5 Netflix shows to heat up February

February is best remembered for Valentine’s Day. So we know to expect a plethora of romantic films to hit this and all other streaming platforms. We’ve picked out five things to watch for all those feels

Love to Hate You

The first season of this Netflix Original spans ten episodes. The story follows Yeo Mi Ran (played by Kim Ok Bin), a rookie attorney in the entertainment industry who is career driven, competitive and does not care for a relationship. Yet sparks fly when she meets Korea’s most popular actor, Nam Kang Ho (played by Yoo Teo). However, he does not trust women despite being a highly sought-after romantic film leading man.

Fans of the ancient fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles would be familiar with both the leads in this, as both had roles there.

Release date: February 10

You (Season 4 – Part 1)

This psychological thriller series stars Penn Badgley as a bookstore manager who becomes unhealthily obsessed with his romantic targets.  

Adapted from the books written by Caroline Kepnes, we’ve seen Joe Goldberg commit murder over his obsessions and escape from the law with no repercussions over three seasons now. So, we wonder how the show will bring new angles to the formula while staying faithful to its premise.

The new season sees Joe heading to London. It will be split into two parts, with the second part coming out in March. All bets are on a big cliffhanger for the end of this first part.

Release date: February 9

Red Rose (Season 1)

Korea has Squid Game, Japan has Battle Royale and Alice in Borderland, and the US has The Hunger Games. This BBC production is the British addition to the ever-growing genre of life-or-death games that we all seem to lap up.

Red Rose is a teen thriller about a group who must survive the summer after downloading an app that makes dangerous demands with deadly consequences. And we thought dating and social media apps were demanding enough.

Release date: February 15

Aggretsuko (Season 5)

This marks the final season of this workplace Japanese anime series about Retsuko, a frustrated and socially anxious red panda working in the accounting department of a Japanese trading firm.

The new season sees Retsuko’s involvement with the Japanese government when she runs for a seat on the National Diet, Japan’s national legislature. We’ll also see Haida the hyena deal with life after quitting his job, being evicted and meeting an up-and-coming artist.

We hope it will be a fitting finale for the spirit animal of many a corporate executive.

Release date: February 16

Too Hot to Handle: Germany

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This is the German spin-off from the reality dating show that tests the self-control of its participants at the risk of a reduced grand prize. The premise of the will-they-or-won’t-they-do-it show is based on an episode of Seinfeld, namely The Contest, where the cast essentially participates in a no-nut November challenge.

If watching this show has you all fired up, you can also get in on the action yourself with Netflix’s own Too Hot To Handle dating simulator in their games section.

Release date: February 28

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