The worlds biggest video streaming platform Netflix and ShowBox, a free movies app has added more than ever this month, but what is new? Here we explore the new shows and films that might be your next series on Netflix.
On Friday 5th January, Brooklyn Nine-Nine returned for a fourth season, featuring Andy Samberg as a silly cop alongside this ‘Rotten’ arrived which was all about the food chain in America. The following day Saturday 6th January concussion arrived featuring Will Smith where he finds out how alarming head injuries are in the NFL.
The following week saw ‘Good Time’ arrive on Netflix this features Robert Pattinson in a heist drama. Friday the 12th saw the arrival of ‘Pride’ a British politics film. Followed by the 6th season of Homeland on Monday the 15th January which is all about a female President of the United States as well as starring a CIA agent. The same day ‘Eye in the sky’ arrived, this is about drone strikes starring Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren.
Friday the 19th saw the arrival of the first season of ‘Drug Lords’ which is a documentary series on some of the most notorious kingpins in history. The 19th also saw the return of the second series of a vampire hunting drama, Van Helsing.
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The next arrival came on Thursday the 25th where the infamous ‘Despicable Me 2’ arrived on Netflix, a comedy featuring Steve Carrell. The same day saw the arrival of ‘Joy’ a comedy-drama featuring Jennifer Lawrence and directed by David O Russell. The following day saw both ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ and ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ arrive on Netflix the first being a Netflix Original and the latter a classic horror tale. As well as that ‘Annie’ arrived featuring Jamie Foxx.
Finally Tuesday the 30th of January saw the arrival of Entourage which was a mix of brotherly culture and Hollywood with the aim to be the objectification of women however it’s described as ‘hard on the stomach after the revelation of 2017’.
The other arrivals on Netflix in January were season 3 of Lovesick which is a British romantic drama with people attempting to navigate their way through relationships, this dropped at the start of January alongside a new thriller called ‘Glace’. Soon after part 2 of ‘Disjoined’ arrived followed 4 days later by season 4 of Rita. ‘Drug Lords’ season 1 arrived on the 19th of January, it’s about drug dealers and the people that swore to bring them down attempting to keep their promise. A sitcom named ‘One day at a time’ dropped on Netflix soon after on the 26th.
Also in January the reboot of Dynasty returned all-new episodes were released in January after previously taking a break, the series is about the arguments within a mega-rich family. The well known Riverdale returned for a second season on January the 18th after a thrilling mid-season finale. As well as this Star Trek: Discovery arrived on the 8th January.
January also saw the arrival of El Ministerio Del Tiempo’s third season on Netflix, it launched at the end of January to Netflix, the 28th to be exact, it is about grieving the loss of one of their own. Also just a few days later ‘Retribution’ arrived, it’s about a killer that murdered a young couple and he heads to near where their family is the Scottish Highlands. Also in January, Netflix saw the arrival of the first season of Black Lightning, this is a former school principal going to New Orleans to fight crime.
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Netflix also saw the arrival of ‘The Polka King’ this is a Polish-based show about a band leader that was originally born in Poland, and dreams of building a music empire in the United States or America, however, this is also based on a true story. It features actors such as Jenny State, JB Smoove, and Jack Black. After a tragedy the series called ‘The Open House’ arrived on Netflix about unexplained forces conspiring against a mother and teen, this launched on the 19th of January.
A comedy called Great America also dropped to Netflix this January, on the 16th it’s about a king of the underground taking on America’s politics. Finally, a documentary about dirty money also arrived on Netflix in January on the 26th of the month.