Bridgerton and Wonder Woman 1984

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Here’s what’s going on in the television world on Friday, December 25th, and Saturday, December 26th. All times are from the east.

Best choice

Bridgerton (Netflix, Friday, 3:01): Shonda Rhimes finally joins Netflix as a producer with this Gossip Girl– Scarce British period drama based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels. The very romantic but scandalous show takes place in high society in London and follows the brothers of the powerful Bridgerton family in an attempt to find love in the Regency era. That’s as much as The AV Club we can share at this point, as many plot points are still under embargo, which is why we invited Lady Whistledown to hold the court in our Bridgerton pre-air review.

Movie night

Wonder Woman 1984 (HBO Max, Friday, 3:01): “On a Wonder Woman movie, you want the story to be about Wonder Woman. And while the film starts promisingly in that regard – when Barbara and Diana begin a cautious friendship – the narrative is so exaggerated that, in the end, Gadot’s character and your performance is being shown by those around you. Combined with the trend of the ‘Look over there!’ whenever a plot point undermines credulity, the film also has massive consistency ”. Read Katie Rife’s review the long-awaited Wonder Woman 1984 on here.

Soul (Disney +, Friday, 3:01): “Coming from Pixar, it’s [Soul] also a warmly human fantasy. The scenes not set in the cute underworld happen instead in a busy New York, populated by characters with expressive and slightly exaggerated physical characteristics. This is where Joe Gardener, a jazz pianist voiced by Jamie Foxx, steps into a manhole, ending his life exactly as he felt he was really starting. Read the rest of AA Dowd’s review on Soul on here. The cast includes Jamie Foxx, Phylicia Rashad, Tina Fey, Graham Norton and Angela Bassett.

We can be heroes (Netflix, Friday, 3:01): Wonder Woman 1984 it’s not the only movie available for your dose of superhero this weekend. Robert Rodriguez’s kind of sequence for 2005 The adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Taylor Dooley. When alien invaders capture Earth’s superheroes, your children must learn to work together to save their parents – and the planet.

Wild cards

Call The Midwife Holiday Special (PBS, Friday, 9 pm): These years Call the midwife The special takes place in December 1965 and accompanies everyone at Nonnatus House while their traditional celebrations go wrong. Sister Monica Joan is rushed to the hospital, Trixie is furious when she receives a signature from a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas present, a surprise meeting for Shelagh involves her in a deeply moving birth and the Circus arrives at Poplar.

Letterkenny (Hulu, Saturday, 12:01): Schitt’s Creek it is not the only Canadian comedy that is worth a solid spree. LetterkennyThe ninth season, consisting of seven episodes, is a Hulu original in the United States a few years ago and follows residents of a rural community called, yes, Letterkenny. The new season will see the whole city immerse in pajama activities, like movies, board games and girl talk. Katy takes her “scorched earth dating strategy” back to Letterkenny, and hockey players learn about Judaism. Here’s Katie Rife at Letterkennylongtime comforts.