Sex & Violence (TV series)

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Sex & Violence
Genre Drama
Created by Thom Fitzgerald
Starring Jennie Raymond
Jackie Torrens
Olympia Dukakis
Kerry Fox
Edward Terris
Riley Raymer
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Olympia Dukakis
Brad Danks
Producer(s) Doug Pettigrew
Location(s) Nova Scotia, Canada
Cinematography Jason Levangie
Production company(s) eMotion Pictures
Release
Original network OUTtv
Original release 17 November 2013 (2013-11-17) – present (present)

Sex & Violence is a television series that first aired on 17 November 2013 on OUTtv in Canada.[1] The series stars Jennie Raymond as a lesbian police constable, Olympia Dukakis as a victim advocate, Jackie Torrens as a social worker and Kerry Fox and Edward Terris as therapists.[2] The original six part show, focused on domestic violence, became the highest rated original drama in OUTtv's history and the channel announced its renewal on 8 May 2014.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Jennie Raymond as Constable Maria Roach
  • Jackie Torrens as Drucie MacKay
  • Olympia Dukakis as Alex Mandalakis
  • Kerry Fox as Brenda Shaw
  • Edward Terris as Manny
  • Michael McPhee as Constable Doug Downey
  • Riley Raymer as Megan
  • Rob Joseph Leonard as Jasper Whynacht
  • Jeremy Akerman as Judge Seamus MacDonald
  • Pasha Ebrahimi as Dr. Padraig O'Carroll
  • Kevin Kincaid as Diarmuid
  • Candy Palmater as Louella
  • Naomi-Joy Blackhall-Butler as Marjorie Mbelu
  • Adrian Comeau as Rejean
  • Andria Wilson as Ginger Kim

Production[edit]

The series is filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada.[4] Thom Fitzgerald wrote and directed the original series, which also features Jeremy Akerman, Naomi-Joy Blackhall-Butler, Pasha Ebrahimi, Michael McPhee, Glen Matthews, Lisa-Rose Snow, Candy Palmater and Rob Joseph Leonard. Season 2 introduces new characters played by Edward Terris, Kevin Kincaid, Riley Raymer and Adrian Comeau.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
1 "Social Work" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 17 November 2013 (2013-11-17)
Victim Advocate Alex Mandalakis tries to keep an axe attack victim safe in a women's shelter. Social worker Drucie MacKay finds a foster home for two troubled children with gay couple Stephen and Steven. Stars Carol Sinclair.
2 "Denial" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 24 November 2013 (2013-11-24)
Constable Roach is assaulted outside a bar but struggles to have her case heard in court.
3 "Surface Scars" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 1 December 2013 (2013-12-01)
Alex helps a teenager who was held captive put his life back together. Stars Aaron Webber.
4 "Loosen the Noose" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 8 December 2013 (2013-12-08)
Jasper seeks sex in the wake of his failed marriage. Alex tries to recruit a victim's son to testify against his father.
5 "One Side" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 15 December 2013 (2013-12-15)
Inappropriate behavior puts Alex's career at risk. Brenda has a secret affair.
6 "The Break Up" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 22 December 2013 (2013-12-22)
An estranged husband takes over the women's shelter and Alex is in danger. Constable Roach isolates a killer.

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Written by Original airdate
7 "Atlantic Rim" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 20 July 2015 (2015-07-20)
Roach sees a connection between two mysterious deaths. Steven rebuilds his life as a widower and Alex refuses help after being shot.
8 "Famous Last Words" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 27 July 2015 (2015-07-27)
Roach and Downey respond to a shooter at a school. Chanel urges Alex to leave Seamus.
9 "Back When I Was A Kid" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 3 August 2015 (2015-08-03)
Megan, Roach, Drucie and Alex try to help a mother and her three sons to leave her unstable husband.
10 "Three Shots" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 10 August 2015 (2015-08-10)
Manny confesses an affair and Alex opens her home to an ungrateful abused woman.
11 "Connection" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 17 August 2015 (2015-08-17)
Alex asks Seamus to help her start a women's shelter. Roach pursues her theory that a serial killer is targeting gay men.
12 "Shelter" Thom Fitzgerald Thom Fitzgerald 24 August 2015 (2015-08-24)
Alex tries desperately to raise funds for her women's shelter. An old mistake comes back to haunt Roach and the killer is revealed.


References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Sex & Violence". imdb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Mejaski, Chris. "‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Orphan Black,’ ’19-2’ among top Canadian Screen Award TV nominees". e-talk. Bell Media. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Mejaski, Chris. "‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Orphan Black,’ ’19-2’ among top Canadian Screen Award TV nominees". e-talk. Bell Media. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
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  10. ^ "Jonathan Torrens host and winner at Screen Nova Scotia awards". The Chronicle Herald (The Chronicle Herald). 3 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Screen Nova Scotia announces nominees". The Chronicle Herald (The Chronicle Herald). 28 April 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
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  16. ^ "2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS Television Nominations" (PDF). Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Official Website. Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
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