A full week in October, and from looks – and according to Netflix’s Top 10 – we’re in a different mood this month.
We’re going beyond the uplifting, heartwarming and nostalgic fare for something far stranger and with multiple expressions of discomfort. Even the romantic comedy on this list confused critics in some way: is it an escape from guilty pleasure or a not-so-secret show of shame? Anyway, the new versions competing for the first place seduced us. So once you’ve ticked them off your list, there’s a good chance you’ll be captivated by these other titles as well.
If you look “Emily in Paris” there is no need to be shy about it. Anyone with a Netflix account also watches (or thinks about it oddly). He worked his way to first place in Canada after a few more striking new outings.
It stars Lily Collins as the titular Emily, a social media dynamo at a major Chicago advertising agency who is heading to Paris, in earnest, to provide her French counterparts with an American perspective on their campaigns. marketing. Despite its No. 1 status, the series has tied the underwear of more than a few, especially in France, as the Guardian explains, the clichés have irritated French critics endlessly. This does not prevent the creator of the series, Darren Star (“Sex and the City”, “Younger”) who has already hinted at what season 2 could look like.
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« The Heart Guy » (alias « Doctor, Doctor ») (Acorn TV)
Fans who already know “Australia’s favorite bad boy Dr Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser)” will be delighted to hear that not only is the series returning in 2021 but, as Australian trade Mediaweek reported in the month Last, five new cast members will grapple with the devastatingly charming, never-for-a-good-time heart surgeon in his fictional hometown of Whyhope. Like “Emily in Paris”, it’s a story of fish out of water, but upside down. The hard-working and playful doc was already living big in Sydney at the start of the series until too many drug addicts saw him banished to his rural hometown for a year: a place he escaped to a year ago. years, leaving a lot of stuff. unresolved cases. As with Emily from the French marketing firm, he’s struggling to fit in with his small town hospital, and his boss is giving him a hard time as well (though that’s not unwarranted). And, as for the heart, the ex with whom he never really broke up when he left town is now married to his brother. Even though it might not be Paris, “The Heart Guy” shows us that rural Australia has its own allure in more ways than one.
What holds the # 1 movie spot for the first week of October is the Scary Documentary Feature «American Murder: The Family Next Door.»
Without narration or voiceover, this is a unique account of the Watts family murders of 2018 in Colorado, told exclusively through footage found from police cameras, home videos, security cameras, messages. in the interrogation room media and text messages. Director Jenny Popplewell told Yahoo Entertainment that “rather than just telling people what to think, (I) could just show them.” What we see is Chis Watts, in his own words, finally confessing to the murder of his pregnant wife Shanann and their two daughters. What we initially see through Facebook posts and home videos is a perfect family. Even though we see Shanann and Chris’ relationship deteriorating through the text messages, there is no indication of what will happen based on this alone. Maybe that’s why this story is so compelling.
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“I Love You, Die Now: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter” (HBO)
If “American Murder” has left you wondering what really goes on between two people, then this doc, narrated in two parts and directed by Erin Lee Carr (“Heart of Gold,” “How to Fix a drugs ”), by the way Conrad Roy’s suicide and Michelle Carter’s implication in his death will blow your mind. At the center is a kind of love story between two teenagers, who met in 2012 and only a few times in person. The rest of their relationship existed thanks to the thousands of text messages they exchanged over the next two years. Carr tries to understand the nature of the relationship by telling both sides of the same story. At the time of his suicide, no one understood why Conrad had committed suicide until his iPhone was recovered and the police realized that someone on the other end was leading him into committing suicide. Telling the story from both prosecution and defense sides, Carr portrays the convoluted situation between the teens and why getting a conviction would set a precedent. Michelle Carter was released from prison in January 2020.
In early October, the # 1 series on Netflix was a psychological thriller from the production crew of Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan (“Glee”, “Scream Queens”, “The Politician”) and writer Evan Romansky. « Ratched » is the imagined origin story of Mildred Ratched, who first became aware in Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and was subsequently immortalized in the 1975 Oscar-winning film starring Louise Fletcher as Chief Nurse Mildred Ratched and Jack Nicholson as RP McMurphy.
In the series, Ratched is played by Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story”, “The People v. OJ Simpson”). This series is in no way related to “American Horror Story” as far as the worlds they exist in – although many critics and fans have pointed out that in theme, style and subject matter, it is undeniably dubious. same author.
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«Shock Corridor» (The Criterion Channel)
This recommendation really comes from Ryan Murphy himself; at least, that’s what “Vulture” reported in a TV review of “American Horror Story”: “The cult classic of Samuel Fuller… should have been seen by the show’s editorial staff. In it, an ambitious journalist, Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck), decides to go undercover as a patient in a mental institution in the hope of solving a murder. And if he gets a Pulitzer for his efforts, so much the better. Barrett is playing with fire. Once admitted, his own sanity is called into question. Criteria sites « Shock Corridor ”as a“ startling commentary on racism and other hot issues in 1960s America ”.
Monitor “David Attenborough: a life on our planet” to break the top five this month. He debuted at No. 10 on October 4 and has worked his way to the top ever since.