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What's Streaming This Month? This Monster Hunter, Who Probably Won't Be Traveling With A Baby

By Tori Preston | TV | November 30, 2019 |

By Tori Preston | TV | November 30, 2019 |


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WE MADE IT! We’re almost across the finish line, done with the hellish marathon of indignity that has been the year 2019. Just one more month to get through, full of chintzy holiday programming, Michael Bay explosions, and… oh who am I kidding, we’re all just gonna keep watching Baby Yoda, aren’t we?

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And on that note…

DISNEY +
The bad news is, Disney doesn’t appear to be adding any new originals until next year, but it hardly matters because the platform’s weekly rollout schedule means new episodes of its launch programs will continue to debut all month. Which means we can all keep watching The Mandalorian and ignoring High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Multi-Colonated and that Jeff Goldblum one. Oh, and they’re adding Thor: Ragnarok on December 5!

Apple TV+
Kristy already gave us a spoiler-free look at the first three episodes of the eerie M. Night Shyamalan-produced Servant, which launched on November 28 and will continue adding episodes weekly. Apple is also adding Minhal Baig’s festival favorite, Hala (December 6), starring Geraldine Viswanathan (Miracle Workers) as a Pakistani American teenager balancing her family’s expectations with her life outside the home, and Truth Be Told (December 6), a series about a true-crime podcaster re-examining a murder case that may have resulted in an innocent man being convicted because of her own reporting. Once again, Apple has set itself apart with its casting, somehow luring Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Perkins, Ron Cephas Jones, Mekhi Phifer, and DUAL Lizzy Caplans to bring this story to life.


AMAZON PRIME
If any sci-fi fans in your life have been yelling at you to check out The Expanse already, then you’re in luck — Amazon saved the series from cancellation and is getting set to launch its fourth season on December 13. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also returns for its third season on December 6, as Midge and Susie take their success on tour, and strap in folks… WE’VE GOT A REDMAYNE ALERT!!!

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That’s right, Amazon is launching The Aeronauts, starring Eddie “The Honking Terror” Redmayne and Felicity Jones, in theaters on December 6 and online December 20. It’s about old timey balloonists I guess?

Oh, and before Roxana yells at me, I need to inform you that The Last Black Man in San Francisco will be available on December 5. Everyone I know who has seen it has raved about it, and I’m looking forward to finally getting a chance to watch it myself!

HULU
First off, why didn’t anybody tell me about Reprisal?!

Like, WHAT?! A stylish retro noir about a femme fetale who is out for revenge against the gang that left her dead, starring Abigail Spencer (Timeless), Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), Mena Massoud (Aladdin), and a for-some-reason-uncredited Ron Perlman? Sign me all the way up, please. This one launches December 6. Then later this month we’ll get the third and final season of Marvel’s Runaways (December 13) and of course, the conclusion of whatever the hell has been going on in Castle Rock.

Netflix
I don’t know which one of you asked for “Superman, but make him Legolas”, but you’re in luck: The Witcher is finally launching on December 20! Will Henry Cavill’s long-haired monster hunter be able to distract viewers from Disney’s favorite bounty hunter? Is there room in our hearts for both, or have we already been stuffed full of Baby Yoda? We’ll have to wait and see.

Michael Bay’s big damn Netflix ‘splosion, 6 Underground, is available on December 13, while Noah Baumbach’s intensely emotional drama Marriage Story will be added to the platform on December 6. One film sees Ryan Reynolds leading a team of really ridiculously rich people in saving the world or whatever, and the other film is about Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson breaking up. Guess which is which.

Returning series include the second season of the super-creepy You (December 26) and the second season of the fine but forgotten Lost in Space (December 24), a show with a great cast that I feel like I enjoyed, but that I couldn’t give you any concrete details of beyond Evil Parker Posey and ice or something? More promising is the comedy front this month, which sees specials from Tiffany Haddish, Ronny Chieng, Michelle Wolf, Jack Whitehall, and John Mulaney! And in Ian Somerhalder news, he’s got a brand new vampire show called V Wars (December 5) but this time he’s not playing the bloodsucker. He’s a doctor now, OK?

Coming Soon To Netflix (Originals In BOLD)

Avail. 12/1/19

Dead Kids — NETFLIX FILM
A socially awkward teen bonds with a group of misfits who plot to take out the school’s arrogant rich kid — until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly.

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Cut Bank
Eastsiders: Season 4
Malcolm X
Searching for Sugar Man
Sweet Virginia
The Tribes of Palos Verdes


Avail. 12/2/19

Nightflyers: Season 1

Team Kaylie: Part 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Ready for more glitz, glam and grit? Kaylie and the Porcupines sharpen their skills for a new slate of action-packed shenanigans.


Avail. 12/3/19

Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos: A Primeira Tentação de Cristo — NETFLIX FILM
Jesus, who’s hitting the big 3-0, brings a surprise guest to meet the family. A Christmas special so wrong, it must be from comedians Porta dos Fundos.

Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
She ready… to celebrate! Tiffany Haddish is getting in touch with her Jewish roots in her upcoming Netflix Original Comedy Special, Black Mitzvah, while she takes us on a revealing journey through her life. With her bold and barrier-breaking brand of comedy, Tiffany reflects on fame, receiving her “inheritance,” the valuable lessons you learn when raising yourself, that time she received a jumpsuit from the one and only…Beyoncé, her infamous New Year’s Eve set, and more. Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah launches globally on Netflix on December 3, 2019. Mazel Tov! The special is executive produced by Haddish for She Ready Productions and Emmy nominated producers Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz for Push It Productions.

War on Everyone


Avail. 12/4/19

The Last O.G.: Season 2

Let’s Dance — NETFLIX FILM
After his crew breaks up, a gifted but insecure hip-hop dancer teaches at a top ballet school in Paris, where he falls for an aspiring ballerina.

Los Briceño — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After an argument with her dad, a young woman from a family of macho truck drivers is kicked out of the home and must make her own success as a trucker.

Magic for Humans: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hilarious and heartfelt, Justin Willman pulls out all the stops and props to amaze real people with playful tricks and showstopping magic routines.


Avail. 12/5/19

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby — NETFLIX FILM
Christmas brings the ultimate gift to Aldovia: a royal baby. But first, Queen Amber must help her family and kingdom by finding a missing peace treaty.

Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This gritty dramatization of the life of Carlos Tevez shows his rise to soccer stardom amid the harrowing conditions in Argentina’s Fuerte Apache.

Greenleaf: Season 4

Home for Christmas — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fed up with the constant comments on her relationship status, perpetually single Johanne starts a 24-day hunt for a partner to bring home for Christmas.

V Wars — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A doctor is pitted against his best friend after an ancient disease turns people into vampires. From the comics by Jonathan Maberry and Alan Robinson.


Avail. 12/6/19

Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show is a new 6-episode sketch series from Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society, launching on Netflix on December 6, 2019. The members of the eponymous group, who first formed in 2014 and built a following through live performance in New York, include Shawtane Bowen, Jonathan Braylock, Ray Cordova, James III, Caroline Martin, Jerah Milligan, Monique Moses, and Keisha Zollar. Sketches will explore an array of topics ranging from pop culture and social issues to the Black experience. Barris executive produces the series alongside showrunner Daniel Powell (Inside Amy Schumer, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson) and Khalabo Ink Society’s Anni Weisband.

The Chosen One: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The world pours into the once-closed Aguazul as the doctors circle back to the village, and a journalist promises to tell the Chosen One’s story.

The Confession Killer — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Henry Lee Lucas was known as America’s most prolific serial killer. But will DNA results expose the biggest criminal justice hoax in U.S. history?

Fuller House: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jimmy and Steph bring their new baby home and dive headfirst into the world of parenting. But no worries: They’ve got a houseful of hands to help.

Glow Up — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Aspiring makeup artists apply themselves to celebrity looks, movie prosthetics and more in a colorful competition show hosted by Stacey Dooley.

Marriage Story — NETFLIX FILM
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach directs this incisive and compassionate look at a marriage coming apart and a family staying together.

Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas — NETFLIX FAMILY
Lucky and friends must figure out how to get home in time for Christmas when a falling boulder — and a serious snowstorm — derail their travel plans.

Teasing Master Takagi-san: Season 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
Now in his second year of middle school, Nishikata still tries to outplay Takagi, but continues to fail miserably at his quest to get even.

Three Days of Christmas — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Four sisters deal with family drama and secrets throughout three different time periods, all occurring on Christmas Day.

Triad Princess — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After growing up in the shadow of her mafia-affiliated father, Angie defies his wishes and takes a gig as an undercover bodyguard for a famous actress.

Virgin River — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what — and who — she finds.


Avail. 12/8/19

From Paris with Love


Avail. 12/9/19

A Family Reunion Christmas — NETFLIX FAMILY
M’Dear and her sisters struggle to keep their singing act together before a church Christmas pageant while Grandpa teaches the kids a valuable lesson.

It Comes at Night


Avail. 12/10/19

Michelle Wolf: Joke Show — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedian Michelle Wolf, wants to fight for women’s equality…but not in like that annoying way. In her upcoming Netflix comedy special, Michelle Wolf: Joke Show, the comedian dissects the differences between men and women, explores gender equality, explains why society should be a little “less” woke and more, all the while, constantly defying expectations. Michelle Wolf: Joke Show launches globally on Netflix on December 10, 2019.

Outlander: Season 3


Avail. 12/11/19

The Sky Is Pink


Avail. 12/12/19

Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos — NETFLIX FILM
In this biblical “Hangover” spoof, the apostles awaken to find Jesus is missing and must piece together events of the previous night’s wild Last Supper.

Jack Whitehall: Christmas with my Father — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jack Whitehall attempts to get his notoriously stodgy father into the holiday spirit in this comedy-variety Christmas extravaganza.


Avail. 12/13/19

6 Underground — NETFLIX FILM
Meet a new kind of action hero. Six untraceable agents, totally off the grid. They’ve buried their pasts so they can change the future. Ryan Reynolds stars in this gritty globe-trotting action adventure from director Michael Bay.


Avail. 12/15/19

A Family Man
Dil Dhadakne Do
Karthik Calling Karthik


Avail. 12/16/19

Burlesque
The Danish Girl
The Magicians: Season 4


Avail. 12/17/19

Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedian, The Daily Show Correspondent, and Crazy Rich Asians actor Ronny Chieng makes his Netflix comedy special debut in Asian Comedian Destroys America! Born in Malaysia and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Singapore, and Australia, Chieng shares his unapologetic perspective about his journey to America thus far. From evaluating the effects of consumerism to theorizing how efficient the U.S. would be with an Asian-American President, Chieng shares what he thinks really makes America great in Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! when it launches globally on Netflix on December 17, 2019


Avail. 12/18/19

Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Cyber sleuths engage in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a man who posts sadistic animal-abuse videos online — and then turns to murder.

Soundtrack — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This romantic musical drama follows the love stories connecting an eclectic group of people in modern-day Los Angeles.


Avail. 12/19/19

After The Raid — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
A large immigration raid in a small Tennessee town leaves emotional fallout as well as far-reaching questions about justice, faith and humanity.

Ultraviolet: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ola and her team of amateur sleuths continue to solve crimes — including one that hits close to home — as a new detective joins the force.

Twice Upon a Time — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Still reeling from a breakup, Vincent Dauda receives a package with mysterious properties that could give him a chance to win back his ex, Louise.


Avail. 12/20/19

The Two Popes — NETFLIX FILM
From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God,” and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Inspired by true events.

The Witcher — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.


Avail. 12/22/19

Private Practice: Season 1-6


Avail. 12/23/19

Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 1


Avail. 12/24/19

CAROLE & TUESDAY: Part 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
Carole and Tuesday’s newfound attention brings with it new challenges. Angela considers them rivals, and the Mars music business isn’t easy.

Como caído del cielo — NETFLIX FILM
Legendary Mexican actor-singer Pedro Infante is sent back to Earth in an impersonator’s body to mend his womanizing ways and earn entrance into heaven.

Crash Landing on You — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea — and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.

John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Emmy Award Winning Comedian John Mulaney aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets. The result: John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch.

I’m John Mulaney and I am a 37 year old man. The Sack Lunch Bunch is a group of children ages 8-13 who are more talented than me. In this special, we are joined by celebrity guests like David Byrne, Tony Award Winner Andre De Shields, Natasha Lyonne, Annaleigh Ashford, Richard Kind, and Jake Gyllenhaal from the movie Zodiac. The result is a collage of Broadway caliber showstoppers, comedy sketches for all ages, meditations on the unknown from children and adults, and a papier mache volcano.It’s funny, musical, joyous, anxious, and surprisingly profound.

Lost in Space: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
There’s more danger — and adventure — ahead for the Robinson family! With the Jupiter 2 stranded on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot, the Robinsons must work together, alongside the mischievous and manipulative Dr. Smith and the always charming Don West, to make it back to the Resolute and reunite with the other colonists. But they quickly find all is not as it seems. A series of incredible new threats and unexpected discoveries emerge as they look for the key to finding Robot and safe passage to Alpha Centauri. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe… survival is a Robinson specialty after all.

TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Kenji and Risako’s story reaches its conclusion, Ruka faces a choice. A new member opens the door to the house as life in Tokyo continues.


Avail. 12/25/19

Sweetheart


Avail. 12/26/19

The App — NETFLIX FILM
While in Rome to shoot his first movie, actor and industrial heir Nick becomes obsessed with a dating app that sends him into a self-destructive spiral

Le Bazar de la Charité — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Amid a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women see their destinies turned upside down by identity theft, forbidden love, betrayal and emancipation.

Fast & Furious Spy Racers — NETFLIX FAMILY
Adventures abound as a group of teenagers infiltrates an elite racing league controlled by a nefarious organization bent on world domination.

You: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The dark drama returns for its second season, with Joe now laying low and hiding from his ex in LA. Can he deal with his past and make a fresh start, this time with the right woman?


Avail. 12/27/19

The Gift — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In an Anatolian ruin, an archaeologist finds a mysterious link to a young painter (Beren Saat), who embarks on a quest to uncover secrets in her past.

Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
In a new 6-part documentary-series Don’t F**k This Up, Kevin Hart gives unprecedented access to his life over the past year. Tapping into the trials and tribulations of what it means to be a father, a partner, a role-model, and a business-man, Hart reflects on the events that have shaped his life, making him into the person he is today. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at Kevin’s day-to-day life as he deals with the fallout from the Oscar controversy, his marriage, and his growing career. The series includes interviews with Hart’s friends and family, rare archival footage from his childhood and early stand-up days, and personal anecdotes from the comic himself. Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up launches globally on Netflix on December 27, 2019. The series is produced by Hartbeat Productions, Lionsgate, Makemake, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Magical Elves.

The Secret Life of Pets 2


Avail. 12/28/19

Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy — NETFLIX FILM
After Hatsumi’s single-minded neighbor blackmails her into being his servant, they learn the real meaning of love and trust. Based on the hit manga.


Avail. 12/29/19

Lawless


Avail. 12/30/19

Alexa & Katie: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Alexa tries to put cancer behind her, but a new person in her life might make that especially hard, while Katie will need all the support she can get from her best friend. The teen series returns for Season 3.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened — NETFLIX ANIME
Kusuo and his gaggle of self-proclaimed friends are back for more psychic mishaps. If he didn’t have enough problems before, he’s got even more now.


Avail. 12/31/19
The Degenerates: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Netflix Original stand-up comedy series The Degenerates is back for season 2 with six new wild and unfiltered sets from - Adrienne Iapalucci, Donnell Rawlings, Jim Norton, Nikki Glaser, Ms. Pat, and Robert Kelly. Spend your New Years the right way when the second season launches globally on December 31.

Die Another Day
GoldenEye
Heartbreakers

The Neighbor — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Javier, a 20-something struggling with adulthood and his girlfriend, unexpectedly becomes a superhero. Based on Santiago García and Pepo Pérez’s comic.

Red Dawn
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World Is Not Enough

Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Determined to win the heart of a Mongolian prince, a Qing dynasty princess contends with palace intrigue and vendettas against her family.



Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected]. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba


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