The Border

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  • 2008
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.0  (772)

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.

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Seasons
No Refuge
12. No Refuge
January 14, 2010
Ramon Esteban, the boyfriend of Kessler's ex-wife, is a Mexican journalist whose articles on Los Zetas have put him on the cartel's hit list. When Kessler, Carver, and Gray attempt to transfer Ramon from Terri's shelter into protective custody, Kessler must fight an all-out attack with an unlikely team of warriors.
Credible Threat
11. Credible Threat
January 7, 2010
The US President's visit to Canada has the ICS Squad on full alert. Working with Liz Carver and the Secret Service, ICS sifts through hundreds of threats and uncovers an assassination plot by a Lebanese terrorist, working for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Spoils Of War
10. Spoils Of War
December 10, 2009
Kessler, Darnell, and Charlotte uncover a deadly Canadian link to coltan smuggling in the Congo.
Dying Art
9. Dying Art
December 3, 2009
Kessler sends Khali and Darnell to Montreal to investigate claims that a golden Buddha was stolen and illegally imported to Canada.
Dark Ride
8. Dark Ride
November 26, 2009
A snuff film is confiscated at the Maine-New Brunswick border and Carver finds the body of the victim in the US. ICS traces the video back to a biker gang, Satans Guard. Maggie goes to the east coast to see her daughter Kim whose former biker boyfriend is eager to inform on his former associates.
Bride Price
7. Bride Price
November 19, 2009
A Indian 18-year-old arrives in Canada looking for her "runaway groom". Using a false identity, he had married Mina for a $50,000 dowry and then disappeared back to Canada.
Kiss And Cry
6. Kiss And Cry
November 12, 2009
Zoe helps a star figure skater, who claims to be a freedom activist and will face torture and execution if returned to China, escape from the Chinese Secret Service.
Missing In Action
5. Missing In Action
November 5, 2009
Kessler and a young DHS agent are kidnapped and held for ransom in Afghanistan. Darnell and Carver join the search and discover that their prime suspect is also their best hope of getting them out alive.
Hate Metal
4. Hate Metal
October 29, 2009
Back on active duty, Carver tracks a murder suspect, a racist Cole Thorpe, to Canada. Kessler assigns Gray to infiltrate Thorpe's British Columbia-based neo-Nazi operation.
Killer Debt
3. Killer Debt
October 22, 2009
When a wealthy philanthropist is murdered, the prime suspect is his financial advisor who has engineered a massive Ponzi scheme to defraud his investors out of billions.
Broken
2. Broken
October 15, 2009
Agent Bianca LaGarda escorts a Guantanamo Bay prisoner back to Canada. Kessler and ICS enter questionable moral territory as they use him as bait to capture notorious terrorist. At the official inquiry into the 'Ndrangheta shoot-out, the future of ICS is at risk.
The Dead
1. The Dead
October 8, 2009
Kessler and Carver struggle to survive while Gray hunts down Layla's killers. The Squad is forced to the sidelines, as Special Counsel Louise Tilden investigates the role of ICS in the tragedy.
Description

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.The Border is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (38 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 2008.

Where to Watch The Border

The Border is available for streaming on the CBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Border on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (772)