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February 9, 2018
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So, you know that story about the pot-edibles-eating Toronto police officers? Yep, the one about the officers suspended for allegedly consuming marijuana on the job, going all wiggy, one getting stuck up a tree and the other calling for backup, and an officer who arrived to help requiring medical attention for slipping on ice. That’s a helluva silly story, not just a stoner story. Keep it in mind when you sample one of the most peculiar, bracing and formidably charming series CBC TV has done in years. Crawford (streams CBC.ca starting Friday and airing on the main network this summer) comes from Mike Clattenburg (Trailer Park Boys) and sidekick Mike O’Neill (who co-wrote Clattenburg’s movie Moving Day and Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It), and the show’s slogan is, “Weird is the new normal.” The 10-part series is indeed weird, but in the most beguiling, hopelessly sweet way. It has a fine cast and a style and tone that is bonkers but seductive. As with all of Clattenburg’s work, it’s really about getting along, being decent to other people no matter how strange they are and being kind to animals. Read More here

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