Turn My Stream into a Lifestyle: 11 Things You Gotta Sit Down & Watch This October

Okay, so there are a ton of dope things to do in NYC during the month of October. 

We can see why you might not want to spend all your time inside in front of your TV (by TV, we mean laptop). Go outside!

Just kidding! It's been rainy AF lately, we're not going outside.

Here are the best shows and movies available for you to stream (or "acquire" from the interwebz) this October.

It's a totally weird time to be in NYC, tbh. It's chilly and wet, so we're all scrambling to unpack our trench coats– but then, we walk five blocks and it's hot again. WTF?

Save yourself the struggle of weather even less decisive than your last Tinder date and commit to one of this month's new shows or movies. 

Luke Cage

ICYMI, Netflix's latest Marvel show has been out since September 30th. 


If you had weekend plans and couldn't binge the entire season on Friday night, you might wanna hurry up before spoilers start populating all your social media.


Did you think we'd let you read a watch list for October without at least one horror movie? Of course not. And Hulu is streaming Brian De Palma's blood-soaked masterpiece Carrie

Note: This isn't the new one from 2012 with Chloe Grace Moretz. 

IMO, Kimberly Pierce's interpretation was actually kind of interesting and refreshing but lol, Chloe Grace Moretz is the least believable bullied teen since Taylor Swift in her You Belong With Me music video (shut up,  you know what we're talking about). Check out the super cut of both prom scenes above.

American Horror Story: Hotel 

Whether you don't have cable or you didn't have time to catch the 5th season of Ryan Murphy's totally whack yet addicting anthology series, Netflix will be streaming AHS: Hotel starting October 4th.

Do it for Lady Gaga.


In case you haven't already heard of Issa Rae, she created the hilarious YouTube series Awkward Black Girl and wrote the bestselling book The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Her HBO show is in the same vein, breaking barriers in an insanely funny way.

The pilot is already up, so you should def check that out on HBOGo RN.


Carrie Brad– um, Sarah Jessica Parker back on HBO?! GASP. There hasn't been too much out about this new show, also starring Thomas Haden Church, yet but we're definitely to give it a chance because how do you NOT turn up for Carri– Sarah Jessica Parker.

The first episode airs on HBO on October 9th at 10 p.m. 


From creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, the hype around this TV remake of the 1973 film has been so real– we don't know if it'll live up to it yet.  Boardwalk Empire and um, VINYL, have clearly let us know that HBO can't just throw a big budget at a show to create more Game of Thrones'. 

The original film was adapted from the novel of the same name by sci-fi hitmaker Michael Crichton (he also wrote Jurassic Park), so they're definitely working with some good source material. Episode 1 was on yesterday, October 2nd, so ask your friend her password again and catch up on HBOGo.

The Girl on The Train

Is it going to be the new Gone Girl? It might be the new Gone Girl! Okay, even if it's not the new Gone Girl, we're turning up for our girl Emily Blunt.

It comes out in theaters on October 7th.

The Presidential Debates October 9th & October 19th

Did you see the last one? No? Here's a recap

Anyway, we hope you guys are registered to vote (it takes like five minutes) and ready to exercise your rights as Americans in November. *cue bald eagles*

Catch the debates on like any news network; the vice presidential debate is tomorrow night, October 4th, the next presidential debate is on October 9th, and the final debate is on October 19th. Or, you know, you could just watch SNL the next weekend.

Breakfast At Tiffany's 

This definitive classic started streaming on Netflix at the beginning of the month– if you've never been inside a college girl's dorm room, just to let you know, Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly is straight up #aestheticgoals.

Dazed and Confused 

People do NOT talk about this movie enough. Dazed and Confused stars Matthew McConaughney at peak Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, and a bunch of other people who are babies in this movie. 


The movie spans the last day of school for a bunch of teenage friend groups and Quentin Tarantino thinks it's the 10th best movie of ALL TIME, which is pretty high praise. Stream it on Netflix.

By the Sea 

This movie, starring Brangelina, starts streaming on HBOGo the month after the couple breaks our country's collective hearts? Coincidence? I think not.

Save this one for one of the next Fridays when it's too chilly and you're too lazy to go out, grab a box of tissues, and remember that their love is dead.

[Feature Image Courtesy RichardCrouse] 

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