Top 10 Shows to Stream on Netflix in January

Stranger Things on Netflix

Whats on Netflix – TV Show Top 10 Highlights

Looking for the next great show to stream on Netflix? You’re lucky. The streaming giant has an ever-expanding library at your disposal. Although smaller than the US one, it still packs tons of great entertainment, especially when it comes to the service’s original productions. From gritty sci-fi series to laugh-out-loud comedies, there’s something for everyone.

You’re in for a jam-packed month with Netflix’s latest offerings, both original and other highly-acclaimed TV shows. Kicking things off the return of your favourite girls of wrestling with GLOW. If that’s not enough, you can also stream other in demand shows, which include MINDHUNTER and Orange Is the New Black.

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  • GLOW
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Stranger Things
  • Money Heist
  • Queer Eye
  • The Last Czar
  • The Great Hack
  • Designated Survivor
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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1. The Crown

Olivia Colman becomes Queen Elizabeth for the third series of Netflix’s The Crown. The third and fourth series will span the years 1964 to 1976 of the queen’s reign. This season is expected to cover the decade after the 1963 scandal – touching on everything from the decolonisation of Africa and the Caribbean to Apollo 11’s moon landing in 1969. When it comes to relationships, this series will see the tumultuous marriage of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, as well as a grown-up Charles and Anne.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A compelling take on the British monarchy
  • Details: 3 seasons
  • Genre: Drama, History




2. The End of the F***ing World

A new season of The End of the F***ing World is here and there’s a myriad of ways on how it can turn out this time around — and especially after that shocking season 1 finale that implied James’ death. Alyssa is still considered as an outlaw and it would be interesting to see how her life turns out after James — or with James, if he turns out to still be alive. 

  • Kelly’s Rundown: An addicting teen series with a unique storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat
  • Details: 2 seasons
  • Genre: Teen drama




3. Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black

Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. While in her mid-30s, she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Depicts the justice system of America which is definitely not for the squeamish
  • Details: 7 seasons, 91 episodes
  • Genre: Comedy drama




4. Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Consisting of only eight episodes this third season, this season will also see a more intimate take on the characters’ journey — but not without the occasional heart-stopping horror that viewers have come to love about the show. Speaking of action, much of it is said to happen at the newly built Starcourt Mall in Hawkins. The Mind Flayer will also be back in what the creators and actors are dubbing as the “grossest” and most “brutal” season to date.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: One of the best series to binge watch on Netflix
  • Details: 3 seasons, 25 episodes
  • Genre: Science fiction, Horror, Period drama




5. Money Heist

Money Heist

A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history — to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose. The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategise to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the robbers prepare for a showdown with the police.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Witness the biggest heist in television history
  • Details: 3 seasons, 23 episodes
  • Genre: Crime drama, Thriller, Heist




6. Queer Eye

Queer Eye

More than a decade after the original series went off the air, Netflix reboots the “Queer Eye” franchise with a new Fab Five and a new setting, trading in the concrete jungle of New York City for communities in and around Atlanta. The style experts forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them, leading to moments of social commentary interspersed with style advice. Advising people in need of lifestyle makeovers are food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France and culture expert Karamo Brown, who reality TV fans may recognize as one of the housemates on “The Real World: Philadelphia.”

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Let the Fab Five inspire you with their tear jerking and emotionally charged makeovers
  • Details: 4 seasons, 33 episodes
  • Genre: Reality television




7. The Last Czar

The Last Czar

When social upheaval sweeps Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending the Romanov dynasty.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: An entertaining and well-acted depiction of the high-ranking aristocrats in Russia
  • Details: 1 season, 6 episodes
  • Genre: Documentary




8. The Great Hack

The Great Hack

Exploring how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolise the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as uncovered by journalist Carole Cadwalladr.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A fascinating documentary on the Cambridge Analytica data scandal
  • Details: 1 episode
  • Genre: Documentary




9. Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor

As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary — who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event — finds himself promoted to leader of the free world.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Where politics, drama, action and suspense mix perfectly together
  • Details: 3 seasons, 53 episodes
  • Genre: Political thriller, Political drama, Conspiracy thriller




10. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and try to save their world.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Enjoy the all new adventures in the world of Thra
  • Details: 1 season, 10 episodes
  • Genre: Fantasy




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Netflix is constantly growing, so you’d probably need to devote entire weeks of your life to catch up on everything that’s on offer. Still, these 10 series are a great start. Acclaimed and addictive, they’ll keep you coming back from more. Get your binge on!


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