TV Nov. 29 – Dec. 2: Corporate, The Undoing, Masterpiece: 50 Fabulous Years, My Psychedelic Love Story, Finding Agnes, The Holiday Movies That Made Us, Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic, Alien Worlds, Hazel Brugger, Fierce, SEAL Team, Baby God

Holy cabin fever, but though I sometimes fear I have gotten to the end of streaming, there are in fact fresh series, episodes and seasons. Here is the latest batch of new-TV notes.

Catching up

“The third and final season of the Comedy Central workplace comedy Corporate begins streaming Friday, Nov. 27. For those stuck working from home and communicating by daily video conference calls, CORPORATE offers a return to the comfort and nostalgia of the grim and soul-crushing office life everyone has come to desperately miss during social distancing. Season 3 follows Matt (Matt Ingebretson), Jake (Jake Weisman), Grace (Aparna Nancherla, A Simple Favor), and the rest of Hampton DeVille as they face the struggles of content creation, workplace conflicts, business trips, and finally learning to climb the corporate ladder.”

Sunday Nov. 29

The Undoing (season finale HBO 8pmCT/9ET) “The culminating episode of THE UNDOING, HBO’s thrilling limited-series from David E. Kelley and director Susanne Bier (Bird Box), premieres Sunday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET. In the series finale, “The Bloody Truth,” Haley (Noma Dumezweni, BLACK EARTH RISING) walks an ethical tightrope in her defense strategy, and as the courtroom theatre mounts, Grace (Nicole Kidman, BIG LITTLE LIES) takes measures to protect herself and her family.”

Masterpiece: 50 Fabulous Years (PBS 8pmET/7CT) “Celebrate the iconic series that introduced generations of PBS viewers to the delights of British drama. From “Upstairs Downstairs” to “I, Claudius” to “The Jewel in the Crown” and “Downton Abbey,” MASTERPIECE has stood the test of time.”

My Psychedelic Love Story (doc premiere 8pmCT/9ET Crave, app) “The feature-length documentary film recounts the wild adventures of two seemingly innocent people on the run in an international saga of mystery and lust. But was Leary’s “perfect love” a CIA plant who helped take him down? Or was she simply a rich, beautiful young woman out for the adventure of a lifetime with the man Richard Nixon called “Public Enemy #1″?”

Monday Nov. 30

Finding Agnes (movie premiere Netflix) “On an emotional journey in Morocco, an entrepreneur pieces together the turbulent life of his estranged mother and meets her adopted daughter.”

Tuesday Dec. 1

Angela’s Christmas Wish (movie premiere Netflix) “With her father working far away in Australia, a determined Angela makes a plan — and a heartfelt wish — to reunite her family in time for the holidays. Starring Lucy O’Connell, Brendan Mullins, Ruth Negga.”

The Holiday Movies That Made Us (doc series season premiere Netflix) “Unwrap the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.”

Wednesday Dec. 2

Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic (comedy premiere Netflix) “In this English-language special, Icelandic comedian Ari Eldjárn pokes fun at Nordic rivalries, Hollywood’s take on Thor, the whims of toddlers and more.”

Alien Worlds (sci-fi series premiere Netflix) “Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, this series blends science fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.”

Hazel Brugger: Tropical (comedy premiere Netflix) “In this stand-up special, comedian Hazel Brugger offers her breezy takes on unruly geese, chatty gynecologists, German bank loans and more.”

Fierce (movie premiere Netflix) “A gifted young singer becomes an instant sensation on a popular talent show. But her real goal is earning the love of her father, a member of the jury.”

SEAL Team (Season 4 premiere on CBS Global 8pmCT /9ET) “Bravo Team reunites with Jason and Cerberus, then go underground to search booby-trapped tunnels for terrorist leader Al-Hazred, in part two of the two-hour fourth season premiere of SEAL TEAM, at a special time on Wednesday, Dec. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.”

Baby God (HBO doc premiere 8pmCT/9pm HBO, Crave app) “The film examines the work of the infamous Nevada fertility specialist Dr. Quincy, a man who deceived countless women struggling to conceive by using his own sperm, without their knowledge or consent, to impregnate them. Directed and produced by Hannah Olson (WHO KILLED MALCOLM X), the documentary follows several of Quincy’s offspring as they grapple with new information about their origins, the scope of Fortier’s misdeeds, and the impact his genes have on how they view their own identities.”

What is d2tv anyway? I’m so glad you asked. This is the latest iteration of my TV writing/blogging that began back in 1986 or so? at the Winnipeg Sun, continued briefly in print and on the web at the Montreal Gazette and finally, here, for myself and YOU! Having newly (July 2020) left the full-time journalism business for a brief rest aka vacation and moved myself and d2tv head office to my hometown of Winnipeg (YAY), I am hoping to put more time and features on this blog, which is still currently mostly a collection of Canadian streaming and broadcast programming notes focussing on premieres of new and returning series, specials etc, with the occasional series finale thrown in for sentimental reasons. Reviews are, for the moment, only occasional. If you spot an error or oversight or have a recommendation to share, please do so in the comments or by emailing me at the above address. Glad you’re here. PS: Reminder that I’m trying to keep the ET/CT times straight but sometimes, there will be mixups (I’m a pensioner for chrissakes!) so do let me know if there is a problem and I will makes very sincere empathic (empathetic?) noises. (edit note: please check the previous. Hello? Is there no editor in charge? edit reply: the editor will go to work when the editor gets paid. blogger reply: You’ll get paid when… when… No I better not say it out loud. *storms off, fuming*)

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