The holidays are officially over, and we have several months of cold winter ahead. But hopefully new TV shows and movies make this time a little more enjoyable. This week sees the return of Search Party on HBO Max, plus a new reality show on Netflix, Bling Empire, that will 100 percent be your next obsession.
Below, check out all the TV shows and movies worth watching this week:
Sunday, January 10
The Circus: Filmed before the Capitol riot on January 6, this roundtable discussion covers President Donald Trump’s last two weeks in office. 8 p.m. ET on Showtime
Monday, January 11
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy: Read Netflix’s official description for this documentary, below. Streaming on Netflix
“In the early 1980s, the crack epidemic tore through America’s inner cities like a tsunami, ravaging all in its wake. Decades later, the destructive effects on people’s lives, families and communities are still deeply felt. Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy examines not only the personal devastation caused by the drug, but also the shadowy origins of the crisis and the resultant, ongoing marginalization of Black and Brown people trapped by the U.S. prison and healthcare systems.”
Tuesday, January 12
Chris Rock: Total Blackout, The Tamborine Extended Cut: A “remix” of Chris Rock’s 2018 comedy special, in which he takes on race, fatherhood, and politics, among other topics. Streaming on Netflix
Wednesday, January 13
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer: True crime watchers, mark your calendars for this docuseries about a serial killer who put the entire city of Los Angeles on high alert in summer 1985. Streaming on Netflix
Thursday, January 14
Search Party: Watch the trailer for season four, below. Streaming on HBO Max
Friday, January 15
Bling Empire: This new reality show centers on a group of incredibly wealthy Asian and Asian American people whose glitzy, glamorous lives in L.A. are also packed with soapy drama. Sign me up. Streaming on Netflix
One Night in Miami: Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Malcom X meet on one historic night during the civil rights movement in this drama film, directed by Regina King (in her directorial debut). Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
The Basics: A new web series about the “femininity in the NYC improv scene,” according to a press email. All six episodes available on Vimeo.
Saturday, January 16
Monster Preacher: A true crime documentary from Oxygen about a “self-proclaimed pastor” who held six women captive in his basement in 1986. 7 p.m. ET on Oxygen
9 New TV Shows and Movies to Put on Your Watch List This Week The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ Glamour.