What to watch in January

Big exciting news: I’m starting a new job today! I couldn’t be more thrilled and I’m embracing the change wholeheartedly as an opportunity to reshape my daily habits and routines for a better, happier 2019.

And speaking of big changes…

Who’s ready for a new weeknight TV lineup??

After doing a little research, it turns out there’s a ton of intriguing series premieres to enjoy this month. Here’s a rundown of murderino-specific selections I’m putting on my watch calendar:

Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime)

This is a story I’ve followed for a few years now, and I’m excited to see the music industry finally begin to turn away from this documented predator. Most importantly, the women he harmed are sharing their stories in their own words.

Vanished (History)

I caught part of the premiere this weekend and if you like Disappeared and History documentary/reality show fodder, this will be right up your alley.

1/8: Project Blue Book (History)

Some might say than an alien drama doesn’t belong on a murder blog. I say let’s watch to find out who dies.

1/13: True Detective: Season 3 (HBO)

We’re back and looking way better than last season! This one has Dark vibes with the multiple timelines and I can’t wait.

The third season is a return to the themes and tics of season one, so if you’re in it for southern gothic darkness with a solid dose of creepy-ass dolls, you will probably enjoy yourself. —KVA


1/14: Dirty John: the Dirty Truth (Oxygen)

Did you watch Dirty John on Bravo?? I still need to finish it but I might be even more excited for this documentary.

1/16: In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID)

The victims rights advocate we love, doing what he does so well.

1/19: Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice (Oxygen)

Are you familiar with this case? It’s one I’m looking forward to learning more about, for sure.

1/20: Mark of a Killer (Oxygen)

This documentary series examines the habits and behaviors common to murderers and serial killers, aka exactly what you want to watch by yourself at night.

1/24: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)

No trailer yet, but it sounds self-explanatory.

1/25: Kingdom (Netflix)

This looks unbelievably cool.

1/28: I Am the Night (TNT)

THIS is what I’m really excited for: Patty Jenkins directing my most recent crush Chris Pine in a Black Dahlia-adjacent gothic period drama??

I’m a sucker for gritty neo-noir, they might as well name this one after me.

Are you planning to tune in to any of these shows? What are you most excited to watch this month?