February means different things to different people. Pursuing New Year’s resolutions, dealing with Valentine’s Day and especially the cold weather all bring “different” feelings. When the “joys” of February hit hard we all could use some distractions during the year’s coldest month. Luckily for you, there’s no shortage of new programming on Netflix in February. Original Netflix series, classic shows, newly released films and documentaries all offer something a little different for everyone. Here’s what to look out for on Netflix this month:
Could you use a classic television show to settle in with while winter rages on outside? Well, look no further. Netflix recently debuted the first five seasons of M*A*S*H, one of the longest-running and most-storied television programs in American history. The show takes its name from a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and was inspired by the fictional works of Richard Hooker. Originally, the show ran from 1972 until 1983, and was one of the most celebrated shows that the nation had seen. The plot-line follows the colorful exploits of a group of doctors working at the 4077th outpost during the Korean War and has entertained many for decades.
Let’s be honest, you know you want to watch RoboCop. Hey, why wouldn’t you? It holds all the staples of an action classic: explosions, fast-paced chase scenes and, even better, a partially robotic police officer. This 2014 release is a remake of the popular 1987 original and offers its own refreshing take on the narrative. Directed by Jose Padilha, this reboot features Joel Kinnaman as RoboCop and an absolutely star-studded cast including Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman. Oh, did we mention Samuel L. Jackson is in it?
House of Cards season 3
If you aren’t already watching House of Cards, then you’re in luck. Now that Netflix has released the third season of its critically acclaimed original series, you can effectively binge-watch all three seasons in a row. The show follows the narrative of Frank Underwood, a power-hungry politician who will do whatever it takes to climb the ranks of Washington, D.C.’s elite. Rife with suspense, action, plot-twisting narratives and incredible dialogue, this show offers something for every thrill seeker out there.
We’re No Angels
Any true film buff needs to jump on the opportunity to stream We’re No Angels. The movie stars Sean Penn and Robert De Niro, two incredible actors early in their careers. The two play escaped convicts who are attempting to flee the U.S. via the Canadian border before they can be incarcerated again. In an effort to disguise themselves, they dress up as priests and begin to head north. As you might be able to imagine, adventure ensues. Perfect for movie night or an entertaining afternoon by yourself, this is a must see.
‘Dwight Howard: In the Moment’
This documentary puts you in the (considerably large) shoes of Houston Rockets superstar center Dwight Howard. A perennial power amongst big men in the NBA, Howard has become a polarizing figure on and off the court during his tenure in Orlando, Los Angeles and now Houston. Take a closer look at this superstar’s life by checking out this documentary.