12 New Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch in January
Summer holidays mean lazy weekends spent binge-watching a new television show, right? Sure, you could soak up the sun, but sometimes you just want to stay inside and watch something absorbing.
Maybe you've already binged Emily in Paris or The Witcher and you're in desperate need of a new show to watch. Thankfully, the new year is bringing a whole range of exciting television to sink your teeth in, including the return of a few Bed Threads must-watch series.
From a mystery thriller with Jamie Dornan to the second season of Euphoria, 2022 is set to start off with a bang. Here’s our pick of the month’s best series.
12 Best TV Shows to Watch in January 2022
1. The Hook Up Plan Season 3
How much do we love this show? Let us count the ways. The Hook Up Plan was one of the original ‘Paris Porn’ Netflix series, before we all fell in love with Lupin, Emily In Paris and Call My Agent.
A romantic comedy about a woman whose friends hire her a gorgeous male escort in order to help get over a breakup – Pretty Woman energy, much? – this show is sexy, silly and so much fun. We adore it. This is the final season and we’re truly not ready to say goodbye.
When can I watch it? January 1 on Netflix
2. The Tourist
Jamie Dornan. Danielle Macdonald. Shalom Brune-Franklin. Damon Herriman. There’s a fantastic cast in this Killing Eve-esque comedy-thriller, set in the outback of Australia where a British tourist finds himself mysteriously adrift, with no memory as to how he got there, or why he’s being chased.
Dornan is having a bit of a moment, since starring in the acclaimed film Belfast he’s picked up Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations, and so expect anticipation for this pacey thriller to be high.
When can I watch it? January 2 on Stan
3. Call The Midwife Season 11
There’s a reason this show, set in the ‘50s at a clinic for new mothers in East London, has endured for so many years. It’s the best kind of comfort watching, cosy and supportive and warm, spirit-lifting viewing for those times when you really, really need it.
Call The Midwife is the perfect combination of high drama – when is having a baby ever anything but? – and low stakes (village fairs, nativity plays, neighbourly gossip, etc), and we love it for that.
When can I watch it? January 3 on BBC First
4. The Cleaning Lady
Based on a beloved Argentinian television series, The Cleaning Lady follows a doctor from Cambodia who becomes a cleaning woman for mobsters working in America’s organised crime system in order to pay for medical treatment for her young son. Gripping and propulsive, it’s a true binge watch.
When can I watch it? January 5 on Foxtel
5. Euphoria Season 2
Hear ye, hear ye… Euphoria is back. The beloved teen series starring Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Maude Apatow, Alexa Demie, Sydney Sweeney and Hunter Schafer is returning for a second season this month. Everything you loved about Euphoria will be found in these new episodes: drama, antics, love and high school. We predict this one will be the talk of the month.
When can I watch it? January 10 on Binge
6. The Righteous Gemstones Season 2
This cult favourite show centres on the televangelist family Gemstones, who are trying to protect their empire from forces outside their stronghold. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the leader of the family, with Adam Devine of Pitch Perfect fame in a key supporting role. We love this hilarious show and are so glad that it’s back for a second season.
When can I watch it? January 10 on Foxtel
7. Wolf Like Me
Stan has another big original series debuting in January: the quirky and eccentric drama Wolf Like Me, filmed in Australia last year starring Isla Fisher and Josh Gad. The series centres on Gary, a single father, and Mary, a woman with a dark secret, who meet and start to fall in love.
What will happen if their lives come together? This six episode dramedy is written by Australian creative Abe Forsyth and is being called a genre shakeup.
When can I watch it? January 13 on Stan
8. Why Women Kill Season 2
Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives, is the man behind this anthology series, whose first season starred Lucy Liu. This new season takes a bit of a time shift and focuses on a new set of murders taking place in 1949. Come for the juicy crime narrative but stay for the gorgeous costumes and production design.
When can I watch it? January 15 on SBS On Demand
9. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Muggles, rejoice! It's been 20 years since the first Harry Potter film was released and to celebrate fans can watch the magical reunion special on Binge. This 100-minute special features interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint alongside behind-the-scenes footage, and more.
When can I watch it? January 1 on Now
10. Ozark Season 4
The final season of Ozark, starring Jason Bateman, Julia Garner and Laura Linney, will be split into two seven episode halves, with the first debuting on Netflix at the end of January.
It’s an interesting strategy, but is sure to keep Ozark superfans hooked throughout the year as they wait for the final half of their beloved show, about a family running a money laundering enterprise for the mob in the middle of the Missouri Ozarks.
When can I watch it? January 21 on Netflix
11. Billions Season 6
If you’ve found yourself longing for a lifestyles of the rich and the famous show to sink your teeth into now that Succession has finished, get ready to binge season six of Billions.
he beloved blockbuster series is back after a cliffhanger of a season finale, in which Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) wrestled his way to the top of New York’s financial throne. Will he be able to stay there?
When can I watch it? January 24 on Stan
12. The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window
What a title. The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window is a clever skewering of all the tropes in thriller movies, from Gone Girl to The Woman In the Window and The Girl On The Train. Kristen Bell and Tom Riley star in this fun binge-watch for anyone who genuinely can’t get enough of female-led whodunnits.
When can I watch it? January 28 on Netflix
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