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BURO TV Guide October: ‘You’, ‘Pretty Smart’, ‘Army of Thieves’ and more


By Deanna Cheah

BURO TV Guide October: ‘You’, ‘Pretty Smart’, ‘Army of Thieves’ and more

Looking for a show to watch after finishing Squid Game? This month, return to the twisted world of You, brace for the emotional rollercoaster that is Maid, and navigate the complexities of friendship—at different stages of life—with the characters of Pretty Smart and On My Block. Check out these films and TV shows on your favourite streaming platforms throughout October:

You (Season 3)

When: From 15 October on Netflix

Watch if: You’ve been waiting to find out if Joe has truly met his match in Love

Watch for: Penn Badly, Victoria Pedretti

Haunted by the life he once led, starting fresh in Madre Linda with Love and their child may be the best thing Joe has done. However, not all is as it seems. While this neighbourhood seems to offer little stimulation for a thrill-seeker, Joe soon finds out there are secrets hidden within his new community. Through fatherhood, Joe realises there isn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his progeny.

Watch it here

Army of Thieves

When: 29 October on Netflix

If you love: Crime thrillers and, more specifically, heist action

Watch for: Matthias Schweighöfer, Ruby O. Fee, Nathalie Emmanuel

In this exhilarating prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Deada mysterious woman hires Ludwig Dieter to assist her in a heist. Travelling all around Europe to decode some of the most impossible-to-crack safes, Dieter’s once ordinary life turns into an extraordinary mess filled with criminal activities and unimaginable consequences.

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Pretty Smart 

When: From 8 October on Netflix

If you love: Light-hearted sitcoms about the ups and downs of people with different personalities living together

Watch for: Emily Osment, Gregg Sulkin

Pretty Smart is a Netflix original that stars Emily Osment as an intelligent book-smart woman named Chelsea, who is forced to move in with her and outgoing sister and her group of friends. By learning to adapt to this very different social group after moving in, she also learns life lessons along the way and the true meaning of happiness.

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When: Now showing on Netlfix

If you love: Psychological thrillers with a hint of toxic romance

Watch for: Margeret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Andie MacDowell

Adapted from Stephanie Land’s memoir, Maid is a depiction of desperation and a woman who is trying to free herself and her daughter from an abusive relationship. After fleeing her abuser, Alex, a young single mother, is perpetually in and out of shelters. She makes ends meet as a house cleaner in order to provide for her daughter.

Watch it here

Silent Witness

When: 15 October on UnifiTV channel 481 and BBC Player, Astro GO

If you love: Shows about forensic scientists solving crimes and navigating life

Watch for: Emilia Fox, Liz Carr, Richard Lintern

Britain’s longest-running crime series revolving around forensic pathologists is now in its 24th season. Dr Nikki Alexander, who’s still grieving the sudden death of Dr Thomas Chamberlain and the shock departure of her colleague Clarissa Mullery, returns with Jack Hodgson to the Lyell Centre. Investigating a case at the high-security prison stirs up disturbing memories for Nikki while the new recruit, Adam, causes friction with his irritating need to impress everyone.

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On My Block (Season 4)

When: Now showing on Netflix

If you love: Teen drama and comedy

Watch for: Diego Tinoco, Sierra Capri, Ronni Hawk

Follow a quartet of bright and street-savvy friends as they navigate their way through high school and the ensuing triumph, pain and new experiences. In this season, unpack the fallout of Ruby, Jamal, Monse and Cesar going their own way two years ago. Now, they face new threats and must decide if they are truly ride-or-die friends.

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The King’s Affection 

When: From 11 October on Netflix

If you love: Gender-bender romance dramas where the heroine masquerades as a man

Watch for: Park Eun-bin, Rowoon, Nam Yoon-su

Yi Hwi struggles to hide the secret of her true identity—a woman masquerading as her deceased twin brother, the crown prince—but she has to keep her chin up and play the role well. Any mistake could be deadly in a palace filled with danger, which is why she can’t risk her secret being exposed when she’s attracted to her first love, tutor Jung Ji-un. Despite being attracted to her too, he’s confused about her gender and their developing relationship.

Watch it here

Click here for September’s TV Guide.

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