5 good Netflix shows this weekend: Archive 81, Cheer season 2, and more

Archive 81. Dina Shihabi as Melody Pendras in episode 105 of Archive 81. Cr. Quantrell D. Colbert/Netflix © 2021
Archive 81. Dina Shihabi as Melody Pendras in episode 105 of Archive 81. Cr. Quantrell D. Colbert/Netflix © 2021 /

Happy weekend Netflix Life readers! Hopefully, you are filling up your January with some great new Netflix shows.

There are some fantastic series that have released new seasons within the past month that are wildly popular. Cobra Kai, Stay Close, Emily in Paris, The Witcher, and Queer Eye have new episodes.

If you are in the mood for a great comedy binge, check out Community, Space Force, 30 Rock, New Girl, Schitt’s Creek, and many more.

Archive 81 - Netflix shows
Archive 81. (L to R) Dina Shihabi as Melody Pendras, Julia Chan as Anabelle Cho in episode 104 of Archive 81. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2021 /

Best Netflix shows January 15, 2022

Check out the top 5 best Netflix shows to watch this weekend!

Archive 81

The new horror series Archive 81 is now available on Netflix. This series is inspired by a found footage podcast of the same title.

This series sees archivist Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie) on the job of restoring some videotapes from 1994. As he delves deeper into the story, he makes a strange, supernatural connection with the documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras (Dina Shihabi), whose tapes he is working on.

From the looks of the trailer, this one will be enjoyed by fans of supernatural horrors.

Cheer season 2
Cheer Season 2. (L to R) Dillon Brandt, Lexi Brumback, La’Darius Marshall and Morgan Simianer in Cheer. Cr. Netflix © 2022 /

Cheer season 2

The sports docuseries, Cheer, has released its second season recently, and it is already sitting at number one on the Netflix top TV shows list for this week.

The series follows the College Bulldogs Cheer Team from Corsicana, Texas, coached by Monica Aldama. Fans love the reality series for amazingly talented members of the cheer team and the fierce competitions that the group must perform in. Their ultimate goal is to compete in the National Cheerleading Championship held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The House
THE HOUSE. Susan Wokoma as Rosa in THE HOUSE. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 /

The House

The new release, The House, is a unique concept that sees a different director for each of the three chapters in the first season. Each of the stories tells a different story related to the same house.

The series tells connected yet standalone stories that run about 30 minutes each in a proper anthology format. The stories are dark, creepy, and morbid, so keep that in mind if you have some younger viewers. The House was recently released and praised for its stop motion animation.

Some voice talents include Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Goode, Claudie Blakley, Miranda Richardson, and Paul Kaye.

New Netflix movies - Sweet Magnolias season 2
Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan, Heather Headley as Helen Decatur, Joanna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend in episode 202 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Richard Ducree/Netflix © 2021 /

Sweet Magnolias

The series Sweet Magnolias currently has one season to stream, with a second coming on Feb. 4. This is the opportune time to watch the first season while preparing for the second.

Sweet Magnolias is based on the series of novels by Sherryl Woods. The series follows three gals who have been best friends since childhood and live in South Carolina. They help each other through all the growing pains of life, romance, career, and family.

The series stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley, Logan Allen, Anneliese Judge, Carson Rowland, Justin Bruening, Chris Klein, and Jamie Lynn Spears.

Bridgerton season 2 release date, Netflix, Bridgerton season 2 not coming Jan 2022


Season 2 of the period romance Bridgerton will release on March 25. For now, you can revisit the splendor of season 1 that is available to stream.

The series is based on a series of novels by Julia Quinn that follows the Bridgerton family of Regency London. Bridgerton was created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes.

Season 1 focuses on the eldest daughter, Daphne, and her introduction into society to search for a perfect match. The series brings to life the lavish days of the Regency when the ton came out for the season. Things are even more interesting as a new columnist, Lady Whistledown, circulates her newsletter reveals everyone’s deepest secrets to all of society.

What Netflix shows will you be watching this weekend?

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