February may be the shortest month of the year, but the major streaming sites certainly haven’t used that as an excuse to slack off. Perhaps motivated by the imminent Leap Day, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are unleashing an absolute blizzard of new titles over the next four weeks — from a martial-arts sequel 16 years in the making, to a note-perfect new comedy series that’s arriving just in time to cure (or inflame) those post-Valentine’s Day blues. Here are our top 10 picks for what to watch in the next 29 days.
11.22.63 (Hulu, 2/15)
It’s almost never a good idea to travel back in time and muck with the past, especially not in a television series adapted from a novel by Stephen King. High school teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) certainly has good intentions when he steps through a time portal he finds in the basement of a Maine diner and travels back to September 9, 1958 — which makes him too late to kill Hitler, but early enough to prevent the assassination of President Kennedy. Would that it were so simple. Needless to say, things go very wrong, but it sure is fun to watch him run around with love interest Sarah Gadon and try to undo the disasters his actions invariably cause.