Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, December 1st. All hours are in the East.
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The power of the dog (Netflix, 3:01 am): “Westerners have been deconstructing toxic masculinity for ages. Thomas Savage’s novel on which The power of the dog was based there in 1967. But [director] Jane Campion approaches the task with a sensual touch few of her peers possess, and with an equally rare understanding of the intersection of humanity’s darkest and most transcendent impulses. In The power of the dog, ordinary life is a soap bubble that can burst at the slightest touch. Campion’s films frequently use families to explore the mix of personal and political violence, and The power of the dog matches this mold. Here is the full review of Katie Rife’s film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Hawk Eye (Disney +, 3:01)
It’s always nice in Philadelphia (FXX, 10 p.m., season 15 premiere): The comedy returns after a two-year hiatus with a two-episode premiere, titled “2020: A Year In Review” and “The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 7”. Two new episodes will air every Wednesday until the season finale on December 22. Dennis Perkins will recap.
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW, 8 p.m.): Instead of a regular episode, Captions improves the game with a special holiday called Beebo saves Christmas. Cast additions include Chris Kattan, Yvette Nicole Brown, Keith Ferguson, while Victor Garber returns to tell the time. Keep an eye out for the episode’s cover by Sam Barsanti
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (Roku, 3:01): NBC’s loss is Roku’s gain. The broadcast network canceled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist earlier this year after two seasons, but Roku picked it up for a unique vacation special. The film picks up after the finale, as Zoey (Jane levy) navigates in his family and romantic relationships. The musical also stars Mary Steenburgen, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher and Bernadette Peters. Meanwhile, the two seasons of Zoey’s are available for a free and heartwarming frenzy on Roku.
Lost in space (Netflix, 3:01 am): In the third and final season of this sci-fi drama, the stakes are higher than ever for the Robinson family. After being trapped for a year on a mysterious planet, they must lead the 97 young colonists in a heartbreaking evacuation. John (Toby Stephens) and Maureen (Molly Parker) face crushing obstacles as they try to find their children. The cast includes Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall and Douglas Hodge. The third season consists of eight episodes.
Fruit cake fraud (Discovery +, 3h01): Enjoy your holiday celebration with a side of notorious fraud. This Discovery + special on real crime covers the case of husband and wife Sandy and Kay Jenkins, who embezzled more than $ 17 million in a decade from the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas, where Sandy worked as an accountant. The bakery is known for its fruit cakes, which sell up to 20,000 a day during the holiday season. The 90-minute special chronicles how the duo may have gone unnoticed for several years and how the case baffled the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office once it came to light.