Summer specials and Fall premiers may be behind us, but there is still plenty to watch during these chillier months. Make a fire, grab some hot cocoa, and tune in.
by Amanda Thornton aka Media Manda
Bushcraft Build-Off – Discovery
Premieres November 8 at 10pm
Discovery is taking survival to a new level as they search for the most talented bushcrafters from across the country. Hosted by primitive skills master Matt Graham, Bushcraft Build-Off is an all-new competition series where elite builders compete in a grueling, seven-day race against the clock. Since this is a bushcraft challenge, the builders can only use the natural materials in their immediate surroundings.
REVIEW: There are so many off-grid builders on YouTube so a series about them was bound to happen eventually. This should be interesting seeing what everyone competing can build out of what’s in the wild. I look forward to see what all the contestants can come up with.
Mythbusters [Reboot]– Science Channel
Premieres November 15 at 9pm
MythBusters will explode on Science Channel with all-new episodes and an all new-team. Brian Louden and Jon Lung, who earned the right to be called MythBusters by displaying killer build skills and science smarts during MythBusters: The Search, will showcase their awesome talents by building and executing new experiments involving rocket powered swords, exploding gas tanks, airbag disasters and more.
REVIEW: The original Mythbusters was great. I hope people don’t pre-judge too harshly on the new Mythbusters just because they won a competition to take the throne from the old hosts. There’s plenty of myths to be busted out there and I’m sure these guys will do great.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Netflix
Premieres November 17
In 1999, Jim Carrey portrayed his idol Andy Kaufman in the film, “Man on the Moon.” For twenty years, the behind-the-scenes footage of the film has been withheld…until now. Originally titled Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, this film premieres on Netflix this November.
REVIEW: I’ve never seen the film “Man on the Moon” and don’t know as much as I should about Andy Kaufman. Hopefully, that won’t make this documentary any less enjoyable. Jim Carrey has always been an eccentric comedian and this documentary really looks like it’ll be a good one to see just going off of the trailer.
Who Killed Tupac? – A&E
Premieres November 21 at 9pm
The six-part series follows famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts, for the first time ever, a no-stone-unturned investigation twenty years after the death of Tupac Shakur. Key interviews include Tupac’s brother Mopreme Shakur, his childhood friend E.D.I. Mean as well as Al Sharpton, Christopher Darden, members of his group Outlawz and more.
REVIEW: This series was originally slated to premiere in June but was pushed to November by A&E. This documentary series looks really good judging by the trailers. A&E is bringing back the “Biography” series, which is awesome, so I hope this series continues the highbrow documentary standard that “Biography” was known for.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
Premieres November 29
From the Creator of Gilmore Girls, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ tells the story of Miriam “Midge” Maisel a woman who has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever.
REVIEW: The pilot of this series was very well reviewed and luckily, Amazon picked it up for a full series. The trailer makes it look hilarious. My only fear is that it will get cancelled like the other period piece female-centered Amazon series, “Good Girls Revolt,” which was also well received by critics and fans alike, but nonetheless cancelled by Amazon.