10 of the best new shows to watch in November
Catch the killers
Thursday, November 4
With David Fincher’s Mindhunter on hiatus indefinitely, those looking for the stories behind the infamous serial killers have had to rely on Netflix’s somewhat haphazard collection of real crime documentaries that diverge wildly in quality. For every distinctive Nightstalker, there is a disappointing Sons of Sam. The latest contender for the true crown of crime is Catching Killers who unveils details of cases such as the Happy Face Killer and the Green River Killer through interviews with investigators who worked there. The series examines the personal effect these crimes had on detectives, but also their broader societal consequences.
Narcos Mexico – Season 3
Friday 5 November
This is the “final blow” for this Mexican spin-off of the hit Netflix series. As the show moves from the late ’80s to the’ 90s, it’s more maximalist than ever, a sweaty mix of Versace shirts, fur coats, and neon-drenched Ray Ban aviators. Following the imprisonment of Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna), the rules have changed. With the new cartels attempting to establish themselves at a time of great political upheaval, the bloodshed accelerates and chaos reigns. It is the disappearance of the old guard to be replaced by the new emerging pivots that rule this brutal and violent world without remorse.
Big Mouth – Season 5
Friday 5 November
The hormonal soup is about to get even thicker at Bridgeton Middle School in the fifth season of the obscene animated series. Now well into their teens, our favorite stinkers are facing the intensity of their first relationships with couples Jessi and Nick; Jay and Lola; and Missy and Devon running the gamut of emotions as Matthew grapples with his sexuality. This season, the group is tackling the presence of “love bugs” and “hate worms” which infect their bodies at all times. The fifth installment of the series will also see the characters become more politically and socially aware, moving away from their usual feelings and turning to a wider comic field.
Exchange the shop
Tuesday, November 9
No, not a cover of Noel Edmonds’ Saturday morning children’s show, but rather a whimsical mix of Antique Roadshow and The Repair Shop. The Swap Shop in question is a rural Tennessee radio show that alerts listeners to the availability of all manner of collectibles and knick-knacks in the area. The series follows those on a mad rush to find everything, vintage car parts, retro racers, spooky comics, and even headless mannequins to find out why these items have such personal significance and what sparked their unique obsession.
Wednesday November 10
With storytelling from stars such as Rashida Jones, Rebel Wilson, and Bryan Cranston, Animal is an up-close and fully immersive look at some of the natural world’s most enchanting inhabitants. The four-part series tells the individual stories of particular creatures, from a protective mother lioness to a curious young octopus. The docuseries aren’t just a mind-blowing screensaver, mind-blowing cinematography aside, Animal attempts to explore the similarities between the disparate group and what makes them so alluring to us humans.
Love never lies
Thursday November 11
Australians are generally credited with spicing up the reality genre and making it the show we pretend to hate, but our Spanish friends also know how to bring the drama by the bucket. Netflix’s latest dating show Love Never Lies, or Amor Con Fianza, sees six couples sequestered in an exotic villa who are tested by the all-seeing Eye Detect, a McGuffin who can read whether the individual is lying or not. by the movement and dilation of their eyes. The tech aspect might be downright absurd, but the prop serves as a plot device that keeps the contestants as paranoid and anxious as possible, sowing doubt in the minds of couples as they strive to win. the prize of € 100,000 and being the last couple standing.
Tiger King 2
Wednesday 17 November
The original docuseries racked up a colossal 60 million views worldwide in the first panic weeks of the lockdown, but it remains to be seen whether the second part of this tiger’s story will draw such a captive audience. No matter how exciting and intoxicating the new revelations in this ongoing saga may be, Tiger King is now synonymous with the days of relentless banana bread baking and Joe Wicks’ show jumping. Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic have turned into symbols of an era we don’t want to remember, their notoriety is a symptom of our collective state of mind in distress. Tiger King 2 delves deeper into the strange lives of owners of notorious big cats, but they may have to change their stripes to make a real impression this time around.
Friday 19 November
Expectations are high for this live-action adaptation of the beloved and influential space-western anime. Cowboy Bebop is a hyperkinetic, bouncy feast that follows the journey through the cosmos of the insanely cool bounty hunter Spike Spiegel (John Cho) and his shady and misfit colleagues Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) as ‘They hunt down the outlaws and try to escape the clutches of the dark Syndicate. Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) with an impressive team of showrunners which includes Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) André Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Jeff Pinkner ( Venom) which strives to retain its dayglo comic book roots. The cheeky, luscious tone that borrows generously from Elmore Leonard and the sour sarcasm of the intergalactic sitcom Red Dwarf should thrill fans and newcomers alike.
Wednesday, November 24
Comedian Kevin Hart, still in division, goes straight into this drama series from the producers of Narcos. Hart extends his talents by playing world famous comedian Kid who reunites with his ailing older brother Carlton (Wesley Snipes) after a concert in his hometown. The two struggle to settle their differences, embarking on an excessive party night in which an incident occurs that threatens to destroy Kid’s career.
Sell Sunset – Season 4
Wednesday, November 24
After an intolerable 15-month wait, Netflix’s most successful reality TV show is finally resurfacing. So much has changed for real estate housewives, and as the show’s popularity has grown, so has the thirst for casting information. As with the last few years of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, viewers are now ahead of the curve with social media and gossip sites that focus on every quarrel, every flirt, every fake friendship. Few surprises remain, but there is a palpable sense of anticipation as the drama unfolds, especially the puzzling relationship that has developed between Chrishell Stause and her boss Jason Oppenheim.
Fans are also aware that the Oppenheim group has become more fragmented, so this might be the last time we see the stunning Christine Quinn (part demonic Barbie doll, part vintage Traci Lords) demolish a rival with a quip like a villain. Jackie Collins with the razor-sharp tongue. . Between moans and mind games, they also manage to sell some magnificent properties. Pornographic property and outrageous soapy shenanigans – Selling Sunset is TV heaven to get away from it all.