Singapore TV Guide for October 2021: Streaming, broadcast and cable

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Invasion. (Image: Apple TV+)
Invasion. (Image: Apple TV+)

Every month, we’ll tell you about all the new shows on terrestrial and cable channels, as well as what's streaming on Netflix, Disney+, HBO Go, Viu, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video and iQiyi.

Highlights

With Halloween coming this month, there are plenty of ways to scare yourself with terrifying television shows like Amazon Prime Video's I Know What You Did Last Summer, Netflix's Locke & Key, and Apple TV+'s Invasion. Superhero fans will be glad to see Batwoman returning on on HBO GO and the Legends Of Tomorrow coming back on WarnerTV. There are fewer K-dramas this season, but Viu's Chimera looks like it might be a fine choice.

Young Sheldon (Season 5) (8 Oct, Fridays 8.35pm) WarnerTV (StarHub Ch 515; Singtel Ch 306)

It's 1989 and 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper has skipped four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother. As he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbours, his mother arms him with the best tool she can come up with: reminding bullies his dad is the football coach and his brother is on the team. The fifth season sees both Sheldon and his sister, Missy, running away from home — even as his mother Mary gets upsetting news about Sheldon's father, George Sr.

Young Sheldon. (Still: HBO GO)
Young Sheldon. (Still: HBO GO)

It's been announced that there'll be a time jump in the middle of Season 5... and we also see that George Sr ends up in the hospital in the trailer. We know that Sheldon's father passes away in around 1995 (when Sheldon is 14 years old), so this might be the season when the hammer falls. Still, we've had red herrings before, like the first season's third episode, when George Sr gets a minor heart attack (which he eventually survives). Will this be the most devastating season of Young Sheldon yet?

Batwoman (Season 3) (14 Oct) HBO GO

With the Bat-villain weapons and accessories still out in the streets, it's up to Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) and her allies to retrieve them before they can fall into the wrong hands. However, the formerly villainous Alice (Rachel Skarsten) has joined the Bat team — which threatens to upend the existing dynamics of the team. Now, a new generation of Rogues rises, and the only thing standing between them and the destruction of Gotham City is the Bat Team.

Batwoman (Still: HBO GO)
Batwoman (Still: HBO GO)

I have to admit, I'm still not used to seeing Wallis Day replace Ruby Rose as Kate Kane (the Batwoman of the first season), nor am I used to the idea of the new Batwoman being Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie). With Alice no longer being the central villain of this season (presumably), it looks like the Mad Hatter might take up that role. It was also announced that Poison Ivy would be played by Bridget Regan, so I'm looking forward to seeing the show's interpretation of that villainess — the Mad Hatter's a bit of a B-lister Bat-villain, to be honest.

I Know What You Did Last Summer (15 Oct) Amazon Prime Video

This teen horror series is a fresh adaption of the 1997 horror film of the same name. After four friends make a pact to cover up a car accident in which they killed a man, they find themselves stalked one by one by a brutal killer who seemingly knows about what they did the previous year.

I Know What You Did Last Summer. (Still: Amazon Prime Video)
I Know What You Did Last Summer. (Still: Amazon Prime Video)

Slasher flicks are always fun, and the most striking thing about this television adaptation is the sheer diversity in the cast (compared to the blindingly white 1997 version). And given that it's a story about teens, social media will definitely play a part in it (even though we don't see many social media shots in the trailer), so it'll be fun to see how that will be integrated into the original narrative. Still, it is telling a story which most people know about already, so it remains to be seen if it can continue to shock and terrify with its treatment of the series.

Locke & Key (Season 2) (22 Oct) Netflix

Based on the comic book series of the same name, this supernatural horror mystery series follows the adventures of three siblings who move to their ancestral home after the murder of their father. They discover magical keys in the house that give them a vast array of magical powers and abilities — but sinister forces are also after the keys. Season 2 sees life returning to normal for the siblings after the events of Season 1. However, the demonic entity they were battling is still around, having taken on another form...

So we ended Season 1 with the revelation that the big bad Dodge wasn't banished — they had actually thrown another friend through the Omega Door instead, thanks to some shapeshifting machinations. Also, another demon is now on the loose, having possessed someone else. This season looks like it'll have a lot more thrilling revelations for the characters, and seeing Dodge wreak even more havoc will be great fun.

Invasion (22 Oct) Apple TV+

Invasion is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. Set across multiple continents, “Invasion” stars Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar and Shioli Kutsuna.

My biggest question after seeing the trailer is — what are these aliens? Sure, we get a glimpse of them, but it doesn't tell us much. It looks like the series will focus more on the human element of the invasion, and how it impacts ordinary people and their lives. I'll be keen to see how they (eventually) fight off the aliens.

TERRESTRIAL

Suria

Yang Dulu (3 Oct, Sundays 8.30pm)

CABLE

BBC Earth (StarHub Ch 407)

The Mating Game (4 Oct, Mondays 8.05pm)

Brian Cox's Adventures in Space and Time (5 Oct, Tuesdays 9.55pm)

Chasing Monsters (10 Oct, Sundays 9pm)

BBC First (StarHub Ch 502)

Vera (Season 11) (8 Oct)

Silent Witness (Season 24) (15 Oct)

BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Ch 432)

George Clarke's Remarkable Renovations (18 Oct, Mondays 9.15pm)

Boomerang (StarHub Ch 317; Singtel Ch 228)

Roger (2 Oct, Saturdays and Sundays 5pm)

Cartoon Network (StarHub Ch 316; Singtel Ch 226)

Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese (23 Oct, Saturdays and Sundays 2.30pm)

CBeebies (StarHub Ch 303)

Swashbuckle (Season 6) (2 Oct, Saturdays and Sundays 10.50am)

My Pet and Me: Teeny Tiny Creatures (12 Oct, Mondays to Fridays 8.40pm)

HBO (StarHub Ch 601; Singtel Ch 420)

Who's By Your Side (3 Oct, Sundays 9pm)

Succession (Season 3) (18 Oct, Mondays 9am)

Nat Geo Wild (StarHub Ch 413; Singtel Ch 207)

The Wild Side (Season 2) (1 Oct, Fridays 8.30pm)

Planet of the Reptiles (16 Oct, Saturdays 8.30pm)

America's National Parks Compilations 2020 (25 Oct, Mondays 8.30pm)

National Geographic (StarHub Ch 201; Singtel Ch 201)

Locked Up Abroad (Season 14) (1 Oct, Fridays 9pm)

Unknown Waters With Jeremy Wade (4 Oct, Mondays 10pm)

Cesar Millan (6 Oct, Wednesdays 9pm)

Hitler's Last Stand (Season 3) (Oct 7, Thursdays 9pm)

Europe From Above (Season 2) (12 Oct, Tuesdays 9pm)

Fly Like A Girl (16 Oct, Saturdays 10pm)

Oh!K (StarHub Ch 601; Singtel CH 525)

Maybe Love (19 Oct, Tuesdays to Fridays 9pm)

WarnerTV (StarHub Ch 515; Singtel Ch 306)

Young Sheldon (Season 5) (8 Oct, Fridays 8.35pm)

Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7) (14 Oct, Thursdays 9pm)

STREAMING

Amazon Prime Video

Welcome To The Blumhouse (1 Oct)

Justin Bieber: Our World (8 Oct)

I Know What You Did Last Summer (15 Oct)

Maradona: Blessed Dream (29 Oct)

Apple TV+

Blush (1 Oct)

Acapulco (8 Oct)

Get Rolling With Otis (8 Oct)

The Velvet Underground (15 Oct)

Puppy Place (15 Oct)

Invasion (22 Oct)

Swagger (29 Oct)

BBC Player

Strictly Come Dancing (Season 19) (release date TBA)

Disney+

Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales (1 Oct)

The Real Black Panther (1 Oct)

Among The Stars (6 Oct)

Photo Ark (Season 2) (6 Oct)

Critter Fixers: Country Vets (6 Oct)

Petra: Secrets Of The Ancient Builders (8 Oct)

Just Beyond (13 Oct)

When Sharks Attack (Season 7) (13 Oct)

Grey's Anatomy (Season 18) (13 Oct)

Lost Cities with Albert Lin: The Great Flood (15 Oct)

The Big Leap (27 Oct)

9-1-1 (Season 5) (27 Oct)

HBO GO

La Brea (6 Oct)

15 Minutes of Shame (7 Oct)

Ben 10: Alien X-Tinction (9 Oct)

Hacks (11 Oct)

Batwoman (Season 3) (14 Oct)

Love Life (Season 2) (28 Oct)

Selena + Chef (Season 3) (release date TBA)

iQIYI

Rainless Love in a Godless Land (17 Oct)

Jirisan (23 Oct)

Gold Panning (release date TBA)

Wisher (release date TBA)

Who Is The Murderer (release date TBA)

Locke & Key. (Still: Netflix)
Locke & Key. (Still: Netflix)

Netflix

A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad (1 Oct)

Diana: The Musical (1 Oct)

Maid (1 Oct)

The Guilty (movie) (1 Oct)

The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed By Light (1 Oct)

Swallow (movie) (1 Oct)

Scissor Seven (Season 3) (3 Oct)

Escape The Undertaker (movie) (5 Oct)

Bad Sport (6 Oct)

Love Is Blind: Brazil (6 Oct)

There's Someone Inside Your House (movie) (7 Oct)

The Way Of The Househusband (Season 1, Part 2) (7 Oct)

A Tale Dark & Grimm (8 Oct)

Pokemon The Movie: Secrets Of The Jungle (8 Oct)

Blue Period (9 Oct)

The King's Affection (11 Oct)

Bright: Samurai Soul (12 Oct)

Fever Dream (13 Oct)

My Name (15 Oct)

Sharkdog's Fintastic Halloween (15 Oct)

The Trip (movie) (15 Oct)

You (Season 3) (15 Oct)

Night Teeth (movie) (20 Oct)

Komi Can't Communicate (21 Oct)

Sex, Love & Goop (21 Oct)

Inside Job (22 Oct)

Dynasty (Season 4) (22 Oct)

Locke & Key (Season 2) (22 Oct)

More Than Blue: The Series (22 Oct)

Hypnotic (movie) (27 Oct)

The Motive (28 Oct)

Army Of Thieves (29 Oct)

Mythomaniac (Season 2) (29 Oct)

A World Without (release date TBA)

House Of Secrets: The Burari Deaths (release date TBA)

The Raincoat Killer: Chasing A Predator In Korea (release date TBA)

Viu

Irresistible (6 Oct)

Three Meals a Day: Doctors (9 Oct)

House on Wheels (Season 3) (15 Oct)

Chimera (31 Oct)

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