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Less Than Kind

Season 1 2008 - 2009

  • 2008-10-07T00:30:00Z on HBO Canada
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 30 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama

For 15-year-old Sheldon Blecher life sucks. He's overweight, with a self-destructive driving instructor father, a pyromaniac mother, and a failed-actor brother who won't get out of Sheldon's room. The family business, Blecher's Driving School, is on its way down the toilet AND the family lives in Winnipeg. As Sheldon struggles to escape his family, and his family struggles to keep the business running, cars crash, hearts break, blood pressure boils and corned beef is eaten.

Less Than Kind is a smart, edgy, dysfunctional half-hour comedy that follows Sheldon as he attempts to manage his teenage years. It’s a sharp and humorous look at the collisions and twists that happen between the hugs and kisses in a “loving” family.

13 episodes

1x01 To Be a Man

  • Series Premiere

    2008-10-07T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Fifteen year old Sheldon Blecher has an epiphany during his delayed Bar Mitzvah and comes to realaize and accept that his family is weird and his life basically sucks.

1x02 Top of the Class

  • 2008-10-21T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sheldon battles to become team captain of his school's "Top of the Class" squad. Meanwhile, Josh runs into some old high school chums who plan to teach him a lesson in humility.

1x03 French is My Kryptonite

  • 2008-10-28T00:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sheldon struggles to learn French while his crush on Imelda takes centre stage. Meanwhile, Sam and Anne have to contend with a tax audit.

1x04 The Shel Game

  • 2008-11-04T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

The family has to work hard to keep the driving school cars out of the hands of the repo man.

1x05 Note Perfect

  • 2008-11-11T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sheldon gets a note from the family doctor in order to get out of gym class. However, he has to get the doctor to give him another note when he wants to go on a school ski trip to be close to the girl he has a crush on.

1x06 Insomnia

  • 2008-11-18T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sheldon's insomnia causes him to be lethargic right before the "Top of the Class" competition, until his friends give him several energy drinks. Unfortunately the energy drinks are far more effective than his friends planned for.

1x07 Pakikisama

  • 2008-11-25T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sheldon apologizes to Imelda. She accepts his apology, however her father isn't as easy to convince. Meanwhile, Sam tries to borrow some money to bail out the floundering driving school.

1x08 Balls

  • 2008-12-02T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sheldon senses that Imelda might break up with her boyfriend so he plots to help the process along. Meanwhile, Sam has to welch on a payoff because Clara now controls the company money. Ben auditions for a community theatre version of "Taming of the Shrew" and gets to connect with an old acquaintance.

1x09 The Daters

  • 2008-12-09T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

To make an entrance into the dating world, Sheldon and Miriam agree to go out together. Unfortunately Sheldon's family is featured in the date. Meanwhile, Sheldon's teacher Mr. Lubbe takes driving lessons.

1x10 Husky Boy

  • 2009-01-13T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sheldon is dismayed to discover that he is forced to buy new jeans at the "Husky Boy" store. Meanwhile, Josh meets with his agent who tells him to lose weight. Sam is the victim of a hit and run from one of his prior driving school pupils who probably shouldn't be on the road.

1x11 Fun

  • 2009-01-20T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Josh and Shandra reluctantly sacrifice a day of LARP-ing to supervise Sheldon and his TOP OF THE CLASS team mates. Clara invites Sam and Anne to an art gallery opening for their 27th wedding anniversary.

1x12 Careers Day

  • 2009-01-27T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sheldon ropes Sam into participating in Careers Night at school. Miriam exhibits some strange behaviour. Josh gets a job “acting” as a standardized patient.

1x13 Happy Birthday Sheldon

  • 2009-02-03T01:30:00Z — 30 mins

As Sheldon plans to celebrate his 16th birthday he is dismayed to discover that Imelda won't be attending his party. Meanwhile, Josh takes a menial job on a movie set and Anne puts Sam on a strict diet.