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Three new Netflix shows and movies to look out for this month

Joel Meares

It's going to be a particularly exciting three weeks for Netflix subscribers, with some of the streaming service's most hotly anticipated shows (and one very-long-in-the-making-and-very-buzzy movie) set to premiere before the end of the month. Here's what they are, and what you need to know (also, check out the full list of February's Netflix offerings):

Love (February 19)

Judd Apatow (Funny People, Knocked Up) makes a big return to television with Love, a ten-episode love story that bears all the markings of an Apatow production (warm-hearted vibes; oddball love story). The series focuses on a satellite radio station worker (Community's Gillian Jacobs) and an on-set tutor (Paul Rust) who become friends, and slowly, something more, after a pair of messy breakups. The trailer suggests a good time, but an early review in Variety suggests tempering any high expectations

Fuller House (February 26)

"Life is full again!" So says the teaser trailer for this series, which takes us back to a picturesque house in San Francisco where D.J. Tanner-Fuller is now mom to three boys and needs her sister Stephanie (and buddy Kimmy) to help her raise them. All of the original cast are returning (except for the Olsen twins) for the 13-episode first season, and Carly Rae Jepsen and Butch Walker have recorded a new version of "Everywhere You Look" for the opening credits. No word on whether the show is any good yet, but that's not the point: Netflix is driving the nostalgia train hard (hello, Gilmore Girls!) and we're hopping on board. 

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (February 26)

Yes, after years of speculation, Ang Lee's 2000 martial arts smash hit gets a sequel. Only: No Ang Lee; no Chow Yun Fat; and no big theater release. On the plus-side, the man behind the original's gravity-defying action, fight choreographer Woo-Ping Yuen, is in the director's chair, and Michelle Yeoh is back. The plot once again involves the Green Destiny sword and some evil guy's designs on it, and a trailer released in December suggests the new film will deliver the goods: plenty of blade-on-blade, kick-at-face action all set against gorgeous backdrops (forests, icy lakes) and, yes, an awesome rooftop scene or two.

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