From Shotgun Wedding, Frozen Planet II to Freeridge, Movies & TV Shows To Stream This Week (27th Jan – 3rd Feb)

Movies & TV Shows To Stream This Week (27th Jan – 3rd Feb): The first month of the year is almost at an end, and the month of love February is right around the corner. The streaming giants have caught the pulse of the season as people want to move away from a grey thriller-filled January with some smiles into February. The catalog for this week’s releases is decidedly tilting towards lighter narratives promising laughs and smiles. However, there are a few palate cleansers out there if it is a little bit too sweet a selection for you. The week sees releases like Shotgun Wedding, Shrinking, Pamela, A Love Story, and Frozen II, among other fascinating releases. We have curated a list of programs that will arrive on your streaming devices this week; read the article below for the whole list.

Shotgun Wedding

Where To Stream: Amazon Prime Video
Release Date: 27th January 2023

The season for love is here, and if one is in the mood for some rom-com, then Shotgun Wedding is just the film for you. Starring rom-com veterans Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel in lead roles, the film is directed by Jason Moore, who previously directed the first film of a widely popular film series, Pitch Perfect. Shotgun Wedding follows the misadventures at a couple’s destination wedding ceremony when they have second thoughts right at the altar. Simultaneously, their island wedding is hijacked by a group of mercenaries. The film has it all that makes for a lighthearted fun-filled viewing. With Lenny Kravitz as the bride’s handsome ex-boyfriend and Jennifer Coolidge as the groom’s eccentric mother, what is not there to like? You can watch the rom-com on Amazon Prime Video. It starts streaming on 27th January 2023.


Where to Stream: Apple TV+
Release Date: 27th January 2023

Movies & TV Shows to Stream this week (27th Jan - 3rd Feb) Shrinking

Shrinking is an upcoming comedy series premiering on Apple TV+. The show follows a therapist, Jimmy, who starts spiraling out of control while he is unable to deal with the grief of his wife’s demise. But he finds a breakthrough in telling his patients what he really thinks of their situation. Subsequently, he suggests solutions rather than enforcing them, bringing out significant changes in his and their lives.

The series stars Jason Segel as the protagonist. Segel is also the co-creator of the show and Harrison Ford co-stars as his colleague who fears his inability to deal with his grief and recent professional changes bordering on the unethical are going to take backfire on both of them. The trailer shows easy chemistry among the cast and an exciting premise. Those in the mood for some comedy can tune in to Apple TV+ on 27th January to watch the first two episodes. The rest of the season will unfold later, with a new episode streaming every following week.

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You People

Where To Stream: Netflix
Release Date: 27th January 2023

You People is an upcoming comedy film directed by Kenya Barris, who is credited with creating the hilarious and critically acclaimed television series Black-ish. The film promises to be laugh-out-loud good. It features an ensemble cast and stars Jonah Hil, who also co-wrote the film and Lauren London in the leading roles of Ezra and Amira. The film details the misadventures of Ezra and Amira getting married as the two sets of families meet, resulting in hilarious and exasperating events of cultural clashes. Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus play Amira’s father and Ezra’s mother, respectively. The two cannot be more different; a black Muslim man and a white Jewish woman spar continuously and are set to prove whose community had it worse. A perfect watch for destressing, this comedy film starts streaming on Netflix on 27th January 2023.

Frozen Planet II

Where to Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC America & Sony Liv
Release Date: 28th January 2023

Narrated and presented by Sir David Attenborough, Frozen Planet II is a nature documentary series produced by BBC and the Open University. This documentary series is the sequel to the 2011 documentary series Frozen Planet. The series, which took ten years of filming and over four years in production, focuses on the frozen wilderness of the cryosphere. It’s a region on Earth that is inhospitable and with extreme climatic conditions. The documentary series pays attention to the threats to the inhabitants and the highly adverse effects of climate change that is devastatingly affecting this frozen part of the planet, which is speedily melting.

The series explores the life and habitat of animals in frozen regions like King Penguins, Arctic Fox, Antarctic Blue Whale, Siberian Tigers, and Polar Bears. The documentary series explores extreme parts of the earth and surreal landscapes of various glaciers that are facing threats due to the climate crisis. The series starts streaming on 28th January 2023. It’s a must-watch for all who want to see how our planet is beautiful and alien with exotic creatures and landscapes.

Princess Power

Where to Stream: Netflix
Release Date: 30th January 2023

This one is for the kids and for parents with young kids often wondering what to make them watch to keep them entertained and facilitate learning at the same time. Netflix has your back, folks! Princess Power is an upcoming animated series on Netflix that seems cute, colorful, and entertaining and is based on books by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim titled ‘Princesses Wear Pants.’ The series tells the story of four princesses, Kira Kiwi, Beatrice Blueberry, Rita Raspberry, and Penelope Pineapple.

The Princesses belong to four different fruit kingdoms or fruitdoms and they join together to make the world a better place. Rita Moreno, Tan France, Jenna Ushkowitz, Ciera Payton, and Andrew Rannells, among others, have given their voices to various characters in the series, celebrating girl power, self-expression, and kindness. The series starts streaming come 30th January, 2023.

Pamela, A Love Story

Where To Stream: Netflix
Release Date: 31st January 2023

Movies & TV Shows to Stream this week (27th Jan - 3rd Feb) - Pamela A Love Story

Last year Robert Seigel’s Pam and Tommy released this limited series. It was based on the turbulent three-year marriage and the infamous sex tape of Pamela Anderson and her husband, Tommy Lee. The series was a wildly popular and critical success. However, it failed to impress Pamela Anderson, who was not on board with this fictional retelling of one of the most turbulent times in her life. Pamela, A Love Story, is a documentary series that is her attempt to take control of the narrative. Directed by Emmy-nominated Ryan White, the film focuses on vintage footage and exclusive interviews with Pamela Anderson, giving an insight into the woman and her life beyond the sex siren image and infamy. The documentary film begins streaming on 31st January 2023.

Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa

Where to Stream: Netflix
Release Date: 1st February 2023

Those who love anime can rejoice, for a spin-off of Detective Conan, Japan’s longest-running anime franchise, is coming to Netflix this February. Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa has already premiered in Japan and will be available for global audiences as it starts streaming. The official synopsis on Netflix reads, “A dark shadow falls upon Beika Town, a place renowned for its high level of criminal cases. His (or her) purpose is to kill a certain man… Yes, the person indispensable to “Detective Conan” is now the protagonist! Tights-clad and pure of mind: it’s none other than the Culprit Hanzawa.” The series will have 12 episodes and will join the Netflix catalog on 1st February 2023.


Where To Stream: Netflix
Release Date: 2nd February 2023

Movies & TV Shows to Stream this week (27th Jan - 3rd Feb) - Freeridge

Freeridge is an upcoming teen comedy coming-of-age series from the creators of the popular series On My Block. Set in the same Los Angeles neighborhood as On My Block, Freeridge is a spin-off of the former, and the show’s tagline reads, “Same block. New Curse. Old Money”. Freeridge has an interesting cast comprising of Keyla Monterroso Mejia, Bryana Salaz, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, and Ciara Riley Wilson as main leads. The show will deal with the adventures of the four teenagers as they unleash a curse on the town. The show promises teen shenanigans, supernatural happenings, and a whole lot of fun. Please tune in to the show for some good laughs as it starts streaming on Netflix on 2nd February 2023.