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What to Watch This Weekend (10.21.22)

Keeley Brooks

Oct 21, 2022

New Releases on Your Favorite Platforms

This week has been abundant with exciting new streaming content! If you’re looking for something to get into over the next few days, I’ve got you covered on what's out there so you don’t have to go scrolling through each platform to find out.



May I Help You – An ongoing South Korean television series directed by Shim Soo-yeon and starring Lee Hye-ri and Lee Jun-young.


Torn Hearts – In this flick, a country music duo seek out the private mansion of their idol, played by Katey Sagal, and end up in a twisted series of horrors that force them to confront the limits they’d go for their dreams.

The Peripheral – Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Jack Reynor, this sci-fi thriller is set in the future when technology has subtly altered society. A woman discovers a secret connection to an alternate reality, as well as a dark future of her own.

Hush, Hush – Based on a series of four novels by Becca Fitzpatrick that follow teenager Nora Grey as she falls in love with the fallen angel Patch and discovers her own angelic heritage. It’s hailed as the angelic imitation of Twilight.



Raymond & Ray – Starring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor as half-brothers who reunite when their estranged father dies—and discover that his final wish was for them to dig his grave. Together they process who they’ve become as men, both because of their and in spite of him.

Acapulco, Season 2 – In 1984, Maximo Gallardo’s dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at Acapulco’s hottest resort, Las Colinas; however, he soon realizes that working there is far more complicated than he ever imagined.


Ghost Writer, Season 3 – Geared towards kids and teens, this series sees four kids team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding a neighborhood bookstore ghost who is haunting the place and soon starts releasing fictional characters into the real world.



Handmaid’s Tale, Season 5 – This one probably needs no introduction, but I’m gonna go ahead and give you one anyway. Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, this series is set in Gilead (Gil-E-ad), a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and of men, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss), is determined to survive this terrifying new reality, find the daughter that was taken from her, and lead a revolution to get all the women in servitude out, then take down the government regime. She. Is. Badass. Also stars Joseph Fiennes, Bradley Whitford, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, and Ann Dowd.

Rosaline – A comedic retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, told from the point of view of Romeo’s jilted ex, Rosaline—the woman Romeo first claims to love before he falls for Juliet.

Tell Me Lies – Based off a novel of the same name by Carola Lovering and loosely based on her own past toxic relationship, this series is about a couple who quickly fall into an addictive entanglement that will permanently alter their lives and the lives of everyone around them as their tumultuous and intoxicating relationship unfolds over eight years.



The School for Good and Evil – Netflix’s big new movie for the week and one of its biggest family movies of the year. The School for Good and Evil is a fantasy adaptation telling the story of Sophie and Agatha, both kidnapped into a school that trains people to be heroes or villains.


The Stranger – A Netflix original movie, this Australian crime thriller film is written and directed by Thomas M. Wright (Everest) and starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris. Mark, an undercover cop, forms an intense, intimate relationship with Henry, a murder suspect, in an attempt to earn his trust and get a confession, risking both of their lives in the process.

28 Days Haunted – A reality show marking Netflix’s arrival in the ghost hunting arena, this series follows three teams of fairly well-known paranormal investigators, including Shane Pittman and Sean Austin, over the course of 28 days to some of the most haunted locations in America for an experiment based on the theories of late paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Now, if you don’t know who the Warrens are, please allow me to introduce you. Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren are the most famous husband and wife paranormal team to date. They’ve investigated such cases as the Amityville haunting, Annabelle the cursed doll, and the Enfield Poltergeist case. They devoted decades of their lives to exploring, authenticating, and documenting some of the most famous paranormal incidents ever reported, right up until Ed’s passing in 2006. Lorraine remained a prominent member of the paranormal community until she passed in 2018. If any of the teams stay the duration of four weeks at handpicked locations in Colorado, Connecticut, and North Carolina, they’ll gain acclaim and recognition for being a part of what Netflix is calling, “the most important advancement in paranormal research in the last several decades.”

Descendant – Netflix’s latest documentary about the legacy of an illegal slave ship. Descendants of the enslaved Africans on an illegal ship that arrived in Alabama in 1860 seek justice and healing when the craft’s remains are discovered.


Barbarians, Season 2 – Based on a true story, this historical war drama follows three people’s fates when they are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire. It’s brutal. It’s bloody. And it is most badass.

From Scratch, Season 1 – An American student, played by Zoe Saldana, studying in Italy meets and falls in love with a Sicilian chef.


High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule – In 2013, Michaella McCollum, from Northern Ireland, and Melissa Reid, from Scotland, were caught at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Peru tyring to smuggle 1.5 million pounds of cocaine into Spain. The pair were sentenced to almost seven years in one of the most notorious prisons in the world. The series provides a first-hand account from Michaella, a former club hostess in the Spanish nightlife, as she traces her journey from arriving in the foreign country for her first holiday to her downward spiral into the illicit world of drugs and excess.


ONI: Thunder God’s Tale, Season 1 – In a world filled with oddball gods and monsters, Onari is determined to follow in their footsteps, but her unique powers are yet to be revealed.

Pokemon: Ultimate Journeys: The Series, Season 1



Monster High the movie – This title actually released Oct. 6. and is one all ages will enjoy … if musicals are your thing. Based on the popular animated franchise Monster High, this live-action musical follows three students at Monster High who bond over having famous monster and creature parents. A diabolical plan hatches and the three teens must rely on each other to save the day.


Torn Hearts – In this flick, a country music duo seek out the private mansion of their idol, played by Katey Sagal, and end up in a twisted series of horrors that force them to confront the limits they’d go for their dreams.


Blacklight – Liam Neeson is Travis Block, a shadowy government agent who specializes in removing operatives whose covers have been exposed. He uncovers a deadly conspiracy within his own ranks that reaches the highest echelons of power.



One of Us Is Lying, Season 2 – Based on Karen M. McManus’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, this mystery surrounds five students at Bayview High as they walk into detention and only four walk out alive, leaving one dead just as he was about to reveal life-changing secrets about the others in a gossip app. Each of the students had the opportunity and individual motives to murder their classmate, but all claim to be innocent as the case revolves around which one of them is lying.


The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Documentary - A feature documentary that delves deep into civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ historic work and her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Through interviews with those who knew her, powerful archival footage and her own words, the film tells the story of Parks’ extensive organizing, radical politics, and lifelong dedication to activism.

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