My binge-watching friends, how can it be December already? It’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up on the couch and catch up on your favourite shows. It’s also a great time to find something new so here is what we are watching this month.
For more inspo, check out what we were binging on last month.
It’s back! Time for Sons of Anarchy on Horses! John Dutton is now the governor, Beth is his chief of staff, Jamie is Beth’s bitch and Rip is still emotionally abusing that poor kid for being a kid. Sparks are flying, horses are galloping at sunset with lots of steamy Beth and Rip action but I also feel like trouble is brewing for the Duttons. It took me the entire first season to totally get into this show but now I am hooked. I came for the marital tv concession but I stayed for Rip. Horsey soap operatics of the highest level guaranteed.
White Lotus Season 2 (HBO/CRAVE)
White Lotus is back, but this time it’s a resort in Sicily. With mostly brand-new characters and storylines, it promises to be a new experience. Thankfully, Jennifer Coolidge, now married to her fling from season 1, is still with us. Things are not as wonderful as they seem for these two though.
Of course, there will be a terrible accident, there will be betrayals, adultery and displays of abhorrent elitism.
We have a dysfunctional male family situation that is sure to implode. There are two couples holidaying together for the first time that is doomed from the onset, local call girls making trouble wherever they go and scenery that just chews up the screen. These first two episodes have convinced me that lightning can strike twice. White Lotus 2 looks to be as delightful as the first.
From coochie cravings to accusations of colourism, this Maryland-based franchise has been on the air since 2016, and includes a cast of witty and dramatic characters that do not break from the housewives tradition. Drinks will be thrown, gossip will spread and quite a few characters won’t make the cut. It’s your standard ‘whoa, did she really say that?’ moments in television, foddered by their online social media presence. We’ll be sharing an interview with Ashley Darby, a RHOP alumni, later this month.
You may be missing Robert Stack’s signature voice, but the show still boasts all the twists and turns of the 80’s original. Including the logo and font work, which is a nice touch, thanks Netflix. From seemingly ordinary people going missing in a flash to unusual objects flying in the sky, the revamp does not reinvent the wheel, thankfully.
Emily in Paris Season 3 (Netflix) :
Release date December 21. We pick up one year after Emily moves from Chicago to Paris for her dream job. Now she finds herself faced with two very different path options. Emily will have to decide exactly where her loyalties lie — at work and in her romantic life — and what those decisions mean for her future in France, all while continuing to immerse herself in the adventures and surprising twist and turns that life in Paris offers.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix):
Release date December 9. This highly anticipated film is not the Pinocchio story you know. Academy award winning director Guillermo del Toro remains the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy with a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.
Knives Out Mystery: Glass Onion (Netflix):
Release date December 23. In this follow up to Rain Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colourful characters. Stars Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.