Do you want to know what to see this weekend? There is a lot available, starting with The Witcher temporada 2. Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Paramount Plus, Hulu, and other streaming services are introducing a new lineup of shows and movies for your compulsive pleasure.
This weekend’s line-up also includes the premiere of Yellowstone Prequel 1883, which tells how Kevin Costner’s ancestors came to Montana and founded his massive ranch. We’re not sure which is more exciting: seeing Tim McGraw and Faith Hill play a married couple for the first time, or Sam Elliott’s mustache.
Also, this weekend brings the South Park: Post COVID 2 special, the post-apocalyptic drama Station Eleven and the return of Saturday Night Live fan favorite character MacGruber. Do you want some Christmas cheer? Our guide to the best Christmas movies has you covered.
Check out our full guide on what to see this weekend.
The Witcher temporada 2 (Netflix)
After a wait of nearly two years, The Witcher finally returns for more monster hunting, sorcery, and high-fantasy storytelling. Netflix has made a big bet on the show, which has already produced a spinoff anime film. And it seems to be paying off: The Witcher Season 2 Reviews they’re comparing the new episodes to Game of Thrones (in a good way).
The second season takes a more direct approach to the narrative, which fans may find some relief. Gone are the leaps in time and place. Instead, the focus largely resides on the mentoring relationship that develops between Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) and Princess Ciri (Freya Allan). Cavill is giving off some daddy vibes and it’s hot. Meanwhile, Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) survived the Battle of Sodden, but is a prisoner of war. You must rely on some unlikely allies to find a way out.
Streaming now on Netflix
1883 (Paramount Plus)
Welcome to the Yellowstone Universe of Cinema. The flagship series has become a huge success for Paramount Network and naturally the powers that be at ViacomCBS want to squeeze every last juice out of their IP. Thus, we have 1883, a prequel set during the western expansion. Married country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill play James and Margaret Dutton, who later found Yellowstone Ranch which Kevin Costner’s John Dutton will eventually inherit and manage.
But before they can claim a claim in Montana, the Duttons and their daughter Elsa (Isabel May) have to get there first. For help, they turn to Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott), a cowboy who guides settlers down the dusty and dangerous route west. And if you think the modern drama of the current Yellowstone season 4 is ruthless, 1883 could be even more treacherous. There it will be be blood.
We also have a complete guide to how to watch 1883 online – and how watch Yellowstone season 4 episode 8 too.
Broadcast on Sunday (December 19) at Paramount Plus
Station Eleven (HBO Max)
The premise of the new Station Eleven limited series may seem inspired by the current pandemic, but in reality, the show is adapted from an extraordinarily prescient 2014 novel by Emily St. John Mandel. A deadly flu kills 99 percent of Earth’s population, wiping out civilization as we know it.
Twenty years later, a traveling group performs Shakespeare’s plays for small communities of survivors. The Traveling Symphony ensemble, which includes Kirsten (Mackenzie Davis), is committed to spreading theater, music and culture, even if the world is in shambles. But they still struggle with what has happened to them and to society. Everything feels so vividly, painfully similar to the current moment. Can art make sense of catastrophe? Station Eleven is going to try.
Streaming now on HBO Max
South Park: Post COVID: Return of COVID (Paramount Plus)
The follow-up to the November South Park: Post COVID special continues 40 years into the future, with Kyle, Stan and Cartman as adults. In the first installment, Kenny, a wealthy adult, created a time machine so he could go back and prevent the pandemic from starting. However, his work stopped when someone killed him. RIP Kenny!
Now his friends must work together to complete the mission and hopefully save Kenny in the process. They also have to find out what’s going on with Butters, now known as Victor Chaos (pronounced Chaws). And Cartman is being difficult because, well, it’s Cartman.
Streaming now on Paramount Plus
MacGruber (pavo real)
Will Forte relives his signature Saturday Night Live persona, an obscene version of Macgyver. MacGruber already starred in a movie box office bomb, but hey, why not give it one more try on a TV series? This type of parody usually works best in small doses.
Picking up 10 years after the events of the film, the show finds America’s supreme hero and super patriot finally released from prison for killing Dieter von Cunth (Val Kilmer). His new mission is to take down a mysterious villain from his past, Brigade Commander Enos Queeth (Billy Zane). To save the world, MacGruber reunites his old team, which includes Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) and Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe).
Streaming now on Peacock
Swan Song (Apple TV Plus)
Oscar winner Mahershala Ali stars in this Black Mirror-style film as Cameron, a loving husband and father who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. His doctor (Glenn Close) presents Cameron with a radical and controversial workaround that could save his family from the pain of his death, replacing himself with a carbon copy clone. The replica would look, act, and speak like Cameron, and have all his memories but without the disease.
While the premise wouldn’t be out of place in Black Mirror, Swan Song is less of a sci-fi horror story and more of a poignant meditation on pain. Cameron faces an impossible situation, one that forces you to consider how you would handle your swan song.
Streaming now on Apple TV Plus
Madre / Android (Hulu)
Here’s another sci-fi movie, “set in the near future.” Georgia (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her boyfriend Sam (Algee Smith) are days away from the arrival of their first child when their country is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Androids, commonly used as workers and servants, have become sentient and rise up against humans.
To deliver the baby, the couple embark on a harrowing journey to safety in Boston. But first, they must face No Man’s Land, an android fortress.
Streaming now on Hulu
The Hand of God (Netflix)
Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, The Young Pope) delivers this love letter to his hometown of Naples. Like Alfonso Cuarón did with Roma and Kenneth Branagh with this year’s Belfast, Sorrentino draws from his own youth to create a vivid and completely personal coming-of-age story.
In the 1980s, the teenage Fabietto Schisa (Filippo Scotti) lives a relatively happy existence with his noisy family. Study philosophy, listen to music and watch the great soccer player Diego Maradona play for the Napoli team. Then tragedy strikes and Fabietto’s life changes forever.
Streaming now on Netflix
Season 4 claws (TNT)
This is the final season of the very dark and hilarious comedy set in a Florida nail salon. Desna Simms (Niecy Nash-Betts) and her team of manicurists have made their way from painting nails to laundering money to running a criminal enterprise.
The season 3 finale left everyone in precarious positions, none but Desna. His plan to steal pills from Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris) is threatened when Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes) joins his side. But Desna always has a backup scheme and this time, it’s selling pills through multi-level marketing.
It will air on Sunday (December 19) on TNT (via Honda)
Shatner in Space (Amazon Prime Video)
Star Trek actor William Shatner’s special journey into space aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin feels like half infomercial, half poignant account of finally going, boldly, to the final frontier.
Is taking Captain Kirk into space the best use of resources? No. Does it solve any of the myriad problems we face on Earth? Absolutely not. But it’s still great to see Shatner excited about his crashed journey and become the oldest person to go to space.
Streaming now on Amazon Prime Video
Buscando a Magic Mike (HBO Max)
Channing Tatum is helping the men get back on their feet in this reality series that puts 10 normal men in a Magic Mike-style training ground. There, they learn sexy and sassy dance routines to win a $ 100,000 prize.
Adam Rodriguez, a member of the cast of the films, acts as the host. Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh are producers. The goal of the show is not necessarily to find the best dancer, but to raise these guys. Most of them are depressed for one reason or another, and stripping is their way to get their mojos back.
Streaming now on HBO Max
The Real Housewives of Miami temporada 4 (Peacock)
After almost a decade, RHOM is back! However, not much has changed, there is still a lot of DRAMA in South Florida. We’re getting everything from allegations about shady OnlyFans accounts to allegations about trying to be the next Kim Kardashian (both are about Larsa Pippen, FYI).
Returning cast members include Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, and Pippen, joined by newcomers Guerdy Abraira, Dr. Nicole Martin, and Julia Lemigova (the first openly LGBTQIA + housewife).
Streaming now on Peacock
Vender Tampa (Netflix)
Selling Sunset perfected the combination of real estate porn and Housewives-style drama. Now her formula is being replicated and transferred to Tampa, where military vet Sharelle Rosado owns an all-female brokerage firm.
Sharelle has big plans to grow Allure Realty and take advantage of the city’s booming real estate market. Your agents will make deals left and right in glamorous mansions by the water. In between, though, expect some competitive disputes and territory branding.
Streaming now on Netflix