11 Best Canadian TV Shows and Movies to Stream – AARP

Slings and Arrows (2003-06)

The Setting: The fictional town of New Burbage

The Plot: Ontario’s real-life Stratford Festival, which has been going strong since 1953, is the inspiration for this high-minded dramedy series, co-created by Kids in the Hall and Superstore star Mark McKinney (62), playwright Susan Coyne (63) and comedian Bob Martin (58). Each of the show’s three seasons traces the production of a different Shakespearean play — Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear — and the Bard’s themes often seep into the personal lives of the festival’s cast and crew.

The Most Canadian Part: The ensemble was a proving ground for future Hollywood stars, including Spotlight Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams and Luke Kirby, who won an Emmy for playing Lenny Bruce in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Watch It: Slings and Arrows, available to stream on Amazon Prime with subscriptions to Acorn TV ($5.99/month), Sundance Now ($6.99/month), or AMC+ ($8.99/month)

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