As 2019 gets into full swing, people are making resolutions and setting goals for the year ahead, but before then, there’s the past to consider, and January sees a number of classics, new and old, leave your favourite subscription services, as licences expire and aren’t renewed for the immediate future.
Sky’s box set collection – and NOW TV’s Entertainment Pass – is bidding farewell to The Sopranos, Runaways and one of 2018’s most underrated gems, Kidding.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is waving goodbye to Moana, The LEGO Batman Movie and a host of older masterpieces.
Whichever you subscribe to, this coming month is your last chance to stream the following:
Fortitude: Season 3 – 27th January
Picking up from the bloody, spooky goings-on of Season 2, Sky Atlantic’s Arctic thriller reaches its conclusion.
Kidding: Season 1 – 27th January
Jim Carrey is heartbreakingly good in this moving, hilarious, surprising journey of one kids’ TV presenter’s painful self-discovery. Read our full review
Marvel’s Runaways: Season 1 – 2nd February
Hulu’s superhero series, based on the comic books created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, tells the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other, but must unite against a common foe – their parents. When our six L.A. teens stumble onto a terrible secret, they realize their parents have been lying to them all their lives. But what are they after? And why? While the kids investigate, the adults start to wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own… With Season 2 now airing, don’t miss your chance to catch up with Season 1.
The Sopranos: Season 1 – 8th February
Over the course of six seasons, James Gandolfini and a superb ensemble cast, including Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli, deal with myriad personal and professional problems, from power struggles and affairs, to violence and the threat of exposure and betrayal. Hailed as a masterpiece by pretty much everyone, The Sopranos is one not to miss.
Other titles leaving Sky and NOW TV in January / February 2019:
Antarctica: Season 1
Bridget and Eamon: Season 3
Stan Against Evil: Season 3
dinnerladies diaries: Season 1
Bridget and Eamon: Season 1
Green Wing: Season 1
29th February January
Midnight Texas: Season 1
Benidorm: Season 1 to 7
Master Of Arms: Season 1
Saluting Dad’s Army: Season 1
Beach Body SOS: Season 1
Beauty School Cop Outs: Season 1
Car Crash Couples: Season 1
Judge Geordie: Season 1
Naked And Afraid: Season 1 to 3
Naked And Afraid Bares All
Naked And Afraid Special
Single AF: Season 1
Spring Break With Grandad: Season 1
Street Outlaws: Memphis: Season 1
Insecure: Season 1 and 2
The Valleys: Season 1 to 3
Midnight Texas: Season 2
Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant: Season 1
Pointless: Season 15
Catfish: The TV Show: Season 7
Only Fools and Horses: Season 1
How Do They Do It?: Season 15
The Catch: Season 1 and 2
Blood Drive: Season 1
Hard To Kill: Season 1
Brake Room: Season 1
Teen Mom 2: Season 1 to 4
The League of Gentlemen: Season 1
Ray Donovan: Season 6
Teen Mom OG: Season 7
Playhouse Presents: Season 3
Brockmire: Season 1 and 2
Roast Battle: Season 3
Crocodile Hunter: Season 3
Police Ten 7: Season 11
Small Talk: Season 3
Moana – 26th January
This uplifting tale of a woman writing her own life story is brimming with music and imagination.
Roman Holiday – 31st January
A day out on the town with Audrey Hepburn? William Wyler’s romantic comedy, which stars Gregory Peck as a reporter who crosses paths with a runaway princess, is a delightful, charming ride.
2001: A Space Odyssey – 31st January
What is there left to say about Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic? From the dawn of man to its brain-melting future, this is a unique, dazzling epic.
To Catch A Thief – 31st January
When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. Alfred Hitchcock. Gracy Kelly. Cary Grant. What more could you want?
Dead Poets Society – 31st January
Oh Captain, my Captain!
Life – 16th February
Grim and gripping, Life is a lean, mean sci-fi horror that brings new terror to old tricks.
The LEGO Batman Movie – 16th February
Everything is super-awesome as the LEGO version of DC Comics’ greatest hero (in his opinion) swings into action to save Gotham City from The Joker (voiced by Zack Galifianakis) and his latest army of mega-villains. Again. Reprising his role from The LEGO Movie, Will Arnett cements his status as the best on-screen Batman of all time.
Other titles leaving Sky Cinema and NOW TV in January / February 2019:
Team America: World Police
It’s Only The End Of The World
Fifty Shades Darker
Live By Night
Let Me Make You a Martyr
Dive Olly Dive and the Pirate Treasure
Eyes Wide Shut
Frank & Lola
Hard Target 2
Honey 3: Dare To Dance
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Lawrence Of Arabia
One More Time
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Police Academy: Mission To Moscow
Sense And Sensibility
Sweet Home Alabama
The Cable Guy
The Doo Dah Man
The Lucky One
The Olive Tree
The Resident (2015)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Voice From The Stone
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions
Mune: The Guardian of the Moon
The Heartbreak Kid
The Girl In The Book
Jurassic Park III
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The Hollow One