5 New Netflix Shows - February Edition

Need a new show this month? You can always refer back to my previous post about my 10 recommendations of what to watch on Netflix... but here is what is new to Netflix in February in case you have watched all of those. Well, five of them.

American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J.
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Summary: This limited series brings viewers inside one of the most prolific American court cases of the 20th century -- the O.J. Simpson murder trial -- from the lawyers' viewpoints. Based on the book "The Run of His Life," the 10-episode series details behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering by both the prosecution and defense as they try to convince the jury to side with them in what was dubbed "the trial of the century." Key elements of the trial that are explored involve overconfidence by the prosecution and the LAPD's history with the black community in Los Angeles. The all-star cast includes Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. as the Hall of Fame football player, Oscar nominee John Travolta as Robert Shapiro and Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey.
Why I recommend it: The O.J. Simpson trial is a very interesting piece of legal history. Anything related to this case is usually great. The cast of this limited series is fantastic and brings it to life.

Frequency (Season 1)
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Summary: Detective Raimy Sullivan has carried around pain and resentment over her father's death for 20 years, believing NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan was corrupted during an undercover sting and got himself killed. Everything changes when she hears his voice coming from his old ham radio, somehow transmitting from 1996. Raimy tells Frank about his murder, allowing him to survive the event, but the change has tragic consequences on the present, and the two detectives must find a way to rewrite the past without destroying everyone they care about.
Why I recommend it: I watched this series as it premiered on the CW. I didn't know much about it, but I recognized the actor who plays Frank Sullivan as well as the actress who plays Raimy (she was on The Tomorrow People). This show was always dragging me in because I wanted to know how things would change and who was the murder. This series deserves to be renewed, but, as of right now, there is not any news about a second season.

No Tomorrow (Season 1)
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Summary: Evie Covington appreciates order, but with her relationship running on empty and her career stalled, she is starting to think that an overly managed life has its downsides. This existential crisis leaves the perfect opening for the charming and free-spirited Xavier to waltz in and bring a refreshing wave of romance into her life. Just one thing... he believes the human race has only a little more than eight months left before an asteroid blasts it out of existence. Evie enlists the help of her friends Hank and Kareema to decide whether Xavier is crazy, and -- maybe more importantly -- if that even matters.
Why I recommend it: It was quirky and different than other shows I've seen (especially by the CW). It's a really cute show. Watching it gave me the idea to make a list as well. I've been accomplishing life without worrying about little things. It hasn't been renewed for season 2 yet, so here's to fingers crossed.

Santa Clarita Diet (Season 1)
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Summary: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this Netflix-original series as married realtors, Sheila and Joel, who are living a quiet life, raising their teenage daughter in Santa Clarita, Calif. Their world unexpectedly changes when Sheila goes through a dramatic transformation that sends her down a road of death and destruction -- but leaves her looking and feeling better than ever. Barrymore and Olyphant also serve as executive producers, alongside showrunner and creator Victor Fresco ("Better Off Ted").
Why I recommend it: I haven't heard a bad thing about it. I actually haven't watched it yet, but once I finish the show I'm binging now, I will. Drew Barrymore is also the best. I'll always love her.

Girl Meets World (Season 3)
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Summary: From 1993 to 2000, viewers followed the relationship of Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence-Matthews on "Boy Meets World." More than a decade later, the couple's daughter, Riley, is trying to navigate her 'tween years -- and problems that go with them -- especially in regard to bonds with family and friends. At John Quincy Adams Middle School in Manhattan, Riley finds being a student more difficult because her dad is a history teacher there, and she's in his class. Her mom, a lawyer, is involved in her social life and owns a trendy teen hangout. Among Riley's classmates are best friend Maya, crush Lucas, and quirky Farkle, son of Cory and Topanga's peer Stuart Minkus.
Why I recommend it: If you are around my age, you probably grew up on Boy Meets World. This show is a spin-off from that and includes several of the original characters. It doesn't have the same charm as the original, but it is still quirky and has a lot of life lessons. I know I'm "too old" to watch Disney Channel, but I like to watch this one with my son and the episodes are short so it goes by fast. It brings me back to my childhood in an odd way. Now if only they'd add Boy Meets World in its entirely (along with Sister, Sister and others).  Unfortunately, Girl Meets World was cancelled and its last episode aired on January 20th 2017. So this means that this season is the last season of the show. You could always binge the entire series on a bored Saturday if you want something light-hearted.


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