New On Netflix This Week: History Of Swear Words, Martin Scorsese, And More

Here's a look at everything coming to the streaming service this week.

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The new year means another 52 weeks packed with all sorts of cool new offerings hitting Netflix. While the upcoming week isn't exactly bursting with new content to set the tone appropriately, there's still plenty peppered throughout the next few days to keep you busy while you shake off the rust and get used to your non-break schedule once again.

On January 5, the streaming service debuts the self-explanatory History of Swear Words. Hosted by Nicolas Cage, the show offers "an education in expletives: the history lesson you didn't know you needed… Through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers, the six-episode series dives into the origins of 'F***', 'S***', 'B****', 'D***', and 'P****.'" We could offer more details still, but chances are you will know immediately whether this will be your thing or not. All in all, it remarkably looks to be one of the more conventional Nicolas Cage roles.

On January 8, Martin Scorsese's unusual documentary Pretend It's a City will be released. The movie is about Scorsese's longtime friend author Fran Lebowitz, and promises to be a "furiously funny guidebook every New Yorker has at one point wished for."

One of the other clear standouts of the week is Ratones Paranoicos: The Band That Rocked Argentina, a documentary about one of Argentina's "most enduring rock band," told through vintage concert and backstage footage. Even if you're unfamiliar with the group--you can quickly familiarize yourself via Spotify--the movie looks well worth a watch as it reinforces music's staggering ability to touch people across all man made borders. Ratones Paranoicos have heavy R&B influences and above all else draw inspiration from The Rolling Stones, and this documentary is a fascinating look at a surprising band with far-flung creative North Stars. It comes to Netflix January 6.

Below, you'll find everything coming to Netflix this week, and if you're interested in more streaming news, check out the biggest shows that are just over the horizon in 2021.

What's new to Netflix this week?

January 5

  • Gabby's Dollhouse
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • History of Swear Words: Season 1
  • LA's Finest: Season 1
  • ¡Nailed It! México: Season 3

January 6

  • Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina
  • Surviving Death
  • Tony Parker: The Final Shot

January 7

  • Pieces of a Woman

January 8

  • Charming
  • The Idhun Chronicles: Part 2
  • Inside the World's Toughest Prisons: Season 5
  • Lupin
  • Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival
  • Pretend It's a City
  • Stuck Apart (Azizler)
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