By Alyssa, DRWHO42, and Scott
As the title indicates, there’s two promising new kid-friendly animation series, and the return of Netflix’s blockbuster She-ra and the Princesses of Power is on our radar this week. The reportedly stunning adaptation of Dr Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham follow the beloved characters on a road trip that has been likened to the classic 1987 movie Plans, Trains and Automobiles. The stunning cast of Adam DeVine, Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Tracy Morgan and Keegan-Michael Key as the Narrator, are sure to provide depth to the gorgeous visuals. Another animated/kid-friendly series we’re interested in is The Rocketeer. While it doesn’t have the star power or literary chops of Green Eggs and Ham, the animation and fun nature of the series encourages giving it a look.
The last, more adult-centric new show with a decidedly ‘kid’ twist is HBO’s His Dark Materials. Fromreview, “Based on the religiously skeptical trilogy by Philip Pullman, is a story about witches and giant polar bears, magic (or quasi-magic) dust and actual spirit animals … it is a story about parallel worlds, alike and yet wildly different, separated by an imperceptible barrier: the worlds of childhood and adulthood.” We ‘hearty recommend’ giving this series a go this Monday night! The cast is fantastic, as are the visuals and story.
The End of The F***ing World returns this week, as well as many more series returning this week. Yet FX’s Mayans M.C. wraps up its season on Tuesday. We also say a final goodbye to the PBS show The Durrells in Corfu and Showtimes’ The Affair.
One last plug for our favorite series is Amazon’s Jack Ryan, as season two is out now which means it’s binge worthy! We don’t know about our readers, but we are overwhelmed by the amount of series stacked up on our DVR’s, thanks to the recent launch of Apple TV+, the other streaming services showcasing their own shows, and let’s not forget that Disney+ will be launching this November 12th. Overall, it’s time for some serious binging!
That is it for now. What will you be watching this week? Do let us know when visiting the FoCC forum, and we hope you all have a great week ahead!
New: His Dark Materials
On-going: Jack Ryan, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, Arrow, Treadstone, Emergence, Evil, 9-1-1, Prodigal Son, FBI, Fresh off the Boat, Mixed-ish, Black-ish, Stumptown, SNL, Criminal:UK, Titans, The Rain, Hanna
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Supernatural, Lost in Space & Strike Back (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: She-ra and the Princesses of Power, Conan Without Borders.
On-going: Silicon Valley, Watchmen, Treadstone, AHS: 1984, TWD, DC/CW shows, Mr. Robot, and Supernatural.
Binge / Stack: Jack Ryan (Season 2)
Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (OTA), Hulu, and Amazon Prime:
OTA: Prodigal Son, All Rise, Emergence, Evil, and Stumptown,
Stream: Zomboat!, Jack Ryan
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK.
Sunday, November 03, 2019
NFLN Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars [London Game]
PBS The Durrells in Corfu: Episode Six [Series Finale]
STARZ Power: No One Can Stop Me [6th Season Fall Finale]
SHOWTIME The Affair: Episode 11 [Series Finale]
MTV 2019 MTV Ema’s [Two-Hour Special]
Monday, November 04, 2019
NETFLIX The Devil Next Door [Documentary That’s About Ivan the Terrible]
ID The Devil Speaks: Evil In East Texas [2nd Season Premiere]
HBO His Dark Materials [Series Premiere]
Based on author Philip Pullman’s beloved trilogy, His Dark Materials follows Lyra, a brave young woman from another world. Lyra’s quest to find her kidnapped friend leads her to uncover a sinister plot of a secret organization, encounter extraordinary beings and protect dangerous secrets. Click here for more information
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
NETFLIX The End of The F***ing World [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby [Stand-Up Special]
NETFLIX She-ra and the Princesses of Power [Complete 4th Season Premiere]
ABC The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!
FX Mayans M.C.: Hunahpu [2nd Season Finale]
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
NETFLIX Scams [Special]
Hit hard by the Lehman shock, a well-meaning young man joins a phone scam operation and gets increasingly embroiled in the underworld. Click here for more information.
YOUTUBE Virtually History [Special]
WGN Dog’s Most Wanted: Farewell to a Queen [1st Season Finale]
HBO The Apollo [Special]
Thursday, November 07, 2019
TBS Conan Without Borders: Ghana [One-Hour Special]
Friday, November 08, 2019
AMAZON One Child Nation [Documentary About China’s One-Child Policy]
NETFLIX Distrito Salvaje [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 2 [Bakers Face off in a 10-Week Competition]
NETFLIX Green Eggs And Ham [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Family]
On a road trip to save an endangered animal, polar opposites Guy and Sam learn to try new things like friendship — and a certain delectable dish. Staring Michael Douglas, Adam Devine, Keegan-Michael Key Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Paradise Beach [Movie / Mature Audience]
Mehdi gets out of prison, planning to settle old scores. But first, he must reconnect with his gang, now living in an idyllic beach resort in Thailand. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Greatest Events of WWII in HD Color [Special]
Disney The Rocketeer: First Flight/Pilot Error [Series Premiere / Animated / Family]
A girl inherits the persona of The Rocketeer, and with the help of her gadget-building friend they tackle epic adventures. Click here for more information.
ABC High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Sneak Preview [One-Hour Special]
Saturday, November 09, 2019
NETFLIX Little Things [Complete 3rd Season Premiere]
HBO Sesame Street: Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
BBCA Blue Planet Now
EPIX Alive [Special]