With another surge in COVID-19 cases all across the globe, it won’t be wrong to anticipate another lockdown. And if that’s the case, we might as well brace ourselves for a probable lockdown, if any, with a list of good TV shows. If at all, we want to revisit 2020, we would know how TV has remained a bright light and a nice break in the midst of some extremely dismal news. So, if you want to snuggle down in January and enjoy some time indoors, Television will be there for you. Because there’s more to watch on TV than there are hours in the day. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 under-the-radar new series you shouldn’t miss this month.
Release date: January 5, 2022 on CBS
The relationship between Dr Sam Griffith (Sophia Bush) and her dad, Dr Rob Griffith (Jason Isaacs), is difficult. Despite the fact that they are both accomplished heart surgeons, the senior Dr Griffith always believes he knows better and does not recognise his daughter’s medical judgement or authority. After Rob is stabbed and goes into a six-month coma, things get much tougher. When her father wakes up, Sam assumes the section in his place, which irritates him. The CBS drama blends House’s medical puzzles with some tense family relationships. Bush and Isaacs work well together, elevating this CBS drama above the usual medical drama fare.
Release date: January 11, 2022, on The CW
In this latest instalment of The CW’s superhero franchise, Kaci Walfall plays the leading lady. Naomi is a popular high school student who is a big lover of Superman comics, especially because she is adopted like Clark Kent (Barry Watson and Mouzam Makkar co-star as Naomi’s parents). Naomi’s community of Port Oswego witnesses a mysterious occurrence that no one can explain in the pilot, created by executive producers Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship. Naomi must next turn to two mystery people: used car salesman Zumbado (Cranston Johnson) and tattoo artist Dee, who may hold the clues to her origin tale (Alexander Wraith).
Wolf Like Me
Release date: January 13, 2022, on Peacock
Gary, a father living in Australia who is still hurting from the tragic death and trying to raise his pre-teen daughter, is played by Josh Gad. Gary feels he’s actually found one who appreciates him after meeting Mary (Isla Fisher), but Mary has a secret she can’t bring herself to reveal. Abe Forsythe, the show’s creator and executive producer, based the series on his own life experiences, which will also air on the Australian streaming platform, Stan.
Release date: January 16, 2022, on HBO Max
In this new series, Sam (Bridget Everett) returns to her birthplace of Kansas to care for her dying sister. But since her sister has left, Sam is forced to figure out where she belongs in the little town. She encounters a man named Joel (Jeff Hiller) at work, who introduces her to a group of individuals who are also outcasts. “It’s church-adjacent,” he assured her as they met at a church in a shopping mall. The seven-episode series looks at ways to deal with sadness while still finding joy in the little things in life.
Single drunk female
Release date: January 22, 2022, on Freeform
Samantha (Sofia Black-D’Elia) is compelled to return to Boston to live with her mother Carol (Ally Sheedy) following a felony conviction for public drunkenness at work. When she returns home, she must face the truth that she is an alcoholic, albeit one who has been sober for years. She needs employment as well as a sponsor. She also has to take responsibility for her faults. As a result, the series has a unique combination of humour and a real and honest look at addiction. Sheedy is terrific as a mother who adores her kid but makes several errors in her efforts to assist her, while Black-D’Elia excels as a lady who makes frustrating decisions despite her desire to do better.