It’s a long weekend, don’t pretend you’re not watching Netflix.
And while we used to complain that Canadian Netflix was nowhere near as good as American Netflix (fine, it’s still the case), we think it’s fair to say there’s no shortage of quality options available to #WeTheNorth these days.
But with an abundance of choice also an abundance of indecision.
So allow us to tell you what we’ve already marathoned our way through and thoroughly enjoyed, so you know it’ll be worth your precious time.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
You’ve been hearing about it from all your co-workers for a reason. If you haven’t watched it yet, what are you waiting for? Tiny Fey, you’ve done it again, you brilliant woman.
If you were wondering why relative unknown Jamie Dornan was cast as the sadist Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey – it was because of his truly brilliant work on this show, playing a similar character who instead ignores his sadistic side within his relationship, turning to rape and murder to fulfill his fantasies.
The Mindy Project
With all 3 seasons available on Netflix, if you haven’t already been coveting Mindy Kaling’s absolutely hilarious show about life in a gynecology office, now’s the time to start.
Shot in Toronto, this NBC summer series is quite possibly the best piece of dramatic television NBC has ever produced. Only 2 seasons in, it is already living up to Breaking Bad levels of television excellence. Mads Mikkelsen might even be a better Hannibal Lecter than Anthony Hopkins was. There, we said it.
The recent excitement surrounding the addition of Gilmore Girls entire run to Netflix was most definitely warranted. This was a coming of age show almost ahead of its time in its cultural references, humour, wisdom, and in the authenticity with which it portrayed the complexities of the mother-daughter relationship.
House Of Cards
Really, we have to sell you on this?
If you’re into the murder mystery genre as much as we are, you’re missing out if you haven’t yet discovered Broadchurch. Unlike the utterly unrealistic shows you regularly see on primetime that focus on one murder an episode, the writers smartly focus on solving one case per season.