What to Watch on Netflix This November

This month, Netflix is releasing tons of content to binge while preparing for Thanksgiving, but they saved the best for last. The Gilmore Girls revival, A Year in the Life will be released just in time to skip Black Friday.

Return To Starshallow: Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

The wait is over! One of the most highly anticipated projects ever to come to Netflix, Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life will be released this month, just in time for Black Friday. The series will reintroduce us Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (played by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) and take us through a year in their lives. The revival consists of four 90-minute episodes, one for each season. Most of the show’s original cast will be returning for at least one episode, including all three of Rory’s main love interests. Melissa McCarthy, who achieved perhaps the highest level of fame after the CW series ended, will also be returning as Lorelai’s lovable sidekick Sookie. The show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (who left the series before its final season on the CW) also returned to write all four parts, giving the series the end she’d always intended. So get the snacks ready, this one’s going to be good! Drops Nov. 25.

Laugh Out Loud: Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60, Colin Quinn: The New York Story, Michael Che Matters  

Netflix knows the holiday season can be stressful, especially in a presidential election year. They are releasing specials from three well-known stand-up comedians in November to ensure there are enough laughs to go around for everyone. It’s an all-male line-up this month, and all of them have ties to SNL. Dana Carvey’s Straight White Male, 60 is the comedian’s biggest solo project since Master of Disguise flopped in 2002. Drops Nov. 4. The other SNL vet debuting a special this month is Colin Quinn. His The New York Story will be available to stream mid-month. The special is directed by Jerry Seinfeld and filmed in New York. Drops Nov. 18. Michael Che is the least known name on this list, but he is the only active SNL cast member to release a special this month. He currently co-anchors the “Weekend Update” desk for the show. His special, Michael Che Matters was filmed in Brooklyn. Drops Nov. 25.

Movie Night: True Memoirs of an International Assassin, The Ivory Game, Paddington, The Jungle Book, Boyhood

Mineola native Kevin James stars in this month’s Netflix original movie. True Memoirs of an International Assassin is a comedy about an actor who writes a fictional story that is published as non-fiction…which undoubtedly leads to some trouble. Drops Nov. 11. Disney’s live-action version of The Jungle Book and a live action-version of Paddington Bear called Paddington will also be released. Drop Nov. 30 and 16 (respectively). Try the Oscar-winning coming-of-age film Boyhood if you’re in the mood for a drama. Drops Nov. 30. The Ivory Game is a documentary details sad truths about the transportation of ivory, a practice that is bringing African elephants near extinction. Leonardo Dicaprio is producer. Drops Nov. 4.

Binge-worthy TV: The Crown, Lovesick, The 100 

The Crown is one of the most unique and expensive series Netflix has ever produced. The show will tell the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, and is expected to last six seasons. The first season consists of ten episodes. Drops Nov. 4. Lovesick (originally called Scrotal Recall) is a Netflix accusation from the U.K. The comedy follows protagonist Dylan in his search to find the person that gave him an STD. Watch the Season 1 promo here. Season 2 drops Nov. 17. CW favorite The 100 Season 3 wasn’t released in October as expected, but will finally be available mid-November. Drops Nov. 16.

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