Netflix: What to watch in October


BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (Animation/Comedy/Drama) – Available Now

Even if you feel behind, there is never a bad time to jump into one of Netflix’s most underrated original series. Featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Alison Brie and Aaron Paul, “BoJack Horseman” is a surprisingly dark comedy series that continually pushes the viewer’s patience with the titular character, but in a way that keeps the same viewer wanting more. If you’re starting from season one, make sure to finish the entire first season before you decide whether to keep with it or not, as the best, most gripping moments happen in the second half.

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (Music/Documentary) – Available Now

While this documentary was originally released in 2011, anyone interested in music would benefit from watching this excellent look into the history of the extremely influential alt-rock group. Documenting everything between the fall of Nirvana to the making of their 2011 album “Wasting Light,” “Back and Forth” should be a compelling watch for anyone interested in the group, as their ninth studio album “Concrete and Gold” just released at the end of September and the group is scheduled to perform in Des Moines on Nov. 10.

The Hateful Eight (Mystery/Western) – Oct. 25

Originally released in 2015, Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated eighth film impressed both at the box office and with critics. While the film was originally released around the holidays, the film’s highly suspenseful and mysterious vibes should please anyone looking for an engaging flick that isn’t full of scares around the week of Halloween. If you missed out on this one between its theatrical release, make sure not to miss out on it when it makes it’s way to Netflix at the end of the month. Just a heads-up, it’s nearly three hours long in case that’s a deal-breaker.

Stranger Things 2 (Sci-Fi/Horror) – Oct. 27

In case you haven’t heard of last year’s breakout Netflix original series, it’s really freaking good. So good, in fact, that it became the streaming service’s most popular series of all time. Drawing heavily form 1980s era sci/fi and horror (think “E.T.” or “Poltergeist”), “Stranger Things” is returning for a second season just in time for Halloween. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be another phenomenal season from one of TV’s best.