The best new shows to binge watch this January
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January is the Monday of months, and the fact that it happens to fall right after the most wonderful time of the year doesn’t really help the situation. And just like the mention of broccoli is inevitably followed by an “Eww!” or two, the holiday season hangover usually precedes the onset of doom that is accompanied by record levels of low productivity and an all time high for our procrastination levels.
During one such procrastination marathon, we realised that if we can’t work, we might as well make vegetating worthwhile.
So, to save you time on endless scrolling, we picked our favourite shows to binge watch this January (from new releases to new seasons) .
Best new shows to binge watch this January
Sex Education, Season 2
Season 1 of the Netflix original introduced us to Otis Milburn – son of a sex therapist and a late bloomer.
Through the course of the season, Milburn, along with his classmate Maeve Wiley, is shown trying to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at their high-school. This season, they actually manage to do it, and by the looks of the trailer, the outcome and everything that follows won’t disappoint.
Watch on Netflix on January 17
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 10
Curb Your Enthusiasm, created by Larry David, is back, and, for the 10th time around, Larry David appears as a fictionalised version of…you guessed it – Larry David. The show was first launched in 2000, and has since garnered a fanbase that can’t seem to get enough.
“The series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one’s day-to-day life — a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush — can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect,” reads a fitting description by Medium.
Fun fact: The show is usually shot without a script. The actors are only given an outline and are then free to improvise.
Watch on Hotstar Premium on January 20, 2020
With this series, the creators of Sherlock, the brilliant show that made us fall irrevocably in love with Benedict Cumberbatch’s chiselled jawline, bring to life another iconic literary character – Dracula.
The show is set in Victorian London and Transylvania, and is pretty high up on our list of best new shows to sink our teeth into this weekend.
Watch on Netflix
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega
If you’re that person who has a post-it covering the laptop camera and check the locks five time before you go to bed, then brace yourselves.
Jamtara revolves around Sunny and Rocky, who along with their friends orchestrate a crime that involves them acquiring and misusing people’s credit card and debit card details… until things get out of hand.
Watch on Netflix
Seven Worlds, One Planet
Seven episodes, seven continents, and wildlife captured in a way you’ve never seen before.
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, whose ASMR-friendly voice is all we need to calm down, each episode takes you through varied terrain, and puts you face-to-face with the marvellous creatures that rule the wild.
From baby orangutans that will melt your hearts to magnificent whales that roam the seas – this BBC production will not disappoint.
Watch on Sony BBC Earth
It’s a satire with Hugh Laurie playing the captain of a spaceship. If this hasn’t convinced you to watch the show, then are you even human?
Set in 2050, the show is about a luxury travel experience on a spaceship does’t go as planned when the spacecraft begins to encounter technical difficulties.
The series is a hilarious depiction of the mayhem that unfolds after.
Watch on Hotstar on January 20, 2020
Grace and Frankie, Season 6
The odd couple is back, and we couldn’t be more excited. Season six has all the things that made us fall in love with the show – heartwarming moments, over-the-top drama, lots of laughs, and cocktails – and a lot more.
This time around on Grace and Frankie’s journey of reinventing themselves, there is a new invention, new loopholes, and a little something to do with your favourite reality TV show. Watch on Netflix on January 15, 2020
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