After thoughtful review, here’s films, shows, and comedy specials that have our seal of approval in each of these categories: solid win, intense + anticipated, LOL-inducing, and two wild cards for those of you who like to gamble with your time and live life on the edge.
The days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting colder and all this gives us just the excuse we very-much-so-need to stay in and escape in a day’s (or weekend’s) worth of Netflix.
But, if you’re anything like me and you intend on spending the day in watching endless shows/movies/comedy specials etc., you likely instead spend the day-in watching the words on the menu trying to find a goddamned thing to watch.
The struggle is real and so the story goes, and it’s especially all the more challenging when you need to compromise on what to watch with the person you’re dating.
Well, thanks to my friends at Netflix Canada sending me the December schedule in advance, my boyfriend and I have looked it over and have decided what’s streaming that you must watch with your other half, to save you from the time and the argument and from feeling less productive than you initially started at.
We’ve listed films, shows, and comedy specials that have both of our seals of approval in each of these categories: solid win, intense + anticipated, LOL-inducing, and two wild cards for those of you who like to gamble with your time and live life on the edge.
- Easy, Season Two: Returning characters and new faces navigate the ups and downs of relationships, friendships, family and more. (Dec/1)
- The Crown, Season Two: As a new era begins, Queen Elizabeth struggles to uphold longstanding traditions while navigating a world that’s changing around her. (Dec/8)
- The Ranch, Part 4: New business ventures, relationships and challenges keep the Bennett men on their toes — and at odds with the women in their lives. (Dec/15)
- McLaren: The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win. (Dec/27)
Intense + Anticipated
- Wild: Still reeling from her mother’s death, a recently divorced woman decides to hike alone along the Pacific Crest Trail with no previous experience. Starring Reese Witherspoon, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in this performance. (Dec/1)
- The Little Hours: In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf-mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation. Starring: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, and Kate Micucci. (Dec/10)
- Concussion: This drama is based on the true story of a forensic pathologist who made a controversial link between NFL players’ concussions and brain disorders. Starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks. (Dec/12)
- Sicario: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro star in this film about an idealistic FBI agent enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. (Dec/29)
- Wilson: A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time. Starring: Woody Harrelson, and Cheryl Hines (Dec/1)
- El-Camino Christmas: Stuck in a liquor store during an alleged robbery, a group of strangers shares hidden truths and forms an unexpected bond on Christmas Eve. Starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Jessica Alba, Dax Shepard and Tim Allen. (Dec/8)
- Judd Apatow: The Return: Renowned producer, director and writer Judd Apatow makes his long-awaited return to stand-up comedy with this new special shot in Montreal. (Dec/12)
- Dave Chappelle: Equanimity: Comedy legend Dave Chappelle returns to his roots with an all-new stand-up special filmed at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. (Dec/31)
- Table 19: Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19. Starring Anna Kendrick. (Dec/1)
- Voyeur: A legendary journalist Gay Talese investigates one of the most controversial stories of his career — a motel owner who spied on his guests for decades. (Dec/1)