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Less Than Kind

All Episodes 2008 - 2013

  • 2018-12-16T20:30:00-05:00s at 2018-12-16T20:30:00-05:00 on HBO Canada
  • 2008-10-14T01:30:00+01:00
  • 30 mins
  • 1 day, 0 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.

48 episodes

1x01 To Be a Man

  • Series Premiere

    2008-10-07T01:30:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2008-10-21T01:30:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2008-10-28T00:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2008-11-04T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2008-11-11T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2008-11-18T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2008-11-25T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2008-12-02T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2008-12-09T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2009-01-13T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2009-01-20T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2009-01-27T01:30:00+00:00 — 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

  • 2009-02-03T01:30:00+00:00 — 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.

2x01 Third Death's a Charm

  • Season Premiere

    2010-02-20T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

With Sam at death's door the Blecher family stands vigil at his hospital bedside. But is Sam really ready to cross over?

2x02 Terminus Ad Quem

  • 2010-02-27T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sam gets an early release from the hospital, but Anne is suspicious. Sheldon and Miriam go to dinner with Miriam's mother and her new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Josh has to learn how to cry for an upcoming audition.

2x03 I Am Somewhere

  • 2010-03-06T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Anne combats stress by smoking Josh's marijuana, which causes Josh to turn to Tito to replenish his stash. Sheldon and Miriam are dismayed to make the acquaintance of Danny Lubbe, a new student at school.

2x04 Something Better

  • 2010-03-13T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sheldon is smitten by a female model in art class, and Miriam is not too happy. Meanwhile Danny Lubbe is trying to sabotage his father's love life. Anne helps an elderly man deal with a dying pet.

2x05 Party People

  • 2010-03-20T00:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

On a dare, Josh and Miriam uncharacteristically decide to attend a party. Josh is challenged by a driving student. Clara becomes depressed after she encounters an old flame, but she soon rebounds when she falls for a police officer.

2x06 Fasto Loves Lebso

  • 2010-03-27T00:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sheldon and Danny scheme to defend Miriam after a dyslexic girl bully makes her life miserable by accusing her of being a lesbian. Josh enlists Tito's help to find an apartment after Shandra corners him into setting up house with her. Meanwhile, Mr. Lubbe seeks out parenting advice from Miriam's parents.

2x07 That's Somebody's Knish!

  • 2010-04-10T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sheldon is lovestruck with Miriam, but his mother thinks that he is on drugs. Josh and Shandra host a housewarming dinner. Meanwhile, Clara has to come to terms with her relationship with Officer Kyle.

2x08 Road Trip

  • 2010-04-17T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Shandra breaks up with Josh after he loses his job at the driving School. Tension builds between Shandra and Anne, and Miriam plays the role of mediator. Meanwhile, a visit to Artie's storage locker brings up an encounter with bikers.

2x09 Coming Home

  • 2010-04-24T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sam is released from hospital a day early and he takes a meandering tour of Winnipeg. Dropped from the school band, Sheldon, Miriam and Danny find themselves irritable and at loose ends.

2x10 First Nighters

  • 2010-05-01T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Miriam surprises Sheldon with a special request. Sam convinces Anne to celebrate their anniversary by going out for a "fancy" dinner. Josh surprises Shandra with an unwelcome birthday gift.

2x11 Spring Break

  • 2010-05-08T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Miriam and Danny convince Sheldon to attend a spring break party. Anne and Sam try to ground Josh. David Rosen confesses a weakness to Clara.

2x12 Showtime

  • 2010-05-15T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Thanks to Danny Lubbe, Miriam and Sheldon's secret band is now public. Sam inadvertently worsens David Rosen's gambling addiction. Josh discovers that his old show "Thunder Bay O.P.P" has an underground following.

2x13 The Deluge

  • 2010-05-22T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Clara admits that she has been embezzling from the company. Meanwhile, disaster strikes as the basement floods and Sheldon fears losing Miriam. However, Josh's acting career is experiencing a rejuvenation.

3x01 Fugue State

  • Season Premiere

    2012-01-16T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Anne can't deal with a horrifying late night discovery. Sheldon anxiously awaits Miriam's return from Europe. Clara uncovers Josh and Shandra's secret plan to escape to Los Angeles.

3x02 Play It Again Sam

  • 2012-01-16T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sam's funeral brings Sheldon face-to-face when Rabbi Rabinowitz delivers a half-hearted eulogy. Clara's ex-husband Jack makes a surprise visit to pay his respects. An exiled Shandra attempts to support the living daylights out of Josh. Anne is numb as Shiva begins at the Blecher house.

3x03 I'm Still Me

  • 2012-01-16T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

With Anne lost to an ever more debauched Shiva, Clara must struggle with a big decision about the future of the driving school alone. Josh needs sex to keep away the sad. Sheldon learns the truth about Miriam's adventures abroad when Danny unwittingly drops some clues.

3x04 Coming Around

  • 2012-01-23T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

When Danny tries to reconcile Sheldon to Miriam, Sheldon's over the top apology makes things worse. Josh's attempt to become the man of the house is undermined when he nearly kills a driving school student. An accidental meeting empowers a desperate Clara to blackmail her ex-husband Jack.

3x05 Reparations And Renewal

  • 2012-01-30T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Anne discovers that Clara's extortion of her ex-husband Jack has lead her down an even darker road. Sheldon persuades a terrified Mr. Lubbe to let Danny try another driving test. Josh's reunion with his former co-star Eric leads them both to an exciting opportunity.

3x06 Lawyers and Cougars and Bankers, Oh My

  • 2012-02-06T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sheldon, Danny and Miriam are reluctantly obliged to face parental passion when Miriam discovers a woman sneaking out of her father’s bedroom. Josh and Eric struggle to finance their Acting Academy of Acting Excellence. Anne’s discomfort in being the traditional widow leads her to crash Sam’s old poker game.

3x07 Delirium

  • 2012-02-13T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A surprising goodnight kiss with Miriam makes Sheldon hopeful for a renewed relationship. But then Josh is last man standing when Sheldon, Anne and Clara fall to a vicious flu bug. Danny must come up with a plan to get out of a school project.

3x08 Danger, Wrestling!

  • 2012-02-20T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Josh and Eric struggle to find students worthy of the Academy of Acting Excellence. Anne is visited by an old family friend, with an offer to buy Blecher's Driving School. Danny's plan to re-unite "Derrick Sux Ass" is thwarted by the growing rift between Sheldon and Miriam.

3x09 The Fwomp

  • 2012-02-27T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Josh and Eric discover a young prodigy in the Academy of Acting Excellence. Sheldon is recruited by the wrestling team despite Danny's disdain. Inconvenient desires begin to trouble Anne. A jilted Clara finds a sympathetic ear in Shandra.

3x10 Jerk Chicken

  • 2012-03-05T01:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sheldon hosts the victory celebration for the wrestling team and Tina becomes his girlfriend. Josh is forced into being a reluctant chaperon by a frightened Anne. Danny and Miriam crash the party.

3x11 The Promise Bone

  • 2012-03-12T00:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

When Anne and Clara decide to sell the school they find Jim Sheridan's buyout offer is hard to revive. Josh and Eric land an audition for their acting prodigy. When Danny goes missing Sheldon and Miriam wish they could turn the clock back.

3x12 Not Awkward Or Weird, Just Awesome

  • 2012-03-19T00:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Sheldon, Miriam and Mr. Lubbe make a disturbing discovery about Danny's whereabouts. When Anne confronts Jim Sheridan the driving school becomes the subject of a suspiciously timed inspection. Josh confronts Shandra at work. Nicholas Campbell and Kevin McDonald guest star.

3x13 March Fourth

  • 2012-03-26T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

With Danny and Miriam upset by the prospect of separating for university, Sheldon comes up with a inspired solve. Anne, Jim and Clara risk it all to save the driving school from the rival 'Killigans'. Shandra is furious when the family seem oblivious to the implications of her renewed romance with Josh.

4x01 I'm Only Nineteen

  • Season Premiere

    2013-06-03T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The triumph of Sheldon's graduation morphs into a summer of love, parties and independence. Anne's empty nest anxiety leads to a tryst that is more than she bargained for. Josh and Shandra blow the budget shopping for a first home.

4x02 Girl Trouble

  • 2013-06-03T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A fight with Anne forces Clara to sort through the jumbled feelings left by a pregnancy scare alone. Anne is startled to learn Jim has feelings for her. Sheldon & Miriam reluctantly turn to stepmom Lisa with an 'intimate' problem.

4x03 Liars

  • 2013-06-10T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Their cherished European adventure is threatened when Sheldon, Danny and Miriam are fired and must find new jobs. Josh's triumph at a work meeting is spoiled by a run in with former best friend Eric. Anne & Clara uncover an affair.

4x04 Best Men

  • 2013-06-17T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Josh and Shandra hatch a hasty wedding to save their house. Sheldon organizes a last minute bachelor party for his brother while dealing with an extremely stressed Miriam. Lubbe shares surprising news with Danny. Jim saves the day.

4x05 Something Blue

  • 2013-06-24T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Josh forces Sheldon into a secret trip to Toronto to save his marriage. Tears are shed when Shandra's penny-pinching drives Anne to the brink. After an exhausting day at Jack's and a fight with Sheldon, Miriam makes a big mistake.

4x06 Space Box

  • 2013-07-01T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

After she and Jim get lost, Anne is furious to discover no one in the family noticed her absence. Eric offers hope when Josh collapses into despair. Jack deepens Miriam's confusion. Sheldon confronts Danny about his shady job.

4x07 Before The End Begins

  • 2013-07-08T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

After driving a wedge between Anne and Jim, a resentful Clara must finally face herself. On the eve of their trip, Sheldon realizes something is amiss with his friends. Josh and Eric cut corners to deal with their 23-hour workdays.

4x08 Fight and Flight - Series Finale (1)

  • 2013-09-14T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Danny confirms fears about Miriam. Sheldon's emotional binge lands him at Jim's door. Anne mistakes Jim's return for a romantic overture. Josh needs Shandra to save him from delirious Eric. Danny blames Sheldon for Uzzie's troubles.

4x09 Series Finale (2)

  • 2013-09-21T01:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

With Miriam's secret exposed, Sheldon enlists family to help set his friends right even as his own secret deadline looms. Josh is unemployed when his flame out on live radio entertains the hosts but infuriates his boss.