January means the holidays have come and gone, and each and every last gift (pssst, if you need last minute gift ideas, check out our gift guides!) has been distributed. Translation: It’s time to enjoy your own company. Given that it’s still chilly outside and all, it’s still probably safer to check your FOMO and stay indoors in the evenings (or at least, that’s what we tell ourselves). Luckily, Netflix is totally making that easy with their latest offerings that are coming to our TVs come January. Remember, Netflix has promised to double down on the amount of original programming they’ve got for 2016, and by January they’ll already be starting to deliver. Check it out below!
ORIGINALS COMING TO NETFLIX IN JANUARY
First off, Degrassi is back with all the best teen drama with Netflix’s original take Degrassi: Next Class (1/15), thanks to the streaming service’s rescue of the long-running TeenNick show after it was cancelled last June. Chelsea Handler is also going to be starring in a comedic documentary about her life called Chelsea Does (1/23). And for laughs, there’s comedian Tom Segura’s show Tom Segura: Mostly Stories (1/8).
As for the kids and the tweens, we see a lot of dragons in store for January. There’s season two of Dragons: Race to the Edge (1/8), which follows our fave protagonists from How to Train Your Dragon and Ever After High: Dragon Games (1/29), a show about a fairytale high school.
MOVIES COMING TO NETFLIX IN JANUARY
January 2016 is going to be a good month for movies — which is perfect because baby, it’s (still) cold outside. There’s plenty of blockbusters like 2 Fast 2 Furious (1/1) featuring the late and great Paul Walker or Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (1/1). If thrillers are more your speed — because getting scared a great excuse to snuggle with your boo — there’s the chilling We Need to Talk About Kevin (1/1) featuring a brilliant Tilda Swinton as a distraught mother of a violent son; Training Day (1/4); Keanu Reeves as a badass demon killer in Constantine (1/1); or Swordfish (1/1) starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Don Cheadle and Halle Berry. In case you don’t have enough Halle, there’s also the 2004 anti-superhero flick Catwoman (1/1).
To keep things lighthearted, check out comedy hits like Along Came Polly (1/1); The Whole Ten Yards (1/1); Meet the Parents (1/1) and Meet the Fockers (1/1). And if you’re in the mood for romance, Pride and Prejudice (1/1) starring Keira Knightley will get you there, as will rom-coms The Wedding Date (1/1) and Intolerable Cruelty (1/1) featuring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Also, Discovery Channel’s stunning documentary about the our planet’s polar regions Frozen Planet (1/28), along with several other supporting titles like Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice (1/28); Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey (1/28) and The Making of the Frozen Planet (1/28) will all be making their debut.
For the little ones, there’s Nanny McPhee (1/1); Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (1/1); Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (1/1) and The Tale of Despereaux (1/1).
TV SHOWS COMING TO NETFLIX IN JANUARY
Some of the heavy-hitters are going to be back in 2016 on Netflix with all-new seasons, like New Girl: Season 4 (1/5); It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 10 (1/5) and season seven of Parks and Recreation (1/13). The crime/supernatural thriller TV show based on Robert Rodriguez’s film of the same name From Dusk Till Dawn (1/23) is back with season two. In case you’re in the mood for some engrossing reality television, there’s always season one of The Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills (1/1).
Everyone’s fave time-waster smartphone game is now a TV show. Yes, we’re talking about Angry Birds Toons (1/1). Other offerings for the kids are Sofia the First: Season 2 (1/3) and Littlelest Petshop: Season 4 (1/11).
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