Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2, ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ and More!
Welcome to Brit + Co’s Weekly Entertainment Planner! Each Monday, we highlight one thing we’re excited about in six categories — movies, TV, music, streaming services, podcasts, and a bonus pick from all of the above — to help you navigate your week in watching and listening. Check out our picks for the week of December 3 to December 9 below. Your eyes and your ears will thank us!
Mary Queen of Scots (December 7): Besides being very likely to deliver some Oscar-worthy performances from stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I, this historical drama will also bring you some beautiful and escapist eye candy with its elaborate period costumes and sets. Check it out in theaters starting Friday, December 7. (Photo via Liam Daniel/Focus Features)
Vanderpump Rules, Season 7 (December 3): The seventh season of the hit reality franchise promises lots of drama as it follows the two Toms (that’s Sandoval and Schwartz) and their new restaurant with Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd. We’ll also meet Stassi’s new boyfriend and celebrate Jax and Brittany’s engagement. Watch the season premiere on Monday, December 3, at 9pm ET on Bravo. (Photo via Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 2 (December 5): It’s been a long wait for the second season of Amazon’s hit series about a 1950s housewife turned stand-up comic, but season 2 promises to “go big or go home” and is believed to be partially set in Paris, though details on the plot have been kept quiet. Find out how Midge navigates her burgeoning career when season 2 arrives on Amazon on Wednesday, December 5. (Photo via Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Prime)
Modern Love: If you weren’t already a devoted fan of the New York Times column-turned-podcast, now’s the time to get familiar. Amazon just announced that the likes of Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, and Catherine Keener will appear in its upcoming anthology series based on the popular feature. Not unlike the TV adaptation, the podcast features essays about, well, modern love, read by guests such as Sandra Oh, Kristen Bell, Lea Michele, and plenty more. Listen via the NYT site, or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Jessie J, This Christmas Day: Have you been listening to Christmas music since the day after Halloween? No judgment, but if you’re looking for an update to your playlist, Jessie J’s This Christmas — her first holiday album — covers Christmas classics and puts a pop spin on new originals with guests like Boyz II Men and Babyface. It’s festive, it’s cheerful, and it’s available now. (Photo via Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
Dumplin’ (December 7): Jennifer Aniston stars as a former beauty queen whose views are challenged by her unconventional-by-pageant-standards teenage daughter, Willowdean. Be prepared to cry when it arrives on Netflix on Friday, December 7. (Photo via Bob Mahoney/Netflix)