7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (January 20) #GeekLeap

We’ll stage with you: this weekend isn’t a very nice one for brand spanking new issues to look at on streaming companies. Whereas the likes of The Final of Us, Vikings: Valhalla and The Menu bought January off to a terrific begin, the subsequent few days are decidedly much less attention-grabbing on the leisure entrance.  

That’s to not say there aren't any new motion pictures and TV exhibits to stream, however when our checklist of suggestions is topped by That '90s Present on Netflix and Violent Evening on Peacock, it’s laborious to get enthusiastic about spending the weekend on the sofa. Journey to the cinema, anybody?

In any case, we’ve nonetheless gone forward and rounded up seven of the most important additions to Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, and extra that can assist you discover one thing – something! – to take pleasure in over the subsequent few days. 

That '90s Present (Netflix)

Lengthy-running Fox sitcom That '70s Present will get a Netflix-based revival this weekend within the type of That '90s Present. 

Not like the short-lived That '80s Present, this sequel sequence is ready in the identical world as the unique manufacturing – albeit 15 years later – and follows Eric and Donna's daughter, Leia Foreman (Callie Haverda), as she visits her grandparents (performed as soon as once more by Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp) for a summer season in Wisconsin. 

Newcomers to Level Place embrace Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, and Reyn Doi – however the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, and Mila Kunis may also be making visitor appearances all through That '90s Present’s 10-episode first season. Can this one earn a spot on our greatest Netflix exhibits checklist? Unlikely, however we gained't rule it out simply but. 

Now accessible to stream on Netflix.

Violent Evening (Peacock) 

In the event you’ve ever needed to see Santa Claus embark on a murderous rampage (no, neither have we) then look no additional than Violent Evening on Peacock. 

Starring Stranger Issues’ David Harbour, this gleefully brutal black comedy – which debuted in theaters simply earlier than Christmas final yr – pits the Large Man himself in opposition to a gaggle of mercenaries who assault the property of an unsuspecting household on Christmas Eve.  

Unsurprisingly, evaluations for Violent Evening have been blended upon its launch, with verdicts starting from “amusing heist shocker” or “overly indulgent.” Nonetheless, in the event you’re within the temper for some festive antics in *checks notes* January, then you definately’ll doubtless discover loads to take pleasure in right here. UK viewers can discover this one nonetheless enjoying in theaters. 

Now accessible to stream on Peacock.

The Legend of Vox Machina season 2 (Prime Video) 

One of many finest Prime Video exhibits, The Legend of Vox Machina, returns to Amazon’s streamer for its extremely anticipated second season this weekend. 

As soon as once more set within the fictional Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) kingdom of Tal’Dorei, new episodes of this animated fantasy sequence discover Vox Machina tasked with saving the world from a sinister group of dragons often known as the Chroma Conclave.

The primary three episodes of The Legend of Vox Machina season 2 can be found to stream now, with the remaining 9 set to reach in three-piece batches each Friday via February 10.

Now accessible to stream on Prime Video.

Jung_ E (Netflix)

Netflix continues its dedication to big-budget Korean storytelling with new sci-fi film Jung_ E.

Set in a post-apocalyptic twenty second century, the movie follows a researcher at an AI lab who leads the hassle to finish a civil battle by cloning the mind of a heroic soldier – her mom. Written and directed by Prepare to Busan filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho, it stars Kang Soo-yeon (in her last look earlier than her demise), Kim Hyun-joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo.

Critics have known as Jung_ E “superbly heartrending” and a “slick and mawkish shock,” so the movie might but earn a spot on our checklist of the finest Netflix motion pictures in 2023. 

Now accessible to stream on Netflix.

 Reality Be Informed season 3 (Apple TV Plus)

Full disclosure: we’d forgotten about Reality Be Informed on Apple TV Plus. Not as a result of it doesn’t warrant remembering, however the Octavia Spencer-led sequence by no means generated fairly the identical buzz as Severance and Ted Lasso, each which take satisfaction of place in our greatest Apple TV Plus exhibits checklist.

In any case, new episodes of the slick crime drama will discover Spencer’s investigative journalist–turned–true crime podcaster, Poppy Parnell, chasing down results in a suspected intercourse trafficking ring that could be liable for the disappearances of a number of younger women.

The primary episode of Reality Be Informed season 3 is on the market to stream now, with the remaining 9 entries scheduled to reach each Friday via March 24. 

Now accessible to stream on Apple TV Plus.  

Accused (Fox Now) 

Sticking with the theme of bleak crime dramas, new anthology sequence Accused begins streaming on Fox Now within the US from Sunday. 

Tailored from the 2010 BBC manufacturing of the identical identify, this 15-episode thriller follows numerous completely different characters as they await their verdict in court docket and inform the story behind how they discover themselves accused. Michael Chiklis, Margo Martindale, Wendell Pierce, Rachel Bilson, and Abigail Breslin are among the many present’s ensemble forged. 

The primary episode of Accused is on the market to stream now, with subsequent installments set to reach shortly after their terrestrial debuts each Tuesday night. There’s been no phrase but on when UK viewers can stream the sequence, however the BBC authentic continues to be accessible on BritBox. 

Out there to stream on Fox Now from Sunday. 

Recreation Concept With Bomani Jones season 2 (HBO Max) 

In reality, this week’s documentary choice is fairly lackluster – so we’ve determined to point out HBO Max some love by recommending the second season of Recreation Concept With Bomani Jones.

This well-liked chat present finds journalist Bomani Jones breaking down well timed points on the planet of sports activities via in-depth evaluation, interviews with particular friends, and his signature commentary fashion. New episodes will develop into accessible to stream each Friday. 

Now accessible to stream on HBO Max.

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