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Sab­rina, the witch, is back to take you on a su­per­nat­u­ral ad­ven­ture.

The end of “Janu­worry” is in sight and of course Net­flix is there to cel­e­brate with a mul­ti­tude of new shows drop­ping on to the stream­ing ser­vice to­day.

Chill­ing Ad­ven­tures of Sab­rina reimag­ines the ori­gin and ad­ven­tures of Sab­rina the Teenage Witch as a dark com­ing-of-age story that traf­fics in hor­ror, the oc­cult and, of course, witch­craft.

Part Three finds Sab­rina reel­ing.

Though she pre­vi­ously de­feated her fa­ther, Lu­cifer, the dark lord re­mains trapped within the hu­man prison of her beloved boyfriend, Ni­cholas Scratch.

Sab­rina can’t live with her­self, know­ing that Nick made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice and is suf­fer­ing, burn­ing in hell un­der Madam Satan’s watch­ful eye.

So with help from her mor­tal friends, The Fright Club (con­sist­ing of Har­vey, Ros­alind, and Theo), Sab­rina makes it her mis­sion to free him from eter­nal damna­tion and bring him back into her arms.

The Ghost Bride is set in 1890s colo­nial Malacca. Li Lan has re­ceived a mar­riage pro­posal from the wealthy Lim fam­ily to be­come the “ghost bride” to their re­cently de­ceased son.

Her fam­ily will be saved from a life­time of debt, but she’ll spend the rest of her life be­ing haunted by the Lim fam­ily’s son.

Des­per­ate to get out of this ghastly ar­range­ment, she soon finds her­self wrapped up in a mur­der mys­tery.

Rise of Em­pires: Ot­toman, a historical fic­tion do­cuseries, airs for the first time to­day. It stars Turk­ish tal­ents Cem Yigit Uzu­moglu, Tuba Buyukus­tun, Damla Son­mez and Os­man So­nant. Pro­duced by Karga Seven Pic­tures in as­so­ci­a­tion with STX En­ter­tain­ment, the show also fea­tures crit­i­cally ac­claimed his­to­ri­ans such as Pro­fes­sor Dr Ce­lal Sen­gor and Dr Em­rah Safa Gurkan.

Shot in sev­eral lo­ca­tions across Is­tan­bul and di­rected by Emre Sahin, Rise of Em­pires: Ot­toman will be launched with six episodes.

Take one last ride to The Ranch.

With Iron River Ranch now in a com­peti­tor’s hands and more trou­ble on the hori­zon, Colt, Beau and the rest of the Ben­netts must band to­gether as they face an un­cer­tain fu­ture.

The se­ries stars Ash­ton Kutcher, Elisha Cuth­bert and Sam

What do you get when RuPaul Charles and the di­rec­tor of col­lab­o­rate? on a cross-coun­try road trip from New York City to Texas.

Charles stars as Ruby Red, a big­ger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who trav­els across Amer­ica from club to club in a run-down ’90s van in or­der to re­coup sav­ings re­cently stolen from her.

She’s paired with AJ, a re­cently or­phaned, scrappy 10-year-old stow­away.

As these two mis­fits, one tall, one small, travel from city to city, Ruby’s mes­sage of love and ac­cep­tance winds up touch­ing peo­ple and chang­ing their lives for the bet­ter.

This fun, out­ra­geous se­ries ex­plores ideas of fam­ily, friend­ship, love, and loss.

Ruby and AJ help each other nav­i­gate their heart­break­ing

Mon­ster hunters Fred (JC MacKen­zie) and Deloris Allen (Ta­mara Tay­lor) hide their iden­ti­ties as mem­bers of a covert syndicate while their teenage kids, Geoff (Gabriel Darku) and Viv (Aurora Burghart), are forced to live in a town trapped in the past.

From the comics by Steve Niles and Damien Worm.

A cu­rios­ity-driven ex­plo­ration of bound­ary-push­ing well­ness top­ics – brought to you by Gwyneth Pal­trow’s life­style site, goop.com. pasts, a chal­leng­ing present and a hope­ful fu­ture as they search for a lit­tle hap­pi­ness and the very best break­fast waf­fle.

This show is part

part – and Charles per­forms a killer mu­si­cal num­ber in ev­ery drag club.

While there are mo­ments that are heart­felt and sweet, it’s the over-the-top camp value that makes

so dev­il­ishly ad­dic­tive – in par­tic­u­lar thanks to Tia Car­rere as Lady Dan­ger, a slap­stick crim­i­nal who does bad bo­tox.

Lady Dan­ger mixes vamp with camp and you can’t help but root for her as the se­ries pro­gresses.

With the other two, there’s never re­ally a lot of char­ac­ter devel­op­ment.

This is per­fect pop­corn fod­der – and the kind of show that’s just fun for any­one.

NEW SE­RIES. RuPaul Charles and Izzy G

OT­TOMAN. Rise of Em­pires

Pic­tures: Net­flix

CHILL­ING.

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