If You're Bored, Try Watching This Hidden Gem Quebecois Netflix Show

If you're bored at home on New Year's — and, let's face it, you are — you might just be desperate enough to watch a TV show you've never heard of.

We promise this home-grown Netflix series is actually really good, having garnered excellent reviews in The Globe and Mail, Bustle and on Rotten Tomatoes. It also won a Banff Rockie Award for "Best Drama Series: Foreign Language" and a Gémeaux Award for "Best Direction - Comedy."

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Three friends in a low-income neighborhood find humor and hope in their lives as they grapple with bad boyfriends and their dysfunctional families.

"Can You Hear Me?" description on Rotten Tomatoes

Can You Hear Me? (called M'entends-tu? in French) is a raw and unique take on class disparity and female friendship in Montreal.

It was also filmed in Montreal, and it's always fun to see if you can spot local haunts on screen.

Can You Hear Me? stars Mélissa Bédard, Ève Landry and Florence Longpré.

In addition to starring in the show, Longpré created it and writes for it.

While this series was originally a Télé-Québec production, it's distributed internationally by Netflix where you can find its first two seasons in French with English subtitles.

According to Radio-Canada, the series is available in 190 countries and in 30 languages. 

A third season is reportedly coming out in the spring of 2021. 

Can You Hear Me? also recently got a shout-out from an unexpected fan: the leader of our provincial government, Premier François Legault. 

Legault, who said on Facebook he's seen both seasons, called Can You Hear Me? "magnificent and moving."

He also noted that the show manages to be funny and tender even while addressing tough topics, like domestic violence.

"To be seen without fail," wrote Legault on December 27. 

Regardless of how you feel about Legault's political opinions, we can't help but agree with him on this one.