Whether it's the lazy days during lockdown or the cosy winter nights on the sofa, there is always a good excuse to spend your time indulging in a new series (or two) on Netflix, this January. There's no need to spend hours endlessly scrolling, we have done the hard work for you and have shared our top recommendations for shows that cater to any mood.
Inspired by Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels, Bridgerton is the show that everyone has been talking about and the number 1 series to watch on Netflix today. Telling the tale of wealth, lust and betrayal through the eyes of eight close knit siblings of the Bridgerton family, looking for love and happiness in London’s high society. Set in the backdrop of Regency Era England, this period piece has it all. Having only eight episodes, each one leaves you wanting more. This series is perfect to binge on over a long lazy weekend during lockdown.
2. Death to 2020
In case living through 2020 wasn’t enough, from the creators of Black Mirror, this landmark ‘mockumentary’ allows us to re-live all of the mad glory of the year 2020 through a comedic retrospective. Featuring an A-list cast of actors including, Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Grant and Lisa Kudrow, this film provides a funny, sarcastic and brilliant bout of dark humour to lighten your mood this January.
3. The Queen's Gambit
This might just be the show of the year. The Queen's Gambit tells the story of prodigious introvert, Beth Harmon, who was orphaned at the age of nine, who discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960’s USA. This TV mini-series, provides a brilliant and unique story that will leave you wanting more.
4. Tiny Pretty Things
Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this mystery drama series, based on the novel of the same name by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. This drama packed series follows the world of an elite ballet academy with a dark contemporary edge where an attack on the star student ignites a world of lies, betrayal and cutthroat competition.
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