Something for everyone this month

Some say our streaming services have waited all year to deliver the most anticipated, diverse and dramatic content yet to our televisions, laptops and smart devices.

With up to 6.5 million households in Australia on a current subscription (Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ top three in September quarter), there’s no need to panic about what to watch on a weekend or after worked.

There is a series, a documentary or a movie this month for almost every palate.

And one marked with controversy before it even airs? let’s start with The crown.

Between the Queen’s death in September and the publication of Prince Harry’s memoirs in early January, the fifth season of Netflix’s #1 global hit returns on November 9 and promises to relive some of the most traumatic episodes of the British monarchy. during the 1990s.

It will be the first season of the series to premiere following the death of Prince Philip in April 2021 and the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September.

There has been widespread anxiety about sensationalism from the British royal family, with Dame Judi Dench writing a letter to Britain. Times newspaper, urging Netflix to add a disclaimer.

“The closer the drama gets to our current times, the more freely it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism,” Dench said.

“Given some of the hurtful suggestions apparently contained in the new series – that King Charles conspired to have his mother abdicate, for example, or that he once suggested his mother’s upbringing was so poor it might have warranted a jail sentence. This is cruelly unfair. people and to the detriment of the institution they represent.”

McEnroe: Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes

Tennis legend John McEnroe still has a lot to say, and in this compelling documentary about life from the bad boy with historic moments on the court to the game’s respected commentator, we get it all.

With insights from Billie Jean King to his wife, the musician Patty Smyth, saying “there’s no one else on this planet like John. He is a strange bird”, McEnroe reveals his inner demons and his complex personality.

We all know his famous “you can’t be serious” tantrum with the referee (Wimbledon, 1981), but rarely do we get such stark admissions about his own frailty and anger from one of the most compelling sports stars of the last 50 years.

The Mosquito Coast: Apple TV+, November 4

Based on the best-selling novel by Paul Theroux, this 10-episode second season follows the dangerous journey of inventor Allie Fox, who uproots her family to find refuge from the US government, cartels and hitmen.

In the second season, and starring Melissa George, after barely escaping Mexico with their lives, the Foxes head into the Guatemalan jungle to meet up with an old friend and her refugee community.

The beauty of transmission? You can catch up with the first season whenever you want.

Save our squad with David Beckham: November 9, Disney+

In a UK original series, former soccer star David Beckham returns to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young grassroots team bottom of their league and facing relegation. .

It’s the same league Beckham played in as a kid, and if you’re a fan of his, watching him meet the families of the players, learning about their hopes and dreams, is inspiring.

Selena Gomez in a scene from the documentary. Photo: Apple TV+

Selena Gomez, my mind and I: Apple TV+, November 4

we love her for Only murders in the buildingbut a new documentary about singer, songwriter, actress, producer, businesswoman and activist Selena Gomez, directed and produced by Alek Keshishian (Madonna: truth or dare) examines your mental health problems.

“After years in the spotlight, Selena Gomez is achieving unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn leads her into darkness. This exceptionally raw and intimate documentary covers her six-year journey into a new light,” writes the official synopsis.

Hidden: Stan, November 9

All episodes at once. The hit Welsh crime drama series stars Sian Reese-Williams and Siôn Alun Davies. After the body of a local man is found in a remote river, DCI Cadi John is drawn into the case that shows the signs of a brutal and frenzied attack.

English: Prime Video, November 11

Starring Emily Blunt as Lady Cornelia Locke, it is described as an epic chase western, where she meets a former Pawnee cavalry scout, Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer), who come together in 1890s Central America “to traverse a violent landscape built on dreams and blood.”

Once established in the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming, there are a series of strange and macabre unsolved murders to be investigated.

Harry Styles in my police. Photo: Prime Video

My Police (exclusive): Prime Video, November 5

Harry Styles is back.

Queer-baiting or not, all eyes are on Styles’ highly anticipated role in his follow-up movie after do not worry honey. He plays Tom, a gay cop growing up in 1950s Britain alongside teacher Marion (Emma Corrin) and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson).

Based on the book by Bethan Roberts, director Michael Grandage sculpts a visually compelling and moving portrait of three people caught up in the shifting tides of history, freedom and forgiveness.

King of Tulsa: Paramount+, November 14

Rocky Fans rejoice! Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone stars as New York mob kingpin Dwight “The General” Manfredi, who just spent 25 years in prison.

After being exiled by his boss to settle in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he establishes a new criminal empire in a place that for him could very well be another planet.

yellow stone: Stan, November 14

The #1 drama on US cable television with an incredible 14 million viewers during its fourth season, yellow stone Season 5 will premiere with a special two-hour event as we see John Dutton (Kevin Costner) take office as Governor of Montana.

The original drama series chronicles the Dutton family, which controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States.

Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders: a sprawling city, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

Vertical: Foxtel, November 15

Milly Alcock went from 27,000 Instagram followers to over a million after her epic five-episode journey on house of the dragon. Now that she has returned to earth, she has been reunited with Tim Minchin in the second series of this much-loved series.

Energetic: Apple TV+, November 18

No, this time he will not play an elf. Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds together in a pre-Christmas movie is pure gold.

What is it you ask? Every Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Ferrell) selects a dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he chose the wrong Scrooge.

Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns his ghostly host on its head until Present finds himself reexamining his past, present and future.

For the first time, A Christmas Carol is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this fun musical twist on the classic Dickens tale.

Special mention to two films recently released in theaters: sonic the hedgehog 2: November 18 and Wog boys forever: On November 21 both are available to stream on Paramount+.

welcome to chippendales: November 22, Disney+

Foul Murray Bartlett (the white lotuss)? He’s back as a Chippendale!

A sprawling true crime saga that tells the scandalous story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world’s largest male nudity empire, and let nothing stand in his way in the process.

echo 3: Apple TV+, November 23

Based on the award-winning series. when heroes flySet in South America, the action-packed thriller follows the disappearance of scientist Amber Chesborough as her brother and husband struggle to find her in a layered personal drama, set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war.

Wednesday: Netflix, November 23

Lots of talk on social media about Wednesday, an American supernatural coming-of-age mystery comedy television series based on the character Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family.

Poker face: Stan, November 22

Russell Crowe has a lot to be happy about this year, especially now with his film project Poker face – filmed during the COVID-19 lockdowns in New South Wales last year – finally gets a time slot.

the peripheral: Prime Video, November

Flynne Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her Navy veteran brother, Burton (Jack Reynor) earn extra money by playing simulations (“Sims”) as the brothers share Burton’s avatar, “competing” for high-paying customers to beat the challenging levels of the game.

Nothing goes according to plan…and of course, their lives end up in danger.

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