Forgive Me (TV series)

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Forgive Me
Forgive Me poster.png
Genre Drama
Starring Mike McLeod
John Dunsworth
Jane Alexander
Hugh Thompson
Olympia Dukakis
Brenda Fricker
Edward Asner
Wendy Crewson
Candy Palmater
Jeremy Akerman
Rob Joseph Leonard
Gharrett Patrick Paon
Ryan Doucette
Craig Layton
Lauren Liem
Daniel Fanaberia
Mary-Colin Chisholm
Juanita Peters
Susan Leblanc
Shawn Duggan
Theme music composer Christopher Francis Mitchell
Composer(s) Warren Robert
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Producer(s) Doug Pettigrew, Thom Fitzgerald
Location(s) Halifax, Nova Scotia
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Emotion Pictures Inc.
Release
Original network Super Channel
Original release September 4, 2013 (2013-09-04)
External links
Website www.forgivemetheshow.com

Forgive Me is a Canadian television series. A young insomniac priest gets caught up in the sins of his congregants while a secret from his own past threatens his calling.

The series is written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald. It stars Mike McLeod, John Dunsworth, Jane Alexander, Hugh Thompson, Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Wendy Crewson, Edward Asner, Jeremy Akerman, Ryan Doucette, Candy Palmater, Gharrett Patrick Paon and Rob Joseph Leonard.[1]

The series began its original broadcast on September 4, 2013 on Super Channel in Canada.[2]

Critical response[edit]

The series was generally well-received, attaining positive reviews. John Doyle of The Globe and Mail praised Mike McLeod's performance as "superb", noted "a visual sumptuousness that's startling" and called it "a powerful 30 minutes of television."[3] Brad Oswald of the Winnipeg Free Press wrote "The confessional-confined dialogue is smart, and the stripped-down performances are seamlessly delivered and punctuated with moments of pure, stark, painful honesty."[4]

Web series[edit]

In 2016, the companion web series Forgive Me Web Confessions was launched, starring Mike McLeod as The Priest, with Keelin Jack, Krista MacDonald and Callum Dunphy as penitents. The web series was also well received, with nominations for most of the cast from the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists ACTRA Awards.

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Oswald, Brad (4 September 2013). "It's no sin to confess Forgive Me is revealing". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
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  17. ^ Webb, Jeremy. "OTL- October 4, 2013". Off The Leash website. offtheleash.ca. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
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  20. ^ Barnard, Elissa (14 January 2014). "Actor gets nod for ACTRA nomination". The Chronicle-Herald. Retrieved 17 January 2014.