Love is in the air across streaming services this week, mostly of the sick and twisted kind
‘You (Season 4 – Part 1)’ (Netflix)
The sensation that is Netflix’s You returns for a fourth season so grand it required getting split in two. Starting anew in London, Joe (Penn Badgley) vows to bury the past and be his best self. But on the rocky road to redemption, a new obsession starts to take hold.
Attachment is a horror romance about Maja (Josephine Park), a has-been actress in Denmark, who falls in love with Leah (Ellie Kendrick), a young, Jewish academic visiting from the UK. When Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short and decides to follow Leah back to her home in London. There, Maja meets her new downstairs neighbour: Leah’s mother, Chana (Sofie Gråbøl). An overbearing, seemingly religious and highly secretive woman, Chana seems resistant to all of Maja’s attempts to win her over. And as Maja notices strange occurrences in the building, she begins to suspect that Chana’s secrets could be much darker than first anticipated.
‘Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special’ (HBO Max)
As Harley (Kaley Cuoco) goes to obsessive lengths to ensure that her first Valentine’s Day with Ivy (Lake Bell) is the best ever, Bane’s (James Adomian) efforts to impress an unexpected date go horribly awry. Meanwhile, after an unfortunate online dating encounter, Clayface (Alan Tudyk) engages in some self-love.
‘Joe Bob’s Vicious Vegas Valentine’ (Shudder)
You’ve been cordially invited for a special Joe Bob’s Vicious Vegas Valentine. Watch as Joe Bob officiates a wedding of two fans and two vicious love stories.
‘Something in the Dirt’ (Hulu)
Two new neighbors witness what seems to be a supernatural event in one of their apartments. At first terrified, they realize that documenting this phenomenon could provide them the lives they’ve always dreamed of.
‘Beast’ (Prime Video)
Idris Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), an old family friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.
During the sweltering summertime of rural Spain, Sara (Laura Galán) carries an extra load of teenage agony due to the perpetual bullying from her peers. She’s also an outsider at home—her parents and little brother just don’t understand her—so, feelings internalized, she’s often found buried in her headphones, drowning out her surroundings. One day, Sara’s usual solo dip at the local pool is disrupted by the presence of a mysterious stranger in the water and an exceptionally grueling bout of abuse at the hands of three girls. But, in a strange twist of fate, along the way home Sara witnesses her bloodied tormentors being kidnapped in the back of the stranger’s van. Sara must decide whether to cooperate with the police and parents’ questioning about the kidnappings, or take her own, unbridled path—while also discovering the power of desire and belonging, and the distinction between revenge and redemption.
‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm’ (HBO Max)
Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil (voiced by everyone’s favorite Peter Serafinowicz) and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer (Paul Walter Hauser, who is everyone’s favorite).
‘All That Breathes’ (HBO Max)
As legions of birds fall from New Delhi’s darkening skies, and the city smoulders with social unrest, two brothers race to save a casualty of the turbulent times: the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to their city’s ecosystem.
‘Devil’s Workshop’ (Paramount+)
Struggling actor Clayton (Timothy Granaderos) is desperate for a role as a demonologist. He contacts Eliza (Radha Mitchell), an expert in devil lore, to help him prepare and spends the weekend at her home. Eliza forces Clayton to confront his troubling past, perform dark rituals, and sacrifice a goat. Does she want to help Clayton, seduce him—or destroy him? The shocking climax will set your soul ablaze.
CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:
‘National Treasure: Edge of History’ (Disney+)
Jess (Lisette Olivera), a brilliant and resourceful dreamer, searches for answers about her family; she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about the past and save a lost Pan-American treasure. All episodes are now streaming.
‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ (Disney+)
Months have passed since the events on Kamino and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places. The first eight episodes are now streaming.
‘Velma’ (HBO Max)
This adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley (Mindy Kaling), the unsung and under-appreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. This original and humorous spin unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. All episodes are now streaming.
‘Servant (Season 4)’ (Apple TV+)
From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. The reckoning arrives in this fourth and final season. The first five episodes are now streaming.
‘The Last of Us’ (HBO Max)
From the creator of the award winning show Chernobyl and the creator of the original video game, The Last of Us follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, who are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-outbreak America. The first four episodes are now streaming.
‘The Legend of Vox Machina (Season 2)’ (Prime Video)
After saving the realm from evil and destruction at the hands of the most terrifying power couple in Exandria, Vox Machina is faced with saving the world once again—this time, from a sinister group of dragons known as the Chroma Conclave. All episodes are now streaming.
‘Mayor of Kingstown (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)
Mayor of Kingstown stars Jeremy Renner and follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. The first four episodes are now streaming.
‘Truth Be Told (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)
Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. This NAACP Image Award–winning drama stars Octavia Spencer as a podcaster who risks everything—including her life—to pursue truth and justice. The first four episodes are now streaming.
‘Poker Face’ (Peacock)
Poker Face is a 10-episode “mystery-of-the-week” series following Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve. The first six episodes are now streaming.
‘Shrinking’ (Apple TV+)
Shrinking follows a grieving therapist (Jason Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives…including his own. The first four episodes are now streaming.
Also streaming now:
Netflix – ‘Lyle, Lyle Crocodile’, ‘Bill Russell: Legend’, ‘The Substitute’, ‘10 Days of a Good Man’
Hulu – ‘Project Legion’, ‘Black Travel Across America’, ‘Are We Done Yet?’, ‘Not Dead Yet’, ‘Brimstone’, ‘Jesus Henry Christ’, ‘The Perfect Weapon’, ‘Pound of Flesh’
Shudder – ‘Stepfather II’, ‘Stepfather III’, ‘Last & First Men’
HBO Max – ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, ‘Empire of Light’
Disney+ – ‘Black in Vegas’, ‘7 Toughest Days’, ‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’, ‘Ghost Hunters’, ‘History’s Greatest Mysteries’, ‘The Proof is Out There’, ‘Rescue Cam’, ’42 to 1′, ‘House of Darkness’, ‘The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story’, ‘Tommy’, ‘Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart’, ‘Turkey Hollow’, ‘Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter’
Prime Video – ‘Crank’, ‘Somebody I Used to Know’
Paramount+ – ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’, ‘Oasis – There We Were…Now Here We Are‘
COMING NEXT WEEK:
Netflix – ‘All the Places’, ‘Re/Member’, ‘Tomb Raider: Reloaded’, ‘Full Swing’, ‘Possessed’, ‘Red Rose’, ‘The Law According to Lidia Poet’, ‘2 Guns’, ‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged’, ‘Cirkus’, ‘Dearest’, ‘Dust & Neon’, ‘Highwater’, ‘Ouija’, ‘The Woman King’, ‘The Womb’, ‘A Girl and an Astronaut’, ‘Community Squad’, ‘Ganglands (Season 2)’, ‘Unlocked’
Hulu – ‘A Long Way Down’, ‘Blade of the Immortal’, ‘Cocaine Cowboys Trilogy’, ‘Animaniacs (Season 3)’, ‘Animal Control’, ‘Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday’, ‘Black November’, ‘Forsaken’, ‘Rogue Agent’, ‘Shut In’
Shudder – ‘Nekromantik’, ‘Nekromantik 2’, ‘Lust for a Vampire’, ‘The Final Terror’
HBO Max – ‘Poor Devil’
Disney+ – ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’, ‘Mila in the Multiverse’, ‘Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist’, ‘Mars’, ‘j-hope IN THE BOX’, ‘Inside Airport Lost & Found’
Prime Video – ‘If I Stay’, ‘Halloween Ends’, ‘Carnival Row (Season 2)’, ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’
Apple TV+ – ‘Hello Tomorrow!’, ‘Sharper’
Paramount+ – ‘Star Trek: Picard (Season 3)’, ‘The 12th Victim’