What to Watch on Netflix This February

Netflix thinks we need a laugh. The most exciting offerings on the network this February are comedies, one of which will feature queen of comedy Drew Barrymore in her first starring role on a TV series.

Valentine’s Fun: Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special

This special stands on its own and defies any category we could dream up. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Netflix is bringing viewers Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special. The crooner’s variety show will be jam-packed with guest stars. The Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone will appear, along with Sarah Silverman, Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, to name a few. We’re not so sure about the “sexy” part but the special promises to deliver big laughs. Drops Feb. 7.

Laugh Out Loud: Santa Clarita Diet & David Brent: Life On The Road

Comedy heavyweights are coming to Netflix this month. First, Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant will star in the horror-comedy series The Santa Clarita Diet. Barrymore’s character is a suburban mom who has died and came back to life. Not much has changed, except now she survives on human flesh. This is her first starring role in television. Drops Feb. 3.

The network also acquired the distribution rights to David Brent: Life On the Road. It stars Ricky Gervais as the title character, who originally appeared in the U.K. version of The Office. The mockumentary film chronicles Brent’s adventures on tour as the former manager pursues his dream of being a rock star. Drops Feb. 10.

Movie Night: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore & Imperial Dreams

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a crime drama about a woman who dedicates herself to tracking down thieves in her neighborhood after she is robbed. Her obnoxious neighbor is her sidekick. It stars Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood star. Drops Feb. 24.

In Imperial Dreams Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega stars as a reformed gang member, struggling to rebuild a life for his family in Los Angeles when he returns home from prison. Drops Feb. 3.

Reality Check: Ultimate Beastmaster & Abstract: The Art of Design

The two reality series debuting this month are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Ultimate Beastmaster is a game show from executive producer Sylvester Stallone. Contestants will try to conquer an obstacle course that is inside a model carcass of a beast. Terry Crews and Charissa Thomson will host the U.S. version of the show. Drops Feb. 10.

Abstract: The Art Of Design is a documentary series that will profile some of the best modern artists working today, including contemporary modern and graphic designers. It has been described as “Chef’s Table for designers.” Drops Feb. 24.

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