"Before I met you I was a civilized woman. Civilized. Now I don't even know what that means." Those are the first words spoken by Dr. Yvonne Carmichael, a middle-aged scientist and mother. When she says that, she is on her way to court, on trial for murder, and in her head she is speaking to her lover. Apple Tree Yard (Sunday, Super Channel, 9 p.m.) is a new BBC four-part drama about what happens to Dr. Carmichael (Emily Watson). Her lover happens, a rape happens and a murder happens.
If you're the sort who wants regular hits of fast action or thrilling twists in your Netflix binging, you're not going to get a lot of that satisfaction in its latest original drama. Godless (which starts streaming on Netflix on Wednesday) is a six-part western. It has many merits and is a distinctly serious twist on the western genre while retaining the essentials. But it sprawls, moving slowly and takes its sweet time to balance action and character development.
Let's go online. Not to gawk at Instagram pictures or gag at the insults being thrown around, but to watch actual comedy and drama content. Recently, in some undoubtedly complicated manoeuvre, the Canadian Media Fund and YouTube launched the online channel Encore+. It offers a small treasure chest of old-ish Canadian drama and comedy series, plus some mini-series and feature films.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".