Streamer Monthly November 2019

Credit: Netflix

I know it has been a few months since I’ve published the Streamer Monthly. I will resume starting this month by highlighting popular movies and shows, and ones I find interesting. I will no longer do the full lists unfortunately as they are time consuming and my perfectionism makes formatting the long lists tedious.

Later this month I will give details on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service that starts later this month. Also in the future I will do articles highlighting other streaming services as well as pieces on different shows featured on the streaming platforms (Anime, Sci-fi etc).

PlayStation Vue

Sony’s cable-like streaming service, PlayStation Vue, will be discontinued January 30 of next year. Started in 2015, the service allowed viewers to watch cable channels and some local channels on their PlayStations and Rokus. (Source: PlayStation Blog)

Failed negotiations with Viacom a few years ago lost them dozens of channels (including Comedy Central, MTV family of channels, Lifetime family of channels, and Spike (now called the Paramount Network)) PS Vue also lacked The CW and CBS from launch (though does carry CBS news and sports).

Other options for live TV include, Sling TV, Hulu (with their Live TV package) and even YouTube. Later this month I will give a break down of different live TV options including lineups and prices.

HBO

His Dark Materials

Adapting Phillip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy of books, the series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), who comes from another world in search of a lost friend and discovers a plot involving kidnapped children. Series also stars Ruth Wilson (‘Luther’, ‘The Affair’), and James McAvoy (‘IT: Chapter Two’, ‘Split’). (Source: HBO)

This is not the first attempt at an adaption as ‘Golden Compass’ (the U.S. name of the first book in the trilogy) starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman released in 2007. Unfortunately while it did well worldwide it didn’t so well in the U.S.

The series (which will run two seasons) is a joint venture between BBC and HBO (with BBC producing it and HBO releasing it worldwide). It will be available through Amazon Prime and Hulu with the premium HBO add-on, in addition to the HBO Go app.

Starring: Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Streaming Service: Hulu/ Amazon Prime (Through Premium Add-On)

Date: November 4

Amazon Prime

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

The popular series featuring Jack Ryan from the Tom Clancy novels (and also featured in several feature films) returns for its second season this month. The series stars Jonh Krasinski from popular NBC series ‘The Office’ and the hit horror movie ‘A Quiet Place’.

Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, John Hoogenakker

Previous Season: Amazon Prime

Streaming Service: Amazon Prime

Date: November 1

The Man In The High Castle

Amazon Prime’s popular alternate reality series premieres for its fourth and final season. Based on the Phillip K. Dick novel of the same name, ‘The Man In The High Castle’ takes place in an alternate world where the Axis powers have won and America is divided by Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany.

Starring: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell

Previous Seasons: Amazon Prime

Streaming Service: Amazon Prime

Date: November 15

Netflix

The Witcher

The long awaited Netflix series based on the Polish novels (which also inspired the video games) by author Andrzej Sapkowski, gets a trailer and premiere date. ‘The Witcher’ follows Geralt (Henry Cavill) a monster hunter known as a Witcher (who go threw mutations) who hunts down beasts and creatures normal men can’t handle.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: December 20

Coming This Month

November 1

Matrix Trilogy

The popular Cyberpunk trilogy returns to Netflix. Computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) discovers the world he lives in isn’t real and that humanity has been enslaved by machines. The mysterious Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) believes he is the answer to saving humanity and trains him on how take advantage of The Matrix, the artificial world created by the machines.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: November 1

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphan

The latest ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ series comes to Netflix. 300 years after the Calamity War, a conflict arises on Mars.

Starring: Bill Rogers, Adin Rudd, Jennifer Alyx

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: November 1

Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!

The popular makeover show heads to Japan.

Starring: Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: November 1

November 5

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

The popular reboot of the 1980’s cartoon returns for its fourth season.

Starring: Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, AJ Michalka

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: November 5

November 15

Toys That Made Us

The show that tells the stories behind toys from our childhood returns for a third season this month.

Credit: Netflix

Starring: Donald Ian Black, Mark Bellomo, David Vonner

Previous Seasons: Netflix

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: November 15

November 22

Nailed It! Holiday

The popular cooking show where armatures trying to recreate baked goods, with hilarious results, returns for another a second holiday season (it’s fourth overall). “Hwes!”

Starring: Nicole Byer, Jacques Torres

Previous Seasons: Netflix

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: November 22

November 27

The Irishman

Set in the 1950’s the Martin Scorsese movie follows a hit man through his rise through a crime family in Pennsylvania.

Starring: Jesse Plemons, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: November 27

November 28

Levius

A new anime that follows Levius, who fights in the world of Mecha Boxing using his steam powered prosthetic arm.

Starring: TBA

Streaming Service: Netflix

Date: November 28

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