9 January TV Series to Binge Your Way Into the New Year with
We didn't think television could get much better than it did in 2018 — with star-studded series like Sharp Objects and Homecoming.
But honestly, the month ahead looks pretty hard to top — from the long-awaited return of True Detective to the Wolf of Wall Street-esque Black Monday, we're expecting to spend the bulk of January on the couch. (That "New Year; New You" workout agenda will have to wait, sorry.)
Scroll on for your January 2019 binge-watch guide.
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Sex Education (Netflix, Jan. 11)
One of Netflix’s first offerings of the new year, Sex Education follows teenage virgin Otis (Hugo’s Asa Butterfield) as he parlays the advice of his sex therapist mom (Gillian Anderson) to become something of an unconventional counselor at his high school.
True Detective (HBO, Jan. 13)
After a bumpy second season, HBO’s crime-based anthology series has dusted itself off (i.e. cast Oscar winner Mahershala Ali) and put together a decades-spanning third installment that may just rival the acclaim of its Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson-led debut.
Informer (Amazon Prime, Jan. 11)
Informer follows a young British-Pakistani man who’s forced into becoming an informant for a Counter-Terrorism Officer named Gabe. Critically acclaimed across the pond, the thriller makes its U.S. debut on easy-binging platform Amazon Prime.
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, Jan. 15)
The long-awaited reboot of beloved early-aughts sci-fi drama Roswell is finally here, and it’s just as campy and ridiculous as we had hoped. Sex! Aliens! Sexy aliens! What more could we ever want from a CW series?
The Other Two (Comedy Central, Jan. 24)
What do you do when your little brother is a Justin Bieber-like wunderkind? Exploit it for your own gain, of course! The Other Two hilariously explores the struggles of two adults floundering in their personal and professional lives while their teenage bro (Chase Dreams) becomes an international superstar.
Black Monday (Showtime, Jan. 20)
Executive producers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan serve up this blast from Wall Street's past which follows a team of traders through the worst stock market crash in history (aka Black Monday). Don Cheadle, Regina Hall, and Andrew Rannells star in the promising new series.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix, Jan. 1)
Decluttering global superstar Marie Kondo helps families in need of some serious household help in a Netflix Original reality series designed to complement your New Year’s Resolution.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, Jan. 25)
I Am the Night (TNT, January 28)
Chris Pine and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins team up once more for this eerie limited series about a teenage girl parsing the mysteries of her past in mid-‘60s America.