In the blink of an eye, January is over, and we are soon going to usher in the second month of the new decade. For many, February is a month of romance and what better way to celebrate love with some romance films or TV shows to end off a date night with your special someone? With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, our favourite TV subscription services, Netflix and Apple TV, have got us covered with a whole plethora of romance films and dramas. Even if the romance genre isn’t to your liking, these streaming platforms also proffer a bunch of other interesting offerings too.
Read on to check out the 8 new TV shows on Netflix and Apple TV this February, and in case you want more recommendations, check out our previous Binge List feature!
1. Itaewon Class
Starring Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-myung and Kwon Nara
In Itaewon, a small neighbourhood in South Korea, a group of stubborn, yet driven youths congregate together to chase their start-up dream, all while revolting against the system. Based on a webtoon of the same name, “Itaewon Class” stars the dashing Park Seo-joon in a new hairdo and award-winning rookie actress Kim Da Mi from her lead role in the Korean revenge thriller, “The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion”.
Itaewon Class is available on Netflix on 1 February 2020.
2. Locke and Key
Starring Darby Stanchfield, Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup and Emilia Jones
Based on the best-selling American comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke and Key is a coming-of-age mystery that follows three siblings and their mother who relocated to their ancestral home in Massachusetts, following the gruesome murder of their father. There, the trio discovered unique magical keys and their mystical power, only to realise that a sinister, supernatural force is slowly creeping in on them too.
Locke and Key is available on Netflix on 7 February 2020.
3. My Holo Love
Starring Yoon Hyun-min, Ko Sung-hee
From director Lee Sang-yeop (“Familiar Wife” and “Shopaholic Loius”) and renowned screenwriter Ryu Yong-jae (“Time Between Dog and Wolf” and “Pied Piper”) comes a modern romance drama about Han So-yeon, a woman who struggles with face blindness disorder, living a reclusive life and eventually falling in love with an humanlike hologram, whose creator eventually also ends up falling in love with her. The first Netflix Original series of 2020, “My Holo Love” is, at its core, a tale of loneliness and heartbreaks.
My Holo Love is available on Netflix on 7 February 2020.
4. Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
Starring Rob McElhenney, Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis
Produced by three entertainment giants, Lionsgate, Ubisoft and 3 Arts Entertainment, “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” is a live-action comedy series about a group of video game developers behind the world’s largest multiplayer video game in the world. Already set for a second season, “Mythic Quest” seems to resemble the likes of “The Office” and “Big Bang Theory”, except the characters are the staff of legends.
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is available on Apple TV on 7 February 2020.
5. Visible: Out on Television
Starring Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Waithe
Exploring how the LGBTQ movement has shaped TV scenes as well as TV has influenced the American conscience in recent years, the five-part docuseries, “Visible: Out on Television”, feature key players from the community who will touch on the themes, such as invisibility, homophobia, and more. Each docuseries is an hour long and each is narrated by some of the industry’s most known and vocal celebrities — Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe.
Visible: Out on Television is available on Apple TV on 14 February 2020.
6. To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Starring Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Anna Cathcart, Janel Parrish, Madeleine Arthur, Jordan Fisher
Arguably one of the best teen rom-coms back in 2018, the sequel to “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is bringing back teenage heartthrob Noah Centineo and the dainty Lana Condor together, but with a huge splash of drama. Cue love triangle. In the second series of the trilogy, P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky are an official couple, whose lives are about to get more complicated when John Ambrose (played by Jordan Fisher), who is another of Lana’s love letter recipient, comes into the picture.
To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is available on Netflix on 15 February 2020.
7. I Am Not Okay With This
Starring Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff
Based on Charles Forsman’s graphic novel of the same name, “I Am Not Okay With This” is a coming-of-age series about Sydney, a teenage girl who grapples with adolescent issues — school, family, and her sexuality — as well as her newfound superpower. With 17-year-old Sophia Lillis, who has had stints at “IT” and “Nancy Drew”, portraying Sydney, the 8-episode series is directed by Jonathan Entwistle (“The End of the F***ing World”) and produced by the team behind “Stranger Things”. If anything, this new teenage drama is likely to mirror the likes of “Stranger Things”, “X-Men”, and “Sex Education”.
I Am Not Okay With This is available on Netflix on 26 February 2020.
8. Queen Sono
Starring Pearl Thusci
Nothing quite screams a female, African James Bond with this one. “Queen Sono” grew up an unconventional life in the world of espionage, following the assassination of her mother. But little did she know that she would soon discover a shocking discovery about her mother’s murder at her newest assignment, which may prove to be her most dangerous mission yet.
Queen Sono is available on Netflix on 28 February 2020.