Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Star­ring Eric Sch­weig, Car­men Moore, Michelle Thrush, Nathaniel Ar­cand and Jen­nifer Podem­ski Tues­day at 11 p.m. APTN opin­ion, and that’s all valid. “But for me, as a con­tent cre­ator, I need to look past that; I take what peo­ple say se­ri­ously, but at the same time, this is an en­ter­tain­ment show, and as a writer, I need to re­spect that medium. And I think we’ve done that — no one can ar­gue that this isn’t an en­ter­tain­ing show.” Black­stone, which re­mains some­thing of an un­der-the-radar com­mod­ity in its home coun­try de­spite hav­ing earned in­ter­na­tional ac­claim, fol­lows the pol­i­tics and in­ter­per­sonal strug­gles on the fic­tional Black­stone First Na­tion in ru­ral Al­berta. As the fourth sea­son opens, Black­stone res­i­dents are scram­bling to keep their com­mu­nity func­tion­ing in the af­ter­math of a dev­as­tat­ing fire. Ruth­less band leader Andy Fraser (Eric Sch­weig), the well-es­tab­lished vil­lain in the se­ri­al­ized drama, is be­hind bars, await­ing trial on a mur­der charge. Given his his­tory of nasty be­hav­iour, it goes with­out say­ing he has en­e­mies in the prison pop­u­la­tion. “I think there’s a big pay­off for a lot of (view­ers) who don’t like Andy,” says

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