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Son of a Critch

He’s 11 Going on 70.

Son of a Critch is the quintessential coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of St. John’s, Newfoundland, in the 1980s. Based on the award-winning memoir by Mark Critch, this series is a comedic yet poignant look at the life of 11-year-old Mark. With an old soul and a sharp wit, Mark navigates the complexities of childhood, family dynamics, and the quest for friendship in his small world. Through humor and heart, Son of a Critch captures the essence of Newfoundland life and the universal journey of growing up.

You don’t have to have grown up in the 1980s — or in Newfoundland — to appreciate the gentle humour of CBC’s Son of a Critch.”

– Debra Yeo, Toronto Star

Featuring a stellar cast including Mark Critch, Malcolm McDowell, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and Claire Rankin, and brought to life by creators Mark Critch and Tim McAuliffe, Son of a Critch is more than just a TV show; it’s a heartfelt window into the trials and triumphs of adolescence. Each episode blends laughter, life lessons, and the unmistakable charm of Newfoundland’s culture and community. Whether you’re from the Rock or searching for a series that combines depth with delightful comedy, Son of a Critch is your next must-watch.