Netflix recommendations: Thanksgiving weekend


Some lighter fare on this Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend.

TV series

Episodes, with Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, a TV actor planning a comeback with an adaptation of a British TV series. LeBlanc won a Golden Globe for his performance on the show’s first season. Both seasons are available on Netflix Canada.

Archer, the Adam Reed animated show about an international spy agency and its spies, led by Sterling Archer, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers). The first three seasons of Archer are available on Netflix.

Better Off Ted, the prematurely cancelled ABC sitcom about a multinational corporation that manufactures … everything and nothing. Stars Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders. The entire series (two 13-episode seasons) is available on Netflix.


Ruby Sparks, the Zoe Kazan-penned, Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris-directed dramedy about a novelist (Paul Dano) whose newest fictional character comes to life in the most unusual way. Dano, Kazan, Chris Messina and Annette Bening star.

Young Adult, with Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson. A YA novel writer goes back to her hometown to try to woo her high-school boyfriend who has moved on. Jason Reitman (Up in the AirThank You for SmokingJuno) directs a Diablo Cody (JunoUnited States of Tara) script.

Celeste and Jesse Forever, a sweet film about a young, soon-to-be-divorced couple (Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg) who want to stay friends as they part ways. Jones co-wrote the script with Will McCormack.

I’ll be watching

Derek, the Netflix original series created by Ricky Gervais about an unassuming caretaker who sees the good in everyone.


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