Why do so many Canadian crime shows fail and why do others succeed? The answer may be in Canada's own history of violence and how we choose to deal with it.
In an age like ours, where crass, self-seeking behaviour by the rich and mighty is more overt than it once was, a sense of vile underlying impulses may grow even stronger.
Television crime dramas are part of TV's revival, just when it was supposed to die. It's related to the demise of appointment TV, which was expected to be a lethal blow but instead probably saved TV.