8 Shows and Films To Watch Out for On Netflix this January

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2019 is finally upon us! 

And with the new year comes all the lists that we start creating in hopes of making the upcoming year a better and happier one - from New Year's resolutions to the list of things to throw away for a decluttered area.  Now that 2019 is about to start, it's also about time that we start taking notes on all the content we can marathon for the month! 

If you're the kind who need to plot their binge-watching schedules, worry not, because we're giving you a rundown of the most awaited shows and films launching on Netflix this January! 

1. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 3) 
Launching on: January 1 

Now on its third and final season, A Series of Unfortunate Events makes sure that they have saved the worst for last. Covering the last last 4 of 13 books from the series, the season is expected to cover and resolve the mysteries on V.F.D., the sugar bowl, and Beatrice. The cast of the show includes Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, K. Todd Freeman, Patrick Warburton, and Allison Williams

2. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Launches on: January 1

Tidy guru Marie Kondo comes to the rescue by helping people tackle the clutter that's holding them back. It all comes down to one question: does it spark joy? Tidying Up with Marie Kondo launches globally on Netflix January 1st, 2019.

3. Lionheart
Launches on: January 4

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First premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, Lionheart is a comedy film which follows Adaeze, who's forced to work with her uncle to save her sick father's bus company. Realizing that the business is struggling financially, they both try to save it in their own way, leading to crazy results. The film is directed by Genevieve Nnaji, and stars Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, and Onyeka Onwenu. 

4. Sex Education 
Launches on: January 11

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A coming-of-age story, Sex Education follows on Otis, a socially-awkward teenager living with his sex therapist mom. Realizing that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status in school, he sets up an underground sex therapy clinic for his fellow students, where he realize that he, also, might be needing a therapy for himself. It stars Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Cohnor Swindells, and Kedar Williams-Stirling. 

5. Titans 
Launches on: January 11

Titans is an 11-episode live-action drama following a group of young Super Heroes from every corner of the DC Universe, including Dick Grayson, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and more. It stars Brendon Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly, and Alan Ritchson. 

6. Kingdom
Launches on: January 25

A historical drama set during the Joseon Period, Kingdom centers on a crown prince who must save his people from the mysterious plague that turns the infected into monsters. The drama stars Ju Ji Hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung Yong, Ki Sang Ho, and Heo Joon Ho. 

7. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 4, Part 2)
Launches on: January 25

The second part to the series' final season, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will have the titular character who continues to adapt to the 21st century as she face the struggles in her new workplace. Some of the cast who will be returning for the season includes Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, and Jane Krakowski. 

8. Close 
Launches on: January 25

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Close centers on Sam, a counter-terrorist expert whose job is to babysit and protect a young and rich heiress. When an attempted kidnapping takes place, the two are forced to work together and and go on the run. The film is inspired by the life of Jacquie Davis, the world's leading female bodyguard, and stars Noomi Rapace and Sophie Nélisse. 

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