An Incredibly Biased Look at What To Watch on Valentine’s 2014

By the writer of Long Distance (second project mentioned below)

A new slew of projects are being released on this infamous February midpoint day this year.  Let’s take a look at what’s coming out, what you should watch, and why, and what you should wear.

Valentine’s is a Friday this year, so all the better to (binge) watch some awesomeness.  House of Cards is unveiling it’s anticipated Second Season, there are a few romantic movies (About Last Night, Winter’s Tale, Endless Love) opposing a non-romantic movie (Robocop), and a webseries that like everyone should totally watch (Long Distance).

House of Cards - Season 2House of Cards (Season 2) – A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

The Emmy winning hit show from Netflix and David Fincher and MRC and probably some other people who did stuff (we assume).  Season 1 was great from beginning to finish, with power, sex, betrayal, death, and Kate Mara.  A great cast, strong writing, perfect direction, and Kate Mara, there’s lot’s of threads from Season 1 to watch for.  It’s not super romantic though, so it loses a point for that.

Watch-o-meter: 9/10

Long Distance - Season 1

Long Distance (Season 1) – A guy and girl try to manage their feelings for each other as they get to know each other – while 2,000 miles apart.

The webseries that everyone’s* been talking about (*in our apartment).  It’s webseries, it’s a comedy and it’s romantic, so it’ll be fun to watch and won’t take up your whole night, and it’s super awesome so you should watch it* (*definitely biased here).

Watch-o-meter: 10/10* (*probably)

Winter's TaleWinter’s Tale – A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Directorial debut of writer Akiva Goldsmith, and certainly an ambitious project with some good pieces there… but it feels lacking somehow.  It’s just like hard to explain, ya know?  But hey maybe it’s like super brilliant and we learn a lot about life and love here.  Worth a chance right?

Watch-o-meter: 7/10

RobocopRobocop – In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy – loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Robocop what are you doing here?  You’re drunk.  Go home.  LOL!  Well we know this is a reboot (I honestly did not make up that tagline).  Part Robo part Cop, this clearly is the male alternative (if you missed Season 1 of House of Cards) to all the romantics movies out there.  The Dredd reboot was pretty good, so know knows what will happen here.  Right?  Plus, explosions.

Watch-o-meter: 7/10 or 5/10 depending on who you are.

About Last NightAbout Last Night – New love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

It’s got a good cast (wait Terrell Owens is in this?) and the writer is pretty good and it could be good and it would be good for it to be good, and all that good stuff.  Sure, the tagline makes almost no sense (we get it, it’s a romcom), but the talent behind this looks like it could be fun and funny and good.  Good?  Good!

Watch-o-meter: 7/10

Endless LoveEndless Love – The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

It’s got that one dude from something.  Looks aight, I guess.

Watch-o-meter: 5/10

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