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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week of 10/18/2021

This week’s Channel Surfing TV picks include a culinary docuseries and a couple of supernatural thrillers.

This week’s Channel Surfing TV picks include a culinary docuseries and a couple of supernatural thrillers. World-renowned chef, David Chang, releases his most recent food-based show, The Next Thing You Eat. Monsters are real and a cult-like colony is responsible for protecting our world in The Girl in the Woods. Then, head back to Keyhouse for the second season of Locke & Key.

The Future of Food

David Chang is a James Beard Award winning chef whose establishments have appeared in the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He’s spun off his culinary success into other mediums including television. Some of his previous projects include Netflix’s Ugly Delicious and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

His latest series will arrive this week and is entitled The Next Thing You Eat. Here, Chang will explore what’s in store for how technology will influence what we eat including automated fast food, lab-derived fish, bug farms, and artificial intelligence.

The Next Thing You Eat can be streamed beginning Thursday, October 21, on Hulu.

What Lurks in the Shadows?

The short horror film, “The Door in the Woods,” and its sequel, “The Girl in the Woods,” were first released by entertainment company, Crypt TV. Both made such an impression that streaming service, Peacock, wanted to adapt the source material into a television series.

The show uses the name of the sequel and follows a young girl named Carrie. She is a member of a cult-like colony that guards a mysterious door that leads into a dimension filled with frightening monsters. Carrie runs away and befriends Nolan and Tasha, two youths in a sleepy Northwestern mining town. Together, they slay monsters to protect their loved ones.

The first season of The Girl in the Woods will drop Thursday, October 21, on Peacock.

Unlocking the Magic

Locke & Key had a lengthy journey to become a television show and in February 2020, it finally hit our screens via Netflix. It is based on the comic series of the same name from creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez. Following a tragedy, the Locke family move to their ancestral home of Keyhouse. While there, the children begin discovering keys that have different powers.

Season two is set to return this week where we find that a dark force is still after the keys. Unbeknownst to the Locke siblings, the threat might be closer than they think. From the trailer, it seems we’ll learn more about Dodge’s master plan and we see Gabe and Eden craft a key of their own.

Binge all of season two of Locke & Key starting on Friday, October 22, on Netflix.

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