What’s new on Netflix in January
It’s January, which means it’s cold, dark, and miserable. Instead of going out and braving the elements, you better stick with a good TV.
Fortunately, Netflix is happy to oblige. In January, it features comedies, reboots, and a new series of unfortunate events.
A series of unfortunate events series 3
The Lemony Snicket children’s book-based show of the same name concludes with this third and final season. The seven episodes are an adaptation of the last four books in the series: The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril and The End. Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser himself) plays Count Olaf with relish, while also starring Patrick Warburton in narrator Lemony Snicket, Malina Weissman in Violet Baudelaire and Louis Hynes in Klaus Baudelaire.
Comedians of the world
Comedians of the World is a new series featuring the best and emerging stand-ups from around the world. From the United States there is Neal Brennan, Nicole Byer, Chris D’Elia and Nick Swardson, from Brazil you have Mhel Marrer, Afonso Padilha and Thiago Ventura, while from India there is Atul Khatri, Aditi Mittal and Amit Tandon. The other regions include Mexico, France, Germany and the Middle East. Netflix has a stand-up pedigree, signing legendary comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, so this should be one to watch.
Storage with Marie Kondo
A show on storage? That’s right. But here is Marie Kondo, the woman who made storage a kind of philosophy of life. Kind of a makeover show, it sees Kondo visiting people in their homes and helping them on their mission to make – and keep – the house clean. At the heart of its mission: does it arouse joy? Otherwise, throw it away. That’s his theory anyway – for the rest of us, that would leave some households pretty bare.
Available January 11
Gillian Anderson plays a sex therapist whose teenage son decides to open a sex therapy clinic in his high school. It sounds like a 1980s comedy modeled on Porky’s or Meetballs, but Anderson’s presence should help rise above that. In fact, according to the trailer, it sounds a lot more uplifting than the premise suggests. Let’s see if he can succeed (no pun intended).
Available January 18
Rapper, actor and activist Michael Render (aka Killer Mike) directs this documentary series examining social taboos and conformity. As he puts it himself: “Trigger Warning is all about examining cultural taboos and giving viewers the space to consider the ‘what ifs’ and ‘why not’ that limit how some people move and operate in the world. the world. In six episodes, we explore the human condition using non-traditional approaches. Not everyone will agree with my methods (and some of what we post is completely crazy), but this show is all about your freedom to challenge society’s expectations and compliance. This show is if an anarchist has determined the status quo. You were warned.
Available January 18
It is a reboot of the classic TV show based on the hit video game franchise. Divided into two parts (Carmen’s enigmatic past that led to her life of crime and her current heists taking place all over the world), the animated series stars Gina Rodriguez as Carmen (she will also star in a movie live from Carmen Sandiego. for Netflix later in the year). Expect it to be as educational as it is entertaining.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series 4
Available January 25
The first half of this series premiered throughout the summer, so it took quite a while for the second half to land. He sees Kimmy learning the ways of working as she exhausts herself at her desk job. This being Kimmy, it involves many misunderstandings, including a sexual harassment lawsuit against her. This is the final series, so make the most of Kimmy, Titus, and the gang while you can.