The Beatles, “Saved by the Bell” and Christmas lineup kicks off: Here’s what’s streaming to Canadians this week
With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to navigate, choosing what to watch has never been more difficult. To make it easier for you, here are our top tune-up tips for the week ahead.
MONDAY NOV. 22
Dancing with the stars
It’s hard to believe “Dancing with the Stars” will end its 30th season tonight. What won’t be as hard to believe is YouTube personality JoJo Siwa and pro Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy making history as the first gay couple to win the mirror ball trophy (storyline the more likely). Having said that, is that really fair considering JoJo’s dance background? How should “The Talk” co-host Amanda Kloots, instructor Peleton Cody Rigsby and former NBA shooting guard Iman Shumpert compete with this kind of experience? I guess anything can still happen.
Citytv & Citytv.com, 8 p.m. EST
WEDNESDAY NOV. 24
This holiday season, the best gifts come with a bow. 🏹 Watch the new trailer for “Hawkeye” from Marvel Studios and start streaming the original series on November 24 on Disney +: https://bit.ly/2XyBSIW
Marvel’s Hawkeye gets the Disney Plus miniseries treatment, and the two-episode premiere will see Clint Barton (played by Jeremy Renner) team up with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). The story will mainly consist of the transmission of the bow and arrows by the superhero to a new protege.
Halle Berry’s debut film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, where it was one of the hardest tickets to get. Netflix paid a pretty penny to secure the worldwide rights to the film. Berry plays a failed MMA fighter trying to get his career back on track to reclaim custody of his son. The role was originally written for Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”), who reportedly declined, allowing Berry to change the script and take the lead.
How far will you go to protect your own? Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes star in True Story, the gripping journey of two brothers entangled in a world of fame, crime and lies. Watch True Story, a limited series, November 24, only on Netflix.
Kevin Hart shows his serious side while still playing a comedian. His character the Kid seems to be on the road to success until his older brother, Carlton (Wesley Snipes) shows up. Things quickly degenerate into a matter of life and death.
This Italian comedy tells the story of Stella (Aurora Giovinazzo), a clumsy and cynical teenager who counts her age in dog years after a car accident involving a dog. One year of her life counts as seven and now that she is 16, she is a hundred years old.
Amazon Prime Video
THURSDAY NOV. 25
The Beatles: Come Back
The official trailer for #TheBeatlesGetBack is here! The original Disney + docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson, will arrive on Disney + just in time for the Thanksgiving vacation. Made entirely from never-before-seen restored footage, it offers the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and the relationship between John, Paul, George and Ringo ever filmed. Make sure to check them both out, and don’t forget to watch “The Beatles: Get Back” when it takes place over three days, November 25, 26 and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney +.
Directed by three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, this three-part documentary series takes audiences back in time to one of the most pivotal periods in the history of music for The Beatles. In the series trailer, the band rehearse Paul McCartney’s new track “I’ve Got a Feeling” as he teaches the song to the rest of the band. The wealth of footage Jackson had access to took three years to restore and edit, and was curated from tapes made in 1969. Easily the top pick of the week.
Saved by the Bell
The new season of Saved by the Bell premieres November 24 on Peacock! Catch up on Season 1 streaming now: https://pck.tv/3aNPE0X
The second season of this reboot kicks off Thursday. The first season of the new take on the classic sitcom touched on many important topics, including race, inclusion, class, and education. Things have picked up since last season after Daisy (played by Haskiri Velazquez) staged a walkout to keep the students of Douglas High at Bayside. You can expect to see a new face being elected vice president of the student council, the school is gearing up for the Southern California School Spirit Competition and the return of original cast members Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley Lauren) and AC Slater (Mario Lopez).
W Network & StackTV, 8 p.m.
A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving
While we have already tasted our turkey in Canada, our friends south of the border are just getting started and “SNL” is the perfect appetizer. This special will be a compilation of the best Thanksgiving-themed skits over the years. Expect to hear a lot of Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song”.
Global & StackTV, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY NOV. 26
It was the fight before Christmas
For Jeremy Morris, loving Christmas is more than a good mood. It is a legal battle. Watch the twisted but true story of a neighborhood war on “Mr. Noel”. Airing November 26 on Apple TV + https://apple.co/_TwasTheFight
Let the Christmas movies begin. This unique holiday film tells the story of a northern Idaho street turned upside down by a man’s obsession with Christmas lights. Jeremy Morris doesn’t just want a few light bulbs on his roof; he wants a five-day light show to the chagrin of his neighbors. The result is a legal battle involving religious and personal rights. Great concept and exciting movie.
Apple TV Plus
A Saturday night live from Christmas
Another “SNL” holiday special! This one will be like the Thanksgiving episode. Simply replace the “Thanksgiving song” with the “Chanukah song” by Adam Sandler.
Global & StackTV, 9:30 p.m.
A reality show about the different things you can do with chocolate? Count us on. Hosted by famous French pastry chef Amaury Guichon, it features eight chefs from around the world challenged to create centerpieces made entirely of chocolate. While it’s fun to see what gets done, the fact that there aren’t any eliminations and the worst bosses in every episode just get extra time with Guichon is a bit lame. The show is still worth a look.
Harry Potter Film Collection
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the “Harry Potter” films, the entire Daniel Radcliffe film collection will be available for streaming. If you were a fan of the books and never had the chance to see the adaptations on the big screen, now is your chance. Also keep an eye out for the upcoming series of competitions titled “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Houses Tournament,” which will be hosted by Oscar winner Helen Mirren.
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