This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for good TV—especially after the turkey fatigue hits and it’s time to settle in for some quality time with the relatives. If you want to be the person at the family gathering with the most fire streaming suggestions, we’ve got some ideas for you.
At this point, if you have not seen the hit Crave Original series Letterkenny, you’re certified 2-ply, which is way worse than being 10-ply, and if you don’t get what that means, we will try to get you up to speed; Letterkenny is a hilarious Canadian comedy about the happenings in a rural town called, you guessed it, Letterkenny, where you are one of three things, a “hick”, “skids” or “hockey player,” and each group is at odds with the other. Yes, at first glance the premise of the series sounds as simple as country living, but trust us, the happenings of this small town make for big-time laughs. If you are a returning faithful, the new season begins streaming October 11, two months earlier than usual, with another six-episode season dropping as tradition on Christmas day. Letterkenny coming early this year is reason enough to grab a two-four and celly.
The room remains the same, but that’s about all the certainty you can expect when watching HBO’s spooky anthology series Room 104, a perfect set-up for the scariest month of the year. Set in a single room of a seemingly average American hotel, the series tracks an assortment of guests who are staying the night, from a weary businessman to an innocent babysitter or the pizza guy. Created by prolific brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who are also the creators of HBO’s animated comedy series Animals, popular Netflix doc-series Wild Wild Country and Evil Genius and actors in their own rights, the duo was inspired by the real-life happenings of hotel chains near airports, describing the series in an interview with Deadline as an attempt to find “some magic in the seemingly mundane.”
Hidden Gem: Couples Therapy
Very rarely does a series come around that is both dramatically entertaining, educational and comforting but that’s exactly what you get with doc-series Couples Therapy. The show follows world-class therapist Dr. Oma Guralnik as she guides four diverse couples through a minefield of challenging conversations and self-reflection where viewers witness real-life breakthroughs and setbacks. The series also explores the weight of Dr.Oma’s responsibilities and how they affect her as she seeks professional advice, too. Couples Therapy is a rare, intimate look behind a therapist’s closed doors that’s heart-warming but doesn’t shy away from offering a real look at the work that therapy requires from everyone involved.