This week’s What to Watch is a special love in its many different guises themed list …
Soulmates – 8th February, Amazon Prime
Soulmates starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Utopia) and Shamier Anderson-Adam is set fifteen years into the future when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. Each of the six one-hour episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships.
Red Dot, 11 February, Netflix
Swedish psychological thriller starring Nanna Blondell (Black Widow), a couple with a child go on a ski trip to rekindle their marriage on a ski trip find themselves being pursued by killers.
Buried by the Bernards, 12 February, Netflix
This new Netflix reality show follows the Bernard family as they run their eccentric and eye-catching Memphis funeral home R.Bernard Funeral Services. Their funeral home went viral for their hilarious ad in 2018 (Check it out here.)
Namaste Wahala, 14 February, Netflix
Nollywood and Bollywood unite in this film about two people who fall in love despite their differing cultural backgrounds. Starring greats such as Richard Mofe- Damijo and Joke Silva.
Gone too Far, Netflix
Destiny Ekaragha adapts Bola Agbaje’s fast and funny play about London teenager Yemi, whose street-cred takes a hit when his eccentric Nigerian brother comes to visit. A cast of brilliant Black British actors such as Malachi Kirby (Small Axe, Devils), Shanika Warren-Markland (Fast Girls), and Adelayo Adedayo (Some Girls, The Capture) star alongside Nollywood star OC Ukeje.
Stud Life, BFI Player
JJ (T’Nia Miller), a lesbian, works as a wedding photographer with Seb, a gay man who is her best friend. After JJ falls in love with Elle (Robyn Kerr), her friendship with Seb becomes strained, and she may be forced to choose between the two.
Vintage and Modern Classics
Blue is my Middle Name, BFI Player
Directed by Winta Yohannes Alex (Sean Francis), a jazz musician, and Faith (Kim Oliver), a singer, share an uneasy life together. With the relationship on the rocks, Faith is willing to try to win back Alex by any means. Watch here