7 October 2007 | calgarywino
Comments on "The Life" by Chris Haddock and Pierre Sarrazin
This Sunday morning (October 7th, 2 am) I watched "The Life" made by Producers Pierre Sarrazin and Chris Haddock and I was absolutely riveted by the show. The actors performances, the story lines and photography were excellent and kept me totally involved. I felt touched deeply by the sad stories of the street people who the two officers encountered, filmed and tried to assist. I absolutely had to stay up to watch it all!
This is the sort of programming that Canada does best, and nobody shows the gritty reality of life better than writers like Chris Haddock and Alan Di Fiore. They are not afraid to show the seamy underside of the streets and use actors that are not "pretty" but look appropriate for their roles. The other great thing about this type of Canadian programming is that it assumes viewers have intelligence and does not play down to us. I appreciate the intellectual approach as I find the endless shoot outs, chase scenes and violence on regular police shows become very wearisome. As long as there are writers and producers making this sort of show, they will have my support.