Big Mouth | Photo Credits: Netflix

If you’re looking for the best television shows and movies to watch this week on that new TV you bought last Wednesday because you forgot about Black Friday (and now you’re upset because you spent hundreds of dollars extra when you could have just waited a few days for a big fat discount) so you just want to chill out and calm down by watching some good stuff to forget about your boneheaded mistake, don’t worry. These are the best shows and movies to watch this week. 

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Disney Holiday Singalong

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Monday at 8/7c on ABC
Something like 10 years ago in April 2020 (feels that way, don’t it?), ABC and Disney teamed up for the Disney Family Singalong, a wildly popular karaoke-style special in which celebrities sang some famous Disney songs while the lyrics appeared on screen for families at home to belt out some tunes alongside them. It ended up being a massive hit, especially as viewers were just feeling the strain of quarantine. Some seven-and-a-half months later, we’re still in our homes, and Disney is giving another sing along a go. This time the songs will be holiday themed and only a few will be Disney originals, like “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from Frozen. Maybe I’m burying the lede here, but k-pop megastars BTS will participate, singing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Other performers include Katy Perry, Michael Bublé, and Andrea Bocelli

Baby God

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Wednesday at 9/8c on HBO
HBO’s documentary Baby God is about Dr. Quincy Fortier, a fertility specialist who used his own sperm to impregnate his patients without their knowledge. It could have used some more time in the editing room even though it clocks in at a brisk 78 minutes, and some of the camerawork is… uhhh, questionable. Still, Hannah Olson’s doc covers an engrossing subject through interviews with several of Fortier’s children, many of whom learned of their lineage through take-at-home DNA tests and met for the first time on camera. The fascinating part of the film is that the picture painted of Fortier changes from subject to subject — all of whom share physical features of Fortier’s which is both fascinating and terrifying. Some rightfully hate him as a monster, while others defend his actions because of the mere notion that they exist because of him, and that he “gave a gift” to mothers who couldn’t have children naturally. It’s a real mindf— that looks at how Fortier’s children and victims were changed by the revelation of what he’d done, while also low-key being an eye-opening look into genetics. 

Big Mouth

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