read More

Morocco’s run at the World Cup is providing an escape from soccer’s standard narrative

Morocco doesn’t play entertaining soccer of endless attack with silky skills. It plays collectivist soccer at its best with a unity of purpose, and the group is given priority over each individual → Read More

The Brazil myth busted: It’s all fun and games, yes, until the penalty kicks

It’s not the first time that Brazil’s bubble has burst. It’s happened so many times → Read More

The 10 best TV shows of 2022, and where to watch them

From serious psychological insight to prison drama to prestige popcorn, the best TV of 2022 and where to find it → Read More

The eight most underrated TV series of the year

Often the best TV isn’t about spectacle, but offers a more subtle grasp of life and storytelling → Read More

Soccer: Goals, grit, glamour, money and desperation

A guide to TV drama, comedy and documentaries about the beautiful game → Read More

The English, the western and the most troublesome storytelling

The English, on Amazon Prime Video, is a masterpiece, twisting the traditional western in provocative directions → Read More

What streaming has done: Celebrate the morally dubious

There are fewer cautionary tales, so many series celebrate a toxic hustle-culture → Read More

Bored by the discourse: The poverty of political coverage on Canadian TV

Being mildly bored is the factory setting for political discussion here, and that’s dangerous → Read More

Why vampires are back: Fear of sex, death, disease, the unknowable ‘other’ Vamp

Vampire entertainment has multiple meanings, from comedy to COVID-induced terror → Read More

What’s the point of critics? Mostly, to serve you

Being a critic in Canada involves lots of love and hate → Read More

The Golden Age of TV is ending. Blame the streaming wars

There’s something almost homogenous about the streaming universe right now. Streamers want subscribers hooked on true crime, serial-killer dramas, risqué reality shows, and fantasy series with an existing fanbase → Read More

The Old Man: Most underrated series of the year

The thriller, for all its action sequences and cat-and-mouse games, has passion and authenticity → Read More

Four TV comedies to stream now, from droll to daft

There’s nothing to laugh about? Oh yes there is, in this assortment of TV comedies streaming now → Read More

Fall TV Preview: 12 must-see shows to cozy up with this season

The debut of The Weeknd’s Idol, the return of The White Lotus, and more → Read More

Meanwhile in Trumpland: Fox News, fake news and the search for neutrality

As CNN aims to be more ‘neutral’ there is one less critic of the strange American cable news universe → Read More

Freedom in Canada: Where The Handmaid’s Tale is now

The matter of Canada has truly seeped into the texture and storylines → Read More

The Queen’s funeral, as seen on TV, was visually sumptuous and quietly revealing

On TV it amounted to an almost enjoyable spectacle, an exaltation of ceremony and tradition → Read More

No flashy fantasy: Four fun shows to savour on streaming

Away from the hyped fantasy shows there exist new seres with wit, warmth and mischief → Read More