This week in streaming: Back to business for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Great British Bake Off

Matt Sayer 7 January 2019 NEWS

Bake your back-to-work blues away with a fresh serving of streaming TV.

As the working world shuffles back to the office for a new year, so too are the big names in entertainment making their return to Australian streaming services.

On Netflix, for instance, this week marks the sophomore run of Friends From College. In its second season, the comedy series continues to follow the lives of a group of Harvard graduates living in New York City, chronicling their chaotic relationships with each other and their romantic interests.

One of the most iconic players in entertainment history hits Stan this week. In Loving Vincent, the life of the famous artist Vincent van Gogh is laid out in a hand-painted animation style based on van Gogh's own techniques. More than 100 painters were involved in the creation of the unique film, and its distinct aesthetic won it the Best Animated Feature Film at the European Film Awards.

If the prospect of returning to work has got you down, Foxtel has a hearty dose of comfort food for you. This week, the ninth season of the popular reality TV series The Great British Bake Off begins, treating audiences to another feast of friendly competition among endearing European bakers.

Aussies on a budget aren't left out this week, either, as the free-to-watch SBS On Demand has plenty of exciting new shows to binge. Most notable is the fast-tracked premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's sixth season, the first under the purview of NBC since Fox cancelled the show early last year. Offsetting the light-hearted comedy is the arrival of The Girlfriend Experience Season 2, the Starz original drama series that explores the complex world of high-end escorts and the dangers inherent in the controversial industry.

Take a look at the highlights of this week's new streaming releases below. For a complete schedule of upcoming programming, check out our list of everything coming to Aussie streaming services in January 2019.


netflix

Wednesday 9 January

GODZILLA The Planet Eater

Genre
Animation, Sci-Fi
Runtime
1hr 31mins
IMDb
5.5

Friday 11 January

Friends From College Season 2

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
30min episodes
IMDb
6.6

Sex Education Season 1

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
45min episodes
IMDb
N/A

The Last Laugh

Genre
Comedy
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

stan

Tuesday 8 January

Loving Vincent

Genre
Animation, Biography
Runtime
1hr 34mins
IMDb
7.8

Thursday 10 January

Hercules (2014)

Genre
Action, Adventure
Runtime
1hr 38mins
IMDb
6.0

Friday 11 January

Acceptable Risk Season 1

Genre
Drama, Thriller
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
6.8

foxtel-on-demand

Monday 7 January

Big Cat Tales

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
42min episodes
IMDb
7.6

Tuesday 8 January

The Great British Bake Off Season 9

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.6


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No notable new releases coming to hayu this week.

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sbs-on-demand

Monday 7 January

The Girlfriend Experience Season 2 Premiere

Genre
Drama
Runtime
27min episodes
IMDb
7.2

Thursday 10 January

You're The Worst Season 5 Premiere

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
30min episodes
IMDb
8.1

Friday 11 January

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Premiere

Genre
Comedy, Crime
Runtime
22min episodes
IMDb
8.4

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