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What we’re watching on Netflix Hong Kong this February 2024

By Lily Valette 6 February 2024

Header images courtesy of Netflix

As the Lunar New Year holiday approaches and we’re looking forward to time off, one of the best ways to wind down over the long weekend is to go over what’s coming to Netflix Hong Kong this month with a fine-tooth comb. From thrilling dystopias that will keep you on the edge of your seat to new documentaries and drama series, here’s what we’re watching on Netflix Hong Kong this February 2024.

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Don’t Worry Darling

Don’t Worry Darling is a 2022 psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde, starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. It was talked about a lot around the time of its cinematic release and the film is now coming to Netflix Hong Kong. Happily married Jack (Styles) and Alice (Pugh) live in the company town of Victory in the 1950s. In a seemingly perfect world, husbands work and wives stay at home, but the leisurely—albeit archaic and repetitive—life that everyone leads is disrupted when Alice starts to ask questions about the nature of Jack’s work. The plot recalls that of The Stepford Wives and the film has received mixed reviews, but Don’t Worry Darling does capture the eye thanks to vibrant cinematography. Available 27 February.

The Kitchen

The Kitchen is set in 2044 London, and the premise is simple and to the point: In a world where the wealth gap is beyond measure, the “Kitchen” is one of the last social housing estates left. In this dystopian future, Izi and Benji try to create a better life for themselves, one that isn’t dictated by the authorities or the wealthy.

Dune

When Denis Villeneuve adapted Frank Herbert’s best-selling fiction novel Dune, old and new fans flocked to the theatres excited to see what this new visual imagining would offer. In a futuristic, intergalactic world, humans are highly dependent on “spice,” a substance found on the desert planet of Arrakis, but the rarity of the material inevitably leads to war, and the story follows Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and his family as they take over stewardship of Arrakis to mine the precious commodity. With the sequel, Dune: Part Two, set to be released on 1 March 2024, the imminent arrival of Dune on Netflix Hong Kong creates the perfect opportunity for a rewatch. Available 21 February.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender, a beloved Nickelodeon cartoon created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, has been remade into a live-action series. Starring a predominantly Asian, Asian-American, and Indigenous cast, the first season will stray slightly from the original animated story, allowing for new narratives to entice fans old and new. The familiar premise will remain, with young Aang—the only person able to master the four elements—embarking on a quest with his friends to fight the Fire Nation’s deadly ambitions. Available 22 February.

Orion and the Dark

Discover how one night can change everything in the newest DreamWorks production launching on Netflix Hong Kong, Orion and the Dark. The animated fantasy film introduces us to Orion, a boy who’s scared of a lot of things, but mostly the dark. Dark (embodied as a hooded and friendly creature) finds this fear quite upsetting and decides to take Orion on the job for a night! Embarking on a journey around the world, Orion will face his fears and make a few new friends along the way.

Can I Tell You a Secret

Can I Tell You a Secret is a seven-episode podcast series led by journalist Sirin Kale from The Guardian. Released in 2022, the podcast revealed the shocking true story of how Matthew Hardy cyberstalked dozens of women over many years before finally being convicted to serve nine years in prison. Now, Netflix Hong Kong is releasing a two-part documentary about the case, interviewing victims of the events as well as the ensuing police investigation. Available 21 February.

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One Day

Whether you’ve read David Nicholls’s romance novel, or watched the film adaptation helmed by Anne Hathaway and James Sturgess, chances are you’ve heard of One Day. The structure of the plot is at once simple, ingenious, and pleasing, checking in on two characters, Emma and Dexter, every 15 July over 20 years. If you are a fan of this impossible love story, you’ll be excited to learn that One Day is now being remade into a series. With Ambika Mod in the role of Emma and Leo Woodall as Dexter, we’re excited to see if this new rendition offers more than just fresh faces. Available 8 February.

Ghost Doctor

Ghost Doctor is an acclaimed South Korean drama series. In it, a genius cardiothoracic surgeon, Cha Young-min, and a shy medical resident, Go Seung-tak, work in the same hospital, and their destinies become unexpectedly intertwined when Young-min’s spirits becomes trapped in Seung-tak’s body. Young-min (played by singer Rain) and Seung-tak (Kim Bum) go from enemies to friends in what has been praised as a funny and well-scripted medical drama. Available 23 February.

The Greatest Night in Pop

The Greatest Night in Pop is the documentary everyone is talking about, and for good reason: Almost exactly 40 years after it was recorded, We are the World is still a globally-known phenomenon. The charity song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie featured Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Cindi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, and Paul Simon, among others, and raised millions for famine relief in Africa. The song has now become a symbol of international solidarity. Gathering behind-the-scenes footage and new interviews, the documentary goes back to tell the story of the night 46 superstars came together to record the single.

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A Killer Paradox

If you had the power to identify truly evil people, what would you do? Lee Tang (played by Choi Woo-shik) faces this Cornelian dilemma in the upcoming South Korean series, A Killer Paradox. After accidentally murdering a serial killer and getting away with it, Tang has to face the reality of this newfound intuition while dealing with the detective who is doggedly pursuing him. Available 9 February.

Mea Culpa

Mea Culpa is an American legal thriller that will be released exclusively on the Netflix streaming platform at the end of the month. Directed by Tyler Perry and led by Kelly Rowland and Trevante Rhodes, the movie tackles an artist’s murder accusation. Main character Mea is an attorney trying to make partner in her firm. After star Zyair Malloy is accused of his girlfriend’s murder, Mea decides to defend him. When the pair get involved, the whole case gets risky and personal. From the trailer alone, we’re a little apprehensive as to how the show will deal with some sensitive topics, but we’re willing to give it a try before we slam the gavel and pass verdict. Available 23 February.

Wild

Although the stream of new movies and shows being released on the daily is tempting, the pull to rewatch a classic can be stronger than the curiosity for novelty. For one of those days, you will be glad to know that Wild, the 2014 biographical movie inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir, has arrived on Netflix Hong Kong! With Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as her late mother, the movie follows Cheryl on her existential 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. It is a beautifully filmed story about grief and healing.

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Lily Valette

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Born and raised in the French countryside, Lily arrived in Hong Kong looking for an adventure. Passionate about books, she spent some time in Parisian publishing houses and is the author of an illustrated book about hair. Life in Hong Kong for her entails looking for seaside places to eat and a lot of hiking.

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