Screen Time: what we're watching in January 2023

Whether you want a couch-potato binge or a night at the theater, here's what our editors are watching this month

Screen Time: what we're watching in January 2023, including 'Bling Empire: New York,' 'Ginny & Georgia' season 2 and 'M3GAN'
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Here at My Imperfect Life, we're always looking for the next big thing to watch, whether it's a blockbuster theatrical release or a buzzy streaming series. 

That's where Screen Time comes in—it's a handy guide to everything our editors are looking forward to catching this month on screens both big and small. You already know what's new on Netflix, but here's where we sift out the must-sees from the mountain of available titles.

From finally ticking off that TV show that's been on our list for months to marking our calendars for that big movie premiere date, this is what we're watching this January. 

Screen Time: What we're watching in January 2023

'Ginny & Georgia' season 2

After that shocker of a season one Ginny & Georgia ending, fans were waiting not-so-patiently for Ginny & Georgia season 2 to answer their many questions (the biggest being "who did Georgia kill?" of course), but thankfully the wait is over, as the sophomore season has officially hit Netflix as of Thursday, January 5. Our titular Miller ladies are back, as well as their many love interests including Marcus Baker (Felix Mallard), Chen (Mason Temple), Zion Miller (Nathan Mitchell), and Joe (Raymond Ablack), so you know there will be drama. 

'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 15

Hold onto your wigs: it's the biggest season of RuPaul's Drag Race ever. Literally. Drag Race season 15—which premieres on a new home, MTV, on Friday, January 6—will not only see the largest cast of competing queens on a regular season (a whopping 16, including the show's first-ever twin competitors!) but also the heftiest cash prize in franchise history at $200,000.


Her dance moves have already made M3GAN the doll a TikTok sensation, but if you want to see the rest of the movie around the murderous, "Titanium"-loving robot, the horror flick hits theaters on Friday, January 6. (And if you're wondering "Is M3GAN on Netflix?" we've got your answer.) Along with the titular toy (portrayed by Amie Donald and voiced by Jenna Davis), the cast includes Get Out's Allison Williams, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Brown and Ronny Chieng.  

Winter 'Love Island' 2023

When is the next Love Island UK, you may be thinking? The ITV2 dating reality series is closer than you think! The next batch of sexy singletons (and yes, the Winter Love Island 2023 cast has officially been unveiled) is moving into the fancy South African villa on Monday, January 16. Along with the usual romantic dramatics, there's a whole new Love Island host this time around: Maya Jama, taking over for Laura Whitmore

'The Price of Glee'

The "Glee curse" is well-known at this point, but if you're not familiar, the upcoming Glee documentary is ready to explain the phenomenon. Premiering on Monday, January 16 on ID and streaming on Discovery+, The Price of Glee will delve into the beloved Ryan Murphy series and the string of tragedies that have befallen its cast members during and after its run, including the drug overdose of star Cory Monteith in 2013, the child pornography scandal and later suicide of actor Mark Salling in 2018, and the accidental drowning of fan-favorite Naya Rivera in 2020. 

'That '90s Show'

Ironically, That '70s Show is one of our favorite '90s TV shows, but now the groovy sitcom is officially moving into the grunge decade. The That '70s Show reboot, That '90s Show, will see the return of some of our favorite residents of Point Place, Wisconsin, as well as new additions to the gang when it premieres on Thursday, January 19. 

The logline reads: "It’s 1995 and Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer, where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red. Sex, drugs and rock ’n roll never dies, it just changes clothes."

'Bling Empire: New York'

Bling Empire is going to the Big Apple—and it's bringing Dorothy Wang with it! Yes, after that iconic Bling Empire season 2 cameo, the reality star is heading to the city that never sleeps for Bling Empire: New York, which will debut on Netflix on Friday, January 20. Along with Wang, the Bling Empire spinoff will chronicle the ritzy, glitzy lives of NYC's most elite Asian-Americans (we're talking "billionaires, CEOs, and fashion icons") as they hunt for love, status and power.

'Poker Face'

The minds behind two of our favorite recent mysteries, Russian Doll and Glass Onion, are officially coming together: director Rian Johnson is the creator of Poker Face, Peacock's new weekly whodunit starring Natasha Lyonne as a casino worker on the run and premiering on the platform on Monday, January 23. Like the Knives Out franchise, this mystery comedy-drama will be a star-studded one, with cameos from the likes of Chloë Sevigny, Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adrien Brody and Luis Guzmán.

'Pamela, A Love Story'

We already got one version of the story from Hulu's miniseries Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan as the blonde bombshell and the famous drummer, respectively. But Pam Anderson now is now throwing her very own perspective into the mix with Pamela, A Love Story, a Netflix documentary compiled of fresh footage, personal videos and intimate diaries of the Baywatch actress turned pop culture phenomenon. See it on Monday, January 31. 

Christina Izzo

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 

More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York

When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.