Wow, the year is really flying by, isn't it? Fall is definitely my favorite season of all...football is back, Halloween is right around the corner (who doesn't enjoy a good thriller to get the blood pumping?), and the weather's continuing to cool down after a very hot summer. As the days grow shorter, it just means there's more time in the evenings to kick back and get to that next episode of the show you're blazing through. I've lost count of how many times I've thought 'Man, I can't wait to get to that next Snowpiercer episode.' (More about that below...)
So let's check out all the amazing new titles coming our way on NETFLIX in October, as well as an amazing show I'm currently obsessed with.
Coming To NETFLIX in October
October 1 - The Guilty
Highly anticipated new thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
October 16 - Cowboy Bebop (Season 1)
Live action version of the famous Japanese anime series.
October 22 - Locke and Key (Season 2)
Next season of the fantasy series based on the popular comic book series.
We need to talk about this trailer. I heard in passing a while back that there was going to be a remake of the recent 2018 thriller, but had no idea it'd look as amazing as this. Just check this out first...
Wow. Talk about breathtaking. And what a roster. The director of Training Day and The Equalizer? The writer of True Detective? Jake Gyllenhaal is often criminally underrated in his roles, but if you're like me you're more into his portrayals in films like Donnie Darko and Nightcrawler. This movie definitely has that vibe. A fantastic premise as Gyllenhaal stars as a 911 operator who must go above and beyond, and even break the law, to save a caller. This is sure to be an edge of your seat thriller, and I'm pumped it's almost here already!
The Guilty streams on NETFLIX October 1. Be sure to check it out!
What I'm Watching Now
Can’t wait for the new shows and movies to drop? Need something bingeworthy now? I've got you covered.
Where to begin with this fantastic show. It's so good. It's a poignant reflection of our society and life now, cleverly disguised as a dramatic sci-fi thriller. The more you think about the undertones of what the story is trying to tell, the better it gets.
Snowpiercer takes place in the near future, with global warming ravaging the planet to the point that people finally take action...albeit a bit too far. Now the Earth is over -100 degrees Celsius, uninhabitable and lethal. The remaining survivors construct a train track that circumnavigates the globe, and the 1001 cars of 'Snowpiercer' now endlessly loop around the planet to survive. The mechanics of the train keep it warm, and provide refuge until the planet thaws. Having that many people crammed into a train for years however leads exactly where you think it would. Seven years in, and the train has been divided into separate classes (sound familiar?). First class, second class, third class, and the oft-disregarded 'Tailies' who inhabit the cold, dirty last cars of the train.
Snowpiercer begins when a murder takes place in First Class, with a former detective among the Tailies being brought into the mix to solve the crime. When he instead takes the opportunity to lead a revolt and bring equality and fairness to the entire train, the series really takes off. I was always a fan of the criminally underrated film starring Chris Evans (before he was ever Captain America), but this series takes it to an entirely new level. There is plenty of action and intrigue, but what I enjoy the most with stories such as this is thinking about how this scenario would play out in real life.
There's a lot to be said about this show. The acting is top tier. The premise is intriguing. Both seasons of Snowpiercer are currently streaming on NETFLIX, and you have enough time to catch up before the highly anticipated third season drops early next year!
Let me know if you plan on watching or if there’s anything else you’re currently hooked on in the comments below!
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