Here is What to Watch on Netflix this October
by Jaskiran Kaur | Tue, 05 Oct 2021 15:04:10 GMT
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The fall has finally dawned, and now it is time to don your comfy pajamas and spend some quality time in front of the TV. There is nothing better than feeling the chill in the air and snuggling on your couch, right? But the thing with Netflix releases in October is that most of them tend to be scare shows and nothing more. Hence, all you have to contend with is horror flicks, the grotesque scenes of which follow you around till the end of the year.

But luckily, the October releases this year have a great collection of releases that are beyond more than horror shows and serve great tales with exceptional storytelling and an equally impressive cast. Though a couple of names in the list will add some thrill to your October watch list, this curated list of October shows is definitely a must-watch this year.  

Colin in Black and White

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Based on the story of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and also co-created by him, the plotline follows the police brutality and systemic oppression of the Black folks. The coming-of-age story is also co-created by Ava DuVernay, the director who filmed "Selma" and "When They See Us." The series will star Jaden Michael as the Young Colin. Instead of being a narration of the flashy professional career of the quarterback, the story revolves around Colin's early years, making the series an exceptionally well-sorted project to grace the screens. 

The Baby-Sitters Club

Based on Ann M. Martin's book The Baby-Sitters club, the series is the story of a group of friends that launch a babysitting business. The cast members include Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas, Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi, Shay Rudolph as Stacey McGill and Xochitl Gomez as Dawn Schafer that make up the babysitting group's club. The series is created by filmmaker Rachel Shukert and is going to release on October 11. 


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The Margaret Qualley starrer Maid is the story of a single mother, Alex, going above and beyond to create a better life for her daughter. The performance of Qualley is beyond phenomenal and surpasses even her previous outstanding works like HBO's "The Leftovers," FX's "Fosse/Verdon", which earned an Emmys nomination, and "Novitiate". The book is based on Stephanie Land's biography, also named "Maid", and shows the pitiful plight of those without money and the ones that are sucked into poverty. The series hopes to bring the underpaid workers of the US to the attention of the public. 

"You" Season 3 (available October 15)

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Halloween is just around the block, and it's high time you stock up on your horror watches of the month. The serial killer series by Sera Gamble is a dark thriller following Joe Goldberg's disruptive character. He constructs preconceived notions of people with whom he falls in 'love' and then suffers from a character misalignment as the people act true to who they are and not to Joe's expected versions. Penn Badgley plays the role of the show's antihero lead, and his character throughout the series is strangely creepy and intimidating. 

"On My Block" Season 4

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The series will be airing its final season this month, and the coming-of-age comedy is a must-watch before it wraps up forever. The story jumps ahead two years from when the characters of the series, a former group of friends, come together again after having gone their separate ways. Now that their long-buried secret might be coming back up, they have to figure out a way to deal with it. The series might also launch a spinoff series once again with the original creators of the show: Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft, Jamie Uyeshiro, and Jamie Dooner. 

"Bad Sport" (available October 6)

If you have a special soft spot for sports and crime, cheer up because Bad Sport brings both to you within a single series. The series air one hour-long episode, each with a different story that follows under the category of sports and crime. The documentary-style series also includes interviews from athletes, coaches, and law enforcement officials and other people with first-hand accounts of the events shown. The Netflix synopsis of the series revealed that the series would cover "Gold War", the Salt Lake City Olympic figure skating scandal from 2002, "Need For Weed" shows Indycar driver Randy Lanier's marijuana-smuggling case, and much more.