Netflix and Kill: February 2016

Thursday 11th, February 2016 / 14:04
By Gareth Watkins

CALGARY — If you have even the rudiments of a soul, your February will be spent counting down the days until series two of Daredevil comes out and we can finally, finally see good live-action versions of The Punisher and Elektra. In the meantime, watch these things:

Mr. Robot (Shomi) cleaned up at the Golden Globes, but only because I wasn’t a judge. The story of a l33t group of haXX0rs taking down an evil corporation named, ahem, ‘EvilCorp’ plays like something written by a committee of 50-somethings who just had Wikileaks explained to them and deploys the ever-popular, ever-fucked-up Aspergers-as-superpower trope, marinating it in the multiple-personalities bit that has shown up in a whole lot of awful shows but never in real life, then laying in narration, fucking shit-crap-bastard-fuck narration, the absolute worst storytelling device of ever. Just watch Silicon Valley.

Love (Netflix) is a Judd Apatow-created, Gillian Jacobs-starring comedy… drama? Details haven’t exactly been forthcoming, and when the company scored a genuine hit with Master of None you’d think they’d be pushing scripted comedy, which could indicate that this is a turd they’re looking to bury in off-season.

Fuller House is premiering, because… I don’t know. A quick re-watch of the badly aged original should clear away any nagging nostalgia and free up time to contemplate how good Daredevil is going to be.

Lastly, Netflix are releasing their biggest original movie yet at the end of the month: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. Provided they didn’t put all the good fight scenes in the trailer it’ll be more Beasts of No Nation than The Interview.

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