New To Netflix In January 2020

The Holidays are over. After scoffing down enough turkey and ham to topple Santa himself,  ducking and weaving talk of Brexit and Trump at the Christmas dinner table and turning a blind eye to our racist granny or bigoted Uncle—we are rewarded with the return to our workplace. But it’s not all bad. The corporate elves at Netflix knew that we’d be pining for our lost freedom and have been hard-at-work producing a stunning bouquet of new content to help ease the pain of ‘back to reality’. Whether you’re fixated on expanding your internal sexual encyclopedia with S2 of ‘Sex Education’ or curious to see Adam Sandler’s ‘performance of a lifetime’ in ‘Uncut Gems’, Man of Many’s New To Netflix In January 2020, is nothing short of medicine for your back-to-work blues.

ORIGINAL SERIES

Dracula

For those with a low-key obsession with all things ‘Vampyre’, Netflix has had a stab at the big dawg: Dracula. From the makers of “Sherlock,” Claes Bang will star as Dracula in this miniseries inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel—so we can, at the very least expect solid acting and some style in the cinematography.

Release date: January 2020 

Sex Education: Season 2

One of the most refreshing teen shows of the previous decade, Sex Education is about, well, Sex. Yet again, It’s on teenage minds and it’s messing with their heads. Luckily, a gangly teen sexpert is around to help.

Release date: 17th January 2020 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3

Kiernan Shipka returns as the half-witch Sabrina in Part 3 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Having appeased both critics and fans alike, for its edgy reimagining of the “Archie” comic books, this season will undoubtedly serve up more ghoulies, ghosts, and students who are far too attractive to exist at the same school as each other.

Release date: 24th January 2020 

Spinning Out

Potentially the next ‘big’ show for Netflix, Spinning Out stars Effie from skins. After choking during an important performance, a competitive skater (Kaya Scodelario) dealing with family issues and her own inner demons struggles to revive her career.

Release date: 24th January 2020 

Bojack Horseman: Season 6 (Part B)

The horse that gives zero fucks, BoJack is back, bby. In season 6 part B, Bojack will inch his way towards redemption as a stint in rehab forces him to confront his mistakes and start making amends.

Release date: 31st of January 2020 

I AM A KILLER: Season 2

I AM A KILLER is back for its second season, and will again feature death row inmates convicted of capital murder giving a firsthand account of their crimes. If that’s your thing.

Release date: 31st January 2020 

The Ranch: The Final Season

A big deal for this writer, The Ranch is in its final season. Having written several blurbs about this inane drivel, he can finally rest. For the last, glorious time, this comedy series set on a ranch and starring Ashton Kutcher and Sam Elliott return to generate mild, easy laughs for the last, bloody time. Fin.

Release date: 24th January 2020 

Ragnarok

A heavy-handed homage to the climate change discussion, Ragnarok follows a small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours. Seemingly headed for another Ragnarok – unless someone intervenes in time OC – Netflix’ Ragnarok will draw obvious parallels that make you think. But not too hard.

Release date: 31st January 2020 

Anne with an E: The Final Season

The show that divided critics but fostered a passionate audience, Anne with an E: The Final Season will see Anne sorting matters of the heart after a milestone birthday sparks a search for her origin story.

Release date: 3rd January 2020 

ORIGINAL FILM

Uncut Gems

Are you sitting down? Adam Sandler’s Oscar-Buzzing film, Uncut Gems is nearly here. Following a quick-talking, New York City jeweller (Sandler) who risks everything to clear his substantial debts, this film has been raved about within critics circles and is said to be a defining moment in Sandler’s career.

Release date: 31st January 2020 

37 Seconds

And now for something completely different. 37 Seconds follows a young woman with cerebral palsy struggles to lead a self-determined life. Torn between family obligations and her dream to become a manga artist, our young hero will overcome much more than most of us have ever faced realising her dream.

Release date: 31st January 2020 

Ghost Stories

For those who embrace all things that go ‘bump’ in the night. From the directors of “Bombay Talkies” and “Lust Stories” come four new short films taking a twisted turn into the spine-chilling realm of horror. Now, we’re not certain that this series of films will be scary in the slightest, however, we’re confident that they’ll at least be of a high-production quality so be sure to give them a look-in.

Release date: 1st January 2020 

ORIGINAL COMEDY

Alex Fernandez: El mejor comediante del mundo

A new stand-up special from up-and-coming Mexican comedian Alex Fernández, Netflix are yet again doing their bit to help break new comedians on a global stage. Noice.

Release date: 23rd January 2020 

Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty

A new stand-up special from actor, writer comedian Fortune Feimster, Sweet & Salty offers balance (and ‘LOL’s’)

Release date: 21st January 2020 

Vir Das: For India

Vir Das takes his audience on a celebratory journey through the history of India, from its people and traditions to modern culture and famous films—with a few jokes in between.

Release Date: 26th January 2020 

ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY

Sex, Explained: Limited Series

Just in case Sex Education was a bit too fantastical for your, Sex, Explained is a more direct look into attraction, fantasies and fertility. Discover the ins and outs of sex in this fun and informative series, narrated by the completely unrelated singer-actress Janelle Monáe.

Release date: 2nd January 2020 

Cheer

Primarily known as the home of a famous brand of chilli, the Texan town of Corsicana has been gaining notoriety for its other chief export: world-class cheerleaders. Weird flex, but we’re in.

Release date: 8th January 2020 

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak

For those who played the mobile game and discovered that they were low-key a diabolical super-villain, this series of a similar name may be for you. Following the annual cycle of the influenza virus, we’ll discover how the public is generally unprepared for the chaos that the common flu can create. Eek.

Release date: 24th January 2020

Night on Earth

From the award-winning producers of “Planet Earth II,” “Life” and “Blue Planet,” this stunning natural history series reveals the wonders of the nocturnal world. Ya boi, D.A better be narrating or this writer will be crankier than a possum with a flashlight shining directly into its eyes.

Release date: 29th January 2020 

ORIGINAL ANIME

Scissor Seven

With a trusted pair of hairdressing scissors and the ability to disguise himself, Seven offers contract killing on the cheap. The only problem? He often has trouble completing assignments. Finally, we have the answer to the question: what if Sweeney Todd had a poor work ethic?

Release date: 10th January 2020 

NiNoKuni

High-school mates Yuu and Haru travel between the real world and a parallel fantasy universe to help their friend Kotona, whose life, of course, is in danger.

Release date: 16th January 2020