While young and in her prime, Nadia decides to retire from pro swimming after the Olympic Games; to escape a rigid life of sacrifice. After her very last race, Nadia drifts into nights of excess punctuated by episodes of self-doubt. But even this transitional numbness cannot conceal her true inner quest: defining her identity outside the world of elite sports.
Whatever it Takes is the story of Connor McDavid's bone on metal injury, a revolutionary treatment plan and his remarkable comeback. Witness Connor's sheer will to overcome a devastating injury through a grueling treatment regime, advanced sports science and a world class rehabilitation team.
Best known for his long running television series "Fred Penner's Place" and hit song "The Cat Came Back," for decades musical icon Fred Penner has been using his engaging personality and public speaking skills to excite audiences like no other. He is a constant inspiration for his fans of all ages, but what is it that Fred really does for people? Why is Fred's message and music more important than ever? How did Fred go from a struggling musician to the North American sensation dubbed the "Canadian Minister of Positivity"? How did difficult moments from Fred's youth shape his life as a performer? Take this highly engaging journey to discover how Fred Penner connects with audiences and makes sense of the world.
In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering, but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
After losing their only grandson Jackson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey and Henry kidnap a pregnant woman with the intentions of performing a "Reverse Exorcism" putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn't take long to figure out Jackson isn't the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it's a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman to figure a way out of the haunting they've set upon themselves.
After a tumultuous decade-long career filled with injuries and missed opportunities, the 38-year-old UFC middleweight finally got his due, and he plans to go out swinging. Underneath his loud and brash bravado that has become synonymous with the fighter's outspoken personality in the world of UFC, actually lies a gentle and caring man. But in order to survive in such a savage alpha male sport he must flick that proverbial switch if he wants to be the best.
Hi, My Name is Dicky tells the story of Richard Clune, and his struggle with substance use disorder while playing in the National Hockey League. Shortly after debuting in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, Rich made the choice to get sober, embarking on a wild journey to the rehab clinic back home in Canada, from his brother's dormitory in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sober for over ten years, the viewer learns how Rich leads a fascinating life off the ice, and has become a mentor to many players in the NHL, now in the twilight of his career playing for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.
When Mikey's not racing cars, he's stealing them all over the city. But after he gets caught boosting a rare ride from a cop's house, the police force him to go undercover or go to jail. Mikey agrees to join a grand theft auto ring led by violent, impulsive Charlie, who'd beat Mikey to death if he knew he was an informant. Even worse, Mikey finds himself attracted to Charlie's girlfriend, Ava, and their passionate encounter sets up a bloody, powerful collision between rage and desperation.
College film student Benjamin Glass has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he's also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses, he prefers the term "recklessly extravagant," and he's determined to prove his genius. When a misunderstanding threatens to expel him from college, Glass pushes back; he plans on recreating the incident on video, with the help of a moonlighting sex worker to clear his name. But how will he raise the money for the film, when his parents dismiss the scheme as another manic episode?
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to a breaking point.
Recently released from prison, Beth is working with her public defender to get her son back from her sister, who was awarded legal custody while Beth was incarcerated for ten years. Soon after, Beth forms an unlikely alliance with Jess, an idealistic young protege of the public defense team, who decides to take on Beth's cause whether she likes it or not.
Debra is a young Korean sex worker who's always lived at the mercy of men. She struggles with her role as a mother to her precocious and quirky daughter Mona, while trying to better herself by taking accounting courses and keep track of her gambler boyfriend, the Sarge. He's the baby daddy and the love of Debra and Mona's life. When her daughter is caught snooping around the strip club, Debra is fired and has to find a way to make up her late rent. And then, the Sarge disappears and Debra and Mona's life explodes in chaos.
On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet Ayanna meets Isaiah, a charming music producer who has just moved to the city. It's not long before these two artistic souls are drawn together in a passionate summer romance. But as the highs of young love give way to jealousy, suspicion, and all-too-real consequences, Ayanna must confront the complexities of the adult world, whether she is ready or not.
Ian Hodgkinson, aka Vampiro Canadiense, is a fighter and a survivor. After battling an abusive childhood, street violence, crippling fame, cancer and a lifetime of beatings and broken bones in the ring, he now faces his biggest, most ominous challenge yet: his teenage daughter. Serving as the Director of Talent for both Mexico's Lucha Libre AAA and Lucha Underground, he's forced to split his time and dedication between the muscle-bound family he's always known and the alien world of single parenthood. While his paternal duties tug at him from one side, his desire to return to the ring tugs him from the other. Which one will break him first?
Uma wakes up one morning in paradise hills, a high class treatment facility on an isolated tropical island where well off families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. Through individually calibrated treatment regimens including etiquette classes, vocal lessons, beauty treatments, gymnastics and restricted diets, all physical and emotional shortcomings are resolved within two months. Transformation is guaranteed. But Uma soon realizes that lurking behind all the beauty is a sinister secret...
Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.