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

Gunther’s Millions

From Wednesday 1 February on Netflix

It’s anything but a dog’s life for Gunther VI: he’s the world’s richest furrier, boasting the kind of bling that would make Snoop Dogg green with envy. Gunther is the fourth generation of a canine dynasty that began when his great-grandfather was left millions by his owner, a mysterious countess who had no heirs. But who is really benefiting from Gunther’s millions? This four-part documentary is not a story about shaggy dogs, but a story of excess, greed and fraud, focusing on one Maurizio Mian, hired by the countess to control Gunther’s fortune, and who built a huge financial empire on the back of the tycoon . tyke.

Dear Edward

From Friday, February 3, Apple TV +

In the race to be the best movie series on TV in February, this new family drama series might win by a nose. This is a life-affirming story about a 12-year-old boy who miraculously survives a plane crash that kills all the other passengers, including his family. Are you ready for that Kleenex yet? As Edward and the families of the other dead passengers try to process their loss, the door opens for some tense confrontations and intense emotional exchanges as old bonds are torn apart and new hopes arise from the wreckage of so many lives. Better buy several packs of tissues just in case. Or a hospital bag.


From Thursday 9th February on Netflix

Penn Badgley returns stalker/assassin 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 posing as a professor, our murderous hero has amassed a new, wealthy circle of 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 talent for stalking to detective work in order to identify the killer. The way this series is going, don’t be surprised if Joe also shows off a hidden talent for jumping the shark.

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Full swing

From Wednesday 15 February on Netflix

Netflix has succeeded with its turbo documentary series Formula 1: Drive to Survive. Get ready for another thrill ride in this documentary series set in the dizzying world of PGA golf. The series follows an elite group of professional golfers as they prepare for a busy season of competition, including the Masters, the US Open, the PGA Championship and the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Hello tomorrow!

From Friday 17 February on Apple TV+

Behind every scientific discovery there is a bunch of fraudsters hoping for a quick buck. This series is set in a retrofuturistic world where the look is American graffiti and the technology is Forbidden Planet. Classic cars from the 1950s float above the ground, while retro-looking robots walk around doing all the small jobs. Billy Crudup stars as savvy traveling salesman Jack Billings, who recruits a timeshare flogging crew – on the moon. People want to believe that the moon is the ultimate suburban dream of the future, but not everyone buys into the sales pitch. In fact, some are wondering what’s really going on behind this life on the moon project, and soon Jack’s vision of the future will start to look pretty dim.

Carnival type

From Friday 17 February on Prime Video

Orlando Bloom returns as former Inspector Rycroft Philostrate, or Philo, in the second season of this fantasy/detective series, set in a world where mythical creatures known as the fae people have arrived, seeking refuge from a terrible war, leading to tension between them and their people. hosts. Philo is charged with investigating murders in the elven community, but has been hiding the truth that he is half elf himself. Cara Delevingne also returns as Vignette Stonemoss, a fairy and Phil’s former lover. If you managed to understand the convoluted plot of the first series, then you should have some idea of ​​what’s going on as the series comes to its epic conclusion.

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Fleishman is in trouble

From Wednesday, February 22, Disney+

It’s the old story: here you are, freshly divorced, and your dating app is full of offers for casual sex, when your ex-wife suddenly disappears, leaving you with two children to care for. That’s the fate that befalls 41-year-old doctor Toby Fleishman in this new drama series starring Jesse Eisenberg as Toby and Claire Danes as his missing ex Rachel. With 11-year-old Hannah and nine-year-old Solly in the house, Toby will have to postpone his planned summer of sex, but what really happened to Rachel and why hasn’t he heard from her? Soon, Toby finds himself on the side of a suitable woman in Manhattan as he tries to get to the bottom of this marital mystery.

Outer banks

From Thursday 23rd February on Netflix

This teen drama feels like a cross between a reality TV show and The Hunger Games — with a bit of class struggle thrown in — as two different groups of teenagers in North Carolina’s Outer Banks battle it out to unearth a legendary treasure and claim social dominance. On one side are the Kooks, rich kids who stay at a seaside resort during the holidays. On the other side are the Pogues, local working-class kids who naturally harbor a bit of a grudge against the rich intruders. In the third season, the Pogues find themselves on a desert island, but all dreams of turning it into a paradise are soon washed away.

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A reluctant traveler

From Friday 24 February on Apple TV+

Stanley Tucci succeeded; Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon made it; now it’s Eugene Levy’s turn to pack his bag and head off to exotic locations, trailing a camera crew. Levy, star of Schitt’s Creek, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and American Pie, admits he’s not much of a globetrotter, preferring to stay close to home, but in this new series, the Canadian actor steps out of his comfort zone to learned. about cultures in places as far away as Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Japan, the Maldives, Portugal and South Africa. He will even push the boat out and explore the corners of North America that he has not seen before.


From Friday 24 February on Prime Video

Christoph Waltz stars in a comedy drama about a toxic workplace where not only your job but your life is at stake. CompWare, a gaming company, wants to boost its business, so it hires a new consultant, the creepy, bow-tie-wearing Regus Patoff, to get the business in shape. Patoff comes up with some pretty radical and downright weird productivity ideas, but staff are reluctant to go along with them in the hope of gaining a competitive edge. But it’s not long before Patoff seems to be running the company, turning it into a not-so-benign dictatorship, with employees in fear of being fired—or, worse, literally terminated.


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