Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.
Jaye Tyler is a loner living in Niagara Falls who, after graduating college, has fallen into a care-free comfortable rut living in a trailer park and working as a retail clerk in the Falls ... See full summary »
In 2005, I came across an episode of this French-Canadian TV series playing on a San Francisco area PBS station under the title "Emergency Call: Hospital Code 66." The bad news: it had been dubbed (very badly) into English! If the performances had any verve or personality, the dubbing certainly obscured it. If the US importers of the show are aiming at a PBS market, do they really think the viewers would prefer dubbing over subtitles?
As for the show itself, it's pretty much a generic hospital drama. The setting is Montreal. Since "ER" debuted in the US in 1994, and "Urgence" began in Canada in 1996, it's not hard to postulate a bit of Canadian copycatting.
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