It’s October and that means spooky TV shows like The Haunting Of Hill House are released just in time for Halloween. In other news, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will take its final bow as its fourth and last season premieres. Read on about these shows (and more) and see why we’re excited about them.
The Haunting Of Hill House
GQ describes this show as “the first great horror TV show ever.” While I’m skeptical when I hear such bold claims being made, it certainly piques my interest.
The Haunting Of Hill House, based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, centres on five siblings who grew up in a haunted house. Now all grown up, the siblings are brought back together when their youngest sister takes her own life.
The 10-episode series shuffles between two timelines – the siblings’ childhood days and the present day – to unearth some deeply-buried family secrets.
The Haunting Of Hill House premieres Oct 12 on Netflix.
No, we’re not kidding – Jim Carrey is back! The actor-comedian returns to TV for the first time in 25 years after In Living Color, for Kidding.
Carrey shows off his dramatic acting chops here as a well-loved, successful children’s television presenter Mr. Pickles whose personal life is in shambles when his son Phil dies in a car accident.
Kidding airs Mondays at 10.25pm on FX HD (Astro Ch 726).
The Good Place Season Three
The Good Place is No. 1 on TV Guide’s list of “100 Best Shows Right Now.” The series centres on one Eleanor Shellstrop who gets into the Good Place – a Heaven-like utopia – after she dies.
There’s just one problem. There’s been a mix-up and Eleanor is not supposed to be in there.
Season Three sees Eleanor and her friends Chidi, Tahini and Jason navigate life on Earth. This should be interesting! Starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson.
The Good Place Season Three is available on iflix.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Final Season
It started out with the happy-go-lucky (and very sing-songy) Rebecca Bunch quitting her New York City job and moving to West Covina, California to chase after the man of her dreams.
The light and fluffy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend took a serious turn at the end of Season Three (spoiler alert!) when Rebecca pleads guilty to attempted second-degree murder.
Actress Rachel Bloom told Variety the fourth and final season will see Rebecca navigating life in prison. “I would say 100% chance that at some point, for some duration of time — to be unspecified — she is going to jail.”
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Final Season premieres Oct 13 at 11pm on Foxlife (Astro Ch 711).
Making A Murderer Part Two
The hit true crime documentary series is back with new episodes. In the first season, Steven Avery was found guilty with the sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beernsteen while she was out jogging on a beach one day in 1985. Avery sat behind bars for 18 years. In 2003, DNA evidence showed that someone else committed the crime instead.
Not long after Avery is freed, he gets accused and convicted for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. His nephew Brendan Dassey is also convicted for assisting Avery in carrying out the murder.
The second season chronicles the emotional toll the new murder conviction has taken on Avery, Dassey and their families.
Making A Murderer Part Two premieres Oct 19 on Netflix.
Bai Yong Ze and Lan Tian are best friends and competitive swimmers. Their friendship is shortlived when the two try to outdo each other for a spot in the Chinese national swimming team.
Meanwhile, Song Cha Cha has just broken off her engagement with Lan Tian and mourns the end of the relationship with Yong Ze. Just as the two start to fall for each other, Lan Tian changes his mind and waltzes back in to Cha Cha’s life.
Who will Cha Cha choose? And will Yong Ze and Lan Tian ever recover their friendship? Starring Mike D’Angelo and Ju Jing Yi.
Mr. Swimmer is available on dimsum.