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What to Watch: New Netflix Shows for Families This January

Cuddle up with the fam to watch these new shows

Vicky McDonald
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Published on: December 29, 2021

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January marks the start of another new year, but if all that cold and wintry weather makes you want to hibernate, we won’t judge you!  If you need a jammie day on the couch this January, there are plenty of new shows for you to tuck into. The latest batch of TV shows from Netflix has something for everyone — from the youngest tots to the pickiest teens to the jaded parents. Here’s a sneak peek at all the new shows coming to Netflix this January.  

  • Jan. 4: “Action Pack” — This animated series for preschoolers is about a group of kids who use their superpowers to make the world a better place. 
  • Jan. 5: “Rebelde” — This Mexican series about an elite high school is based on a popular original soap opera, and features lots of music, passion and drama. It might be a good one for your romance-loving teen.
  • Jan. 6: “Dota: Dragon’s Blood” (Season 2) —  A brand-new season of the video game adaptation of Valve’s MOBA. This one is based on Book 2. 
  • Jan. 7 “Hype House” — Ever wondered what it’s like to be one of the world's biggest social media stars? This reality/documentary series peeks into the lives of social influencers. 
  • Jan. 14: “Blippi Collection” — If you’ve got a Blippi fan in the house, they’ll be excited to know that “Blippi: Adventure” and “Blippi’s School Supply Scavenger Hunt” will be landing in January. 
  • Jan. 14: “Riverdance: The Animated Adventure” (2021) — “Riverdance” was a hit with the grown-ups a couple of years ago, but will it be a hit with the kids? This new animated adventure movie is about an Irish boy and Spanish girl dancing their way around a mythical world.
  • Jan. 18: “Mighty Express: Train Trouble” — This new spin-off of the kids’ train-based animated series will keep your little ones chugging through January.
  • Jan. 21: “Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series” (Part 2)  —  A  new batch of episodes from the “Pokémon Master Journeys” season.
  • Jan. 21: “That Girl Lay Lay” (Season 1) — This cute series from Nickelodeon follows Sadie and her magical friend Lay Lay. 
  • Jan. 25:  “Ada Twist, Scientist” (Season 2) — The second series of episodes of this popular animated kids learning show created by Christine Nee(best known as the creator of “Doc McStuffins”).
  • Jan. 28: “Angry Birds: Summer Madness” (Season 1) — Yes, you read that right: the latest installment from the “Angry Birds” series is all about summer. Madness!

For the parents

  • Jan 14: “Archive 81” — An archivist gets a job restoring old videotapes and discovers the work of a filmmaker and her investigation into a dangerous cult.  
  • Jan 14: “After Life” (Season 3)  — The final season of the beloved British comedy series from Ricky Gervais. It’s a bittersweet series with a lot of heart. 
  • Jan. 14: “The House” (Season 1) — This new stop-motion animated anthology series promises to be a very different type of dark comedy. It features Helena Bonham Carter and Miranda Richardson. 
  • Jan. 21: “Ozark” (Season 4 – Part 1)  — The first half of the final season of Ozark, Netflix’s crime drama starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.

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