What to watch: The must-watch things to stream this week, Oct. 15-21, 2023

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“Werewolf by Night, in Color” – Special (Oct. 20)

On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster. This 2022 special makes its full-color debut.

“L-Pop” – Season 1 (Available Now)

Film student Pau (Alicia Jaziz) is making a documentary about her sister Andrea (Andrea de Alba), a K-pop fan. Their parents want Andrea to be a dentist like them and to have a stable job and a normal life. A part of a cover dance group, Andrea has another dream that she keeps secret: she wants to be a singer and dedicate her life to music. With the odds stacked against her, thanks to the documentary, her group, an unexpected love interest, and a run-in with a famous actor, she’ll find the confidence to pursue her dream.

“Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” – Movie (Available Now)

This romantic biographical drama follows the meeting and courtship of Prince Harry (Murray Fraser) and Meghan Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley).

“Betty and Corette” – Movie (Available Now)

This biographical drama follows the widows of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Malik Yoba) and Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre) and how they carry on as single mothers after the assassination of their husbands. Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige star.

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“Upload” – Season 3 (Oct. 20)

In Season 3, Nora (Andy Allo) and freshly downloaded Nathan (Robbie Amell) as they navigate their relationship, while racing to stop the mysterious conspiracy that threatens to destroy millions of lives. Meanwhile, in Lakeview, a backup copy of Nathan has been activated, and Ingrid (Allegra Edwards) is not about to let this second chance at love slip away. Also, Aleesha (Zainab Johnson) rises through the ranks of Horizen by managing AI education, while Luke (Kevin Bigley), all alone in Lakeview, is forced to come up with the funds to pay for his stay in paradise. 

“Bosch: Legacy” – Season 2 (Oct. 20 – Freevee)

During Season 2 of this series based on the works of author Michael Connelly, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) and Honey Chandler (Mimi Rogers) work together to seek out a killer who just might find them first. As a result of being kidnapped by a masked assailant, Maddie Bosch’s (Madison Lintz) law enforcement career hangs in the balance.

“Sayen: Desert Road” – Movie (Oct. 20)

Following the events of the first movie — the most watched Latin American Amazon Original movie ever — Sayen (Rallen Montenegro), now one of the most wanted criminals in the country, arrives in the Atacama Desert in pursuit of a lead in her mission against Actaeon, the multinational organization responsible for the tragic loss of her family and the destruction of ecosystems throughout Chile. There, she will find new allies who join her journey to take down Acteon and its director, Máximo Torres (Enrique Arce). Jorge López co-stars.

“Silver Dollar Road” – Documentary (Oct. 20)

From Academy-Award Nominee Raoul Peck, this documentary follows the story of the Reels family as told by the matriarch Mamie Reels Ellison and her niece Kim Renee Duhon, two fierce and clear-eyed women bending to valiantly safeguard their ancestors’ land, and their brothers and uncles Melvin and Licurtis, who were wrongfully imprisoned for eight years — the longest sentence for civil contempt in North Carolina history. This documentary, based on the 2019 ProPublica article, highlights the covert ways the legal system has been exploited to keep Black land ownership fragile and the racial wealth gap growing. 

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“Camp Courage” – Documentary (Oct. 15)

This documentary tells the story of Olga and her granddaughter, Milana, who, made refugees by the war in Ukraine, travel to a summer camp in the Austrian Alps to test the limits of their own bravery, and to strengthen their growing bond.

“Bodies” – Miniseries (Oct. 19)

Four detectives. Four timelines. One body. Based on the mind-bending graphic novel by Si Spencer, this eight-episode series is a police procedural with a twist. When a body — the same body — is found on Longharvest Lane in London’s East End in 1890, 1941, 2023 and 2053, one detective from each period must investigate. As connections are drawn across the decades, the detectives soon discover their investigations are linked, and an enigmatic political leader — Elias Mannix (Stephen Graham) — becomes increasingly central. Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Shira Haas, Amaka Okafor, Kyle Soller and Tom Mothersdale star.

“Old Dads” – Movie (Oct. 20)

Three best friends become fathers later in life and find themselves battling preschool principals, millennial CEOs and anything created after 1987. Marking Bill Burr’s directorial debut, this comedy film stars Burr, Bobby Cannavale, Bokeem Woodbine and Josh Brener.

“Surviving Paradise” – Season 1 (Oct. 20)

Twelve contestants think they are going to have the summer of their lives, living the life of luxury in a clifftop, oceanside villa. What they don’t know is that they’ll have to start with nothing, living in the woods without any lavish amenities. Through friendships and alliances, they’ll team up to fight their way into the villa for a chance at the $100,000 grand prize. Jessiemae Peluso hosts.


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