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Clockwise: Griselda, Pulp Fiction, Expats, Masters of the Air.
Clockwise: Griselda, Pulp Fiction, Expats, Masters of the Air.

Pop CultureJanuary 22, 2024

New to streaming: What to watch on Netflix NZ, Neon and more this week

Clockwise: Griselda, Pulp Fiction, Expats, Masters of the Air.
Clockwise: Griselda, Pulp Fiction, Expats, Masters of the Air.

What are you going to be watching this week? We round up everything coming to streaming services this week, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, ThreeNow, Neon and TVNZ+.

The biggies

Griselda (on Netflix from January 25)

Yes, that is Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara you see in the trailer above. In this limited series, she plays real-life cocaine trafficker Griselda Blanco, known as the “Godmother of Cocaine”, as she makes her way through the underworld of Miami in the 1980s. Vergara has championed this project herself, joined by Narcos creator Doug Miro. Vergara, who is mostly known for her broad comedic chops, is taking on her first lead drama role, and I, for one, am intrigued! / Sam Brooks

Black Coast Vanishings (on ThreeNow from January 28)

Since 1992, six people have gone missing in and around Piha, with the most recent being a French teenager in March 2020. Are they accidents, foul play or even murder? New local true crime documentary Black Coast Vanishings aims to get to the bottom of this long-running mystery. / SB

Expats (on Prime Video from January 26)

Another year, another limited series in which Nicole Kidman conspicuously dons a wig. This series, set in Hong Kong and based on Janice Y. K. Lee’s 2016 novel of the same name, follows the lives of a close-knit expat community, where affluence is celebrated, friendships are temporary, and private lives are played out publicly. The Farewell’s Lulu Wang has shepherded this adaptation to screen, and the cast is rounded out by Jack Huston, Sarayu Blue and Brian Tee. SB

The notables

Masters of the Air (on Apple TV+ from January 26)

It has been a while since we got a Steven Spielberg-produced war drama on the small screen, and thankfully we needn’t wait any longer! This series, a companion piece to Band of Brothers and The Pacific, is based on the 2007 book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, and it chronicles the actions of the 100th Bomb Group, nicknamed the “Bloody Hundredth” due to the heavy losses it incurred, during World War II. A bunch of white dudes, including Austin Butler, Barry Keoghan, Callum Turner, and Nikolai Kinsi star as the titular masters. / SB

Queer Eye (season eight on Netflix from January 24)

It might be steaming hot at the moment, but Queer Eye is still guaranteed to chill you out. The eighth season of this show, which will reportedly be Bobby Berk’s last, was filmed in New Orleans and will see the Fab Five doing their usual thing. Look, you know the drill with this show at this point. If it’s your vibe, enjoy! / SB

Mayfair Witches (on TVNZ+ from January 23)

Who knew there would be an Anne Rice television universe in 2024? Not me, that’s for sure. Mayfair Witches joins the recent TV adaptation of Interview with the Vampire, but following neurosurgeon Dr. Rowan Fielding (The White Lotus’ Alexandra Daddario), who learns she is the heiress to a dynasty of powerful witches haunted by a sinister spirit. Harry Hamlin, Tongayi Chirisa and Jack Huston (here again!) round out the cast. / SB

The films

A few 80s film classics (on TVNZ+ from January 24)

Teen Wolf! Teen Wolf Too (an underrated sequel title)! Bloodsport! Road House! Now you can watch all these classics in one place, without having to brush off your VHS or drag out your DVD player. Are these good films? Maybe not. Are they great films? Almost certainly. / SB

Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees (on Netflix from January 23)

Get On Your Knees has been one of the shows I’ve wanted to see, badly, for about five years now. Comedian Jacqueline Novak’s 90 minute stand-up special about fellatio has been kicking around since 2018 but it became a true viral sensation in 2019, when it won several awards in New York, including “Best Comedy” and “Best Theatre”. If you’re looking for a good laugh in these muggy times, you needn’t look much farther. / SB

Pulp Fiction (on Neon from January 26)

Is Pulp Fiction the best Tarantino film? Is it the only one starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman being perhaps the coolest dressed people of the 90s? Did I just ask the same question twice? Maybe! You can answer this question for yourself, with a Neon subscription, from January 26. / SB


January 22

Not Quite Narwhal: Season 2

January 23

Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees

January 24

Queer Eye: Season 8

Six Nations: Full Contact

January 25


Masters of the Revolution

January 28

Doctor Slump

The Forgiven


January 23

Law and Order: Organised Crime: Season 4

To Catch a Killer

January 24

Prodigal Son: Seasons 1-2


January 25

Escape Plan 2: Hades

January 26

The Endgame: S1

Pulp Fiction

January 27

Class of 3000

The Big Trip

January 28



January 22


January 23

Mayfair Witches

January 24


Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf Too


Road House

January 26

Parenthood: Seasons 1-6

In the Know


January 24

Being Human

January 28

Black Coast Vanishings

Prime Video

January 23

Sound of Freedom

January 26


The Underdoggs

Resident Evil: Death Island


January 22

Superhot: The Spicy World of Pepper People

January 23

The Last Repair Shop

January 24

A Real Bug’s Life

Drain the Oceans: Season 2-5

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Showdown

Secrets of the Zoo: Season 2-5

Family Guy: Season 21

January 27

Flex X Cop

Apple TV+

January 26

Masters of the Air

AMC+/Acorn TV

January 22

The Gulf: Seasons 1-2

January 24

The Walking Dead: Dead City

The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs: The Walking Dead: Dead City Special


January 22

The Beta Test

January 26

Suitable Flesh



Keep going!