Best new movies and TV series on BINGE: December 2023

Each month, new films and TV shows are added to BINGE’s library. Eliza Janssen presents her picks for titles worth watching. For the full list of everything arriving on the platform, scroll down.

Top Picks: TV

Time: Season 2 (December 5)

Created by Jimmy McGovern, this prison drama returns with a knockout, three-part structure: season 2 is three, hour-long episodes, each one skipping months ahead in the incarceration of three strong-willed, complex prisoners. They’re Tamara Lawrance, Jodie Whittaker, and Bella Ramsey, each playing women who gradually find a sense of community and inner strength in one another—even when the system tries its hardest to keep them down. Season one was a success, but with such a trio of dramatic talent at its core, season two looks like even more of a triumph.

Strife (December 6)

Nobody does flustered like Asher Keddie: nobody. We’re stoked to see the Aussie actress leading yet another show about a time-poor, opinionated, loveable mess of a woman—this time, the editor of a newly-launched women’s website. The BINGE original series is based on the memoirs of controversial media magnate Mia Freedman, but with a producer from Big Little Lies guiding the new show, it’s likely to careen off into dramatised, wild directions.

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The Last Year of Television (December 28)

It’s 2023: a new generation of TV audiences have cut the network TV umbilical cord and pranced, unmoored, into the world of streaming entertainment. That’s why Mitch McTaggart’s snarky annual specials, covering the weird, daggy, and unsettling stuff that happens on TV each year, are so vital nowadays. This next instalment should be another naughty autopsy of Australia’s bizarre screen culture. Gosh I hope they don’t spoil who won The Masked Singer for me.

Top Picks: Movies

Reality (December 9)

Based on a stage play that was itself adapted directly from fascinating government transcripts, this absorbing drama reveals the truth behind the longest ever prison sentence for leaking classified intelligence documents. The woman behind it was named, improbably enough, Reality Winner, and here she’s played by TV star Sydney Sweeney, in an impressively unvarnished role. On the hook for releasing shocking information about Russia’s interference in the 2016 US Presidential election, Sweeney’s whistleblower must defend her actions—keeping us viewers on tenterhooks as begin to see her apparent crime from a new angle.

Fast X (December 23)

I reckon this might be the ideal film to chuck on in the background while your loved ones get a big, indulgent meal ready this holiday season: it’s all about Dom and his “family”, of course. It’s long, stars Jason Momoa having a flamboyant good time, and is broken up by a big, bombastic action sequence every 20 minutes or so. Do we hope that the (allegedly) ultimate Fast film can top its lazy storytelling and wooden acting? Sure, we’ll always have faith in Toretto ‘n’ Co. For now, Fast X is a neat Christmas-time diversion.

The Royal Hotel (Coming Soon)

From the director of The Assistant comes another tense, feminist slow-burn thriller, again starring Julia Garner as an un-empowered woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. Garner and Jessica Henwick play American backpackers partying it up around rural Australia…until their money dries up, and they’re forced to take up live-in jobs in an outback mining town. Hugo Weaving plays a bar owner whose riotous welcome to the girls soon devolves into something more sinister: Wake in Fright for 2023, anyone?

All titles arriving on BINGE in December

December 1

The Couple Next Door: Season 1 Premiere
Bradley & Barney: Breaking Dad At Christmas
Home Videos
The Bay: Seasons 1-2
Flip Or Flop: Season 6
The Secret Life Of 4, 5 And 6 Year Olds: Season 4
Brother Vs Brother: Seasons 1-4
Love It Or List It Toronto: Season 10
Where The Wild Men Are: Season 11
One Born Every Minute UK: Season 5
Moloch: Season 1
Dopamine: Season 1
Customer Wars: Season 1
Little Dixie
The Meddler
Death Race

December 2

Finding Magic Mike: Season 1 Premiere
Alex English Special
12 Days Of Christmas Eve
Prancer: A Christmas Tale
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

December 3

Fear The Walking Dead: Seasons 1-8
Christmas Serenade

December 4

Jaws Vs The Meg
Masterchef UK Christmas Celebrity Special 2022 Event
Inside The Ambulance: Season 12
Rescue: River Deep Mountain High: Season 1
Saving Christmas Spirit
Writing Around The Christmas Tree
Christmas With Felicity

December 5

Time: Season 2 Premiere
The Great Kiwi Bake Off: Season 4
Gold Coast Cops: Season 2
One Born Every Minute UK: Season 6
Christmas Lovers Anonymous

December 6

Strife: Season 1 Premiere
Superfan: The Story Of Vladimir
Great Photo Lovely Life
Charlie’s Christmas Wish
Saving Christmas

December 7

Smothered: Season 1 Premiere
Cocaine Sharks
Jeremy Pang’s Asian Kitchen: Season 1
The Supervet: Season 4
You, Me and the Apocalypse: Season 1

December 8

Swamp People: Season 14
Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas
Jamie’s Christmas Cookbook

December 9

Book Club: The Next Chapter

December 10

Tik Tok Awards
WWE NXT Deadline 2023
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

December 11

Vigil: Season 2 Premiere
Found: Season 1 Premiere
My Name is Alfred Hitchcock

December 12

The Great British Bake Off: Season 13 Christmas Specials
Road Wars: Season 1
Serengeti: Season 2
24 Hours in Emergency: Seasons 3-4

December 13

The Great Stink: Season 1
Murder in Badlands: Season 1
NCIS: Hawaii: Season 1
Christmas Mural
The Christmas of Yes

December 14

Celebrity Sewing Bee: Season 3
Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas
Bondi Rescue: Season 16
Borderforce USA: The Bridges: Season 3
The Bay: Season 3
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
80 For Brady
Amber: The Girl Behind the Alert

December 15

NCIS: Season 19 Premiere
My Lottery Dream Home: Season 14
Castle Secrets: Season 1
Bah Humduck! A Looney Christmas
Christmas Breaks with Greg Wallace: Season 1
Cats In The Museum
The Midwife
Tweety’s High Flying Adventures

December 16

A Savage Christmas
The Machine

December 17

Christmas Detective

December 18

Archer: Into the Cold: Season 14 Premiere
Masterchef UK Christmas Celebrity Special 2023
Chateau DIY: Season 3
999: On the Front Line: Season 8
Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?

December 19

Entitled: Season 1 Premiere
Long Lost Family: Season 12
Forbidden History: Season 7
Camping (UK): Season 1

December 20

The Chocolate Queen: Season 4
Mecha Builders: Season 1
Love You To Death: Season 1
Christmas At Stately Home: Season 2

December 21

Celebrity Pottery Throw Down: Season 1
The Great Pottery Throw Down: Christmas 2022
Escape To The Chateau: Season 9
Celebrity Family Feud: Season 9
House Hunters International: Season 184

December 22

Rhys and Joel’s Family Christmas 2023
Nigella’s Amsterdam Christmas Special
Hospital: Season 3

December 23

The World’s Most Expensive Cruise: Season 2
Fast X
About Last Night (2014)

December 24

Christmas Revisited

December 27

Pawn Stars: Best Of: Season 3
Travel Man: Season 2

December 28

The Last Year of Television 2023
World’s Deadliest Weather Caught On Camera: Season 1
The Black Demon

December 29

Cross Country Cake Off: Season 1
Killer In My Family: Season 2
Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves

December 30


December 31

Escape from Alcatraz
Roman Holiday

Coming Soon

The Royal Hotel

See also
* Best new movies and TV series on Netflix
* Best new movies and TV series on Stan
* All new streaming movies & series