Superior Streaming on HBO Max This Month!

Guess what, streamers? October’s original programming on HBO Max looks intriguing!

If you follow this feature, you’ll know that I get especially excited with HBO Max’s offerings. The Signal Group is an AT&T Preferred Dealer and HBO Max is owned by AT&T. Cheering the streaming service’s original programming feels like rooting for the home team. It also helps that HBO Max always has some interesting original series, documentaries, and other programming month after month.

October 2020 is looking really good for the streaming service. Yes, Cats airs on October 10, but I won’t say anything more about that bizarre musical. Stuart Sweet already said enough about Cats in his post. This week, I’m focusing on three HBO Max offerings that look entertaining. There’s a documentary, a musical performance, and a miniseries. Check it out!

The Perfect Weapon (October 16)

This timely documentary takes a hard look at how cyber-theft became cyber-attacks. Anyone who’s ever been a victim of these type of attacks will probably find the information in this show intriguing. It takes a look at cyber-attacks on the US and other nations. Take a look at The Perfect Weapon trailer to see if this is something you’d find interesting:

David Byrne’s American Utopia (October 17)

You may ask yourself, “Why is Jake Buckler discussing a musical performance in Streaming Saturday?” Because it stars David Byrne, the enigmatic frontman from the popular 1980s new wave band Talking Heads. While this is a solo project, Byrne has always remained at the forefront of socio-political commentary. Spike Lee filmed this show during its 2019 run at the Hudson Theater.

All things considered, you can expect Byrne and company to burn down the house… metaphorically speaking, of course. Check out the trailer for David Byrne’s American Utopia:

The Undoing (October 25)

You might remember that I loved HBO’s Big Little Lies. Well, The Undoing reunites the show’s writer David E. Kelley with Nicole Kidman, who starred in it. In this limited series, Kidman plays the wealthy therapist whose husband, played by Hugh Grant, is accused of murder. Something tells me that nothing about this show is going to be straightforward. Check out The Undoing trailer:

Something Else You’d Like to Stream?

I realize that not everyone shares my tastes in TV shows. The good thing about HBO Max is that it has plenty of programming to choose from. Whenever I write one of these what’s-new-on-insert-streaming-service posts, I make sure to include the entire month’s listings. I did that here and included what’s available on regular HBO just in case you haven’t gotten HBO Max yet. Those shows include (HBO) so you know which ones they are. You really should get HBO Max, though. Just look at all the great shows you could be streaming.

October 1

A World of Calm: Documentary Series Premiere

Akeelah And The Bee (HBO)

All-Star Superman

American Dynasties: The Kennedys

American Reunion (HBO)

Analyze That

Analyze This

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (HBO)

Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Ball of Fire

Beavis And Butt-Head Do America (HBO)



Best in Show



Boogie Nights


The Bush Years: Family. Duty. Power.

The Butterfly Effect

Cats & Dogs



Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke

The Chronicles Of Riddick (Director’s Cut) (HBO)

City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold

Clean and Sober

The Client

Collateral Beauty

The Color Purple

Confessions of A Dangerous Mind (HBO)


Cradle 2 the Grave

Critters 2

Critters 4

The Curse of Frankenstein

Day of The Dead (HBO)

Death Sentence (Extended Version) (HBO)

Deerskin (HBO)

Dirty Dancing (HBO)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (HBO)


Dracula Has Risen from the Grave


Edge of Darkness

Empire of the Sun

The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House

Endings, Beginnings (HBO)

Enter the Dragon




Frequency (HBO)


The Friday After Next

Galaxy Quest

The Golden Compass


Grudge Match (HBO)


Hairspray (Musical Remake)

Harina (aka Flour) (HBO)

The Haunting

The Hills Have Eyes (Extended Version) (HBO)

The Hills Have Eyes II (Extended Version) (HBO)

Horror of Dracula

The Hunting Ground

I Am Sam


The Informer

The Invisible War

Jonah Hex

The Last Kiss (HBO)

The Last Mimzy

Laws of Attraction

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4

Libeled Lady

Life as We Know It

Little Baby Bum

Little Big League

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Malcolm X

Man of Steel

Marie: A True Story

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix

Million Dollar Baby

Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

Mister Roberts

Monsters Vs. Aliens

The Mummy

Mutiny on the Bounty

Next Friday

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (HBO)

Nothing Sacred

Open Water (HBO)

Open Water 2: Adrift (HBO)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

The Pelican Brief

A Perfect Murder

The Perfect Storm

The Phantom of the Opera

Presumed Innocent

Race for the White House: Season 1

Raised by Wolves: Season 1 Finale

Revolutionary Road (HBO)

Roger & Me

Sands of Iwo Jima

Scanners (HBO)

Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays



Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird

Shame (HBO)

Sherlock Holmes

Sleight (HBO)

Son of Batman

South Park: The Pandemic Special


Superman vs. the Elite

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3

They Were Expendable

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

The Thin Man

The Thing (HBO)

A Time to Kill

Tin Cup


Training Day

Tricky Dick

Turistas (Extended Version) (HBO)

U.S. Marshals

Us (HBO)

Vampire in Brooklyn

A Very Brady Sequel

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

When Harry Met Sally

Where the Wild Things Are

The Whole Ten Yards (HBO)

The Wings of Eagles

You’ve Got Mail

October 2

Lina From Lima (HBO)

October 3

The ABCs of Back to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families

Downhill (HBO)

October 6

Siempre, Luis, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 7

Wild Card: The Downfall of A Radio Loudmouth (HBO)

October 8

Charm City Kings: HBO Max Original Film Premiere

The Fungies: Season 1B

The God of High School (Dubbed)

October 9

Entre Nos Presents: Shayla Rivera: It’s Not Rocket Science (HBO)

Room 104: Series Finale (HBO)

October 10

Cats (HBO)

October 12

Ghosts: Season 2

October 15

Detention Adventure:Season 2

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote: HBO Max Original Premiere

October 16

La Odisea De Los Giles (aka Heroic Losers) (HBO)

The Perfect Weapon: Documentary Special Premiere (HBO)

October 17

David Byrne’s American Utopia: Special Event Premiere (HBO)

October 18

Lovecraft Country: Season Finale (HBO)

The Vow: Docuseries Finale (HBO)

October 20

Smurfs: Season 3

October 21

537 Votes: Documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 22

Equal: HBO Max Original Docu-Series Premiere

October 23

How to With John Wilson: Season 1 Premiere (HBO Original)

October 24

Emma. (HBO)

October 25

The Undoing: Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

October 27

Ghosts: Season 2

It: Chapter Two (HBO)

John Lewis: Good Trouble

The Soul of America: Documentary Premiere (HBO)

October 28

Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story (HBO)

October 29

Vida Perfecta: Season 1

October 30

Mano De Obra (aka Workforce) (HBO)

October 31

Black Christmas (HBO)

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.