The festive season is over and let's face it, a lot of us are either stone cold broke or nursing a yuletide gut the size of a giant watermelon. In summary, January will be one hell of a quiet month, but don't worry, the good folk of Netflix have catered to all your needs with this bundle of TV shows and movies they have added to their streaming service. Take a look below...
The Adventures of Puss in Boots (16/01)
The world's greatest feline fighter, lover and milk connoisseur is back. This original series is filled with daring adventures, great boots, and lols a-plenty.
Marco Polo (Now Streaming)
An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan's court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan's world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet.
All Hail King Julien (Now Streaming)
King Julien is back and shaking his booty harder than ever! Discover the wild world of Madagascar as the king takes on the jungle's craziest adventures in this comedy series. With his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort, they meet a whole new cast of colourful animals.
NEW YEAR, NEW SERIES
Get back into your favourite shows with the latest series now on Netflix
Sons of Anarchy (Now Streaming)
Following Tara and Clay's arrests, Jax struggles to hold SAMCRO together. Toric approaches Tara and Clay individually, and offers them deals in exchange for giving up SAMCRO.
The Office U.S (06/01)
The final series of The Office sees Dwight and Jim intimidated by the office's newest additions., while Andy tries to make Nellie's life miserable after reclaiming his job. Aw, we miss this bunch, especially these two.
The Good Wife (31/01)
Alicia and Cary finalise their exit from Lockhart & Gardner by setting out to form their own firm. Meanwhile, newly elected Governor, Peter Florrick, makes Eli Gold his new chief of staff.
Mr Selfridge (Now Streaming)
The period drama picks back up in 1914 as the posh Selfridge & Co. department store in London celebrates its fifth anniversary and Europe faces the prospect of war.
HEROES AND VILLAINS
Good meets bad in these epic action films
The Legend of Hercules (Now Streaming)
The original story of the mythical Greek hero, Hercules. After becoming exiled Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
Sabotage (Now Streaming)
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. Surely Arnie is too old for this stuff by now?
Killing Season (Now Streaming)
Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, find their unlikely friendship turns tense when one of them reveals their true intentions.
Van Helsing (Now Streaming)
Count Dracula is performing sinister research in Transylvania. Upon hearing this the notorious monster hunter Van Helsing is called in to stop the evil forces.
STORIES OF SOUND
Documentaries with a musical edge
Music for Mandela (Now Streaming)
The film focuses on the role music played in the extraordinary life of one of the world's most important icons. A look at the music born out of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment through to his release.
Brasslands (Now Streaming)
Half a million people descend upon a tiny Serbian village for the 50th anniversary of the world's largest trumpet festival. Brasslands chronicles the cultural and musical collisions through the personal journeys of three musicians.
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (14/01)
A feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.
A mix of classic and modern horrors to send a chill down your spine
See No Evil 2 (Now Streaming)
A group of friends pay a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy on her birthday. The surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Well, that's what you get for going to a morgue in the middle of the night.
The Believers (Now Streaming)
A New York psychiatrist finds that a voodoo cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son. Not to be confused as a film about Beliebers,
The Quiet Ones (Now Streaming)
A university professor and team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.
The Omen (Now Streaming)
Strange events, and the ominous warnings of a priest, lead Roberto to believe that the child he adopted is evil incarnate. Bummer.
ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT
Feel the tension in this month's best new thrillers
Blue Ruin (Now Streaming)
A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
The Mighty Quinn (Now Streaming)
When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend Maubee becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
The Informant (Now Streaming)
The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre. Jason Bourne he ain't.
Winners of awards around the world
Joe (Now Streaming)
After winning two Venice film awards, Joe comes straight to Netflix. The ex-con meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
Locke (Now Streaming)
The European award winning film follows Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager. He receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his careful cultivated existence.
Les Miserables (14/01)
Winner of three Oscars, the film is set in 19th-century France and follows Jean Valjean, who agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever. Dreams are dreamed etc...
The Fighter (21/01)
This Oscar winning biopic staring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams looks at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Dallas Buyers Club (Now Streaming)
The triple Oscar winning film is set in 1985 Dallas, where Ron Woodroof indulges in heavy smoking, drinking, drug use and casual sex. After being diagnosed with HIV, Ron battles to accept his disease and he begins to search for alternative treatments to prolong his life and help other sufferers. The McConaissance at its best.
SATURDAY MORNING VIEWING
Cartoons for kids - cereal and pyjamas optional
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Now Streaming)
Season 2 and 3
Eight-year-old Mac Mother says he has outgrown his imaginary friend, so he takes his buddy Bloo (a walking, talking security blanket) to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
Samurai Jack (Now Streaming)
Samurai Jack is catapulted through time by the evil demon Aku. After finding he is lost in the future he starts a new quest - to right the wrongs that have been done by his enemy and to find a way back to his own time.
Curious George (Now Streaming)
Season 1 to 4
This show follows the mischievous adventures of a monkey by the name of George. An inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.
FEEL GOOD FAMILY FUN
Perfect picks for your family night in
Postman Pat: The Movie (Now Streaming)
Postman Pat is lured away from his village by the chance of success on a national talent show. Meanwhile, the village of Greendale is under threat from robot copies of the famous postman.
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extra-terrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. E.T sure did grow up mean.
In this Disney Classic, Aladdin the street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess. With the help of a genie's magic power he is transformed into a prince fit for a princess. Aw, genie. RIP Robin Williams.