By Staff Writer Benjamin Pfeffer.
Netflix, the popular streaming platform, releases a list of all shows and movies to be released for the following month. So far in 2019, they have released the January list and the February list.
When the January list was released, the public was appalled that the popular 90s show Friends was on there to be removed from Netflix. Fans were outraged and made it apparent for a few days. Eventually, Netflix noticed the outrage and postponed the removal for another year, which made many happy.
Apart from the removal of Friends from the streaming platform, the rest of the list was amazing. They added a few big movies and removed a few items nobody watched.
On January first, they released the most movies and shows. A Series of Unfortunate Events had its third season released to Netflix. This is a show with Neil Patrick Harris based on a book by Lemony Snicket. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend trying to find a time to start it. It is an interesting show.
Other notable items that they released on the first of January are: The Addams Family, Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Happy Feet, the entire Indiana Jones series, The Mummy, and Pulp Fiction.
On January second, Netflix released Monty Python and the Holy Grail. On the ninth, Solo: A Star Wars Story was added to Netflix. On the 11th, a new and popular tv show, Sex Education had its first season released onto Netflix. On the 18th, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened was released talking about the disaster of Fyre Festival.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation was released onto Netflix on the 24th of January. Then, on the 29th and 30th, Netflix has added Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp and Disney-Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 to their platform, respectively.
Netflix had a very strong and entertaining January lineup and, sadly, their February lineup does not come close to matching that.
The majority of shows or movies coming to the platform are new Netflix Originals, so it is hard to tell how good these movies or shows are. Some of them look and sound like they could be good, but still don’t make the February lineup anywhere as good as the January lineup.
There are a few good or popular movies/shows coming to Netflix.
On the first of February, both American Pie and American Pie 2 are coming to Netflix. Along with those, Final Destination is coming on the first along with Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws: The Revenge. Although I have never seen any Jaws movies, I know they are very popular and therefore a good addition to the platform. The Edge of Seventeen is also a popular movie coming to Netflix on the first.
Little Women, the wildly popular story about four young women, is coming to Netflix February 11th. Netflix originals such as The Breaker Uppers and The Umbrella Academy are coming to Netflix on the 15th. An old, but good movie, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, is making its way to Netflix February 16th.
February 22nd is when many (ten) Netflix Originals arrive on the platform. We can only hope that the unknown ones are going to be good, but some of them we know, and they are just another season of a current Netflix Original.
Leaving Netflix in February is nothing too important. The Bourne Ultimatum is one of the bigger names leaving the platform and it happened on the first of February, but, other than that, we aren’t losing anything too good.
The January Netflix lineup was phenomenal, but the February one was very disappointing, even though we aren’t losing any big movies or shows.