Our top picks from January's releases
When you fancy relaxing in front of the telly, here are our top picks of the newest content to hit Netflix this month.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Netflix’s incredibly faithful adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s 13-book children’s classic finally came to an end this month, with the last seven episodes released on January 1st.
The show has followed the dreary misadventures of the three Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, taking place after the deaths of their parents in a fire that also claimed their home. The three children have been relentlessly pursued by Count Olaf, played to perfection by Neil Patrick Harris, whose ultimate goal is to gain control of the vast Baudelaire inheritance before the children come of age. Truly fantastic viewing!
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
If you love cleaning tips, Netflix has just the show for you. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo was released on January 1st, and follows Marie, a Japanese organising consultant, as she visits several families to help them organise and tidy their homes.
Kondo is endearing and helpful, evidenced by how a number of charity shops across the US saw their number of donations increase significantly in the immediate wake of the show's release. If you need some inspiration to get your home in mint condition, this show is the perfect guide, plus it’s highly entertaining.
Somewhat of a cult classic, Pacific Rim is a 2013 monster movie directed by the legendary Guillermo del Toro. Set in a near future when Earth is at war with colossal sea monsters which have emerged from an interdimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, humanity has united to create the Jaegers – gigantic humanoid mechanoids, each controlled by at least two pilots.
Focusing on the war's later days, the story follows Raleigh Becket, a washed-up Jaeger pro called out of retirement and teamed with rookie pilot Mako Mori as part of a last-ditch effort to save humanity.
Currently the talk of the internet due to its uniquely American aesthetic despite being set in England, Sex Education is a new British comedy-drama series created by Laurie Nunn that focuses on a socially awkward teenage virgin who sets up a clinic to help out his students with their many problems, inspired by his sex therapist mother.
Starring the great Gillian Anderson and young talent Asa Butterfield, Sex Education is the perfect TV binge to help you beat those January blues.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
People’s interest in true crime shows no sign of slowing down, which means we’re being treated to an abundance of new documentaries and movies focusing on some of the worst criminals the world has ever dealt with.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will be available to stream from January 24th. The four-part documentary series relies heavily on real police tapes recorded back when Bundy was caught, offering unsettling insight into the warped way this killer’s mind worked. Disturbing yet unmissable!