TV & Movies

What’s New on Netflix Canada—Plus, What’s Leaving—in January

Whether it’s meditating your way to Zen, learning the history of swear words, or attending magical boarding schools, Netflix Canada has all that you need to start 2021 off on the right foot (And it’s your very last chance to catch Crazy Rich Asians! Hurry!)

Everything that’s coming to Netflix Canada in January 2021

Date TBA: 50M2
Date TBA: Bonding, Season 2
Date TBA: Cobra Kai, Season 3
Date TBA: June & Kopi
Date TBA: The Netflix Afterparty
January 1: Dream Home Makeover, Season 2
January 1: Headspace Guide to Meditation
January 1: The Minimalists: Less Is Now
January 1: Monarca, Season 2
January 1: What Happened to Mr. Cha?
January 1: The Aviator
January 1: Blended
January 1: The Creative Brain
January 1: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
January 1: Daddy Day Care
January 1: First Man
January 1: Godzilla (2014)
January 1: Hostel: Part III
January 1: In the Cut
January 1: Jason and the Argonauts
January 1: John Wick
January 1: John Wick: Chapter 2
January 1: One Direction: This Is Us
January 1: Richie Rich
January 1: Robin Hood (2018)
January 1: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
January 1: Terminator Salvation
January 2: Asphalt Burning (Børning 3)
January 4: Abduction
January 5: Gabby’s Dollhouse
January 5: History of Swear Words
January 5: LA’s Finest, Season 1
January 5: ¡Nailed It! México, Season 3
January 5: Summerland
January 6: The Blues Brothers
January 6: The Mummy
January 6: The Mummy Returns
January 6: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
January 6: The Scorpion King
January 6: Surviving Death
January 6: Ted
January 6: Ted 2
January 6: Tony Parker: The Final Shot
January 6: Trainwreck
January 7: Escape Room
January 7: Pieces of a Woman
January 8: Charming
January 8: The Idhun Chronicles: Part 2
January 8: Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, Season 5
January 8: Lupin
January 8: Mighty Little Bheem
January 8: Pretend It’s a City
January 8: Stuck Apart (Azizler)
January 8: The Tax Collector
January 11: CRACK: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy
January 13: Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer
January 15: Bling Empire
January 15: Carmen Sandiego, Season 4
January 15: Disenchantment: Part 3
January 15: Double Dad (Pai Em Dobro)
January 15: Kuroko’s Basketball, Season 1
January 15: Miss Bala
January 15: Outside the Wire
January 15: Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure
January 16: Outlander, Season 5
January 19: Hello Ninja, Season 4
January 20: Daughter From Another Mother (Madre solo hay dos)
January 20: Spycraft
January 21: Call My Agent!, Season 4
January 21: Gigantosaurus, Season 1
January 21: Riverdale, Season 5
January 22: Blown Away, Season 2
January 22: Busted!, Season 3
January 22: Fate: The Winx Saga
January 22: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Season 2
January 22: So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! (Salir del ropero)
January 22: The White Tiger
January 23: Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)
January 26: Go Dog Go
January 26: Snowpiercer, Season 2
January 27: Penguin Bloom
January 29: Below Zero (Bajocero)
January 29: The Dig
January 29: Finding ‘Ohana
January 29: We Are: The Brooklyn Saints


Happy New Year!

A brand new year is here, with all sorts of new and exciting opportunities ahead. New faces, and new places, and maybe even some unexpected joys. I think we all deserve a chance to make this coming year the best one yet.  Somehow the pandemic managed to grind all my trademark cynicism down into…optimism? Who knew this was all it took (literally all of my ex-boyfriends).

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January is typically a pretty sleepy release window for most streamers, but there’s still buzzworthy content on Netflix Canada’s slate. Popular martial arts dramedies! Guided meditation classes! Creepy serial killer true crime! All available for you, plus so much more.

So duck under a cozy blanket, grab a snack and ease your way into the new year. You deserve it. Here, my top picks for what to watch on Netflix in January.

Cobra Kai, Season 3 (Date TBA)

This Karate Kid spin-off, which started as a YouTube Red sequel series that was then picked up by Netflix and—like CBC’s Schitt’s Creek and Lifetime’s You before it—transformed into a bonafide hit. And like those shows, it’s actually good! Netflix has now commissioned a third (and fourth) season of the martial arts dramedy about Karate antagonist Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), so expect this to be the series grabbing the eyeballs this month. (I also have an inexplicable crush on Zabka, which reminds me that I should probably book a therapy Zoom soon.)

Headspace Guide to Meditation (01/01)

Do you ever find yourself drifting off to an ASMR video on YouTube, and suddenly an ad pops up featuring adorable little shapes with British accents telling you to breathe more deeply? Those ads are for the incredibly successful meditation app Headspace, which has now spun itself off into an eight-part Netflix series! Join former Buddhist monk and current Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe as he leads us through the science of relaxation, mindfulness techniques and guided meditation sessions. (This series will be one of three to be released through Netflix, with the next focusing on sleep and the final being interactive. Exciting!)

The Minimalists: Less Is Now (01/01)

Now that you’ve uncluttered your mind with Headspace, you can unclutter your home by divesting yourself of all material goods! It’s almost like the brain queens at Netflix knew what they were doing releasing this content together during resolutions season…. This doc features friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus as they celebrate the power of living with less. (Hopefully this works out better than the Marie Kondo craze, as I still miss the half of my wardrobe that I dumped last January.)

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History of Swear Words (01/05)

F**k! S**t! C**k! I’m swearing at you right now, and isn’t it fun? And kinda naughty? Well, get ready to earn your m*****f***ing doctorate in foul language with this b****in’ six-episode Netflix original series hosted by none other than Nicholas G*dd**n Cage that “explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words.” Joel Kim Booster, Nikki Glaser, Nick Offerman and Sarah Silverman are just some of the celeb talent in this thing. Go f**kin’ watch it already!

Pieces of a Woman (01/07)

If you wore turtlenecks in high school, smoked cigarettes and watched art films at the local gallery, chances are you (like me) enjoy a good thinker this time of year. Behold! Pieces of a Woman, about a home birth that goes horribly wrong at the hands of a flustered midwife. Sounds…devastating. Hot off its positive reception at last year’s Venice International Film Festival, the film comes to Netflix, and features powerhouses Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn giving their best work.

Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer (01/13)

I feel like y’all know me well enough now to know that I would include this serial killer documentary on this list. Because even as we’re meditating and de-cluttering ourselves into a fantastic new year, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of the darkness that lies in the hearts of some men, y’know? Following the two key detectives in the Night Stalker case as they hunt down human horror story Richard Ramirez, this series promises to be chilling and unsettling and will probably keep me up for a few weeks. (I mean, the trailer using a slowed-down version of Banarama’s “Cruel Summer” certainly helps in making the skin crawl.)

Riverdale, Season 5 (01/21)

As the incredibly detailed plot synopsis offered up by Netflix puts it, “Archie and the gang are back for another season of this teen drama. New episodes weekly.” Couldn’t have said it better myself! I feel like if you haven’t boarded this train already, you probably won’t know… but, ooooooooh, what a ride. The new season course-corrects for the COVID-abbreviated fourth season with a time jump after that episode where…a teacher was stabbed to death? I think? It’s been a while, so you’ll just have to watch to find out…

Fate: The Winx Saga (01/22)

A series about “the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their magical powers while navigating love, rivalries and the monsters that threaten their very existence.” Well, then. From The Vampire Diaries’ Brian Young, this series is apparently a live-action reimagining of an Italian cartoon, which has to be one of the wildest sources of adapted intellectual property I’ve seen in a long time. But…it’ll probably be a hit? I have a feeling.

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Plus, make sure you catch these titles before they’re gone for good!

Everything that’s leaving Netflix in January

Leaving January 5: Crazy Rich Asians
Leaving January 5: The Nun
Leaving January 8: Mary Poppins Returns
Leaving January 15: Waco: Limited Series
Leaving January 24: Captain America: The First Avenger
Leaving January 31: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Leaving January 31: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Leaving January 31: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Leaving January 31: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2