What’s on TV December 23, 24, 25: The Dickinson Series Finale
Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, December 23, Friday, December 24, and Saturday, December 25. All times are in Eastern Time.
Dickinson (Apple TV +, Friday, 12:01 am, series finale): Ted lasso gets most of the glory of being Apple TV + ‘s Emmy Award-winning comedy, but one of the streamer’s best original series for now it’s Alena Smith’s Dickinson. Now, Dickinson ‘s insightful and inventive look at Emily’s coming of age Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) ends after three seasons. In her latest outing, titled “This Was A Poet,” Emily tries to design a special new dress, while her family is surprised by an unexpected guest.
In her review of the final season, Danette Chavez writes: “Smith set out to reintroduce a dominant figure into Western literature, even though his genius was not appreciated until many years after his death. At the center of all the anachronisms and magical realism of the series is a three-dimensional woman, a woman with flaws and passions that come with her boundless talent. It doesn’t matter how closely this portrayal aligns with the real Dickinson; what matters is that she too has moved audiences with her art.
Beanie Mania (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 am): “Two decades after the toy phenomenon that swept across the United States ended, the HBO documentary Max Beanie Mania revisits the story of how Beanie Babies rose to prominence through a combination of archival news footage and colorful interviews with key players in the game. It weaves an entertaining and fast-paced tale that reveals the depths to which the collective fanaticism, greed, and influence of the internet, even in its infancy, all combined to create an inflection point that has led to an unprecedented and unsustainable investment bubble. ” Here is Priyanka Bose’s full review of the documentary..
And just like that … (HBO Max, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.)
Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount +, Thursday, 3:01 am)
The wheel of time (Amazon Prime Video, Friday, 12:01 am)
Vigil (Peacock, Thursday, 3:01 a.m.): BBC One’s six-part UK Police Procedure arrives in the US via Peacock. In it, Scottish policewoman Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) is sent to HMS Vigil, a fictitious missile submarine, to investigate a death on board. Her investigations put her in conflict with MI5 and the Royal Navy.
Do not seek (Netflix, Friday, 3:01 a.m.): “Do not seek is the two types of blunt: there’s no doubt what the filmmakers exactly think about climate change deniers and social media distractions, and he repeatedly softens the impact of his satire by calling his punches early, often, and loud. Read Jesse Hassenger’s full movie review here. Written and directed by Adam McKay, the star cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Timothée Chalamet.
The silent sea (Netflix, Friday, 3:01 a.m.): Based on a 2014 short film titled The sea of tranquility, this series of South Korean sci-fi thrillers follows a group of space explorers who, during a perilous mission to the moon, attempt to recover samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets. The cast includes Squid gameis Gong Yoo and Sens8‘s Bae Doona.
Annual Departure (Amazon Prime Video, Thursday, 12:01 am): This special stand-up comedy, positioned as a funeral for the past year, will return for a second season. It is hosted by Unsafeby Yvonne Orji, with comedies by Jane Fonda, Aparna Nancherla, Chelsea Peretti, Megan Stalter, among others. Alessia Cara will be performing.