Entertainment January 24, 2022
Imagine being stuck at school and finding out your classmates and teachers have been turned into ferocious zombies. Or what if you find yourself at the mercy of a drug cartel and are forced to take part in their criminal empire. With fast 5G data, you can just watch these stories unfold from the comfort of your own home.
These are the tense and thrilling stories of the upcoming shows that you can catch on Netflix this January 2022. Whichever of these shows you watch first, it’s all but guaranteed that you’ll easily binge through these over a weekend.
Kicking off Netflix’s January lineup is DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Book 2, the second season of the DOTA animated series. This series follows Davion, a Dragon Knight whose goal is to slay dragons to help keep the world a safer place. But in a sudden turn of events, Davion finds himself merged with a powerful dragon spirit, letting him transform into a dragon. With this newfound power, Davion must aid Moon Princess Mirana to help her stop the demon Terrorblade from collecting all the dragon souls for his evil machinations.
While the first season of the anime proved to be a fan-favorite thanks to its interesting story and great characters, it only had eight episodes. So, it’s a good thing that Netflix released the second season just a year after the first one, especially as DOTA fans loved the show enough that one of the characters, Marci, was added to the game.
After the release of the first season back in 2017, Ozark became one of Netflix’s more popular series. And this month, the fourth and final season of Ozark will premiere on Netflix.
Ozark follows Martin “Marty” Byrde, a financial advisor who runs a money laundering scheme for a Mexican Drug Cartel. After his first scheme goes wrong, Marty, fearing for his life, offers the cartel a much bigger money laundering operation in the Ozarks in Missouri to the tune of 500 million Dollars. Things don’t go smoothly though, as not only must Marty keep the cartel happy, he must also deal with local criminals and the Kansas City Mafia in the Ozarks.
The fourth season of Ozark comes with a lot of hype behind it, especially as it promises to follow up the critically acclaimed third season and show us the series’ epic conclusion. After all, Ozark season 3 scored a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed Netflix shows of last year.
While only the first half consisting of seven episodes will release this month. The second half of Ozark’s final season will be released later.
Another new season of a hit Netflix series is Snowpiercer. On January 25, the third season of Snowpiercer will premiere, continuing the series’ gripping post-apocalyptic story.
Not familiar with the series? Snowpiercer is a show that’s a reboot of Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 film of the same name. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic future where Earth has become a frozen wasteland devoid of life. All surviving humans are aboard the Snowpiercer, a perpetually moving train, to keep themselves safe. Though inside the train, the survivors are separated by class, with the people at the front living in luxury, while those at the back are in squalor.
Snowpiercer is praised for its themes of inequality and class warfare. The second season was particularly praised by critics, with the show getting a high 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Specifically, critics said the show picked up momentum and delivered “critical reflection on society.” On top of these, both fans and critics praised the great performances of the cast, featuring the likes of Daveed Diggs of Hamilton fame, as well as the esteemed Jennifer Connelly. And with the second season ending with hope for the Earth warming up again, Season 3 is going to be an exciting ride.
There have been lots of hit Korean shows on Netflix over the past year, with the likes of Squid Game, Nevertheless, and more dominating 2021. This January, Netflix is releasing another Korean series entitled All of Us Are Dead. And as the title implies, this upcoming show is a zombie series.
All of Us Are Dead is based on a hit Webtoon, “Now At Our School” by Joo Dong-geun. It follows a group of students who find themselves stuck in a school amid a zombie apocalypse with no phone, no food, and no weapons. In their desperate struggle for survival, the remaining students must grapple with this crisis while there’s little hope for outside help.
While zombie TV shows aren’t new, All of Us Are Dead promises to be fresh as it’s set where the zombie outbreak began. Other zombie shows and movies often happen in the middle of the outbreak. Plus, having the students face zombiefied schoolmates and teachers is sure to add tension and drama.
Finally, we have The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. The title is quite a mouthful, but the premise is unique and interesting.
This dark comedy thriller follows Anna (played by Kristen Bell), a heartbroken woman who finds herself feeling stuck in a lifeless routine. That is, until she sees a handsome neighbor that moved in across the street. While this new guy could be her way out of her listless life, she witnesses a gruesome murder. Or at least, she thinks she did.
All these shows are premiering exclusively on Netflix this January 2022. Good thing Smart Signature plans come with a Netflix subscription at no additional cost. Aside from getting to enjoy these shows when they release, Smart Signature plans also feature unbeatable mobile data offers. After all, Smart Signature offers a range of Unli 5G postpaid plans so you can binge-watch to your heart’s content.
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