21 Thunder (CBC) – Premieres 31st July
A sports drama that follows the under-21 team of the Montreal Thunder, that appears to be written by someone with minimal knowledge of football and who has just watched an episode of Dream Team.
After pushing through a signing of an Ivory Coast striker, the under-21 manager who appears to have more control over the team transfer policy than most first team bosses, is given the news that not only has the team signed a problematic Scottish player/coach who is on more money than him. They have also hired the leagues first female coach that the owner describes as a “PR squirtfest”.
Along with the coaching staff shenanigans their star striker is involved in some gangland mishaps leading him to be blackmailed into doing some shady dealings. It’s all pretty ludicrous stuff that barely makes any sense.
It’s a very silly bit of TV that’s somehow sort of watchable in shambolic manner.