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The Binge | Shows

By James Shackell - 04 Oct 2018

Cancel your plans and bulk buy the Häagen-Dazs, because we’ve got a killer line-up of shows for you this month. October must be boom time, because Netflix is dropping its Sabrina The Teenage Witch remake, The Good Place s3 and Daredevil all at once. Plus we’ve got some really interesting shows making their debut on Stan.

Here’s everything you want to be binging in October.

Netflix

The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

The big one. The is of course the remake of everyone’s favourite 90s witchery romp, Sabrina The Teenage Witch. But one look at the trailer should clue you in: this thing is going to be much darker, much slicker, and have much less annoying Harvey. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is heading up the production (you might know him from Glee and Riverdale), and the early reviews are all thumbs up. If you’re a fan of creepy teenage supernatural melodrama, you’ll probably dig this show. The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina hits Netflix on 26 October.

The Good Place s3

I admit, I didn’t love The Good Place the first time around. But it’s improved on re-watching. You have to admire a show that kept its biggest twist so secret that even the actors didn’t see it coming. The episodes from the new s3 have already started to roll-out: we’re getting one each week, just like the US. And so far it’s forking brilliant. We’re not going to give away spoilers, but let’s just say season 3 takes place on more...familiar turf. The Good Place s3 is screening weekly every Friday in October.

Daredevil s3

Honestly, we don’t know if we’re going to get outside this month. Too much to watch. Including the much-hyped season 3 of Daredevil, still the superior Defenders show in my opinion (although s1 of Jessica Jones comes damn close). The new episodes are dropping on 19 October, and the rumours are that this season’s villain will be (drumroll) Bullseye. If you need a refresher on Bullseye, check out Colin Farrel’s trashy-awesome rendition in the 2003 film version. Daredevil s3 is dropping on 19 October.  

Making A Murderer Part 2

Yep, it's finally here. The second series of Netflix's smash hit Making A Murderer is coming back on 19 October. We've got the full low-down over here, but if you're after a capsule review: Emmy Award-winning creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are still at the helm, and this season will focus on the post-conviction process for Avery and his co-defendant Brendan Dassey. The best news? We're getting this one at the same time as everyone else. Keep up the good work, Netflix. Making A Murderer Part 2 drops on Netflix on 19 October. 

Stan

Heathers

Heathers has already hit Stan, so you can go and binge it right now. It’s based on the 1988 cult classic film, starring Winona Rider and Christian Slater. This time, the show stars Grace Victoria Cox and Melanie Field. The first season pretty much traces the same lines as the original. Think of it like your modern day dose of Mean Girls. Just replace The Plastics with The Heathers. You can stream the first season of Heathers on Stan right now.

All American

All American feels like a cross between Friday Night Lights and The OC (man, how’s that for an elevator pitch...) It’s inspired by the life of real NFL player Spencer Paysinger, and tells the story of a rising high school football player from south L.A. who gets recruited by Beverley Hills High (which is apparently a real place). Worlds collide, friends become enemies, enemies become friends. You get the idea. If you’ve been missing FNL, see if this will fill the void. All American premiers on Stan on 11 October.  

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

Oh Patrick Dempsey, how we’ve missed your clichéd McDreamy smile. In this, one the Dempsey stars as Harry Quebert, an author who finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found on his property. It’s based on the book by Joel Dicker (the original French version actually knocked 50 Shades off the bestseller list in France, back in the day). There’s a handful of eps on Stan at the moment, with new ones dropping every Wednesday. The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair is streaming on Stan right now. 

Hungry for more? Here's our Best Of The Binge for this month. 

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