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27 Thrilling Netflix Shows To Binge-Watch In Singapore This January

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

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Whether you love drama, crime or comedy, Netflix Singapore is buzzing with some of your favourite genres right now! Grab your takeout, popcorn and treats and start streaming some of the most iconic shows available. Here are 27 of the most exciting shows to watch on Netflix Singapore this month.

1. The Witcher

If you liked Game Of Thrones, you’ll love this show which just released its second season. It follows the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), who is a monster hunter with special powers. In a world full of wicked people, season two examines life after the Battle of Sodden when Geralt takes Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) to a safehouse, away from evil kings, elves, wicked humans and demons who battle for power outside.

2. The Journalist

On January 13, follow this epic new series that showcases a dedicated journalist in Japan, who doggedly pursues the truth about government corruption and scandal. However, she comes up against powerful forces, who seek to neutralize her reporting.

3. Cheer

Season two of this gripping docuseries drops on January 12. It follows the highs and lows of the Navarro College cheer team in Texas. The release of season one brought the team worldwide fame. Therefore, you’ll get insight into the aftermath of this. Equally, fans will get to see the teams take on Jerry Harris, who played a key role in season one. In September 2020, Harris was accused of child sexual exploitation and abuse, he remains in prison, and could face up to 30 years in jail.

4. Hype House

This new reality series follows the real-life TikTok megastars based in the Hype House mansion in Los Angeles. See the crazy world of content creation, fame and members relationships with one another. Featuring Nikita Dragun, Chase Hudson, Thomas Petrou and many more. Certainly, you need to binge-watch this Netflix show on January 7.

5. Emily In Paris

If you haven’t jumped on the Emily In Paris hype, time to binge-watch Season one and two of this Emmy-nominated series. Chicago marketing executive, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), works for her company’s team in Paris. From fashion to travel, feminism and romance…it has all the ingredients to make us totally jealous as we pine for an international escape.

6. Hellbound

Indeed, the South Korea film industry is taking Netflix by storm. This new supernatural series just knocked Squid Game off the top of Netflix’s list. It illustrates a cult with twisted beliefs called The New Truth. They recruit people for a broadcasted trip to hell. Meanwhile, mysterious hellish angels that take the form of gorillas tend to appear out of nowhere to kill condemned individuals.

7. Narcos: Mexico

This is the third and final season installment of the Narcos spin-off. Set in the 1990s, season three follows the Mexican drug war that breaks out after Miguel Angel Felix’s imprisonment. It showcases the brutality of murder, the emergence of new drug cartels in a flawed political environment, escalating violence, and a new generation of Mexican drug key players. Definitely, one of the best new Netflix shows.

8. Tiger King 2

This documentary follows a real-life zoo owner, the famous Joe Exotic, as he battles with his enemy Carole Baskin, an animal rights campaigner in America. Unfortunately, Joe is currently serving 22 years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to murder Baskin, and other violations involving animals. Season two examines what happens next after Joe’s imprisonment.

9. The Chestnut Man

From the creators of The Killing, comes this spine chilling crime thriller series. Set in Copenhagen, it follows a vicious murderer who leaves clues of a doll, matchsticks and chestnuts at each crime scene. Two detectives race against the clock to try and stop this killer, whose victims seem to be mothers only. Definitely, a must-watch on Netflix Singapore.

10. Money Heist

The world’s greatest heist has come to an end in Spain. Watch as the criminal mastermind, The Professor (Alvaro Morte) plans a robbery on the Royal Mint of Spain and the Bank of Spain. Certainly, you’ll feel the tension through epic performances by iconic Spanish actors. Undeniably, you’ll be left on the edge of your seat with the plot twists.

11. Locke & Key

In season one, after defeating darkness and awakening their magic powers in their ancestral home, Keyhouse. The Locke siblings are seen enjoying their time, until the demon they defeated in season one makes a comeback. Certainly, their free time quickly takes a dark twist. Starring Conor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, and more.

12. Squid Game

This disturbing but clever Korean drama series is the most watched Netflix show. It follows a group of people, in debt, who complete in bizarre survival games. The grand prize is $55 million and a chance to have a clean slate afterward. However, contestants must be tough and selfish in order to be the last one standing. Prepare for a lot of death, gore and graphic images.

13. Maid

The world is absorbing this new Netflix show that follows a young mother, Alex (Margaret Qualley), after she flees an abusive relationship. To support herself and her 3-year old daughter, Maddy, she takes on a cleaning job. Based on true events, this story is insightful, thought-provoking and relatable.

14. Sex Education

This sex comedy drama series follows a teenage boy, Otis (Asa Butterfield) with an embarrassing sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis, with help from a classmate, secretly and mistakenly sets up a sex therapy clinic at school in exchange for money which leads the storyline to follow. Indeed, the roll-off-the-couch-laughing type of humour you need this weekend.

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15. The Chair

You can watch this brand new comedy drama series from August 20. It follows Emmy award-winning Killing Eve star Sandra Oh as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim. Ji-Yoon has a new job as the first-ever woman Chair of the English department at Pembroke University. However, it comes with a unique set of challenges, especially the fact she is one of the few staff members of colour at the university.

16. You Season 3

This American psychological thriller first hit screens back in 2018. Expect ex New York bookstore manager, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), running from his murderous past, living in a Californian suburb with his new wife, Love (Victoria Pedretti) and newborn son. But Joe is unable to keep his toxic obsessions and infatuations at bay, and becomes interested in their next door neighbour.

17. Cobra Kai

Singaporeans absolutely love this American Emmy-nominated comedy drama show. Catch up on season one to three, because season four is coming on December 31. A sequel to The Karate Kid, it tells the tale of martial arts rivalries Johnny and Daniel, that started decades before during a tournament. Certainly, an unmissable Netflix show in Singapore.

18. Sex, Love & Goop

In an effort to make sex education more topical, Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow and a team of experts tackle bedroom taboos and help courageous couples adventure towards a more pleasurable sex life with deeper intimacy. This six-part reality series is relatable for both sexes. Likewise, you can learn new ways to increase intimacy using tools and methods through pleasurable sex.

19. Outer Banks 2

This series follows a group of teens in Outer Banks in North Carolina, who uncover secrets along with hidden gold in their hometown, which leads to devastating consequences. In Season two, you’ll find John B (Chase Stokes) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) hiding out in the Bahamas with everyone at home believing they are dead. Watch it to see what all the fuss is about.

20. Shadow And Bone

Game Of Thrones fans will adore this new Netflix fantasy series. Based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo, the storyline follows a powerful young witch, Alina played by Jessie Mei Li, who is sought after because she reveals magical powers that may unite the world from darkness. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest new shows to watch in Singapore and across the globe.

21. The Serpent

This iconic series is based on true events that took place in the 1970s along the Hippie Trail in South East Asia. Charles Sobhraj was a master murderer and con artist who posed as a gem dealer, committed an array of crimes, and preyed on innocent travellers, along with the help of his girlfriend. Tahar Rahim gives a breathtaking performance as Charles, who is eventually brought to justice. Certainly, the true crime series you cannot miss this month.

22. Lupin

You need to see this French mystery crime series, which follows a professional thief, Assane Diop, played by Omar Sy. He is the only son of an immigrant from Senegal, who came to France for a better life. However, after the death of his father, Assane seeks revenge. This leads the way for an epic two seasons to follow. Indeed, one of the best Netflix shows to watch in Singapore.

23. Stranger Things

Catch up on season one to three because season four is on its way this year. This American Sci-Fi series follows a group of kids who discover a supernatural purgatory called The Upsidedown, in their town after their friend disappears. Starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder and many more.

24. The Queens Gambit

People are obsessed with this show across the globe. Set in the Cold War era, an orphanage chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a vision of beauty, struggles with an addiction to wanting to become the greatest chess player in the world. This series showcases feminism and empowerment in a usually male-dominant industry.

25. Sweet Tooth

This fantasy series is based on the comic by Jeff Lemire. It follows a boy named Gus, who is part deer and part human, in a post-apocalyptic world. He ventures on a quest to find his mother in a virus-plagued society, meeting other humans and animal-children hybrids along the way. Absolutely, you’ll binge this series. In fact, you’ll be taken by surprise if fantasy isn’t your thing.

26. Ginny & Georgia

An awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) yearn to settle down in New England, after years on the run. Though, Georgia’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life. Certainly, this is one of the best new shows on Netflix Singapore.

27. The Crown

Since 2016, The Crown has portrayed the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her descendants. Season one begins with her life before her 1947 wedding to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and depicts events up to 1955. Expect historical moments, from Winston Churchill as prime minister to the Diana years. It showcases the brutally of politics and what it was like to be a strong woman in a 20th century man’s world. Indeed, one of the greatest Netflix shows to watch in Singapore today.

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