Streaming Picks: October 2020

FILMS
Top Picks
A Knight’s Tale – Prime 10/1
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix 10/16
Bad Hair – Hulu 10/23
First up is one of the most rewatchable movies of the 21st Century, a rousing period comedy about jousting. Sure, Heath Ledger gave heartbreaking and masterful performances, but he was also an extremely charming romantic lead, at least for a brief moment in time.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 gives Aaron Sorkin a chance to indulge in his best and worst impulses in his dramatization of the legal case against protestors at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. There will surely be some grandstanding and speechifying, but my god, that cast!

Finally, Bad Hair will provide some scares for this Halloween, but with a healthy side of laughs. Hailing from Justin Simien (Dear White People), it got mixed reviews out of Sundance but looks far too wild to ignore.

Recent Selections
A.M.I. – Netflix 10/1
Black ’47 – Netflix 10/1
I’m Leaving Now – Netflix 10/1
Judy & Punch – Hulu 10/1
Kindred Spirits – Prime 10/1
La Sucursal – Prime 10/1
Next Level – Prime 10/1
The Outpost – Netflix 10/1
The Sandman – Hulu 10/1
Sk8 Dawg – Hulu 10/1
We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Netflix 10/1
Archive – Prime 10/8
Terminator: Dark Fate – Hulu and Prime 10/9
Infamous – Hulu 10/11
Savage Youth – Hulu 10/11
Scotch: A Golden Dream – Hulu 10/11
The Swing of Things – Hulu 10/12
Alice Junior – Netflix 10/14
A Most Beautiful Thing – Prime 10/14
Halal Love Story – Prime 10/15
Life After Basketball – Hulu 10/15
Playing with Fire – Hulu and Prime 10/15
The Painted Bird – Hulu 10/16
Cyrano, My Love – Prime 10/21
The Hummingbird Project – Netflix 10/22
Yes, God, Yes – Netflix 10/22
Bad Therapy – Hulu 10/29
Soorarai Pottru – Prime 10/29

Originals
All Because of You – Netflix 10/1
The Binding – Netflix 10/2
Dick Johnson Is Dead – Netflix 10/2
Oloture – Netflix 10/2
Serious Men – Netflix 10/2
Vampires vs. the Bronx – Netflix 10/2
You’ve Got This – Netflix 10/2
Black Box – Prime 10/6
The Lie – Prime 10/6
Books of Blood – Hulu 10/7
Hubie Halloween – Netflix 10/7
Ginny Weds Sunny – Netflix 10/9
The Forty-Year-Old Version – Netflix 10/9
Evil Eye – Prime 10/13
Nocturne – Prime 10/13
BLACKPINK: Light up the Sky – Netflix 10/14
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting – Netflix 10/15
Love Like the Falling Rain – Netflix 10/15
Time – Prime 10/16
Rebecca – Netflix 10/21
Cadaver – Netflix 10/22
Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score – Netflix 10/27
Holidate – Netflix 10/28
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight – Netflix 10/28
Bronx – Netflix 10/30
His House – Netflix 10/30
The Day of the Lord – Netflix 10/30

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS
Top Pick
Schitt’s Creek (Season 6) – Netflix 10/7
This show just did something no comedy or drama series has ever done: Win the series, writing and directing awards, AND every single main acting category at the Emmys. While I wouldn’t have gone quite as far as they did, this was a victory lap for one of the sweetest, funniest shows on TV. If you’ve never seen it, now’s the perfect time to start since you can binge it all in one place.

Originals
Good Morning, Veronica (Season 1) – Netflix 10/1
Carmen Sandiego (Season 3) – Netflix 10/1
Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood – Netflix 10/1
The Worst Witch (Season 4) – Netflix 10/1
You Cannot Hide (Season 1) – Netflix 10/1
Bug Diaries: Halloween Special – Prime 10/2
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween – Netflix 10/2
Emily in Paris – Netflix 10/2
Monsterland (Season 1) – Hulu 10/2
Savage x Fenty Show, Vol. 2 – Prime 10/2
Song Exploder – Netflix 10/2
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet – Netflix 10/4
StarBeam: Halloween Hero – Netflix 10/6
To the Lake – Netflix 10/7
Chasing the Crown: Dreamers to Streamers – Prime 10/9
Deaf U – Netflix 10/9
Fast and Furious: Spy Racers (Season 2) – Netflix 10/9
The Haunting of Bly Manor – Netflix 10/9
Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters – Netflix 10/9
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (Season 3) – Netflix 10/12
Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef – Netflix 10/13
Rooting for Roona – Netflix 10/15
Social Distance – Netflix 10/15
Helstrom (Season 1) – Hulu 10/16
What the Constitution Means to Me – Prime 10/16
Barbarians – Netflix 10/23
Mirzapur – Prime 10/23
Move – Netflix 10/23
Over the Moon – Netflix 10/23
Perdidia – Netflix 10/23
The Queen’s Gambit (Season 1) – Netflix 10/23
Blood of Zeus – Netflix 10/27
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt (Season 4) – Netflix 10/27
Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb – Netflix 10/28
Somebody Feed Phil (Season 4) – Netflix 10/30
Suburra (Season 3) – Netflix 10/30
Truth Seekers (Season 1) – Prime 10/30
ARASHI’s Diary: Voyage (Episodes 13 & 14) – Netflix TBD
Start Up – Netflix TBD

OLD SHOWS
1992: Berlusconi Rising (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
40 & Single (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump – Prime 10/1
Bakugan: Armored Alliance (Season 2) – Netflix 10/1
Cisco Kid (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
Code Lyoko (Seasons 1-4) – Netflix 10/1
Evil (Season 1) – Netflix 10/1
Familiar Wife (Season 1) – Netflix 10/1
Food Wars!: The Second Plate – Netflix 10/1
Get Shorty (Seasons 1-3) – Prime 10/1
Liar (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
The Loudest Voice – Prime 10/1
Mrs. Wilson (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
Mystery Road (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
The Parkers (Complete Series) – Netflix 10/1
PBS Kids: Spooky Stories! (Season 1) – Netflix 10/1
Sword Art Online: Alicization – Netflix 10/1
Tales of Tomorrow (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
Thou Shalt Not Kill (Season 1) – Prime 10/1
The Unicorn (Season 1) – Netflix 10/1
Dragon Ball Super (Episodes 1-131) – Hulu 10/5
Mr. Robot (Season 4) – Prime 10/9
Half & Half – Netflix 10/15
One on One (Complete Series) – Netflix 10/15
Power Rangers: Beast Morphers (Season 2, Part 1) – Netflix 10/15
The Purge (Season 2) – Hulu 10/15
Treadstone (Complete Series) – Hulu 10/15
Dream Home Makeover – Netflix 10/16
La Révolution (Season 1) – Netflix 10/16
Grand Army (Season 1) – Netflix 10/16
Someone Has to Die – Netflix 10/16
The Last Kids on Earth (Book 3) – Netflix 10/16
Momma Named Me Sheriff (Season 1) – Hulu 10/17
Mr. Pickles: Finale – Hulu 10/17
Unsolved Mysteries (Volume 2) – Netflix 10/19
Fuck, That’s Delicious (Season 4) – Hulu 10/20
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: The Frizz Connection – Netflix 10/20
Homeland (Season 8) – Hulu 10/26

COMEDY SPECIALS
Top Pick
The Cabin with Bert Kreischer – Netflix 10/13
This is more reality miniseries than stand-up, but it does feature Kreischer and a lot of other comedians hanging out and shooting the shit with what I’m sure is an egregious amount of product placement.

Other Specials
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire – Netflix 10/1
Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine – Netflix 10/27

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