Not Sure What Show to Watch? Here’s an Insider’s Guide of What to Stream This Month

The weather outside is frightful, but Fire TV is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let’s watch shows, let’s watch shows, let’s watch shows!

SERIOUSLY THOUGH, lots of television premieres are coming to streaming services this month. Here are a few of our top picks:

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Dec. 6 | Amazon Prime

The third season of this dramedy about a 1950s housewife turned standup comic is coming out in December, not January. But we’re including it here anyway because it’s one of the most critically beloved shows on air right now. And you were probably too busy over the holidays to watch much TV anyway.

“The Outsider”

Jan. 12 | HBO

Still scrambling to plug a “Game of Thrones”-sized hole in its weekend lineup, HBO has been greenlighting lots of prestige dramas with supernatural elements. This one, a 10-episode mini series, is based on a Stephen King novel of the same name. And its plot is every bit as twisty, and as twisted, as King’s best work.


Jan. 24 | Hulu

This show, inspired by writer Lindy West’s real-life experiences, follows Annie, an overweight woman whose life takes a sudden turn when she decides that she’d rather be happy than thin. “Saturday Night Live’s” Aidy Bryant plays the lead role.

“BoJack Horseman”

Jan. 31 | Netflix

IndieWire has called this Netflix original – about a depressed actor who also happens to be a horse – the best animated series of all time. And because it’s not coming out until the end of the month, you’ve got time to catch up on old episodes before the final new season airs.

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.