The story of the founding of America has been well-documented in TV, movies, novels, and rap musicals — Boston Tea Party giving way to the Wild West, then the Civil War — all historical set pieces arguably as well known by international audiences as by Americans. The histories of England, Scotland, and France have recently — thanks to “The Tudors,” “Outlander,” and “Versailles” respectively — also become more widely known than just by their residents. And now, with “Frontier,” Canada’s little-known origin story is given its due — with all the expected stabbing, swearing, and sex that come with the prestige TV treatment.

Read more on my thoughts on “Frontier” on Netflix


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