9 Netflix original series to binge watch in February 2019

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One Day at a Time on Netflix (Image by Netflix)

One Day at a Time: Season Three – February 8

This isn’t that One Day at a Time from the ’70s about a divorced mother raising two daughters. This is the Latino reboot of that show about a divorced mother raising two daughters.

While the series was developed by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce as a Netflix original series, it was the original series producer Norman Lear who suggested the idea of rebooting the show with a Latino cast.

Just like the original series, the reboot often tackles modern social issues — the topics of which actually haven’t changed all that much from the ’70s, only the way we talk about them.

The new series was ranked among the top shows of 2017 when it premiered and continues to garner critical praise. Going into its third season, title song vocalist Gloria Estefan will be appearing in a major guest starring role.

Who doesn’t want to see that?

Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke on Netflix (Image by Netflix)

Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke – February 8

You may know that Sam Cooke was an amazing and influential musician, but maybe you didn’t know how influential he was in the Civil Rights movement, therefore presenting a danger to those who feared integration and equality.

Sam Cooke was shot and killed at the age of 33 by a young woman in what was found to be an act of self-defense. However, there has long been speculation, particularly by his family and colleagues, that Cooke was murdered in an elaborate cover-up to end his Civil Rights influence.

Remastered takes a closer look at Sam Cooke’s legacy and death and provides a timely look at the Civil Rights movement just in time for Black History Month.