The second season of “Space Force” with comedian Steve Carell will be available from February 18. Photo: www.imago-images.de / Aaron Epstein / Netflix
It’s slowly getting a little lighter outside, but it’s still winter: simply the best season for a binge-watching series! Plus, there are other good reasons why it’s best to spend a lot of time at home right now. So get yourself comfortable on the couch and turn on the streaming service of your choice. To make your choice easier, we’ve picked the hottest new releases and the best classics for the week of February 18-25.
Whether it’s documentaries, comedies, mystery thrillers, or anything in between: you’ll find just the right series and movies for you in the Watson Series Guide!
science fiction comedy
The second season of “Space Force” will be available on Netflix from February 18. In the satirical series, Steve Carell plays the general of the US Space Force, which was actually founded in 2019. We hope the series isn’t entirely honest though: The goal of this military unit is to return humans to the Moon, but implementing this is pretty messy. Many eccentric scientists and power-obsessed military officials want to determine how to run the Space Force, to the detriment of human and animal astronauts. Also in attendance were John Malkovich, Jane Lynch and Lisa Kudrow.
Also new on Netflix, you can watch the fifth season of the sitcom “Rick and Morty” starting February 23. In it, eccentric scientist Rick and his grandson Morty embark on absurd adventures that take them through space and time. In season five they have to deal with Mr. Nimbus, Rick’s archenemy, among others. He and Rick strike a deal that Rick and Morty break when they crash into the ocean. What would his revenge look like? There are also problems again with the clones that Rick created for the whole family and himself.
The latest series of recommendations is from author Sophia Watson. Photo: de Matte
Amazon Prime Video
You can watch the German drama comedy “Dieses bescheuerte Herz” on Amazon Prime Video starting February 22. In it, Elias Mubarak plays the cute Lenny, who doesn’t care much apart from his expensive pool parties and his cars. That changes when he takes 15-year-old David under his wing. He suffers from a heart condition and comes from a humble background. Lenny’s father is a heart specialist and hires his son to spend time with David so they can learn from each other. So they go to clubs, drive expensive cars and help Lenny David get close to girls. Their friendship grows stronger over time, but can there be a happy ending to David’s illness?
On Sky you can watch the new reality documentary from February 21, which we didn’t know we needed until now: “Die Ochsenknechts”. It focuses on the family life of mother Natasha and three children, Wilson Gonzalez, Jimmy Blow, and Cheyenne. In six episodes, the famous family provides insight into their private lives. Among other things, it of course has to do with Jamie Blue’s relationship with reality star Lillis Cook, which had already ended before their child was born. In addition, model Cheyenne is now a mother and moves to a farm in Austria with her big love Nino. Fortunately for both of them, only the wedding was lost – so it’s a good idea that Nino has secretly prepared a proposal. Meanwhile, Wilson starts his career as an actor in Berlin and opens a restaurant there with his friends.
New to Disney+, you can watch Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” starting next week. He tells five different stories from different sections of “The French Dispatch”. The art division tells the story of a brilliant artist imprisoned for murder and turns walls into works of art, while the food division tells the story of the kidnapping of a child in which the chef plays a crucial role. Also in attendance were Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray.
Starting February 24, you can watch the third season of the vampire sitcom What We Do in the Shadows on Joyn. This is based on the film of the same name by New Zealand director Taika Waititi, known in Germany under the title “5 Zimmer, Küche, Sarg”. In New York, the four vampires Nandor, Laszlo, Nadia, and Colin share an apartment with human servant Guillermo. In the second season, it is revealed that Guillermo is not as innocent and submissive as he pretends: he is, in fact, a vampire hunter. How can the Five Friends go on like this?
movie of the week
Starting February 23, you can watch The King’s Man: The Beginning on Disney+. This takes place at the beginning of the twentieth century and shows the beginnings of the international secret organization. Here’s what it’s about: As the greatest tyrants and criminal masterminds of all time band together to plot a war to take millions of lives, one man must do whatever it takes to stop them. As is customary in the films “Kingsman”, many stars are present: among them are Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and German actors Daniel Bruhl, August Dale as Lenin and David Cross as Hitler. So it goes through the story.
Amira Boucher uses her social media channels and her podcast “Die Pochers hier!” As a holocaust to explain the anxiety disorders that affect them. The 29-year-old has been suffering from panic attacks for some time now and therefore sought psychotherapy as well. Through her story, the presenter wants to encourage those affected and show that there is a way out of the supposed infinite helix.