Amazon is giving you plenty of things to be thankful for in November, adding dozens of new film and television titles to their streaming library — would it be too much to ask for an add-on program that takes the agony out of deciding what to watch, though? For instance, it’s a heavy first world burden to choose between the first season of AMC’s The Night Manager and binge-watching all of the Rocky movies (yes, even Creed). Before you know it, you’ve already wasted half of your Saturday browsing before you end up rewatching The Addams Family for the billionth time.
Looking for something new to stream this weekend? Here’s three brand new titles to watch right now.
It can be troubling enough to look at current history, let alone a world where the U.S. is divided between The Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Pacific States. Nonetheless, Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle looks to be going all out in Season 2, as a major mystery is answered in the latest trailer, along with a defiant new clip.
Early on in the third season of ‘Transparent,’ Judith Light’s Shelly interrupts the family chatter at Maura’s (Jeffrey Tambor) birthday dinner to make an announcement. “I too have transitioned,” she says with the glee of a school girl giving the correct answer in class. “I’m coming out! I’m a brand!” she shouts with arms raises high after sharing her social media handles. The camera holds on the reactions of Maura, her girlfriend Vicky (Anjelica Houston), and her friends Davina (Alexandra Billings) and Shea (Trace Lysette) as they shoot glances of shock and shade in Shelly’s direction. Three of those four women understand the weight of coming out, but here Shelly exploits it for her own narcissistic pleasure. But what, exactly, is coming out? Who’s allowed to do it? And once you come out, then what?
If the Amazon crop of pilots seemed especially strong this past summer, they tend to agree with you. Not only does our rebooted version of The Tick now have a series order, but so too will Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson live to fight another day, while Kathryn Hahn will continue to express her love of Dick. There is nothing funny about that, stop snickering.
Kathryn Hahn is a savior of sorts. Often the best part of her movies, Hahn’s the type of actress who can turn a small cameo into one of the most memorable and wackiest roles in a mediocre film (think: Tomorrowland, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton). But in Jill Soloway’s Transparent, Hahn has played the literal role of the savior for the Pfeffermans, a woman introduced as a religious guide for a family thrown into flux by the gender transition of their former patriarch, Maura (Jeffrey Tambor).
Woody Allen’s first TV series certainly got off to an inauspicious start, but at long last appears ready for its September 30 premiere. Following a first sneak peek, Crisis in Six Scenes at last comes forward with a first trailer, chock-full of ‘60s protests, book clubs, Black Panthers and a pot-dealing Miley Cyrus.
Last we heard, Kevin Smith’s TV take on The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension was still shaping up for an Amazon order, but the Mallrats director is already thinking big. Not only does Smith have hopes for Quentin Tarantino to direct an episode, so too do we know what unused portions of the 1984 film will end up explored.
The only footage released of Woody Allen’s new Amazon series, Crisis in Six Scenes, arrived with little more fanfare than the filmmaker himself getting a haircut. Now, new photos from the September release give us a closer look at the cast, including hippie Miley Cyrus, Rachel Brosnahan and more.
These days, it'd take at least two years to watch only only one season's worth of #PeakTV, a quarter of which won't even be around a second year. You’d need some sort of absurd television guidance periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you' we've put together an in-depth look at 30 major must-see premieres kicking off as early as August 31. Come, wrap some barbed wire around your bats and grab a coffee in Stars Hollow, as we descend into the madness that is Fall TV 2016!