Bring on the Endgame

Showcase launched the latest Canadian drama last night in the form of Endgame, a new crime fighting show where the star doesn’t leave his home.  

Ok, so I should clarify that the star, Arkady Balagan (Shawn Doyle – Big Love), isn’t actually at home, per se, but is rather holed up in a ritzy hotel – the Huxley.  Why? Well the brilliant chess master has been somewhat traumatised by his fiance’s murder and now he seems afraid to go outside.

Now, he’s running out of money and facing eviction from the hotel staff.  Thankfully for him, someone believes his mastery of chess would be of enormous use in helping find a kidnapped child.  Using his fierce analytical skills along with a band of friends and hotel employees who can do his bidding beyond the hotel lobby, the wonderfully charismatic Russian pieces together the mystery to solve the crime.

There are a few faces you’ll recall.  Patrick Gallagher plays Hugo Lum, one of the hotel staff.  You’ll remember him as the original coach from Glee. Torrance Coombs will also be familiar to viewers of The Tudors.

There are plenty of detective shows around but this one has a new twist with the case solver never actually setting foot in a crime scene. Here’s to it doing well!

If you missed the show, you can catch repeats on Showcase on Thursdays at 11am and 7pm and then Sundays at 5pm and 11pm ET/PT.

Endgame: Mondays at 10pm ET/PT

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