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Kayla Lorette ...  Katherine Wryfield 8 episodes, 2020
Evany Rosen ...  Grace Lee 8 episodes, 2020
Jody Threat Jody Threat ...  Donna 8 episodes, 2020
Leah Doz ...  Max Solomon / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Rielle Braid ...  Amy Michelle 7 episodes, 2020
Caitlin Howden ...  Sharon Birnbaum (2019) 7 episodes, 2020
Kristin Shepherd ...  Tabitha 7 episodes, 2020
Hannah Spear Hannah Spear ...  Hannah Cafwell 7 episodes, 2020
Nikki Duval ...  Camilla Argento 6 episodes, 2020
Tony Nappo ...  Neston 6 episodes, 2020
Miranda Millar ...  Noemie Frontenac 5 episodes, 2020
Tara Nicodemo ...  Zilla 4 episodes, 2020
Gwynne Phillips ...  American Anchor 4 episodes, 2020
Josh Bainbridge ...  Raiding Cop Man 1 3 episodes, 2020
Sandra Battaglini ...  Canadian Anchor 3 episodes, 2020
Yvonne E. Davidson Yvonne E. Davidson ...  Agnes 3 episodes, 2020
Kyle Dooley ...  Odin 3 episodes, 2020
Phil Luzi ...  American Anchor 3 episodes, 2020
Hunter Collins Hunter Collins ...  American Reporter 2 episodes, 2020
David Ingram ...  Mr. Birch 2 episodes, 2020
Alexander Stevenson Alexander Stevenson ...  Adam 2 episodes, 2020
Chris Wilson ...  American Reporter Tony 2 episodes, 2020
James Hartnett ...  Steve 2 episodes
Atticus Mitchell ...  Travis 2 episodes
Emily Piggford ...  Lacey Sato 2 episodes
Sharjil Rasool ...  Buckley 2 episodes
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A mockumentary about the founding and evolution of a women's cult in British Columbia, Canada, to its eventual demise and the effects it had on the cult members, people in the community, and pop culture outside of the group. The show includes documentary-style interviews circa 1991, found footage from the 1970s, news reports, Court TV, and even a Forensic Files style episode.

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Awesome Canadian Content - "Do my lips taste funny to you?"
18 January 2020 | by schmorrisonSee all my reviews

The pace of the show is incredibly quick. Right from the first episode the pace is set and by episode 4 I was surprised by just how much had changed. The pace kept me fairly attached as I devoured all 8 episodes in one sitting. If you aren't paying attention you will probably miss some plot points, which might make the finale all the more confusing.

The comedy is witty, and irreverent, without being clawing or routine. Not only the writing but the delivery is superb, and not only Loretta and Rosen but almost every performer has good delivery and timing. The Grace and Katherine characters complement eachother perfectly, and Loretta and Rosen are seemingly of singular vision. The Canadiana in this show is riveting too, "Go Bombers!", which pretty much sells me on it.

The show boasts a completely original premise that really pays off throughout the season and especially the finale. Also, the finale is completely satisfying, which I find rare in TV lately. There are countless high budget TV shows that can't produce a satisfactory finale, instead opting for gimmicks and a big cliffhanger. New Eden successfully ends the finale on such a perfect note I was almost vibrating with approval.

Setting it 30-50 years ago provides some serious nostalgia, and I think they achieve the effect admirably.

The subject matter is obviously very timely, and the show makes a good effort of addressing the modern viewpoint without being didactic and at the same time seamlessly satirizing aspects of feminism, counter culture, millenials, true crime, the media, the justice system, and obviously cults.

In terms of mockumentary style Id place it somewhere between Arrested Development(short the narrator), The Office(short the episodic nature) and Dateline(short the frustrating pace). In terms of pace I'd place it up somewhere near Portlandia, or perhaps The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour.

Had I known this show was to be released on New Year's I would have watched it that much sooner. I enjoyed it so much that I signed up to IMDB just to write this review. This is the type of Canadian content that will have me asking for more, and watching for forthcoming works by Loretta and Rosen.


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