Happy New Year everyone! And what better way to start 2021 then with some of the best telly the BBC, Netflix and co have to offer.
Kicking off the year in style, there’s plenty of old classics and new favourites to get involved with, ending the festive season in the best way possible – curled up on your sofa with a good ol’ cuppa tea.
If you’re not sure what to watch, or fancy something fresh to embrace your ‘new year, new me’ mentality?
We’ve got you covered.
Here’s the best TV to be watching on New Year’s Day to see in the new year in style.
Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Things are seriously messed up in the Karate Kid world, with a school brawl between the two dojos seeing one kid in a coma, another seriously scarred, and a third on the run.
Johnny and Daniel, whose rivalry has now lasted 36 years, have now got to take a good hard look at themselves and figure out a way to restore balance in their California town.
But with evil sensei Kreese continuing to manipulate the kids and bitterness continuing to boil, we promise it’s a must-watch for all 80s kids.
Doctor Who (6.45pm on BBC One)
The Daleks are back and promising maximum extermination – which isn’t great for anyone involved, no matter how much we wanted to obliterate 2020.
With John Barrowman returning as Captain Jack Harkness, the series synopsis teases: ‘The Doctor is locked away in a high-security alien prison. Isolated, alone, with no hope of escape. Far away, on Earth, her best friends, Yaz, Ryan and Graham have to pick up their lives without her.
‘But it’s not easy. Old habits die hard. Especially when they discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek.
‘How can you fight a Dalek, without the Doctor?’
It’s promised to be an emotional one for all involved – especially considering it’s the last time we’ll see Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole as Graham and Ryan.
Chitty Flies Again (7.30pm on Channel Four)
In celebration of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’s 50th anniversary, David Wallams is taking a look back on the success of the beloved musical.
Then he’s attempting to make the flying car himself. As you do.
With the help of aircraft engineers and a group of schoolkids, David sets off on finding a way to bring the beloved story into the real world.
However it ends up, you know it’s going to be heartwarming.
The Serpent (9pm on BBC One)
The Serpent brings a true crime story to life with Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman leading the cast.
Set in 1970s Bangkok, Thailand, the story follows conman and serial killer Charles Sobhraj, and accomplice Marie-Andrée Leclerc, as they ravage the city and the decadence available to them.
The eight-part series will be running for a while, so you might as well jump in now and get involved as it may well be the first major series talking point drama of the year.
Taskmaster (9pm on Channel Four)
Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan is on her biggest mission yet and is joined by Shirley Ballas, John Hannah, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Rylan Clark-Neal for a one-off Taskmaster special.
The ridiculous game show became a cult favourite on Dave, and now it’s on Channel 4 the stakes are only getting higher.
Who will impress Greg Davies the most before the episode is over and be crowned New Year’s champion?
Mrs Brown’s Boys (10pm on BBC One)
In the second of this year’s festive specials, Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Buster and Dermot become investigators when Winnie’s mother’s wedding ring goes missing after a break-in.
Elsewhere, Agnes is fretting as Cathy begins to worry about her impending birthday and feels like she’s getting old.
The first episode this season, which aired on Christmas Day, recieved the show’s lowest reviews to date.
But the brash series still has a lot of heart to it, and it’s bringing it to the forefront in this episode.
Credit: Original article published here.