From 'For All Mankind' to 'Hitsville: The Making of Motown': 7 shows to stream in February

Whether you're looking for a romantic comedy for Valentine's Day or a modern version of 'Groundhog Day' with a twist, there are plenty of shows and films coming to the streamers in February

Space race drama 'For All Mankind', Netflix's 'Firefly Lane' and the third instalment of the popular 'To All the Boys' series are all shows available to stream this February. Courtesy Netflix, Apple+TV
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If you're desperate to know if To All the Boys' Lara Jean and Peter end up together, then your wait is officially over, as February is the month the popular Netflix franchise reaches the end of its high school days.

As well as teen romance, there are plenty of original new releases on offer across all the streaming services available in the UAE, from season two of alternative history space race drama For All Mankind on Apple TV+, to Showtime's acclaimed documentary Hitsville: The Making of Motown.

Here are seven shows to stream in February …

1. ‘Firefly Lane’, Netflix

Katherine Heigl, in her big comeback role, and Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke, star in this Beaches-esque adaptation of Kristin Hannah's novel about female friendship through the years. The story follows the polar-opposite besties, Tully (Heigl) and Kate (Chalke), from when they meet as teens in 1974 through to their lives as forty-something women in 2003, navigating work, love and family life.

Available to stream now

2. ‘Al Ikhtiyar’ ('The Choice') season two, OSN

Season two of popular Turkish drama 'Al Ikhtiyar’ (‘The Choice’) comes to OSN in February, with Irfan having to live with the dark consequences of his actions. Courtesy OSN
Season two of popular Turkish drama 'Al Ikhtiyar’ (‘The Choice’) comes to OSN in February, with Irfan having to live with the dark consequences of his actions. Courtesy OSN

The popular Turkish drama series returns where season one left off, at the last exit before the bridge. Irfan, the man who can figure out all things mathematical, but not people, continues to struggle living with the dark deed he committed to save his son’s life.

Available to watch now

3. ‘The Pembrokeshire Murders’, BritBox

Welsh actor Luke Evans stars as DCC Steve Wilkins in this three-episode British drama about the investigation into the Pembrokeshire Murders by serial killer John Cooper in the 1980s. The investigation was reopened by Wilkins in 2006, and Cooper was eventually caught thanks to the police re-watching a 1989 episode of British darts quiz show, Bullseye.

Available to stream now

4. ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’, Netflix

Dedicated fans of the adorable To All the Boys franchise will revel in the third instalment of the hit Netflix trilogy starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. As Lara Jean Covey (Condor) prepares for the end of high school, two life-changing trips lead her to rethink what life with her family, friends and Peter (Centineo) will look like after graduation.

Available to stream from Friday, February 12

5. ‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’, Showtime

This superbly researched and presented documentary focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown Records in Detroit in 1958 until it moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. Famous talking heads, including actor and singer Jamie Foxx, reminisce about how label head honcho Berry Gordy created a formula for music and business that made Motown one of the most successful record labels of all time, amid the burgeoning civil rights movement.

Available to watch now

6. ‘For All Mankind’, Apple TV+

Season two of this fascinating reimagining of history will be released on Friday, February 19. Season one set up the premise in this alternate history drama about the space race, in which the USSR was the first nation to put a man on the Moon, leaving the US playing catch-up. Season two takes place in the Reagan era as the Cold War reaches all the way into space.

Available to stream from Friday, February 19

7. ‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things’, Amazon Prime Video

This Amazon Original Series on Prime Video features Big Little Lies star Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen as Margaret and Mark, two teens who are the only people in a small town aware that they're stuck in Groundhog Day. At first, everything is super-fun and they do the usual Groundhog Day, things, such as smashing stuff up without consequence, along with plenty of good deeds for the oblivious townsfolk. But when Mark wants to move out of the time loop, he realises Margaret has a secret that makes her want to stay.

Available to stream from Friday, February 12


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