8 TV Shows, Movies, and Audio Books to Help You Survive Another Week


We’re almost done with 2020 but still have a few more weeks to go. These TV shows and movies will hopefully make things a little better. Happy streaming!

Below, the specific TV shows and movies to check out this week: 

Sunday, December 13

The Worst Warlock: A new audio project voice-starring Carey Mulligan. Here’s the official summary, per a press email: “In The Worst Warlock, Elijah Muddle, the son of a spiteful farmer, has become an apprentice to the town’s warlock, Caliban. The chance to escape his terrible father and learn magic is a dream come true! Until… it turns out that Elijah’s internal magic is wonky, and he is the absolute worst warlock ever—all his spells go wildly wrong. When he is suddenly promoted to Chief Warlock, hilarious and disastrous consequences ensue.”  Available on Audible 

Couples Therapy: The COVID Special: Read the official description, below. 8 p.m. ET on Showtime 

“When the COVID lockdown hits New York in March, renowned therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik is deep in therapy with many couples in crisis. Suddenly, these couples find themselves facing a radical new reality: They are literally trapped together. In therapy sessions conducted entirely over Zoom, the couples’ struggles push Dr. Guralnik to the limits of her insight and skill. Some couples are forced into conflict they can no longer avoid; some rise above to discover renewed love and connection. All emerge with their relationships profoundly changed.”

Monday, December 14 

Tiny Pretty Things: Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this addictive new series about an elite ballet academy in Chicago. Streaming on Netflix 

Tuesday, December 15 

Song Exploder: Learn the stories behind the music from artists like Dua Lipa and Nine Inch Nails. Streaming on Netflix 

Wednesday, December 16 

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding: Per a Netflix description, “Prodigal daughter Tumi goes home for the holidays and manages to ruin her sister’s wedding plans. Now she must make things right before it’s too late.” Streaming on Netflix 

Thursday, December 17 

The Stand: Here is CBS All Access’s official description for this series: “Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, CBS All Access’s The Stand stars Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, and many more. The limited event series will also feature an all-new coda written by Stephen King.” Streaming on CBS All Access 

Friday, December 18

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Viola Davis and the late, great Chadwick Boseman are shoo-ins for Oscar nominations (and hopefully wins) in this drama about an afternoon recording session with Ma Rainey, the Mother of Blues. Streaming on Netflix 

Saturday, December 19 

Christmas Carousel: Read Hallmark’s official description, below. 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark 

“When Lila is hired by the Royal Family of Ancadia to restore their carousel as a surprise present for the prince’s niece, she works with him side-by-side to complete it by Christmas. Along the way, they learn they’re more similar than they would have thought and also help each other realize the path in life their hearts want them to follow.”


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