With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to navigate, choosing what to watch has never been harder. To make things easier, here are our best tune-in tips for the week ahead.
This true crime miniseries wraps up tonight with its final episode. The show offers a look into the 1998 murders of William and Patricia Wycherley by their daughter Susan and son-in-law Christopher Edwards. Don’t miss the incredible performances by Olivia Colman and David Thewlis as the mild-mannered couple who decide to kill her parents in a crime that went unsolved for over a decade.
This one from Sweden sounds interesting. Billed as a drama-comedy hybrid, “Anxious People” is about a thief who decides to rob a cashless bank and ends up taking hostages at an open house. It just gets weirder. After the perpetrator gives up, a father and son cop duo storm the house only to discover that it’s empty. Huh? Apparently the entire scenario is one big puzzle that the viewer needs to solve by listening to different versions of the story being told by the hostages. Worth a look if only for its uniqueness.
The Book of Boba Fett
The latest “Star Wars” spinoff from Disney Plus finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld. The pair eventually return to Tatooine to reclaim territory that was once owned by Jabba the Hutt and the rest of his crime syndicate. Will it match the success of “The Mandalorian”?
While 2022 didn’t give us much to laugh about, it appears comedy is on many programming menus this week. The jokes begin with the third season of “The Standups,” in which new comedians deliver hilarious sets in New York City.
If you are a fan of Netflix’s “Elite,” this German import should be on your radar. A 19-year-old waitress infiltrates a group of wealthy teens whom she holds responsible for her brother’s death. Expect lots of rich kids, snobby attitudes and some intrigue.
A frustrated housewife and her best friend launch an illegal coupon-club scheme that scams millions from corporations while delivering deals to coupon clippers. Kind of like Robin Hood for a new generation. Hot on the trail of the duo is a loss-prevention officer and a determined U.S. postal inspector. The movie features a star-studded cast including Kristen Bell, Bebe Rexha and Joel McHale.
Amazon Prime Video
Canada’s New Year’s Eve: Countdown to 2022
Canadian comedian Rick Mercer counts down to the new year in a special featuring musical performances from across the country.
CBC and CBC Gem, 11 p.m.
Howie Mandel’s 3rd Annual Stand-Up Gala
Another funnyman will help ring in 2022 with performances from various comedians. This was a last-minute replacement as the original plan was to simulcast Fox’s “New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast” hosted by Ken Jeong and Joel McHale. The Times Square special was yanked because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the Big Apple.
CTV and CTV.ca, 11:30 p.m.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest
For the traditionalists, you can’t really go wrong with Ryan Seacrest, right? The show will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a performance from Napanee, Ontario’s own Avril Lavigne. Other performers include OneRepublic, French Montana, Big Boi and Walker Hayes.
Citytv and Citytv.com, 8 p.m.
Next Level Chef
The new year means new shows, but for Gordon Ramsay it just means more of the same. The famous chef is back with another cooking competition series. Described as a “culinary gauntlet,” each floor of the set features a different kitchen. From the pristine top floor to the barren basement, the ingredients will apparently match the environment they are placed in.
CTV and CTV.ca, 8 p.m.
The new season just dropped on Crave on Christmas Day. The series revolves around a rural Canadian community with plenty of relatable characters. This season features the men getting physicals, the launch of a new energy drink, and a video game battle between the hockey players and the Skids.