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What to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

By Patricia Karounos
What to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend
Mason Versaw and Lana Condor in Boo, Bitch Netflix

Looking to dive into a high-stakes adventure? New CBC medical drama SkyMed offers the genre’s familiar thrills—featuring a close-knit air paramedic team helping patients at a major hospital—from 20,000 feet in the air. There’s also Black Bird, a crime show about a former high school football star turned spy who is moved into a maximum-security prison for a covert operation. To balance the tension with some fun and levity, there’s Boo, Bitch, a teen comedy series starring To All the Boys’ Lana Condor as a ghost looking for a fresh start. Here’s our roundup of the best new titles on Netflix, CBC Gem, Crave, Apple TV Plus and Prime Video this week.

 

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Long distance relationships are hard, especially for teens going off to college. That’s why, in this YA rom-com adapted from Jennifer E. Smith’s bestselling novel of the same name, Clare (Talia Ryder) and Aidan (Jordan Fisher) make a pact to amicably break up before they leave. But, of course, that’s much easier said than done as they return to the sites of some of their biggest relationship moments for one last hurrah. Now streaming

 

Boo, Bitch

Lana Condor stars in this supernatural comedy as a high school senior who becomes determined to live a more exciting life after being a wallflower throughout high school. What’s the problem? Well, when she wakes up the next morning, she discovers she’s a ghost. July 8

 

Sorry for Your Loss

Once upon a time (okay, like a few years ago), Facebook made original streaming series that no one ever really figured out how to watch. Among them was Sorry for Your Loss, an intimate critical darling that’s now found a more suitable home. In it, a young woman played by Elizabeth Olsen must figure out how to put her life back together after the sudden and unexpected death of her husband. Now streaming

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SkyMed

How about a classic medical drama—only this time it’s from 20,000 feet in the air? That’s exactly what this new series offers. Follow a group of young first responders who work in the remote Canadian North and all the interpersonal drama that comes with their high-stakes jobs. July 10

 

The Worst Person in the World

Nominated for best international feature and best original screenplay at the 2022 Oscars, this lauded Norwegian film chronicles four years in the life of Julie (Renate Reinsve), a young woman who finds it difficult to commit in both work and love because she still hasn’t figured out who she really is. July 8

Black Bird

When Jimmy (Taron Egerton), a high school football star and the son of a policeman, is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum-security prison, he’s given a way to reduce his sentence: move into a maximum-security facility, befriend a suspected serial killer (Paul Walter Hauser) and get him to confess to his crimes. Inspired by true events, the six-episode crime drama also stars Ray Liotta in one of his final on-screen roles. July 8

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Gold

What extremes would you go to for the chance to become rich? In this survival thriller, one man (Zac Efron) agrees to camp out in an inhospitable desert to keep watch over a giant gold nugget while his travelling partner (Anthony Hayes) treks to bring back the necessary tools to extract it. Now streaming

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