10 New Shows & Films To Add To Your October Binge-Watch List

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While you patiently wait for the next episode of House of the Dragon, occupy yourself with more interesting content to watch on OTT platforms this month. From family dramas, and gripping mysteries to romantic series, here are all the new shows and films to binge-watch in the first half of October.

1. Maja Ma

Madhuri Dixit is back with a film with lots of dance, drama and celebrations. Set against the backdrop of Navratri and a colourful Indian wedding, Maja Ma gives you a peek into the Patel family. Pallavi Patel (Madhuri) is portrayed to be the perfect wife to her husband Manohar (Gajraj Rao) and the perfect mother to her kids Tejas (Ritwik Bhowmik) and Tara (Srishti Shrivastava). Everyone is in awe of Pallavi till her dark and complicated past is exposed. Will this cause changes in the family dynamic and come in the way of her son’s wedding? You’ll have to watch this family drama to see the turn of events.

Currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video 

2. Luckiest Girl Alive

Mika Kunis makes a comeback to thrillers on Netflix’s Luckiest Girl Alive. Adapted from Jessica Knoll’s New York Times best-selling mystery, the story follows the life of Ani FaNelli (Kunis) who has the perfect job, perfect husband and perfect life. But when the director of a true crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager at her high school, she is forced to face her dark truth which threatens to unravel her perfectly crafted life.

Streaming on Netflix on October 7

3. Catherine Called Birdy

Based on the 1994 novel of the same name, Catherine Called Birdy is about Lady Catherine (Bella Ramsey), the daughter of a financially destitute Lord who wants to get her married. Of course, Brady isn’t on board and thwarts her father’s plans to marry her off to a wealthy suitor. When the vilest suitor arrives, her parent’s love for her is put to test.

Currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video 

4. Prey

There’s a new predator movie for you to watch this month. Prey follows the story of a young woman, Naru–a fierce and highly skilled warrior who has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains. When danger threatens her camp, she sets out to prove herself a worthy hunter. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien Predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on October 7

5. Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19)

The acclaimed medical drama is back with another season. While it will feature Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) for a few episodes, the major focus of Grey’s Anatomy this year is on the new batch of doctors who are faced with life-or-death decisions daily at Grey Sloan Memorial. “They seek comfort from one another, and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white,” reads the official plot.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on October 7

6. Werewolf by Night

There’s a new Marvel television special releasing this month and it’s right in time for the spooky season. The official synopsis of Werewolf by Night reads, “On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster. Inspired by horror films of the 1930s and 1940s, the chilling special aims to evoke a sense of dread and the macabre, with plenty of suspense and scares along the way as we explore a new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on October 7

7. Mismatched Season 2

Based on an Indian-American author Sandhya Menon’s 2017 young adult romance novel When Dimple Met Rishi, Mismatched stars Prajakta Koli and Rohit Saraf as the lead stars. Besides their on-screen pairing that gathered a lot of attention among fans, the exciting and suspenseful ending too made everyone yearn for more. Fans can finally rejoice as the show returns for season two. But all is not okay between the tech genius Dimple (Prajakta) and the hopeless romantic Rishi (Rohit). The two have to navigate through frayed friendships, new love interests, broken promises, academic stress and shocking rivalries.

Streaming on Netflix on October 14

8. Hasan Minaj: The King’s Jester

Expect satire and sincerity to blend seamlessly as the comedian expresses his thoughts on fertility, fatherhood and freedom of speech in his latest standup special.

Currently streaming on Netflix

9. Conversations With A Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes

Following the successful release of the fictional show on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (played by Evan Peters), Netflix is now bringing the spine-chilling story in the form of a true-crime documentary. Produced by Joe Berlinger, the limited series focuses on the 17 murders committed by Dahmer.

Streaming on Netflix on October 7 

10. The Graham Norton Show Season 30

You often see celebrities appear on talk shows or interviews for their film promotions. But Graham Norton’s chat show is known for mostly bringing A-listers on a couch that allows them to interact without inhibitions and reveal some exciting stories. And that makes the show so much fun to watch. The talk show host returns with a fresh season that focuses on Hollywood A-listers and their life. In the new series, Graham chats and jokes (virtually and in-person) with celebrities like Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Anya Taylor-Joy, George Clooney, Dolly Parton, and Hugh Grant, among others. With a lineup this exciting, of course, we’re itching to watch the series.

Currently streaming on Lionsgate Play

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- Lifestyle Editor


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