Top 10 Shows to Stream Online with Netflix in October


What to Watch on Netflix

Looking for the next great show to stream on Netflix? You’re lucky. The streaming giant has an ever-expanding library at your disposal. From gritty sci-fi series to laugh-out-loud comedies, there’s literally something for everyone.

1. Ratched


Netflix has created a prequel to The One That Flew Over The Cuckoo’s nest in the form of Ratched. The story follows Mildred, a talented nurse who has just accepted a role at a Californian psychiatric hospital. 

  • Details: Season 1
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Creators: Ryan Murphy, Evan Romansky
  • Starring: Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock and Cynthia Nixon
  • IMDB: 7.5/10

2. Away

Away on Netflix

Two-time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank stars in this intriguing drama about an astronaut who has to leave her life behind and spearhead a mission to Mars. 

  • Details: Season 1
  • Genre: Sci-Fi Drama
  • Creator: Andrew Hinderaker
  • Stars: Hilary Swank, Josh Charles and Vivian Wu 
  • IMDB: 6.6/10

3. The Business Of Drugs

The Business of Drugs

The Business of Drugs, a brand new crime docuseries from Netflix, is presented by ex CIA agent Amaryllis Fox. From tracking the flow of Meth through the jungles of Myanmar and sniffing out the roots of the current opioid crisis, to investigating the effects of a new legal marijuana market, this series provides a smart, provocative and raw look into the often unnoticed corners of the drug trade.

  • Details: 1 season
  • Genre: Crime Docuseries

4. Last Chance U

Last Chance U

The fifth season of Last Chance U follows another group of American football misfits as they try to gain their way into America’s prestigious college football system. This critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated docu-series takes on a new setting this year as we watch Oakland’s Laney Eagles make a push for the national championships.

  • Details: Season 5
  • Genre: Sport Docuseries

5. Mr Iglesias

Mr Iglesias

Mr Iglasias is a situation comedy that follows a well-natured high-school teacher who works with a group of misfit kids. There are new episodes available now on Netflix Australia, which fans of the show have had to wait some time for!

  • Details: 2 Seasons
  • Genre: Sit-Com

6. I’m Only Joking – Jack Whitehall

I’m Only Joking – Jack Whitehall

Back for his second Netflix special, British comedian Jack Whitehall is doing what he does best – stand up. What Whitehall manages to do so well is recognise how others see him a stereotypical pommie – and he uses that fact to make fun of himself and others. A real clever, laugh out loud show.

  • Details: 1 Season
  • Genre: Stand Up

7. Snowpiercer


Set in 2021, seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer follows humanity as it approaches its end, with those remaining travelling on a train consisting of 1001 carriages circling the earth. The train was built by a billionaire called Wilford who separates passengers according to their class, which seems to cause never-ending conflict.

  • Details: 1 season
  • Genre: Sci-Fi Drama

8. Fear City – New York v The Mafia

Fear City – New York v The Mafia

In the 1970s, New York was controlled by the Italian Mafia. The FBI, with an army of agents, bugging devices witnesses and informants manage to bring them down one by one in what has become known as the Mafia Commission Trial, the final nail in the mafia coffin. It’s all laid bare here in this enthralling docuseries. Watch new episodes now on Netflix.

  • Details: 1 season, 8 episodes
  • Genre: Sci-Fi Drama

9. Space Force

Space Force

Mark Naird (Steve Carrell) has achieved everything there is to achieve in the US Air Force, the only thing seemingly out of his reach is the top job. When he is invited to take part in a top secret meeting he expects it is to announce his dream role. But the powers that be throw him a curveball, by putting him in change of a new branch of the US military – the Space Force.

  • Details: 1 season
  • Genre: Comedy

10. Project Power

Project Power

This Netflix original is as close as you will get to a blockbuster without stepping foot in a cinema. With an all-star cast of Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback, it’s a story about a new drug that has come onto the market, that enables users to turn into Superheroes within five minutes.

  • Details: 1 season
  • Genre: Action Superhero

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Netflix is constantly growing, so you’d probably need to devote entire weeks of your life to catch up on everything that’s on offer. Still, these 10 series are a great start. Acclaimed and addictive, they’ll keep you coming back from more. Get your binge on!

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