What to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada in July 2020

NOW critics pick the best movies and TV shows coming to the streaming platform, including Jim Gaffigan's Pale Tourist special


WHAT WE CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH

Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist

The ultra likeable stand-up Gaffigan travels a ton for work (at least he did pre-COVID-19) and whenever he’s in a new place he likes to eat, soak up the culture and deftly include some of that info into his act to personalize each show. This new two-part series goes further. During a visit to two cities, he writes and performs a set of all-new material inspired by the visit. No classic Hot Pockets jokes included. The locations? Barcelona, Spain and… Canada’s own Kitchener, Ontario! Here’s hoping Gaffigan taped the special during Oktoberfest so we can see him chow down on bratwurst and sample the beers, perhaps while wearing lederhosen. Ja! July 24

SOLID BETS

Bob’s Burgers (seasons 1-8)

A year after it left Netflix, Loren Bouchard’s eccentric, charming animated FOX sitcom comes to Amazon Prime Video – well, the first eight seasons, anyway. But think of how happy Bob Belcher, the show’s endlessly put-upon hero, would be for even a partial win: he’d laugh in that exasperated way of his, and get on with his day. Now, obviously if you don’t watch the show, none of this will make sense to you. But that – along with wonderful voice work from H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy and many, many more – is why you should watch the show. July 15

New Girl (seasons 1-7)

Elizabeth Meriwether’s hangout show initially hung itself on Zooey Deschanel’s “adorkable” persona, but soon transcended its twee logline and became a bittersweet ensemble comedy about Los Angeles millennials – played by Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone – figuring themselves out one tiny crisis at a time. Binge it again to see a killer roster of guest talent – including Nasim Pedrad, Lizzy Caplan, Dermot Mulroney, Merritt Wever, Michaela Watkins and a razor-sharp Megan Fox – and to appreciate just how much the late Lynn Shelton brought to the episodes she directed… starting with season 1’s Injured, where the show figured out what it wanted to be when it grew up. July 15

The list of TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video Canada in July:

July 1

Neighbors

Pitch Perfect

Playmobil: The Movie

American Horror Story (season 1-2)

Glee (season 1-6)

Homeland (season 2-6)

July 2

Charlie’s Angels

Jumanji: The Next Level

July 3

Hanna (season 1)

Hanna (season 2)

July 7

The X Files (seasons 1-11)

July 9

Breathe (season 2)

Queen & Slim

July 10

Breathe: Intro The Shadows (season 2)

July 15

New Girl (seasons 1-7)

Sons of Anarchy (seasons 1-7)

Bob’s Burgers (seasons 1-8)

July 16

Terminator: Dark Fate

Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun

July 17

Theatre: A Love Story

El Candidato (season 1)

July 23

Escape From Pretoria

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

July 24

Jim Gaffigan: Pale Tourist (season 1)

July 30

Little Women

Available on Prime Video Channels:

July 1

Sleepaway Camp (Original Trilogy) (Shudder)

Father Brown (season 8) (Britbox)

July 9

Tough As Nails (STACKTV)

July 12

P-Valley (Starz)

July 13

The Nest (season 1)  (Acorn TV)

July 24

The Last Full Measure (Starz)

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