If the heat is starting to get a bit too much for you, or you find yourself in the throes of a Valentine’s Day shame spiral — take refuge with everybody’s favorite streaming service and chill. February can’t last forever.
Here are some of our top picks.
Billions, Season 2: 20 February
FINALLY, Billions is back on Netflix.
One of the most-hyped shows of 2016 is back for its highly-anticipated second season.
If you haven’t seen the first season the show is easy enough to get into, but it’s also on Netflix so you can get caught up. Focussing on the constant battle between Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod (Damian Lewis), a no-nonsense hedge-fund boss, and shrewd U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) who scrutinizes his every move and is determined to find him guilty of illicit dealings; there is never a dull moment. Wendy, Chuck’s wife (Maggie Siff) plays the woman stuck in the middle of the two uberly alpha-male protagonists; and if the first season finale is anything to go by, we are in for a treat. In a sort of Suits meets House of Cards meets Wolf Of Wall Street, Billions has it all: sex, violence, drama, politics; and it will make your job feel a hell of a lot less stressful.
Santa Clarita Diet (Series 1): 3rd February
Ultimate Beastmaster (Series 1): 24 February
White Nights: 14 February
The Sound Of Your Heart (Series 1): 24 February
American Crimes: The OJ Simpson Case 2 February
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Series 3): 1 February
Supernatural (Series 11): 15 February
The Theory Of Everything: 14 February
Just in time for Valentines Day comes the moving biopic of Stephen Hawking. So often portrayed as a genius physicist, The Theory Of Everything allows us a rare glimpse into Stephen, the person. Winning Best Actor at the Golden Globes for his stunning performance, Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen, and we are chartered through his emotional journey. From meeting his soon-to-be wife Jane (played by Felicity Jones) at Cambridge, their ensuing romance meets unimaginable complexities, as his illness is discovered and as his scientific discoveries develop; the pressure of fame, the defiance of odds, and the intricacy of relationships make this biopic-based on the memoir of Jane Hawking – all the more touching. Be prepared to cry. A lot.
The Help: 1 February
Heroes Wanted: 1 February
Fruitvale Station: 1 February
Riddick: 1 February
The Big Wedding: 1 February
Thor: The Dark World: 2 February
Imperial Dreams: 3 February
Baires: 9 February
David Brent: Life On The Road. 10 February
Girlfriend’s Day: 14 February
2+2: 15 February
The Lucky One: 20 February
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore: 24 February
Documentaries And Specials
Cobain: Montage Of Heck: 1 February
Unlike the slew of other Kurt Cobain documentaries which focus on his turbulent relationship with Love or the myriad rumors surrounding his death,”Montage Of Heck” delves into the more personal and often untold story of Cobain’s childhood and rise to fame. “It’s the closest thing to having Kurt tell his own story in his own words”, according to executive producer, and his only child, Frances Cobain. Using extracts from his diaries and notebooks, it examines the enormous pressures Cobain faced and how they contributed to his early demise; Hailed as ‘the most intimate rock documentary ever’ by Rolling Stone, we catch a glimpse of the highly sensitive and susceptible character of the rock icon.
The Hurt Business: 1 February
Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special: 7 February
Abstract: The Art Of Design (Series 1): 10 February
Chef’s Table (Series 3): 17 February
Trevor Noah-Afraid Of The Dark: 21 February
That’s it for this month. Choose wisely.