Despite freezing temps, February is shaping up to be the hottest month in television.
With awards season ramping up and the countdown to Super Bowl LVII kickoff and halftime show, your couch is officially primetime real estate for the next four weeks (and beyond).
So grab some popcorn and get ready for vengeance in rom-com this Valentine’s. Sort through flicks by big-screen crushes…Denzel, J-Lo, Channing Tatum…the list goes on. Or, get your fix on reality TV hookups and breakups. Find out who’s getting lucky in a tropical paradise and who’s down on their luck in the world of online dating with MTV hit shows like Celebrity Ex on the Beach UK and Catfish: The TV Show.
From tales of lust to legends, this whirlwind month celebrates Black Excellence. Stream classics like To Sir With Love and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, to award-winning dramas, featuring Boyz n the Hood, Glory, Precious, Monster’s Ball, and countless others. From throwbacks like The Jeffersons and Diff'rent Strokes to a showcase of cultural and music icons, culinary masters, comedic talent and more, Black History Month programming has it all.
With something for everyone, February found its entertainment flex with TV fans. The shortest month of the year just went from drab to fab and with a binge-worthy lineup to boot. Not sure what to stream first? To help you out, we’ve rounded up our top recos for new original series and fan-favourite returning shows:
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new post-apocalyptic drama that’s arguably the best thing on television right now. But wait, there’s more.
Only three episodes into its run, most fans are already hailing HBO’s, The Last of Us, the best TV show ever made and they’re not the only ones. Based on numbers alone, some platforms are rating it one of the best TV shows of all time after an explosive debut surpassing 22 million viewers. In just two episodes, the critically acclaimed video game adaptation was renewed for a second season.
In a nutshell? The series is set 20 years after a parasitic fungal infection sparks a global pandemic wiping out modern civilization. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts out as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they travel together across the U.S. and rely on each other for survival.
With the same masterminds behind Chernobyl and Game of Thrones, the show’s widespread success may come as no surprise to some but you be the judge.
If you haven’t tuned in (yet), there’s still plenty of time to catch up leading up to the finale on March 12.
Where to Watch: New episodes stream Sundays at 9 pm ET on Crave.
In the mood for mystery? Then you don’t want to miss this month’s new detective drama series premiere. The Spencer Sisters follows an estranged mom-daughter duo, starring Lea Thompson (from Caroline in the City) and Stacey Farber (from Schitt's Creek), afterlife forces them to reconnect on a level they never imagined. A novelist and her ex-cop daughter team up to solve crimes in the fictional town of Alder Bluffs, Ont. Through unpredictable twists and turns, the private eye partners mistaken for sisters discover they need each other more than they thought.
Where to watch: First Season, Episode 1 premieres on February 10 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.
Now in its 15th season of utter fabulousness, the Emmy-winning reality series returns with a brand new cast of drag divas competing for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Hosted by RuPaul, each week queen contestants face new challenges in fashion, acting, and comedy to battle it out in front of guest judges starring Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae, and Amandla Stenberg, so far this season. Who will reign the next challenge (aka drama)? Not that we want to give it away, but you’ll have to fast-forward 50 years (in this week’s episode) to find out!
Where to watch: New episodes stream Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET on Crave.
Let’s play Lingo! The hit reality game show sweeping Europe is coming to your living room. While new to most viewers, some might remember the late 80s version (think reboot with a Wordle vibe). And with RuPaul Charles as host, this OG word game gets a supercharged makeover. So, how does Lingo work? It's a game of simple words with high stakes. Two teams face off in lightning puzzle rounds to guess letters that reveal seemingly basic words. At the end of each hour-long episode, the two winning teams compete for a cash prize in a final showdown. Warning: this show is highly addictive!
Where to watch: New episodes air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.