Yesterday, theTVaddict.com reader ‘scsc’ took this TV Addict to task for not focusing on the “great shows that CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] has introduced” during the current Writer’s Guild of America Strike. To wit, here’s this TV Addict’s take on one of the CBC’s newest offering.
Far from great, MVP: THE SECRET LIVES OF HOCKEY WIVES is an unoriginal and poorly written mash-up of FOOTBALLERS’ WIVES and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES with a little hockey thrown into the mix. The show not only follows the fictitious
Maple Leafs Mustangs as they deal with the exhilarating highs (money, power and fame) and inevitable lows (drugs and the untimely death of their captain) of being professional hockey players, but takes viewers behind-the-scenes to meet the greedy owners, desperate hanger-on-ers and stereotypical puck bunnies that inevitably surround the team.
Luckily for CBC and our hard-earned Canadian tax dollars, the result is a mildly entertaining hour of television that will serve Canadian TV Addict’s well during these dark days known as the “WGA work stoppage”. Score one for the CBC!