Since everyone is (still mostly) staying home because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I’m sure you won’t want to waste time sifting through Netflix’s extensive catalogue of shows and movies just to decide on what to watch. The streaming giant updates its site every day, week, and month with new content, so I’m here to save your precious time.
Here are my personal recommendations and highlights for Netflix Malaysia’s October 2020 lineup and how to fill up your free time with worthwhile content at home:
Hubie Halloween (7 October 2020)
Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbour have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them.
Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph, produced by Happy Madison.
The Haunting Of Bly Manor (9 October 2020)
From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes The Haunting Of Bly Manor, the next highly-anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England.
After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller).
But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.
La Révolution (16 October 2020)
1787, France. While investigating a series of mysterious murders, Joseph Guillotin – the future inventor of the world famous ‘Guillotine’ – uncovers an unknown virus: the Blue Blood.
The disease, quickly spreads amongst the French aristocracy, driving them to murder ordinary people and soon leads to a rebellion… What if the French Revolution didn’t happen the way we were told?
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a historical epic from Netflix (RIP Marco Polo). Hopefully, this new French-language series will satisfy historical fans everywhere.
Star Trek Discovery Season 3 (16 October 2020)
With Season 3, the crew of the USS Discovery are travelling some 930 years into their future to the year 3188. In this future, the Federation has mostly collapsed after an event ominously referred to as “the Burn”. The season will follow the crew as they attempt to restore the galactic organization.
In addition to Martin-Green, the cast for the third season of Star Trek Discovery includes Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker) and Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou).
It will feature 13 episodes, each of which premiere on a weekly basis.
Barbarians (23 October 2020)
Three people’s fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.
The cast includes Gaetano Aronica (A Case of Conscience), Jeanne Goursaud (Einstein), Jeremy Miliker (M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder), Laurence Rupp (Murder by the Lake), David Schütter (The Valley), Bernhard Schütz (Babylon Berlin), Eva Verena Müller (Wilsberg), and Sergej Onopko (The Last Kingdom).
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a historical epic from Netflix (RIP Marco Polo). Hopefully, this new German-language series will satisfy historical fans everywhere.
Over The Moon (23 October 2020)
Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess.
There she ends up on an unexpected quest and discovers a whimsical land of fantastical creatures.
Directed by animation legend Glen Keane, and produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, Over The Moon is an exhilarating musical adventure about moving forward, embracing the unexpected, and the power of imagination.
The film stars Cathy Ang (Fei Fei), Phillipa Soo (Chang’e), Robert G. Chiu (Chin), Ken Jeong (Gobi), John Cho (Dad), Ruthie Ann Miles (Mom), Margaret Cho (Auntie Ling), Kimiko Glenn (Auntie Mei), Artt Butler (Uncle), and Sandra Oh (Mrs. Zhong).
Blood Of Zeus (27 October 2020)
Set in the world of Greek mythology, the series revolves around Zeus trying to save heaven and earth.
Produced by Powerhouse Animation Studios, Blood Of Zeus, formerly known as Gods & Heroes, is an upcoming original anime-style web series created by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides for Netflix.
Supergiant Games’ Hades has been taking the world by storm since it recently left Early Access on Steam (check out our review here). Perhaps this series will scratch more of that Greek mythology itch for fans.
You Animal! (29 October 2020)
Nimfa, the pretty pussy cat, sells perfume at a department store. Her boyfriend, Roger, the macho askal, is a janitor. Nimfa meets Inigo, the bourgeoisie business dog, and their chemistry ignites.
Will Nimfa and Roger’s love for DVDs and cheap beef noodles keep them together or will Inigo’s high society charms tear them apart?
Those are just several selected highlights from next month’s offerings of new TV series and movies on Netflix. Now you can plan your Netflix binge-fest for October 2020.