5 Acorn TV shows and movies to watch in January 2022

When it comes to murder mysteries and docuseries, Acorn TV is one of the best streamers to turn to. Here are five titles to watch this month.

A new month brings some exciting new content. Acorn TV brings some of the best shows and movies from around the world, especially from the UK. January 2022 is no different, with a fun mixture of content arriving, whether you want a quirky murder mystery series or are looking for a thrilling reality program.

The full list can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s especially when you’re figuring out what’s being released weekly and what’s available as a binge-watch. We’re cutting down the list of releases to the top five, along with the full list of new titles on the streamer.

5 must-watch shows and movies on Acorn TV in January 2022

This list is in release date order. When it comes to the weekly releases, we’re counting the release of the first episode as the release date.


If you’re looking for a binge-watch, there’s already a show that you can watch. Cuffs is available to stream in full, and has been since Jan. 3.

The series follows cops as they take part in frontline policing through the seaside city of Brighton. There are plenty of colorful people and dramatic incidents that will keep these British cops on their toes. Some of the incidents include a farmer’s wife with a shotgun and a booby-trapped cannabis farm.

There are eight episodes of this fictional series are available to stream now.

Queens of Mystery

The second season of the fun murder mystery series Queens of Mystery is coming throughout January. There are six episodes in total with two episodes coming each week. Every two episodes is another mystery to solve.

In the first two episodes, Matilda investigates a murder at Wildemarsh Wellness Retreat. Of course, her aunts can’t help but get themselves involved with this murder mystery, and Matlida needs to balance her family life and her police life.

The first two episodes are dropping on Monday, Jan. 10.

The Murder Maps

Another binge-watch to check out is The Murder Maps, a drama-doc that will take viewers through some of the most shocking murder cases throughout history.

Nicholas Day is our guide. He takes us into the world of the killers, with the police using the techniques of the time to bring these killers to justice.

There are four episodes to the series and all will be available on Monday, Jan. 24.

The Beautiful Lie

Sarah Snook, Rodger Corser, Sophie Lowe, and Benedict Samuel star in this reimagining of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. It follows the love lives of the “happy” and the “unhappy” families, grandeur and all.

Of course, there is plenty of mayhem, scandal, and much more. We follow the fates of three families across three generations over the course of the six episodes.

All episodes are available on Monday, Jan. 24.


Finally, it’s all about the movie of the month on Acorn TV. Jodie Comer stars as Sarah, a young care worker who forms a bond with a resident in a nursing home. He has early onset dementia and struggles with that.

The movie is set during the COVID-19 pandemic. We see how the two are put to the test, especially when it comes to their friendship.

Watch the movie on Monday, Jan. 31.

Everything coming to Acorn TV in January 2022

Monday, Jan. 3

Under the Vines Episode 6 (season finale)

The Larkins Episode 5


Monday, Jan. 10

Queens of Mystery Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2

The Larkins Episode 6 (season finale)

Monday, Jan. 17

Queens of Mystery Season 2, Episodes 3 and 4

The Larkins Christmas Special

Republic of Doyle Season 6

Monday, Jan. 24

Queens of Mystery Season 2, Episodes 5 and 6 (season finale)

The Murder Maps Season 1

The Beautiful Lie

Monday, Jan. 31


A Tale of Two Sisters

Which movies and shows are you watching on Acorn TV in January 2022? Share in the comments below.

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