Citizen Reporter
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4 Oct 2021
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26 exciting series, movies and more to stream this October

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'You' makes its season-three return and there's a new sport documentary focusing on Hansie also worth watching.

Penn Badgely as Joe Goldberg and Victoria Pedretti as Love Quinn in episode 301 of ‘You’. Picture: Supplied via Netflix

It’s a new month, which means new series to check out on your favourite steaming platforms. Here’s a complete breakdown of what to stream this October 2021.

Highlights this month include the return of the popular series, You, which sees everyone’s favourite stalker, serial killer played impeccably by Penn Badgley, return for what promises to be a gripping season three on Netflix

If you’re into documentaries, then Bad Sport on Netflix also should make for binge-worthy TV as one of the episodes takes a look at late SA cricket captain Hansie Cronje’s fall from grace.

Series

MAID – Netflix

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future.

Paik’s Spirit – Netflix

Drinks keep the conversation flowing as culinary star Paik Jong-won and celebrity guests talk life, food and booze over intoxicating meals.

You (season three) – Netflix

Now married with a young baby, Love and Joe try to forge a normal life in the affluent suburb of Madre Linda. But old habits die hard.     

     

Angeliena – Netflix

After a string of life-changing revelations, a beloved parking attendant pieces a new plan together and chases her dream of travelling the world.

Resident Alien – Showmax

Based on the Dark Horse comic, Syfy’s Resident Alien is a murder mystery sci-fi dramedy that follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One, Firefly) who crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a human small-town doctor. 

The L Word: Generation Q (season two) Showmax

In this sequel to the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated 2004-2009 series, Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Beals (Flashdance), Kate Moennig (Ray Donovan, Grown-ish) and Leisha Hailey (CSI) reprise their original roles alongside a new generation of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQIA+ characters as they take on love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in LA. 

Chucky (season one) – Showmax

A vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, throwing an idyllic American town into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begins to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets in the brand-new series Chucky, which picks up after the events of the seventh film in the horror franchise, Cult of Chucky

Love Island (season two) – Showmax

Following a delay due to the pandemic, the second season of Love Island USA was moved from Fiji to The Cromwell, a casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. With strict quarantine measures in place, for the 31 “islanders” the isolation is real as they couple and re-couple under the watchful eye of host Arielle Vandenberg over 40 days in a bid to win the $100,000 prize.

Movies

Little Big Mouth – Netflix

A nine-year-old boy living with his single mom and granddad has his life upended when a rock guitarist enters their world

Swallow – Netflix 

Waylaid by life’s pressures in 1980s Lagos, Nigeria, Tolani becomes involved in drug smuggling with her streetwise friend and must face the fallout.

The Guilty – Netflix 

A troubled police detective demoted to 911 operator duty scrambles to save a distressed caller during a harrowing day of revelations — and reckonings.

Forever Rich – Netflix 

A rising rap superstar spirals out when a humiliating video goes viral and pushes him into a battle for redemption — over the course of one long night.

There’s Someone Inside Your House – Netflix 

Makani and her friends at Osborne High School try to identify and stop a masked killer who’s targeting students and exposing their biggest secrets.

Documentaries

Colin in Black & White –  Netflix                                                                      

This drama series from Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay explores Kaepernick’s high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist.         

Convergence: Courage in a Crisis – Netflix

While COVID-19 exacerbates vulnerabilities across the world, unsung heroes in all levels of society help the tide turn toward a brighter future.

The Motive – Netflix 

Decades after a 14-year-old boy brutally killed his family in Jerusalem in 1986, this documentary revisits the horrifying crime.

Bad Sport – Netflix 

Bad Sport looks at six unbelievable stories at the intersection of sports and crime, as told by the athletes, coaches and law-enforcement officials at the center of the controversies.

Episodes include the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic figure skating scandal; superstar Indycar driver Randy Lanier’s marijuana-smuggling operation; the Arizona State University basketball point-shaving scheme; the horse hitman at the center of an insurance fraud ring; Calciopoli, the biggest match-fixing scandal in Italian football history; and South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje’s tragic fall from grace.

          

A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad – Netflix 

A colony of German Christians with a charismatic and manipulative leader establishes itself in Chile and becomes instrumental to the dictatorship.

Kids

Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween – Netflix

The Sharkpack gets ready for Halloween with the spooky legend of the “Fearsome Fog” — and Sharkdog must save trick-or-treating from a slimy sea monster!

Karma’s World – Netflix

Lyrically gifted middle schooler Karma juggles rap dreams and rhyme schemes while using her talent, ambition and heart to solve any problem.

Misfit: The Series – Netflix

The Misfits are in for a wild year as they prepare a school musical. But when the strict new headmaster bans the show, it’s up to Julia to save the day.

Gabby’s Dollhouse (season three) – Netflix 

Gabby, Pandy and their crew of kitty friends are back with even more special deliveries, surprising journeys and make-at-home lessons, too!

Go! Go! Cory Carson (season six) – Netflix

Beach days, bedtime stories and fun with best friends! Cory Carson’s always on the go for more laughter and heartwarming lessons in Bumperton Hills!

The Baby-Sitters Club (season two) – Netflix

On the heels of the “best summer ever”, the BSC gets back to business and explores another season of change — with the help of two new members.

Maya and the Three – Netflix

A Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess embarks on a quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.

Classics

Ocean’s Thirteen

Danny and his gang of thieves have to pull off their most risky heist to defend one of their own. However, they are going to need more than luck to break the ruthless Willy and his casino.

Cast Away

After a deadly plane crash, Chuck Nolan finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.

Sonic the Hedgehog

An extraterrestrial hedgehog is discovered by a scientist with evil intentions and plans to use his superpowers for his selfish needs.

The Last Samurai

Captain Nathan Algren is hired to train the Japanese army to fight a Samurai rebellion. However, he ends up embracing the people of Samurai culture after he gets captured by them.