Movies & TV Shows to Stream this week (6th – 13th Jan): If the vibe of December was warm, cozy, and comforting, January seems to be the month of darkness and thriller. Maybe it has to do with the cold that envelops a large section of the northern hemisphere or people affected by the grimness of returning to work after the festivities and looking for a change in flavor after the sweetness of the holidays. The streaming giants begin the year with an exciting assortment of film and television series, but thriller is decidedly the flavor of the week with thriller films and series like The Rig, The Pale Blue Eye, and Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, among others starting to stream. This week the 80th Golden Globe Awards also usher in the awards season in the new year. We have curated a list of programs that arrive on your streaming devices this week and are sure to keep you entertained as you battle the chill of winter and the dip in the mercury.

The Rig

Where to Stream: Prime Video
Release Date: 6th January 2023

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The rig is an upcoming horror thriller series created and written by David Macpherson and directed by John Strickland. This six-part thriller follows a group of workers aboard a remote Scottish oil rig whose return to the mainland is cut short when a mysteriously thick fog envelops their vessel, and supernatural forces take hold.




The show seems to have just the right elements for a horror thriller in place: inexplicable and mysterious forces of nature, people cut off from the world with no way of escape, and hidden loyalties, secrets, and differing temperaments of people forced to sail and survive through the events outside their control. The series stars Emily Hampshire of Schitt’s Creek fame and Iain Glen of Game of Thrones fame in lead roles. The show is the first Amazon Originals to be entirely shot in Scotland and starts streaming on Amazon Prime Video on 6th January 2023; watch the show for a thrilling begging to the new year.

The Pale Blue Eye

Where to Stream: Netflix
Release Date: 6th January 2023

Starring Christian Bale as Det. Augustus Landor, The Pale Blue Eye is a historical mystery thriller film directed by Scott Cooper. The film is based on a 2003 book by famous historical mystery writer Louis Bayard. The film is set in 1830’s New York and follows veteran Detective Augustus Landor as he is hired to investigate a series of murders of cadets at the American Military Academy; the world-weary detective gets an unusual sidekick, a cadet, to help the boys to open up and help in the murder investigation. This young man helping him is none other than the famed master of macabre Edgar Allan Poe.




The film has a stellar star cast: apart from Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Simon McBurney, and Timothy Spall are also cast in important roles. Harry Melling is cast as young Edgar Allan Poe. The film released theatrically on 23rd December 2022 and promises to give a healthy dose of dark, macabre mystery to those who love the genre; it releases on Netflix on 6th January 2023.

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches

Where to Stream: AMC+
Release Date: 8th January 2023

The bestselling trilogy of novels Lives of the Mayfair Witches by American Author Anne Rice is getting a television adaptation on AMC+. Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches will be the second television series in Rice’s immortal universe. This supernatural thriller drama series follows a neurosurgeon Dr. Rowan Fielding who discovers that she belongs to and is the heiress to a powerful dynasty of witches and must cope and resist a sinister spirit that has haunted her family for generations.




The plot is thrilling, with enough supernatural and horror elements to keep viewers on the edge of their seat. The series stars Alexandra Daddario as the protagonist; Daddario was recently seen and gained acclaim for her role in the Award-winning television anthology series The White Lotus. The series premiers on 8th January 2023 on AMC+.

My Sister’s Serial Killer Boyfriend

Where to Stream: Lifetime
Release Date: 8th January 2023

My Sister’s Serial Killer Boyfriend is an upcoming thriller television film. The film follows Maggie, a local reporter who is conducting an investigation into the recent disappearances of young women in her town when her younger sister gets attacked in her own home. The show follows Maggie becoming skeptical of her sister’s boyfriend, who is enigmatic and refuses to share any reveal personal details; she must intervene and save her sister before the relationship progresses further.




This television film starts Stars Brianna Cohen, Rib Hillis, and Revell Carpenter in lead roles; the film releases on Lifetime on 8th January 2023 and starts streaming the very next day.

Koala Man

Where to Stream: Hulu
Release Date: 9th January 2023

In the mood for watching some quirky animation series for adults? Look no further; Koala Man is streaming this week and features an adult suburban dad fighting petty crimes in his neighborhood. Fuelled by his love for rules and the motive of keeping his city clean, Kevin, the titular Koala Man, dresses up in a koala mask and goes about the business of fixing his city. However, his identity is not exactly a secret.




Before Hulu picked it up, this funny take on superhero started with Koala Man’s appearance in an Australian anthology series. The series looks promising with Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, onboard as one of the producers and has a stellar cast of Australian animator and series co-creator Michael Cusack voicing the lead role, Hugh Jackman and Sarah Snook also join the cast main roles and Hugo Weaving as a guest star. The series starts streaming on Hulu come 9th January 2023.

Golden Globe Awards

Where to Stream: Peacock
Release Date: 10th January 2023

Golden Globe Awards are annual awards given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in the field of film and television. They are highly coveted and prestigious among the people belonging to the industry. This will be its 80th edition, and American stand-up comedian and actor Jerrod Carmichael will host the ceremony; Ana de Armas, Billy Porter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Quentin Tarantino, and Tracy Morgan, as well as Natasha Lyonne, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Nicole Byer will appear as presenters at the ceremony.




Martin McDonagh’s tragicomedy film The Banshees of Inisherin is leading the nomination list with 8 nominations, closely followed by Everything Everywhere All at Once with six nominations, and Babylon and The Fabelmans comes a close third with 5 nominations each. The Golden Globes will declare the award season well and truly open and will be live-streamed on Peacock on 10th January 2023.

Sexify

Where to Stream: Netflix
Release Date: 10th January 2023

Some fun and comedy to battle all that grimness of the end of festivities the second season of the popular Polish sex comedy television series starts streaming on Netflix this January. The show follows the hilarious journey of a sexually inexperienced teen; Natalia develops an algorithm for an innovative app for female sexual orgasms along with her friends to win a tech competition.




The show details the comical adventures of Natalia as she navigates the wild world of teenage sexual intimacy and stars Sandra Drzymalska, Aleksandra Skraba, and Maria Sobocińska in lead roles. The show won audience love for its humor and handling of the often-taboo topic of female sexual pleasure and the wildly awaited second season starts streaming on Netflix on 11th January 2023.

How I Caught My Killer

Where to Stream: Hulu
Release Date: 12th January 2023

True Crime Docu-series have had has intrigued me for a long time, and OTT has invigorated my fascination for crime docu-series. Adding to the number of crime docu-series, HULU’s How I Caught My Killer will highlight the real-life stories behind unique homicide cases with in-depth interviews, authentic archival material, and cinematic recreations all packaged together into a fresh spin on the genre.




Although the intriguing name suggests a mix of supernatural phenomena, the series focuses on the clues that victims leave behind and how they help detectives catch killers. You can watch this true crime drama series come 12th January 2023.

The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House

Where to Stream: Netflix
Release Date: 12th January 2023

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Hirokazu Kore-eda, who won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film “Shoplifters” in 2018 and last worked on South Korean film Broker (2022), joins hands with Netflix to adapt a popular comic by Aiko Koyama, Maiko in Kyoto: From the Maiko House. Kore-eda will serve as showrunner, director, and writer for the nine-episode Netflix series.




This will be Kore-eda’s second TV series after Going My Home. The comic is set in the geisha district of Kyoto, the protagonist Kiyo becomes a Makanai (person who cooks meals) at a house where Maiko (apprentice geishas) live together. The story depicts the everyday life of Kiyo maiko Sumire, her childhood friend who came with her from Aomori to Kyoto amid a vibrant world of geisha and maiko courtesans and delicious food. The series starts streaming on Netflix on 12th January 2023.

MORE MOVIES & TV SHOWS TO STREAM THIS WEEK (6th – 13th Jan)

FRIDAY, 6th January 2023

Mumbai Mafia: Police vs. The Underworld (Netflix)
Hit: The Second Case (Prime Video)
Taaza Khabar (Hotstar)

SATURDAY, 7th January 2023

House of Darkness (Hulu)

SUNDAY, 8th January 2023

True Things (Hulu)
The Winter Palace (Prime Video)




MONDAY, 9th January 2023

Alert, series premiere (Fox)

TUESDAY, 10th January 2023

The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (Netflix)

WEDNESDAY, 11th January 2023

Chasing Waves (Disney+)
Gina Yei (Disney+)
Noise (Netflix)




THURSDAY, 12th January 2023

The Climb (HBO Max)
Velma (HBO Max)
Riotsville, USA (Hulu)
Vikings: Valhalla (Netflix)

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