Best Movies & TV Series in January 2024: A Shop For Killers, The Beekeeper, Echo

Conquer the watchlist!
By: Iffah Salleh
January 19, 2024

Let’s keep it short and sweet because January brings us a wealth of entertainment to cherish. With an ever-growing list of dramas and movies awaiting our attention, let’s add other new TV shows and films to the mix. You’ve got this – conquer that watchlist! Now, let’s look at the captivating offerings of January’s films and original series, which promise to fascinate us and keep us hooked to our seats or hurrying home to watch the latest episodes of our favourite shows. Prepare for the awesomeness that January has in store for us! 

Best Movies & TV Series in January 2024

1. A Shop For Killers

In the heart-stopping Korean thriller, “A Shop For Killers,” college student Jeong Jian battles for survival against highly skilled assassins. Seeking refuge in her childhood home, she taps into the invaluable lessons left by her late uncle, played by Lee Dongwook, to outsmart her pursuers. As she races against time to uncover her uncle’s mysterious past, Jian discovers the house hides not only family secrets but also a formidable arsenal. Each corner holds a revelation, and every lesson becomes a weapon in this suspenseful journey. 

Get ready for a thrilling exploration of legacy, survival, and the perilous secrets that lie within the shadows of “A Shop For Killers, available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

2. Flex x Cop

“Flex x Cop” follows Jin Isoo, accustomed to a life of opulence, as he’s thrown into Gangha Police Station’s Violent Crimes Unit 1 following an incorrect arrest. A power struggle ensues as Isoo, used to having it all, clashes with department boss Lee Ganghyun. However, the weight of newfound responsibilities causes a metamorphosis. Isoo uses his unique skill set and fortune to become an unexpected force, powering over obstacles to help the team solve cases and bring justice. 

Premiering on Disney+ Hotstar on January 26th, “Flex x Cop” promises a blend of drama, humour, and crime-solving, showing Isoo’s journey from privilege to purpose.

3. Marry My Husband

“Marry My Husband” is an ongoing South Korean television series written by Shin Yoo-dam, based on the popular webtoon of the same name. This gripping drama, starring Park Min-young, Na In-woo, Lee Yi-kyung, and Song Ha-yoon, tells the story of a lady, Kang Ji Won, who is murdered after discovering her husband’s affair with her closest friend, but is given a second chance at life by resetting the clock to ten years earlier.

Follow Kang Ji Won as she navigates the difficulties of love and second chances on Prime Video right now. 

4. Echo

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has returned with another masterpiece to experience: “Echo,” a thrilling American television miniseries available exclusively on Disney+. This dynamic series, the ninth in the MCU, follows the narrative of Maya Lopez, a heroine from Marvel Comics. A spin-off from the renowned “Hawkeye” series, “Echo” follows Maya as she returns to her homeland in Oklahoma, plagued by Wilson Fisk’s organisation’s pursuits.

Set five months after the events of “Hawkeye” (2021), Maya deals with her history, reconnects with her Native American ancestry, and faces problems within her family and community.  Join Maya Lopez on her journey to self-discovery and justice, only on Disney+ Hotstar now.

5. Flowers that Bloom at Night

Our favourite baddie, Hanee is back after her little marital break with another exciting project; “Flowers that Bloom at Night” (also known as Knight Flower). It is an ongoing South Korean television series featuring the stellar cast of Lee Hanee, Lee Jong-won, Kim Sang-joong, and Lee Ki-woo. Adapted from a webtoon launched on KakaoPage,join the mysterious journey of Jo Yeo-hwa (Lee Hanee), a widow from the most prestigious noble family in Joseon. By day, she lives a quiet life, but by night, she becomes a secret helper, reaching out to those in need. 

Don’t miss the intrigue – watch Jo Yeo-Hwa’s nocturnal adventures on KOCOWA+ every Friday and Saturday at 21:50 (KST).

6. Pendekar Awang: Darah Indera Gajah

Pendekar Awang: Darah Indera Gajah will transport you to an era of colonial struggles and persecution, where a swordsman of incredible courage, Awang, rises. Awang, a follower of the renowned warrior Mat Kilau, stands erect in the midst of disaster, embodying resilience and honour.

In a world that expects sacrifices, Awang’s journey is daring, punctuated with echoes of loss and booming with heroics. As the colonial age casts its gloomy shadow, his blade shines with the unbreakable spirit of those who resist.

Prepare to be enthralled by the story of Pendekar Awang: Darah Indera Gajah, which will go down in history as a heroic tale. Join him in nearby cinemas now.

7. The Beekeeper

The Beekeeper follows Adam Clay, a retired member of the ruthless  organisation called The Beekeepers, as he immerses himself in the calm world of beekeeping. However, his quiet life is upended when his elderly neighbour falls prey to a sad hoax. Adam, driven by a passion for justice, returns to the hidden realm of The Beekeepers. Unravelling a web of lethal schemes planned by a strong organisation, Adam faces FBI agents, modern-day con artists, and even his own replacement. What begins as a mission for justice grows into something much more significant: the revelation of widespread corruption that threatens society as a whole. 

Prepare for a thrilling story that defies boundaries, now in cinemas.

8. Shining For One Thing (一闪一闪亮星星)

​​Enter the heart-touching tale of “Shining For One Thing” (一闪一闪亮星星). Post-college entrance exam, Zhang Wansen is all set to spill his feelings to Lin Beixing. Yet, a concert mishap turns his world into an irreversible tragedy. But hold on, the unexpected happens! Zhang Wansen is catapulted back to the summer before the tragedy struck.

As he navigates this perplexing restart, Zhang Wansen realises it’s no simple task. Can he, this time around, mend the heart-wrenching regrets that haunt him? In “Shining For One Thing,” love, loss, and the quest for redemption weave together, creating a story where second chances illuminate the path to rewriting destiny. 

Get ready for a journey of emotions, twists, and the undying hope of a love that shines brighter than any star, now showing at your nearest cinema from January 26th.

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