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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week 10/19/2020

This week’s Channel Surfing TV picks include a horror themed drag competition, a historical action drama, and docu-comedy series.

There’s an interesting mix of selections for this week’s Channel Surfing TV picks. The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection is a reality drag competition with a horror twist. Barbarians invades both Netflix and your screens for its first season. Then learn some helpful and amusing hints for living in New York in How To with John Wilson.

A Fierce Halloween Competition

RuPaul’s Drag Race may be more popular and known but The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula is the drag reality competition that best fits October. After the main Floor Show that determines the top and bottom contestant looks, those who are up for elimination participate in an Extermination Challenge that forces them to face their fears in physical and psychological tests that pushes them to their limits.

In The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection, seven past competitors return for a spot in the upcoming fourth season. The winner of this two-hour Halloween special not only will receive a second chance at becoming the World’s Next Drag Super Monster but a cash prize of $20,000.

Contestants will create three Halloween themed looks and create performances in different spooky locations. The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection premieres Tuesday, October 20, on Shudder.

Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians is a historical drama series set in 9 AD and is based on the battle of the Teutoburg forest. Three Roman legions are invading Germania to expand their empire when a Germanic chieftain, learned in his enemy’s tactics, unites the various tribes to repel the unwanted invaders.

The story will be told from the perspective of the Germanic tribes and all six episodes of Barbarians will be released Friday, October 23, on Netflix. If you’re a fan of historical action dramas such as Vikings, this should definitely be a must watch.

The Candid Lives of New Yorkers

With a population of over eight million people, New York City has plenty of stories to tell about day to day life. In How To with John Wilson, the docu-comedy series captures the absurdities the city’s denizens regularly encounter while Wilson tries to dispense advice on relatable topics.

The show is equal parts funny and insightful. For those who enjoyed Comedy Central’s Nathan for You, How To has the same energy. Maybe that’s because Nathan Fielder serves as an executive producer. The first episode will be released Friday, October 23, on both HBO and HBO Max.

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