8 Shows and Films To Watch Out for On Netflix this February 2019

Ready for your monthly rundown of all things Netflix? 

If you're the kind who need to plot their binge-watching schedules, worry not, because we're giving you a rundown of the most awaited shows and films launching on Netflix this February! 

Dear Ex
Launches on: February 1 

Dear Ex is a Mandarin-language film about three people who are all linked together. It follows Sanlian, who discovers that her husband has altered his insurance policy, giving it to a man named Jay instead of his son. She then decides to confront Jay, but when her son decides to move in with him, she realizes that she must reevaluate her relationships, and learn the weight of their memories with her deceased husband. It stars Roy Chiu, Ying-Xuan Hsieh, Spark Chen, and Joseph Huang. 

Russian Doll (Season 1) 
Premieres on: February 1

Russian Doll is an American comedy series which stars Natasha Lyonne as Nadia, who keeps on dying and reliving her 36th birthday. She must then figure out what is going on and stop the time loop she's in. Joining Lyonne are Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley, Charlie Barnett, and more. 

Velvet Buzzsaw 
Premieres on: February 1 

From the same mind who gave us Nightcrawler, Velvet Buzzsaw is a thriller on the contemporary art scene, where collectors pay a high price for whenever art collides with commerce. The film is directed by Dan Gilroy and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, and more. 

Nightflyers (Season 1)
Premieres on: February 1

A series based on a novella by George R.R. Martin, Nightflyers is a series set in the future and on the eve of the Earth's destruction, when a group of explorers goes on The Nightflyer to stop an alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. The show's cast includes Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson, and more. 

Romance is A Bonus Book 
Launches on: February 2

A K-drama starring Lee Jong Suk and Lee Na Young, Romance is a Bonus Book follows Kang Dan Yi, an unemployed copywriter who lies to get a job in the company where Cha Eun Ho is working as the chief editor. 

Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
Launches on: 
February 14

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In this stand-up comedy special, comedian, actor, and former physician Ken Jeong takes the spotlight as he reflects on his transition from being a doctor to being a comedy superstar. He also talks about his wife's battle with breast cancer, and his experience on starring in one of the biggest comedy films, The Hangover. The special is directed by the Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. 

The Umbrella Academy
Launches on: February 15

A series based on the comics and graphic novels by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is the story of a dysfunctional family of superheroes who must work together and solve the mystery on their father's death. It stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy-Raver Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, and more. 

Isn't It Romantic
Premieres on: February 28

A few weeks after its release in cinemas here in the Philippines, Isn't It Romantic will also be launching on Netflix! The film is about a New York city architect Natalie who, instead of designing skyscrapers, is delivering coffee and bagel. A cynic when it comes to love, she wakes up and realizes that her life has become a romantic comedy, and she is the leading lady. It stars Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra. 

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