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Jenny Ortega played the original goth girl in “Wednesday: Season 1” (TV-14), comedy about the eldest child in the Addams family. She has the perfect cast, deadpan and dark with a terribly black sense of humor, and proves just as out of place when she is sent to an exclusive academy for children of the supernatural variety. Gwendolyn Christie, Riki Lindhome and Emma Myers star in the series, produced and directed by Tim Burton. (Netflix)
An elite team of FBI profilers reunite in “Criminal Minds: Evolution: Season 1” (TV-14), the revival of an old television treatment room. Joe Mantegna, AJ Cook, Kirsten Vangness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster reprise their roles. New episodes on Thursdays. (Paramount+)
Two SWAT soldiers (Luke Evans and Michiel Huisman) are sent on a personal mission when a young scientist (Jessica Ann Collins), brother of one and wife of the other, goes missing in Colombia in a military thriller. “Echo 3: Season one” (TV-MA). New episodes on Fridays. (Apple TV+)
Mixture of True Crime Drama and Shattered American Dream, Limited Series “Welcome to Chippendales” (TV-MA) chronicles the rise and fall of the exotic dance empire for women created by Somen “Steve” Banerjee (Kumail Nanjiani) in the 1980s. New episodes on Tuesdays. (Hulu).
True Stories: A Touching Documentary “Goodnight Oppie” (2022, PG) chronicles the journey and accomplishments of the Opportunity rover, sent in 2003 to explore the surface of Mars on a 90-day mission that spanned 15 years. (Main video)
As Thanksgiving dinner comes down to leftovers, holiday movies kick in. Hulu covers its holiday-themed movies and shows on the Holidays Hub, and Peacock has a Hallmark page.
New to Netflix is a romantic drama. “Noel’s Diary” (2022, TV-PG) with Justin Hartley while HBO Max “Christmas Secret” (2022, TV-14) and “Festive Harmony” (2022, TV-14).
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“Moon Dream” (2022, PG-13) explores the career and creative life of David Bowie through a rich selection of concert films, archival interviews and rare footage.
Also new is a raunchy romantic comedy “Bros” (2022, right) with Billy Eichner and romantic drama “Good house” (2022, right) with Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline. (Also on DVD and Redbox)
“Swimmers” (2022, PG-13) dramatizes the true story of Yusra and Sarah Mardini, sisters who fled war-torn Syria and went on to swim at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.
Morgan Freeman says “Our Universe” (TV-PG), a limited series of science documentary that explores the forces that shape the universe and life on Earth.
A therapist (Sosie Bacon) must confront her traumatic past after seeing terrifying visions in a creepy horror movie. “Smile” (2022, p).
“Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin: Season 1” (TV-14), a spin-off of big-screen musical comedies starring Adam Devine as Bumper Allen.
Carla Gugino Leading the Ensemble “Leopard Skin: Season 1” (TV-MA), a thriller set in a hotel where armed terrorists take everyone hostage. Created by Sebastian Gutierrez.
New on disk and in Redbox: “Bros”, “Good House”, “Father of the Bride (2022)”
Sean Axmaker is a film critic and writer based in Seattle. His streaming film and television reviews can be found at https://streamondemandathome.com. © 2022 Sean Axmaker