2 July 2018 | Narce
Watchable and amusing
The CBC seems to be hooked on the "quirky and weird family" comedy genre. Schitts Creek and Crawford ate probably the best examples of this fixation.
The show is amusing enough, supported primarily by two experienced performers, Jill Hennessy and John Carroll Lynch. But search the credits for Jim Lovisek, the animal wrangler who achieves some amazingly effective work with what would normally be called "wildlife". The raccoons are almost as much a part of the cast as the actors, although I doubt that they have ACTRA memberships.
It's no "Citizen Kane", but I've certainly seen worse.