29 November 2016 | A_Different_Drummer
Re-Tweaked "Walk in" Arc Returns in Uber-Tite CDN production
If you breeze on by this one, you will miss something.
Canuck Sci-fi veteran Brad Wright (Stargate) seems to have teamed up with Canadian actor/producer Eric McCormack to bring us one of the tightest and leanest shows I have seen in quite some time.
The concept is a joy. Wright has taken the notion of "walk-ins" (something that was hugely popular in the 1970s and then disappeared) and updated it to a more modern, edgy, arc for this series.
The writing is so tight you could use it to re-skin a drum.
Unfortunately, so is the budget. The budget is so lean that you almost expect the TV to turn itself off the moment the show ends. To save power.
The opener hooked me -- solid acting, direction, really neat characters you can care about -- and I can happily put up with sparse location shoots in return for an interesting show. (As for example in the classic Canadian series Witchblade, which also got the most output from the least input.)
Intrigued, happy, optimistic. Hopefully this show will find an audience.