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Series cast summary:
Darren Mann ...  Travis Hunter 8 episodes, 2020
Zoé De Grand Maison ...  Destiny 8 episodes, 2020
Matthew Edison 8 episodes, 2020
Patrick Gallagher 8 episodes, 2020
Kari Matchett 8 episodes, 2020
Stephen Moyer 8 episodes, 2020
Alexandre Nachi 8 episodes, 2020
Ty Olsson 8 episodes, 2020
Rick Roberts 8 episodes, 2020
Kacey Rohl ...  Ellen Howard 8 episodes, 2020
Dylan Taylor ...  Chief Kelly 8 episodes, 2020
Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles 8 episodes, 2020
Roger LeBlanc Roger LeBlanc 7 episodes, 2020
Sage Kitchen ...  Brigitte 4 episodes, 2020
Duncan Alexander ...  The Russian 3 episodes, 2020
Liana Shannon ...  Mrs. Montgomery 3 episodes, 2020
Linda Kee ...  Doris Yang 2 episodes, 2020
Bud Klasky ...  Bar Patron 2 episodes, 2020
Kristopher Turner ...  Anthony Triskin 2 episodes, 2020


Fortunate Son is about espionage, political activism and love, loyalty and healing.

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8 January 2020 (Canada) See more »

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Great Acting but this CBC series lacks Cancon
13 January 2020 | by EilisNiGhliasainSee all my reviews

So this is an example of a 2020 style of CBC television dramatic programming. Titles that indicate Blaine, Washington but Ladner Canada. (Even "The X-Files" producers saw fit to indicate provinces on place names). And it's not just Éilís and "her views." A lot of Canadians find this practice belittling. It makes us feel like we live in Asia rather than next door. Also, it's pretty pathetic if Americans fail to locate British Columbia on a map. It takes a millisecond for Canadians to find California in the same game. Additionally, most of the scenes and historical references in the first episode encompass the US rather than the country - Canada, hello -where the action takes place. Hide any Canadian references as much as possible. Ensure that your program caters to the American market at all costs. Even if your funding comes from another source (the Canadian government). The Prime Minister of Canada in 1968 - the year "Fortunate Son" occurs - certainly had a different cultural mindset and policy than the one in power now. Apart from their relationship.

Despite all, "The Globe and Mail"' describes this new CBC series as "solid if unsubtle entertainment." And well known Canadian actress Kari Matchett headlines the show. From all accounts, she is the star; deservedly, as "Fortunate Son" focuses on Ms Matchett's character Ruby who transports Vietnam War draft dodgers across the Canada-US border. Family turmoil ensues as a result of her activism. Ms Matchett gives a powerful performance. Rick Roberts plays her husband Ted. He's great, too. Now streaming on CBC Gem. Or is it NBC Universal? Because the latter appears to call the shots.

Note: This review also appears on one of the author's "lists."

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