Six of the best new shows to watch in November

Tampa Baes

Friday 5 November
Tampa Baes is a reality TV show that follows the often tumultuous relationships between lesbian friends in Florida as they weave their way through the glitzy world of the city’s ever-expanding LGBTQ + scene. Taking cues from classic MTV reality shows like The Real World and Jersey Shore, it’s a mind-boggling tale, warts and all. Although the series has been criticized for its lack of racial diversity, the producers claim that focusing on an organic group of friends, rather than relying on fabricated camaraderie, reinforces the authenticity of the series.

The curse of the Chippendales

Friday 12 November
From the production team behind Tina, Tina Turner and Sophie’s recent documentary: A Murder in West Cork comes the fascinating story of the Chippendales. Fans of the incisive Welcome to Your Fantasy podcast will be familiar with the bizarre story of the much-mocked dance troupe. The Curse of the Chippendales follows the same path, surpassing the baby lotion façade of the gyrating himbos to reveal an adrenaline-fueled story of greed, gangsters, drugs and murder.

The wheel of time

Rosamind Pike as Moiraine Damodred in The Wheel of Time

Friday 19 November
Billed as a lavish epic (is there another?), The Wheel of Time hopes to trap any apathetic Game of Thrones fans still mourning the loss of their weekly fix of incest and dragons. Based on the bestselling Robert Jordan novels, it features Rosamund Pike as Moiraine, who is part of a powerful all-female magical organization called Aes Sedai that attempts to locate a reincarnated Supreme Being with the potential to save or destroy. humanity. Moiraine persuades five young people to join her in her quest – on which she tries to detect the messiah among them. With the rumor that Amazon has invested $ 10 million per episode, and with its expensive adaptation of The Lord of the Rings as well, the streaming service has not given up on the quest for an audience the size of Game of Thrones. Again.



Michael Keaton in Dopesick

Michael Keaton in Dopesick

Friday 12 November
Starring Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever and Michael Stulhlbarg, Dopesick tells the horrific story of the opioid epidemic in the United States. From Keaton’s stray doctor, Dever’s hopelessly addicted young girl, and Stuhlbarg’s spooky turn as Richard Sackler of Purdue Pharma, he dramatizes the family-owned pharmaceutical company’s promotion of OxyContin across the United States, this which makes them one of the richest families in the country even as the takers of their potent pain reliever have grown up addicted to drugs, often falling into crime and miserable despair. Raw, captivating and emotional, Dopesick makes the complex compelling, never losing sight of the human side of this dark and seemingly endless tragedy.

Choe’s show

Wednesday, November 24
In this chaotic and unconventional talk show, artist David Choe, a friend of the stars, chats with his famous guests as he paints their portraits. Think of it as a midpoint between Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and Painting with Bob Ross. Choe tries to capture Val Kilmer, Will Arnett, and Maya Erskine, among others, in a new light, exposing their vulnerabilities and exorcising their inner demons. Visibly influenced by his great friend Anthony Bourdain, the much-missed culinary obsession and street philosopher, Choe relishes uncomfortable moments with an emphasis on immediacy and openness, making spectacle a curious art form- therapy.

The Beatles: Come Back

Thursday 25 November
Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson introduces us to The Beatles, with unprecedented access to over 60 hours of never-before-seen footage recorded by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. The series traces the history of the tumultuous writing and recording sessions of the band’s latest album, Let It Be, and their preparation for their farewell rooftop gig at their Apple Corps’ London headquarters. Their restless creative process and well-documented disagreements are on display, but they are balanced by the warmth and affection between the Fab Four.

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