February World Drama Highlights (and full list of releases).

February Highlights

Always a Witch (Siempre Bruja) S1 Netflix 01/02/2019
Black Widow (Penoza) S5 Walter P. 01/02/2019
Occupied S2 Netflix 01/02/2019 (Previously on Sky)
Bordertown (Sorjonen) S2 Netflix 02/02/2019
Safe Harbour MS BBC4 02/02/2019
Das Boot S1 Sky Atlantic 06/02/2019
The Break (La trêve) S2 Netflix 09/02/2019
A Place to Call Home S6 BBC1 11/02/2019
Greyzone S1 Walter P. 13/02/2019
Trapped (Ófærð) S2 BBC4 16/02/2019
Rig 45 S1 StarzPlay 22/02/2019
Suburra: Blood on Rome (Suburra: La serie) S2 Netflix 22/02/2019
The Miracle (Il miracolo) S1 Sky Atlantic 26/02/2019

Other February releases

Club Friday The Series 8 S8 Netflix 01/02/2019
Defendant S1 Netflix 01/02/2019
Sparta S1 Netflix 01/02/2019
Diary of a Nightwatchman (Night Watchman’s Journal) S1 Netflix 02/02/2019
Murdoch Mysteries S10 Drama 02/02/2019 (Freeview Premiere)
Romance is a Bonus Book S1 Netflix 02/02/2019
The Rebel (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People) S1 Netflix 02/02/2019
Rush S1 Alibi 04/02/2019
Hidden Worlds (Awalem Khafeya) Netflix 05/02/2019
Tayee S1 Netflix 05/02/2019
The Last of the Schmucks (Khalsana B Sheyaka) S1 Netflix 05/02/2019
Burden of Truth S2 Universal 07/02/2019
Unauthorized Living (Vivir Sin Permiso) S1 Netflix 08/02/2019
Iron Ladies S1 Netflix 09/02/2019
Cunning Single Lady S1 Netflix 10/02/2019
Ugly Duckling S1-4 Netflix 14/02/2019
Velvet Collection (Velvet Colección) S2 Netflix 14/02/2019
The Kirlian Frequency S1 Netflix 15/02/2019
Beauty Inside S1 Netflix 16/02/2019
Beethoven Virus S1 Netflix 16/02/2019
Coffee Prince S1 Netflix 16/02/2019
The Third Charm S1 Netflix 16/02/2019
Bite Club S1 Alibi 20/02/2019
Falsa Identidad S1 Netflix 20/02/2019
Rush S2 Alibi 21/02/2019
Go! Live Your Way (Go! Vive a Tu Manera) S1 Netflix 22/02/2019
Workin’ Moms S1 Netflix 22/02/2019
The King 2 Hearts S1 Netflix 23/02/2019
Hospital Ship S1 Netflix 24/02/2019
The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (Ruler: Master of the Mask) S1 Netflix 24/02/2019
The Scholar Who Walks the Night S1 Netflix 24/02/2019
2 Weeks (Two Weeks) S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Angry Mom S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Fated to Love You (You Are My Destiny) S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
I’m Not a Robot S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Kangchi, The Beginning (Gu Family Book) S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Marriage Contract S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Money Flower S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Pasta S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Tale of Arang (Arang and the Magistrate) S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
The Empress Ki S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Two Cops S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Warm and Cozy S1 Netflix 27/02/2019

Ongoing Series

Ride Upon the Storm S1 (Channel 4, Sundays)
Coroner S1 (Universal TV, Mondays)
Murdoch Mysteries S12 (Alibi, Mondays)
Frankie Drake Mysteries S2 (Alibi, Tuesdays)
The Crimson Rivers S1 (More4, Fridays)

*In the following sections: clicking on the series name will usually take you to the imdb page or for most Asian dramas to their page on mydramalist.com and clicking on the name of the channel/streaming platform will take you to where you can watch (Now TV links are preferred for Sky shows) if available at time of posting. Trailers & other links are as indicated by the text.

February Highlights – details

Always a Witch(Siempre Bruja) S1 Netflix 01/02/2019
A young 17th-century witch time travels to the future to save the man she loves, but first must adjust to present-day Cartagena and defeat a dark rival. First Netflix Colombian original series available in the UK. Trailer.

Black Widow
(Penoza) S5 Walter P. 01/02/2019
Fifth and final season of the Dutch crime drama in which the wife of a drug-smuggler takes charge of the family business. Walter’s intro to season 1.

Occupied (Okkupert) S2 Netflix 01/02/2019 (Previously on Sky)
In the near future, Russia initiates a “silk glove” invasion of Norway to restart oil production, but soon uncertainty, chaos and danger erupt. Season 2 of the Norwegian political drama comes to Netflix. Trailer (no subtitles).

Bordertown (Sorjonen) S2 Netflix 02/02/2019
Detectives Kari Sorjonen and Lena Jaakkola face new threats to their families as they investigate grisly crimes on the border of Finland and Russia. Season 2 of the Finnish crime drama. Season 2 trailer.

Safe Harbour MS BBC4 02/02/2019
An encounter between a group of friends from Brisbane, on the sailing holiday of a lifetime, and a fishing boat filled with asylum seekers has dire consequences in this Australian drama. Trailer.

Das Boot S1 Sky Atlantic 06/02/2019
An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the German WWII drama. Trailer.

The Break (La trêve) S2 Netflix 09/02/2019
Yoann Peeters reluctantly agrees to help Dr. Orban look into a murder case involving one of her patients, only to find his life upended once again. Season 2 of the Belgian crime drama. Season 2 trailer.

A Place to Call Home S6 BBC1 11/02/2019
Sixth and final season of the Australian melodrama set after World War II, following one woman as she returns home to start a new life after spending twenty years abroad. Season 6 trailer.

Greyzone S1 Walter P. 13/02/2019
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen stars in this tense Scandinavian thriller about a terrorist cell and the police unit formed to stop it.

Trapped (Ófærð) S2 BBC4 16/02/2019
An attack on a politician forces Icelandic Chief of Police Andri Olaffson to return to the scene of events that still haunt him. Season 2 of the Icelandic crime drama. Season 2 trailer.

Rig 45 S1 StarzPlay 22/02/2019
As an inspector investigates a fatal oil rig accident in the North Sea, she soon realizes there’s more to the incident than meets the eye. Viaplay original series with an international cast which includes Catherine Walker, Gary Lewis, Lisa Henni & Søren Malling. Trailer via the Starzplay link.

Suburra: Blood on Rome (Suburra – La Serie) S2 Netflix 22/02/2019
In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican. Netflix’s first Italian original series returns for a second season. Trailer.

The Miracle (Il miracolo) S1 Sky Atlantic 26/02/2019
In Italy, the referendum that could bring the country out of Europe is round the corner. In eight days, four figures find themselves dealing with the biggest event of their existence; one capable of changing the world and that will change their lives forever. Trailer (Italian only).

Other February releases – details 

Club Friday The Series 8 S8 Netflix 01/02/2019
The eighth installment of this popular Thai series, based on a real-life call-in radio show, dramatizes personal stories of romance and heartbreak. Actually 8 individual mini-series ranging from 4 to 8 episodes long.

Defendant S1 Netflix 01/02/2019
Charged with killing his wife and daughter, Prosecutor Park Jeong-u seeks to recoup his memory and build a case unlike any other to prove he’s innocent. Korean drama.

Sparta S1 Netflix 01/02/2019
While investigating the mysterious death of a teacher, a grizzled detective gets caught up in the world of a high-stakes virtual reality game. Russian crime drama.

Diary of a Nightwatchman (Night Watchman’s Journal) S1 Netflix 02/02/2019
A watchman by night and a prince by day, a man with an ability to see spirits becomes involved in a power struggle for control over the throne. Korean drama.

Murdoch Mysteries S10 Drama 02/02/2019 (Freeview Premiere)
Yannick Bisson stars as Detective William Murdoch, Canada’s answer to Sherlock Holmes, in the mesmerising cult mystery series set in 19th century Victorian Toronto.

Romance is a Bonus Book S1 Netflix 02/02/2019
A gifted writer who’s the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job. Korean romantic drama. Episodes added weekly.

The Rebel (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People) S1 Netflix 02/02/2019
In the Joseon period, Hong Gil-dong emerges as a hero for the people being oppressed under Yeonsangun’s rule, becoming legendary through time. Korean drama.

Rush S1+S2 Alibi 04/02/2019
Starring Rodger Corser (The Heart Guy), Callan Mulvey (Underbelly) and Catherine McClements (Water Rats), Rush is a tense Australian action drama series set in a critical incident response police unit.

Hidden Worlds (Awalem Khafeya) S1 Netflix 05/02/2019
While investigating an actress’s supposed suicide and her connection to the mafia, a veteran journalist discovers that corruption runs deep. Egyptian drama.

Tayee S1 Netflix 05/02/2019
An Egyptian doctor becomes a police informant and uses his rare gift of tracking ancient artifacts in the smuggling business.

The Last of the Schmucks (Khalsana B Sheyaka) S1 Netflix 05/02/2019
The year is 2041 and a dispute between a man and his wife has set the human race back. In this battle of the sexes, the primitive life isn’t so simple. Egyptian comedy.

Burden of Truth S2 Universal 07/02/2019
Joanna Chang is assigned a case of a brilliant young Internet privacy activist who will turn everything in her new life upside down. Season 2 of the Canadian legal drama. Trailer.

Unauthorized Living (Vivir sin permiso) S1 Netflix 08/02/2019
When a Galician shipper and drug lord hiding his Alzheimer’s disease plans to retire, his second-in-command plots to steal the empire from the heir. Spanish crime drama.

Iron Ladies S1 Netflix 09/02/2019
Three 30-something women in high-level jobs at a beauty e-commerce firm seem to have it all — except when it comes to love and romantic chemistry. Taiwanese drama.

Cunning Single Lady S1 Netflix 10/02/2019
Ae-Ra is broke and seeks revenge after learning that her ex-husband Jung-Woo, whose business struggled during their marriage, has now made a fortune. Korean drama.

Ugly Duckling S1-4 Netflix 14/02/2019
Young women face up to their insecurities and circumstances, finding love and laughs along the way. Thai anthology series.

Velvet Collection (Velvet Colección) S2 Netflix 14/02/2019
In the late ’60s, fashion designer Ana enlists friends Clara, Pedro and Raúl to open a store and design school in Barcelona in this “Velvet” spinoff. Season 2 of the Spanish period drama.

The Kirlian Frequency (La Frecuencia Kirlian) S1 Netflix 15/02/2019
In the midnight hour, a lone DJ broadcasts the strangest — and scariest — tales from the outer edges of Kirlian, a lost city somewhere in Argentina. Adult animation (short-form episodes).

Beauty Inside S1 Netflix 16/02/2019
A top actress notorious for being a troublemaker and plagued by rumors harbors a major secret that affects her physical appearance. Korean drama.

Beethoven Virus S1 Netflix 16/02/2019
A brilliant maestro with a brusque disposition gets entangled in the lives of a violinist and a traffic cop, who has a gift for music. Korean drama.

Coffee Prince S1 Netflix 16/02/2019
Han Kyul gives his family’s café a new spin, hiring only good-looking men to work there — plus an androgynous-looking girl he mistakes for a man. Korean drama.

The Third Charm S1 Netflix 16/02/2019
Both twenty years of age, a college student and an assistant hairdresser meet on a blind date and fall in love despite their opposite personalities. Korean drama.

Bite Club S1 Alibi 20/02/2019
After surviving a shark attack, two detectives join forces to hunt the ultimate predator. Australian crime drama.

Falsa Identidad S1 Netflix 20/02/2019
Strangers Diego and Isabel flee their home in Mexico and pretend to be a married couple to escape his drug-dealing enemies and her abusive husband. Telemundo drama.

Go! Live Your Way (Go! Vive a Tu Manera) S1 Netflix 22/02/2019
Charismatic Mía gets a scholarship to an elite performing arts school, where she makes close friends but clashes with the owner’s popular daughter. Netflix’s latest Argentinian original series.

Workin’ Moms S1 Netflix 22/02/2019
Maternity leave is over and it’s time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love and life in modern-day Toronto. Canadian comedy series.

The King 2 Hearts S1 Netflix 23/02/2019
In an alternate reality in which South Korea is a constitutional monarchy, a frivolous prince gets involved with a North Korean special forces officer.

Hospital Ship S1 Netflix 24/02/2019
A group of doctors and nurses visit remote island villages on a floating hospital to treat patients who don’t have easy access to medical care. Korean drama.

The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (Ruler: Master of the Mask) S1 Netflix 24/02/2019
During the Joseon era, the crown prince wages war against a secret organization that has accrued power and wealth by controlling the water supply. Korean drama.

The Scholar Who Walks the Night S1 Netflix 24/02/2019
A Joseon scholar with a secret past recruits a cross-dressing bookseller to help him in his fight to protect the throne from a vampire. Korean drama.

2 Weeks (Two Weeks) S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Soon after finding that he’s a bone marrow match for a daughter he never knew existed, a low-level gangster is wanted for a murder he didn’t commit. Korean drama.

Angry Mom S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
A badass mom goes undercover as a high school student to find the bully who traumatized her teenage daughter and exact revenge. Korean drama.

Fated to Love You (You Are My Destiny) S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
A wealthy business heir marries an ordinary office worker after they have a one-night stand that leads to her unexpectedly becoming pregnant. Korean drama.

I’m Not a Robot S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
The prime shareholder of a financial firm is allergic to human contact, but his reclusive life is disrupted by a robot — an entrepreneur in disguise. Korean drama.

Kangchi, The Beginning (Gu Family Book) S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
A being born of a human mother and a mythical creature yearns to become a real human. Can a martial artist and archer help him on his quest? Korean drama.

Marriage Contract S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
A poor, widowed woman desperate to support her 7-year-old daughter and a wealthy business executive with a sick mother enter into a contract marriage. Korean drama.

Money Flower S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Hiding a pivotal secret, the trusted right hand of the powerful Cheong-A Group devises an intricate scheme to bring down the mighty family behind it. Korean drama.

Pasta S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Pasta follows the dreams and successes of a young woman who aspires to become an elite chef at La Sfera Italian restaurant. Korean drama.

Tale of Arang (Arang and the Magistrate) S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
When Arang went missing, her father believed that she had dishonorably eloped with a man so he resigned his position as magistrate out of shame. Korean drama.

The Empress Ki S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
A woman born in Korea navigates her way through love, war, politics and national loyalties to become a powerful empress in China’s Yuan dynasty. Korean historical drama.

Two Cops S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
When a crook’s spirit inexplicably gets transplanted into the body of a violent crimes detective, it leads to a peculiar crime-solving partnership. Korean drama.

Warm and Cozy S1 Netflix 27/02/2019
Feeling down on her luck after everything goes wrong, a woman moves to scenic Jeju-do island, where she meets a carefree chef without much ambition. Korean drama.

Ongoing Series – details


Ride Upon the Storm (Herrens veje) S1 (Channel 4, Sundays)
Award winning Danish drama about a family of priests who can trace their church roots back for 250 years. Walter’s Intro.

Coroner S1 (Universal TV, Mondays)
A newly appointed coroner investigates a string of mysterious deaths in Toronto.

Murdoch Mysteries S12 (Alibi, Mondays)
Based on Maureen Jennings’ award-winning novels, Murdoch Mysteries follows a pioneering detective in early 20th century Toronto, who uses his innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.

Frankie Drake Mysteries S2 (Alibi, Tuesdays)
Crime drama about the only female private detective agency in 1920s Toronto.

The Crimson Rivers (Les rivières pourpres) S1 (More4 (WP), Fridays)
Two detectives tackle complex, brutal murder cases in this breathtaking French crime drama. Walter’s Intro.

*Dates included here are from multiple sources – though mostly press releases & channel press sites as well as weekly listings guides. Show descriptions are generally those given by the site where you can watch the shows. One specific credit I should give is to uk.newonnetflix.info without which it would be impossible to keep track of all the (mostly) Asian dramas that Netflix releases without any kind of advanced notice.

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