This week's finest exhibits and flicks: The Crown Season four, Supernatural Sequence Finale

The best shows and movies to see on TV this week were so numerous that we found it hard to narrow them down to the following seven recommendations. So what almost made the cut? Showtime & # 39; s documentaries The Reagans (Sunday, 8 p.m.), HBO's true crime series Murder on Middle Beach (Sunday, 10 p.m.), Disney + The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (Tuesday), Hulu's war drama No Man's Land (Wednesday), HBO's documentary Crazy, Not Insane (Wednesday) and HBO Max & # 39; new Adventure Time Special (Thursday). There you absolutely cannot complain that there is nothing to see on TV this week.

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The crown

Season 4 premieres on Sunday on Netflix
Season 4 is already hailed as the best season of decadent drama as Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) and the series steps into the glorious 1980s. But the biggest addition to the characters' cast is Princess Diana (Emma Corrin), who will marry Prince Charles (Josh O & # 39; Connor) this season. This is Colman's final season as Queen; Imelda Staunton will take on the role in the series' final two seasons.

Big sky

Series premiere Tuesday at 10 / 9c on ABC
David E. Kelley's track record of hits (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal, Boston Legal and more) and Misses (many we forget) is put to the test on this show that probably would have been better if it had been streamed. In the legal expanse of Montana, the winding and scattered Big Sky follows some private detectives (Kylie Bunbury, Katheryn Winnick, Ryan Phillippe) as they hunt down a killer who takes women off the streets. The detectives also include female rivals who sleep with the same man. This is ABC's big new show of the season, but that doesn't mean it isn't a mess. In the first 20 minutes alone, there's a prostitute kidnapping, female fistfight in a bar, a car chase, and enough Top 40 hits from several decades for a new edition of Now That & # 39; s What I Call Music. There are seeds that will turn the many female characters across the board into badasses, but the cases of violence against women (and transsexuals) in the pilot were a little too much for me. I guess what I am saying is that despite the bombing of commercials you've seen, you don't have to watch it.

We are the winners

Series premiere Tuesday on Netflix
Boo on Normie Sport! Rainn Wilson (The Office) narrates these exotic sports documentaries that cover unusual competitions from around the world such as frog jumping, hot chilli pepper food and dog dancing. The series shows the balance between "OMG is this a real sport lolwut?" and some great personal stories from athletes fighting for pride and doing it all around at good times. I've seen most of it and the cheese rolling episode is phenomenal.

I hate suzie

North American series premiere Thursday on HBO Max
It's okay to watch someone have the worst part of their life, really! Learning from their mistakes is good to enjoy a little schadenfreude, and on the SkyTV series I Hate Suzie, it's very funny too. Billie Piper delivers an award-winning performance as she absolutely becomes Suzie Pickles, an actress whose career and family will be torn to pieces when her phone is hacked and racy photos leaked on the internet. The scramble to save the face and their marriage is bumpy for Suzie, who walks through the wringer in the dark comedy not afraid to mix Raunch with keen observations of celebrities. There is a terrible element to the show when the walls approach Suzie and she retreats into self-destructive behavior in strange places and the fear it creates is great, almost too great. The eight 30-minute episodes of season one will all fall at once.

Supernatural

Series finale Thursday at 9 / 8c on The CW
Go on, wayward sons! Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester reached the end of the road with the 15th season finale of The CW's longest-running show. Do we expect a happy ending? A * gulp * tragic ending? Or the bittersweet ending of a pair of sibling demon hunters whose lives will never be the same when they hang up? All I know is that tears are rightly shed. The finale is preceded by a one-hour special in which the series is celebrated. Cue up the Kansas.

Animaniacs

New relaunched series premiere on Friday on Hulu
We never endorse companies that ditch our childhood reboots from cherished properties we grew up on, but we're making an exception for Hulu's sequel to the classic 1993 Animaniacs Seeing sketches suitable for both kids and adults and updated for today's audience (The Brain's latest plot on world domination becomes an Instagram meme). This is a restart of a cartoon that was done right. Nothing has changed in terms of appearance and style (other than showing widescreen as indicated in the opening number) so these episodes may also be lost from the original run.

Small ax

Friday on Amazon Prime
Filmmaker Steve McQueen (12 years slave, widow) laughs at television anthologies. He is doing a FILM anthology for Amazon (and BBC One) and has published five different films depicting black life in England from the 1960s to the 1980s. First up is the critically acclaimed Mangrove, a courtroom drama that tells the story of Mangrove 9, a group of peaceful black protesters who have been wrongly arrested and charged with rioting. New films from the series will be broadcast on the next four Fridays.

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