Streaming Picks: February 2018

FILMS
Top Picks
Manhunter – Amazon and Hulu 2/1
Mute – Netflix 2/23

The former is Michael Mann’s excellent adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon (aka the first time we saw Hannibal Lecter onscreen, played indelibly by Brian Cox). It’s easily the second-best Lecter movie, and it’s got a much different vibe from the films starring Anthony Hopkins.

The latter is Duncan Jones’ long-in-the-works sci-fi film, about a mute bartender (Alexander Skarsgard) working to solve the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.

Recent Selections
Beach Rats – Hulu 2/5
The Emoji Movie – Netflix 2/8
Good Time – Amazon 2/11
Lucky – Hulu 2/11
Tom of Finland – Hulu 2/12
The Ballad of Lefty Brown – Amazon 2/13
Logan Lucky – Amazon 2/16
Once Upon a Time – Hulu 2/21
The Villainess – Hulu 2/21
Detroit – Hulu 2/23
Jeepers Creepers 3 – Netflix 2/24

Originals
On Body and Soul – Netflix 2/2 (Academy Award nominee)
Grand Prix Driver – Amazon 2/9
Seeing Allred – Netflix 2/9
The Ritual – Netflix 2/9
The Trader (Sovdagari) – Netflix 2/9
When We First Met – Netflix 2/9
Love Per Square Foot – Netflix 2/14
Human Flow – Amazon 2/16
Irreplaceable You – Netflix 2/16
Forgotten – Netflix 2/21

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS
Top Picks
The Tick (Season 1, Part 2) – Amazon 2/23
The Looming Tower – Hulu 2/28

The former is the second part of the first season of Amazon’s excellent reboot of The Tick, which has a lot more to do with mental illness than it does with big explosions, and it’s all the better for it.

The latter is Hulu’s adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book about al-Qaeda and how the lack of communication between the FBI and the CIA led to 9/11. It’s got Jeff Daniels AND Michael Stuhlbarg, so you know I’m in.

Originals
Absentia (Season 1) – Amazon 2/2
Altered Carbon (Season 1) – Netflix 2/2
Coach Snoop (Season 1) – Netflix 2/2
Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia (Season 1) – Netflix 2/2
Queer Eye (Season 1) – Netflix 2/7
Fate/Apocrypha (Part 2) – Netflix 2/9
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: George Clooney – Netflix 2/9
Stinky & Dirty Valentine’s Day Special – Amazon 2/13
Greenhouse Academy (Season 1) – Netflix 2/14
Re:Mind (Season 1) – Netflix 2/15
Dragons: Race to the Edge (Season 6) – Netflix 2/16
Everything Sucks! (Season 1) – Netflix 2/16
First Team: Juventus (Season 1) – Netflix 2/16
Mozart in the Jungle (Season 4) – Amazon 2/16
The Frankenstein Chronicles (Season 1-2) – Netflix 2/20
Atomic Puppet (Season 1) – Netflix 2/22
Marseille (Season 2) – Netflix 2/23
Seven Seconds (Season 1) – Netflix 2/23
Thunderbirds Are Go! (Season 4) – Amazon 2/23
Ugly Delicious (Season 1) – Netflix 2/23

OLD SHOWS
Cougar Town (Complete Series) – Hulu 2/1
Dirt (Complete Series) – Hulu 2/1
Everwood (Complete Series) – Hulu 2/1
Nightcap (Season 2) – Hulu 2/1
Z Nation (Season 4) – Netflix 2/1
Broad City (Season 4) – Hulu 2/4
Archer (Season 8) – Hulu 2/5
Valor (Season 1) – Netflix 2/6
The Expanse (Season 2) – Amazon 2/7
Imposters (Season 1) – Netflix 2/7
Gary Unmarried (Complete Series) – Hulu 2/8
Perception (Complete Series) – Hulu 2/8
The PJs (Complete Series) – Hulu 2/8
Brockmire (Season 1) – Hulu 2/9
Deep Undercover (Collection 2) – Netflix 2/15
Parenthood (Complete Series) – Hulu 2/15
Cardinal (Season 2) – 2/16
The Long Road Home (Season 1) – 2/17
Bates Motel (Season 5) – Netflix 2/20
El Vato (Season 2) – Netflix 2/26
Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso (Season 2) – Netflix 2/26

COMEDY SPECIALS
Top Pick
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale – Netflix 2/18
After a semi-disastrous one-season run on a multi-cam sitcom, the star of Community and The Soup is back in his comfort zone: making snarky comments about current events.

Other Specials
Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down! – Netflix 2/2
Fred Armisen: Standup for Drummers – Netflix 2/6
Derren Brown: The Push – Netflix 2/27
Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish – Netflix 2/27

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