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What's New on Netflix Canada—Plus, What's Leaving—in April

A 2002 classic romantic comedy, every single season of 'Community', and more!

Everything that’s coming to Netflix Canada in April

April 1: David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet
April 1: How to Fix a Drug Scandal
April 1: The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show
April 1: Nailed It!, Season 4
April 1: Sunderland ‘Til I Die, Season 2
April 1: 40 Days and 40 Nights
April 1: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
April 1: Anger Management
April 1: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
April 1: Casper
April 1: Charlie St. Cloud
April 1: Community, Seasons 1–6
April 1: Dawn of the Dead
April 1: Dune
April 1: Europa Report
April 1: Evolution
April 1: Far from Heaven
April 1: Gosford Park
April 1: Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
April 1: Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
April 1: Little Children
April 1: Magic Mike
April 1: Maid in Manhattan
April 1: Reservoir Dogs
April 1: The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
April 1: The Age of Innocence
April 1: The Skulls
April 1: The Squid and the Whale
April 1: The Wedding Planner
April 1: Troy
April 1: Twins
April 1: Waiting…
April 1: We Own the Night
April 1: White Chicks
April 3: Coffee & Kareem
April 3: La casa de papel, Part 4
April 3: Money Heist: The Phenomenon
April 3: Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy
April 3: StarBeam
April 6: The Big Show Show
April 7: TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020, Part 3
April 9: Hi Score Girl, Season 2
April 10: Brews Brothers
April 10: LA Originals
April 10: La vie scolaire
April 10: Love Wedding Repeat
April 10: The Main Event
April 10: Tigertail
April 12: Ocean’s 8
April 14: Chris D’Elia: No Pain
April 15: The Innocence Files
April 15: Outer Banks
April 16: Fary: Hexagone, Season 2
April 16: Fauda, Season 3
April 16: Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos
April 17: Betonrausch
April 17: #blackAF
April 17: Earth and Blood (La terre et le sang)
April 17: El Dragón: Return of a Warrior, Season 2
April 17: The Last Kids on Earth, Book 2
April 17: Legado en los huesos
April 17: Sergio
April 17: Too Hot to Handle
April 18: Life in Pieces, Season 4
April 18: Surviving R. Kelly, Season 1
April 19: Just Friends
April 20: Cooked with Cannabis
April 20: The Midnight Gospel
April 20: Ocean’s Twelve
April 20: Ocean’s Thirteen
April 21: Bleach: The Assault
April 21: Bleach: The Bounty
April 21: Middleditch & Schwartz: Dream Job
April 21: Middleditch & Schwartz: Law School Magic
April 21: Middleditch & Schwartz: Parking Lot Wedding
April 22: Absurd Planet
April 22: Circus of Books
April 22: El silencio del pantano
April 22: The Plagues of Breslau
April 22: The Willoughbys
April 22: Win the Wilderness
April 23: The House of Flowers, Season 3
April 24: After Life, Season 2
April 24: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 7
April 24: Extraction
April 24: Hello Ninja, Season 2
April 24: Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill
April 26: The Last Kingdom, Season 4
April 27: Never Have I Ever
April 29: A Secret Love
April 29: Extracurricular
April 29: Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story
April 29: Nadiya’s Time to Eat
April 29: Summertime
April 30: Dangerous Lies
April 30: Drifting Dragons
April 30: The Forest of Love: Deep Cut
April 30: Rich in Love (Ricos de Amor)
April 30: The Victims’ Game
Date TBD: Arashi’s Diary – Voyage
Date TBD: The Circle Game
Date TBD: The King: Eternal Monarch
Date TBD: Riverdale (weekly releases)

What a difference a few weeks make, huh?

Last month I was complaining about cargo shorts and public transit PDAs, and now we’re holed up inside of our homes due to this ongoing health crisis. Heck, I’d pay to be privy to awkward public displays of affection or the shivering calves of straight men bravely navigating April temperatures in unflattering shorts. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

Looking on the bright side, there are now opportunities to spend more time with your cat, or take on a new and challenging craft, or just feel good in knowing that you’re practicing social distancing and keeping everyone around you healthy.

Plus, you’ve also got a plethora of streaming options on Netflix Canada this month, so check them out! It’s your duty to stay on your couch!

The best new movies and shows on Netflix Canada in April

The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (4/01)

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger jumps into the sketch comedy fray with this six-part Netflix special. As anyone familiar with her comedy will know, Shlesinger tends to lead with satire, and this series continues that in spades, taking on contemporary pop culture with sharp skits on DIY and reality television, exercise plans, gender representation and more. Lots of buzz with this one, and the preview had me in stitches.


Nailed It!, Season 4 (4/01)

Chances are that most of us will be creating our own form of Nailed It! at home during this period of social distancing—doing our best to recreate various desserts and baked goods and…well, failing. Don’t fret! Instead, take heart in the fact that you are most definitely not alone, as this popular Netflix baking series returns to showcase many folks making embarrassing gaffs and hot messes in the kitchen. And, I mean, their embarrassment is way more public, so at least you can delight in that.

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Maid in Manhattan (4/01)

Revisit J.Lo at the height of her powers. I mean, remember when she did press junkets during this era and would casually toss off that she had the number-one album and movie at the same time? So real, so humble, that J.Lo. In any case, this film is the ultimate in comfort food, whisking you away to a care-free 2002, when romantic comedies were still common at the box office and superheroes were still only for nerds.

Community, Seasons 1–6 (4/01)

Dan Harmon’s meta-sitcom Community has often attracted more attention for its backstage shenanigans (including feuding stars, a fired showrunner and a jump to a new network) than for the series itself, which hit some pretty incredible highs over its six seasons, including launching the careers of Alison Brie, Donald Glover and Gillian Jacobs. The series is finally streaming from start to finish, including its underrated final season, which had been relegated to Yahoo’s defunct platform.

Coffee & Kareem (4/03)

I have a crush on Ed Helms. I can’t explain it, save for the fact that he has pretty eyes and a charming sort of every-man quality. (He sorta looks like a man thought up by Don Draper and his advertising team, someone who would be drawn on a package of butter or a cleaning product to represent an old-fashioned ideal.) Anyhow, Helms stars in this action-comedy alongside Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Little Gardenhigh as a police officer who gets targeted by the criminal underworld after his girlfriend’s son (Gardenhigh) puts a hit on him. Funny! (And sexy?)

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The Main Event (4/10)

An 11-year-old finds a magical wrestling mask that grants him superpowers and so he decides to join the WWE. This wholesome flick is directed by Jay Karas, and features Happy Endings alum Adam Pally. It also stars famous wrestlers like Kofi Kingston, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Sheamus and Babatunde Aiyegbusi, if you’re into that sort of thing. Something for everyone!

Ocean’s 8 (4/12)

I know there are Ocean’s franchise purists who will insist that Ocean’s 8 is inferior to the George Clooney-fronted trilogy and…well, they’re not wrong. Still, for whatever shortcomings this spin-off film possesses in terms of plot, the sheer excitement of seeing Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina and Helena Bonham Carter vamp their way through a heist movie should keep you satiated. And at the very least, the cast is having fun, and you can pretend this is an unofficial sequel to Carol.

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Middleditch & Schwartz (4/21)

Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz bring their popular comedy show, Middleditch & Schwartz, to Netflix. They must be good, as the streamer agreed to three completely improvised specials, with each performance based entirely on a random audience suggestion. So risky! Improv can be really touch-and-go, but Schwartz built up a lot of good will for his hilarious turn as John-Ralphio on Parks & Rec.

Never Have I Ever (4/27)

When Mindy Kaling isn’t writing bestsellers or starring in blockbusters and hit shows, she’s producing interesting projects like this one. Based on her own childhood, Never Have I Ever is a coming-of-age comedy series about a modern day first-generation Indian American teen (played by How I Made It 2019 honouree, Canada’s own Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) navigating all the familiar challenges of growing up, but with a short fuse that tends to get her into trouble. It looks like Kaling could strike gold again.

Plus, make sure you catch these titles before they’re gone for good!

Everything that’s leaving Netflix in April

Leaving April 1: Liar Liar

Leaving April 1: Pride & Prejudice

Leaving April 6: Justice League

Leaving April 28: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series 1–3

Leaving April 30: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days