10 of the best new shows to watch in February – The Irish Times

Gunther millions

From Wednesday, February 1, Netflix

It’s nothing but a dog’s life for Gunther VI: He’s the richest man in the world, and he’s got the kind of bling that makes Snoop Dogg green with envy. Gunter is the fourth generation of a dog breed that began when his owner inherited millions from his grandfather, a mysterious countess who had no heirs. But who really benefits from Gunther’s millions? This four-part documentary is not a disheveled story, but a tale of excess, greed, and fraud centering on Maurizio Mian, hired by the Countess to oversee Gunter’s fortune, and who has built a massive financial empire on the businessman’s back. Tyke.

Dear Edward

Starting Friday, February 3, Apple TV+

In the race to become the best tissue box on television this February, this new family drama series could narrowly win. It is the life-affirming story of a 12-year-old boy who miraculously survived a plane crash in which every last passenger, including his family, was killed. Are you ready for that Kleenex yet? As Edward and the families of the other dead passengers try to process their loss, the doors open for some tense encounters and intense emotional exchanges, as old bonds are broken and new hopes emerge from the wreckage of many lives. It’s best to get a multipack of tissues, just in case. or a sick bag.

You are

From Thursday, February 9th, Netflix

Penn Badgley returns as serial stalker/killer Joe Goldberg in the fourth series of You, and this time he has a new country, a new identity, and a whole new set of potential victims to choose from. Moving to London and impersonating a professor, our killer hero has gathered a new circle of wealthy friends – but now he has a new problem to deal with: another killer is on the loose and targeting his new friends. Joe must turn his stalking talents to detective work to identify the murderous hacker. The way the series is going, don’t be surprised if Joe also shows a hidden talent for jumping the shark.

full swing

From Wednesday, February 15th, Netflix

Netflix has found great success with its turbocharged documentary series Formula 1: Drive to Survive. Get ready for another thrill ride in this documentary series set in the world of PGA golf. The series follows a group of professional golfers as they prepare for a grueling competition season, including the Masters tournaments, the US Open, the PGA Championship, and the FedEx Cup.

hello tomorrow!

Starting Friday, February 17, Apple TV+

For every scientific discovery, there is a group of enthusiasts hoping to make a quick buck. This series is set in a neo-noir universe where the appearance is American Graffiti but the technology is Forbidden Planet. Classic 1950s cars hover above the ground, and retro-looking robots scurry around doing all the menial work. Billy Crudup plays traveling salesman Jack Billings, who recruits a team to whip up timeshares — to the moon. He strives to convince people that Moon is the ultimate suburban dream of the future, but not everyone buys the sales pitches. In fact, some are wondering what’s really going on behind this lunar life project, and it’s not long before Jack’s vision of the future begins to look blurred.

Carnival Row

Starting Friday, February 17th, Prime Video

Orlando Bloom returns as former Inspector Rycroft Philostrate aka Philo, in the second season of this fantasy/detective series set in a world where mythical creatures known as fae folk have arrived at sanctuary from a horrific war, leading to tensions between them and humans. hosts. Philo is assigned to investigate murders within the fae community, but he has been hiding the fact that he is an unmarried person. Cara Delevingne also returns as Vignette Stonemoss, a former lover of Philo. If you can make sense of the complex plot of the first series, you should have an idea of ​​what’s going on as the series heads toward its epic finale.

Fleischmann is in trouble

From Wednesday, February 22, Disney+

It’s the old story: There you are, newly divorced, and your dating app is buzzing with offers for no-strings-attached sex, when your ex suddenly disappears, leaving you with two kids to take care of. Such is the fate of 41-year-old paramedic Toby Fleischmann in this new drama series starring Jesse Eisenberg as Toby and Claire Danes as his missing ex-wife, Rachel. With 11-year-old Hannah and nine-year-old Sully in the house, Toby will have to put a hold on the summer he intended to have sex with, but what really happened to Rachel and why has he not heard from her? Soon, Toby is putting aside the eligible women of Manhattan as he tries to get to the bottom of this marital mystery.

offshore banks

From Thursday, February 23 Netflix

This teen drama plays out like a mix of reality TV and The Hunger Games – with a little bit of class conflict – as two disparate groups of teens in North Carolina’s Outer Banks grapple to discover a legendary treasure and claim social supremacy. On one side are the Kooks, the wealthy kids who hang around to stay at the seaside resort during the holidays. On the other hand, there are the Pogues, the kids of the local working class who, of course, harbor a bit of a grudge against the wealthy interlopers. In Season 3, the Pogues find themselves on a desert island, but any dreams of turning it into a paradise are quickly dashed.

The reluctant traveler

Starting Friday, February 24, Apple TV+

Stanley Tucci I did; Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon I did; Now it’s Eugene Levy’s turn to pack his bag and his mouth in some bizarre locations with the camera crew behind him. Levi star Sheet Creek, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and American Pie He admits he’s not much of a backpacker, preferring to stay close to home, but in this new series, the Canadian actor steps out of his comfort zone to learn about cultures in such remote locations as Costa Rica and Finland. Italy, Japan, Maldives, Portugal and South Africa. He’ll even push the boat out and explore corners of North America he’s never seen before.


From Friday, February 24th, Prime Video

Christoph Waltz stars in the toxic workplace comedy-drama where not only your job but also your life is on the line. CompWare, a gaming company, wants to boost its business, so it hires a new consultant, the fearsome, arc-bound Regus Patoff, in order to turn the business back into shape. Batov brings up some outlandish ideas about productivity, but the employees reluctantly go along with it in hopes of gaining a competitive edge. However, it isn’t long before Batov appears to be running the company, turning it into an unscrupulous dictatorship, with employees fearful of being fired – or worse, literally terminated.

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