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Aaaand we’re back with another week and more great shows and movies! First let’s shout out this week’s highlights.
Into The Dark – watch on Hulu
Into The Dark really scratches my itch for a Black Mirror-type show that I’ve been looking for this year. The episodes are all feature length, horror/thriller movies which follow an anthology format. I love anthologies because, if done well, they really showcase some of the best of screenwriting. The first one I watched was A Nasty Piece of Work, which is kind of festive if you don’t think too hard about it. I don’t want to spoil it but, during the last ten minutes, my hand was just glued to my mouth due to the twists and turns. I’d highly recommend this for anyone who loves horror, comedy, social critique and some light gore, all with a sprinkling of festive spirit.
Upload – watch on Prime Video
Upload is a dystopian sci-fi comedy by Greg Daniels, the co-creator of The Office and Parks and Recreation, and is set in the year 2034. The protagonist is a software coder who dies and is uploaded to a digital afterlife; there, he finds out that he may have been murdered because of something he was working on. It’s all very dark, but very funny. I’ve binge watched it twice, it’s just that good.
My weekly schedule
Monday – December 7th:
- New episodes of The Simpsons and Family Guy every week on Hulu
Tuesday – December 8th:
- Nothing today unfortunately
Wednesday – December 9th:
- The Weakest Link – on Hulu
Thursday – December 10th:
- Hell’s Kitchen – watching on iTV Hub for free
Friday – December 11th:
- The Flight Attendant on HBO Max
- Gogglebox – watch on All4 for free
- Hell’s Kitchen once again on iTV Hub
- The Prom – watching on Netflix
- The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Holiday Special – Yes, that’s quite that name. Watching both on Disney+
Saturday – December 12th:
My regular binge shows:
These are titles I watch whenever I have a chance, they are not sorted in any particular order.
- Into The Dark – watching on Hulu
- Come Dine With Me – watching on All4 for free
- The Sister, White House Farm Murders and of course, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – watching free on iTV Hub
- Strike and Inside No.9 – watching on BBC iPlayer free
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Mank – watching on Netflix. Netflix Canada has the latest season 7 episodes as well.
- The Simpsons – watching on Disney+
- The Boys and The Expanse – watching on Prime Video
- Home Before Dark, Servant and Ted Lasso – Watching on Apple TV+
- Law and Order, Saved by the Bell and The Good Place – Watch on Peacock