This month the network steps up its original programming game even further and offers a take on modern-day love by the one and only Judd Apatow, a foodie series by the expert Michael Pollan and the much-awaited Fuller House.
Cruel Intentions (drops Feb. 1)
What to Expect: An erotic tale involving family dynamics, high school sex and the beginning stages of the real life love story between the now-divorced Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
Why You Need to Watch: Arguably Sarah Michelle Gellar’s best performance to date, the movie was a cultural phenomenon that still defines life in the 90s. Bonus: the film was shot on Long Island.
Mad Men, season 7 part 2 (drops Feb. 5)
What to Expect: What will happen to advertising genius Don Draper (Jon Hamm)?
Why You Need to Watch: Although we suspect you joined the rest of the country in watching the final season of the show while it aired, there’s no reason not to re-explore one of the most talked-about TV shows of the last decade.
Atonement (Feb. 16)
What to Expect: Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, the movie tells the tale of a love story gone wrong as a young 13-year-old (Saoirse Ronan) accuses her older sister’s (Keira Knightley) lover (James McAvoy) of a crime he never really committed.
Why You Need to Watch: Passion and technology-free courtship seem to be missing from today’s idea of romance. Go back to the basics of love while watching this movie.
Love, season 1 (drops Feb. 19)
What to Expect: A comedic look at the intricacies of dating…through Judd Apatow’s eyes.
Why You Need to Watch: Although Apatow should be enough of a draw, you should know that a second season of the show has already been ordered.
Cooked (drops Feb. 19)
What to Expect: A four-part docuseries focusing on the need for people to restore a culinary balance in their lives and, of course, the importance of cooking.
Why You Need to Watch: Manned by author and food expert Michael Pollan and filmmaker Alex Gibney, the series is sure to provide a realistic and much needed view on the state of food in America today.
Fuller House, season 1 (drops Feb. 26)
What to Expect: DJ Tanner-Fuller, a recently widowed mother of three, returns to one of the country’s most memorable shows alongside sister Stephanie Tanner, friend Kimmy Gibbler and others.
Why You Need to Watch: It’s the spinoff to Full House. Do you need any other reason?