5 good Netflix shows this weekend: Ozark season 4 part 1, Archive 81, and more

Ozark. (L to R) Eric Ladin as Kerry Stone, Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore in episode 404 of Ozark. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021
Ozark. (L to R) Eric Ladin as Kerry Stone, Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore in episode 404 of Ozark. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 /
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The final weekend of January 2022 is upon us, and it’s time to binge some great Netflix shows. In the past two weeks, many series have released new seasons with more on the way. This weekend you can settle in and check out some of the great new episodes available on the streamer.

This week’s Netflix top 10 shows list has excellent choices like Too Hot To Handle season 3, Cheer season 2, Cobra Kai season 4, The Witcher season 2, and for the younger viewers Cocomelon and Blibbi’s Adventures. 

If you thought January had a great list of new releases, just wait until you see what is coming in February. Sweet Magnolias season 2, Inventing Anna, Vikings: Valhalla, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and many more Netflix shows and movie will be coming next month.

Best Netflix shows January 22, 2022

Check out the best Netflix shows to watch this weekend.

Ozark

Ozark is one of the most highly anticipated series releases for 2022. The fourth and final season of the series will be released in two parts, each consisting of seven episodes.

The story of the Byrde family’s dive into the crime world of the Lake of the Ozarks has left viewers longing for the next episodes since 2020. The fourth season will pick up where the third left off, with the Byrde’s organization undergoing significant changes. One of their colleagues was killed in a surprising move, and one of their own has now flipped sides and is no longer working with the Byrdes.

In a final season, anything goes, so be sure to get those episodes viewed before any significant events can be spoiled.

Archive 81

The series Archive 81 is a thrilling tale that leaves you wanting more with each episode. Inspired by a found footage podcast of the same name, this series is horror in nature with supernatural elements.

Archivist Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie) embarks on restoration of videos from 1994 that lead him into an investigative search for what exactly happened in these videos. When he discovers ties to his life, things get even more interesting. Archive 81 is a must-see for supernatural horror fans.

Stay Close

As with any Harlan Coben series, Stay  Close draws you into the lives of the characters and make you feel that this story is something that could actually happen.

The story revolves around Megan (Cush Jumbo), whose idyllic life is shattered when her past comes back to haunt her. The events intertwine with people from her past and her family as well. As events unfold, more mystery is revealed, and things aren’t always as they seem.

If you are a fan of Coben’s adapted series, check this one out, as it is one of the best yet.

The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman

Another true crime docuseries has been released on Netflix. The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman is a limited series that tells of the UK’s most manipulative con artists.

In the early ’90s, conman Robert Hendy-Freegard devised a scheme where he posed as a British spy to manipulate and steal from his victims. The three-part limited docuseries uses reenactments to tell the sad tale of this conman’s exploits that left the lives of the families he conned in ruins.

Derry Girls

The British sit-com Derry Girls is an offbeat coming-of-age story that will delight fans with ’90s nostalgia and endear them to the well-played characters. Currently, the series has two seasons on Netflix, with a third coming in 2022. This is a great time to binge the series and ready yourself for the third and final season.

Set in Derry, North Ireland, in the mid-90s, the story follows five teens who attend Our Lady Immaculate College. The school is a fictional girls’ Catholic secondary school based on the real-life Thornhill College that creator Lisa McGee attended. The story is fictional but does show real-life events of the time, including the 1994 IRA ceasefire and US President Bill Clinton’s visit to the region.

The series is filled with offbeat and often dark humor and is a raw look at teens growing up and the issues they face at school and with their families.

Which Netflix shows will you be watching this week? Share your picks in the comments!

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