The Best Laid Plans is a Canadian production, a comedy drama aired by CBC Television. The show is based on the successful novel with the same name written by Terry Fallis.
It follows the unexpected and shocking (for everyone including himself) ascendance of Daniel Addison (played by Jonas Chernick), a political staffer. When he catches his girlfriend Rachel (portrayed by Sarah ALlen), also working in the same domain, cheating on him with her boss he makes the decision of leaving the political life and return to his simple life as an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa. But once you get into politics you can’t just simply walk out.
This world is more webbed than the mob life. And in order to escape he needs a good plan. Luckily Daniel has just the perfect idea: he’ll pick up a poor choice for the next elections – the unreliable Angus McClinktock (Kenneth Welsh) – and once the man looses the elections Daniel will automatically self-destruct his credibility as a political strategist and be a free man.
Unfortunately for him, the eccentricity and unconventional attitude of Angus does quite the contrary, adding votes after votes to their cause. How far would Daniel go just to..get fired?
First Aired: January 5, 2014
Air Day: Monday
Air Time: 9:00 PM
Runtime: 60 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama