In some ways this was an easy streaming guide to write, in others, not so much. I like that there were four different streaming platforms dropping new content this week, and it was easy to balance it out with one title per platform. It was easy for Foxtel and Amazon, because they had one title each. As for Netflix, Girlfriend’s Day sounds like a perfectly bizarre film to watch on Valentine’s Day. It was going to be Downton Abbey, but a Bob Odenkirk vehicle about a world where greeting card writers are celebrities is a more cynical version of Her. The thing I’m most excited about is Fleabag, which may finally be the thing that pushes me into buying a Prime account.
On the note of fast-tracked content, Girls starts next week on Foxtel Play/Go, and it’ll be interesting to see where the final season ends up. It’s a show that was very important to me in its first season, but came less relatable as it went on. I’ve enjoyed The CW’s Riverdale, which is on Netflix outside the US, and there will be a new episode going up sometime tonight. I remember being very impatient last week. Yesterday I also checked out Imposters on Stan, which is a fun show that very much knows how to use Parker Young. Until next time!
Fun fact: Alex Karpovsky of Girls fame – Old man Ray – is also in Girlfriend’s Day.