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Carter Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creator: Garry Campbell
Stars: Jerry O’Connell, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Kristian Bruun
Review: It is charming- funny. lighthearted- but is also sweet at heart. I have really enjoyed it- although I really thought I wouldn’t enjoy something this light-weight. It is deceptive- it has a solid core of characters as well as the comedy. I love Dot and her husband. I love seeing Canada. I look forward to it each week, now. I hope it will be renewed for a second series.
Harley Carter, a native of Bishop, returns home following a disastrous public relations meltdown in Hollywood that leaves his TV show, Calling Carter, in hiatus. Jerry O’Connell plays Charley Carter, and he plays him in a very natural, likeable way, as a sort of slightly dim-witted Castle who people think has criminal investigative expertise, but who really just stumbles, bumbles, and occasionally gets lucky as he helps the Bishop police, especially his childhood friend Det. Sam Shaw (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) solve cases, with some help from another childhood friend, Dave Leigh (Kristian Brunn).
The show is a lot of fun with great chemistry between the actors, not a lot of graphic violence, a Canadian feel, believable police work, good writing, and a good dose of subtle humour. I was hesitant to watch the show and had to catch up on back episodes on Bravo, but I was hooked from the first episode I saw. I thought, “This is a summer replacement show. Why isn’t it on the main CTV network instead of Bravo?”
It’s honestly good enough to be a regular fall-release TV show. Along with Global’s Private Eyes it has to be about the only good stuff I’ve found to watch all summer. I look forward to another season and hopefully more, and am glad that Carter is also now being aired in the United States and the United Kingdom. If you watch it, I think you’ll really like its endearing qualities and true Canadian feel.