It’s the most wonderful time of the year…even if most of our shows are going/have gone on hiatus.
Let’s bitch it out…
December can be a rough month for TV lovers. The vast majority of shows take the month off because they don’t want to compete with Oscar films, holiday specials and the holidays themselves. The sad reality is that there is very little new or fresh content on TV, which can make for a bit of a dull month.
- The Walking Dead – Sunday, Nov 30
- Sleepy Hollow – Monday, Dec 1
- The Originals – Monday, Dec 8
- Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Tuesday, Dec 9
- Arrow – Wednesday, Dec 10
- Grimm – Friday, Dec 12
So what can you look forward to in December as you prepare for the holidays? Well, we’ve got a fan favourite returning, a few limited series events and – drum roll please – the biggest event of the year: the 2015 Bitch Awards!
Lost Girl S5
- Where did we leave off? Bo (Anna Silk) and pals are back for one final season that finds everyone’s favourite neighbourhood succubus on a mission to recover bestie Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) from the Underworld after she sacrificed herself in the S4 finale.
- Why should you care? No season of Lost Girl has been perfect, but there were more than a few problematic issues last season. Many fans were
pissedquite angry when Hale was unceremoniously killed off in 4×11 (among this site’s most viewed/commented on posts) so it will be interesting to see if the writers can coax viewers back for the final chapter.
- Who’s covering it? cinephilactic will cover all of the antics of the final season.
- Returns: Sunday, Dec 7 at 9pm EST on Showcase
- What is it? Ascension is a limited series that follows a spaceship that leaves Earth in the 60s on a covert mission to save humanity. As expected, things don’t exactly go according to plan with the trailer suggesting a certain amount of violence and general disharmony.
- Why should you care? Not only is the show’s timeline perpetually stuck in the 60s (which should provide some amusing throwback visuals), the cast is stacked with likable/genre friendly actors, including BSG‘s Tricia Helfer in the lead role. The series is also the first part of Syfy’s efforts to coerce sci-fi fans back to the channel after a few years of space-less series so there’s a chance that this goes from miniseries to straight-up series should the six hours deliver some hearty numbers (despite the December death slot).
- Who’s covering it? cinephilactic digs in for the three night, six hour haul.
- Debuts: Monday, Dec 15 at 9pm EST on Syfy (continues Dec 16 & 17)
2014 Bitch Awards
- What is it? The fourth annual countdown of the best (and worst) in movies and TV for the year, per the finicky tastes of bitchstolemyremote‘s two editors. Check out previous years’ lists here:
- New this year: A special column by former reviewer yellowwait detailing his top music picks of 2014.
- Why should you care? Each year the lists inevitably produce both praise and criticism from readers (which is the intent, btw). Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with our choices, the list is always a fun way to spend the down time in-between presents, holidays and compulsory face time with the family/in-laws.
- Who’s covering it? yellowwait, TVAngie and cinephilactic diligently break down the year.
- Music: Friday, Dec 19
- Movies: Monday, Dec 22 – Friday, Dec 26
- TV: Monday, Dec 29 – Friday, Jan 2
Black Mirror: White Christmas
- What is it? A special holiday themed episode of the celebrated UK show which will apparently showcase “three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia.” Sounds like the dystopian holiday featuring Jon Hamm that everyone has been wishing for!
- Why should you care? We highlighted the first two series of creator Charlie Brooker’s show on last year’s ‘Best of the Rest’ Bitch Awards, which is comprised of a brief six hours of alternately disturbing and fascinating stories. It’s been a long time since we have seen any new content, so Black Mirror‘s return is definitely a cause for celebration. Let’s just hope it’s more Fifteen Million Merits / The Entire History of You and less White Bear.
- Who’s covering it? TVAngie is ready to sacrifice her holiday to analyze the technophobia
- Debuts: Thursday, Dec 25 at 9:30pm EST on DirecTV
That’s it for us. What’s on your holiday schedule? And will you be joining us for the lightest TV month of the year? Sound off below