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Black Mirror’s Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have some parting shots for this awful year. Their Netflix special, aptly titled Death to 2020, premieres Dec. 27 and is a mockumentary featuring stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, and Leslie Jones portraying fictional characters who discuss real events that happened over this very long and exhausting year.


The remaining episodes of the final season of Vikings will arrive on December 30. But, in a twist, they will premiere on Amazon Prime Video instead of original channel History, which will air them at a later date. The first 10 episodes of the season aired earlier this year on the cable channel and have a 100% Tomatometer score. Interestingly, sequel series Vikings: Valhalla, set 100 years after the events of the original series, is in development for Netflix by Vikings creator Michael Hirst and The Fugitive writer Jeb Stuart.


Can Diana Prince save Christmas? Warner Bros. has decided to release Wonder Woman 1984 on both HBO Max and in theaters on Christmas Day. The previous Wonder Woman movie, which was released in 2017, has a 93% Tomatometer score and is Certified Fresh.


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Just added: Death to 2020 (Dec. 27), Total Control (Dec. 17), Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You (Dec. 21), Adult Material (Dec. 11), The Trial of Christine Keeler (Dec. 9), Vikings Season 6 (resuming Dec. 30 on Amazon Prime Video), Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults (Dec. 3).


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December

Tuesday, Dec. 1
Angela's Christmas Wish (2020) Netflix [movie]
A Reindeer's Journey (2019) 75% Crackle [movie]
Natalie Palamides: Nate - A One Man Show (2020) 88% Netflix
The Holiday Movies That Made Us: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
The Great Gift Exchange, YouTube Originals
Our Own Christmas, 9 p.m., OWN
The Witmans, 9 p.m., ID
Atlas of Cursed Places, 9 p.m., Nat Geo
Catfish: The TV Show: Season 8, 9 p.m., MTV
Celebrity Game Face: Season 1, 10 p.m., E! (returning from hiatus)

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Fierce (2020) Netflix [movie]
Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic (2020) Netflix
Alien Worlds: 4-Part Docuseries (2020) 100% Netflix
Hazel Brugger: Tropical (2020) Netflix
Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 8 p.m., NBC
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, 10 p.m., NBC
Baby God (2020) 79% 9 p.m., HBO [movie]
Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller: Season 1 (2020) 9 p.m., Nat Geo
SEAL Team: Season 4 (2020) 9 p.m., CBS
Court Cam: Season 3, 9 p.m., A&E
Rescue Cam: Season 1, 10 p.m., A&E

Thursday, Dec. 3
Anything for Jackson (2020) 98% Shudder [movie]
Stylish With Jenna Lyons: Season 1 (2020) HBO Max
Just Another Christmas (2020) [movie]
My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood (2020) HBO Max
The Commons: Season 1 (2019) 100% Sundance Now
Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults: Season 1 (2020) 88% HBO Max
Bugs Bunny’s 24 Carrot Holiday Special, HBO Max
Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday, Netflix
Break (2017) Netflix [movie]
BattleBots, 8 p.m., Discovery
The Voice Holiday Celebration, 8 p.m., NBC
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Greatest Moments, 8 p.m., The CW
Flipping Across America: Season 2, 8 p.m., HGTV
A Time to Kill: Season 1, 9 p.m., ID (returning from hiatus)
Swamp People: Serpent Invasion: Season 2, 9 p.m., History
Mysteries of the Abandoned: Season 7, 9 p.m., Science Channel
Barrett-Jackson Revved Up: Season 1, 9 p.m., FYI (returning from hiatus)
Conspiracies Decoded: Season 1, 10 p.m., Science Channel
Rocket Around the Christmas Tree, 10 p.m., Discovery

Friday, Dec. 4
Selena: The Series: Part 1 (2020) 32% Netflix
Bombay Rose (2019) 91% Netflix [movie]
Mank (2020) 83% Netflix [movie]
Sound of Metal (2019) 97% Amazon Prime Video [movie]
Big Mouth: Season 4 (2020) 100% Netflix
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special (2020) 86% Apple TV+
Godmothered (2020) 68% Disney+ [movie]
The Hardy Boys: Season 1 (2020) 71% Hulu
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3 (2020) Netflix
Stillwater: Season 1 (2020)  Apple TV+
() % Netflix
Wir Können Nicht Anders (2020) Netflix [movie]
Leyla Everlasting (2020) Netflix [movie]
Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas, Netflix
Beyond the Clouds: Where It All Began, Disney+
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag: Season 1 () 63% Netflix
Earth at Night in Color: Season 1 (2020) Apple TV+
Kid of the Year, 7:30 p.m., Nickelodeon
MacGyver: Season 5 (2020) 8 p.m., CBS
Disney Holiday Magic Quest, 8 p.m., Disney Channel
Too Close for Christmas, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments, 8 p.m., The CW
Macho: The Hector Camacho Story (2020) 9 p.m., Showtime [movie]
Magnum P.I.: Season 3 (2020) 9 p.m., CBS
Blue Bloods: Season 11 (2020) 10 p.m., CBS

Saturday, Dec. 5
Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas, Netflix
Detention: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing, 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
Kid of the Year, 8 p.m., CBS
Secrets in the Snow, 8 p.m., LMN [movie]
Baby Chimp Rescue, 8 p.m., BBC America
Most Terrifying With Jason Hawes: Season 1, 9 p.m., Travel Channel
() 9 p.m., HMM [movie]

Sunday, Dec. 6
Lazor Wulf: Season 2 (2020) midnight, Adult Swim
The Case Died With Her, 7 p.m., Oxygen
Christmas on the Range (2019) 7 p.m., UP [movie]
Challenge Accepted! Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday Showdown, 7 p.m., Disney Channel
90 Day Fiancé: Season 8, 8 p.m., TLC
MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time, 8 p.m., MTV
Power Book II: Ghost: Season 1 (2020) 8 p.m., Starz (returning from hiatus)
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Season 13 (2020) 8 p.m., Bravo
Black Sabbath: Breaking the Band, 8 p.m., Reelz
Christmas Ever After, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Christmas She Wrote, 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
A Holly Dolly Christmas, 8:30 p.m., CBS
American Monster: Season 6, 9 p.m., ID
Metallica: The Story of the Songs, 9 p.m., Reelz
Euphoria Special: Trouble Don’t Last Always, 9 p.m., HBO
Shameless: Season 11 (2020) 70% 9 p.m., Showtime
A Godwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances, 9 p.m., HMM [movie]
A Little Christmas Charm, 10 p.m., HMM [movie]
Your Honor: Season 1 () 10 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Dec. 7
A Suitable Boy: Season 1 (2020) 70% Acorn TV
Light Speed: Season 1, YouTube Originals
The Santa Squad (2020) 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Nurses: Season 1 (2020) 20% 10 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Emicida: AmarElo - É Tudo Pra Ontem (2020) Netflix [movie]
Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers, Netflix
Lovestruck in the City: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure, Netflix
40 Years a Prisoner (2020) 93% 9 p.m., HBO [movie]
A Christmas for Mary, 9 p.m., OWN [movie]

Wednesday, Dec. 9
L'Incredibile storia dell'Isola Delle Rose (2020) 78% Netflix [movie]
The Trial of Christine Keeler: Season 1 (2019) 77% HBO Max
The Surgeon's Cut: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: The True Meaning of Christmas Togetherness Funtime (2020) Netflix
() % Netflix
The Challenge: Double Agents, 8 p.m., MTV
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical! (2020) 13% 8 p.m., NBC
The Great Christmas Light Fight: Season 8, 8 p.m., ABC
Greatest Holiday Commercial Countdown 2020, 9 p.m., The CW
Alabama Snake (2020) 64% 9 p.m., HBO [movie]

Thursday, Dec. 10
Let Them All Talk (2020) 88% HBO Max [movie]
Alice in Borderland: Season 1 (2020) 71% Netflix
House of Ho: Season 1 (2020) HBO Max
Funny Boy (2020) 81% Netflix [movie]
Esme & Roy Holiday Special, HBO Max
Haute Dog Holiday Special, HBO Max
Summer Camp Island: Season 3 (2020) HBO Max
White House Christmas Special, 6 p.m., HGTV
One Night Only: The Best of Broadway, 8 p.m., NBC
Silent Night – A Song For The World, 8 p.m., The CW
Time Person of the Year, 10 p.m., NBC

Friday, Dec. 11
I'm Your Woman (2020) 80% Amazon Prime Video [movie]
Wolfwalkers (2020) 99% Apple TV+ [movie]
Curious George: Season 13 (2020) Peacock (returning from hiatus)
Safety (2020) 80% Disney+ [movie]
Adult Material: Season 1 (2020) 92% HBO Max
Giving Voice (2020) 100% Netflix [movie]
() % Amazon Prime Video
Canvas, Netflix [movie]
The Wilds: Season 1 (2020) 92% Amazon Prime Video
The Mess You Leave Behind: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Madagascar: A Little Wild: Season 2, Hulu
Where’s Waldo?: Part 2, Peacock
A Trash Truck Christmas, Netflix
() % Disney+
The Prom (2020) 54% Netflix [movie]
Inn Love by Christmas, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Disney Channel Holiday House Party, 8 p.m., Disney Channel
The Christmas Caroler Challenge: Season 2, 8 p.m., The CW
My Lottery Dream Home: Holiday Extravaganza, 8 p.m., HGTV
Craft in America, 9 p.m., PBS
House Hunters: Outside the Box, 10 p.m., HGTV
Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA., 11 p.m., Comedy Central

Saturday, Dec. 12
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) 96% 8 p.m., HBO [movie]
The Christmas Setup (2020) 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
() 8 p.m., LMN [movie]
Cross Country Christmas, 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
A Glenbrooke Christmas (2020) 9 p.m., HMM [movie]
Toys of Terror (2020) 10 p.m., Syfy [movie]

Sunday, Dec. 13
Pennyworth: Season 2 (2020) 60% Epix
The Netflix Afterparty: The Best Shows of the Worst Year, Netflix
The Walking Dead Holiday Special, AMC+
The Jane Doe Murders, 7 p.m., Oxygen
A Christmas Princess, 7 p.m., UP [movie]
Dashing in December (2020) 7 p.m., Paramount Network [movie]
The Bounce Trumpet Awards: Stand Up, 8 p.m., Bounce
Couples Therapy: The COVID Special, 8 p.m., Showtime
Christmas Comes Twice (2020) 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
A Sugar & Spice Holiday (2020) 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Welcome Home Warrior (2017) 9 p.m., HMM [movie]
Tom Petty: Won’t Back Down, 8 p.m., Reelz
Autopsy: The Last Hours of Tom Petty, 9 p.m., Reelz
The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 5 Reunion Special, 9:15 p.m., Bravo
Life, Death & Money, 10 p.m., Reelz
Desus & Mero: Obama Special, 11:35 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Dec. 14
A California Christmas (2020) 60% Netflix [movie]
Hilda: Season 2 (2020) Netflix
Tiny Pretty Things: Season 1 (2020) 53% Netflix
Will From Home: Season 2, Snapchat
Deliciousness: Season 1, 7 p.m., MTV
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One, 8 p.m., The CW
Lonestar Christmas, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir, 9 p.m., PBS
Haul This House: Season 1, 9 p.m., FYI
Celebrity IOU, 9 p.m., HGTV
The Shot: Race for the Vaccine, 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Dec. 15
Song Exploder: How Music Gets Made: Volume 2 (2020) Netflix
Scene in Black and White, Amazon Prime Video
30 for 30: The Infinite Race, 8 p.m., ESPN [movie]
Walking With Elephants, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
‎Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas with Vanessa Williams, 8 p.m., PBS
Cooking Up Christmas, 9 p.m., OWN [movie]
Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change, 8 p.m., CBS

Wednesday, Dec. 16
The Expanse: Season 5 (2020) 100% Amazon Prime Video
The Ripper: Limited Series (2020) 82% Netflix
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America: Limited Series () Netflix
Anitta: Made in Honório: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (2020) Netflix
Run On: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Vir Das: Outside in - The Lockdown Special (2020) Netflix
Holiday Heartbreak (2020) 6 p.m., BET [movie]
The Art of Political Murder (2019) 100% 9 p.m., HBO [movie]

Thursday, Dec. 17
The Stand: Season 1 (2020) 55% CBS All Access
Total Control: Season 1 (2019) 100% Sundance Now
The Available Wife (2020) UMC [movie]
4 Blocks, Seasons 1-3, HBO Max
Homeschool Musical Class of 2020, HBO Max
Sesame Street: Holiday at Hooper’s, HBO Max
12 Dates of Christmas: Unwrapped, HBO Max
Dogs of the Year, 8 p.m., The CW
Beyond the Pole: Living Under Lockdown, 10 p.m., WE tv

Friday, Dec. 18
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) 97% Netflix [movie]
Sweet Home: Season 1 (2020) 83% Netflix
El Cid: Season 1 (2020) Amazon Prime Video
The Grand Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt, Amazon Prime Video
Arendelle Castle Yule Log, Disney+
Dory’s Reef Cam, Disney+
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special, Hulu
() % Disney+
A Creepshow Holiday Special, Shudder
Raven’s Home: Mad About Yuletide, 8 p.m., Disney Channel
Christmas on the Menu, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Diego Torres Sinfonico, 9:30 p.m., HBO Latino, TNT in Latin America and HBO Max
You’ll Be Home for Christmas, 10 p.m., HGTV

Saturday, Dec. 19
Christmas at Rosemont, 7 p.m., UP [movie]
A Christmas Exchange, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Global Citizen Prize Awards, 8 p.m., NBC
A Christmas Carousel (2020) 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
Letters to Satan Claus (2020) 8 p.m., Syfy [movie]
In Plain Sight (2012) 8 p.m., LMN [movie]
Swept Up by Christmas, 9 p.m., HMM [movie]

Sunday, Dec. 20
A Christmas Break, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Love, Lights, Hanukkah! (2020) 8 p.m., Hallmark [movie]
Secrets of Royal Travel, 8 p.m., PBS
March of the Polar Bears, 8 p.m., Nat Geo Wild
Garth & Trisha Live!, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Whitney Houston: Story of Her Song, 9 p.m., Reelz
Doomsday: The Missing Children, 9 p.m., ID
Project Christmas Wish (2020) 9 p.m., HMM [movie]
22nd Annual A Home for the Holidays, 9:30 p.m., CBS
Unexpected: Season 4, 10 p.m., TLC
Diana Ross: Story of Her Songs, 10 p.m., Reelz

Monday, Dec. 21
ariana grande: excuse me, i love you (2020) 57% Netflix [movie]
Spotlight on Christmas (2020) 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Let’s Make a Deal Primetime, 8 p.m., CBS
Dr. Pimple Popper: Season’s Squeezings, 9 p.m., TLC

Tuesday, Dec. 22
London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck (2020) Netflix
Rhyme Time Town Singalongs, Netflix
City Hall (2020) 98% 8 p.m., PBS [movie]
The Christmas High Note, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
First Christmas, 9 p.m., OWN [movie]
Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story, 9 p.m., HBO [movie]

Wednesday, Dec. 23
The Midnight Sky (2020) 50% Netflix [movie]
Your Name Engraved Herein (2020) 88% Netflix [movie]
Christmas at the Castle, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]

Thursday, Dec. 24
A Music Lover’s Guide to Murdoch Mysteries, Acorn TV
Shadow Lines, Sundance Now

Friday, Dec. 25
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) 58% HBO Max [movie]
Sylvie's Love (2020) 93% Amazon Prime Video [movie]
Soul (2020) 95% Disney+ [movie]
Bridgerton: Season 1 (2020) 87% Netflix
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian — Making of Season Two, Disney+
Burrow, Disney+
My Sweet Holiday, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Call the Midwife Holiday Special, 9 p.m., PBS
Surprising Santa Claus, 9 p.m., HGTV

Saturday, Dec. 26
DNA (2020) 86% Netflix [movie]
Letterkenny: Season 9 (2020) Hulu
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Sahara, Netflix
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3, Netflix
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone, Netflix

Sunday, Dec. 27
Death to 2020 (2020) 40% Netflix [movie]
The Masked Dancer: Season 1 (2020) 8 p.m., Fox
Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line, 9 p.m., Food Network
Shameless Hall of Shame, 9 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Dec. 28
Cops and Robbers, Netflix
Atlanta Justice: Season 1, 9 p.m., ID
Kids Baking Championship: Season 9, 9 p.m., Food Network

Tuesday, Dec. 29
Peace Out 2020, 3 p.m., Facebook Watch
Popstar’s Best Of 2020, 8 p.m., The CW
7 Little Johnstons, 8 p.m., TLC
The Year: 2020, 9 p.m., ABC
Master Distiller: Season 2, 9 p.m., Discovery
Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Masters, 9 p.m., PBS
Streets of Dreams with Marcus Lemonis, 10 p.m., CNBC
Lone Star Law: Patrol and Protect: Season 1, 10 p.m., Discovery

Wednesday, Dec. 30
Vikings: Season 6 (2019) 100% Amazon Prime Video (returning from hiatus and moving channels)
Best Leftovers Ever!: Season 1 (2020) Netflix
Equinox: Season 1 () 100% Netflix
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Earthrise: Earthrise (2020) 86% Netflix
Yearly Departed (2020) 80% Amazon Prime Video
My 600-LB Life: Season 9, 8 p.m., TLC
Heroes On The Front Line, 8 p.m., The CW
True Conviction: Season 3, 10 p.m., ID

Thursday, Dec. 31
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 (2020) 68% Netflix
Alaska Is a Drag (2017) Netflix [movie]
Cleaning Up: Season 1 (2019) 92% Sundance Now
The Watch: Season 1 (2021) 53% AMC+
Best of Stand-Up 2020, Netflix
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021, 8 p.m., ABC
United In Song: A Celebration of America’s Resilience, 8 p.m., PBS
Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021: Part 1, 8 p.m., Fox
Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021: Part 2, 11 p.m., Fox


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Also: Renewed & Cancelled

November’s not only turkey time, but it also marks the start of the holiday shopping season — which means some exciting new titles will be heading to DVD and Blu-ray this month. Check out Rotten Tomatoes picks’ for what to binge-watch in November, whether you’re trying to catch up on a show in time for the next season, looking for a new series to stream over a long weekend, or giving something a try before you re-gift it as a stocking stuffer next month!


Better Call Saul: Season 1 (2015) 97%

What it is: Before he was Saul Goodman, Albuquerque’s shadiest (and funniest) lawyer was Jimmy McGill aka “Slipping Jimmy” (Bob Odenkirk) in AMC’s Breaking Bad prequel.

Why you should watch it: Essential viewing for Breaking Bad fans, Better Call Saul is also a stand-alone drama, engrossing and darkly comic, with knock-out performances by Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks. The complete first season hits DVD on Nov. 10, so you better binge Saul!

Where to watch: All ten episodes of season one are also available on Amazon, Google PlayiTunes, PlayStation VideoVudu, and Xbox Video.

Commitment: About nine hours.


The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (2015) 95%

What it is: Based on a Philip K. Dick novel, this show of the same name tells an alternate history of the Axis Powers winning World War II and the resistance movement growing throughout America in the early 1960s.

Why you should watch it: By executive producer Ridley Scott, The Man in the High Castle is unlike anything else on TV, with an immediately engrossing plot driven by quickly developed characters. Part of Amazon’s fourth “pilot season,” this fully realized post-war dystopia was the best-reviewed show of the lot in 2014.

Where to watch: The complete first season will be available on Amazon Prime on Friday, Nov. 20.

Commitment: 10 hours.


Inside Amy Schumer: Season 3 (2015) 100%

What it is: Comedy Central’s half-hour sketch show features a series of vignettes — many of which feature the comic’s biting feminist commentary — strung together by Schumer’s hilarious woman-on-the-street interviews.

Why you should watch it: Three seasons in, Trainwreck star Schumer is finally a household name, thanks in large part to a handful of sketches that went viral this year, including her parody of 12 Angry Men starring Paul Giamatti and the show’s musical spoof of One Direction’s “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful.”

Where to watch: All three season are available on Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, PlayStation Video, and Vudu. The DVD of season three hits the streets on Nov. 24.

Commitment: 15 hours.


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What it is: Based on the award-winning novels by Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall recounts the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, as observed by Thomas Cromwell during his own ascension within the court of Henry VIII.

Why you should watch it: Mark Rylance‘s performance as Cromwell is enough reason to watch, but Damian Lewis and Claire Foy are also not to be missed. An exceptional supporting cast brings this cutthroat Tudor world to vivid life.

Where to watch: Season one is currently available on Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and Xbox Video, as well as DVD and Blu-ray. It will also arrive on Amazon Prime on Nov. 11.

Commitment: Six hours.


Master of None: Season 1 (2015) 100%

Master of None

What it is: Aziz Ansari is the creator of Master of None, a new show on Netflix that is loosely based on his life. We follow Dev as he makes his way in NYC as an actor who, along with his friends, discovers what 30-something means today.

Why you should watch it: For all those that fell in love with Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation, you will see a more nuanced, intimate kind of Ansari love here. Master of None’s cultural commentary is on-point, the weirdness of today’s romantic struggles are highlighted in all their awkward glory, and the cast is a talented bunch. Binge your hearts out; it’s a funny, sweet, neurotic ride.

Where to watch: Season one will be available on Nov. 6 exclusively on Netflix.

Commitment: Five hours.


Mr. Show With Bob and David: Season 1 () 100%

What it is: Before Bob Odenkirk and David Cross broke through with Breaking Bad and Arrested Development, respectively, they were the oddball duo behind Mr. Show, an anarchic sketch comedy that blended goofiness and edginess in a way that resembles Chappelle’s Show for the indie rock set.

Why you should watch it: Since W/ Bob & David is premiering on Netflix on Nov. 13, now’s as good a time as any to dive into one of the weirdest programs of the mid to late 1990s. For inspired randomness, absurdist satire, and some of the best segues in television history, you can’t beat Mr. Show. In addition to its leading men, the show served as an incubator for a number of the brightest lights of alt-comedy, including Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, and Scott Aukerman.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, and DVD.

Commitment: 15 hours.


Black Sails: Season 2 (2015) 100%

What it is: Starz’s Black Sails is a period drama that follows the trials and triumphs of the most notorious men to sail the seven seas during piracy’s golden age.

Why you should watch it: This prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island offers a grittier take on the usual swashbuckling fare we’ve come to expect from our famous pirates.  So you can count on the action to build as the intrigue deepens.  With two seasons under its belt, there is already plenty of adventure to be had before Black Sails comes back for a third season in January 2016.

Where to watch: Both seasons are on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation Video, Starz Play (with cable subscription), VuduXbox Video, and Xfinity (with cable subscription), and season two hits DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 3.

Commitment: 18 hours.


Getting On: Season 2 (2010) 100%

What it is: The adaptation of the UK BBC comedy series of the same name showcases the careers and personal lives of doctors and nurses in a Long Beach hospital extended-care wing.

Why you should watch it: Folks who like their brilliant slapstick comedy to suddenly jolt you with empathy and smash your heart against the wall — and watch it slither to the floor where it gets rolled over by a squeaky, old wheelchair occupied by a vibrant but terminally-ill senior citizen who screams something naughty as she begins to dance naked in the hallways of the hospital wing, bringing you to tears of laughter once again — will love Getting On.

Where to watch: Season three premieres Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. on HBO. The first two seasons are streaming on Amazon, Google PlayHBO Go (with subscription), iTunes, Playstation Video, Vudu, and Xfinity (with cable subscription).

Commitment: Six hours.


Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1 (2014) 82%

What it is: In this animated series, Mike Tyson (voiced by Tyson himself) embarks on a series of hilarious investigations with his adopted Korean daughter, an irritable ghost, and a vulgar talking pigeon in tow. Their shenanigans take them everywhere from Cormac McCarthy’s ranch to outer space.

Why you should watch it: Mike Tyson appears to have embraced his newly reformed public persona as a big, unpredictable teddy bear with a knack for self-parody and just a touch of insanity. Mike Tyson Mysteries takes full advantage of this, and the result is an absurd comedy that alternates between high concept Scooby-Doo-esque hijinks and upended sitcom tropes. In other words, if you’re an Adult Swim fan, this will fit right into your schedule, and since the second season premieres on Sunday, it’s the perfect time to catch up.

Where to watch: The Adult Swim website has the first four episodes and the season finale of season one available to watch, and you can get the rest on AmazonGoogle PlayiTunes, or Vudu. You can also purchase the first season (uncensored) on DVD.

Commitment: Each episode is only 11 or 12 minutes long, so you should be able to finish the whole season in two hours.


Last Tango in Halifax: Season 3 (2014) 100%

What it is: In this touching British comedy-drama, Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid play school-day sweethearts who fall in love 60 years later, after the spouses of each have passed.

Why you should watch it: It’s a series about maturation, relationships, mistakes, forgiveness, and the metamorphoses that accompany such change, for those directly involved and for their often dysfunctional families. Influenced by writer Sally Wainwright’s mother’s second marriage, the life-changing events play out fervidly with understated realism. In a time when sensationalism and special effects can dominate the airwaves, Halifax brings an invigorating genuineness to relationships with subtle profundity.

Where to watch: Seasons one through three two are available on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu. Seasons one and two are also on Netflix.

Commitment: 18 hours. 

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