What to watch on Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO GO, Netflix and Prime Video this October 2023

, What to watch on Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO GO, Netflix and Prime Video this October 2023
Loki Season 2

With these new shows, binge-watching is highly likely. Fortunately, this activity releases dopamine in the brain that creates pleasure and relieves stress, according to US-based ProCon.org

While you’re at it, eat healthy snacks instead of chips and candy – like veggies and hummus, fruit, and nuts – and get your circulation going by walking about or doing leg lifts between episodes.


New on Apple TV+:
Lessons In Chemistry

This is a new limited series starring and executive-produced by Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). The first two episodes of Lessons In Chemistry premiere on Friday, Oct 13, followed by weekly episodes. It’s a story for those who struggle with credibility – and those who succeed at being themselves even when their first choices fail. 

As Elizabeth Zoet, Larson tries to navigate a world that constantly underestimates her and the people she meets. Initially, the idea seems destined for mockery, but Lessons aims to weave a nuanced emotional arc around grief and self-doubt. 

New on Prime Video:
In My Mother’s Skin

With blood-soaked folklore meeting history in this scary fairy tale, the gruesome imagery in director Kenneth Dagatan’s movie begins in the first few minutes, and it never truly lets up. 

In My Mother’s Skin tells the story of Tala (Felicity Kyle Napuli), 14, the daughter of a Filipino textile merchant, who is left to care for her brother and sick mother in 1945 when her father leaves to fight for their freedom. Helpless, he seeks out a mysterious fairy to cure her mum with a magical insect. When it doesn’t work and her mother is left screaming in agony at death’s door, Tala desperately releases the insect into her flesh. As a craving for human flesh replaces her sickness, Tala must choose: let her mother starve to death or feed her bloodlust.

The Burial

The Burial is entertaining and inspiring. Willie E. Gary (Jamie Foxx), a charismatic, unconventional attorney who knows nothing about contract law, helps Jeremiah Joseph O’Keefe (Tommy Lee Jones) save his family business from a relentless multinational behemoth in a boisterously entertaining courtroom drama. Tempers flare, laughter ensues, and ‘90s R&B plays in the background as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice.

New on Disney+:
Loki Season 2

The six-episode season begins with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) encountering He Who Remains, an incarnation of Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), seconds after the first season’s cliff-hanger ends. 

With the help of Mobius (Owen Wilson), Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), and a team of new and returning characters, Loki must navigate a dangerous multiverse to find Sylvie, Judge Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and Miss Minutes (Tara Strong). Cue multiple timelines, universes, and versions of people. The concept takes a while to grasp, but Marvel is all about testing the boundaries of space and time, right?


Premiering on Oct 13 and starring Justin Long, Rachel Harris, Zack Morris, Isa Briones, Miles McKenna, Ana Yi Puig, and Will Price, Goosebumps is a children’s anthology horror series based on R.L. Stine’s bestselling book series of the same name. 

It begins with five high-schoolers as they embark on a shadowy, twisted journey to investigate the tragic death of Harold Biddle three decades earlier, while unearthing dark secrets about their parents. Sidenote: It can get pretty scary and is more suitable for older children and teenagers.


New on HBO GO:
Deane’s Dynasty

An eight-episode reality series, Deane’s Dynasty follows singer and actress Lydia and TV presenter and actor Matthew Deane, one of Thailand’s most prominent celebrity couples, along with their famous friends, including film and TV stars Ploy Chermarn and Aerin Yuktadatta, as they navigate fame, family, and career. 

Despite the glamour, the importance of trust, friendship, and above all, family lies at the centre of the show. The HBO Asia Originals series was produced by Singapore and Thailand-based production company 247 Pictures and directed by Patrick Carr, also one of the executive producers.


New on Netflix:

David Beckham’s Instagram followers jumped from 83.7 million to 84.3 million after the first trailer for Beckham dropped on Sep 19. The four-part Netflix docuseries includes never-before-seen footage of his journey from an East London schoolboy to the world’s most famous footballer, as well as the abuse he and his family suffered after he was sent off during England’s 1998 World Cup match against Argentina. Besides his 24-year marriage to Victoria Beckham, his relationships with Sir Alex Ferguson, Gary Neville, Eric Cantona, and Rio Ferdinand are also examined.

The Fall of the House of Usher

Netflix’s The Fall of the House of Usher by Mike Flanagan is a new take on Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story of the same name, adding a new freaky twist, while referencing many of Poe’s other classic stories. 

The horror drama follows Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood), the CEO of a corrupt pharmaceutical company who must face his shady past when each of his children die in a mysterious and brutal fashion over a few months because of a deal he made at a bar with a mysterious woman (Carla Gugino). Roderick became super successful due to a dark entity, but now he and his family are paying the price most horrifically.