Where lockdown has made it near impossible to see and socialise with friends, streaming platforms have provided something of a salve for lost connections. With most of us trapped at home, few things prove as unifying as the shared love of a TV series and the mutual disdain for one of its characters. From captivating documentaries to Netflix original series that are as enlightening as they are bold and fearless, there’s been little to distinguish the blur of the last few months except for the release date of certain shows we’ve binge-watched with great enthusiasm. But, therein lies the rub. With little else to occupy our time, the streaming binge carries with it the danger of exhausting every option and, for most of us, we’ve just about run out of good things to watch online. Thankfully, you need not fear. If the October lineup from Netflix is anything to go by, you’ll have plenty of options to see you through for the rest of this Garbage Fire of a year.
The highly anticipated return of Netflix’s You arrives in October with its third season. Starring Penn Badly as Joe, the hit thriller became something of a social media sensation, captivating audiences with its storyline and a character with homicidal tendencies. At the close of season two, Joe fled his past life for Los Angeles where he met and became enamoured by pastry chef, Love. He soon learned that Love is more similar to him than he first anticipated, with the season drawing to a close with the revelation that Joe is going to be a father.
The streaming platform also adds to its ever-growing lineup of bold sports stories with Bad Sport, a new series that will cover the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic figure skating scandal, Indycar driver Randy Lanier’s marijuana-smuggling operation, Arizona State point-shaving, a “horse hitman”, match-fixing in Italian soccer, and the downfall of South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje. But perhaps the most notable arrival goes to Seinfeld, with all nine season arriving on Netflix so you can finally ace that pub trivia quiz by bingeing every single episode. Other notable mentions go to Wonder Woman 1984 and Cast Away, with The Gentlemen also arriving at the end of the month.
There’s plenty of options on offer in October, and Netflix is sticking with the spooky month of Halloween to deliver up some thrilling content, too. To help take the guesswork out of deciding what to watch next month, we’ve rounded up everything coming to the streaming platform in October, 2021. Happy viewing!