What’s New on Canadian Netflix (November 9 – 15, 2015)

4.TheCaptainsThe Captains

The original Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, interviews the rest of the franchises’ commanding officers – Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway), Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer), and Chris Pine (the rebooted Kirk) – about the experience of playing the Captain of a Starfleet vessel.

4.TheDukeofBurgundyThe Duke of Burgundy

A highly acclaimed erotic tale about two women as they strain to fulfill each others’ expectations in their BDSM relationship. Apparently, it also has something to do with butterflies.

Side note: For a good read on another BDSM relationship, check out our piece on Morticia and Gomez Addams’ kinky marriage.

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

I watched (and really enjoyed) John Mulaney’s last special, New In Town, on the recommendation of podcast guest Matt Stewart. So I was thrilled to see the new, Netflix-distributed special had arrived. What’s particularly remarkable about Mulaney is that he implies respect to other cultures while he deconstructs his experience of living a life of relative privilege. It’s the only life he’s known, so why not make fun of it.

4.PowerRangersDinoChargePower Rangers: Dino Charge – Season 1

I doubt that I’m ever going to watch this (but with two boys, who knows?) but how crazy is it that this show is still getting made? Half of my childhood was spent doing jump kicks (that felt cool to do but must have looked like a horrifying mess of chubby awkwardness) because I wanted to be a Power Ranger. I had the gun that transformed into the knife/sword thing. I had the Morpher. The coolest people on the playground had the original Megazord toy (only possible with the ownership of five certainly overpriced other toys). Somehow this fad has survived and we’re on to the 22nd season of Power Rangers… and they’re still using the same theme song!

4.TheSevenFiveThe Seven Five

This intriguing-sounding documentary tells the story of Michael Down, called “The Dirtiest Cop Ever.” Apparently this New York City police officer saw the crack epidemic overtaking his city and thought he could do it better than anyone.

Veronica MarsVeronica Mars

Before you get too worked up, the beloved series still isn’t available on Canadian Netflix. This is the 2014 movie that shattered crowdfunding records for Kickstarter. A year or two later, it doesn’t seem so crazy to pitch in money and finance a movie you want to see but Veronica Mars was the first time that this many people jumped into the self check-out line of the cinema.

4.WBobAndDavidW/ Bob & David

I totally missed the boat on Mr. Show but it’s with great anticipation that I look forward to trying W/ Bob & David. With four half-hour episodes, it’s hardly a daunting risk to try out a series that the rest of the Internet tells me I will either love or hate.

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