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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Seasonal TV Viewing - Arctic Air

Arctic Air

I started off my annual holiday tv splurge with the third and final season of Arctic Air the Canadian drama loosely based on the exploits of Buffalo Airways who are featured in the reality drama Ice Pilots, I'm not 100% sure if there was a genuine agreement between the parties involved but the real life airline has certainly provided planes and backdrops for the fictional drama.
In this final season the story of the personal, economic and political issues surrounding the airline and the communities it serves come to the forefront as drilling rights, local and national laws and long held grudges boil over.
If you are a fan of Stargate then you'll certainly be happy with both the regular, recurring and guest actors who appear in the show, there are many familiar faces but that aside once again we get a very well produced hour of television with full use made of real world locations and of course aircraft. No question this show would have been vastly more expensive if filmed in the US or Europe but it's not only the economics of Canada that makes this series work, the scenery is stunning and perhaps only Australia would be able to match the grandeur that is a feast to the eyes.

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