James Spader returns tonight as Reddy Red McRedderston (we probably should have looked that up) in one of the longer running show on television, while IMDb joins the streaming world with a scripted spy story. However, we’re in the mood to think about what makes us and the world around us tick. Here’s what WE think you should watch:
I Am Greta [Hulu]
If you don’t want to feel depressed comparing yourself and your accomplishments to 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, this might not be the show for you. If you are more confident than that, watch this biography of one of this Century’s most significant fighters for the future of this planet.
Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds [Apple TV]
Werner Herzog goes chasing meteor strikes the way only he can. You know you want to watch the 78-year-old spooky-quirky German documentarian traverse the country in constant fascination for the way distant substances crash into the Earth.
Dateline [NBC, 9p]
Tonight’s all-new, two hour mystery investigates the murder of a popular pediatric dentist—with reporting from fan-favorite Keith Morrison.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- Brad would like to issue his weekly reminder that there’s a little show called The Mandalorian on Disney+. It’s got Pedro Pascale as a bounty hunter, Baby Yoda, and some of the best Star Wars Universe plots since just after the Empire struck back.
- From the Oh, Wow, That’s Still On, Huh, Well, I’ll Be Damned files: The Blacklist starring James Spader as a more modern, tech-savvy sort of bounty hunter returns tonight for its long-awaited eighth season on NBC.
- IMDb finally gets to list its own series these days, as it debuts Alex Rider, a spy thriller based on a set of novels by British author Anthony Horowitz. Otto Farrant plays our titular teenaged hero.
- Forest Whitaker stars as a toymaker in what Netflix hopes will be an immediate holiday classic (although releasing it in early November might be a tell. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey boasts an impressive and fun supporting cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, and Ricky Martin, not to mention new songs from John Legend.
- Much of today’s programming seems to have something to do with childlike wonder, and if you’re feeling those spirits deep inside your bones. First, see a doctor. Once he makes sure you are alright, check out Inside Pixar on Disney+. You can pretty well guess what it’s about.
- If you’re jonesing for a dark thriller from Spain and can’t wait the six months it will be for the fifth season of Money Heist, Netflix debuts The Minions of Midas which centers on Victor, a businessman blackmailed by a shady organization.