What to Watch This Week | November 13–19
CableTV.com’s fab viewing recommendations for shows, movies, sports, and more on TV this week.
Finally, the actors’ strike is over—so what does this mean for you, entertainment consumer? Right now, not much. TV and movie production is back in full force today, but the new stuff won’t be rolling out until early 2024, so you’ll still see some foreign filler on your screens for a while (What to Watch has a couple of examples this week). Courage.
This week’s What to Watch recs include new mystery series A Murder at the End of the World, the return of The Crown, the American premieres of NCIS: Sydney and Ghosts (U.K.), new comedy Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain, and CFL Grey Cup football action. Get watching!
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What’s premiering this week
A Murder at the End of the World | Hulu | Drama
Miniseries premiere, Tuesday, November 14: Still trying to figure out The OA? The latest series from show creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij is a more grounded affair—and that grounding is Knives Out. Nine guests are invited to a remote compound by a billionaire (Clive Owen), but one winds up dead. Was it an accident? Did you not notice the title? An amateur detective/hacker among the guests (Emma Corin) must identify the murderer before they can kill again and further ruin a pleasant vacation.
CFL 110th Grey Cup | CFL+ | Sports, football
Coverage begins Sunday, November 19: Live from Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario, it’s the Canadian Football League’s 110th Grey Cup championship game. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will take on the Montreal Alouettes in the 2023 battle for Canadian football supremacy, the first Grey Cup since 2021 (they’re more laid-back in Canada). In a perplexingly un-Canadian move, American pop-punkers Green Day will perform in the game’s halftime show, which seems as odd as inviting Rush to the Super Bowl.
What to watch on Netflix this week
The Crown | Netflix | Drama
Season 6 premiere, Thursday, November 16: Netflix is still splitting up the new seasons of its most popular shows to keep you hanging onto that subscription for one more month: The Crown’s sixth and final season (which covers 1997–2005) will premiere in November with four episodes, with the last six arriving on December 14. Joining the historical drama are Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton and Ed McVey as Prince William. Just imagine a seventh season with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry playing themselves.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off | Netflix | Anime
Series premiere, Friday, November 17: Is this new animated series based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels or the classic 2010 live-action movie? It’s both—the worlds have finally collided! The eight-episode Scott Pilgrim Takes Off will feature all the actor voices of the movie’s characters, including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman, Alison Pill, Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, and Ellen Wong (Knives Chau forever!).
What to watch on Peacock this week
Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain | Peacock | Comedy
Movie premiere, Friday, November 17: You know Martin Herlihy, John Higgins, and Ben Marshall as Please Don’t Destroy, the Digital Shorts guys of Saturday Night Live. They’re great at three-minute vignettes, but can they carry a full-length movie? They’ll do fine; don’t worry about it. The Judd Apatow-produced Treasure of Foggy Mountain finds the trio searching for gold while fighting off a cult leader (Bowen Yang), park rangers, and … hairless bears?
The Invisible Man | Peacock | Drama, horror
Movie, now streaming: If you missed it the first time around, The Invisible Man was one of 2020’s scariest psychological thrillers—well, that, and COVID life in general. The story of Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale) trying to escape an abusive relationship with a man who has the power of invisibility is not only sci-fi but also illustrates the very real horrors of stalking, gaslighting, and trauma. As always, Moss is tormentedly fantastic; Vulture has even dubbed her “Our Lady of Ruined Eye Makeup.”
What to watch on Paramount+ this week
Series premiere, Tuesday, November 14: The writers’ and actors’ strikes may finally be over, but we’re still months away from seeing any new episodes of our TV favorites. To salvage what’s left of the fall TV season, CBS has been serving up leftovers from the Paramount fridge, like Yellowstone, the original British Ghosts (more on that in a scroll), and now NCIS: Sydney, an international franchise spinoff first aired on Paramount+ Australia. It’s just like your usual NCIS but with slightly discernable Aussie accents.
U.S. premiere, Thursday, November 16: Hit CBS comedy Ghosts premiered in 2021, but the premise was borrowed from a 2019 BBC One series that’s produced 33 episodes over five seasons and is still on the air. You’ll recognize most of the characters, but there are tonal differences between the U.S. and U.K. versions: U.S. Ghosts leans as goofy and lighthearted as a show about dead people can, while U.K. Ghosts is a drier and darker comedy with very discernable British accents. Hey, beats another rerun.
W2W wildcards of the week
Miniseries premiere, Monday, November 13: Sharp business biopic BlackBerry was released as a movie earlier in 2023, but now it’s been expanded into a three-episode miniseries for AMC. If you liked it, you’ll get 16 extra minutes of story. BlackBerry was riding high in the early ’00s until the arrival of the iPhone and in-company malfeasance brought the mobile phone company down, all played to powerful effect by Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton as nerdy co-inventor Mike Lazaridis and ruthless co-CEO Jim Balsillie.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters | Apple TV+ | Drama, sci-fi
Series premiere, Friday, November 17: Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse franchise began with the 2014 movie Godzilla; Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is a sorta-sequel to that epic. The 10-episode series follows siblings Cate (Anna Sawai) and Kentaro (Ren Watabe) as they investigate the mysterious Monarch organization, and also employs the neat trick of story-jumping between the 1950s and now by having Wyatt Russell and his father Kurt Russell play the same character. Two episodes stream on November 17.
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