As we enter the third week of October, Netflix is set to treat its viewers to a diverse range of entertainment options. From thrilling crime series to side-splitting comedies, and even another exciting Korean drama, there’s something for everyone. In addition, some beloved fan-favorite shows are making their return, making it an exciting time to update your watchlist.
Here’s a curated list of upcoming Netflix releases for the week ahead:
1. “Camp Courage” (Oct. 15)
- Dive into the heartwarming documentary directed by Max Lowe. It follows Milana, a young Ukrainian girl, and her grandmother as they embark on a journey to a summer camp nestled in the Austrian Alps. The camp is designed to test the participants’ bravery as they navigate mountainous terrain. Although the shadow of the Ukrainian conflict looms, “Camp Courage” beautifully focuses on the resilience of families rebuilding amidst adversity.
2. “Bodies” (Oct. 19)
- Tired of formulaic crime procedurals? Netflix’s “Bodies” is a breath of fresh air. Based on Si Spencer’s graphic novel, the series unfolds with a unique twist. Four detectives, each from a different time period, investigate a single body found on Longharvest Lane across centuries. As they connect the dots, they uncover a mysterious political leader’s role in a conspiracy spanning over 150 years.
3. “Doona” (Oct. 20)
- Fans of Korean dramas, get ready for “Doona,” created by Lee Jung-hyo, the mastermind behind “Crash Landing on You.” Starring Bae Suzy, a former K-pop idol named Lee Doona, the series explores her transition to a quieter life and an unexpected romance with an ordinary college student. With touching moments and swoon-worthy lines, it promises to be one of Netflix’s top Korean releases of 2023.
4. “Old Dads” (Oct. 20)
- Bill Burr makes his directorial debut with “Old Dads,” a drama-comedy that humorously delves into parenthood and the challenges of modern fatherhood. Join a trio of best friends who become dads later in life and face the ups and downs of raising children in a world vastly different from the 1980s. Burr’s character, though out of touch with the younger generation, is determined to do right by his family.
5. “Big Mouth: Season 7” (Oct. 20)
- The beloved adult animated comedy created by Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg returns with its seventh season. “Big Mouth” humorously explores the rollercoaster of teenage puberty, featuring an all-star cast of voice actors.
6. “Elite: Season 7” (Oct. 20)
- The final season of the Spanish-language sensation, “Elite,” is here. Follow the students of an exclusive private school in Spain as they grapple with a range of challenges, including mental health. In this season, the characters silently battle their inner demons, shedding light on the importance of addressing mental health.
Prepare to be entertained by this diverse lineup of Netflix releases, offering something for every taste. Whether you’re a fan of drama, comedy, or thrilling mysteries, there’s no shortage of great content coming your way. Update your watchlist and get ready for a fantastic week of streaming!