Meta Entertainment Monthly February 2017

New Netflix show Ultimate Beastmaster (credit: official website)

 

This will be the start of another new monthly feature where I detail shows for the upcoming month (as this is the first article Black Sails will be an exception as it premieres this Sunday) new series and season or mid-season premieres along with trailers for those shows. I will also list shows coming to Netflix and Hulu (may add Amazon Prime and upcoming movies later on.)

I may have spoilers later on in the descriptions of the shows for the past seasons, just be forewarned if you haven’t caught up on these shows. For the lesser known series I will give a little more detail, but for more popular shows, I will just discuss what happened last or first half of that shows seasons.

Black Sails

Scene from season premiere (Credit: Starz official website)

 

This Sunday Starz will premiere the 4th and final season of the pirate series Black Sails. First premiering in January of 2014, Black Sails is a quasi prequel to the book Treasure Island (takes place 20 years before the events in the book and is a very adult show compared to the book) mixed in with some historical pirates. It chronicles the rise of Captain Flint, Long John Silver and Billy Bones and them interacting with historical pirates like Charles Vane, Anne Bonny, Jack Rackham, and Black Beard himself.

Last season the British reclaimed Nassau and execute Charles Vane as an example to other pirates which leads to a pirate rebellion. The rebellion is helped by Billy Bones who sets up John Silver as the real leader by naming him Long John Silver. Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny team with Black Beard to battle the incoming British fleet. While Captain Flint and John Silver are working together, there are hints of what leads to their rivalry.

If you have Starz their website has the past three seasons or you can watch them on Amazon Video for $1.99 an episode.

Black Sails Premieres on Starz Sunday January 29th 9:00 pm

 

The Expanse

Crew of the Roci (credit: SyFy’s official The Expanse website)

 

Hardcore sci-fi show The Expanse returns this February. Starring Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, and Shohreh Aghdashloo, The Expanse is based on the book series of the same name by James S. A. Corey (pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). The first two seasons covers the first book in the series Leviathan Awakes. Set hundreds of years in the future where Earth has colonized much of the Solar System, the show details a mystery that could lead to war between Mars and Earth with the Belters (colonists in the asteroid belt, mainly those living on Ceres) caught in the middle.

Season 1 is available on Amazon Prime in North America and on Netflix in other countries.
The Expanse Premieres on SyFy Wednesday February 1st 10:00 pm Eastern/ 9:00 pm Central

For more info:

http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse

 

The Walking Dead

Scene from mid-season premiere (credit: AMC)

 

The mid-season finale saw Rick coming to his senses and realizing something needs to be done about Negan after returning with goods for Negan and seeing him kill a member of his community in cold blood. Daryl also manages to escape from the Saviors with help from a mysterious benefactor. They both make their way to Hilltop to regroup and make plans.

Hopefully the rest of the season we will get to see a lot more of Jesus. The premiere will have him tell Rick about the Kingdom (first seen at the beginning of the season and see if they can recruit them in their effort against the Saviors. We may also see Rick reunite with Morgan and Carol as they are there as well.

The first six seasons of The Walking Dead are available on Netflix. All of the first half of season 7 is available on the AMC website if you have a cable provider.

The Walking Dead season 7 returns Sunday February 12th 9:00pm Eastern / 8:00pm Central

 

Ultimate Beastmaster

A new original Netflix series with Sylvester Stallone as executive producer that is similar to NBC’s American Ninja Warrior except it takes 108 competitors from six different countries and they compete for the title of Ultimate Beastmaster. It will be ten episodes with Beastmasters being crowned in the first nine episodes and the Ultimate Beastmaster being crowned in the finale from the nine. The show will have six hosts one from each respective country in the competition.

Ultimate Beastmaster premieres Friday February 24th on Netflix

 

Golden Girls

For the first time our favorite four women living out their golden years in Miami are coming to a streaming service. Get the cheesecake ready!

Golden Girls comes to Hulu Monday February 13th

 

Shows Coming To Streaming Services

As some Hulu shows are next day showings of network shows (ABC,NBC and FOX) I will indicate it by the listing.

February 1

Hulu

  • The Only Way is Essex
  • Addicted to Love
  • The American President
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Care Bears Movie
  • Chocolat
  • City of Angels
  • Dead Heat
  • Drop Zone
  • Dying Laughing
  • Escape from Alcatraz
  • Failure to Launch
  • The Firm
  • Forces of Nature
  • Forget Paris
  • The Fountain
  • Frankie & Johnny
  • From Dusk till Dawn
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Hoosiers
  • How to Eat Fried Worms
  • Hubble
  • I Went Down
  • Judgement Day
  • Kiss the Bride
  • The Machinist
  • Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
  • Payback
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Rent
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Rob Roy
  • The Running Man
  • Sabrina
  • Sabrina
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Soapdish
  • There will be Blood
  • The Station Agent
  • Untamed Heart
  • Wild Bill

Netflix

  • Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks
  • Babe
  • Babe: Pig in the City
  • Balto
  • Balto 2: Wolf Quest
  • Balto 3: Wings of Change
  • Contact
  • Corpse Bride
  • Disney’s Finding Dory
  • Eleven P.M.
  • From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story
  • Gun Runners
  • Hell-Bound Train
  • Highly Strung
  • Hot Biskits
  • I Am Sun Mu
  • Invincible
  • Les beaux malaises, seasons 1-4
  • Magic Mike
  • Masha’s Spooky Stories, season 1
  • Mother with a Gun
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Project X
  • Silver Streak
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
  • The Five Heartbeats
  • The Furchester Hotel, seasons 1-2
  • The Girl from Chicago
  • The Longest Day
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Twilight
  • Women in Gold

February 2

Netflix

  • American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • Frequency, season 1

February 3

Hulu

  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • The Dog

Netflix

  • Daniel Sosa: Sosafado
  • Imperial Dreams
  • Santa Clarita Diet

February 4

Hulu

  • Murder in the First, season 3
  • Margin Call

Netflix

  • Superbad

February 5

Netflix

  • Elvira I Will Give You My Life but I’m Using It
  • Los herederos

February 6

Hulu

  • 24: Legacy (Fox Series Premiere)
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol, season 10
  • Hostile Boarder
  • The Look of Love
  • Restored Me

Netflix

  • Girls Lost
  • Me, Myself and Her

February 7

Hulu

  • APB (Fox Series Premiere)
  • Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric

Netflix

  • Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special

February 8

Hulu

  • Devious Maids, season 4
  • Lawless Oceans, season 1
  • UnREAL, season 2

Netflix

  • Tiempos Felices
  • Girl Asleep

February 10

Hulu

  • MasterChef Junior, season 5 (Fox Season Premiere)

Netflix

  • Abstract: The Art of Design
  • David Brent: Life on the Road

February 11

Hulu

  • Kampai! For the Love of Sake

Netflix

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, season 2
  • Stronger Than The World

February 12

Hulu

  • Outback Wrangler, season 2
  • K.C. Undercover, season 2
  • Puppy Days, season 1
  • Snake City, season 3

Netflix

Clouds of Sils Maria

February 13

Hulu

  • Golden Girls

Netflix

  • Code: Debugging the Gender Gap
  • Magicians: Life in the Impossible

February 14

Hulu

  • The Mindy Project, season 5 mid-season premiere

Netflix

  • Girlfriend’s Day
  • Katherine Ryan: In Trouble
  • King Cobra
  • Project Mc ²: Part 4
  • White Nights

February 15

Hulu

  • American Teen

Netflix

  • Aram, Aram
  • Before I Go to Sleep
  • Fire Song

February 16

Netflix

  • Milk
  • Sundown

February 17

Netflix

  • Chef’s Table, season 3
  • DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge, season 4
  • Kill Ratio
  • The Seven Deadly Sins, season 2

February 18

Hulu

  • Boondocks

February 19

Netflix

  • Girl Meets World, season 3
  • Growing Up Wild
  • Tini: El Gran Cambio De Violetta
  • When Calls the Heart, season 3

February 20

Hulu

  • As Cool as I Am

February 23

Netflix

  • Sausage Party

February 24

Netflix

  • I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore
  • Legend Quest, season 1
  • Ultimate Beastmaster
  • Ultimate Beastmaster Mexico
  • VeggieTales in the City, season 1

February 26

Netflix

  • Night Will Fall

February 27

Netflix

  • Brazilian Western

February 28

Hulu

  • Taken
  • The Voice, season 12 (NBC Season Premiere)
  • When We Rise

Netflix

  • Be Here Now
  • Michael Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

 

Sources:

SyFy.com for The Expanse

Polygon for Hulu, Netflix listings.

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