Discover the Best TV Shows on Netflix in January 2024 that you must watch

The new year is on the horizon, and as the holiday season winds down, it's time to dive into some captivating television shows to unwind after the hustle and bustle. With many exciting releases across various streaming platforms in January, let's explore five TV shows that demand your attention on Netflix.

1. The Brothers Sun (January 4)

Kicking off the list is "The Brothers Sun," a black comedy action series created by Brad Falchuk, the mastermind behind hits like American Horror Story and Glee. Set in California, the show follows Bruce (Sam Song Li), whose life takes an unexpected turn when his older brother, Charles (Justin Chien), arrives from Taipei. The series unfolds Bruce's journey as he gets pulled back into his family's criminal activities, disrupting the life his "Mama" Eileen (Michelle Yeoh) tried so hard to keep him away from. With eight episodes available, this series marks a significant addition to Netflix's lineup.

2. Echo (January 10)

Next on the list is "Echo," the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), streaming on both Disney+ and Hulu. Serving as a spinoff of Hawkeye, the series follows Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) as she returns home to reconnect with her Native American roots. Fueled by anger, Maya confronts crime lord Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), her adoptive uncle responsible for her father's death. Unlike other Marvel shows, "Echo" consists of five episodes, all released simultaneously, and is the first Marvel series to carry a TV-MA rating. As part of the Phase Five shows, "Echo" promises a unique and intense viewing experience.

3. Criminal Record (January 10)

"Criminal Record" is a British crime thriller that puts a new twist on the classic detective pairing. Starring Peter Capaldi as Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty and Cush Jumbo as Detective Sergeant June Lenker, the duo investigates a murder that ties back to an old case. The storyline takes a complex turn as it questions the guilt of a man previously convicted by Hegarty. The series, consisting of eight episodes, debuts with the first two episodes on launch day, followed by weekly releases through February 21.

4. Ted (January 11)

Fans of the 2012 film "Ted" are in for a treat with the seven-episode prequel series set in the 1990s. Exploring the teenage years of John Bennett and his sentient teddy bear, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), the show provides a glimpse into their antics and misadventures. While maintaining Ted's signature inappropriate humor, the series introduces a young John Bennett played by Max Burkholder. With an R-rating like the movies, "Ted" promises to be a hilarious and nostalgic ride.

5. True Detective: Night Country season 4 (January 14)

Finally, after a long wait of six and a half years, "True Detective" returns with its fourth season, titled "Night Country." Departing from the previous seasons' locations, this crime drama is set in Alaska and stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis. Foster plays Liz, a detective investigating the mysterious disappearance of six men from a research station. The anthology format continues with a new cast and storyline, ensuring a twisty, exciting, and thought-provoking experience. Notably, this season marks a departure from creator Nic Pizzolatto, with Issa Lopez taking over writing and showrunning duties.

As January unfolds, these five TV shows promise to captivate audiences with their diverse genres and compelling storylines. Whether you're a fan of action, Marvel, crime thrillers, comedy, or intense drama, Netflix has something for everyone to kickstart the new year. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for a binge-watching extravaganza!