X Company a new WWII spy drama premieres on the CBC tonight (Feb 18) based on a real Canadian spy training camp. The big name that drew me into this one was Evelyne Brochu (Orphan Black), also starring Jack Laskey, Hugh Dillon, Warren Brown, and Connor Price. Some of you might recognize the co-creators Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis (Flashpoint).
I don’t want to say too much because I think this is a show best seen fresh. But, watch it. And watch it with a friend, someone you can grab on to, because it gets real. I say this as someone who watched it alone, in a theatre full of people and to resist strong urges to jump and grab onto my neighbour at certain points. The stakes feel so real and the tension is palpable throughout the hour. Continue reading