This happens to be the best year or month if you’re planning to get a Netflix membership or wanting a new series to binge-watch. This list comprises the “best” new Netflix original TV series releasing before the fall of this January. As this site is more about content and less small talk, let’s dive in right away.
The list contains all shows released after the point of 18th January to keep it fresh, and only new releases bear in mind. No entry of previously released seasons.
I. Playing with Fire: Season 1 |JAN 22
If you have a bad attitude, get ready to get it adjusted, getting slammed on your back on the floor, in this epic comedy starring John Cena playing firefighter is charged with responsibility to babysit. Maybe the baby cries enough he won’t need a fire truck or hose for his next burning building.
II. SAINT SEIYA: KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC |JAN 23
This one is for the fans. Finally, a popular manga series is translated into a Netflix anime.
The graphics and animation in this series is unreal. If you have not watched a good anime before, this might be a good starting point, especially if you don’t know anything about Greek Mythology.
The story follows five mystical warriors who have sworn to defend the reincarnation of Athena in a battle against Olympic Gods, empowered by mystical energy called Cosmo.
The series will see a sequel coming in next year, and I can bet with certainty this will be the best anime show this year has to offer. So don’t miss on this one, folks!
III. RISE OF EMPIRES: OTTOMAN |JAN 24
This show is an all-rounder. Whether you’re a history buff or like excellent cinematography or acting, this show has it all.
Displaying a phenomenal cast, Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün plays lead role here. She is a recipient of many awards, and one of the most dazzling Turkish beauties to ever come on screen and the highest paid as well, alongside Selim Bayraktar and Bikram Sokullu.
The story follows the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire, mainly focused around 15’Th century – the period of the Sultans. A period that greatly changed the course of history.
As if that isn’t enough to spark curiosity, Charles Dance, Lord Tywin from Game of Thrones, is the narrator of this epic tale.
IV. NEXT IN FASHION – Netflix Original |JAN 29
Do you want epic fashion tips and want to be more glamorous than Gossip Girls? The show takes us into the competitive field of fashion designing with real references, talks, and brands. Where one must come up with a visionary idea and style or get left behind in the industry. Model turned real-life fashion designer Alexa Chung stars in this epic fashion clash down.
V. The Stranger: Season 1 |JAN 30
Based on Harlan Coben’s novel of the same name finally sees life. A man’s life has plummeted into an abyss after a shocking revelation from a stranger about his spouse.
It’s a pure thriller in an expanse of 8 episodes, which is 60 minutes each. You’ll have no nails left to be chewing on by the time you are through.
VI. LUNA NERA – Netflix Original |JAN 31
For those who are unfamiliar or unsuspecting on the use of magic! This Italian drama is based on a true story on the life of Luna Nera, a teenager accused of practicing witchcraft, who must choose between fulfilling her destiny or her star-crossed love.
VII. Ragnarok – Netflix Original |JAN 31
Wait, what two Netflix original new series on the same day? What a perfect way to close the first month of this special year. Ragnarok is a coming of age story which riffs on Norse Mythology and unnatural weather patterns.