What to Watch
 

April 1, 2020

 

We have loads of recommendations this week to help while away the hours hunkered down at home, including Barry Hertz’s guide to every TV show worth streaming, an apreciation of the original king of social distancing, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David, and John Doyle’s roundup of offbeat hoser humour. Please keep the e-mails coming to let us know what you want to see more of in the coming weeks. – Lori Fazari

 
What to stream
 
Every television series worth watching on Canadian streaming services, for every kind of viewer
Every television series worth watching on Canadian streaming services, for every kind of viewer
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Streaming TV
 
The English Game on Netflix, from Downton Abbey’s creator, is a sweet, sporting diversion
  The English Game on Netflix, from Downton Abbey’s creator, is a sweet, sporting diversion
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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Feel Good on Netflix: A Canadian makes a deliriously British rom-com
Feel Good on Netflix: A Canadian makes a deliriously British rom-com
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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What to binge-watch now to remind us of who we really are: Decent hosers
What to binge-watch now to remind us of who we really are: Decent hosers
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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All hail Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David, original king of social distancing
All hail Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David, original king of social distancing
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Dare Me creator Megan Abbott on the dramatic world of competitive cheerleading
  Dare Me creator Megan Abbott on the dramatic world of competitive cheerleading
 

Nathalie Atkinson

 
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Amazon Prime’s Hunters fails to justify its showy sadism
  Amazon Prime’s Hunters fails to justify its showy sadism
 

Lara Zarum

 
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Streaming films
 
New HBO documentary Kill Chain shows the cyberwar on America’s elections is very real
New HBO documentary Kill Chain shows the cyberwar on America’s elections is very real
 

John Doyle

 
Television critic
 
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Timely but nerve-racking horror film Vivarium asks what it would be like if you could never escape your home
Timely but nerve-racking horror film Vivarium asks what it would be like if you could never escape your home
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Canadian director Johnny Ma’s China-set To Sing to Live explores clashes between the old and new with empathy
  Canadian director Johnny Ma’s China-set To Sing to Live explores clashes between the old and new with empathy
 

Aparita Bhandari

 
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Jesse Eisenberg-starring Resistance mines, but also mimes, a familiar Second World War story
Jesse Eisenberg-starring Resistance mines, but also mimes, a familiar Second World War story
 

Barry Hertz

 
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Opinion
 
The COVID-19 pandemic may spell the end of new movies
 

Barry Hertz

 
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It was always hard for Canadian filmmakers, and now it just might be impossible
 

Johanna Schneller

 
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In the news
 
  National Film Board at a crossroads amid restructuring and staff departures
 

Marsha Lederman

 
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Toronto’s Inside Out LGBTQ film festival postponed to October
 
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In case you missed it
 
Every movie worth watching on Canadian streaming services, for every kind of viewer
Every movie worth watching on Canadian streaming services, for every kind of viewer
 

Barry Hertz

 
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PUZZLES AND CROSSWORDS
 
Help fill the hours at home with a collection of The Globe and Mail’s giant crosswords from the archives.
 
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