Disney resurrects—and corrects—the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, one of the cringiest TV specials of all time, with a time-travelling tale that’s lighthearted and cleverly comical.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
In director George C. Wolfe’s rollicking flick, Chadwick Boseman delivers an Oscar-worthy final performance as a trumpeter who tussles with the titular Mother of Blues, played by a diva-esque Viola Davis.
Big Mouth: Season 4
Nick Kroll’s animated, hilarious, hormonal guide to growing up adds Seth Rogen and Zach Galifianakis, plus a new monster: Tito the Anxiety Mosquito. A fitting choice for 2020.
Selena: The Series
An intimate and beautifully produced nine-episode account of the glamorous life and heartbreaking death of Tejano icon Selena Quintanilla, played by The Walking Dead’s Christian Serratos.
Letterkenny: Season 9
Quippy and deadpan as ever, the hosers in the quintessentially Canadian town of Letterkenny get a lesson in Judaism and witness the opening of a “breastaurant”—whatever that is.
On his way to the gig of a lifetime, a middle-school music teacher slips into a fantastical pre-life purgatory. It’s an uplifting Disney-Pixar pic, so tears are pretty much guaranteed.