Netflix Combats the Cold with New Selections

Kate Lickert, Staff Writer

Winter break provides the perfect opportunity to snuggle up on the couch and catch up on all your favorite shows. But now that break is over, it’s time for something new.

Fortunately, Netflix announced that they’re releasing 38 new original new series and movies this January.

Netflix’s new original series “Comedians of the World” jumpstarted Jan.1. The new series will see 47 comedians across 13 regions and eight languages come together for a series of standup, including famous comedians such as American comic Nicole Byer, and British stand-up Nish Kumar.

Season two of “Friends from College” will also be released this on Jan. 11. Although there hasn’t been much talk about the upcoming season, Netflix predicts a quick turnaround for the second season. The series documents a group of friends who attended Harvard University together, but are now trying to navigate their lives in New York City.

Netflix also announced that the finals seasons of “Grace and Frankie” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” will be releasing soon.

“Grace and Frankie” premiered back in 2015 and is ending this year with season five.  The show has been a hit from the beginning and has received several nominations, including five Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress.

Marta Kauffman, co-creator of the show, is sad is to see it come to an end.

“Every season, it becomes more and more special, because you know you have fewer and fewer left,” Kauffman said.

Another Netflix original that is coming to end is “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” The first half of the last season was released May 30 and the second half of the season will begin streaming Jan. 25.

“We don’t want to overstuff it and rush it (the ending),” Robert Carlock, a writer for the show told the Hollywood Reporter last February.  “And there are things that I think would be fun to hold off for kind of a big epic finale in feature form.”

January, along with the rest of 2019, holds a wide variety of entertainment on Netflix.