5 good Netflix shows to watch this weekend: The Haunting of Hill House and more

Photo: The Haunting of Hill House.. Courtesy Steve Dietl/Netflix
Photo: The Haunting of Hill House.. Courtesy Steve Dietl/Netflix /

5 good Netflix shows to watch this weekend

The first weekend of October is somehow already upon us. October officially starts the Halloween season, and Netflix has some new Halloween movies and shows on the way with more to come throughout the month.

Below, we shared five good Netflix shows to watch on this weekend (Oct. 3-4).

1. The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House should tide you over until the second installation of the anthology comes out. The Haunting of Bly Manor premieres on Oct. 9.

The Haunting of Hill House gave us a great story of the Crain family that follows two timelines. The first timeline is of the current day and the family dealing with trauma that haunts their adulthood from living at Hill House. The second timeline consists of flashbacks of their supernatural experiences when they were children and lived at Hill House with their parents.

You won’t need to see this series ahead of the second series because they are two separate stories. This one is definitely worth the watch.

2. Emily in Paris

A new series that hit Netflix this week is the charming Emily in Paris, starring Lily Collins as the title character.

Emily moves to Paris from Chicago for her dream job at a marketing firm. She is to give the French firm an American perspective.

The series follows Emily and her career life and her personal life. The backdrop of Paris gives it that romantic feel, and the fashions are incredible to behold.

A fun rom-com to enjoy over a relaxing weekend.

3. Song Exploder

Season 1 of the new documentary, Song Exploder, premiered this week. This series started as a podcast, and you can listen to some of the older episodes here.

Now, Song Exploder has transitioned into a Netflix original series that delves into the music of the featured artists. Season 1 features Alicia Keys and her song “3 Hour Drive,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Wait for It” from the Hamilton musical, the R.E.M. song “Losing My Religion,” and Ty Dolla $ign’s song “LA.”

The series looks into the inspiration that helped create these songs and all the additional work that goes into making a song great.

Host Hrishikesh Hirway started the podcast two years ago, and there are currently almost 200 episodes. Hirway takes the time to find out which song has major personal significance for the artist. They then dig into the making of these songs.

Sounds like an excellent series for music lovers.

4. Schitt’s Creek

The sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek will be released on October 7, but until then, you can watch the first five seasons to get ready.

The series recently picked up many Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and two Lead actor/actress awards and two Supporting actor/actress awards.

This series was created by the father/son team of Eugene and Dan Levy and aired on CBS from 2015-2020.

Schitt’s Creek follows the Rose family when they lose their fortune and are forced to relocate to the small town of Schitt’s Creek that they purchased as a joke. They are living in a seedy motel and are forced to deal with the crazy citizens that live there.

It is an excellent escape from reality sitcom that is sure to keep you entertained.

5. Slasher

Another horror genre series you need to check out is Slasher.  This series was initially aired on Chiller until Netflix acquired it in 2017. Currently, all three seasons are available on Netflix.

Screenrant calls the series “The Smartest Horror TV Show”.

Slasher, like The Haunting series, is an anthology. Each season offers up a new story with new characters, and often time the same actors are used throughout. Each season showcases a new killer and a new mystery.

This could be a good one to kick off your Halloween horror viewing.

What are you watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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