Everybody chill: your February Netflix watch list is here
Did cricket and/or the Australian Open take over your summer viewing habits? Are you slowly waking up from the sleepy January coma that leaves you listless and thirst/ for something new? Fear not, because the binge-watch gods have delivered a month packed with new series, films and documentaries to entertain you for the whole month.
Here's what we'll be watching from Netflix's February list:
1. Altered Carbon - February 2
This Netflix original series kicks off at the beginning of the month. An adaptation of a Richard K. Morgan novel, the sci-fi action series is a violent examination of what happens when human consciousness becomes immortal. As described by Netflix: "In the distant future, human consciousness can be digitised and downloaded into different bodies. Brought back to life after 250 years by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) the richest man on Earth, ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) must solve Bancroft's attempted murder for the chance to live again in a world he doesn't recognise." We're getting Blade Runner vibes.
2. Coach Snoop - February 2
Yep, that's Snoop Dogg starring in a series about football coaching. No, it's not as random as it sounds. The rapper created the Snoop Youth Football League to coach disadvantaged teens football in Los Angeles. The eight-part series launches globally on February 2.
3. The Ritual - February 9
Fans of creepy thrillers like Wolf Creek and The Blair Witch Project will certainly dig this film. (Anyone who loathes being scared: don't watch it alone.) Centred on four friends who take an annual hiking trip to Sweden, things take a frightening turn when they encounter something terrifying in the woods.
4. Everything Sucks! - February 16
Another Netflix original series, this one seems squarely aimed at a specific subset of older millennials who grew up in the mid to late '90s (side note: being born in the '90s is not the same as coming of age in the '90s. Soz.) We're talking the pre-Facebook, pre-iPhone and pre-streaming era - and this series set during high school in 1996 Oregon trades in the kind of suburban nostalgia that cult shows like Freaks and Geeks and Stranger Things do so well.
5. Seeing Allred - February 9
A Netflix doco that's obviously been commissioned in the very woke trail of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, this explores the life and work of US attorney Gloria Allred. A campaigner for women's rights, she's known for defending the victims and families in many high profile court cases against people such as O.J Simpson, Michael Jackson and Roman Polanski.
6. Mute - February 23
Another feature commissioned by Netflix and directed by Moon's Duncan Jones, Mute is led by a A-list cast including Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux. According to its leading man Alexander Skarsgard, "It's about a mute bartender whose girlfriend goes missing in Berlin, 30 years into the future. It's a dystopian, dark, world." We're in.
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