Streaming Picks: October 2018

FILMS
Top Picks
Mulholland Dr. – Prime and Hulu 10/1
22 July – Netflix 10/10
You Were Never Really Here – Prime 10/26
If it took you several tries to get through David Lynch’s failed pilot/fever dream, you’re not alone. But it’s a magnificent work that’s scary but not a horror movie, and erotic but not an adult film.

Paul Greengrass returns to his intimate roots in this account of the terrorist attack in Norway in 2011. This certainly won’t be an easy watch, but it will be rewarding.

Finally, Joaquin Phoenix is scary good as the hitman with PTSD, who rescues girls from sex trafficking and extracts violent revenge on their captors. It’s a disturbing but powerful film, anchored by its terrific lead performance.

Recent Selections
Beacon Point – Hulu 10/1
Bees Make Honey – Hulu 10/1
Beta Test – Prime 10/1
Capture – Hulu 10/1
Charlotte – Hulu 10/1
Cocaine Godmother – Hulu 10/1
Game Changers – Prime 10/1
Go Against the Flow – Prime 10/1
Good Enough – Prime 10/1
How to Get Girls – Hulu 10/1
It Ain’t Pretty – Prime 10/1
Life of Significant Soil – Prime 10/1
Saving Banksy – Prime 10/1
September Morning – Prime 10/1
Never Goin’ Back – Prime 10/2
Dheepan – Hulu 10/3
RBG – Hulu 10/3
Truth or Dare – Netflix 10/3
The Gospel According to Andre – Hulu 10/4
Lowlife – Hulu 10/6
Night of the Living Deb – Prime 10/6
A Prayer Before Dawn – Prime 10/6
Pyewacket – Hulu 10/6
What We Become – Hulu 10/10
The Quest of Alaine Ducasse – Hulu 10/11
The Strangers: Prey at Night – Prime 10/11
The Yellow Birds – Prime 10/13
Bleeding Steel – Prime 10/14
The Miracle Season – Hulu 10/14
Birthday Girl – Hulu 10/15
Slice – Prime 10/18
Black Water – Prime 10/20
Daddy’s Home 2 – Prime and Hulu 10/25
Bad Samaritan – Prime 10/25
Racer and the Jailbird – Hulu 10/29
Westwood – Prime 10/31

Originals
Malevolent – Netflix 10/5
Private Life – Netflix 10/5
Super Monsters Save Halloween – Netflix 10/5
Apostle – Netflix 10/12
Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil – Netflix 10/12
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? – Netflix 10/12
The Kindergarten Teacher – Netflix 10/12
Gnome Alone – Netflix 10/19
Illang: The Wolf Brigade – Netflix 10/19
The Night Comes for Us – Netflix 10/19
Been So Long – Netflix 10/26
Dovlatov – Netflix 10/26
Jefe – Netflix 10/26
Gun City – Netflix 10/31

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS
Top Picks
Spaced (Complete Series) – Prime 10/1
Into the Dark – Hulu 10/5
The Man in the High Castle (Season 3) – Prime 10/5
Bodyguard – Netflix 10/24

If you haven’t gotten around to Edgar Wright’s all-time great sitcom yet, here’s your chance. (I covered it for this blog back in 2013.)

Into the Dark furthers the “Is it TV or a film?” debate. “The Body” is the first in a horror anthology that will premiere monthly on Hulu. There’s no set length, so these could be features from horror directors, or they could just be shorter riffs on scary themes. Anything’s possible.

Turns out an alternate history where Nazis rise to power isn’t such a fascinating though experiment anymore. Still, this is an often thought-provoking show. Hopefully it’s year-plus off the air will have given it time to take the leap.

The biggest show in Britain makes its way to American TVs. Bodyguard is the hit show about an ex-soldier assigned to protect an insufferable conservative politician. I’m getting The Honourable Woman vibes, which is high praise.

Originals
Extrano Enemigo (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
MeatEater (Season 7) – Netflix 10/2
Creeped Out – Netflix 10/4
Big Mouth (Season 2) – Netflix 10/5
Dancing Queen – Netflix 10/5
Elite – Netflix 10/5
Empire Games – Netflix 10/5
Little Things (Season 2) – Netflix 10/5
The Rise of Phoenixes – Netflix 10/5
Super Monsters (Season 2) – Netflix 10/5
YG Future Office Strategy – Netflix 10/5
Terrace House: Opening New Doors (Part 4) – Netflix 10/9
Pacto de Sangue – Netflix 10/10
Salt Fat Acid Heat – Netflix 10/11
The Boss Baby: Back in Business (Season 2) – Netflix 10/12
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell – Netflix 10/12
FightWorld – Netflix 10/12
The Haunting of Hill House – Netflix 10/12
Light as a Feather (Season 1) – Hulu 10/12
Remastered: Who Shot the Sheriff – Netflix 10/12
The Romanoffs – Prime 10/12
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments – Netflix 10/15
Tarzan and Jane (Season 2) – Netflix 10/12
Accidentally in Love – Netflix 10/19
Ask the Doctor – Netflix 10/19
Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever – Netflix 10/19
Daredevil (Season 3) – Netflix 10/19
Derren Brown: Sacrifice – Netflix 10/19
Distrito Salvaje – Netflix 10/19
Haunted – Netflix 10/19
Hip-Hop Evolution (Season 2) – Netflix 10/19
Larva Island – Netflix 10/19
Lore (Season 2) – Prime 10/19
Making a Murderer (Season 2) – Netflix 10/19
Tumble Leaf Halloween Special – Prime 10/19
Wanderlust – Netflix 10/19
Robozuna – Netflix 10/21
Castlevania (Season 2) – Netflix 10/26
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 1) – Netflix 10/26
Shirkers – Netflix 10/26
Terrorism Close Calls – Netflix 10/26
Girl from Nowhere – Netflix 10/27
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentric Theory – Netflix 10/30

OLD SHOWS
Barbelle (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
Birth Stories (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
El Clon (Season 1) – Hulu 10/1
Gotham (Season 4) – Netflix 10/1
Growing Pains (Complete Series) – Prime 10/1
Happily Never After (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship – Netflix 10/1
Paradox (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
Pushing Daisies (Complete Series) – Prime 10/1
Ravenswood (Complete Series) – Prime 10/1
Scorned: Love Kills (Complete Series) – Prime 10/1
Silent Witness (Complete Series) – Prime 10/1
The Thick of It (Complete Series) – Prime 10/1
V (Complete Series) – Prime 10/1
La Diosa Coronada (Season 1) – Hulu 10/5
Dot. (Season 2, Part 1) – Hulu 10/6
Alguien Te Mira (Season 1) – Hulu 10/8
Sofia the First (Season 4) – Netflix 10/8
Miles from Tomorrowland (Season 3) – Hulu 10/10
Mr. Robot (Season 3) – Prime 10/11
Schitt’s Creek (Season 4) – Netflix 10/11
Octonauts (Season 4) – Netflix 10/15
El Fantasma de Elena (Season 1) – Hulu 10/16
Great News (Season 2) – Netflix 10/25
Goldie & Bear (Season 2) – Netflix 10/31

COMEDY SPECIALS
Top Pick
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – Netflix 10/28
Will Minhaj last longer than Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale? Technically yes, since Netflix committed to a 32-episode first season. But I hope Netflix actually lets it grow. Shows like this need time to find their voice and build an audience. Minhaj has stated he’s not just going for Trump jokes and other topical humor, hoping to be a bit broader and deeper than its brethren.

Other Specials
Joe Rogan: Strange Times – Netflix 10/2
Mo Amer: The Vagabond – Netflix 10/8
Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up – Netflix 10/16
Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh – Netflix 10/23
The Degenerates – Netflix 10/30

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