6 episodes

How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me).

Sorry About The Kid CBC STORIES

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 322 Ratings

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How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me).

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Sorry About The Kid Introduces: Come by Chance

    Sorry About The Kid Introduces: Come by Chance

    If you’ve ever been to Newfoundland, you know it’s a place where fog can envelop you so deeply, you don’t know where you’re going or where you came from. When two men, born in the same rural Newfoundland hospital on the same day, discover an unbelievable 52-year-old secret, it changes the way they see themselves forever. But this isn’t the end of the story. Because it turns out these men are not alone. A series of other close calls and near misses have begun to emerge, and not only at Come by Chance hospital. Come By Chance is a story about what it means to belong in a family — and how a twist of fate can upend the life you thought you knew.

    More episodes are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/qI0-Eg7t

    • 30 min
    Chapter 4: Macho Man Ninja

    Chapter 4: Macho Man Ninja

    “Isn’t this the a-hole who killed Paul McKinnon? Shut up and die!” A distracting obsession. An unexpected letter. And a controversial method of regaining lost memories. Plus, a final message from Paul.

    • 34 min
    Chapter 3: Ghost

    Chapter 3: Ghost

    “Were you waiting for me to just say goodbye?” Alex and his grief counsellor, Yvonne, dive into one memory of Paul that Alex never forgot and try to trigger others. Plus, Alex’s parents discover that some of their own memories are not what they seem.

    • 29 min
    Chapter 2: Paulbearers

    Chapter 2: Paulbearers

    A funeral. A strange smell. A story that just doesn’t add up. In the days after Paul’s death, grief consumes Alex’s family. His mom is catatonic. His dad is furious. Both are focused on one thing: demanding the police take responsibility for what they’ve done. Meanwhile, Alex’s memories of Paul are already slipping away. Now, he confronts the roots of that memory loss with a grief counselor who has her own connection to Paul — she saw him die.

    • 34 min
    Chapter 1: Where’s Paul?

    Chapter 1: Where’s Paul?

    Alex worshipped his older brother, Paul. But when Paul was killed by a speeding police car at age 14, Alex almost immediately started to forget him. First his voice. Then his laugh. Then pretty much everything else. But what if those memories could be retrieved? Through a series of intimate conversations with family and friends about Paul’s final moments alive, Alex begins to explore why Paul’s death has become the only thing he remembers.

    • 29 min
    Trailer: Sorry About The Kid

    Trailer: Sorry About The Kid

    How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost – and he wants them back. Sorry About the Kid is an emotional, deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. All four episodes available January 19th. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me).

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
322 Ratings

322 Ratings

LaPicosita ,

Recommend

The grief and loss in the family was palpable, beautifully written and told. I especially enjoyed the processing of the diverse feelings one feels when they lose a brother.

Acjake ,

Beautifully told, heartbreaking story

Shattering story so beautifully told. I ached for Paul’s family, every one of whom is so heartbreakingly real and each of whom tell Paul’s and their story with such dignity and honesty.

naureeeen ,

Beautiful.

A beautiful story that brought me to tears.

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