#JanuaryWatchList: 17 TV series and movies you can't afford to miss

With films and TV shows dropping on the web without much fanfare, we figured you'd need some help in marking the dates on your calendar.

A new year brings with it the glorious promise of several new shows and films. But with films and TV shows dropping on the web without much fanfare, we figured you’d need some help in marking the dates on your calendar.

Check it out:

1) The End of the F**king World

When: January 5
Where: Netflix

A far cry from the typical teenage boy meets girl story, The End of the F**king World follows the adventures of two disturbed teenagers on a dangerous journey, and is based on a graphic novel by the same name, by Charles Forsman.

2) Devilman Crybaby (Season 1)

When: January 5
Where: Netflix

The upcoming Japanese anime series is based on a comic series by Go Nagai. The series chronicles the story of  Akira Fudo, who is possessed by the devil but has a human heart.

3) The Open House

When: January 19
Where: Netflix

Starring 13 Reasons Why actor Dylan Minnette, this horror film would give you trouble sleeping, if the trailer is anything to go by. A mother and son duo shift to a relative’s house after the father dies, and then realise the neighbourhood is not what it seems.

4) Dirty Money (Season 1)

When: January 26
Where: Netflix

This crime series will ‘investigate’ the dark side of world’s largest corporations, including the one built by Donald Trump. This is definitely going to be yuuuge.

5) This is Us (Season 2)

When: After January 9
Where: Hotstar

This Emmy-winning show tells us about the Pearson family. Before it took a mid-season break in 2017, the show left lives of the triplets – Randall, Kate, and Kevin – at a cliffhanger. When it resumes in January, be sure you would be needing those tissues.

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6) The Assassination of Gianni Versace

When: January 17
Where: FX Channel

How did a world-famous designer Gianni Versace who socialised with the likes of Madonna, Elton John and Princess Diana, find himself on the hit list of a serial killer is one of the most perplexing mysteries of history. Watch out for Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in this FX series.

7) The Chi:

When: January 7
Where: Showtime TV

Written by Emmy winner Lena Waithe, The Chi chronicles the story of kids and adults living in Chicago’s crime-ridden South Side. This is definitely one of the most anticipated shows of this year.

8) Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams:

When: January 12
Where: Amazon Prime

Based on works of science fiction writer Philip Kindred Dick, this sci-fi series is something you’ll like if you are a Black Mirror fan. Its humanistic approach towards a post-computer, post-Internet era got rave reviews when it premiered in the UK.

9) The Alienist:

When: January 22
Where: TNT

Based on a novel by Caleb Carr, this series chronicles the mysterious and gruesome murders of young male prostitutes in New York.


10) Kaalakaandi

When: January 12

This Saif Ali Khan starrer created waves when the trailer released. Due to its explicit content, the movie was stuck with the censor board for a long time but now this Akshat Verma will finally hit screens.

11) Mukkabaaz

When: January 12

Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz starring Vineet Jain talks about a young man’s dream of becoming a renowned wrestler and the caste system which has plagued Uttar Pradesh. Watch this for Jain’s impeccable transformation as a boxer.

12) Aiyaary

When: January 26

This Neeraj Pandey directorial starring Manoj Vajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra talks about the army, and an officer gone rogue.

13) Padman

When: January 26

Akshay Kumar’s first release this year is expected to mint huge money at the Box Office. Based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who made affordable sanitary napkins, this R Balki directorial might just put an end to taboo around menstruation.

14) The Commuter: 

When: January 12

Liam Neeson finds himself in a criminal conspiracy when his daily commute home turns out to be anything but normal.

15) Insidious: The Last Key:

When: January 5

Now that the New Year has started, how about some bone-chilling horror? The fourth installment of the Insidious franchise, this one is being highly waited by cinephiles.

16) 12 Strong:

When: January 19

Liam Hemsworth plays one of the 12 CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the 9/11 attacks.

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17) Maze Runner: The Death Cure

When: January 26

The finale of the Maze Runner franchise will have our hero Thomas on a journey to the Last City to rescue his friends.

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