What to watch on Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO GO, Netflix and Prime Video this November 2023

, What to watch on Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO GO, Netflix and Prime Video this November 2023
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Photo: Netflix

Halloween may have passed, but that hasn’t stopped us from lusting after great TV. So, grab the popcorn, sit back, and enjoy November’s varied offerings.


New on Apple TV+:
Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters  

This slick series is based on the mythology of recent Godzilla movies. After Godzilla and the Titans destroy San Francisco, it starts with an action-packed family drama about two siblings (Ren Watabe and Anna Sawai), who were completely unaware of each other until their father disappears.

As they dig deeper into his past, they discover his connection to Monarch, a shady organisation. A series of clues leads them into the world of monsters and to army officer Lee Shaw, played by Kurt Russell in the present day, and his son Wyatt Russell during the 1950s.


Slow Horses

This darkly humorous espionage drama about dysfunctional British intelligence agents known as Slough House returns for a third season of six episodes. Gary Oldman also returns as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but misanthropic leader of the spies. 

A romantic liaison in Istanbul threatens to reveal hidden MI5 secrets this season. As Lamb and his misfits get sucked into a conspiracy, Slough House and MI5 are at risk. The star-studded cast also includes Jack Lowden, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Saskia Reeves


New on Disney+:
Quiz Lady

The sisters in this sitcom-style movie try to find their way back to order with the help of a game show that may be their salvation. Anne Yum (Awkwafina) rushes home to watch her favourite game show every night and answers all the questions correctly. 

She reunites with her sister (Sandra Oh) after their mother’s rest home calls to say she has died. As Mum ran up a huge gambling account and fled and they have to pay it off., they try to recover the money by turning Anne into a game show star after the bad guys kidnap her dog. When she finally reaches the show’s set, she is stumped by one question: what if she trips over her idol and host Terry McTeer (Will Ferrell)?


The Santa Clauses, Season 2

Big and small kid alert! With the ho, ho, holidays just around the corner, The Santa Clauses Season 2 sleighs in. The Santa Clauses took Tim Allen’s Scott Calvin on quite a journey. Santa had intended to retire, but his successor Simon Choksi (Kal Penn) did not live up to his expectations, so he returns to the Christmas business in the North Pole with Mrs Clause (Elizabeth Mitchell). 

Season 2 promises even more holiday goodness as he trains his son Calvin (Austin Kane) to take over. With the addition of a theme park called Santopolis, the new episodes will also feature more Santas than ever before.


A Haunting in Venice  

Agatha Christie’s legendary sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in this rather spooky tale. Based on Agatha Christie’s novel Hallowe’en Party, A Haunting in Venice is set in post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve. 

After retiring and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo to fulfil the demands of a prominent spiritual medium, Joyce Reynolds (Michelle Yeoh). An unassuming guest’s murder plunges the detective into a dark world of shadows and secrets to uncover the killer.


New on HBO GO:
Sing 2

If you enjoyed Sing‘s chaos and smashing tunes, take advantage of the sequel. With a star-studded cast, such as Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, and beyond, the animated musical comedy centres around koala Buster Moon and his talented animal performers. 

In an attempt to grow bigger and better on their next gig, stay tuned to see where Buster is set to launch his dazzling performers in the most prestigious entertainment capital of the world.


The Lost City

After her husband passes away, burnt-out romance writer Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) faces the prospect of her career being derailed by grief. Besides not liking her books, she also dislikes their cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), a dim-witted man who indulges her readers at signings.

Daniel Radcliffe’s character, Abigail Fairfax (a gender-neutral name), abducts her during a promotion for her latest book. Loretta’s lost city is real, and he wants her to translate some ancient writings that lead to a treasure before the volcano erupts. To save Loretta, Alan enlists the help of his meditation guru Jack (Brad Pitt) and her editor Beth (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).


New on Netflix:
The Crown, Season 6, Part 1

It is finally here, the first part of the final entry in Netflix’s dramatisation of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s life and reign.
This season follows Tony Blair’s premiership and chronicles the romance between Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Dodi Fayed (Khalid Abdalla) in 1997, which triggered relentless tabloid coverage, leading to both of their deaths in a car crash. 

In photos and the official The Crown Season 6 poster, they are pictured on the water and in a car, wearing the same outfits they had on when the accident occurred. It also covers Prince William’s (Rufus Kampa, who is replaced by Ed McVey in Part 2) early relationship with Kate Middleton (Meg Bellamy), as well as the marriage of Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Camilla Parker Bowles (Olivia Williams). Fflyn Edwards plays Prince Harry in Part 1 and Luther Ford in Part 2.

Part 1 screens on Nov 16, and Part 2 on Dec 14


Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

Netflix’s buzzy new anime series is based on Edgar Wright’s 2010 film, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Bryan Lee O’Malley’s wildly popular comics. 

Complete with Bryan Lee’s signature chaotic art style, the series will appeal to die-hard fans and newcomers to the Scott Pilgrim-verse. It also brings back the entire Scott Pilgrim vs. The World cast, including Ramona Flowers, and all seven of her evil exes. Additionally, the intro features the song Bloom by Nercy Talkie, a Japanese band that is no stranger to the anime world. 


Squid Game: The Challenge

Based on the moral of Squid Game: The Challenge, the producers took money’s power to do extremist things and ran with it. That’s right, a set of actual challenges inspired by the thriller. The reality TV show follows 456 contestants as they compete in challenges based on Korean children’s games to win a multi-million cash prize: US$4.56 million; the largest prize in history.


New on Prime Video:

Joining Ajoomma and The King of Musang KingGeylang is the third local film to launch exclusively on Amazon Prime. It is a crime thriller set in Geylang, starring Mark Lee, Sheila Sim, Shane Mardjuki, Gary Lau, and, Patricia Lin, produced by Jack Neo, and directed by Boi Kwong.

On the eve of election nomination day, five people are unyieldingly bound by lust, pride, passion, lies, and violence under the red lights of Geylang. Among them, a desperate doctor seeks an organ for his daughter, a prostitute pays off her lover’s debt, a social worker fights for change, and a ruthless pimp (Lee) becomes a political pawn. As the seedy underbelly and corrupt political class collide, each is driven by personal ambition and self-serving goals.


Congrats My Ex!

Featuring a splash of Bollywood, this feel-good, rowdy rom-com will leave audiences laughing and swooning. The film stars Ranee Campen as Risa, a wedding planner on the verge of bankruptcy who reluctantly accepts a challenging Indian wedding project to save her business. 

Her unresolved ex, Arun (Mahir Pandhi), is the groom, and to complicate things further, her other ex Tim (Vachirawit Chivaaree) is assisting her. Over three exhilarating days, experience Risa’s journey of love, laughter, and rediscovery. 

Risa’s friends Jan and Aoffy are played by Passakorn Ponlaboon and Thongcha Thongkuntom, who rally behind her to save the company. Monika, Arun’s bride-to-be, is played by rising Indian star Anahita Bhooshan.