New To Streaming in December 2016 – For Fans of Romance, Period Dramas, International Shows, & More


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Goblin. Photo: tvN/Dramafever

It’s December with the holiday season now in full swing. But it’s not only Christmas movies being added to the various streaming sites this month. In fact, I am most excited for the new Korean paranormal romance drama, Goblin!

RELATED | New To Streaming in November 2016

Goblin: The Lonely and Great God tells the story of an immortal goblin who wants to die and an angel of death who has amnesia. Their supernatural lives become complicated when they each fall in love with a different woman. The series premieres exclusively on Dramafever this Friday, December 2.

What Type of Content to Expect

If you’re in search of swoon-worthy love stories and/or good storytelling (both classic and modern) from around the world in Film and TV without the excess of explicit content – then you’ve come to the right place. We embrace romance unabashedly. From the Jane Austen adaptations to the swoon-worthy Korean dramas, to the BBC period productions, the paranormal romance, and more.

RELATED | Learn more about old-fashioned romance with our handy guide.

Besides romance, we’re on the lookout for great stories that resonate with us! We’re looking to share and bring back the love for what makes stories wonderful. And without all the excess of graphic sexuality, extreme violence, profanity, vulgarity, cynicism, and lack of emotion. We also aim to find stories from all over the world because every culture has stories worth sharing.

RELATED | What is old-fashioned storytelling? Read our Checklist and Recommendations! 

More About This Monthly Feature

If you’re new to this monthly feature on The Silver Petticoat Review, a quick rundown: At the beginning of each month we put up a researched list of some of the best of what’s new to streaming from various popular (and lesser-known) sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Acorn TV, Dramafever, Viki, and more.

Per our site’s focus, the list is mostly focused on PG-13 like content or below minus a few exceptions (usually for artistic reasons or genre interest). Also, we have not seen everything we include, so if something more explicit sneaks past us, we apologize in advance! If we are unsure of the content, or if it’s Rated R or TV-MA, you will see a note next to the title.

I have linked every title, so you can learn more about the Film or TV Show to see if it is something of interest to you.

NOTE: The list should not be seen as recommendations! We cannot vouch for the quality of these Films & TV Shows


New To Streaming in December 2016 (U.S.)


Coming to Acorn TV (British and Australian Movies & TV)

December 5

The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 3 Premiere (New Zealand Detective drama; Content Unclear)

December 12

The Level (Acorn TV Original Series; British Thriller; Content Unclear). The series stars Karla Crome (Misfits), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey), Noel Clarke (Doctor Who), and more.


Coming to Amazon Prime Video

Café Society. Photo: Amazon Studios; streaming in december 2016
Café Society. Photo: Amazon Studios
December 1

Choices Of The Heart

Color Me Perfect

The Day Of The Wolves

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Ferocious Pal

Getting Up And Going Home

Green Eyes (Content Unclear)

Half Shot At Sunrise

Hearts Of Humanity

Identity Unknown

If You Believe

In Old Santa Fe

Lars And The Real Girl

Love Is Strange (mild R)

Mad Youth

Navigating The Heart

Passion’s Way (Based on an Edith Wharton novel starring Timothy Dalton)

Range of Motion (NR; content unclear)

Range War

Renegade Trail

Skyway

The Care And Handling Of Roses

When a Man’s a Man

December 7

Therapy For A Vampire

December 14

The Expanse: Season One

December 16

The Man In The High Castle: Season Two (TV-MA)

December 22

Café Society


New and Coming to DramaFever

December 2

Goblin: The Lonely and Great God (Premiere; Korean Drama/Paranormal Romance TV Series)

December 3

Let’s Get Married (Movie Premiere; Chinese Romantic Comedy)

December 10

Go Away Mr. Tumor (Movie Premiere; Chinese Comedy)

December 15

Shopping King Louis (Dramafever Premiere; Romantic Comedy TV Series)

December 17

But Always (Movie Premiere; Chinese Romance)


Coming to Hulu 

Photo: Sony Pictures Classics
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics
December 1
December 3
December 8
December 15
  • Star: Season 1 Premiere (FOX)
December 27
December 30
December 31

Coming to Netflix

The Legend of Bagger Vance. Photo: 20th Century Fox
The Legend of Bagger Vance. Photo: 20th Century Fox
December 1
December 2
  • Fauda (Season 1) Netflix Original Series (Content Unclear)
December 3
December 6
December 9
December 11
December 13
December 16
  • Barry (2016; Content Unclear)
  • Crazyhead (Season 1; This one likely includes mature content)
December 19
December 20
  • Disorder (2015; Unrated – Content Unclear)
December 23
December 25

New & Coming Soon to VIKI 

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Stay With Me. Photo: Hunan TV/Viki
Recently Added

Behind Your Smile (Taiwanese Romantic Drama Series)

December 19

Hwarang (Historical Korean Drama)

Coming Soon

Stay With Me (Chinese Romantic Drama Series)

The King of Romance (Taiwanese Romantic Drama Series; Folklore)

The Miracle (Korean Web Series)


Other Streaming Sites to Check Out

(Make sure to research each title before watching if you’re looking for less explicit content.)

  • If you’re into arty, obscure films then you may enjoy the streaming service Fandor. On the site, you can find classics, international films, and more.
  • Head on over to see what’s new to streaming on FEELN. Everything on Feeln is PG-13 and below OR edited for TV. So, all R-Rated movies are edited. Expect to find period dramas, Hallmark films, romantic comedies, character-driven dramas, and more.
  • If you love international series (French, Italian, etc.), check out the lesser known streaming site MHz Choice for a great selection of mysteries, dramas, and comedies.
  • Mubi: Select titles (30 each month – so content is constantly changing) chosen by experts. Expect to see choices from movies around the world.
  • If you love programs on PBS such as Masterpiece Theater, then head on over to see what’s streaming on PBS. While not available in every city, check your local channel to see if they have streaming services available to you.
  • Find out what’s new on Pixl TV. This Youtube Streaming service includes clean content focused on romantic comedies, love stories, and dramas.
  • Check out SnagFilms for free indie, obscure, and foreign films to watch. However, make sure to research the movie before watching for the rating and content.
  • Spuul: If you love Bollywood films, then this is a great streaming choice.
  • TubiTV: A free streaming service with many great film and TV shows to check out.
  • Viewster: A large selection of free movies and TV shows to watch. From classics to indie to international, mainstream, and more.
  • Also, check out what’s new at Warner Archive. This new streaming site is for classic film fans!

What streaming sites do you use? What are you excited to watch this month? Let us know in the comments!

Amber Topping

CO-FOUNDER & EDITOR

A lover of stories in all forms and from all cultures and time periods, Amber honed her own storytelling skills as a girl by doing Shirley Temple impersonations and putting on plays with her siblings. Eventually, she turned to cheerleading, dance, and finally to writing and video editing. Amber is an empathetic and impassioned person with a strong independent will and an endless amount of creativity. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, and has contributed to various magazines. Her ultimate dream is to be a published author of books, screenplays, and to form a creative village of talented storytellers from around the world who can collaborate together to produce stories celebrating old-fashioned romance and diverse traditional storytelling. She believes stories have the positive power to unite, not divide.

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