Watch The Border
- 3 Seasons
The Border is an urband crime drama produced in Canada that aired on the CBC and 20 other networks around the world. The show was created by Lindalee Tracey, Peter Raymont, Jeremy Hole and Janet MacLean of White Pine Pictures. The series follows the Immigration and Customs Security agency in Toronto. The agency is considered to be an arm of the Canadian government in order to handle border matters concerning national security, including aspects such as smuggling, illegal immigration, drug and gun running and terrorism. The show features many different Canadian actors such as Graham Abbey, James McGowan and Catherine Disher. Other actors include Daisy Beaumont, Grace Park Sofia Milos from other regions. The Immigration and Customs Security has its headquarters in Toronto, in what was once a ferry terminal tunnel that was used for the old Rochester fast ferry. Mike Kessler leads the agency and is a former Special Forces operator who worked through the elite Joint Task Force 2 division. His work is also supervised under the Public Safety Canada department of the Canadian government. The show is often informed or in some way inspired by the real news stories that concern border security, terrorism, illegal immigration and many other current homeland issues. Additionally, issues facing the rest of the world are covered such as the events of Darfur, 9/11, Chinese human rights violations and other worldwide social infractions like international crime rings concerning weapons, narcotics and pedophilia. Other story lines concern references between how Americans and Canadians handle similar situations that involve terrorist and criminal suspects. The show does some contrasting of American styles and their results oriented efforts concerning anti terrorism efforts. While the Canadian perspective on these crimes prevails, it is the worldwide national security crisis and issues that prevail, since they affect the country the most. Each story line depicts an open minded and understanding viewpoint that contrasts with that of some of the rest of the world.