What to watch on Netflix, Amazon and more from December 21 to 24


With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to navigate, choosing what to watch has never been more difficult. To make it easier for you, here are our top tune-up tips for the week ahead.


Being the Ricardos

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem team up to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in this thrilling Amazon Prime Video effort that will take audiences behind the scenes of “I Love Lucy”. Oscar-winning director Aaron Sorkin’s new drama series will show how the couple have dealt with shocking personal accusations and cultural taboos as they take audiences into the writers’ room and behind closed doors. The series will highlight a week of critical production during the sitcom taping. Choice of the week.

Amazon Prime Video

Jim Gaffigan: The Comedy Monster

Funnyman Gaffigan is back with his ninth comedy special and his sixth for Netflix. In his latest project, Gaffifans can expect the artist to tackle anything that went wrong in 2021. For those unfamiliar with his work, he won two Daytime Emmys for “CBS News Sunday Morning “.


Fantastic island

It’s a “Fantasy Island” vacation-themed season finale. The final episode sees a businesswoman’s dream of a perfect Christmas which includes discovering “Mr. Right “tests Roarke in a new way. A new tradition of Secret Santa Claus also prompts Ruby and Javier to consider their future.

8 p.m., World


Emilie in Paris

Hope you had time to catch up on Season 1! Netflix’s offbeat comedy returns for its second season. This time around it’s supposed to feature more fun, more fashion, and more missteps, but just hope it won’t be forgettable. At first glance, the idea of ​​an American moving to France for work seems like a (season) and once done, it will be interesting to see if the next effort is as much fun as the first.


The masked singer

Just when you thought the last “celebrity” was unmasked in last week’s season finale, the reality show returns with a two-hour Christmas special. It features holiday performances by competitors, seasonal silliness, and never-before-seen footage. Apparently there is also an unmissable performance of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”.

8 p.m., CTV & CTV.ca


Dead Man’s Switch: a crypto mystery

After urging investors to invest more than $ 200 million, Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is found dead on his honeymoon in India. The film explores the questions of whether Death was really a scam and traces the still unresolved story of deception, greed and crypto corruption. The film premiered at Hot Docs earlier this year and is written, produced and directed by Canadian Sheona McDonald.

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The curse of the Chippendales

What better way to celebrate Christmas Eve than to curl up with eggnog and learn more about strippers? This four-part series chronicles the rapid rise in popularity of the Chippendales in the 1980s and shows how the male strip club ended up with a touring show and various iterations across the United States. As you might expect, there has always been a darker side. to history as the businessmen behind the beefcakes slowly saw their lives fall apart.

Amazon Prime Video

Candy cane candidate

For those looking for more traditional Christmas fare on Christmas Eve, this movie is about a woman returning home for Christmas after losing a campaign for city council. When she gets there, she meets her high school rival. The couple rekindles their feud as they both decide to run for mayor.

8 p.m. CTV Drama Channel

Minnal Murali

This Indian import tells the story of a tailor who gains special powers after being struck by lightning. He is then forced to fight an unexpected enemy if he wants to become the true superhero that his city needs him to be. The movie’s theatrical release has been twice delayed by the pandemic, so the loss of the box office is the gain of the streaming service.


The silent sea

This mysterious sci-fi thriller arrives on Netflix from South Korea and is based on a 2014 short film. Set in the not-so-distant future, Earth is dying with its survival contingent on a crew of specialists who is sent to the moon to retrieve samples from an abandoned research center. Apparently, the location is also home to a lot of unexpected and classified secrets. If you don’t know what to eat while on vacation, this might be the one.


Murtz Jaffer is a Toronto-based entertainment writer and a freelance contributor for The Star. Follow him on Twitter: @murtzjaffer


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