What’s On TV? – Friday (11/01/19) – Long Live Netflix’s ‘The King’


The first Friday in November premiers the newest 2019 awards contender from Netflix with David Michôd’s “The King.” Along with a film adaption of a culturally relevant Broadway play, the popular streaming service is the place to watch premium content for this evening. Along with new episodes of recurring television shows and some movie favorites, tonight’s entertainment options are limitless.

Pick of the Day:

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Around this time last year, Netflix gave us the historical action-drama “Outlaw King,” a thrilling film with a strong lead performance from Chris Pine. This year, Netflix looks to repeat the formula with David Michôd’s “The King,” starring Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson. It follows King Henry V (Chalamet), as he must navigate becoming the king of England in the aftermath of his father’s death. “The King” is an accessible adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” with the script written by Michôd and Edgerton.

Word of mouth from the fall festivals suggest “The King” could be a dark horse Oscar contender in the technical categories. Our own Joey Magidson reviewed it a couple of weeks ago, praising both Chalamet and Pattinson’s performances but the film never came together for him as a whole. With an impressive supporting cast to match its talented lead, “The King” looks to follow in “Outlaw Kings” footsteps and be another solid historical epic.

Movies on TV:

“American Son” (Netflix)Image result for american son netflix

Timely and profoundly personal, “American Son,” has leaped from the stage to the big screen behind support of it’s lead, Kerry Washington. It follows Kendra Ellis-Connor (Washington), a mother searching for answers to the murder of her African American son, who she believes was killed by the local police. Kendra is married to Scott (Steven Pasquale), a white man who sees the tragedy in a different light. What transpires next is a story tackling honest conversations many families have to talk about in America today. The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews but led to thought provoking conversations by audiences who saw it. With it streaming now, we can all experience it and judge it for ourselves and see why Washington was so passionate in getting this story told.

Other Movies on TV:

  • “A Bad Mom’s Christmas” (Showtime) at 7:15 PM ET
  • “Edge of Tomorrow” (Syfy) at 7:30 PM ET
  • “Mission Impossible” (Bravo) at 8:00 PM ET
  • “Catch Me If You Can” (E!) at 8:00 PM ET
  • “Independence Day” (BBC) at 8:00 PM ET
  • “The Martian” (FX) at 8:00 PM ET
  • “Duck Soup” (TCM) at 8:00 PM ET
  • “Kong: Skull Island” (TBS) at 8:30 PM ET
  • “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb  (TCM) at 9:30 PM ET
  • “Get Him to the Greek” (MOMAX) at 10:35 PM ET

New Episodes on TV:

Below are the new episodes airing tonight:

  • “Hawaii Five-O” (CBS) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Friday Night Smackdown” (FOX) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “American Housewife” (ABC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “The Black List” (NBC) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Charmed” (The CW) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Gold Rush” (Discovery) at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC) at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • “Magnum P.I.” (CBS) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Dynasty” (The CW) at 9:00 p.m. ET
  • “Blue Bloods” (CBS) at 10:00 PM ET
  • “Van Helsing” (Syfy) at 10:00 PM ET
  • “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO) at 10:00 PM ET
  • “House Hunters International” (HGTV) at 10:30 PM ET
  • “Room 104” (HBO) at 11:00 PM ET

What will you be watching tonight? Let us know in the comments below.