Published Dec 28, 2015Despite your good intentions, we all know that your resolution to spend January dieting and working out is a load of shit. You might as well admit that you're going to spend 2016 munching junk food in front of a glowing screen just like every other year. Now that you've come to terms with that, let's discuss the streaming selections on Netflix Canada this January.
That said, when it comes to Netflix exclusives there are fairly slim pickings this month. Standup comedian To Segura will deliver a standup special called Mostly Stories on January 8, while Chelsea Handler will debut her new documentary series Chelsea Does on January 23.
There's also a new Netflix exclusive television series called Shadow Hunters: The Mortal Instruments. The show is about teens with angel blood who fight demons, and will debut on ABC Family (soon to be rebranded Freeform) in the United States right before hitting Netflix on January 13.
There are also two Netflix exclusive children's shows, with Dragons: Race to the Edge sharing its second season on January 8 and Ever After High: Dragon Games dropping its fourth season on January 29.
Other television series hitting Netflix Canada include Ricky Gervais' Life's Too Short (January 1), the second season of Z Nation (January 17) and, er, the first season of Angry Birds Toons (January 1), among others.
In the movie realm, there are a handful of solid choices hitting the streaming service including Big Fish (January 1), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (January 1), True Story (January 1) and Inside Out (January 26). George Clooney's Tomorrowland may have flopped in cinemas, but you can catch up on the flick when it hits Netflix on January 6.
There are also plenty of great documentaries hitting the streaming service, including Inshallah Football (January 1), Jesus Camp (January 1), What's Love Got to Do with It? (January 1), Being Ginger (January 15) and the outstanding film The Wolfpack (January 18).
There are also a handful of movies you'll need to watch quickly before they leave the service on January 1. These include Despicable Me, Men in Black, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Rocky, Pacific Rim, The Bourne Legacy and The Fast and the Furious. You'll have a few extra days to catch up on Man of Steel, which leaves the service on January 5.