5 New Series & Movies On Netflix You Should Add To Your New Year Watch List

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It's the start of 2024, which means plenty of new Netflix shows and movies are coming your way!

If you're spoilt for choice, fret not, we've narrowed down some of the must-see shows and movies you gotta add to your watch list.

Here are the top must-watch releases for this month:

1. The Brothers Sun

Netflix's new action-comedy series, The Brothers Sun, stars Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh, which makes it a no-brainer to add it to your must-watch list in January. 

The Brothers Sun tells the story of a Chinese boy named Bruce Sun, who discovers the truth about his family's identity as Taiwan's most renowned gangsters when his older brother, Charles "Chairleg" Sun, moves to Los Angeles to protect him and his mother. 

Watch if you like: 
- Action
- Comedy 
- Drama
- Martial arts

2. Captivating The King

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Captivating The King is an upcoming K-drama series that will be available from 21 January onwards, with two episodes released weekly. It's one of the highly anticipated Netflix series this month, especially with the return of actor Cho Jeong-seok since his last drama in 2021. 

It tells the story of a king's entanglement in a royal and political power struggle, during which he meets an intriguing woman whose agenda for revenge transforms into an unintended love. 

Watch it if you like: 
- Period
- Politics
- Romance

3. Bitconned

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If you love documentaries, Bitconned is a worthy addition to your must-watch list, especially with the ongoing cryptocurrency craze. The movie dives into the unfound territory of cryptocurrency in the late 2010s, and unravels the story of Centre Tech, a crypto company led by a couple scammers with a knack for Photoshop. Just how long can they get away with their crime? 

Watch it if you like: 
- Cryptocurrency
- Documentaries
- Scandals
- True crime

4. Society of the Snow

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Society of the Snow was released in October 2023 in Spanish theatres, and is now streaming on Netflix. 

Based on a book with the same name, the critically acclaimed movie documents accounts of all 16 survivors of the Uruguayan 1972 Andes flight disaster that left them stranded on a cold glacier for two and a half months.

Watch it if you like: 
- Dark 
- Drama
- Films based on books
- Survival

5. The Trust: A Game of Greed

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The Trust: A Game of Greed is the perfect reality show to start your year. Hosted by veteran journalist and former CNN correspondent Brooke Baldwin, The Trust: A Game of Greed isn't your typical reality competition series. Instead of fighting every week to get one step closer to the reward, the contestants are offered the grand prize right from the start. Will they split it evenly or betray each other to earn a bigger share?

Watch it if you like: 
- Competition
- Reality TV 

Ready to start binge-watching these new releases? Unifi is now offering you a complimentary Netflix subscription with their Unifi Home 300Mbps plan!

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If you're looking to level up your home broadband plan, while getting your entertainment fix on Netflix, Unifi is including a complimentary Netflix subscription bundle in their 300Mbps plan.

The price for the 300Mbps plan with Netflix is RM139 per month. No need to pay extra, yay! Netflix is available for all speeds from 100Mbps to 2Gbps.

The home broadband plans also allow you to upgrade your Netflix bundles from Basic to Standard or Premium

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These Netflix bundles come with various features and perks to accommodate your entertainment needs, from supporting more streaming devices to displaying higher video resolution. 

You only need to top up RM17 for the Standard plan or RM27 for the Premium plan! Once you upgrade your plan, it'll be reflected in your Unifi bill. No frills, just Netflix and high-speed Internet. 

Kickstart the new year by streaming Netflix's new shows and movies with Unifi! Learn more about their home broadband plans here.

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