Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week: The Chef Show, Cable Girls


Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of Feb. 14-20.

Do you have a subscription to Hulu? Amazon Prime? HBO? Disney+? Apple TV+? Literally any other streaming service that isn’t Netflix? You might want to spend some time this weekend with those options instead of Netflix, because this week’s slate of new Netflix releases is pathetic. Perhaps Netflix planned this quiet week so it could spend time celebrating all the Oscars it thought it would win last weekend. Perhaps it thinks Valentine’s Day will have people so horned up, users will Netflix and chill to anything. Perhaps Netflix thinks Volume 3 of The Chef Show is a sturdy enough of an anchor for a weekend. I don’t know!

All titles are out Friday, Feb. 14 unless otherwise noted.

If you’re looking for even more hand-picked recommendations, click over to our Watch This Now! page.

The Biggest Releases

Chef Show, Volume 3
Dudes cooking food, talking about food, and traveling to eat food is basically a Netflix genre, and this docuseries is one of Netflix’s most popular. Director Jon Favreau and Korean taco god Roy Choi visit various spots — many in Las Vegas — to visit with chefs and celebrities to cook up some grub. There are no frills, no quests for holes-in-the-wall, no childhood stories, just people doing things with food. I find it a little boring but others love it. (Wednesday, Feb. 19)

Everything Else

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
This was already released in the U.K., but it’s new to America, so let’s say it’s new everywhere. It’s from Aardman Animation, the same studio behind claymation classics Wallace and Gromit and Creature Comforts, so it’s full of grinning, bug-eyed sheep. This time, an alien is thrown into the mix and Shaun and his sheeple must help it find its way home. Critics were all, “Yeah, it’s pretty good.” (Wednesday, Feb. 5)

Cable Girls, Season 5
Jim Carrey stars as cable installer who oversteps his bounds with a customer and begins to terrorize him. Sorry, four women working at a telephone company in 1920s Madrid navigate the workplace. Jim Carrey is not in this. (Trailer)

Isi & Ossi
In this German film, the young daughter of a billionaire fakes a relationship with a cash-strapped boxer to convince her parents to fund her culinary dreams. I’m sure the movie explains how that’s all connected, because that makes no sense at all. (Trailer)

The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, Season 1
Hey fellow tweens! You have to check this totes amahhhhzing TV show out! It’s like, straight fire, and about a 15-year-old girl who is a total genius and totally moves to Los Angeles to totally build robots for JPL! But she also just wants to make friends, you know? Viewing party at my house, tell Kayden to bring Red Bull! And I’ll try to keep my annoying little brother from spying on us, he’s so thirsty, right? Do you think Hayden thinks I’m cute? (Trailer / Monday, Feb. 17)

Spectros, Season 1
Multicultural teens take on multicultural monsters in Brazil in this series that honestly doesn’t look that great. (Trailer / Thursday, Feb. 20)

Stop searching, start watching! TV Guide’s Watch This Now! page has even more TV recommendations.

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