January 1, 2020 6:39 am

Best Netflix shows streaming this month (January 2020)

Credit: Netflix

With a market full of choices, it can be hard to find the right content to watch, and that’s why we’ve picked out the best Netflix shows streaming this month.

Netflix is the one service constantly delivering new shows to its audience. Some might even say it delivers too much and not enough quality. However, this list of top-quality original shows proves Netflix remains the one service cord-cutters shouldn’t get rid of.

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#10. AJ and the Queen (January 10th)

Considering the massive global popularity of RuPaul Drag Race, this comedy show could end up as the most talked-about during the first quarter of 2020. The creative team of RuPaul and Michael Patrick King, of The Comeback and Sex and the City fame, will likely have a big hit on their hands. Check out the trailer below:

#9. October Faction (January 23rd)

October Faction is from the producers of V-Wars, a vampire series that hit Netflix in 2019. If it’s anything like V-Wars, the show will be B-movie quality, but very binge-worthy. October Faction, like V-Wars, is based on a comic series about a retired monster hunter and his family that consists of a killer, a witch, and a warlock. Talk about dysfunctional.

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#8. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (January 24th)

Remove the activist friends from the show, and the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina would rank higher. Blatant political agenda and entertainment don’t mix. Despite that, the rest of the show is quirky and fun. If you’re looking for some witchcraft, devil-worshiping, and good triumphing over evil, this could be the perfect show to jump into. Be warned, though: you do have three seasons to catch up on.

#7. Giri/Hagi (January 10th)

The show focuses on a detective from Tokyo heading to London to protect his brother. It’s a simple premise that puts a Yakuza thriller in a new setting. From the early reviews, critics are raving about it, and the trailer had me at “from the producers of Chernobyl.” If Giri/Hagi is half the show of the HBO epic is, it will be memorable. Plus, it has the delectable Kelly McDonald.

#6. Dracula (January 4th)

As a massive Sherlock fan, show creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s reworking of Bram Stoker’s Dracula gets a high ranking on potential alone. If their three-part miniseries can match their interpretation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, then Dracula could be something special.

#5. BoJack Horseman (January 31st)

Part two of BoJack Horseman‘s sixth and final season hits January 31st, and if you’ve never watched it, you’re missing out. Yes, it’s a cartoon, but one that builds into a real deep, meaningful and satirical look at modern life. In a time when mental health is being pushed, there should be a campaign to put BoJack Horseman in front of everyone. Simply put, this isn’t just one of the best Netflix shows this month — it’s probably the best-animated show this decade.

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#4. Grace and Frankie (January 15th)

If you’ve not been watching Grace and Frankie, what have you been doing? It’s Netflix longest-running comedy, and now onto it’s sixth and last season. If you’re on the fence, know that it’s a show by Marta Kauffman of Friends fame. It stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, and Martin Sheen. Most of all, know that it is hilarious and a show everyone should be sad to see finish.

#3. Messiah (January 1st)

So much is known about Messiah already — specifically the show’s plot twist, which was accidentally revealed via Twitter and eagle-eyed trailer watchers. If you don’t want to know the big secret, avoid the link below. What we can say without spoilers is that the Messiah is a show about a CIA operative who is tracking a charismatic man who stirs political unrest and starts a global movement. It looks fantastic despite the accidental reveal.

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#2. Medical Police (January 10th)

Ignore the terrible name. The show is a comedy based around the stupidity of medical doctors being on the front line of detective work. Think Diagnosis Murder but where it ridicules itself. One of the executive producers is David Wain, who wrote Childrens Hospital, Newsreaders, and Stella. Check out the trailer below to see why it ranks second on my list of best Netflix shows this month.

#1. Sex Education (January 17th)

Sex Education is back! For those who missed the first season, you’ve got time to go back and watch before Season 2 premieres. The show is all about teenagers coming to terms with their sexuality. It sounds terrible, but the way it is done makes it accessible, relatable, and hilarious even for old conservatives like me. Out of all the shows I’m waiting for in 2020, Season 2 of Sex Education tops my list.

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