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The best series to watch on Netflix in January

After the pandemic of 2020 ravaged the globe, there was a sincere sense of hope for 2021. Sadly, it turned out that we weren’t quite in the clear yet. Although we are still trying to be optimistic, nothing apart from films and series can provide solace as we head into 2022.

With an interesting lineup of Netflix Originals for 2022, besides a charming and promising set of Original series to arrive this year, it is essential to acknowledge Netflix’s constant valiant efforts to add new titles to their shelves for our audio-visual pleasure. 

In January 2022, hordes of films and series have been added to Netflix. We are excited to bid bittersweet farewells to fan favourites like Ozark and After Life while immersing ourselves in new series that entails quite a lot of bizarre dark comedy. 

Here are the five new Netflix series you must watch in January 2022: 

5 new Netflix series you must watch in January 2022:

Ozark season 4 

After a riveting three-season run, the escapades of the Byrde family, headed by Marty Byrde, are finally coming to an end. With the fourth season being the curtain call for the show, the first segment is slated for a release on January 21st, 2022. Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz and more, the fourth season hints at the snowball effect, mind-boggling violence and complicated narrative plotlines. 

This highly-anticipated season finale will see the Byrde family finally getting rid of the dark criminal underbelly they found themselves getting associated with. The final season will answer the long-standing question regarding whether the Byrdes will escape unscathed or be completely consumed by the rage of the ruthless Ozarks. 

After Life season 3

Netflix recently unveiled the third and final season trailer of Ricky Gervais’s After Life to bid an emotional adieu to the bittersweet comedy series. The series will premiere on Netflix on January 14th, 2022, and will mark the end of a new beginning as Gervais will commence a new production with the streamer.

According to the trailer, Gervais’ Tony will be seen pandering over a lot of memories and regrets in his life while thinking of conceding to his father’s last wishes and scattering his ashes on a trip. Starring Gervais and Penelope Wilton, among others, the third and final season will see yet another set of delightful interactions surrounding life, God, death, love and the afterlife before coming to an emotional close with its cynical and hilarious protagonist at the centre. 

The House 

You simply have to watch Netflix’s stop-motion dark comedy anthology series The House. It is a place where the stories are based in the same house and revolves around different sets of characters. The eccentric comedy sees incredibly talented actors like Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Goode, Mark Heap, Jarvis Cocker, Susan Wokoma and more. 

The series will revolve around the tale of three generations of the same family and will debut on Netflix on January 14th. The trailer itself is quite unsettling and promises a never-before-seen premise that most likely deserves our undivided attention. 

Archive 81 

Also releasing on January 14th, 2022, Archive 81 is inspired by a titular fictional 2018 podcast that recorded three seasons of psychological horror stories. The series revolves around an archivist who must restore damaged tapes back from 1994. In this endeavour, he finds himself putting together the work of a filmmaker as she investigates a sinister cult. 

This ignites in the archivist to find the filmmaker and save her from a fated ending. Starring Dina Shihabi, Ariana Neal, Evan Jonigkeit and others, the series is a perfectly thrilling way to kickstart the new year with a bit of horror and madness on the way! 

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window 

This upcoming dark comedy thriller miniseries might be a turn-off due to the humongous title, but if you wait patiently till January 28th, 2022, to give it a watch, you will probably understand that it is completely worth it.

With a talented cast comprising Kristen Bell, Tom Riley, mary Holland and more, the eight half-hour long episodes of these miniseries is said to bear a bloody, gruesome and delightful time as it borrows heavily from masterpieces like Hitchcock’s Rear Window, with a premise much similar to Netflix’s The Woman in the Window. 

In the series, a woman is seen leading a despairing existence without much vibrance in her life as she watches life pass by via her window. However, she starts to find interest in the new handsome neighbour and his daughter as they move into the house across the street. Soon, the woman witnesses an alleged murder that turns her life upside down.  

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