Netflix Canada Beefs Up Its New Releases: Here’s What’s “New”


Netflix Canada. Hearing those words can either make you cringe or smile. For me, I’ve been pleased with the online streaming service since its late September launch in Canada. We got the streaming-only Netflix TV/movie option before our American neighbours down South! It’s true–we aren’t always the last to get the latest tech!

Netflix Canada Adds Some Notable New Releases To Its Library

I love watching Netflix on my Apple TV and iPhone. It’s great to be able to continue where I left off when I’m watching the remaining episodes of Mad Men Season 3. Although seasons 1-3 of Mad Men were the significant highlights of the initial Netflix Canada launch, there wasn’t much else to really look forward to.

According to the CBC:

Among the television series Netflix now offers are seasons one through four of The Tudors, the acclaimed CBC series that follows the life of King Henry the 8th. Other series from CBC now on Netflix include Men with Brooms and Republic of Doyle.

Under a deal with Global TV, Netflix now offers the past two complete seasons of Saturday Night Live, as well as a number of SNL “best of” features. Netflix has also picked up seasons one through five of the Canadian TV hit Kids in the Hall.

“Adding to the choice of content we offer our members is an ongoing focus for Netflix in Canada,” said Kelly Merryman, the vice-president of content acquisition for Netflix.

“TV content continues to be extremely popular with our members, and we believe that they will be delighted with the expanding list of critically acclaimed and popular series TV series available to watch instantly.”

Netflix Canada has been slowly adding to its library. Here are some new releases that I noticed that are worth watching:

New Movies:

  • Big Daddy
  • Max Payne
  • Stand By Me
  • Beverly Hills Ninja (RIP Chris Farley)
  • The Big Hit
  • Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd
  • Predator (classic)
  • Cliffhanger
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
  • Thunderbolt, Mr. Nice Guy (awesome Jackie Chan flicks)
  • Short Circuit

New TV Shows:

  • Weeds Season 1
  • SNL Season 35 (lots more)
  • Undercover Boss Season 1
  • Mythbusters Seasons (lots)
  • Trailer Park Boys Seasons 1&2
  • Heroes Seasons (1-4)
  • Extreme Engineering: Dubai Ski Resort (lots)
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter Season 5 (lots)
  • Cake Season 1
  • The L Word Seasons (lots)
  • Inspector Gadget Season 2 (!!)
  • 21 Jump Street Season 2

There’s certainly a lot more that I didn’t list, and the Children’s section has vastly increased as well. I know a lot of people dogged on Netflix Canada (and they still do) when it launched due to its pathetic library. But honestly, there are some gems to be found. You just have to browse for them online. If you don’t subscribe to cable, or you have basic cable, Netflix is the perfect addition to you entertainment library.

For $7.99/month to stream all you want, to multiple iOS devices (plus your PC/Mac, XBOX, Wii, and PS3), Netflix is worth it in my opinion. For those days when you want to watch old classics such as Predator, Short Circuit, T2: Judgment Day (can you tell I like action flicks?), or Super Troopers, Netflix wins versus renting or trying to download movies online.

Netflix is still offering their one month free trial of the service. Click here to sign up today.

Are you still subscribing monthly to Netflix? What are some good/bad shows you’ve watched lately?



  • Noahattic

    Like this. For $7.99 to stream the its entire library, it is even cheaper than the sports channel package i ordered from shaw cable. it’s perfect combination with my htpc, which is my 5 years old laptop. screw apple tv 🙂

    On “we aren’t always the last to get the latest tech”, I should say something nice from now… day, i accidentally google my id,,, and it firstly popped up my comments complaining rogers and recommending jailbreak here……

  • I have a 4 year old so the Netflix library has been invaluable to me over the past few months. We have it running through the Wii and through the Apple TV. My daughter uses the Wii and the Wife and I each have the Apple remote installed on our iPhones. I find there are some decent movies and we love undercover boss. I have been so busy with papers and finals I haven’t had much time to watch it though.

    One thing I did discover though, do NOT watch the Human Centipede as a date movie with your wife. It really, REALLY kills the romantic mood.

  • Alfred

    There are a lot of awesome films on Netflix – it’s a great opportunity to catch up on some older films you may have missed.

    For less than the price of two iTunes rentals, I find it a no-brainer.

  • Majorkong

    I agree with both sentiments; Netflix Canada has an anemic selection of newer content, and there is still tonnes of great stuff to watch on it. The Happening and The Thirteenth Floor, are just a couple of pleasant surprises I fou on the service. It is well worth the paltry sum every month.

  • Shahbaz Siddiqui

    Just to be clear it’s dumb and dumberer right? The sequel. Haven’t been able to find the first one

  • Whoops, you’re right. Edited.

  • Haha, I’ll keep that in mind about Human Centipede. I do find Netflix has a tonne of older romantic comedies–a genre my wife loves that I also end up watching somehow. Funny how that works. 🙂

  • Richard

    I just did a search, and don’t see The Tudors, Men With Brooms or Kids in the Hall showing up. Has anyone else had any luck? I went back to the original CBC story, and it sounded like these should be up there now.

    I love Netflix. We cancelled cable a few years ago, and for $7.99 a month, we can always find something to watch through the Wii or Apple TV.

  • Iraaikman

    it is still showing that kids in the hall as “not available” for me as well.

  • JB

    Question:…If you buy into NetFlix ( I live in Ontario), can you watch it anywhere outside of Canada?. I’m will be over seas (England) for 4 months. If anyone can help, thanks very much.


  • It is restricted to Canada. I tried Netflix Canada in the USA and it didn’t

  • cat

    I watched the season one of the Unusuals but they don’t have the last episode 10
    The E.I.D which I thought was weird…I had to find it in bits and pieces on youtube. But overall I am pretty happy.

  • Nec86

    does anybody know if tudors seasons 2-4 will be added to netflix, in the article it mentions all seasons but i can only get first one

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