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The Best Laid Plans 

In order to get out of national politics, a disillusioned speechwriter runs a federal election campaign in a supposedly hopeless riding with an eccentric candidate.




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Series cast summary:
Jonas Chernick ...  Daniel Addison 6 episodes, 2014
Kenneth Welsh ...  Angus McLintock 6 episodes, 2014
Jodi Balfour ...  Lindsay Dewar 6 episodes, 2014
Sarah Allen ...  Rachel Bronwin 6 episodes, 2014
Raoul Bhaneja ...  Bradley Stanton 6 episodes, 2014
Barbara Gordon ...  Muriel Parkinson 6 episodes, 2014
Ron Lea ...  Norm Fontana 6 episodes, 2014
Eric Peterson ...  Jerry Stockton 6 episodes, 2014
Jordan Johnson-Hinds ...  Pete 1 6 episodes, 2014
Varun Saranga ...  Pete 2 6 episodes, 2014
Mark McKinney ...  George Quimby 6 episodes, 2014
James Bradford ...  Donald 6 episodes, 2014
Heather Tod Mitchell ...  Marjorie 6 episodes, 2014
Janet Rice Janet Rice ...  Edna 6 episodes, 2014
Sandra Wilson Sandra Wilson ...  Millie 6 episodes, 2014
Eva Link ...  Maryanne 5 episodes, 2014
Zachary Aiello Zachary Aiello ...  Big Jim 5 episodes, 2014
Stephen MacDonald Stephen MacDonald ...  Parker 5 episodes, 2014
Sonja Smits ...  Prime Minister Diane Gagnon 4 episodes, 2014
John Koensgen ...  National News Anchor 4 episodes, 2014
Antonio Cayonne ...  Zoo Bus Reporter #1 / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Peter Keleghan ...  Eric Cameron 3 episodes, 2014
Leah Pinsent ...  Petra Borschart 3 episodes, 2014
Philip Akin Philip Akin ...  Managing Editor 3 episodes, 2014
Patrick Kwok-Choon ...  Michael Zaleski 3 episodes, 2014
Vanessa Lee Vanessa Lee ...  News Reporter #1 / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Caeden Lawrence ...  Young Student 1 episode, 2014
Tom Jackson ...  George 2 episodes, 2014
Seamus Patterson ...  Aaron Gold 2 episodes, 2014
Sara Gill Sara Gill ...  Video Student 2 episodes, 2014
Stu Schwartz Stu Schwartz ...  News Announcer 2 episodes, 2014
Ken Evraire Ken Evraire ...  Zoo Bus Reporter #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2014


Disillusioned with the grinding cynicism of Canadian federal politics, speechwriter Daniel Addison finally has enough when he catches his girlfriend going down on his politician boss. Unfortunately, the party's chief political wonk strongarms Daniel into first finding a candidate and running a election campaign in a hopeless riding before he can resign. Daniel finally finds a candidate in Angus McLintock, an eccentric engineering professor who agrees on the conditions that Daniel teaches his English for Engineers course and he himself does no campaigning. With their dummy campaign in place, everything starts to go wrong as these schemers find themselves in a race which their unorthodox deeds and goals start to energize it. Now, Daniel, inspired by the idealism by the supporters, especially the lovely daughter of one veteran volunteer, finds he is a fight to win despite his best efforts. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Loved it!
24 March 2014 | by OldGeezer916See all my reviews

The one critic so far that reviewed this series had very little good to say about it. I guess that shows the hypocrisy of a lot of critics. They think that if they don't rip apart everything they review no one will pay attention to them. As a comedy it is not a constant stream of belly laughs but there are some. Instead it is a delightful story that is just fun to watch. Even though the ending is predictable it's great to see all the odd ways that gets there. I have avoided any spoilers here because I always steer clear of them them on anything I watch. Instead I will just say I highly recommend it and I think most of you will agree with me.

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