Luckily, the year's shortest month is long on new movie and TV titles at Netflix, including love stories, twisted family dramas, classics, the return of a Netflix original and a film that drew the MPAA's infamous NC-17 rating.
In movies, subscribers can watch 30 for 30: The Price of Gold, a documentary that delves deeper into the 1994 Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal and its fallout; Blue is the Warmest Color, the controversial Palme d'Or-winning French film about the love story of two young women exploring their sexuality and navigating the rocky road to adulthood; and Harold and Maude, a brilliant noir comedy about a May-December romance. February also brings Adore, The Fabulous Ice Age, Failure to Launch, Flashdance, Jesus Camp, MASH, Somewhere, The Usual Suspects and, unfortunately, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.
TV shows new in February include Bates Motel (Season 1), The Borgias, Queer as Folk (the complete series), Burn Notice (Season 7), The Returned (Season 1) and, most fortunately, Breaking Bad (Season 5). As a Valentine's Day treat to its viewers, Netflix delivers the second season of House of Cards on Friday, Feb. 14--and news that Season 3 is a go. In Season 2 of the Emmy Award-winning Netflix original, diabolical Francis "Frank" Underwood (Kevin Spacey) rises to power as this country's new veep. Frank sums up perfectly what viewers can expect from him this season when he says, "There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted."