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What’s New on Netflix Canada in January

Welcome to 2020, people

Netflix Canada January 2020

A scene from Netflix Original Spinning Out (Photo: Netflix)

Congrats, everyone! We made it! 2020, huh? Who knew?!?

And once you’ve officially survived the holidays, survived your relatives and survived a surplus of carbohydrates, you can handle pretty much anything. All those lingering holiday bills? No worries—you’ve got this! Your self-improvement plans that slowly morphed into new year’s resolutions via procrastination and the passage of time? You’re on top of it! Any existential crises brought on by seeing your ex and his new partner out for dinner at your favourite restaurant, possibly kissing, maybe engaged? Please. New year, new you.

Well, thankfully Netflix is the one true constant in our lives, and in January they’re back with even more fabulous offerings. Returning favourites, newbies, classics. Aim for self-improvement, but if you don’t leave your couch, we’ll understand.

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What’s new on Netflix Canada January 1

HOT PICK: Messiah

This thriller is about a CIA agent investigating a man who appears, for all intents and purposes, to be a modern-day Messiah. This series has a lot of buzz around it, although I’m mostly just curious to see a) where they can go from the initial pitch that isn’t a story we’ve seen before, and b) how they can handle all of this with the sensitivity it requires. At the very least, consider me intrigued.

Nisman: Death of a Prosecutor

The Circle

American Graffiti

Curious George

HOT PICK: Spinning Out

Imagine Black Swan in the world of competitive figure skating, but dial the soapiness up to ten, and you’ll basically have the new Netflix original Spinning Out. The premise is a juicy one: After an accident takes a high-level skater off the competition track, she decides to continue her career as a pairs skater, even as she “risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life.” Bring on the unravelling!

Definitely, Maybe

Drugs, Inc., Season 6

Ghost Stories

Line of Duty, Season 5

Mamma Mia!

Manhattan Murder Mystery

Maze Runner: Death Cure

Saint Seiya, Seasons 4–5

The 15:17 to Paris

The Imitation Game

The Post

Vikings, Seasons 1–2

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Sex, Explained: Limited Series

Thieves of the Wood

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All the Freckles in the World

Gotham, Season 5

HOT PICK: Anne with an E: The Final Season

When the news filtered down last month that Netflix/CBC’s wildly popular reboot of Anne of Green Gables was coming to a premature end, many folks were surprised. Moira Walley-Beckett and her team have crafted a stylish and thoughtful take on the source material that made Lucy Maud Montgomery’s characters resonate with a whole new generation of viewers. Well, in the end, it all came down to money, but thankfully we’re left with a strong final season. (And something tells me this version of Anne will be back in some form or another.)

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 4

Game Night

Go! Go! Cory Carson

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 7

Rust Valley Restorers, Season 1

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 8


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What’s new on Netflix Canada January 10

HOT PICK: AJ and the Queen

You’ve got to hand it to RuPaul—if he’s not the hardest working man in show business, he certainly is the hardest working drag queen. When he’s not shepherding the massive Drag Race franchise, recording singles, judging reality shows or hosting his own talk show, he apparently has time to star in this, his first foray into scripted comedy by The Comeback’s Michael Patrick King. Following a down-on-their-luck drag queen and an orphaned 11-year-old as they travel across America, this looks more heartwarming rather than raunchy, and I’m totally here for it.

Giri / Haji

Harvey Girls Forever!, Season 4

The Investigators, Season 2

Medical Police

Scissor Seven

Titans, Season 2

Until Dawn

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 13

The Healing Powers of Dude

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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 15

Gracie and Frankie, Season 6

Quien A Hierro Mata

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 16


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Hip-Hop Evolution, Season 4

HOT PICK: Sex Education, Season 2

What can’t Gillian Anderson do? Aside from being an ageless goddess, she moves from role to role like a chameleon, shedding her Dana Scully X-Files baggage and continually surprising us with delightful performances in all sorts of weird projects. And she’s just a small part of what makes Sex Education greata thoughtful, funny, and provocative series about a group of oddball teens that is finally back with more episodes. (It has been way too long.)

Tiny House Nation, Season 2

Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace

Vivir os veces

Wer kann, der kann!

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 20

Family Reunion, Season 2

Good Time

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 21

Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty

God’s Own Country

Word Party, Season 4 

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 22

Paramedic: How to Prevent an Outbreak

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 23

The Ghost Bride

October Fraction

The Queen

SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac, Season 1, Part 2 

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What’s new on Netflix Canada January 24

A Sun

HOT PICK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Season 3

She’s baaaaack. Kiernan Shipka and company return for yet another season of devilishly good mayhem. When this thing premiered, I never thought it would be able to supplant the cheesy ’90s sitcom in my brain as the definitive take on the teenaged witch, let alone usurp Riverdale as the best Archie-related series. But here we are! So eat your Melissa Joan Hart out.

The Ranch: The Final Season

Rise of Empires: Ottoman

You Cannot Hide (No te puedes esconder)

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Captain America: The First Avenger

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 26

Vir Das: For India

What’s new on Netflix Canada January 28

Alex Fernández: El mejor comediante del mundo


What’s new on Netflix Canada January 29

Frères Ennemis 

HOT PICK: Next In Fashion

I’m convinced those poor Queer Eye guys were cloned in a lab, somewhere deep within the bowels of Netflix HQ. How else to explain how they’ve been deployed by the streamer, dominating every lifestyle brand and popping up in multiple shows? Tan France is given his chance at the spotlight with this design reality show, as eighteen designers face off for the chance at $250,000 and a collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.

Night on Earth


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Ainori Love Wagon: African Journey

The Stranger

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37 Seconds

HOT PICK: BoJack Horseman, Season 6 (Part B)

The back half of BoJack Horseman’s final season drops, and if the first half was any indication, we’re in for a bit of a wild ride. I know I’ve talked about this series before, but trust me—it’s one of the best television shows of the last decade. A searing satire of Hollywood, a heart wrenching depiction of depression and addiction, but also a hilarious sitcom set in a world full of anthropomorphic animals. It’s worth the watch. And considering that creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has stuck the landing with all of the previous finales, expect this one to be particularly moving.

Diablero, Season 2

I AM A KILLER, Season 2

Luna Nera


Star Trek Beyond

HOT PICK: Uncut Gems

Shockingly not a gay porno, this crime thriller stars Adam Sandler as a jeweler out to make his next big score. The film somehow also stars Idina Menzel and The Weeknd, which feels like something a random internet bot made up but is actually real life. Anyhow, Sandler is attracting major awards buzz with this flick, and the cinematography is apparently amazing, so…check it out.