December 1, 2019 9:38 am

Best streaming TV shows this month (December 2019)

Credit: Disney+

These are the best streaming TV shows this month. From facts to fantasy, we’ve got you covered.

As they say in the business, on with the show(s).

His Dark Materials (84 percent)

This dark but family-friendly fantasy is based on the best-selling Philip Pullman book series of the same name. Season 1 follows the story of Lyra Belacqua as she looks for her missing friend amidst a parallel universe. Including fantastic performances from Dafne Keen and Ruth Wilson, this show fills the parent-child void left by Harry Potter. Available on HBO Now.

Truth Be Told

From the creative mind behind top TV shows Justified and The Good Wife, Nichelle D. Tramble’s Truth Be Told combines Apple TV+ budgets with Academy-Award winning talent in Octavia Spencer. If crime drama is your thing, then this show belongs on your watchlist. It could end up as Apple TV+’s best yet.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (94 percent)

This Amazon Prime Video original is onto its third season, so you have a lot of catching up to do if you aren’t watching already. The second season had 20 Emmy nominations and improved on what was already one of the best TV shows available. If you’re into stand-up comedy and want to see some out-of-this-world acting, start binging this show now. You won’t regret it.

The Morning Show (94 percent)

The Morning Show starts slow and because of it, there was harsh early opinion from critics. The great news is that with every episode, it gets better. If you’re not watching Jennifer Aniston’s breakdown, you should be. Who would have thought Morning TV could be so brutal? Stream it now on Apple TV+, or check out our review of the pilot here to see if it’s your speed.

The Witcher

The show takes us on a dark fantasy journey of monster hunting, following the books rather than the popular game. With show creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich at the helm, The Witcher is destined to become one of the most binged shows of 2019 — and will become Netflix’s Game of Thrones. Hissrich’s credits include Daredevil, The Defenders, and The Umbrella Academy.

Servant (100 percent)

The show is creepy, twisted, thought-provoking, and if you’ve ever liked anything M. Night Shyamalan has done, well worth watching. The Sixth Sense director is the executive producer here, and what Tony Basgallop has created is the perfect homage. Stream it now on Apple TV+, and check out our review here.

The Grand Tour (94 percent)

“The Grand Tour” Amazon Prime Video

This car-inspired chat show is more about its three outlandish and fiendish best mates than facts. The legendary trio of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have a chemistry that has made them global superstars. If you’ve never seen it, check it out. You can watch season 4 of The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime Video.

The Imagineering Story (93 percent)

If you ever wanted a look behind the scenes at what goes into the research and development of a Disney theme park, this is your one and only show. The Imagineering Story is both educational and inspirational. Including never before seen footage of Walt Disney and future technologies, it’s truly eye-opening. This is a massive standout among the currently limited catalog of Disney+ original series.

V Wars

Despite being made by the team that gave us Aftermath (not good), V Wars is the perfect popcorn series to sink your teeth into. Based on the Jonathan Maberry comics, best friends end up on opposite sides of a human-vampire war as infection breaks out. It’s the perfect show to binge on after the kids go to bed. Available on Netflix.

The Mandalorian (95 percent)

What can we say about The Mandalorian that we haven’t already? It’s the most in-demand show online, it’s the driving force behind Disney+’s download success, and it’s making tens of millions of fans happy. If you love Star Wars, you’re watching it already; if you’re not, watch it anyway. It’s that good. Stream it now on Disney+, and check out our bold predictions for Season 1.