Best Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube for Feb. 2014
With love reigning supreme in the month of February, there's plenty of online content for anyone to make adoring eyes at, from "Dracula" to "Scandal." But that doesn't mean the Internet is overrun with super sweet stories — think "Hannibal" and "Breaking Bad." In terms of original programming, television seasons and episodes, here is what's on the slate for the coming month, whether you have a Valentine to cozy up to on the couch or not.
New Shows on Netflix: February 2014
Netflix's original programming this month offers a better treat than the finest box of chocolates could deliver. That's because it's a whole new season of the service's history-making original series and episodes.
"House of Cards" (Season 2) Feb. 14
The highly anticipated second season of the Emmy-winning political drama debuts on the 14th. Starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, the Netflix original focuses on the intrigue surrounding a politician who was passed over for the position of secretary of state. This season will center on the vice presidency of Spacey's character, Francis "Frank" Underwood.
Other new series episodes available this month on Netflix include:
"Breaking Bad" (Final season 8) Feb. 24
AMC's mega-successful drama starring Bryan Cranston centers on a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with lung cancer who uses his chemistry knowledge to "cook" crystal meth in order to secure the financial future of his family.
Other newly available series episodes and seasons include:
"Dallas" (Season 2)
"The Lying Game" (Season 2)
New Shows on Hulu: February 2014
Hulu is spreading its own version of love in February with some new original series and TV seasons on tap.
"Fresh Meat" (Season 3) Feb. 9
The award-winning British comedy series centering on misspent youth and student life features six reluctant housemates who gather together again for their second year of university life. Hilarity ensues as the motley crew navigates the learning curve of the opposite sex and adjusting to a new housemate.
"Elite New Face" (Season 2) Feb. 14
The episodic series documents the exciting and pressure-filled world of modeling as the show follows Elite Model Agency scouts, agents, stylists and photographers mentoring contestants and transforming them into supermodels.
"The Only Way Is Essex" (Season 7) Jan. 25
The BAFTA award-winning series features young, beautiful and ambitious Essex partygoers as they climb their way to success as entrepreneurs, while sometimes stomping on each other.
Other new series episodes available now on Hulu include:
"Arrow" (Season 2, episode 12)
"Nashville" (Season 2, episode 13)
"Revolution" (Season 2, episode 13)
"Chicago P.D." (Season 1, episode 4)
"Suburgatory" (Season 3, episode 3)
New Shows on Amazon Prime: February 2014
Now you can be the studio: Amazon's newest batch of TV pilots are live online, and Amazon Prime members can vote on which ones they want to see made into a full series. The 10 new pilots include "Bosch," a police procedural based on the novels by Michael Connelly, and "The After" by "X-Files" creator Chris Carter. "Mozart in the Jungle" is a period drama written by Roman Coppola (son of Francis Ford Coppola), and "Transparent" is a sitcom written and directed by Jill Soloway. Finally, "The Rebels" is about a professional football team and is co-produced by former New York Giants player Michael Strahan.
The five other pilots are children's shows: "Wishenpoof," "Hardboiled Eggheads," "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street," "The Jo B. and G. Raff Show" and "Maker Shaft Agency."
These pilots have all been filmed in 4K.
To its regular Instant Video offerings, Amazon has added a few new hit series to its Prime Instant video content library for those opting to celebrate the holiday of hearts at home.
"Hannibal" (Season 1)
Created by Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies" and "Dead Like Me"), the NBC series follows the story of the young psychiatrist and criminal profiler Hannibal Lecter.
"Veronica Mars" (Seasons 1-3)
Set in the fictional town of Neptune, Calif., the show stars Kristen Bell as a high school student who moonlights as a private investigator under the guidance of her detective father.
Other new series episodes available now on Amazon Prime include:
"Sherlock" (Seasons 1-2)
"Justified" (Seasons 4, episode 1)
"Glee" (Season 4)
"Torchwood" (Seasons 4, episode 1)
New Shows on Yahoo: February 2014
Yahoo Screen continues to rule when it comes to comedy, offering current clips and material from Saturday Night Live's 38-year archive, as well as short-term segments from "The Colbert Report" and "The Daily Show."
Other programming includes new episodes from the eight comedy series that Yahoo introduced last fall, including "Losing it with John Stamos" and "Ghost Ghirls."
New Shows on YouTube: February 2014
While the YouTube comedy collective JASH' Michael Cera-starring short "Gregory Go Bloom" was recently shonored at Sundance, here are some TV shows on the streaming juggernaut to be fancied in the month of February.
"Dracula" (Season 1, episodes 9-10)
"Arrow" (Seasons 3, episodes 8-10)
"Scandal" (Seasons 3, episodes 7-10)
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (Season 8, episodes 8-10)
New Shows on Crackle: February 2014
Video entertainment network Crackle has its own share of lovable shows this month, but Jerry Seinfeld continues to take center stage.
"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" (Seasons 1-3)
The series, featuring Jerry Seinfeld and his cavalcade of funny friends having coffee and conversation, was initially meant for those obsessed with stand-up comedy. Now Crackle's most-watched original has topped 25 million streams during its third and current season. It has also earned an Emmy nod in the Outstanding Special Class – Short Format Non-Fiction Programs category.
Other new series episodes available now on Crackle include:
"Cleaners" (Season 1, episodes 1-6)
"Chosen" (Season 1, episodes 1-6)
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