The best Netflix Canada TV shows 2020

Overwhelmed by the number of TV shows available on Netflix? Here are our top picks to get you started.

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If you still haven’t check out what Netflix has to offer in Canada, you’ve already waited too long. While early criticisms of Netflix’s content line-up were fair, the state of Netflix’s library of television shows is now a very different story. Some of the best shows on television at the moment, such as Stranger Things and House of Cards, are Netflix Originals.

From political dramas to 80s inspired sci-fi to the best superhero TV shows around, Netflix has been consistently knocking it out of the park since launching globally.


The top shows on Netflix Canada

  1. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
  2. Ozark
  3. Locke & Key
  4. The Witcher
  5. Unbelievable
  6. Mindhunter
  7. La Casa de Papel
  8. When They See Us
  9. Queer Eye
  10. The Umbrella Academy
  11. Sex Education
  12. You
  13. Stranger Things
  14. House of Cards
  15. Master of None
  16. Black Mirror
  17. 13 Reasons Why
  18. Orange Is the New Black
  19. Bojack Horseman
  20. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  21. Marvel’s Daredevil
  22. Sense8
  23. Making a Murderer
  24. Narcos
  25. Jessica Jones
  26. WHAS: First Day of Camp
  27. Easy
  28. The Get Down
  29. American Vandal
  30. She’s Gotta Have It
  31. The End of the F***ing World
  32. Altered Carbon
  33. Riverdale
  34. The Good Place

1. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020)


This true-crime documentary, which took the Internet by storm, is an exploration of big cat breeding in the US and its bizarre underworld. The series centres on Joe Exotic, a gun-toting polygamist and country western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo. Things take a dark turn when Joe gets arrested for an unbelievable murder-for-hire plot following a rivalry with animal activist Carole Baskin.

The story is bonkers and bizarre – so if you’re looking for an entertaining binge, you can’t go wrong with Tiger King. Then you might be able to answer the question that’s been on everyone’s mind. Did Carole feed her husband to the tigers? We need answers ASAP.

Cast

  • Joe Exotic
  • Carole Baskin
  • Bhagavan Antle
  • Howard Baskin

2. Ozark (2018)


Ozark is a compelling Netflix drama with a fairly straightforward premise. It follows a married couple forced to relocate their family to the Ozarks to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel. But while the plot is intriguing on its own, what really makes the series stand out is the two excellent performances from Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, which only get better with each episode.

Moreover, the show goes from dark to darker, making it an addictive watch. If you can stand the tension, following these two as they struggle to get away with crime-related endeavours is highly satisfying.

Cast

  • Jason Bateman as Martin “Marty” Byrde
  • Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde
  • Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde
  • Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Byrde

3. Locke & Key (2020)


Based on the graphic novels from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, this inventive show revolves around three siblings who move into a house filled with reality-bending keys following their father’s murder. However, it’s not all fun and games, especially when it turns out that a demonic entity is on the lookout for the keys as well.

Spooky and entertaining, Locke & Key will prove a worthy binge for fantasy lovers. Regardless of whether you’ve read the source material or not, the series is dark, twisty and intriguing. Here’s hoping that more seasons will be coming our way.

Cast

  • Darby Stanchfield as Nina Locke
  • Connor Jessup as Tyler Locke
  • Emilia Jones as Kinsey Locke
  • Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke

4. The Witcher (2019)


Based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, this ambitious Netflix original stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a lonely Witcher or monster hunter who roams the Continent slaying beasts. But when his path intertwines with a powerful sorceress and a mysterious princess, he’ll have to finally embrace his fate.

Epic in scale and boasting some truly excellent fight scenes, The Witcher is a treat. Cavill offers a memorable performance, there’s a catchy song you won’t be able to get out of your head after Episode 2, and the visuals are mesmerising. If you’re looking for a show full of magic and gore, you just stumbled upon the perfect binge.

Cast

  • Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
  • Freya Allan as Ciri
  • Anya Chalotra as Yennefer

5. Unbelievable (2019)


Based on true events, this powerful and unflinching show revolves around a series of sexual assaults which took place in Washington and Colorado in the US. After a teen reports a rape and then recants her story, her life changes forever. Three years later, two detectives join forces to follow the evidence that might finally lead to some answers.

This critically acclaimed miniseries is based on the 2015 news article An Unbelievable Story of Rape. Sometimes heartbreaking, other times infuriating, but ultimately just a tiny bit hopeful, Unbelievable tells the stories of survivors with the care and gravity. In the era of peak TV, it’s easy to overlook this initially bleak offering. We strongly advise you to give it a stream.

Cast

  • Kaitlyn Dever as Marie Adler
  • Toni Collette as Detective Grace Rasmussen
  • Merritt Wever as Detective Karen Duvall

6. Mindhunter (2017)


This thrilling Netflix series based on true events follows FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, who start interviewing dangerous killers in order to better understand what goes on in their heads.

Based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the show basically shows us the early days of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, which was just coming together in the 70s. Slick and chilling, Mindhunter is one of Netflix’s most addictive original shows, featuring a tremendous cast and showing us how now common terms like serial killer first came to life. If you’re into crime shows, you don’t want to miss this one.

Cast

  • Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford
  • Holt McCallany as Bill Tench
  • Anna Torv as Dr Wendy Carr

7. La Casa de Papel (2017)


Known in English as Money Heist, this Spanish Netflix original centres around an elaborate heist that takes place over several days at the Royal Mint of Spain. A group of thieves take hostages and lock themselves into the facility, all part of an elaborate plan to escape with millions of euros.

Melodramatic and suspenseful, this is the kind of show best enjoyed binged, so there’s no wonder it made its way onto Netflix’s generous library of foreign content. Soon after, it became the most-watched foreign series on the service. If you don’t mind subtitles, you’ll be in for a delicious and twisty tale of manipulation and revolt.

Cast

  • Úrsula Corberó as Tokio
  • Álvaro Morte as El Profesor
  • Itziar Ituño as Raquel Murillo
  • Pedro Alonso as Berlín

8. When They See Us (2019)


Created, co-written and directed by Ava DuVernay, this powerful miniseries exposes the breakdown of the US criminal justice system during the infamous Central Park Five case. It follows five teens from Harlem who become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack.

Stirring and immersive, When They See Us puts a lot on emphasis on what the boys and their families endured over their decades-long ordeal, shining a light on all the ways in which the system failed them. Turns out, justice truly can be blind.

Cast

  • Asante Blackk as Kevin Richardson (Teen)
  • Caleel Harris as Antron McCray (Teen)
  • Ethan Herisse as Yusef Salaam (Teen)
  • Marquis Rodriguez as Raymond Santana Jr (Teen)

9. Queer Eye (2018)


A breakout reality hit for Netflix, Queer Eye centres on five queer guys who use their skills to give men and women in need glamorous makeovers. It’s not all about the looks, though – the series makes it a point to emphasise just how important confidence and self-love are.

Equal parts zany and emotional, Queer Eye is uplifting comfort television, mainly thanks to its tremendous cast. The Fab Five have great chemistry and never shy away from opening up about their own struggles if the situation calls for it. We can’t get enough.

Cast

  • Bobby Berk
  • Karamo Brown
  • Tan France
  • Antoni Porowski
  • Jonathan Van Ness

10. The Umbrella Academy (2019)


Funny and compulsively watchable, The Umbrella Academy was one of the most anticipated Netflix shows of 2019. Thankfully, it delivers. On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women. Seven of them are adopted by a billionaire who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his kids to save the world, but the team disbands in their teen years. Fast-forward to the present and the band reunites to solve a mystery surrounding their adoptive father’s death, with a global apocalypse also looming. Talk about responsibilities!

The Umbrella Academy is the perfect blend of comedy and drama, offering a memorable soundtrack and a compelling ensemble cast. You won’t regret spending a weekend in the show’s delightful company.

Cast

  • Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves
  • Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves
  • David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves
  • Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves

11. Sex Education (2019)


Sex Education centres on Otis, a socially awkward and inexperienced high school student who has a sex therapist for a mom. After growing up surrounded by manuals and videos about sex, as well as having to endure multiple tedious conversations with his mother, Otis became a reluctant expert on the subject. To gain status at school, he decides to team up with a whip-smart girl and set up an underground sex therapy clinic for fellow students.

One of the most informative and sweetest teen comedies about sex, Sex Education is an often hilarious, always exciting series that feels fresh and honest. You can enjoy it regardless of age.

Cast

  • Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn
  • Gillian Anderson as Jean Milburn
  • Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong
  • Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley

12. You (2018)


You follows Joe, a brilliant bookstore clerk who one day crosses paths with Beck, an aspiring young writer. He develops an unhealthy crush and proceeds to use his Internet and real-life stalking skills to make Beck fall for him. Not only that, but he’s willing to go to great lengths to make sure that the girl he fancies only has eyes for him.

The best kind of unsettling, You is a highly addictive TV show, so make sure you set aside enough time to devour this delicious offering. Both thrilling and trashy, the series will definitely make you think about how you can better protect your privacy, especially online.

Cast

  • Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg
  • Elizabeth Lail as Guinevere Beck
  • Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
  • Victoria Pedretti as Love Quinn

13. Stranger Things (2016)


It’s rare to see a show so lovingly dedicated to the 80s. Often TV shows, movies and books lean on nostalgia without weaving them into the narrative in any meaningful way. That’s far from the case in Stranger Things.

The Duffer Brothers’ sci-fi/thriller/horror isn’t just a love letter. It stands alone as one of the greatest television shows of today, thanks to its talented and diverse cast and its gripping finales. When a young nerd Will Byers vanishes from a quiet, rural town, his family, friends and community band together to bring him back from a mysterious and terrifying world. Each character has a hand to play in finding Will, but their individual journeys are just as important and entertaining to watch.

Cast

  • Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven
  • Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin
  • Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
  • Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas

14. House of Cards (2013)


All the hype you’ve heard about House of Cards is true. The Primetime Emmy Award-winning Netflix-produced show about the devious machinations of US politics is television at its best. It’s conniving, it’s clever and it will change the way you watch the news. Oh, and Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is the anti-hero you’ve been waiting for since Walter White left our screens. With five seasons under its belt, House of Cards is no doubt one of the most bingeable shows on Netflix.

Cast

  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood
  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood
  • Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper
  • Kate Mara as Zoe Barnes

15. Master of None (2015)


Master of None is the kind of show that might turn people off in its first few episodes. In place of a traditional, run-of-the-mill season, Aziz Ansari’s comedy/drama often runs off in tangents focused on minor characters (and sometimes characters that aren’t even part of the recurring cast). While this might seem a little off-track to begin with, some of these episodes are Master of None‘s best.

Ansari’s Dev runs the gamut of work and relationship troubles that many of us have experienced firsthand, with hilarious and sometimes devastating accuracy. But where Master of None truly shines is during the episodes that are less about the characters and more about an issue, place or celebration. If you haven’t checked it out yet (or you tried and put it down) we wholeheartedly recommend sticking it out. Ansari’s musings on love, work and life in the city are hilarious, poetic and brimming with heart.

Cast

  • Aziz Ansari as Dev Shah
  • Eric Wareheim as Arnold Baumheiser
  • Lena Waithe as Denise
  • Noël Wells as Rachel

16. Black Mirror (2011)


The fact that a third (and fourth!) season of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series wasn’t picked up sooner is criminal. Thankfully, Netflix is in the business of righting the entertainment industry’s wrongs and worked with Brooker to create season three and four of Black Mirror. Brooker’s clever writing and biting satire are complemented by Netflix’s fat stacks of cash, which has helped bring on some huge talent, like Bryce Dallas Howard and Jerome Flynn in leading roles, as well as big-name directors like Joe Wright and Dan Trachtenberg.

Season three isn’t just a revival. It brought us some of the best episodes the show has ever seen (San Junipero is some of the best television out there, hands down), and consequent seasons get even more mind-boggling.

Cast

  • Hannah John-Kamen as Selma Telse
  • Jon Hamm as Matt
  • Hayley Atwell as Martha
  • Daniel Kaluuya as Bing

17. 13 Reasons Why (2017)


13 Reasons Why follows Hannah Baker, a young high school girl who releases cassette tapes telling her story of being bullied by fellow classmates.

Although a sad and very realistic modern tale told from the point of view of the main character, who also happens to be dead, you’ll be hooked from the first scene. Every episode focuses on a different character, which gives you the chance to learn about the peers surrounding Hannah Baker and how they ultimately contributed to her demise.

Cast

  • Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker
  • Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen
  • Alisha Boe as Jessica
  • Christian Navarro as Tony

18. Orange Is the New Black (2013)


OITNB, as it’s affectionately called, is loosely based on the real-life prison experiences of Piper Kerman. Basically, the show can be summarized as follows: WASP goes to prison, thinks it will be fine because she’s white and middle class, turns out she was very much mistaken. The exceptional ensemble cast is what really drives this show, and it has attracted praise for telling the stories of African-American and Hispanic women, while at the same time criticism for needing a white woman leading the show to do it.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll vaguely wonder about committing a minor crime so you too can go to prison and write about it. Orange Is the New Black may be over, but all its seasons are still available to binge.

Cast

  • Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman
  • Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
  • Laura Prepon as Alex Vause
  • Danielle Brooks as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson

19. BoJack Horseman (2014)


Imagine every live-action character that Will Arnett has ever played blended together in one anthropomorphic horse and you’ve got BoJack Horseman. This story of a washed-up equine actor seemed at first to be Netflix’s Family Guy or American Dad. However, it’s so much more than that.

BoJack is eternally chauvinistic and narcissistic, but unlike most sitcom or cartoon characters, he actually goes through a lot of growth and characterization, thanks to a strong cast of supporting characters like Alison Brie’s Diane, Lisa Kudrow’s Wanda and Paul F. Tompkins’s Mr Peanutbutter.

It’s not exactly what you would expect from a bizarre comedy about talking animals, but that’s what you get with BoJack Horseman.

Cast

  • Will Arnett as BoJack Horseman
  • Aaron Paul as Todd Chavez
  • Alison Brie as Diane Nguyen
  • Amy Sedaris as Princess Carolyn

20. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)


Tina Fey’s show follows the tale of titular character Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), who spent 15 years in an underground bunker thanks to a doomsday cult and is now living in New York City. Her mission? To pursue a normal life.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt might have its hits and misses in the name of making controversial jokes for the sake of it, but its two leads Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess make the watch worth it.

Cast

  • Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt
  • Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon
  • Carol Kane as Lillian
  • Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline Voorhes

21. Marvel’s Daredevil (2015)


While Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Luke Cage come in at a close second, Marvel’s Daredevil is still the strongest of all of Netflix’s superhero shows. That’s thanks firstly to an incredibly strong origin story in its first season and an explosive second season that introduces two of the most interesting characters in the small-screen universe, Punisher and Elektra.

Sure, Jessica Jones is the stronger character here and deserves a good mention on this list, but Daredevil’s perfectly choreographed fight scenes and high-stakes stories make it the most engaging out of The Defenders’ respective shows.

Cast

  • Charlie Cox as Daredevil
  • Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
  • Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
  • Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple

22. Sense8 (2015)


Vale Sense8. One of Netflix’s first victims (we’re not really counting Marco Polo here), Sense8‘s compelling story of eight mentally connected individuals from across the globe was cancelled after its second season, despite growing a large cult following.

It seems that as popular as it was, Netflix just couldn’t keep up with globetrotting sensates. Still, you can catch up with the show at any time. It makes for a satisfying binge.

Cast

  • Jamie Clayton as Nomi Marks
  • Max Riemelt as Wolfgang
  • Miguel Ángel Silvestre as Lito Rodriguez
  • Brian J. Smith as Will Gorski

23. Making a Murderer (2015)


This groundbreaking Netflix documentary series was filmed over the course of 10 years. It examines the complicated life of Steven Avery, who spent 18 years in prison despite being wrongfully convicted of sexual assault. He was fully exonerated in 2003 by DNA evidence. However, a few years after his release, he was accused of murder and found guilty, being sent back to prison.

The series was a huge success among true-crime enthusiasts, encouraging numerous debates about the US criminal justice system. It also left viewers yearning to find out more about Steven Avery. Is he a psychopath or the victim of corrupt authority figures? If you’re a fan of complex legal issues, this one is a must. Who knew documentaries could be so gripping?

Cast

  • Steven Avery
  • Dolores Avery
  • Ken Kratz
  • Brendan Dassey

24. Narcos (2015)


Raw and gritty, this acclaimed series chronicles the real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s. At the same time, it focuses on the efforts of law enforcement to meet them head-on in brutal, bloody conflict. The first two seasons follow the infamous Pablo Escobar, who made billions from the production and sale of cocaine. Season 3, meanwhile, picks up after the fall of the kingpin and sees the DEA take on the Cali Cartel.

Narcos doesn’t give you too many characters to root for, but it’s definitely addictive and illuminating, even if you’re already familiar with much of Escobar’s life. The series is stylish and action-packed, with top-notch performances and intense storytelling. It’s not recommended for the faint of heart.

Cast

  • Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar
  • Pedro Pascal as Javier Pena
  • Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy
  • Alberto Ammann as Helmer Herrera

25. Jessica Jones (2015)


In a television landscape overfilled with superhero shows, Jessica Jones stands out from the crowd due to its focus on the more human aspects of being a super-human. The show follows the titular heroine as she struggles to make it as a private investigator and deals with severe repercussions after being controlled by a villain. It’s more aftermath than origin story, which is a nice change for the Marvel universe.

Jessica Jones is dark and captivating, boasting brilliant performances from both Krysten Ritter and David Tennant. You won’t be blown back by the special effects – instead, you’ll be pulled in thanks to rich character drama and clever storytelling. At its core, the show is a tale of a woman confronting the abuser who almost ruined her life, which makes for compelling television.

Cast

  • Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
  • Mike Colter as Luke Cage
  • Rachael Taylor as Patsy Walker
  • David Tennant as Purple Man

26. WHAS: First Day of Camp (2015)


This glorious series is actually a prequel to the 2001 satirical film of the same name, following the counsellors and campers at a summer camp in Maine in 1981. With a tremendous ensemble cast and slightly ridiculous premise, the show is absurd and funny. Thankfully, the spot-on jokes appeal to both fans of the original film and newbies looking for an enjoyable weekend binge.

What’s great about the series is that it doesn’t rely solely on nostalgia to draw in viewers. It stands on its own and embraces the silliness that made the original become a cult classic. At the same time, it infuses new life into the premise, by offering answers to questions that the film raised and seamlessly juggling all members of the huge cast. All in all, it’s a must-watch for any serious comedy fan.

Cast

  • Bradley Cooper as Ben
  • Amy Poehler as Susie
  • Paul Rudd as Andy
  • Elizabeth Banks as Lindsay

27. Easy (2016)


An anthology series, Easy explores several Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of sex, technology and culture. It’s a refreshing take on love in the modern age, featuring a diverse cast and strong performances from everyone involved.

Utterly charming overall, the show paints a comprehensive picture of city life, as it focuses on characters of various ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and professions. Moreover, they all have different problems, so it’s likely you’ll find yourself in someone over the course of the series. If you don’t, at least you’ll gain some much-needed insight into the human psyche.

Cast

  • Dave Franco as Jeff
  • Aya Cash as Sherri
  • Orlando Bloom as Tom
  • Marc Maron as Jacob Malco

28. The Get Down (2016)


One of the most ambitious projects to land at Netflix in recent years, The Get Down is a musical drama set in the South Bronx region of New York in the late 70s. The show follows a bunch of kids who find themselves at the nexus of the hip-hop, punk and disco scenes. It was very expensive to make, which is probably why Netflix decided not to go forward with Season 2. However, the first season of the series is available to stream in all its glory.

The story is universal, and the series as a whole is very cinematic. The Get Down is energetic and vibrant. It also benefits from a strong cast and powerful depiction of the political and social environment of the 70s. The tone can be uneven at times, but it makes for a very enjoyable ride. If you’re into musical numbers, you shouldn’t miss this one.

Cast

  • Justice Smith as Ezekiel
  • Shameik Moore as Shaolin Fantastic
  • Herizen F. Guardiola as Mylene Cruz
  • Skylan Brooks as Ra-Ra

29. American Vandal (2017)


American Vandal is an odd little show, but one’s that’s totally worthy of your attention. A satirical true crime mystery, the series centres on a high school rocked by an act of vandalism. But when the main suspect pleads innocence, an aspiring sophomore documentarian decides to help him out. It’s ridiculous, thought-provoking and ultimately brilliant.

You’ll go into the series expecting to laugh and end up moved. The premise may be absurd, but you’ll soon find yourself immersed in the narrative. Moreover, the fact that American Vandal offers a realistic and nuanced portrayal of high school life doesn’t hurt either. It’s both funny and heartbreaking, and that’s a true feat.

Cast

  • Tyler Alvarez as Peter Maldonado
  • Griffin Gluck as Sam Ecklund
  • Jimmy Tatro as Dylan Maxwell

30. She’s Gotta Have It (2017)


This quirky dramedy created by Spike Lee is based on the 1986 film of the same name. She’s Gotta Have It follows Nola (DeWanda Wise), a passionate and outspoken woman in her late twenties who divides her time between three lovers. The show’s fierce female lead is like a breath of fresh air, with Wise delivering a memorable performance. Nola might be juggling a lot, but she’s confident and complex, gifting viewers everywhere with a well-crafted portrayal of a woman who follows her own rules.

Not only that, but She’s Gotta Have It is also sexy and fun. Plus, the series addresses some important issues women face on a day-to-day basis. It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen the original movie or not. The TV adaptation raises the bar and works well in the new era.

Cast

  • DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling
  • Anthony Ramos as Mars Blackmon
  • Lyriq Bent as Jamie Overstreet
  • Cleo Anthony as Greer Childs

31. The End of the F***ing World (2017)


Based on a graphic novel of the same name, The End of the F***ing World follows two teenagers, James and Alyssa. James is pretty sure he’s a psychopath, while Alyssa is simply looking to escape her home life. She proposes they run away together and he accepts, hoping this will give him a chance to kill her. Not your typical coming-of-age story.

The End of the F***ing World is bleak and addictive, ultimately delivering a very human and sweet story. You might not like the two leads at first, but you’ll be surprised with how fast you’ll start caring about them. A highly recommended show for dark humour enthusiasts.

Cast

  • Alex Lawther as James
  • Jessica Barden as Alyssa
  • Gemma Whelan as DC Eunice Noon
  • Wunmi Mosaku as DC Teri Darego

32. Altered Carbon (2018)


Set in the future, this sci-fi series received mixed reviews upon its release, despite being well-received by the public. This proves once again that critical acclaim and mass appeal don’t always go hand in hand. That being said, Altered Carbon is a whole lot of fun as long as you don’t ask too many questions. Simply bask in all that cyberpunk goodness and enjoy the powerful visuals.

In a society where death is no longer permanent, Takeshi Kovacs is offered a chance to live again, as long as he’s willing to solve an intricate murder. The plot is complex and there are a lot of big ideas floating around, so there’s little chance you’ll be bored during your binge. All in all, Altered Carbon may not be a masterpiece, but it’s a delight for any hardcore sci-fi fan.

Cast

  • Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs
  • James Purefoy as Laurens Bancroft
  • Martha Higareda as Kristin Ortega
  • Chris Conner as Poe

33. Riverdale (2017)


Based on the Archie Comics, Riverdale is a captivating teen drama that tells the story of four high school students. Although dark at times, Riverdale focuses on developing the stories of the four characters – Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead – and their families and close friends.

It deals with love, relationships, high school drama, family conflict and death, with a focus on plenty of mysterious goings-on in the town of Riverdale. We’re always excited to see what happens next.

Cast

  • KJ Apa as Archie Andrews
  • Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
  • Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
  • Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge

34. The Good Place (2016)


Once in a blue moon, a show comes along that is so whimsical that you have to drop everything and tune in immediately. The Good Place is just that kind of show. The premise? Eleanor wakes up and finds out that she has died and ended up in an afterlife called the Good Place. Problem is, she wasn’t what you’d call a good person, so she was probably sent there by mistake. As a result, she has to hide her naturally bad habits from those around her in order to avoid being kicked out.

Hilarious, original and fun, The Good Place is a charming comedy about the afterlife. It’s funny and lively, it’s weird and subversive, it’s well-written and brilliantly cast. You’ll be hooked from episode one.

Cast

  • Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop
  • Ted Danson as Michael
  • William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye
  • Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil

Compare streaming services in Canada

Updated April 10th, 2020
Name Product Price p/month or equivalent Free trial? Service Simultaneous streams 4K/UHD?
Disney+
Disney+ [CA]
CA$8.99
7 Days
On-demand streaming
4
Yes
hayu
hayu [CA]
CA$5.99
30 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
CBS All Access
CBS All Access [CA]
US$5.99
1-month
On-demand streaming
2
No
Fubo TV Canadian Basic
Fubo TV [CA]
CA$15.99
7 days
On-demand streaming
2
Yes
fuboTV offers sports streaming for Canadians as well as Cloud DVR recording for live events and options for additional packages.
Prime Video
Prime Video [CA]
CA$5.99
1 month
On-demand streaming
3
Yes
Residents of Quebec aren't eligible for a free trial of Amazon Prime
Curiositystream
CuriosityStream [CA]
US$2.99
No
On-demand streaming
Yes
Yes
Acorn TV
Acorn TV [CA]
US$4.99
7 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
Acorn TV offers British TV shows on-demand.
YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium [CA]
CA$11.99
1 month
On-demand streaming
1
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SundanceNow
Sundance Now [CA]
US$6.99
7 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
Club Illico
Club Illico [CA]
CA$9.99
No
On-demand streaming
1
No
Club Illico offers French TV shows and movies for a French-Canadian audience.
Crave + Movies + HBO package
Crave + HBO [CA]
CA$19.98
1-month
On-demand streaming
2
No
Includes hit movies and current HBO seasons, as well as six live streaming channels (Crave 1, Crave 2, Crave 3, Crave 4, HBO Canada, HBO Canada 2)
Crave
Crave [CA]
CA$9.99
1-month
On-demand streaming
2
No
Gives you access to Crave originals, past seasons of HBO shows, Showtime series, and a limited number of Family and Kids titles.
Shudder
Shudder [CA]
US$4.99
7 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
Shudder is a screaming service dedicated totally to contemporary and classic horror flicks.
Netflix Premium
Netflix Premium [CA]
CA$16.99
No
On-demand streaming
4
Yes
Netflix Basic
Netflix Basic [CA]
CA$9.99
No
On-demand streaming
1
No
Netflix Standard
Netflix Standard [CA]
CA$13.99
No
On-demand streaming
2
No
YouTube Premium Family Plan
YouTube Premium Family Plan [CA]
CA$17.99
1 month
On-demand streaming
6
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