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Spice up your binge-watch list with the top 10 January Netflix shows

by Joyce Remo

THE year is barely getting started but Netflix has already released a couple of exciting shows and films this year.

The streaming service has also announced the return of the most-anticipated follow-ups to several fan favorites, including You, Bridgerton, and Outer Banks.

Surely, there are just too many good shows and movies to choose from that you do not know  where to start. 

If you’re struggling to decide which shows to include on your binge-watch list, here are the top 10 shows that Netflix users watched in the final week of January 2023.

The Glory

Song Hye-kyo’s comeback drama, The Glory, follows the story of a bullied high school student who once dreamt of becoming an architect.

However, she became a victim of bullying that forced her to drop out of school. Now an adult, she plots her revenge on her tormentors and bystanders who tolerated the abuse. 

The first season of The Glory starring Song, Lee Do-Hyun, and Lim Ji-yeon runs in an eight-episode series and has been topping the Philippine Netflix chart for five weeks.

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Record of Ragnarok: Season 2

Filipinos undeniably love anime, that’s why it’s no surprise that the second series of the Record of Ragnarok franchise made it to Netflix’s Top 10 list after its January 26 release.

This popular animated series showcases a masterful tournament arc with straightforward and powerful duels to decide the fate of humankind. 

Gods and humans battle  each other in gladiatorial combats, with the gods intending to erase their creations.

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The Interest of Love

Starring Moon Ka-young, Yoo Yeon-seok, Keum Sae-rok, and Jung Ga-ram, The Interest of Love is a realistic romantic drama series that recounts the story of four different people who meet each other at a local bank, and how love changes their lives.

The four characters in the series venture into a slow-burn romance as they try to understand the highs and lows of love.

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Alchemy of Souls: Parts 1 and 2

Another fan favorite, the Alchemy of Souls Parts 1 and Two, has been on Netflix’s most-viewed list for the longest time. This series tells the story of a powerful sorceress Mu-Deok, played by Jung So-min, stuck in a blind woman’s body.

She meets a man from a noble family, Jang Uk, portrayed by Lee Jae-wook, who wants her to help him change his ill-fated destiny.

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The first part of the Alchemy of Souls has been in Netflix Philippines’ Top 10 list for 23 consecutive weeks, while the second part is now on its fifth week.

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Crash Course in Romance

In this romantic drama, Nam Haeng-seon, played by Jeon Do-yeon, plays a former national athlete. This ultra-positive female lead meets the hot grumpy instructor in a private institution and their opposite-attracts romance starts to bloom as the story progresses.

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This South Korean reality survival series involves 100 contestants who compete in grueling strength and endurance tests as they battle to remain the sole survivor among the fittest.

Physical: 100 currently has four episodes airing on Netflix. The show uploads two episodes every Tuesday.

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The comedy-horror supernatural series Wednesday has been on Netflix’s Top 10 list for a solid 10 weeks.

Boosted by Jenna Ortega’s spectacular performance, the eight-episode series narrates the story of a “smart, sarcastic, and a little dead inside” Wednesday Adams as she attempts to unravel the mystery that shrouded her parents for 25 years.

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Alice in Borderland Season 2

Ready for more bloodbath? Alice in Borderland returned to Netflix for its second season after the first season’s successful run in December 2020.

Alice in Borderland Season 2 revolves around Arisu, portrayed by Kento Yamazaki, and Usagi, played by Tao Tsuchiya, as they come to terms with what it means to be alive as they set out on a thrilling battle for survival.

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Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist

Ending the list is another romantic comedy Korean series. This show circles on the story of royal family physician Yoo Se-poong, portrayed by Kim Min-jae.

Upon being involved in a conspiracy against the royal family, Se-poong moves to a remote village and becomes a doctor who treats patients with physical and mental ailments.

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