New This Month for Streaming, January 2023

 

Paul T. Goldman: Season 1 (Peacock) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 1

One man’s efforts to uncover the truth thrust him into a labyrinth of fraud, deception, and criminality that transform him “from wimp to warrior”. Starring Paul T. Goldman, Melinda McGraw, Michael Dempsey 

Kaleidoscope: Season 1 (Netflix) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 1

Centered around the largest heist ever attempted, the vengeance and betrayals that surround it. Starring Giancarlo Esposito, Rufus Sewell, Jai Courtney

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Season 2 (Disney+) Rated TV-PG
Release Date: Jan 4

The ‘Bad Batch’ of elite and experimental clones make their way through an ever-changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars. Starring 

The Lying Life of Adults (Netflix) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 4

A girl in search of her true reflection in a divided Naples: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. Starring Giuseppe Brunetti, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Preziosi 

Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street (Netflix) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 4

It follows the rise and fall of the American financier and ponzi schemer: Madoff. Starring Joseph Scotto, Donna Pastorello, Melony Feliciano 

January 6th (Discovery+) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 5

Follows the events of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th of 2021, told by those who witnessed the chaos firsthand. Starring Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, Steven Sund

Copenhagen Cowboy: Season 1 (Netflix) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 5

A young heroine, Miu who travels through Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld. Starring Angela Bundalovic, Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, Li Ii Zhang 

Ginny & Georgia: Season 2 (Netflix) Rated TV-14
Release Date: Jan 5

Ginny Miller, an angsty fifteen-year-old, often feels more mature than her thirty-year-old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. Starring Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Diesel La Torraca 

Woman of the Dead (Netflix) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 5

In a vengeful quest to find out who killed her husband, a woman ends up exposing her small community’s deepest and ugliest secrets. Starring Anna Maria Mühe, Yousef ‘Joe’ Sweid, Luis Vorbach

The Rig: Season 1 (Prime) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 6

A group of workers on a remote Scottish oil rig are due to return to the mainland when a mysterious fog enshrouds them and supernatural forces take hold. Starring Emily Hampshire, Iain Glen, Calvin Demba

The Pale Blue Eye (Netflix) Rated R
Release Date: Jan 6

A world-weary detective is hired to investigate the murder of a West Point cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case – a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe. Starring 

Pressure Cooker (Netflix) Rated TV-14
Release Date: Jan 6

Follows eleven chefs who will cook and cohabit with one another as they compete to become the ultimate chef’s chef and win $100,000. Starring Wilma Stephenson

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches: Season 1 (AMC+) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 8

Follows a neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. She must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations. Starring Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa

Koala Man: Season 1 (Hulu) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 9

Follows a family father who lives a not-so-secret identity as the titular hero who possesses a burning passion to snuff out petty crime. Starring Sarah Snook, Michael Cusack, Demi Lardner 

Coast (Fuse) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 10

Restless music-lover Abby falls for the lead singer of a touring rock band and finds herself on the precipice of a life-altering decision. Starring Melissa Leo, Ciara Bravo, Cristela Alonzo 

Chasing Waves: Season 1 (Disney+) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 11

The unique and wonderful surf culture in Japan, highlighting the dramatic push and pull between convention and innovation. Starring Sara Kohrogi, Connor O’Leary, Kanoa Igarashi 

The Traitors: Season 1 (Peacock) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 12

Twenty-two strangers compete in a series of missions for a chance to win £120k. However, amongst the players lie the ‘Traitors’, who meet in secret and decide who to eliminate from their fellow players known as ‘Faithfuls’. Starring Claudia Winkleman, Hannah Byczkowski, Madelyn Smedley 

Vikings: Valhalla: Season 2 (Netflix) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 12

Follow-up series to ‘Vikings’ set 100 years afterward and centering on the adventures of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King William the Conqueror. Starring Taylor James, Sam Corlett, Leo Suter

The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House (Netflix) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 12

Follows Kiyo, who becomes a Makanai (person who cooks meals) at a house where Maiko (apprentice geishas) live together. Starring Mayu Matsuoka, Ai Hashimoto, Nana Mori

The Drop (Hulu) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 13

In this cringe comedy, a married couple face a marriage test when one of them drops a baby during a tropical island wedding. Starring Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jillian Bell, Gene Farber 

Hunters: Season 2 (Prime) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 13

In 1977 New York City, a troubled young Jewish man bent on revenge is taken in by a secret group of Nazi hunters fighting a clandestine war against the cabal of high-ranking Nazi officials in hiding who work to create the Fourth Reich. Starring Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Lena Olin

 Servant: Season 4 (Apple TV+) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 13

A Philadelphia couple is in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Starring Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free 

The Test Season 2 (Prime) Rated TV-14
Release Date: Jan 13

The Australian Mens Cricket Team has been rocked by a cheating scandal, and now they must rebuild their culture and reclaim their status as the world’s number one side. Starring Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja

71st Miss Universe Competition (Roku) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 14

Miss Universe 2022 will be the 71st Miss Universe pageant, to be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States on January 14, 2023. Harnaaz Sandhu of India will crown her successor at the end of the event. Starring Harnaaz Sandhu

Mayor of Kingstown: Season 2 (Paramount+) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 15

The McLusky family are power brokers tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality in Kingstown, Michigan, where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Starring Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Hugh Dillon 

 Murf the Surf: Jewels, Jesus, and Mayhem in the USA: Season 1 (MGM+) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 15

New York’s most infamous jewel thief, Jack Roland Murphy, aka “Murf the Surf.” Starring David Thomas Newman, Isaac J. Conner, Elijah Van Zanten

Godfather of Harlem: Season 3 (MGM+) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 15

A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, ‘American Gangster’, which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas. Starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lucy Fry

The Last of Us (HBOMax) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan. 15

Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across post-pandemic America. Starring Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel Luna

Are You the One?: Season 9 (Paramount+) Rated TV-14
Release Date: Jan 18

Contestants stay for 10 weeks in a holiday destination to win $1 million and hopefully find love. Starring Ryan Devlin, Terrence Jenkins, Maria Elizondo

That ’90s Show: Season 1 (Netflix) Rated TV-14
Release Date: Jan 19

Now it’s 1995, Leia Forman is visiting her grandparents for the summer where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place, WI, kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red. Starring Callie Haverda, Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp 

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (Netflix) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 19

From the mind of horror manga maestro Junji Ito comes a spine-tingling selection of some of his most bizarre, disturbing and terrifying tales. Starring Romi Park, Tomoko Kaneda, Yûki Kaji 

Shahmaran: Season 1 (Netflix) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 20

When Sahsu goes to Adana for a lecture, it’s the perfect chance to face her estranged grandfather. But soon, she finds herself in the midst of a legend. Starring Serenay Sarikaya, Burak Deniz, Mert Ramazan Demir 

 Truth Be Told: Season 3 (Apple TV+) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 20

A true-crime podcaster tries to solve the mystery surrounding a family patriarch’s death. Starring Octavia Spencer, Ron Cephas Jones, Rico E. Anderson 

First Love (Netflix) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 22

Young, free and madly in love. As teenagers, the world was their oyster but as adults, their lives seem dimmer, like a very important piece is missing. Starring Hikari Mitsushima, Rikako Yagi, Takeru Satoh

Teen Wolf: The Movie (Paramount+) Rated TV-MA
Release Date: Jan 26

A terrifying evil has emerged, the wolves howl once again, but only a Werewolf like Scott McCall, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy. Starring Ian Bohen, Holland Roden, Tyler Hoechlin 

Wolf Pack: Season 1 (Paramount+) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 26

A teenage boy and girl get their lives changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. As the full moon rises, all teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them. Starring Amy Pietz, James Martinez, Rio Mangini 

Poker Face: Season 1 (Peacock) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 26

Charlie has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Megan Suri, Colton Ryan 

Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 1 (Netflix) Rated TV-14
Release Date: Jan 26

Every 1000 years, the Gods’ Council assemble to decide the fate of humanity. After 7 million years of human history, the gods come to the decision that humans are irredeemable and must be extinct. Starring Kellen Goff, Laura Post, Chris Edgerly 

Shotgun Wedding (Prime) Rated R
Release Date: Jan 27

A couple’s extravagant destination wedding is hijacked by criminals. In the process of saving their families, they rediscover why they fell in love in the first place. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Lenny Kravitz 

Shrinking: Season 1  (Apple TV+) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 27

A grieving therapist starts to tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge changes to people’s lives – including his own. Starring Harrison Ford, Jason Segel, Jessica Williams 

Lockwood & Co. (Netflix) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 27

A tiny startup, run by two teenage boys and a newly arrived, supremely psychically gifted girl, a renegade trio destined to unravel a mystery that will change the course of history. Starring Luke Treadaway, Morven Christie, Ruby Stokes 

You People (Netflix) Rated R
Release Date: Jan 27

Follows a new couple and their families, who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences. Starring Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy 

Kings of Jo’burg: Season 2 (Netflix) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 27

The Masire brothers rule Johannesburg’s criminal underworld but a supernatural family curse and a tangled web of betrayal threaten to destroy them. Starring Shona Ferguson, Zolisa Xaluva, Sello Sebotsane


The Snow Girl (Netflix) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 27

During the Cavalcade of the Magi parade, the Martín family’s daughter Amaya disappears. Journalist Miren takes on the case, determined to find her. Starring Milena Smit, Loreto Mauleón, Jose Coronado 

Life Upside Down (AMC+) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 27

Three couples who know one another are stuck at home during the beginning of lockdown. Jonathan, Clarissa and Paul will see their lives turned upside-down, forced to look at each other and ultimately at themselves. Starring Bob Odenkirk, Radha Mitchell, Danny Huston 

Nate Bargatze: Hello World  (Prime) Rated NR
Release Date: Jan 31

“The Nicest Man in Stand-Up” is back with a comedy special filmed at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, AZ. Starring Nate Bargatze

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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