Saving the best for last, December’s exciting lineup of on-screen entertainment includes some of the year’s most highly-anticipated returns and releases. First on our list is The Fabulous, a new Korean drama that stars SHINee’s Choi Minho and actress Chae Soobin. Seoul’s competitive fashion scene provides the backdrop for the series as four best friends find their way in the industry. Each on a different path, they must learn to navigate demanding jobs, romantic dilemmas and their own personal lives along the way.
Next up: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. After the widespread success of Knives Out, Daniel Craig reprises his role as detective Benoit Blanc in a new mystery set on an extravagant Greek island owned by a billionaire tech mogul. Joining him is an eccentric ensemble played by some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, including Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn and Dave Bautista. With familiar faces like Yo-yo Ma and Serena Williams also set to make cameo appearances, this refreshingly fun sequel is worth watching for the cast alone.
Other options to consider? Look to the return of Emily in Paris for another whirlwind season of style and romance in the French capital. On the sci-fi front, there’s Connect, a new Korean thriller that pits an immortal man against a serial killer, as well as the second season of fan favourite Japanese series Alice in Borderland.
Below, find our full curation of shows to hit play on this month—all available on popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+.
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Alice in Borderland Season 2
Following a highly successful first season filled with gripping action and unexpected revelations, Japanese sci-fi series Alice in Borderland makes an eagerly awaited return to our screens. Still stuck in an abandoned Tokyo, Arisu (Kento Yamazaki) and Usagi (Tao Tsuchiya) struggle to make it through a series of deadly games in order to get back to their original world. Yet even if they did manage to survive, there is no guarantee they will ever make it back.
Watch Alice in Borderland Season 2 on Netflix from 22 December 2022.
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An exhilarating thriller that received rave reviews at the Busan International Film Festival, Connect stars Jung Haein as Ha Dongsoo, a new kind of immortal human with the ability to instantly heal from injuries. Kidnapped by a gang of organ harvesters, he manages to escape with only one eye taken—only to discover that he can still see out of his missing eye, now transplanted to a serial killer terrorising the streets of Seoul. As he pursues the criminal, determined to get back what was taken from him at all costs, we are left to wonder: what happens when a man who cannot die goes against someone who kills for sport?
Watch Connect on Disney+ now.
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Emily in Paris Season 3
The last time we saw Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), she was at a crossroads—left to decide between taking up a job offer from the domineering Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) in Paris, or starting anew in Chicago after discovering that Camille (Camille Razat) and Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) had gotten back together. With Netflix confirming that she’ll be staying in the French capital, look forward to another stylish season of chic looks and romantic theatrics—with charismatic banker Alfie (Lucien Laviscount) set to play a larger role this time.
Watch Emily in Paris Season 3 on Netflix from 21 December 2022.
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At once both glamorous and cutthroat, Seoul’s exciting fashion scene sets the stage for The Fabulous. A star-studded cast takes on the roles of four best friends chasing their dreams in the industry: SHINee’s Choi Minho as a photographer, Chae Soobin as the public relations manager of a luxury brand, Park Heejung as an aspiring model and Lee Sangwoon as a designer. As they devote their lives to the world of dress, they must learn to navigate demanding jobs, personal dilemmas and the intricacies of romance, all while cheering each other on as they have always done.
Watch The Fabulous on Netflix from 23 December 2022.
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Based on Masaaki Ninomiya’s popular manga of the same name and brought to life by some of the biggest names in the Japanese creative industry, Gannibal is set in the sleepy village of Kuge-mura, where police officer Daigo Agawa (Yuya Yagira) arrives in the wake of a traumatic experience that had threatened to tear his family apart. Things start off well. He reconnects with his wife and daughter while upholding law and order in the village—but when shocking events begin to unfold, the horrifying realisation that something is terribly wrong with the place sinks in.
Watch Gannibal on Disney+ from 28 December 2022.
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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is back. This time, he finds himself in an extravagant Greek island, on invitation from b billionaire tech mogul Miles Bron (Edward Norton), who plans to stage a murder for his group of friends to solve. The victim? None other than himself. As the eccentric ensemble—from ditzy model and fashion designer Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson) to Twitch streamer and men’s rights activist Duke Cody (Dave Bautista)—stumble their way through the mystery, a labyrinth of twists and turns will throw them off in true Knives Out fashion.
Watch Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on Netflix from 23 December 2022.
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Harry & Meghan
In an unprecedented look at one of the world’s most analysed couples, Harry & Meghan peels back the layers of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s high-profile love story. From the days of clandestine courtship to the challenges faced along the way, the six-episode documentary reveals the unseen side of the couple’s relationship. With commentary from friends, family and historians—many of whom have never before spoken publicly about what they have witnessed—the series is more than just a glimpse into the lives of the royal couple. Instead, it seeks to offer a perspective on the world we live in today and the way we treat each other as people.
Watch Harry & Meghan on Netflix from 8 December 2022.
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Little America Season 2
An award-winning series that tells the heartfelt stories of immigrants in America, Little America returns with eight new instalments inspired by the lives of incredible real people in the country. Meet a Belizian woman who works for a Hasidic family in New York, a Korean man in 1980s Detroit who makes hats for the Black church community and a middle-aged Japanese woman whose dream is to assemble an all-women baseball league. In a time filled with bigotry, these stories need to be heard now more than ever.
Watch Little America Season 2 on Apple TV+ from 9 December 2022.
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Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical
A childhood classic gets a wondrous reimagining in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. Set to be released on Christmas day, the novel’s award-winning musical adaptation gets put to screen, presenting the familiar story we all know and love in a vibrant new light. Against terrible parents and the villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson), Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) must find the courage to stand up for what is right. As she helps the people around her rewrite their stories, this remarkable tale of bravery and justice comes filled with magic, imagination and lots of heart.
Watch Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical on Netflix from 25 December 2022.