New This Week on Netflix (January 18th, 2018)

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Happy Friday! It’s that time of the week where we take a look at the highlights of the new titles added this week.

Happy holiday weekend, streamers! A holiday means an extra day of streaming and you have a lot of great options this weekend. From new seasons of fan-favorite series to great movies, Netflix has it covered.

For your convenience, a full list of the titles added this week is at the end of this article. To keep up with new additions be sure to follow our What’s New page, updated daily.

Trolls: The Beat Goes On Season 5 is streaming now on Netflix.

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Season 2)

Fresh from a string of award wins, this Emmy-winning series stars Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, a serial killer who murdered Gianni Versace. Criss is fantastic in the role and this is a great guilty-pleasure binge. One note: if you’re looking for it on Netflix, you’ll see the first season picture of O.J. Simpson come up which can be a bit confusing. Click it. This title is under Season 2. This is a great anthology series and I can’t wait to see what Season 3 has to offer.

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Netflix Original

Sebastian Maniscalco is quite the storyteller. He can take something as mundane as a spinning class and turn it into a hilarious yarn. With a book of the same name, he has a lot of experience relating everyday interactions with a hilarious spin. From his cadence to his expressions, he’s a funny guy. He’s a comic you may not be familiar with but should definitely give a look.

Marvel’s The Punisher (Season 2) Netflix Original

Frank Castle is back. After saving a girl in a bar from being murdered, he becomes involved in solving the mystery of who is out to get her. But the deeper he gets, the more he is tested. He wonders if becoming The Punisher full time is his destiny.

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened Netflix Original

The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience on a posh private island, but it failed spectacularly at the hands of a millennial huckster. Billy McFarland branded himself as the worlds greatest entrepreneur. So when he got the idea to put together a music festival he thought nothing could stop him. He was very wrong. This is a great watch and I highly recommend it.

Close Netflix Original

Noomi Rapace stars as Sam, a killer bodyguard and counter-terrorism expert in this thriller based on the life of one of the world’s leading bodyguards Jacquie Davis, a woman with a very elite list of clients. Sam is assigned to protect a young heiress and ends up on the run trying to discover who is out to harm her. I found this to be a very engaging film with a good twist.

Grace and Frankie (Season 5) Netflix Original

Your favorite seniors are back and they officially don’t give a f**k. This season they deal with problems with their children and woes with their home. The husbands are dealing with woes of their own, mostly involving trying to fit in with a younger generation. Ru Paul joins the cast and is just delightful! It’s a fun season and, have no fear, Season 6 is already underway.

Complete List of New Titles Added This Week:

27 New Movies Added This Week

13 Sins (2014)
Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)
Abdullah, The Final Witness (2015)
Adhugo (2018)
American Gangster (2007)
Baazaar (2018)
Becoming Jane (2007)
Chupan Chupai (2016)
Close (2019) Netflix Original
Deadly Switch (2018)
Drake: Rewriting the Rules (2019)
Driven to Dance (2018)
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019) Netflix Original
He’s Out There (2018)
Invisible Essence: The Little Prince (2018)
IO (2019) Netflix Original
Lady-Like (2017)
Old Lord Savanna (2018)
Only Mine (2010)
Pari (2018)
Revenger (2019) Netflix Original
Skyline (2010)
Soni (2018) Netflix Original
The Devil We Know (2018)
The Doll (2016)
The Doll 2 (2017)
The Fighter (2010)

15 New TV Series Added This Week

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Season 2)
Carmen Sandiego (Season 1) Netflix Original
Grace and Frankie (Season 5) Netflix Original
La Grande Chaumière Violette (Season 1)
Legends of Strength (Season 1)
Marvel’s The Punisher (Season 2) Netflix Original
Memory Love (Season 1)
Sin senos sí hay paraíso (Season 3)
Strongland (Season 1)
Taken (Season 2)
Tayo the Little Bus (Season 1)
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (Season 3) Netflix Original
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike (Season 1) Netflix Original
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 5) Netflix Original
Yummy Mummies (Season 1) Netflix Original

1 New Stand-up Specials Added This Week

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry (2019) Netflix Original

What are you looking forward to watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

New This Week on Netflix (January 18th, 2018)

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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.