Welcome to What’s On, our weekly selection of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, December 11 through Thursday, December 15. All times are in Eastern Time. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops on Fridays.]
The White Lotus (HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m., Season 2 finale)
by Mike White The White Lotus ends its second season in Italy. The HBO drama invited a ton of speculation– who is dying? who is scamming? who is cheating? – in the last six episodes. We’ll have all the answers in episode seven, titled “Byg.” The audiovisual club will recap the last hour. Luckily, the show is already renewed and let’s hope Aubrey Plaza’s Harper survives to make it to the third season.
Kinship (FX on Hulu, Tuesday, 12:01 a.m.)
Based on Octavia Butler’s acclaimed 1979 novel, Kinship is an eight-episode epic fantasy drama centered on Dana James (Mallori Johnson), a young black woman and aspiring writer who uproots her family life and moves to Los Angeles. However, she finds herself violently transported back in time to a 19th century plantation linked to her ancestors. Dana is forced to come to terms with long-buried secrets and an unexpected romance. The cast includes Gayle Rankin, Ryan Kwanten, Austin Smith, Micah Stock and Sophina Brown. Here is a bit of The audiovisual clubthe opinion of:
The premise itself is gripping enough to propel an eight-episode season, and showrunner Branded Jacob-Jenkins expands the book’s plot to include subplots and characters that enhance the show’s main dilemma: how does a woman black woman of modern times resist the abuses of slavery? ?
National Treasure: Edge of History (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m.)
No, Nicolas Cage does not play in the national treasure tv show, but edge of history further expands the mythology of the film franchise. The show follows Jess (Lisette Olivera), a resourceful dreamer searching for answers about her family who discover a Pan American treasure lost along the way. Justin Bartha reprises his role and the rest of the cast includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Harvey Keitel, Lyndon Smith and Jake Austin Walker. Pay attention to The audiovisual clubMonday’s exam.
Cooking (Peacock, Monday, 3:01 a.m.)
Cooking returns for season two with a major casting change. Amy Poehler replaces Andy Samberg as Maya Rudolph’s co-host in this, you guessed it, baking show, in which a new group of contestants team up for hilarious challenges designed by the duo to win a big prize by silver.
Harry and Meghan (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)
Harry and Meghan ends with the second part of three episodes of this docuseries. (The first trio of eps dropped on December 8.) Directed by Liz Garbus, the documentary looks at the relationship between the Duke and Duchess and the eventual estrangement from the royal family over the past few years, and includes interviews with family and friends who never spoke. publicly about the couple.
Who Killed Santa Claus? A Murderville Mystery (Netflix, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)
We receive a mini Development stopped holiday reunion. Will Arnett and Jason Bateman Star in Improv Crime Comedy MurdervilleChristmas special, titled who killed santa claus? Arnett’s bumbling detective Terry Seattle teams up with Bateman and Maya Rudolph, who have no script, to catch the murderer. Eliza Coupe, Tawny Newsome and co-star Haneefah Wood.
More good things
The battle for Justina Pelletier (Peacock, Tuesday, 3:01 a.m.)
Directed by Davit Metzler, this true crime docuseries covers the heartbreaking story of 14-year-old Justina Pelletier, who entered Boston Children’s Hospital with a mysterious set of symptoms. The hospital accused the parents of abuse in the form of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, while the family called the ordeal “medical kidnapping”.
Last Chance U: Basketball (Netflix, Tuesday, 3:01 a.m.)
The eight-part second season of Last Chance U: Basketball gives us another look at community college b-ball. Co-directed by Greg Whiteley, Adam Leibowitz and Daniel George McDonald, the docuseries picks up a year after COVID caused an abrupt end to ELAC’s 2020 championship run, as the head coach of the team, John Mosley, eagerly returns to the field with a new roster of Huskies.
Pelosi in the house (HBO, Tuesday, 9 p.m.)
Helmed by Alexandra Pelosi, Pelosi in the house is a heartfelt documentary about his mother, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The film explores the stages of his career leading to the inauguration of President Biden.
Can’t miss recaps
saturday night live (NBC, Saturday, 11:30 p.m.)
Welcome to Chippendales (Hulu, Tuesday, 12:01 a.m.)
willow (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m.)
mythical quest (Apple TV+, Friday, 12:01 a.m.)
slow horses (Apple TV+, Friday, 12:01 a.m.)
The simpsons, The big North, Bob’s Burgers, family guy (FOX, Sunday, 8-10 p.m., Fall Finals)
Leave the one on the right in (Showtime, Sunday, 10 p.m., Season 1 Finale)
The cleaning lady (FOX, Monday, 8 p.m., Season 2 finale)
the good doctor (ABC, Monday 10 p.m., Season Six Fall Finale)
FBI, FBI: International, FBI: Most Wanted (FOX, Tuesday, 8-11 p.m., Fall Finals)
The voice (NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m., Season 22 Finale)
Santa Clauses (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m., Season 1 finale)
Too hot to handle (Netflix, Wednesday, 3:01 a.m., season four finale)
Survivor (CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Season 43 finale)
The sex life of college girls (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 a.m., Season 2 finale)
GhostsSo help me Todd, CSI: Vegas (CBS, Thursday, 8-11 p.m., Fall Finals)