8 Fresh TV Shows to Binge-Watch in October

'I need a new show to watch' is something you've likely said more than once and heard countless times from friends and family. And the start of a new month brings with it a chance to get excited about fresh series popping up on your streaming service(s).

While October 2021 doesn't appear to be the most jam-packed month of new shows, there are still some great options to keep you thoroughly entertained. From crime favourites to light-hearted comedy, these are the the most anticipated TV shows to put on your radar and stream in October. 

The Best TV Shows to Stream in October 

You (Season 3)

The much-anticipated third season of You will be streaming on October 15. This hugely popular psychological thriller series follows the obsessive and dangerous Joe Goldberg who goes to extreme lengths to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by. This chilling show is dangerously compelling and big on jaw-dropping twists, making it hard to look away. The third season will follow the now-married Joe and Love as they aim to commit to a life of suburban bliss. 

Where to watch in Australia: Netflix from October 15

Seinfeld (season 1-9)

Fans of much-loved American sitcom, Seinfeld, will be pleased to hear they can stream all nine seasons from October 1st. The nostalgic series is undoubtedly one of the most successful and influential television series to grace our screens and has held up its popularity some 30 years later. Perhaps what’s most impressive about this comedy is how it relies almost entirely on the comedy of the characters rather than the plot and has famously been has been described as “a show about nothing.” It’s easy watching and the situational jokes feel relatable.

Where to watch in Australia: Netflix from October 1

Succession season 3

This dark and witty drama follows the dysfunctional Roy family, a wealthy media dynasty said to be loosely inspired by the Murdochs. When the media empire’s patriarch Logan Roy announces he will be stepping down from his position, three of his children are desperate to be named his successor. The Emmy-winning series is an exploration of wealth, power, and family, and season 3 promises to bring plenty of drama.  A number of new faces and characters are set to join the cast, including Adrien Brody and Alexander Skarsgard.

Where to watch in Australia: Binge from October 18

Maid 

A new one to add to your watchlist, Maid is an adaptation of Stephanie Land’s New York Times best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s  Will to Survive. This 10 episode miniseries follows the story of a young mother who has fled an abusive relationship and becomes a housekeeper to support and provide a better future for her daughter. The story is an incredible exploration of survival and resilience in the face of adversity and poverty in America. 

Where to watch in Australia: Netflix from October 1

Dynasty: Season 4

A reboot of the 1980s primetime soap opera, Dynasty is over-the-top, glamorous, and a little bit ridiculous. It might not be the finest drama but it's entertaining and will take you on a fun ride. The story centres on two of America's wealthiest families, The Carringtons and the Colbys, who compete against each other to gain control of the family fortune. Back for a fourth season, excited fans can expect plenty of nail-biting drama and heartache. 

Where to watch in Australia: Netflix from October 22nd

Hightown (Season 2)

Most of us love a good mystery, and this gritty new drama series is likely to become your next crime obsession. Back for a second season, this riveting crime drama television series is set on iconic Cape Cod and follows one woman’s journey to sobriety, intertwined with an unfolding murder investigation. 

Where to watch in Australia? Stan from October 17

Attenborough's Life in Colour (Season 1)

If there's ever a series to soothe your soul, it's anything narrated by David Attenborough. The latest nature docuseries from the iconic natural historian is a fascinating exploration of the the vital role colour plays in how many species communicate, survive and see the world differently to humans. Like all Attenborough episodes, it's equal parts educational and entertaining. 

Where to watch in Australia? Stan from October 3 

Sex, Love & Goop

A new six-episode series from controversial figure Gwyneth Paltrow, Sex, Love & Goop, centres on a group of "courageous couples", who, with the guidance of the Goop team, learn how to "enhance their relationships through more pleasurable sex and deeper intimacy." The primary goal of this playful series is to help rebuild relationships without any judgements. 

Where to watch in Australia? Netflix October 21

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