What to Watch This Month

The latest TV and movies for you to stream in February 2021.

In Defense of the Hallmark Movie

Good-time films get bad rap as chick-flick slam misses point of pointless fun and diversion

I’ll defend Hallmark movies to my dying breath. Like most things that women like, they’ve spent decades as the butt of a universal joke, but it’s time to retire the superiority complex and face the facts.

Sometimes, I don’t want to watch a movie about the bleak realities of the human condition – we’re already living them, babe! I’d much rather step into the Hallmark movie alternate universe, where nothing is ironic, nobody watches the news, and everybody’s apartment is nice enough to have a kitchen island even though they all live in New York.

In our troubled times, the wide-eyed, saccharine earnestness of a Hallmark movie is a salve for the soul. So judge me all you want, but I will never apologize for wanting to watch a borderline-nonsensical parable about Candace Cameron Bure discovering the magic of Christmas in boot-cut jeans. Let yourself enjoy things! Watch a Hallmark movie!

Hallmark Recent Releases

Snowkissed: The tale of a travel-averse journalist meeting a handsome B&B owner.
A Winter Getaway: A love story with a case of mistaken identity, of course.

Classic Hallmark Movies

Christmas Town: A woman gets stuck in a sleepy, Christmas-y town and finds a home.
The Lost Valentine: A journalist is hired to tell the story of a woman who is still waiting for her husband to return from World War II.

Hallmark movies are available to watch on W Network or can be streamed on the Global TV app.

Dan Levy posing

February 6

Dan Levy hosts SNL

11:35 pm, Global, NBC

Everyone’s favourite little Schitt, Dan Levy, achieves another well-deserved milestone as he hosts SNL with awesome musical guest Phoebe Bridgers. Must watch!

Scene from Promising Young Woman

Now renting

Promising Young Woman

First run on YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play

This candy-coloured psychological thriller isn’t an easy watch, but it’s an instant classic that’s essential #MeToo viewing. Razor-sharp writing and an all-star cast weave a nail-biting revenge fantasy of gender, abuse and vindication.

Tallboyz cast posing

Feb. 16

Talloyz

CBC TV and Gem

CBC’s tallest sketch comedy show is #fortheboys, but isn’t afraid to tackle critical topics like racism, power and privilege – while also crushing a buffet and rearing an oil barrel.

Scene from Ginny and Georgia

Feb. 24

Ginny & Georgia

Netflix

Free-spirited mom Georgia moves her 15-year-old daughter Ginny and young son north in search of greener pastures. Cobourg, Ont. stands in as New England in a charming dramedy sure to delight Gilmore Girls fans.

Scene from Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Streaming Until March 4

Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Tiff net

Hungary’s 2021 Oscar selection is a troubling, engaging flip on film noir that follows an American doctor on an obsessive mission to Hungary. Is she chasing lost love, a shadow or a delusion?

Cure from Depression YouTube talent

Streaming Now

Cure for Depression

YouTube Channel: Marc Rebillet

“Loop Daddy” Marc Rebillet is a tireless source of good energy, bopping between keyboard, beat pad and mic to create absurdist funk boogies, in only his silk robe and tighty whities.

bit.ly/NEXTCURE

Earth and the moon

Streaming Now

What Do Alien Civilizations Look Like?

YouTube Channel: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Using captivating and colourful animations to entertain and inform, this German design studio breaks down the big scientific and existential questions.

bit.ly/NEXTKardashev

Scene from Jacquemus: That Show in the Field!

Streaming Now

Jacquemus: That Show in the Field!

YouTube Channel: Loic Prigent

Fashion Instagram went crazy for French designer Jacquemus’ runway show in a wheat field. Documentarist Loic Prigent offers a fast-paced behind-the-scenes look.

bit.ly/NEXTJACQUEMUS

Vine logo

Streaming Now

Classic and rare vines to watch when you lose your will to live

YouTube Channel: Laura Sánchez

It’s often said that Vine walked
so TikTok could run. Here’s the
best of a beloved platform from
a bygone era.

bit.ly/NEXTVINE

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