From Raising Dion to El Camino: Best TV shows and movies on Netflix this October
As the streaming wars ramp up, the way new shows and films are made is changing rapidly. Suddenly, anything with a dedicated fandom and a familiar title is uniquely valuable, and the refrain “Six seasons and a movie!,” once used to rally Community fans into stumping for more of their favourite show, seems to apply to more and more properties.
Veronica Mars got its own (partly fan-funded) movie, HBO finally made the Deadwood wrap-up movie, and this month, Netflix is continuing the Breaking Bad story where it series left off, with Aaron Paul returning as meth dealer Jesse Pinkman in the original movie El Camino—which tops our list:
Following the hysterical fandom gained by Breaking Bad before it concluded in 2013, information about the movie sequel has been kept under lock and key – even the filming of it was done in secret. All we know that it will take place from where the final season left off and will be centred around the plight of the Aaron Paul’s brilliant
Following the story of a woman who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband. The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Living with yourself
Who doesn’t love Paul Rudd? Well, you’re in luck because in this new Netflix original series the funnyman-turned-Avenger not only stars as a man struggling with his everyday life, but following a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds that he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. Two Paul Rudd’s for the price of one? Bargain.
In time for Halloween, Eli is the story of a young boy plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world. After exhausting every option, his parents put their trust–and his life–in the hands of a doctor whose experimental, cutting edge treatments may hold Eli’s last hope. As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust.
Steven Soderbergh’s new film follows his previous Netflix film, High Flying Bird, in circling around imbalanced and unfair financial systems, this time looking at a form of insurance fraud that benefits the wealthy and bankrupts policyholders who thought they were covered.