February is here! So, we take it “Januworry” didn’t get you down and you’re looking for some wonderful new content to watch. Or, maybe it did get you down and THAT’S why you’re in need of a good binge watch or two. Well, whatever your reasons, we’ve got you covered with what’s new and available on Netflix South Africa this February.
Let’s start off with the movies. February is a busy month and you might not have time for a binge. These are some of our pics of the new films available from this month.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Release: 16 February
“There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?“―Supreme Leader Snoke
Star Wars is on Netflix, you did indeed read that right! The first of the new trilogy is perfect for a night in and a good re-watch. With outstanding reviews, this is also a must-see if you’ve been hesitating because you “aren’t a Star Wars fan”. This is just an all-round top movie.
When we first met
Release: 9 February
The second film that really caught our eye from the new additions is this Netflix Original film. Staring serial funny man Adam Devine and Baywatch star Alexandria Daddario bring back the classic romantic comedy. A film that will make you laugh and feel a couple of other things too. (Yes you, you giant romantic)
“Noah (Adam Devine) spends the perfect first night with Avery, the girl of his dreams, but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong – until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night – and his fate – over and over again. Will Noah ever get it right?”
While there are lots of new shows coming online, Netflix Originals have been absolutely hitting the nail on the head over the last year. From Master of None to sci-fi epic The OA (one of the most streamed Netflix shows in SA) Netflix just keeps making good content of their own. For that reason, let’s look at some of the new originals dropping this month.
Release: 2 February
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future.
“Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned – on ice – for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder … that of Bancroft himself.”
Release: 16 February
Ok so the entire world seemed to love the “kids from the past Stranger Things vibe”, looks like we’ve got a bit more kids and a little (a lot) less sci-fi.
“A quirky, funny coming of age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, Everything Sucks! follows an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon. The series stars Peyton Kennedy (American Fable, The Captive) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh (Sully, Boardwalk Empire) and Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (Grimm) as their respective parents. The series also features Sydney Sweeney (“Emaline”), Elijah Stevenson (“Oliver”), Quinn Liebling (“Tyler”) and Rio Mangini (“McQuaid”).”
Release: 7 February
It’s been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic and diverse perspective.
You want brilliant makeover stories for all different kinds of individuals, this show is for you. Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine),Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion) will each provide their own expertise to help complete the ultimate transformations.
“The new Fab Five hosts will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more.”
With so many more new additions, you can check out the video below to see what else is hitting the streaming service this month. We also recently went through the numbers to see what South Africans watched the most on Netflix last year, be sure to check that out too.