It might have the reputation for being the gloomiest month of the year, but you know what, there's a lot to be said for avoiding spending money/drinking and sitting in to watch something on the box. Netflix are at hand to help this month with a load of new TV shows and movies added to the service.
Check out the new additions below;
NETFLIX ORIGINAL TV SERIES
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 3 (6 January)
In the wake of the bus accident, Degrassi's students find different ways of coping. Meanwhile, a number of Syrian refugees arrive at the school. (10 Episodes)
One Day at a Time: Season 1 (6 January)
A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centring on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider. (13 Episodes)
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (13 January)
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny - whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire). (8 Episodes)
Frontier: Season 1 (20 January)
The series is an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts. Stars Jason Momoa and Irish actress Katie McGrath. (6 Episodes)
Terrace House: Aloha State: Season 1: Part 1 (24 January)
The camera follows six strangers, including a model, a furniture maker and a "ukulele artist," who live together under one roof in beautiful Hawaii. (8 Episodes)
You Me Her: Season 1 (18 January)
Married couple Jack and Emma tries to spice up their sex life by hiring an escort, but they both end up falling for her. (10 Episodes)
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2 (From 3 January)
Despite a stunning betrayal, Clary and the Shadowhunters go to war against Valentine's new army to determine the ultimate fate of the Shadow World. StarsKatherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood. (20 episodes)
Riverdale: Season 1 (From 27 January)
Archie's got an edge. Veronica's hiding her past. Riverdale is a little darker and a lot more interesting than it was in the days of Archie Comics.
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (3 January)
Incisive comic Jen Kirkman gets real about women's bodies, the value of alone time and an Italian private tour guide who may have been a ghost.
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (10 January)
Though he's mostly concerned about what he'll eat after the show, Jim Gaffigan finds time to joke about kids, phones, trucks and, of course, food.
Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (14 January)
The irrepressible comic turns her sly wit on boy bands, border walls and the immigrant experience in a rollicking set at San Antonio's Empire Theatre.
Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (17 January)
Wicked one-liners and soul-baring confessions converge in this uniquely intimate stand-up special from "Chappelle's Show" co-creator Neal Brennan.
Gad Gone Wild (24 January)
The comedian regales a Montréal crowd with tales of awkward mishaps, strange obsessions and baffling customs he's encountered since moving to the U.S.
Bill Burr Stand Up Special (31 January)
No-nonsense comic Bill Burr takes the stage in Nashville and riffs on fast food, overpopulation, dictator accomplishments and gorilla sign language.
Coin Heist (6 January)
When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint. Stars Alexis G. Zall, Alex Saxon, Sasha Pieterse, Elijah Booth
Clinical (13 January)
In this thriller, a psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack but finds she can't escape her past. Stars Vanessa Shaw, William Atherton, Wilmer Calderon, Aaron Stanford, Kevin Rahm, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, India Eisley, Nestor Serrano
Take the 10 (20 January)
Two buddies working dead-end cashier jobs endure a mind-blowing series of events on their quest to get to the hip-hop show of their lives. Stars Chester Tam, Josh Peck, Carlos Alazraqui, Cleopatra Coleman, Kevin Corrigan, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Stella Maeve and Tony Revolori.
iBOY - TBC
When shards of a cell phone get lodged in a teenager's brain, he discovers he can control electronic devices and uses his newfound power for revenge. Bill Milner, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Miranda Richardson and Rory Kinnear.
NETFLIX ORIGINALS FOR KIDS
Tarzan and Jane: Season 1 (6 January)
From 41 Entertainment, Executive Producer Avi Arad (Arad Animation) and animation from ARC Productions comes a new Netflix original kids series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ collection of stories about his iconic characters, Tarzan and Jane. In this modern day remake, 16-year-old Tarzan is returned from the African jungle to a London boarding school where he is a “fish-out-of-water” and challenges conformity. As the title suggests, Jane is central to the story, alongside Tarzan, as his ultimate partner in solving environmental injustice, crimes and mysteries. (8 Episodes)
We're Lalaloopsy: Season 1 (10 January)
The Lalaloopsy gang and their adorable pets know every day is a perfect day to celebrate the magic of friendship, creativity and collaboration. (13 Episodes)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 2 (20 January)
From days long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes Netflix Original Series VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER. DreamWorks Animation reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time in this all-new comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra). (13 Episodes)
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 2 (27 January)
Tip and Oh – best friends from two very different worlds –are back. In season 2, watch the besties prove their friendship is inseparable as they stumble onto hilarious and silly adventures together and meet new eccentric characters along the way. (13 Episodes)