The Netflix January lineup is just what we need to kick off the new year. The past year in Netflix bingeing could be likened to a family dinner scene in any Christmas rom-com: we devoured and savoured, we cheated and came together. As we emerge from the turkey coma and push past the sugary haze of yet another can’t-stop-won’t-stop holiday romance, it’s time to bid adieu to 2017.
Over the past couple of weeks alone I binged on close to a dozen Christmassy romantic comedies. They kept me company during my days-long bake fests and late-night gift wrapping sessions. I indulged in nearly every kid-friendly holiday special — and loved every minute of it. But as the last of the leftovers are polished off, I’m ready to welcome the new year with some new shows and returning favourites. And I’m sure you are, too.
Ready to see what’s new in January?
Netflix January Lineup for Kids and Family
First, let’s get the party started with the New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2018! This is such a fun idea for the younger crowd. Celebrate early and get the littles off to bed so you can continue the festivities, grown-up-style. Then enjoy a lazy New Year’s Day with some fun family entertainment.
Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Season 1, January 19
Picking up where the film left off, Poppy and all the fun-loving Trolls adjust to living with their Bergen neighbors in this colorful animated series.
The Adventures of Puss in Boots Season 6, January 26
The world’s greatest feline fighter, lover and milk connoisseur takes on daring adventures in exotic locations in this family-friendly comedy series.
Disney · Pixar Cars 3 January 31
Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.
Netflix January Tween Lineup
This age group can sometimes be finicky as they leave behind the “childish” shows but aren’t quite ready for the adult programming. Try these on for size.
Anne With An “E” Season 1, January 1
The adventures of a young orphaned girl living in the late 19th century. Based on L.M. Montgomery’s classic novels.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 January 5
In the epic series’ final chapter, Bella and Edward’s newborn daughter forces the couple into a life-altering confrontation with the Volturi.
Riverdale Season 2, January 18 (new episodes weekly)
A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Netflix January Comedy Lineup
Let’s face it, as the bills start rolling in from all that Christmas shopping we said we weren’t going to do, we could all use a good laugh. These are just a few shows guaranteed to get you ROFL.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee January 5
Jerry Seinfeld’s roving talk show combines coffee, laughs and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-fueled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy.
A Futile and Stupid Gesture January 26
In the 1970s and ’80s, National Lampoon’s success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Doug Kenney.
Netflix January Lineup Brings Back New Seasons of Our Faves
The wait is over for new seasons of some of your — and my — favourite shows returning to Netflix.
Shameless (U.S.) January 2
This dramedy, based on a British series, centers on siblings in a dysfunctional Chicago family who struggle while coping with their alcoholic father.
Grace and Frankie Season 4, January 19
After finding out their husbands have been more than just work partners for 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope together.
Suits Season 6, January 25
A college dropout scores a coveted associate job, even though he has no legal credentials, after impressing a big lawyer with his razor-sharp mind.
Netflix Original Programming Stacks Your Must-See List
Keep an eye out for these shows making their Netflix Original entrance for the first time: Devilman Crybaby (January 5), Drug Lords (January 19), Babylon Berlin (January 30) and Retribution (January 30). If it’s documentaries you’re into, watch for Rotten (January 5), Somebody Feed Phil (January 12) and Dirty Money (January 26).
Plus, series such as Lovesick (January 1), Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (January 5), Disjointed (January 12), Dynasty (January 18), Van Helsing (January 19), Black Lightning (January 23) and One Day at a Time (January 26) return with new seasons.
And there’s so much more! Netflix guarantees something for everyone. What are your must-sees this January?
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