Welcome to What’s On, our weekly must-see shows. Here’s what to watch from Sunday, December 25 to Thursday, December 29. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of What’s On drops on Fridays.]
The older ones
The Witcher. Blood Origin: (Netflix, Sunday, 03:01)
The Witcher privilege is extended Origin of blood, a four-part prequel set 1,200 years before the original. It will chart the creation of the first Witcher and the events leading up to the joining of the realms, and explore the ancient Elven civilization up to its demise. The cast includes Sophia Brown, Michelle Yeoh and Lenny Harry. You can check AV clubreview here.
Roald Dali’s Matilda. The musical (Netflix, Sunday, 03:01)
Favorite of Roald Dahl Matilda the Musical It’s getting another movie in 2022. Directed by Matthew Warchus, the adaptation will follow extraordinary Matilda Wormwood (Alicia Weir) as she uses her sharp mind and vivid imagination to stand up to her oppressive parents and teacher. The ensemble includes Lashana Lynch, Emma Thompson, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee and Stephen Graham. And if you need to prepare before watching, here AV clubRanking the best Dahl adaptations so far.
Letterkenny (Hulu, Monday, 12:01 p.m.)
The venerable Canadian sitcom Letterkenny returns for an 11th season on Hulu. The comedy, developed by Jared Keso and Jacob Tierney, is set in a rural town of the same name and follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through life. In the new episodes, small-town residents grapple with lost dogs, an influential invasion, a church bake sale mystery, and a beer league, among other hilarious issues.
The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse (Apple TV+, Sunday, 12:01)
Short film based on the book of the same name by Charlie Maxey The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse showcase his illustrations brought to life in full-color, hand-drawn animation. The story follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse as they travel together. Voiced by Idris Elba, Tom Hollander, Gabriel Byrne and Jude Coward Nicol.
Call the midwife. Holiday special (PBS, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
Popular British drama Call the Midwife continues its tradition of emotional holiday episodes. Set in 60s East London, the cult favorite series follows a group of midwives dealing with issues such as miscarriage, stillbirth and poverty. In the 2022 Christmas special, the midwives move into their maternity ward and are delighted to learn the identity of their first patient.
Betrayal (Netflix, Monday, 03:01)
Charlie Cox is ending a great 2022 with a brand new TV show. The actor who reprises his role boldly She-Hulk leading a new spy thriller earlier this year Betrayal. In this five-episode drama, he plays MI6 officer Adam Lawrence, whose past experience with a Russian spy catches up with him when he becomes acting head of his department. Cox will be joined by Ona Chaplin, Ciaran Hinds, Olga Kurylenko and Alex Kingston.
Vir Das. landing (Netflix, Monday, 03:01)
In his fourth stand-up special for Netflix, titled Landing, comedian Vir Das focuses on the personal reflection and existential turmoil he went through after giving a controversial speech about growing up and living in the “Two Indias” at the Kennedy Center last year. Das, who also starred Cavalier whiskey and: The Bubble:, In 2021, it received an Emmy nomination for its previous special.
Chelsea Handler. revolution (Netflix, Tuesday, 03:01)
Chelsea Handler is reuniting with Netflix after the broadcaster canceled her talk show in 2017. In a standup special Revolutiontaped in Nashville earlier this year, the comedian talks about his choice to remain childless, dating during the pandemic, and his vision of a future where men don’t wear fingerprints.
The frame (Netflix, Wednesday, 03:01)
Michel Bouteau returns to host for season five The frame. In this reality series, contestants get to know each other without ever meeting in person. They communicate through a simulated social media interface, presenting themselves in the way they want, so it’s a perfect medium for those who love catfish. The episodes will air over four weeks, with the finale on January 18.
Don’t miss recaps
Welcome to Chippendales! (Hulu, Tuesday, 12:01 p.m.)
Willow (Disney+, Wednesday, 3:01 am)
A fabulous quest (Apple TV+, Friday, 12:01)
Slow horses (Apple TV+, Friday, 12:01 p.m., second season finale)
Zive (Show time, Sunday, 11:00 p.m., second season finale)
His dark stuff (HBO, Monday, 9 p.m., series finale)
Fleishman is in trouble (FX on Hulu, Thursday, 12:01 p.m. Season One Finale)
South side (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 a.m., season three finale)
Star Trek: Prodigy (Paramount+, Thursday, 3:01 a.m., season one finale)