NCIS: Sydney Season 1 Episode 1, "Gone Fission"

What to Watch on TV: The Curse, NCIS: Sydney, and The Crown

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Welcome to a new week and another round of What to Watch on TV for the week of November 12th! Our picks this week include some fun new episodes, bittersweet finales, a few movies, and some John F. Kennedy documentaries. 

This week we feature The Curse, NCIS: Sydney, The Crown, and more!

Here are our recommendations for what to watch on TV this week:

The Curse – Sunday, November 12th
The Curse
(L-R): Emma Stone as Whitney and Nathan Fielder as Asher in THE CURSE, Season 1. Photo Credit: Beth Garrabrant/A24/Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.

An unassuming newlywed couple finds their lives upended when their story catches the attention of a reality TV producer. Thanks to an alleged curse and their attempts at starting a family, the couple finds themselves questioning everything. The Curse premieres Sunday, November 12th at 9/8c on Showtime.

Series Description: Whitney and Asher Siegel are a newlywed couple struggling to bring their vision for eco-conscious housing to the small community of Española, N.M. But their efforts are complicated by an alleged curse and an eccentrically flawed reality TV producer, Dougie, who sees opportunity in their story. As the series unfolds, the couple find themselves caught in a mysterious web of ethical and moral gray zones – all while trying to keep their relationship afloat and conceive a child.

Beacon 23 – Sunday, November 12th

In the distant 23rd Century, a government agent and an ex-military man find themselves manning a beacon of light that serves to guide passing intergalactic ships. Soon they must work together to survive. Beacon 23 airs Sunday, November 12th on MGM+.

Series Description: In the farthest reaches of the Milky Way, a government agent and a stoic ex-military man find themselves trapped inside a beacon that serves as a lighthouse for intergalactic travelers.

Christmas Time Capsule – Sunday, November 12th

Christmas Time Capsule

Tiffany, who has harbored feelings for her best friend most of her life, realizes that he’s about to propose to someone else. So, she hatches a plan that involves a road trip and some Christmas magic to help him realize the one he really loves is her. Christmas Time Capsule airs Sunday, November 12th at 7/6c on UPtv.

Movie Description: When Tiffany’s best friend James arrives at her house looking for the family heirloom engagement ring he left in her care, she quickly realizes that he wants to use it to propose to another woman. Now Tiffany has three days, a road trip and some Christmas magic to make James realize that the woman he really wants has been in front of him the whole time.

Love Has Won – Monday, November 13th

Founded in 2006, this New Age spirituality group known as Love Has Won was started by Amy Carlson. This docuseries follows the journey of Carlson and her religious following. Love Has Won premieres Monday, November 12th at 9/8c on HBO and Max.

Series Description: Chronicles Amy’s journey from a manager at a McDonalds to her position as “Mother God” in the Love Has Won movement. We see Amy search for a Father God, as Love Has Won devotees arrive at the commune, live-streaming daily and selling products, like colloidal silver, to fund their healing work. The cult is thriving until a newcomer arrives.

JFK: What the Doctors Saw – Tuesday, November 14th

Nearly 60 years after his death, the case of John F. Kennedy’s assassination continues to baffle and astound people worldwide. Further examining the first-hand accounts of the doctors who were present that day brings up even more questions. JFK: What the Doctors Saw airs Tuesday, November 14th on Paramount+.

Documentary Description: Unsettling medical details on the JFK assassination are disclosed by seven doctors who were in the ER during a futile effort to save his life in 1963.

A Murder at the End of the World – Tuesday, November 14th

A Gen Z amateur sleuth, Darby Hart, is invited by a reclusive billionaire alongside 8 other guests to participate in a retreat at an exclusive location. When one of the guests is found dead, Darby must solve the case. A Murder at the End of the World premieres Tuesday, November 14th on Hulu.

Series Description: A mystery series with a new kind of detective at the helm — a Gen Z amateur sleuth and tech-savvy hacker named Darby Hart. In the new limited series, Darby and eight other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire to participate in a retreat at a remote and dazzling location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must put to use all of her combined skills to prove it was in fact murder, all against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.

NCIS: Sydney – Tuesday, November 14th
NCIS: Sydney Season 1 Episode 1, "Gone Fission"
“Gone Fission” – L-R: Todd Lasance as AFP Liaison Officer Sergeant Jim  ‘JD’ Dempsey and Olivia Swann as NCIS Special Agent Captain Michelle Mackey in NCIS: Sydney episode 1, season 1. PHOTO CREDIT: Daniel Asher Smith/Paramount+

When an American seaman dies on a nuclear submarine during a Sydney Harbour celebration, the NCIS agents must team up with the Australian Federal Police to find answers. NCIS: Sydney premieres Tuesday, November 14th at 8/7c on CBS. Stream NCIS: Sydney and Ghosts UK now on Paramount+. Try it FREE!

Series Description: With rising international tensions in the Indo-Pacific, a brilliant and eclectic team of U.S. NCIS agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are grafted into a multinational taskforce to keep naval crimes in check in the most contested patch of ocean on the planet. Led by NCIS Special Agent Michelle Mackey and Sgt. Jim “JD” Dempsey, the team of Americans and Aussies must quickly learn to trust each other, overcoming and harnessing their differences to solve each case.

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived – Wednesday, November 15th

During the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One stunt double David Holmes injured his spine. This accident led to the end of his career but the beginning of a bond beyond explanation with Daniel Radcliffe. David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived premieres Wednesday, November 15th at 9/8c on HBO and Max.

Documentary Description: When stunt double David Holmes injured his spine test filming for the penultimate ‘Harry Potter’ movie, his career came to an end, but his inextricable bond with Daniel Radcliffe did not.

Feedback – Wednesday, November 15th

This Polish series centers on a former rock star whose addictions have left him estranged from the family he loves. When his son goes missing he must overcome everything to find him. Feedback premieres Wednesday, November 15th on Netflix.

Series Description: A former rock star whose addiction problem gives him a bad memory and left his family in shambles embarks on a frantic journey to find his missing son.

Quantum Leap – Wednesday, November 15th
Still from Quantum Leap Season 2 Episode 4 of Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song.
QUANTUM LEAP — Pictured: Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song — (Photo by: NBC)

During a leap to 1955, Ben realizes he must find the hidden formula of Albert Einstein with information about nuclear energy before the Nazis get their hands on it. While at Princeton University, Ben runs into a familiar face. Quantum Leap airs Wednesday, November 15th at 8/7c on NBC. 

Episode Description: At Princeton University in 1955, Ben must find a formula hidden by Albert Einstein that holds the key to nuclear energy before the Nazis get it; he’s surprised to run into a familiar face on campus.

Julia – Thursday, November 16th

Julia’s cooking show is now on the air and blazing its own trail, but Julia finds herself grappling with the side effects of such fame and celebrity. Julia premieres Thursday, November 16th on Prime Video.

Season Description: With her trailblazing cooking show up and running on the air, Julia grapples with her rising celebrity and what that means for her, her colleagues and her show. In Season 2, Julia and her devoted husband Paul return from Simca’s home in France to find that her success has changed everything.

The Crown – Thursday, November 16th
The Crown Season 6 Episode 4
The Crown Season 6 Episode 4 – Trailer support images. Pictured: Elizabeth Debicki. Credit: Netflix.

Moving into a more modern era, Season 6 promises the Royal family’s reaction to the death of Diana, Princess Margaret, and the Queen Mother. As well as the courtship of William and Kate and the eventual marriage of Charles and Camilla. The Crown returns Thursday, November 16th on Netflix.

Season Description: Set between 1997 and 2005 Season 6 depicts the premiership of Tony Blair, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the wedding of Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones, the deaths of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother, the early relationship of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Goosebumps – Friday, November 17th

On the Season 1 finale, the gang returns from their trip to Seattle in time to see that all their loved ones are in grave danger. Will they be able to band together and save the whole town? Goosebumps airs Friday, November 17th on Disney+.

Episode Description: As the teens get back from their Seattle trip, they quickly realize their loved ones and all of Port Lawrence are in grave danger; a new evil has taken over the town, and they need to band together to save it.

Bosch: Legacy – Friday, November 17th

On the season finale, Chandler is given a choice to either give up Bratva, Bosch, and everyone else or face charges. Surprising S.A.C. Barron, Chandler denies the deal. Bosch: Legacy airs Friday, November 17th on Prime Video.

Episode Description: Chandler, under arrest, is given a choice by S.A.C. Barron – give up Bratva, Bosch, and everyone else, or face charges, starting with obstruction of justice. Chandler says no deal.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters – Friday, November 17th

Two siblings decide to follow in their father’s footsteps when it is revealed that monsters are real. They unearth that their family has a mysterious connection to the secret organization: Monarch. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters premieres Friday, November 17th on Apple TV+.

Series Description: After the world-shattering revelation that monsters are real, two siblings follow in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch.

Rustin – Friday, November 17th
Rustin. (L to R) Glynn Turman as A. Philip Randolph and Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin. Cr. David Lee/Netflix © 2023

As an openly gay man, Bayard Rustin’s contributions to the fight for civil rights have all but been erased. However, his legacy is everlasting. Rustin premieres Friday, November 17th on Netflix.

Movie Description: Bayard Rustin, advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., dedicates his life to the quest for racial equality, human rights and worldwide democracy. However, as an openly gay Black man, he is all but erased from the civil rights movement he helped build.

Kennedy – Saturday, November 18th

This History Channel documentary chronicles the remarkable life of John F. Kennedy from war hero to American politician and finally beloved U.S. President. Take a look back as we mark 60 years since his assassination. Kennedy premieres Saturday, November 18th at 8/7c on History Channel.

Docuseries Description: A chronicle of John F. Kennedy’s life, including his youth, ascension into politics, presidency, and his lasting impact on history.

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Those are our picks for the week! What are you planning to watch? Share in the comments below!



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