Musicals, comedy and an early dose of holiday spirit all vie for audience attention this week. Whether you want to stream a familiar face or enjoy something entirely new, you’ll have more than enough options to power through your weekly viewing.
What to watch on Netflix
Wednesday is not your usual Netflix IP reboot; How can that be when Gothic greats like Tim Burton and Danny Elfman are attached to the series? Wednesday is a new version of goth girl Wednesday Adams, who traverses high school, develops psychic powers, and attempts to solve a murder or two – all with her trademark dry wit. Rising star slash scream queen Jenna Ortega takes on the role of Wednesday, with family members Morticia, Gomez, and Uncle Fester being played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, and Fred Armisen, respectively. Oh, and Christina Ricci shows up, too. Wednesday apt premieres on Wednesday, November 23rdapprox.
What to see on Hulu
Fleishman is in trouble
Divorce can be fun, right? Fleishman is in trouble definitely speaks for it. In this new miniseries, Jesse Eisenberg plays a recently divorced man with a new outlook on life who enjoys dating app forays and feels less parental pressure. However, all this is interrupted when his ex-wife (Claire Danes) shows up unannounced and drops off their two children. She then disappears, leaving Fleishman in trouble. Lizzy Caplan and Adam Brody complement this tale of failed marriages, abandoned dreams, perpetual puberty, and likable-unlikable characters. Fleishman is in trouble Premieres on Friday, November 17thth.
Welcome to Chippendales
Out of Pam & Tommy to The Dropoutnobody plays a true story quite like Hulu. Welcome to Chippendales is a new miniseries about the life and crimes of Chippendales founder Somen “Steve” Banerjee. What begins as a stripping operation turns into something dirtier than expected, with multiple attempted murders crowning Banerjee’s career. Kumail Nanjiani plays Banerjee, while recent Emmy winner Murray Bartlett plays the producer who changes his life forever. The cast is rounded out by Annaleigh Ashford, Dan Stevens, Juliette Lewis and Andrew Rannells. The first two episodes of Welcome to Chippendales Premiere Tuesday, November 22ndnd.
What to see on Amazon Prime
The people we hate at the wedding
If next week’s Thanksgiving celebration promises a dysfunctional family reunion for you, then so be it The people we hate at the wedding could just be the perfect movie to watch in preparation. In this comedy, Kristen Bell and Ben Platt play a troubled pair of siblings who are invited to their very wealthy, very estranged half-sister’s glorious English country wedding. Of course her mother (Allison Janney) is also part of the party. In the week leading up to the wedding, family secrets are revealed, relationships almost fall apart, and somehow everyone feels a little closer than they came. The people we hate at the wedding Premieres Saturday, November 18thth.
This musical interpretation of the classic fairy tale offers the best performance of his career from Peter Dinklage. The actor plays Cyrano de Bergerac, a man whose wit and bravery alone wins the hearts of many women – except the woman he loves. Insecure about his looks, he hires a strapping young soldier (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) to deliver his love letters so his affections reach his beloved Roxanne (Haley Bennett). Director Joe Wright plays with some of his most ambitious historical visuals yet, and it all ends up pretty much perfect. Cyrano begins streaming on Wednesday, November 23rdapprox.
What’s on Apple TV+
Not since Eleven Will Ferrell was a part of so much Christmas cheer — but maybe that’s why Spirited sees the actor playing the ghost of the Christmas present. This new Christmas game reinvents Dickens A Christmas song from the point of view of the holly, funny, spooky ghost trying to train a modern day Scrooge (this one is played by Ryan Reynolds). And it’s a musical! The film also features roles or cameos for everyone from Octavia Spencer and Judi Dench to Rose Byrne and Jimmy Fallon. With the holiday season just around the corner, there’s no harm in getting in the mood a little early. Spirited Premieres Saturday, November 18thth.
What you can see on Disney Plus
Can you belive that Enchanted came out 15 whole years ago? It still feels as fresh and as fun as when it was first released, and Disenchanted tries to preserve this legacy. Amy Adams returns to one of her most iconic roles as Giselle, a hopeful fairytale princess who ends up in the real world. Now, married to a stepdaughter in the NYC suburbs and with moderately frequent visits from her cartoonish homeland, Giselle longs for a return to the fantastic — but she has to be careful about what she desires. The cast also includes the talents of Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, James Marsden and Maya Rudolph. Disenchanted Premieres Saturday, November 18thth.
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