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Weekend Preview: Adam Driver Leads ‘The Report’ On Amazon, And Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Takes Netflix

With Thanksgiving weekend upon us, food and family will be central, and hopefully, you’ll have enough downtime to enjoy some delicious TV offerings. If nothing below suits your sensibilities, check out our guide to What You Should Watch On Streaming Right Now.

The Irishman (Wednesday, Netflix film) — Martin Scorsese’s back with another epic, organized-crime saga, this time for the streaming giant. It is both phenomenal and sprawling with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino here to lend some Godfather flair. They even talked Joe Pesci into climbing aboard in this story about hustler and hitman Frank Sheeran and the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa.

The Report (Friday, Amazon Prime film) — This explosive thriller stars Adam Driver and is based on actual events, in which an idealistic Senate staffer dives into a deep investigation to expose the CIA’s torture program to the public. Annette Bening and Tim Blake Nelson are also along for the ride, so you know this project is stuffed with talent.

Broken (Wednesday, Netflix Series) — It’s Black Friday, so enjoy this investigative documentary series from the creators of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Rotten, who teamed up to expose fraud and corruption behind some of the most prevailing merchandise, including makeup, vaping devices, and plastics.

Mike Birbiglia: The New One (Tuesday, Netflix Stand-Up Special) — The brilliant and confessional comedian and storyteller attempts to reach global audience for his Broadway-based set that’s partially focused on the existential question of bringing more humans onto the Earth. So it’s kinda heavy, but hilarious.

Here’s the rest of this weekend’s notable programming:

Room 104 (Friday, HBO 11:00 p.m.) — The third season finale might not all take place in the nondescript hotel room of the series, but instead in a lush jungle where a scientist awakens on a layover. Hmm.

Ray Donovan (Sunday, Showtime 8:00 p.m.) — Ray and Molly grow closer due to a family connection while Claudette makes a discovery about Daryll, and Bunchy’s looking for a pay raise.

Batwoman (Sunday, CW 8:00 p.m.) — Kate attending a “Mad Tea-Party,” where she and Alice continue to waver between being sisters and enemies wile Alice and Mouse work on their most nefarious plan to date.

Watchmen (Sunday, HBO 9:00 p.m.) — Adrien Veidt goes on trial for his past misdeeds (and they are massive) and disrespects the court while Angela endures a “treatment” from Lady Trieu, all of which leads to the unburying of devastating yet necessary truths.

Shameless (Sunday, Showtime 9:00 p.m.) — Frank and Mikey have a wonderful but ultimately sobering day while Debbie launches a new plan for money, and Lip grows closer to a woman in his parenting support group.

Supergirl (Sunday, CW 9:00 p.m.) — Supergirl faces off against Rama Khan, which might be the apex of her struggle against Leviathan.

Silicon Valley (Sunday, HBO 10:00 p.m.) — Monica confronts Jian-Yang due to his use of Pied Piper’s name, and Piper-Net’s abilities are tested by a major incident.

Mrs. Fletcher (Sunday, Showtime 10:30 p.m.) — Eve lets herself be distracted by flirtatious texts while a study date is the name of the game for Brendan and Chloe.

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