New to streaming for November: Spinoffs, debuts, returns
The beginning of a new month marks the coming and going of our favorite shows on the top streaming services. Here are the top five shows to look out for on Netflix and Hulu.
"The End of the F***ing World" Season 2 (Nov. 5) — Netflix
This iconic and quirky television drama centers around James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), two teens who want to escape from their lives. James identifies as a psychopath and Alyssa is a bit of a moody teen.
What makes this show great is the character personalities and dynamics. Some scenes will leave you on the ground laughing, while others demonstrate the absurdity and oddness of the show. The first season left viewers on a major cliffhanger which will hopefully be resolved within the first episode of the new season.
If you’re into shows about some oddball teens trying to navigate the world and their emotions, this show is for you.
"The Crown" Season 3 (Nov. 17) — Netflix
“The Crown” is a historical drama focused on the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. The whole series follows Queen Elizabeth — the different life trials she’s encountered, including personal relationships and national crises.
The third and fourth season takes place between 1964 and 1976. Some key events to look out for are the Apollo 11 moon landing and the birth of Prince Edward.
If you’ve seen the first two seasons, you’ll notice a change in characters. Olivia Colman replaces Claire Foy as the Queen while Tobias Menzies replaces Matt Smith for the role of Prince Phillip. Additionally, Helena Bonham Carter is set to become the new Princess Margaret.
If you’re interested in history, dramas or you’re anglophile, you’ll definitely want to check it out.
"Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!" (Nov. 1) — Netflix
This four-episode mini-series is just like the current Queer Eye we all know and love on Netflix. The only difference is it’s set in Japan. The reality TV show is a reboot of the original which premiered on Bravo in 2003.
The show stars Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Tan France and Bobby Berk. Together, they form the Fab Five. Each one specializes in a different area ranging from culture to interior decorating.
They all travel around the U.S. (and now other countries) to give makeovers to heroes of all backgrounds and genders and help them claim and embrace their lives and identities. If all goes well, this mini-series may be the stepping stone for Queer Eye to expand its makeovers internationally.
This show will make you laugh, cry and maybe even take an introspective look into your life.
"Atypical" Season 3 (Nov. 1) — Netflix
This coming-of-age Netflix original series centers on an autistic teen named Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist) who is looking for love and embarking on new life journeys. The first season focused on Sam’s growing independence and the effect it has on his family dynamics, as well as the beginning of his journey to find love.
The end of the second season showed Sam applying to colleges, which leads viewers to hope that in the new season, we’ll get a look into Sam learning to adapt to a college environment. What makes this show so interesting is the perspective it offers. Not a lot of shows try to portray life from the perspective of an autistic 18-year-old and center on how it affects family dynamics.
If you’re interested in learning about the world from a new set of eyes, definitely give this show a shot.
"The Accident" (Nov. 22) — Hulu
This drama mini-series focuses on a small community in Wales that is still reeling after an explosion kills several teens. It focuses on Polly (Sarah Lancashire), the wife of the politician who spearheaded the construction project that was supposed to bring the promise of a better future but ended in disaster.
The mini-series is the latest project of Jack Throne, an English screenwriter and playwright known for his work on “Skins,” “National Treasure” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
If you’re curious about dramas that focus on small-town disasters and politics, this series is for you.
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