By DRWHO42, Mario Wario, and Alyssa
Sundays so far has proven to be a night that keeps on setting the tone for the week, while also offering a perfect distraction from the weekend blues before the workweek begins. Sunday night is basically a lovely buffet with Supergirl, Charmed, and Doctor Who leading the way.
Speaking of Doctor Who, there is a 13th Doctor marathon on BBC America this Sunday morning; a perfect way to relive the excitement of this season and to introduce others to the series before the next episode airs Sunday evening.
The past week in TV was met with mixed emotions of sadness with the departure of Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead. Yet the excitement level was high due to seeing a noticeably older (spoiler alert!) Judith take out a few walkers with great precision, while she saves a group of new survivors. The series just had a major time jump, so this will lead to a whole new set of challenges/storytelling as the Walkers seem to have begun to evolve (wait…what…evolve???).
For those interested in outer space, this week will feature a mixture of adventures and real-science. First is the new sci-fi series Origin on YouTube; the trailers for this new series do look great. The National Geographic Channel, meanwhile, will be the network to check out, due to a number of great offerings this week which is highlighted by the second season premiere of Mars. Also premiering on the channel this week will be Startalk which is returning for a fifth season.
There are even more great stuff dropping this week, but for the young ones/family viewing. First up is She-Ra and the Princess of Power, the re-envisioned animation series on Netflix and Hulu’s Hollie Hobby. She-Ra was heavily promoted at New York Comic Con last month that included an interactive booth, panel, and nice swag for the children to collect.
As always, Netflix has multiple new shows to check out, as well as new movies which you will see in our listing. We are looking forward to the return of the popular Narcos series which is back for a fourth season.
A notable mention this week is Blask-ish as this series will celebrate a television milestone: its 100th episode. By the way, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey’s Anatomy, both are heading into hiatus for the remainder of the fall season after this week.
Lastly, The Last Ship completes its mission this week as the series comes to a final conclusion.
And finally, the TV conversation does not end here, so we encourage you to join us by visiting the FoCC forum.
New: Doctor Who (so good it will be here for the full run)
On-going: Ray Donovan, Sabrina, The Walking Dead, Black Lightning, The Flash, Blindspot, The Gifted, Manifest, FBI, 9-1-1, Big Bang Theory, Castle Rock, Supergirl, Charmed, Arrow, Black-ish, Daredevil, Lore
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, Luke Cage, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie, Lost in Space (finished and re-watching)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: She-ra and the Princesses of Power.
On-going: Legends of Tomorrow, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Supergirl, Arrow, Daredevil, Doctor Who, The Flash, Black Lightning, Star Wars Resistance and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: Altered Carbon, Voltron (S07) Castle Rock, and Luke Cage (Season 2).
Alyssa’s picks for OverTheAir(OTA) and Streaming:
OTA new: The Rookie, Gifted, God Friended Me, 911, Manifest, FBI, NCIS shows, Madam Secretary, Survivor & Hell’s Kitchen.
Stream: MARS and Origin,
Editor’s note: all times listed below are Eastern and Nerd/Geek interest are highlighted in PINK.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
SHOWTIME The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth [3rd Season Finale]
E! The E! People’s Choice Awards [Two-Hour Special Presentation; Also on SYFY and USA]
TNT The Last Ship: Commitment [Series Finale]
SHOWTIME Kidding: Some Day [1st Season Finale]
HISTORY Special: Rescue Trucks [Special Presentation]
HBO Sally4ever: Episode 1 [Series Premiere]
Written and directed by Julia Davis, Sally4Ever stars Catherine Shepherd as Sally, a marketer who’s lived a dull suburban life with her boyfriend for a decade. On the night he proposes, Sally embarks on a wild affair with Emma (Davis), a seductive actress, singer, musician, poet and author. Before Sally knows it, Emma has moved in, rearranged the furniture, and her life. Click here for more information.
Monday, November 12, 2018
SMITH China From Above [Series Premiere]
China is a country of staggering contrasts, from its ancient civilization to its bustling skyscrapers and from its steep river valleys to its harsh desert landscapes. Embark on an epic cross-country journey, spanning 5,000 years of history and soaring over natural wonders like Mount Everest and man-made marvels like the Great Wall of China. With breathtaking aerial views and on-the-ground human stories, witness this remarkable nation like never before. Click here for more information.
NGC Mars [2nd Season Premiere]
NGC Explorer [11th Season Premiere]
NGC Startalk [5th Season Premiere]
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
NETFLIX Warrior [Season One Premiere]
A war veteran plagued by guilt over his final mission teams up with his best friend’s widow to infiltrate a dangerous Copenhagen biker gang. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX She-ra and the Princesses of Power: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
Soldier Adora finds a magic sword — and her identity as legendary hero She-Ra. She joins the Rebellion, but her best friend stays with the evil Horde. Click here for more information.
PBS We’ll Meet Again: Saved in Vietnam [2nd Season Premiere]
ABC Black-ish: Purple Rain [100th Episode]
PBS Native America: New World Rising [1st Season Finale – Special Time]
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
YOUTUBE Origin [Series Premiere]
From the producers of The Crown & producers of Lost comes Origin, a chilling new original series that follows a group of troubled passengers as they wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space. Each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet, they’re determined to survive at all costs. Click here for more information.
ABC The 52nd Annual CMA Awards [Three-Hour Special Presentation]
Thursday, November 15, 2018
NETFLIX May The Devil Take You [ Feature Film Special Presentation]
Hoping to find answers to her estranged father’s mysterious illness, a young woman visits his old villa and uncovers a horrifying truth from the past. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Crew [Feature Film Special Presentation]
After an unexpected misstep, a crew of skilled Parisian robbers find themselves forced to carry out a daring heist for a powerful crime organization. Click here for more information.
SONY CRACKLE Supermansion: A Prayer for Mr. T: The Supermansion Thanksgiving Special [Special Presentation]
HULU I Love You, America [2nd Season Finale]
ID The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead: While you Slept [New Episode – Special Time]
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Blowin’ in the Wind [15th Season Fall Finale]
ABC How To Get Away With Murder: I Want to Love You Until the Day I Die [5th Season Fall Finale]
Friday, November 16, 2018
AMAZON A Head Full of Dreams [Special Presentation]
In November, Coldplay will release a new documentary called A Head Full Of Dreams, which charts their two decades together so far. It is directed by Mat Whitecross, who’s been filming the band since their very first rehearsal. Click here for more information.
AMAZON Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny S1a [Special Presentation]
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny is the newest story from DreamWorks’ Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning franchise. It follows the story of Po who faces one of his biggest challenges yet, which is to teach four panda kids how to wield their newfound chi powers in order to save the world from an evil force. Click here for more information.
HULU The Bisexual [Complete First Season/Series Premiere]
Akhavan named the show to explore her own discomfort with bisexuality as a label and identity, as well as the broader cultural attitude towards the term. Click here for more information.
HULU Holly Hobbie [Complete First Season/Series Premiere]
Holly Hobbie might appear to be just a young farm girl living in small-town U.S.A, but on the inside, she’s a hero for our time. Now that Holly’s hit her teens, helping others is more complicated than it looks. From saving her grandma’s café, to supporting her bestie and navigating young love, Holly may save the world someday, but she’s going to start with her own small town. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Kominsky Method [Complete First Season/Series Premiere]
Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older. Click here for more information.
AMAZON Mirzapur [Complete First Season/Series Premiere]
The iron-fisted Akhandanand Tripathi is a millionaire carpet exporter and the mafia don of Mirzapur. His son, Munna, is an unworthy, power-hungry heir who will stop at nothing to inherit his father’s legacy. An incident at a wedding procession forces him to cross paths with Ramakant Pandit, an upstanding lawyer, and his sons, Guddu and Bablu. It snowballs into a game of ambition, power and greed that threatens the fabric of this lawless city. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Narcos [Complete Fourth Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Cam [Feature Film Special Presentation]
After a look-alike takes over her account, a cam girl with a growing fan base sets out to identify the mysterious culprit and reclaim her own identity. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [Feature Film Special Presentation]
Ranging from absurd to profound, these Western vignettes from the Coen brothers follow the adventures of outlaws and settlers on the American frontier. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Princess Switch [Feature Film Special Presentation]
When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Ponysitters Club [Complete Second Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Prince of Peoria [Complete First Season/Series Premiere]
A prankster prince who wants to experience life as an ordinary teen leaves his kingdom to live incognito with a single mom and her studious son. Click here for more information.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
SUNDANCE Deutschland 86: Total Onslaught [2nd Season Finale]
NICK Henry Danger: Thumb War, Parts 1 & 2 [One-Hour Special Presentation]
ID Special: A Murder In Mansfield [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
SHOWTIME Shut Up and Dribble [1st Season Finale]