The Best Of Streaming In February

Entertainment
By Rufus Punt | 6th February 2023
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Last month was a great month for TV, with shows like Happy Valley and The Last of Us dominating most of the streaming conversation. Things aren’t letting up in February, either- there are romcoms to make the most of Valentine’s Day, mysterious thrillers and a particularly strong month for Netflix original movies. Here’s our list of the best stuff to stream this month:

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Extraordinary

Available now on Disney+, Extraordinary is a sitcom where having superpowers is considered ordinary. In this world, everyone gets superpowers that appear some time after turning 18- everyone except for Jen (Máiread Tyers), who’s 25 and yet still hasn’t gotten a power. This leads her to feel increasingly isolated and fed up, especially when she applies for a job interview and has no power to put on her CV. Despite her troubles, she has a team of supportive roommates: Carrie (Sofia Oxenham), Kash (Bilal Hasna) and a shapeshifting cat/human named Jizzlord (Luke Rollason). The British comedy is fun yet relatable and also features Robbie Gee, Ned Porteous, Eros Vlahos and Derry Girl’s Siobhán McSweeney.

You Season 4 Part One

You’s fourth season arrives on Netflix on 9th February. The dramatic end of season 3 (spoilers!) saw Victoria Perdetti’s Love Quinn killed off, and Joe (Penn Badgley) forging a new identity and escaping to Paris. Season 4 however will be mostly set in London, the first time the show has moved out of the US, with Joe now sporting a beard and finding a new set of characters to get mixed up with. One of these is Kate, played by Ghosts and Call the Midwife star Charlotte Richie. The show also features Tati Gabrielle (returning as Marianne Bellamy), Lukas Gage, Tilly Keeper, Sean Pertwee, Amy-Leigh Hickman, and Stephen Hagan. Oh, and it’ll be split into two parts for extra murder-y goodness.

Available: 09.02.23

Watch You Season 4 on Netflix

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You People

You People released just at the end of January, but we’re putting it on our list so you can get stuck into it right now. It’s got an impressive cast, featuring Jonah Hill (who also co-wrote the film), Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy. It focuses on an interracial couple, Ezra (Hill) and Amira (London) and how they navigate societal expectations and culture clashes between their families. Murphy and Long play Amira’s parents, while Duchovny and Louis-Dreyfus are Ezra’s. The rom-com is directed and co-written by Kenya Barris, who created the sitcom Black-ish and wrote The Witches and Coming 2 America.

Your Place Or Mine

Here’s one for Valentine’s: starring Reese Witherspoon in her first rom-com in years, along with Ashton Kutcher (who recently cameoed in That 90s Show), Your Place Or Mine sees two best friends swap lives for a week. Debbie (Witherspoon) can’t live without her daily routine as a working mother in LA, and Peter (Kutcher) is an aspiring, free-wheeling writer in New York. Circumstances however force them to change roles, with Peter travelling to LA to look after Debbie’s child, and Debbie herself going to New York to pursue a lifelong dream. Jesse Williams, Zoe Chao, Steve Zhan and Tig Notaro also star.

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Luther: The Fallen Sun

London’s most seasoned detective returns: 4 years since Luther’s last season aired in 2019, the grizzled DCI John Luther will finally be back on our screens in The Fallen Sun. A feature-length film continuation of the main TV series, Fallen Sun sees Idris Elba don the signature red tie and dark grey trench coat as he investigates a new case. A serial killer has been terrorising London, but our hero is behind bars, having been arrested at the dramatic end of series 5. But prison isn’t going to stop Luther, and he resolves to break out and catch the killer, ending their spree once and for all. Series creator Neil Cross is back on board to write, and Elba is joined by a winning cast that includes Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley, Ruth Wilson and Paul McGann.

The Consultant

A dark comedy thriller, the new Amazon Prime show The Consultant turns normal office life on its head. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, who made a name for himself as the villainous Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, stars as a slick bow-tie-wearing consultant brought in to help an ailing company. Joining CompWare after a failed merger, he decides to create a more rigorous way of working for its employees, but things fast become more like a despotic regime than a normal workplace As he consolidates power over the company, things get more and more sinister. Nat Wolff, Britany O’Grady and Aimee Carreo also star.

Available: 24.02.23

Watch The Consultant on Disney+

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True Spirit

The story of Jessica Watson, a 16-year-old from Australia who set out to circumnavigate the world, is adapted into this new Netflix film landing on the streaming service this month. Planning to become the younger sailor to travel around the world alone, Jessica (Teagan Croft) sets to work on figuring out how she’ll achieve the lofty nautical goal. Despite having sailed several boats before, she’ll still have to conquer her fears and endure months of lonely journeying in order to achieve her dream- but luckily she’s helped by her mother Julie (Anna Paquin) and father Roger (Josh Lawson). There are plenty of tense moments as she navigates strong storms out at sea, and portrays a remarkable feat of endurance. The film is based on Watson’s book True Spirit: The Aussie Girl Who Took On The World.

Available: 03.02.23

Watch True Spirit on Netflix


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