By Scott C. & DRWHO42
So, here we are with the last TV article in 2020. As such, where did the time go? Yet, with 2020 being quite the year for all of us, perhaps it is a good thing that this year is ending soon. Frankly, this Covid-19 pandemic sucks, no doubt about it. But with two highly-effective Covid-19 vaccines currently hitting the market so quickly (which Operation Warp Speed made possible; and many determined to end the nightmare as well), and more vaccines to come from other companies. Maybe we all can get together at a comic con (safely!) sometime next year, and life gets better soon overall. Just keep crossing those fingers, everyone. Anything could happen between now or later.
As for the next few weeks on TV, which is the main reason why you all are here, so here are a few shows and movies you should check out.
And let’s begin with Christmas Day (December 25th), and wow, does this holiday have a few things to check out! For instance, HBO Max will have Wonder Woman 1984 (so will select theaters opened across the U.S.), the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman movie. The sequel film is directed by Patty Jenkins, with Gal Gadot starring as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman once again. Also in it is Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, and the Mandalorian himself, Pedro Pascal. Overall, if you have HBO Max, you are good to go to watch the new movie in your own home for a month without an additional charge.
Over on Disney+, the Mouse will have two things to watch: the animated movie Soul by Pixar and the one-hour documentary special Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – Making of Season 2. Soul has Jamie Foxx as Joe Gardner with Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Richard Ayoade, and Sam Lavagnino. The Mandalorian documentary is, well, all about the show’s second season. In general, the second season of The Mandalorian was quite something to watch! Now, is it the best ongoing series thus far? Perhaps, but we’ll leave that up to you to answer that question.
On Sunday night, December 27th, Epix’s Pennyworth series hits its winter break after airing back-to-back episodes, with the winter finale airing at 10 p.m. ET. Hopefully, this winter break is not a long one.
On Monday, December 28th, the BBC and HBO series His Dark Materials sees its second season conclude on HBO at 9 p.m. ET. So far, there has been no official word regarding a third season renewal. (Update 12/22/20: There is a third season officially coming, after all.)
Then we have Vikings concluding its run on Amazon Prime and Transformers: War for Cybertron second season debuting on Netflix. Both are watchable on the morning of Wednesday, December 30th.
On Thursday morning, December 31st, Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina concludes its series run for good.
As always, New Year’s Eve will have plenty of programming to check out to ring in the new year. The listing below will be your guide to celebrate all things 2021.
Last but not least, New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1st, 2021) has a timeless treat for all Doctor Who fans everywhere in the U.S. Airing on BBC America at 8 p.m. ET, be sure to watch Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks holiday special. Yes, Jodie Whittaker is back playing as the Doctor.
So, what will you be watching these next two weeks? As always, do let us know what you’ll be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. Also don’t forget that the rest of the TV schedule is listed below. Of course, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We will see you all in 2021.
New: Doctor Who, Wonder Woman 1984!!
On-going: FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, His Dark Materials, Big Sky, The Crown, Young Sheldon, Mandalorian, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Umbrella Academy, Star Trek: Discovery, Cursed, Warrior Nun, Fear The Walking Dead!!, Doom Patrol, Stargirl, The Right Stuff.
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Doctor Who, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Wonder Woman 1984, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – Making of Season 2, Doctor Who, Soul.
On-going: Star Trek: Discovery, Shameless, Pennyworth.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER. Please know that January 2nd, 2021, was skipped due to the lack of content that weren’t ‘nerdy’ enough.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
CBS 22nd Annual a Home for the Holidays [One-Hour Special]
Monday, December 21, 2020
NETFLIX Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You [Documentary Film About the Singer Ariana Grande]
FOX Next: File #8 [New Episode on Different Night & Time]
TBS American Dad: Yule. Tide. Repeat. [Special]
VICE While the Rest of us Die: Brace for Impact [1st Season Finale]
HBO Industry: Reduction in Force [1st Season Finale]
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
NETFLIX Rhyme Time Town Singalongs: Season 1 [Series Premiere / Animated]
Love snackable, snap-worthy songs? Sing along with the Rhyme Time Town friends as they use their imaginations and flex their problem-solving skills! Click here for more information.
FOX NEXT: File #9 / File #10 [Two-Hour Series Finale]
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
NETFLIX The Midnight Sky [Movie]
In the aftermath of a global catastrophe, a lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts with a warning not to return to Earth. Click here for more information.
TBS The Misery Index: The $50,000 Misery Index Holiday Special [2nd Season Finale]
Thursday, December 24, 2020
SUNDANCE Now Shadow Lines [Season 1 / Series Premiere Based during the Cold War in the 1950s]
HBO MAX Summer Camp Island: Yetis [3rd Season Finale / Animated]
Friday, December 25, 2020
AMAZON Sylvie’s Love [Movie]
When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Bridgerton [Season 1 / Series Premiere]
The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – Making of Season 2 [1-Hour Documentary]
DISNEY+ Soul [Animated Movie]
What is it that makes you…YOU? This December, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions. Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX We Can Be Heroes [Family Movie]
When alien invaders capture Earth’s superheroes, their kids must learn to work together to save their parents — and the planet. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Sparkshorts: Burrow [Documentary]
The Pixar Animation Studios short film series designed to discover new storytellers and explore new storytelling techniques from across the studio. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX Wonder Woman 1984 [Movie]
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes. Click here for more information.
PBS Call The Midwife: Holiday Special
Saturday, December 26, 2020
HULU Letterkenny [9th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Detention [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Fast & Furious Spy Racers [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Go! Go! Cory Carson [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Magic School Bus Rides Again in the Zone [Special]
AMAZON San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, December 27, 2020
NETFLIX Death To 2020 [Special]
A comedic look at the year we all want to end through the eyes of the worst-informed commentators you’ll ever meet. From the creators of “Black Mirror.” Click here for more information.
CARTOON DC Super Hero Girls: #freshprincessofrenfaire [1st Season Finale]
FOX 2021 Winter Preview
EPIX Pennyworth: The Hunted FOX [2nd Season Winter Finale]
Monday, December 28, 2020
HBO His Dark Materials: Aesahaettr [2nd Season Finale]
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
HULU A Teacher: Episode 10 [1st Season Finale]
THE CW Popstar’s Best of 2020 [One-Hour Special]
ABC The Year: 2020 [Two-Hour Special]
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
AMAZON Yearly Departed
Comedy special features eulogies for the year 2020 with a line-up of all-women comedians discussing everything from casual sex to beige Band-Aids and everything in between that we’ve “lost” in 2020. Click here for more information.
AMAZON Vikings: Part 2 [Series Finale]
NETFLIX Equinox [Season 1 / Series Premiere]
Haunted by visions after her sister vanished with her classmates 21 years before, Astrid begins an investigation that uncovers the dark, eerie truth. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Rope Curse 2 [Movie]
After a purification ritual unravels, a conflicted Taoist priest attempts to help a lonely young psychic whose aunt is possessed by a powerful demon. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Earthrise [2nd Season Premiere]
YOUTUBE 30 Days With: Why Don’t We [1st Season Finale]
THE CW The Heroes on the Front Line [One-Hour Special]
Thursday, December 31, 2020
NETFLIX Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 [Series Finale]
NETFLIX Best of Stand-Up 2020
CBSAA Texas 6 [1st Season Finale]
ABC Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021 – Part 1
FOX New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021, Part One
NBC Countdown to 2021
ABC Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021 – Part 2
NBC New Year’s Eve Special (Part 1)
YOUTUBE Hello 2021: Americas (Live)
FOX New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021, Part Two
ABC Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021 – Part 1
NBC New Year’s Eve Special (Part 2)
Friday, January 01, 2021
ABC Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021 – Part 2
NETFLIX Cobra Kai [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Headspace Guide to Meditation [Season 1 / Series Premiere]
NETFLIX What Happened to Mr. Cha? [Movie]
With the peak of his career long behind him, an actor clings to his past glory — until a sudden wake-up call forces him to face who he’s become. Click here for more information.
FACEBOOK Kinderfänger [1st Season Finale]
BBCA Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks [Holiday Special]