Does Anyone Remember Netflix?

Hey, streamers! Have you noticed I haven’t been talking about Netflix lately? If there aren’t any Stranger Things trailers – or Stranger Things itself – I don’t have much to say. Mrs. Buckler and I haven’t watched much Netflix lately but we’re still paying for it. Maybe with the end of a year (and decade), there will be more original series and movies. All told, Netflix is releasing 33 original series and movies next month. I’ve found at least three that we’ll probably enjoy.

Streaming Classic Horror in January?

I found at least a couple that Mrs. Buckler and I will probably watch together. It’s Dracula starring Claes Bang as the infamous Transylvanian count. The first season debuts on January 4. Here’s the trailer:

To be honest, Claes Bang has some huge shoes to fill when taking on this role. There’s the iconic Bela Lugosi performance, of course. There’s also Gary Oldman’s amazing turn at the role in the 1992 classic, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Something else concerns me about this series. It’s brought to us by the makers of the Sherlock series. Does this mean we’ll have to wait two to three years between seasons?

Streaming for Mrs. Buckler

I don’t watch everything with my wife. There are some series and shows she enjoys on her own, and Grace & Frankie is one of them. (I’m just not a huge fan of ditzy family comedies.) I’m sure she’ll be binge-watching the sixth season of this show beginning on January 15. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a trailer for it on YouTube, which was odd. What I did find was a handful of videos announcing that the show’s seventh season will be its last. If you’re a Grace & Frankie fan who wants to know more about that, you know what to do.

Streaming The Stranger in 2020

I’m predicting that Mrs. Buckler and I will watch the Netflix original series called The Stranger. It debuts January 30, and this clip is as close as I could get to a trailer:

From what I’ve been able to find, this original series is about a married man who meets a woman who tells him a shocking secret about his wife. It’s based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. I feel confident we’ll both come together on this one because it’s British, and Mrs. Buckler loves all things British TV. It’s also a drama, which I enjoy. I’m hoping this will be an edge-of-your-seat kind of thriller that keeps us captivated from beginning to end. No pressure, though.

Oh, and speaking of The Stranger, Stuart Sweet asked me if it was based on the classic existentialist novel of the same name from Albert Camus. I just shook my head. Yeah Stuart, that’s exactly the sort of mainstream entertainment Netflix is known for.

Netflix Can Stay…

…But it’s hanging by a very fine thread. Gone are the days of me gushing about the streaming service’s wealth of original series and movies. I have to pay hard-earned money for the privilege of watching those shows and the streaming service has been slipping lately. That said, I’m heading into 2020 with the hope that things will get better. With the looks of what Netflix has to offer in January, it might be a step in the right direction.

Here’s an overview of the original series and movies headed to Netflix in January 2020:

January 1

Messiah (Season 1)
Spinning Out (Season 1)
The Circle (US) (Season 1)

January 2

Sex Explained (Limited Doc-series)

January 3

Anne with an E (Season 3)

January 4

Dracula (Season 1)
Go! Go! Cory Carson (Season 1)

January 10

AJ and the Queen (Season 1)
Giri/Haji (Season 1)
Medical Police (Season 1)
Scissor Seven
Zumbo’s Just Dessert’s (Season 2)

January 15

Grace & Frankie (Season 6)

January 17

Hip-Hop Evolution (Season 4)
Nailed It! Germany (Season 1)
Tyler Perry’s A Fall from Grace (2019)
Sex Education (Season 2)
Tiny House Nation (Volume 2)

January 20

Family Reunion (Part 2)

January 21

Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty (2019)
Word Party (Season 4)

January 23

October Faction (Season 1)
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (Season 1 – Part 2)

January 24

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Part 3)
Rise of Empires: Ottoman (Ottoman Rising) (Season 1)
The Ranch (Part 8 – Final Season)

January 29

Omniscient (Season 1)
Next in Fashion (Season 2)

January 30

The Stranger (Season 1)
Ainori Love Wagon: African Journey (Season 1)

January 31

Bojack Horseman (Season 6 – Part 2)
Diablero (Season 2)
Ragnarok (Season 1)

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.