15 Thrilling new TV shows and films to stream in January 2024
2024 is wasting no time in providing new thrilling small-screen content to keep you entertained all month long. Start the new year right by tuning in to our picks of the biggest TV shows and films coming to streaming platforms this January 2024.
Marry My Husband
When and where: 1 January 2024 on Prime Video
Watch if: The messier it is, the better
Starring: Park Min Young, Na In Woo, Lee Yi Kyung, , Lee Gi Kwang, Song Ha Yoon
Small screen queen Park Min Young is back with a thrilling story about betrayal and revenge. When Ji Won dies at the hands of her husband and her best friend after discovering their affair, she travels 10 years back in time for a second chance. And you can bet vengeance is at the top of her to-do list.
The Brothers Sun
When and where: 4 January 2024 on Netflix
Watch if: You love complicated family dynamics
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Sam Li, Highdee Kuan, Alice Hewkin, Madison Hu
How would you react if you found out your family has secret triad connections? Bruce Sun has a rude awakening when his older brother suddenly arrives in Los Angeles with enemy targets set on his oblivious family. When the head of a Taiwanese triad is shot by an assassin, the Sun family must evade death at every corner in this American black comedy series.
Gyeongseong Creature: Part 2
When and where: 5 January 2024 on Netflix
Starring: Park Seo Jun, Han So Hee, Wi Ha Joon, Claudia Kim, Ji Woo
Picking up after Part 1’s tense cliffhanger, Gyeongseong Creature returns for its action-packed conclusion after Jang Tae Sang and Chae-ok discover a grisly monster in the basement of a hospital. Set during World War II’s Japanese-occupied Seoul in 1945, a sleuth of revolutionaries must fight to reclaim their land and identity from colonial rule whilst discovering the truth behind these bloodthirsty creatures.
Man on the Run
When and where: 5 January 2024 on Netflix
Watch if: You’re still not over the 1MDB scandal
In 2015, Malaysia was the centre of global scrutiny when the 1MDB scandal broke out. To this day, the persistence of this case continues largely based on the elusiveness of the perpetrator who remains at large. Relive the controversy in this feature documentary, which examines how Jho Low embezzled millions from the country to cultivate his lavish lifestyle. Expect exclusive interviews from Malaysia’s current Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, 1MDB whistleblower Xavier André Justo, and more.
When and where: 10 January 2024 on Disney+
Watch if: You are an MCU fan
Starring: Alaqua Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Charlie Cox, K. Devery Jacobs
Echo AKA Maya Lopez is a deaf MCU character who can duplicate any physical action she sees, whether that be hand-to-hand combat or musical performances. She was a recurring character in the 2021 Hawkeye series who was known for her ruthless behaviour and fighting skills. In Echo, follow Lopez’s journey as she returns to her hometown in Oklahoma and comes to terms with her past, her Native American roots and the meaning of family.
When and where: 10 January 2024 on Apple TV+
Watch if: You’re a true crime fiend
Starring: Dionne Brown, Cush Jumbo, Tom Moutchi, Peter Capaldi, Stephen Campbell Moore
When an anonymous phone call brings a young woman in the early stages of her career and a well-connected man set on protecting his legacy into a heated confrontation, two brilliant detectives must set their differences aside to solve an older murder case.
When and where: 12 January 2024 on Netflix
Watch if: You’re looking for a Money Heist equivalent
Starring: Úrsula Corberó, Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio
If you’re a sucker for a good heist, this upcoming film is right up your alley. A professional thief and his expert crew set out to pull off an impossible heist: stealing $500 million in gold on a plane—40,000 feet in the air. Hang on for this crazy ride!
True Detective: Night Country
When and where: 15 January 2024 on HBO (Astro Channel 411) and HBO GO
Watch if: You loved the original show
Starring: Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Star LaBlanc, John Hawkes
In this spin-off series, we head to cold and dreary Alaska, where eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro traverse the icy terrain and confront the darkness in themselves and around them to uncover haunted truths buried deep under the ice.
A Shop for Killers
When and where: 17 January 2024 on Disney+
Watch if: You’ll watch anything with Lee Dong Wook in it
Starring: Lee Dong Wook, Kim Hye Jun
College student Jeong Jian’s normal life is disrupted when hitmen from all over South Korea have her on their sites. She finds refuge in her childhood home and begins to remember invaluable lessons her uncle taught her before his apparent suicide, drawing on them to help her survive. Confused and cornered, Jian must work fast to uncover her uncle’s shadowy past and why so many people are desperate to access the house and the extensive arsenal hidden inside.
Captivating the King
When and where: 20 January 2024 on Netflix
Watch if: You want a love story that draws you in
Starring: Shin Se Kyung, Cho Jung Seok, Lee Sin Young
In this upcoming historical drama, Captivating the King tells the heartwrenching love story between King Lee In, who is in danger of both royal and political struggles, and a talented baduk player Kang Hee Soo, who attempts to exact her revenge by seducing the King.
When and where: 25 January 2024 on Netflix
Watch if: You want some girl boss energy
Starring: Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Ferlito, Karol G, Christian Tappán, Alberto Guerra
She had one kilo of cocaine and one chance to turn her life around. Based on the real life of Griselda Blanco, Sofia Vergara transforms herself into the notorious and ambitious queenpin, who created one of the world’s most profitable cartels in history. In the limited series, Griselda will chronicle the Colombian businesswoman’s life and how she became the ruthless boss of a booming drug empire.
Masters of the Air
When and where: 26 January 2024 on Apple TV+
Watch if: You enjoy war epics
Starring: Austin Butler, Barry Keoghan, Callum Turner, Sawyer Spielberg, Raff Law, Lauren McQueen
Based on Donald L. Miller’s book of the same name, Masters of the Air tells the story of a group of brave pilots known as the 100th Bomb Group (or the Bloody Hundredth), who took on the task of conducting perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany against frigid conditions. Exploring the deep psychological and emotional price paid by these young men who helped destroy Hitler’s Third Reich, Masters of the Air sheds light on a crucial time in world history in enormous scale and scope.
When and where: 26 January 2024 on Prime Video
Watch if: An exploration into inter-racial relationships intrigues you
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, Yoo Ji Young, Brian Tee, Jack Huston
Based on the internationally best-selling novel The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee, this upcoming series centres on three American women in 2014 Hong Kong whose lives converge after a sudden family tragedy. Expats will explore themes of privilege and what happens when the line between victimhood and culpability becomes blurred.
Flex X Cop
When and where: 26 January 2024 on Disney+
Watch if: You want a comedy cop drama
Starring: Park Ji Hyun, Ahn Bo Hyun, Kim Sin Bi
After years of spending his family’s fortune without any repercussions, a mistaken arrest sees Jin Isoo get thrust into a new position at Gangha Police Station’s Violent Crimes Unit 1. Used to getting whatever he wants, the chaebol cop butts heads with his straight-laced colleagues. As the stakes increase, Isoo proves his worth by solving cases and taking down criminals with his vast wealth and wit. Hey, who said nepotism was all bad?
When and where: 27 January 2024 on Netflix
Watch if: Enemies to lovers is your favourite trope
Starring: Park Shin Hye, Park Hyung Shik, Yoon Park, Kong Seong Ha
Marking Park Shin Hye’s long-awaited return to the small screen, Doctor Slump is a lighthearted romantic comedy series that follows the rivalry-turned-romantic relationship between a burnt-out plastic surgeon and an overworked anesthesiologist who find each other at their lowest moments.
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