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Netflix’s The Brothers Sun, the Golden Globes, and more new TV this week

Michelle Yeoh’s Netflix action show is here

Michelle Yeoh as Mama Sun drinking tea deep in thought Photo: Michael Desmond/Netflix
Zosha Millman (she/her) manages TV coverage at Polygon as TV editor, but will happily write about movies, too. She’s been working as a journalist for more than 10 years.

Brand-new year, brand-new TV! We’re not totally done with last year’s television, though: This Sunday will be the Golden Globe Awards, honoring a lot of the best films and TV shows of 2023 (along with some duds — award shows, what’re you gonna do?). That will be airing at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, and will be streaming at the same time it’s on CBS.

But that’s not the only big offering in television this week — Michelle Yeoh is back on TV! This time, she’s the mom in Netflix’s The Brothers Sun, a charming action comedy about how little you know your family (sorta).

Here are all the best new TV premieres this week to start off 2024:

New shows on Netflix

The Brothers Sun

Genre: Action comedy family drama
Release date: Jan. 4 with all episodes
Showrunner/creator: Byron Wu and Brad Falchuk
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Sam Li, Highdee Kuan, Alice Hewkin, Jon Xue Zhang, and more

After somebody takes out a hit on his dad, Charles (Justin Chien) flees to make sure that his mom (Michelle Yeoh) and brother Bruce (Sam Li) in America are safe. Only, Bruce didn’t know his family was rich... let alone the head of a Taipei gang.

Gyeongseong Creature

The two leads in Gyeongseong Creature standing with one pointing a gun at the other, and the other holding a knife up in response Photo: Lim Hyo Sun/Netflix

Genre: Horror
Release date: Dec. 22
Writer: Kang Eun-kyung
Cast: Park Seo-joon, Han So-hee, Soo Hyun, Kim Hae-sook, Jo Han-chul, Wi Ha-joon, and more

Part 2 of this show arrives, and not a moment too soon — the final three episodes are here to conclude the mystery of the strange creature haunting Gyeongseong in 1945, as Jang Tae-sang (Park Seo-joon) and Yoon Chae-ok (Han So-hee) try to untangle the mystery around its existence.

New shows on Hulu

The Great North season 4

The central family in The Great North acts in surprise at something while wearing very warm clothing Image: Fox

Genre: Animated comedy
Release date: Jan. 7 on Fox; on Hulu Jan. 8
Showrunner/creator: Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, Wendy Molyneux, and Minty Lewis
Cast: Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, and more

Beef Tobin (Nick Offerman) is just trying to look after his four kids in the remote, fictional town of Lone Moose, Alaska. He loves his family and tries his best — which is the perfect premise for a good ol’-fashioned family sitcom.

New shows on Paramount Plus

The 2024 Golden Globes

81st Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announcements Photo: Michael Buckner/Penske Media via Getty Images

Genre: Awards show
Release date: Jan. 7 at 8 p.m EST/5 p.m. PST
Host: Jo Koy

The 2024 Golden Globes will be airing live on CBS. But they’ll also be streaming on Paramount Plus and in the CBS app. Comedian Jo Koy will be making his hosting debut for the program.

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