18 new series to bingewatch on Netflix, Showmax and DStv Now
The streaming gods have been benevolent this month, bestowing upon us a heavenly treasure trove of fresh new series to sink our teeth into. Here are picks for bingewatching this weekend, the last before the schools open and the old work-life routine returns to normality.
The Bold Type S2 (Showmax)
Things are going well: Jane’s first major article is published, Sutton can see if anything happens with Richard and Kat is changing attitudes around her. But this new season isn’t going to stay so polite…
Room 104 S2 (Showmax)
When you enter Room 104, you don’t know what will happen next or if you’ll ever return… This new season brings a fresh anthology of terrifying, funny, strange and macabre tales, each episode a unique experience.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events S3 (Netflix)
A satisfying wrap-up to this dark children’s series about the Baudelaire orphans and Machiavellian evil Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris)
Playing House S3 (Showmax)
Maggie and Emma face their biggest test yet: not the baby, not work, not the bossy neighbours, but medical news that would stop any of us in our tracks. Luckily the two besties have not lost any of their wacky humour.
How I Met Your Mother (Netflix)
Gasp! Netflix drops the complete series of HIMYM. Can we watch them all by the end of the month? As Barney Stinson would say: “Challenge accepted!”
The Story of Cool (DStv Now)
A three-part reflection on what Americans have considered “cool” through the decades and examines the people, places and things that define cool. Hosted by LL Cool J.
Nashville S5 (Showmax)
Juliette’s plane crashed, but she survived. Yet lucky as she was, the accident left her with terrible injuries. But the show must go on at Highway.
Family Guy S12-16 (Netflix)
They’re America’s First Family (after the Simpsons) and they’re funnier than ever. The perfect way to start the most serious month of the year.
Last Man Standing S7 (DStv Now)
Picking up a year after the Season 6 finale, Mike and Vanessa eagerly await Eve’s visit home from the Air Force Academy. Golden Globe-winner Tim Allen stars in this family comedy. New episodes added weekly.
Victoria S2 (Showmax)
Victoria returns to her royal duties soon after giving birth, only to find the men think they can take over from her – particularly her husband Prince Albert. But they are not ready for one of the greatest monarchs in history.
Gomorrah S3 (DStv Now)
Ciro, now in Sofia, develops some issues with his new boss’ son. Italian-language drama following the grisly criminal underworld in Naples. The first three episodes of the new season are on Catch Up, with the next airing on Saturday night.
Homeland S1-6 (Netflix)
The first six seasons of this award-winning action-drama in which CIA agent Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes) works behind the scenes to prevent acts of terror on American soil.
The Good Doctor S1 (Showmax)
Shaun is a brilliant surgeon, yet his autism makes it hard to build personal connections. Giving up the calm of the countryside for a busy city hospital, can his brilliance make up for his social problems in this medical drama?
Avengers: Infinity War (DStv Now)
Technically, not a series, but you don’t want to miss Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers as they unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. He must be stopped before he finds all six Infinity Stones and kills half of the living souls in the universe. Airs on Sun 6 Jan at 8pm.
Sons of Anarchy (Netflix)
If you can’t get enough of Jax Teller, neither can we. Dig into all 92 episodes of this action-drama about a biker gang and its founding family.
Superstore S3 (Showmax)
Cloud 9 is back after being destroyed in a tornado. It’s time to restock the superstore, only nobody told the staff the doors are opening soon! Then there is that kiss between Jonah and Amy – don’t miss this hilarious new season.
Carl Weber’s The Family Business (DStv Now)
The Duncans are a well-to-do family who live a dangerous secret life. An eight-part drama based on The New York Times best-selling author’s most popular novel. Catch the first episode on Fri 4 Jan at 9pm.
Life & Death Row S1-2 (Showmax)
Step into the harrowing world of life and death in the justice system. From profiling people on death row to the struggle between guilt and innocence in the courts, this series goes where few ever dare.