"Can You Hear Me?" is waiting for you to discover on Netflix
November 23, 2020 11:12 AM   Subscribe

If "Trailer Park Boys" briefly transported you to a slice of Nova Scotia and "Letterkenny" did similar with a version of rural Ontario, get on board with "Can You Hear Me?" for a trip to Quebec. I cannot think of anything I've seen recently that seems so real, in terms of friendships among women. I just made it to the end of the first season (2 seasons available on Netflix) and I'm scared to keep watching. I'd greatly appreciate recommendations for similar if you've seen this series and share my deep appreciation for it.
posted by elkevelvet (13 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
This show plays so realistically, it can be hard to watch. It’s really well cast. I’m on the second season but stalled because it is bumming me out. But it’s a very well made show. Don’t have any recs for similar, haven’t really seen anything like it.
posted by dianeF at 12:57 PM on November 23, 2020 [2 favorites]

I am currently browsing netflix for a good film thanks for the tip
posted by 912lab at 1:24 PM on November 23, 2020

Hello 912lab, my pleasure. Feel free to reciprocate if something has really struck you. "Can You Hear Me?" just seemed unlike anything I've seen recently.. Very funny at times, very tough a lot of the times, and I'm a man with good women friends and the portrayal of friendship seems very real.
posted by elkevelvet at 1:35 PM on November 23, 2020

I started watching it tonight because of this recommendation. I grew up in Montreal so I thought it might be cool to check it out. It's fantastic. Equal parts charming and gritty.
posted by lazymuse at 6:16 PM on November 23, 2020

Thanks for the tip. Looks like the missus and I have a new project.
posted by No Robots at 7:46 PM on November 23, 2020

we're watching this now alternating with episodes of Emily in Paris
posted by ovvl at 8:40 PM on November 23, 2020 [2 favorites]

Oh my, this sounds intriguing. Thanks Elkevelvet.
posted by storybored at 9:21 PM on November 23, 2020

Wow -- thanks for the alert! I devoured two episodes immediately last night.
posted by maudlin at 7:02 AM on November 24, 2020

My heart breaks a little for everyone just starting this show because it is so good, but boy, it darkens. No spoiler, and totally recommend to watch, just content warning I guess.
posted by Freyja at 8:23 AM on November 24, 2020

I'm about three in and this is great. Sorry to hear that my heart is about to get stomped to a thin paste, though.
posted by Don Pepino at 9:06 AM on November 24, 2020

It's good (2 so far) but it reminds me a little of The Deuce, which I thought was brilliant, even while it was making me blue. Toward the end of that one I resorted to reading plot summaries beforehand and never watching more than one episode at a time, sometimes out of the corner of an eye. Detachment isn't always one of my achievements.

Anyway, I started really liking this one as I watched Caro agree, again and again, that yes it was time she chose a burrito, Ada never losing her cool.
posted by kingless at 12:35 PM on November 24, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the rec! I just finished the Hookup Plan and needed something new. I started watching it today!
posted by winterportage at 4:00 PM on November 24, 2020

I’m five episodes in, thanks to this recommendation. This is an incredible show, and so worth watching.
I grew up in Quebec, and many high school friends lived lives similar to the three main characters. It’s so difficult to watch, and so realistic.
posted by third word on a random page at 2:43 AM on December 6, 2020

« Older My kingdom for a mason jar!   |   IT’S A ~V~I~B~E~ Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments