Monday, 26 February 2007

Ancestors in the Attic - week 15

This episode, which appears to be the final one in the current series, was broadcast last Wednesday. I caught the repeat on Saturday evening and didn't notice any glaring errors.

Overall for the series, I liked:
- learning about aspects of Canadian history through the lens of individuals experiences;
- the web site which gave good insight into the episodes and challenges involved.

I would have liked:
- a teamwork approach with more time devoted to documenting the search, more like the PBS series History Detectives.

I disliked:
- the artificiality of cellphone calls and people appearing from behind bushes and around corners;
- the quick-cut editing;
- the frenetic approach of the host.

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