What’s new on Netflix: 8 Must-watch releases of the week

Netflix must watch releases

If Netflix is your companion in the dull days of the pandemic, here’s some good news. The week is fully packed with drama and fun. The streaming giant has a history of making its viewers hooked to the screen with every new film or series that drops by.

With a slew of new titles revealed in the last week, the fun isn’t over yet. There’s much more to look forward to for the remainder of January 2022. We’re also getting a solid idea of what will be available on Netflix in February 2022.

But for now here are the upcoming Netflix releases for the week:

Heavenly Bites: Mexico (January 19, 2022)

Heavenly Bites Mexico

In a visual sonnet that embraces the classic dishes, dinners, and snacks that define Mexican cuisine, Memo Villegas delivers a gourmet display of Mexican cuisine creativity and extravagantly delectable flavours. The show brings together the flavours of different types of Mexican food that can make up a palpable cuisine for people.

Amandla (January 19, 2022)


Amandla! : A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony is a documentary film from 2002 that uses music to highlight black South Africans’ efforts against Apartheid’s injustices. The Zulu and Xhosa word amandla, which signifies power, inspired the film’s title. Sherry Simpson Dean, Desiree Markgraaff, and Lee Hirsch collaborated on the project as producers. The film’s soundtrack, which has the same name, was also created by Simpson Dean and Hirsch. Dave Matthews and his company, ATO Records, executive produced the compilation of genuine South African “Freedom Songs.”

Midnight Asia: Eat. Dance. Dream. (January 20, 2022)

Midnight Asia

The most fun aspect of Asia’s metropolises emerges at night. The cuisine, drink, music, and nighttime hawks who glow in the dark are all captured in this docuseries. The six-part series will focus on the nightlife in six major Asian cities: Seoul, Manila, Bangkok, Tokyo, Taipei, and Mumbai. Midnight Asia: Eat. Dance. Dream. will be available on Netflix on January 20. The trailer shows bright scenes from six cities around Asia, as well as the people that live there. A DJ, an old noodle shop owner, drag kings, a bartender, and a slew of other characters contribute to the vibrant evening. It depicts the lights and life that these cities have to offer at night.

The Royal Treatment (January 20, 2022)

The Royal Treatment

The Royal Treatment is a forthcoming American romantic film directed by Rick Jacobson and starring Laura Marano as Manhattan hairdresser Izzy, who is granted the opportunity to work at Prince Thomas’ wedding, played by co-star Mena Massoud. The film will be available on Netflix on January 20, 2022. In February 2021, filming began in Dunedin, New Zealand. Isabelle is played by Laura Marano, and Prince Thomas is played by Mena Massoud.

Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series Part 2 (January 21, 2022)

Pokemon Part 2

Part 2 of the Pokemon Master Journeys series will be released on January 21, 2022. However, there will be one little difference: the 12 episodes will be streamed in this section as well, exactly as they were in the previous one. Part 1 of Pokemon Master Journeys covered Episodes 29 through 40. As a result, this season will span Episodes 41 through 52. For Ash and Goh, the forthcoming episodes will be sufficient. In addition, several familiar faces will make a reappearance. More experiences, more challenges, and more fun.

Donkey Head (January 21, 2022)

Donkey Head

Donkey Head is a film whose title refers to a word of affection used by Punjabi parents for their children. Mona, a failing writer who carves herself a life of seclusion while caring for her elderly Sikh father, is portrayed by Darshi, who also wrote and directed the film. Her three prosperous siblings come up on her doorstep prepared to take charge of the situation when he has a devastating stroke. According to Darshi, the film is inspired by Noah Baumbach’s talky family films and is a family dramedy based on her personal experiences dealing with her father when he was undergoing chemotherapy. “Donkeyhead” also focuses on South Asian families pressing their children to have successful jobs, as she said. “There’s a lot of stress to have a good job, whether you’re a doctor or a writer,” she remarked. “It’s like keeping up with the Joneses in a lot of ways.” It’s considerably greater when you include in the fact that it’s an immigrant household.”

That Girl Lay Lay (January 21, 2022)

Lay Lay, a phone app avatar, and Sadie, a teenager who is suffering in school and needs a best friend to chat to, star in the episode and form the main plot of the series. Sadie’s hype-girl character Lay Lay mysteriously comes to life after she wishes upon a star, and the two friends discover that they can do anything when they work together. Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, Peyton Perrine III, Tiffany Daniels, Thomas Hobson, and Caleb Brown are all featured in the episode. The first set of episodes will be available on Netflix on January 21.