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Hulu: What's New in January 2017

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Angie Maddison Sun, 01/01/2017 - 19:00

Happy New Year, one and all. For many, it is a time for setting resolutions for the brand new year ahead, a time to reflect on what has been achieved before, and to consider how we can best improve going forward. For others - those enlightened beings who know that New Year’s resolutions only end in disappointment – a new year is a time to celebrate new beginnings, specifically of the new season of their favourite TV series. And boy does Hulu deliver this January. Let’s take a look.

If you’re keen for something new, then take a look at British slacker comedy, Wasted. Following 20-somethings Kent (Dylan Edwards), Alison (Gwyneth Keyworth), Morpheus (Danny Kirrane) and Sarah (Rose Reynolds), their aimless, small village existence takes a surreal turn when actor Sean Bean appears to Morpheus as a “spirit guide.” Adorned in the Winterfell garb of his famous Game of Thrones character, Ned Stark, Bean doles out some harsh realities to his bored stoner charge.

For more fresh content, consider The Mick. When her wealthy sister is arrested for fraud, rough nut Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy finds herself transported to moneyed Greenwich, Connecticut, where she becomes the sole carer for her niece and nephews. Naturally her hard drinking, ciggie smoking lifestyle is at odds with the task of caring for three spoiled kids; cue comedic moments! The premise is not a new one but fans of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will enjoy seeing Kaitlin Olson at the helm of this comedy created by Dave and John Chernin, writers on Always Sunny.

For those already invested in a series, keep an eye out for new season returns this month. Of particular note are the following season premieres for the much beloved crime drama Bones: Season 12, Nashville: Season 5, Homeland: Season 6 and Shonda Rhimes’ political drama Scandal: Season 6.

If you’re wondering if documentary Roseanne For President is about ‘that’ Roseanne, then yes, it is. American comedian Roseanne Barr is best known for her eponymous sitcom which was hugely popular in the 1990s. She brought the struggles of working class families to televisions around the world and the world fell in love with her brash and brassy brand of truth-telling. Here, Barr makes a legitimate run for the Oval Office when she attempts to win the nomination as the Green Party’s presidential candidate for 2012. She is pro-marijuana and anti-Wall Street but also, probably critically, anti-real life connections – rather than travelling across the country to make campaign appearances, she preferred to stay home and appear via Skype. It should be a spoiler to no-one to say that Barr did not become President of the United States but it is no less entertaining to watch her try. Look out for appearances by Michael Moore (Farenheit 9/11) and Rosie O’Donnell (The Fosters).

Those looking for a movie to enjoy this month could try a classic like Annie Hall. Written by Woody Allen and starring himself as the neurotic love interest for ditzy Annie Hall (played by the wonderful Diane Keaton), this film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1977. This marked the beginning of Allen’s career as a serious filmmaker and also launched Keaton’s acting career.

But if you prefer your movies more recent and maybe even vaguely offensive, then don’t forget to check out Dirty Grandpa. Starring Zac Efron (Bad Neighbours) and Robert De Niro (Meet The Fockers), I’ll let you guess which one plays the dirty grandpa.

New to Hulu in January:

Available January 1
Chowder: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Cartoon Network)
The Powerpuff Girls (Classic): Complete Seasons 1-6 (Cartoon Network)
Wasted: Complete Season 1 (BBC)
Across the Universe (2007)
Amelie (2001)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Annie Hall (1977)
Baby Boom (1987)
Bad Girls from Mars (1991)
Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987)
Beverly Hills Cop 3 (1994)
Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)
Black Sheep (1996)
Blaze You Out (2013)
Blow Away (1993)
Blue Hill Avenue (2003)
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
The Burbs (1989)
Bug (2006)
Cold War (2012)
Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to be Said? (2011)
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Dracula 3000 (2004)
Duma (2005)
The Eternal (1998)
Explorers (1985)
Extreme Justice (1993)
Eyes of an Angel (1994)
Footloose (1984)
Gargoyles: Wings of Darkness (2004)
Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Happily N'Ever After 2 (2009)
Jackass Number Two (2006)
Jackass: The Movie (2002)
Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Jesus' Son (2000)
King Kong (1976)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
The Long Riders (1980)
Man in the Moon (1991)
Mission Impossible (1996)
Mutant Species (1995)
Norm of the North (2016)
Open Season (2006)
The Piano (1994)
Primal Fear (1996)
Promised Land (1987)
The Relic (1997)
Runaway Bride (1999)
Senorita Justice (2004)
Shooters (2003)
Silent Tongue (1993)
Six Weeks (1982)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Split Image (1982)
The Spy Next Door (2010)
Stephen King's Graveyard Shift (1998)
Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985)
Teresa's Tattoo (1994)
Trading Places (1983)
Transporter 3 (2008)
Trekkies (1997)
Trekkies 2 (2004)
Trucks (1997)
The Untouchables (1987)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)War Games (1983)
What's Cooking? (2000)
Witness (1985)

January 2
Beyond: Complete Season 1 (Freeform)
The Mick: Series Premiere (FOX)
To Tell the Truth: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

January 3
The Bachelor: Season 21 Premiere (ABC)
The Celebrity Apprentice: Season 8 Premiere (NBC)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Complete Season 11 (FX)
Love the Coopers (2015) (*Showtime)

January 4
Bones: Season 12 Premiere (FOX)

January 6
Nashville: Season 5 Premiere (CMT)

January 7
Emerald City: Series Premiere (NBC)
Grimm: Season 6 Premiere (NBC)
Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)

January 8
Burnt (2015) (*Showtime)

January 9
Match Game: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
Secret in their Eyes (2015) (*Showtime)

January 10
Amazing World of Gumball: Complete Season 4 (Cartoon Network)

January 13
My Kitchen Rules: Series Premiere (FOX)
Bird People (2014)

January 15
Bridge of Spies (2015) (*Showtime)

January 16
Clarence: Complete Season 2 (Cartoon Network)
Homeland: Season 6 Premiere (*Showtime)

January 17
Real Housewives of Potomac: Complete Season 1 (Bravo)

January 19
What Happened...Ms. Sykes (2016)

January 20
Scandal: Season 6 Premiere (ABC)

January 22
Where to Invade Next (2015)

January 23
The Choice (2016)

January 25
The Path: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

January 27
Days and Nights (2014)
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Roseanne for President (2016)

January 28
Hostel (2006)
Hostel: Part 2 (2007)

January 30
The Affair: Season 3 Finale (*Showtime)
Regular Show: Complete Season 7B (Cartoon Network)

Leaving Hulu in January

January 31
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
Bolero (1984)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
The Cutting Edge (1992)
Enter the Ninja (1981)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Hammett (1982)
Hoosiers (1986)
One from the Heart (1982)
Punch Drunk Love (2002)
Quigley down Under (1990)
Rounders (1998)
Sling Blade (1996)
Top Secret! (1984)


Angie Maddison is a contributor for Streambly. You can follow Angie on Twitter.

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