Our Top 10 Picks to Stream in Fe­bru­ary

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There’s so much good tele­vi­sion on stream­ing web­sites, not to men­tion the films. It’s im­pos­si­ble to keep track of what is worth your time. When it’s cold out­side, it’s time to cud­dle up with a good movie or start bing­ing your next se­ries.

COM­EDY She’s Gotta Have It

Nola Dar­ling is a “sex-pos­i­tive, polyamorous, pan­sex­ual” painter in rapidly gen­tri­fy­ing Brook­lyn. Nav­i­gat­ing mul­ti­ple re­la­tion­ships while strug­gling to make rent, ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ is Spike Lee at his ground­break­ing best. NET­FLIX

COM­EDY/SCI FI Mud­bound

Fresh off its Os­car nom­i­na­tion heels, the lit­tle stream­ing ser­vice that could con­tin­ues to de­liver the goods. This epic drama tells the story of two veter­ans turned farm­ers who strug­gle to make life work in the ru­ral Amer­i­can South. NET­FLIX

STAND-UP COM­EDY Dave Chap­pelle – Equa­nim­ity

Mi­nori­ties, women, trans­gen­der peo­ple, sen­si­tive au­di­ence mem­bers – in his lat­est ru­mi­nat­ing spe­cial, Chap­pelle takes ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to of­fend. But that’s ex­actly what you’ve come to ex­pect from the leg­endary co­me­dian. NET­FLIX

THRILLER/SCI-FI Dark

If you thought Stranger Things was a tad too cute, then this su­per­nat­u­ral Ger­man-lan­guage thriller about chil­dren go­ing miss­ing from a small town will reel you right in. Less pop cul­ture ref­er­ences and more moody mys­tery, it’s a cere­bral, time-twist­ing drama that’s not for the faint of heart. NET­FLIX

THRILLER Startup

This gritty crime-drama de­picts three un­likely col­lab­o­ra­tors – a banker who’s run out of op­tions, an am­bi­tious gang leader and an ex­pert hacker – as they try to get their Bit­coin-type busi­ness off the ground. AMA­ZON PRIME

COM­EDY The Mar­velous Mrs. Maisel

Midge Maisel’s life is turned up­side down when her hus­band leaves her for his sec­re­tary. Dis­traught and drunk on kosher wine, the hi­lar­i­ous house­wife stum­bles into a com­edy club and in­stantly be­comes a stand-up sen­sa­tion. AMA­ZON PRIME

DOC­U­MEN­TARY The Toys That Made Us

Any toy-ob­sessed 80s kid will find this in-depth doc­u­men­tary se­ries riv­et­ing as the fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries be­hind the bil­lion-dol­lar Star Wars, Bar­bie, He-man and G.I. Joe toy fran­chises are told from the cre­ators’ points of view. NET­FLIX

DRAMA Baby­lon Berlin

If you liked The Great Gatsby but thought it needed more crime, de­bauch­ery and fas­cists, then get ready to binge this gor­geously shot show. It fol­lows a tor­tured po­lice in­spec­tor tar­get­ing Mafia-fi­nanced porn shoots in 1920’s Berlin. SKY

COM­EDY/ SCI FI Dirk Gen­tly

This isn’t your mother’s beloved po­lice pro­ce­dural. Dou­glas Adams’ quirky Dirk Gen­tly is a self-pro­claimed “holis­tic de­tec­tive” who be­lieves in the in­ter­con­nect­ed­ness of things and fa­vors fate over foren­sic ev­i­dence. NET­FLIX

THRILLER Mind­hunter

In the age of Peak Tele­vi­sion, new pres­tige dra­mas vie for our at­ten­tion ev­ery month. This slow-burner, par­tially di­rected by David Fincher, is worth the time in­vest­ment as it lets us peek into the minds of depraved se­rial killers. NET­FLIX

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