The month of October usually marks a season of change--there's a nip in the air, festive season is around the corner and everyone is planning a vacation. Sadly, 2020 is cancelled and so are vacations. Now, the only thing that gets my heart racing is the announcement of a new show dropping on a streaming platform. This is why I've decided to compile a list of all the new shows worth watching coming to streaming platforms this month.
With a long weekend in tow, call your friends, set up a zoom movie marathon and pick your favourites from this list. You can thank us later!
If you're a big Nawazuddin Siddiqui fan (honestly, who isn't?), Netflix is the gift that keeps on giving. After Sacred Games 2 and Raat Akeli Hai, the international streaming giant is back with Serious Men, based on a book by the same name. And no, Siddiqui is not playing a gangster in this one. He portrays a man who grew up with limited means, and wants to give his child-prodigy son everything he never had. The movie has already managed to impress critics, so we suggest you check it out ASAP.
This 10-episode show has taken the internet by storm. And why wouldn't it? It's got all the ingredients to make a highly-binge-able show: beautiful sets (it's shot in Paris!), a seriously STUNNING cast (say hello to your new crush, chef Gabrielle), gorgeous outfits and so. much. Chanel! While the plot about a young American girl 'chasing her dreams' in the city of love isn't anything to write home about, watch this if you're looking for pure escapism during the pandemic. You won't regret it.
This horror delight is releasing right in time for Halloween. If you LOVED the beautiful (and just the right amount of scary) tale of Haunting of Hill House, there's no reason why you shouldn't binge-watch its second season the day it is released. While the second season of the highly-anticipated series will follow a completely different story, the makers of the show said we will get to see a few familiar faces. If you and bae are horror movie buffs, this will make for a perfect weekend watch.
We had just one word when we heard this news: FINALLY! After a ridiculously good first season, the producers of the show made the fans wait for TWO WHOLE YEARS for the second season. This time, we'll hopefully find out what happened to Bablu Bhaiya, Kaleen Bhaiya and Munna Bhaiya. Let's hope season 2 will be worth the long wait!
Priyanka Chopra Jonas fans, this is your time to root for her as a producer. Evil Eye is a seriously good horror flick that comes from Purple Pebble Pictures in collaboration with Blumhouse Productions (the studio that gave us Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister). The story revolves around a mother who finds out that her daughter's new boyfriend is...someone she herself left behind in the past. Creepy? Watch the movie to find out.
Thriller fans, there's finally something new for you to watch. The story of Black Box deals with a horrific car crash, in which our protagonist loses his wife...and his memory. Now, he must cope with his life as a single parent while he struggles to get back his memory. Fun fact: Like Evil Eye, Black Box is ALSO a Blumhouse Productions film!
If you've been looking for a fun comedy to watch, Disney+ Hotstar has answered your prayers! This movie features two engineering students moonlighting as conmen who plan to rob a bank in Varanasi. As expected, a series of unfortunate events ensue. This light-hearted satire that leaves you with a thought-provoking message, and is just what you need to watch after a tiring day of WFH.
Star Wars fans, rejoice--Baby Yoda will be returning to our small screens this month! The second season will continue the adventures of the Mandalorian and the child aka Baby Yoda across the Galactic Empire. We're definitely ready to see more of the child's power this season, as it's predecessor only teased us about its potential. And yeah, some screen time with the gorgeous Perdo Pascal with his mask off wouldn't hurt.
I don't mean to sound biased, but everyone loves a good movie about a good, fluffy doggo. Browine points if it is NOT a sad tear-jerker (I'll never forgive the makers of Hachiko). The Call Of The Wild checks off both points, and then some. Follow big floof Buck in this sci-fi adventure as he is uprooted from his home in California and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon. Gather the entire family for this one!
The embarrassing (and not to mention colourist) Beyonce song debacle aside, Khaali Peeli is a decent movie if you're willing to suspend your logic and reasoning for the entire run time of the film. The plot kicks into motion when 'a boy meets a girl' and promises an 'edgy roller-coaster ride'. Watch this if you REALLY miss mindless masala Bollywood flicks.
Do you remember Sneha Ullal, the Aishwarya Rai doppelganger who Salman Khan tried hard to position as Bollywood's it-girl? Well, she stars in Expiry Date, a romantic-thriller about a couple with a 'seemingly perfect marriage'. If you're looking for a show with drama, illicit affairs and scandalous secrets, add this one to your list.
Speaking of forgotten actors, this new series stars actor Aftab Shivdasani in a twisted revenge drama. The trailer of the show definitely promises lots of scandal and drama, and honestly, it's just what you wanna watch to unwind after a long, tiring day.
It certainly seems like October is going to be a busy month. So which one are you going to watch first?
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