When Jake is kidnapped and nearly burned alive, he escapes and teams up with Mal to track down his would-be killers and make sense of the whispers that a mysterious ?boss? is behind the plot; Monica ...
Cold Squad is a one hour police crime-drama made in Vancouver about a team of Vancouver police officers in charge of investigating and solving cases that have been in the "cold" file for a ... See full summary »
Tamara Marie Watson
RoD star Allan Hawco is friends with actor Russell Crowe, who has guest starred on "Republic of Doyle." Among various connections, Russell has played music with Alan Doyle, lead singer for the Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea (the group performs the show's theme sign, "Oh Yeah"). Both Alan Doyle and the actor who plays Jake Doyle are from St. John's (and they also have the same first name). See more »
At first I was a little skeptical about this series, and certainly the concept is a pretty well-worn one. It has improved with time though as the characters established their roles and the balance between the comic and the serious has settled into something a bit less predictable than it was at the start. Some nice guest roles have helped out as well (Gordon Pinsent, Russell Crowe). If nothing else the series is a wonderful advertisement for the fantastic world of Newfoundland: the houses, the vistas, and most definitely the crazy half-Irish/half-Canadian accents add to the appeal. All in all worth watching, though some might find it a slow burn at first.
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