What to watch on Crave in January 2021

Including the B.C.–filmed Monkey Beach, RuPaul's Drag Race, Two Weeks To Live, and The Sister

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      We examine the January 2021 Crave schedule to identify the most anticipated titles coming to the streaming platform this month.

      Monkey Beach

      After having its world premiere at the 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival, Loretta S. Todd’s B.C.–filmed adaptation of Eden Robinson’s novel stars The Revenant’s Grace Dove as a Vancouver woman drawn back home to Kitamaat Village, where she discovers she’s a key player in a supernatural drama that stretches back for generations—and might claim the life of her brother. And said brother is played by Joel Oulette, who stars in 2020’s other big Robinson adaptation, CBC’s Trickster. So there’s a whole synergy thing going on. January 6

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      RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 13) and RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. (Season 2)

      Drag Race fans are getting a double dose in January with the premieres of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 and RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Season 2. Shot during the pandemic, Season 13 will open with 13 contestants squaring off in six lip syncs for their lives. Then, half way through the month, the second season of the British version kicks off. The cast is much bigger than in season one and RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, and Alan Carr return as judges. The shot-in-quarantine finale of Season 12 was pragmatic but also a creative shakeup the show needed. Here’s hoping pandemic measures lead to similar bouts of creativity in the new seasons. January 1 and January 14

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      Two Weeks To Live

      This six-part limited series—a co-production between Sky and HBO Max—stars Maisie Williams as a 21-year-old living with her survivalist mother (Fleabag’s Sian Clifford) in rural Scotland. Convinced that all life on earth will end in two weeks’ time (it’s a long story), she sets out to use her remaining days to find the man who killed her father (which is a longer story). Also, it’s a comedy. January 7

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      Painting With John

      Three decades ago, the six-part television series Fishing With John gave indie actor John Lurie the chance to hang out with his pals Jim Jarmusch, Willem Dafoe, Dennis Hopper, Matt Dillon, Tom Waits…and just talk. In this new HBO series, Lurie—who’s been tweeting out his watercolour art for the last few years—invites us to his island home for an unscripted show about his life and his creative process. And right now, that sounds awfully appealing. January 22

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      The Sister

      Nobody does moody, brooding, efficient crime shows like the Brits. The latest by Luther creator Neil Cross is The Sister, a four-part miniseries based on his own novel, Burial. Russell Tovey (Being HumanYears And Years) plays a man whose life is suddenly altered when a man from his past (Bertie Carvel) shows up on his doorstep with some unwelcome news. The series already aired in the U.K. in the fall, making it appropriate Halloween viewing (there are some supernatural thrills and chills). January 29

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      30 Coins

      Cult director Álex de la Iglesia’s horror series is coming to HBO Max and Crave after winning over both audiences and critics in Spain earlier this year. Expect a mix of dark humour and Catholic terrors in this story of a priest, a veterinarian and a politician who take on the forces of hell. The title is a reference to the amount the apostle Judas reportedly received to betray Jesus. January 4

      The full list of new titles available on Crave in January 2021 by date is below. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+ . The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

      TV shows

      January 1

      RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 1)

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 12)

      Teen Mom 2 (season 10)

      January 3

      Power Book II: Ghost (season 1, episode 10)*

      Shameless (season 11, episode 5)+

      Your Honor (season 1, episode 5)

      January 4

      30 Coins (season 1, episodes 1 to 2)+

      January 5

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 69 to 73)

      January 7

      Two Weeks To Live (season 1, Episode 1)+

      January 8

      Catfish (seasons 4-7)

      RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 2)

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 13)

      W5 (season 55, episode 11)

      January 10

      The Circus (season 6, episode 1)

      No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 1)*

      Shameless (season 11, episode 6)+

      Tiger (part 1)+

      Your Honor (season 1, episode 6)

      January 11

      30 Coins (season 1, episode 3)+

      January 14

      RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 2, episode 1)

      Two Weeks To Live (season 1, episode 2)+

      January 15

      Catfish (season 8)

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 1)+

      RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 3)

      Supermarket Sweep (season 1)

      January 17

      The Circus (season 6, episode 2)

      No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 2)*

      Shameless (season 11, episode 7)+

      Tiger (part 2)+

      Your Honor (season 1, episode 7)

      January 18

      30 Coins (season 1, episode 4)+

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 74 to 78)

      January 19

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 79 to 83)

      January 20

      C.B. Strike: Lethal White (season 1, episode 1)+

      January 21

      RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 1, episode 2)

      Two Weeks To Live (season 1, Episode 3)+

      January 22

      Painting With John (season 1, episode 1)+

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 2)+

      RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 4)

      January 24

      The Circus (season 6, episode 3)

      Euphoria Special Part 2: Jules+

      No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 3)*

      Shameless (season 11, episode 8)+

      Your Honor (season 1, episode 8)

      January 25

      30 Coins (season 1, episode 5)+


      January 26

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 84 to 88)

      January 27

      C.B. Strike: Lethal White (season 1, episode 2)+

      January 28

      RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 1, episode 3)

      Two Weeks To Live (season 1, Episode 4)+

      January 29

      MTV Cribs International (season 1)

      Painting With John (season 1, episode 2)+

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 3)+

      RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 5)

      The Sister (season 1, episodes 1 to 2)+

      Teen Mom OG (seasons 4 to 5)

      January 31

      The Circus (season 6, episode 4)

      Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 1)

      No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 4)*

      Shameless (season 11, episode 9)+

      Your Honor (season 1, episode 9)


      January 1

      Akeelah And The Bee*


      Crank 2*

      The High Note+

      Identity Thief*

      The King Of Staten Island+

      Les Miserables (2012)*


      Taken 2*



      January 4

      I Am Jackie O

      January 5

      Billy Madison*


      Happy Gilmore*

      January 6

      Field Of Dreams*

      Fried Green Tomatoes*

      Great Outdoors*

      Monkey Beach+

      January 7

      Career Opportunities*


      National Lampoon’s Animal House*

      January 8


      Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn*

      Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind*

      Gangs Of New York*

      In The Name Of The Father*



      Scorpion King*

      Shaun Of The Dead*

      The Turning+

      Twelve Monkeys*

      January 11

      I Am Burt Reynolds

      January 13

      Maps To The Stars*

      January 15

      3:10 To Yuma*

      Bad Words*

      The Last Full Measure+


      Ride Like A Girl+

      Slap Shot*



      January 20

      Rush: Time Machine Tour*

      January 22

      Conan The Barbarian*

      Earth Girls Are Easy*


      Hacksaw Ridge+

      Ides Of March*


      Martha Marcy May Marlene*


      Notting Hill*

      January 29

      Eastern Promises*

      Into The Storm*

      Lord Of War*

      The Ghost Writer*

      The Mechanic*

      You Should Have Left+

      Last Chance

      Movies and TV shows leaving Crave in January 2021.

      January 1

      U2 Live In London: Director’s Cut

      January 2

      60 Minutes Sports (season 5, episode 1)

      Macho: The Hector Camacho Story

      January 3

      Batman Returns

      Die Hard

      Die Hard 2

      Edward Scissorhands

      The Family Stone


      Lethal Weapon  

      Little Women

      Love Actually

      Santa Fake

      Santa’s Little Helper


      Sleepless In Seattle

      You’ve Got Mail

      January 4

      Underground (seasons 1 to 2)

      January 5

      Hard Sun (season 1)

      January 6

      Escape Room

      Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council

      January 10

      Silent Night: A Song For The World

      January 13



      Our Lady Of The Nile

      Lina From Lima


      The County

      Stories From The Chestnut Moods

      The Antenna

      January 14

      Miss Bala

      January 17

      Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel At The Howie Mandel Comedy Club

      January 21

      The Princess Bride

      January 25


      January 26

      The Wrong Patient

      January 28

      Awareness, Acceptance, And Action: Bell Let’s Talk

      January 31

      Cold Water Cowboys (season 3)

      The Company Men

      Ethel & Ernest

      Get Smart

      Head Full Of Honey

      Killer Joe

      Love Jack Ed

      Mountain Men

      My Best Friend’s Wedding

      On The Basis Of Sex


      Slaughterhouse Rulez

      The Ugly Truth

      Vicky Cristina Barcelona

      Walk The Line

      The Whitsleblower  

      Woman In Gold