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Netflix is in a content war with Amazon and they aren't letting up on the salvos. This past week alone Netflix announced no less than four new entertainment choices for its customers. Here's the rundown on the shows Netflix announced during the first week of February.
If you pine for the 70s or just like period musicals..
- The Get Down is the first television show for Baz Lurhmann, acclaimed director of films like The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge. The Get Down is a 13-episode musical drama series about South Bronx teenagers set in the 1970s. You can see (and hear) the 20-second video teaser here on YouTube.
If you love video games...
- It looks like The Legend of Zelda might be getting a live action series on Netflix, although, according to the Wall Street Journal, they are still looking for writers. The tremendously popular Nintendo game featured a hero named Link trying to rescue Princess Zelda from the villain Ganon. Netflix's intriguing description of the show is that it's like Game of Thrones but for a family audience.
If you're into comic book heroes...
- Marvel Comics seems to be everywhere these days -- and soon that will include Netflix when its show Marvel's Daredevil launches on April 10. The 13-episode series will feature Charlie Cox in the title role along with Vincent D'Onofrio and Rosario Dawson. You can watch the 1:30 trailer here, but be warned: Netflix is rating the show "PG-16" for violence and blood.
If you remember Hawkeye and Hot Lips...
- The first five seasons of the hit 1970s comedy television series, M*A*S*H, are now available for streaming. If you have a tough time imagining how a show about army doctors in the Korean War could be funny, now's your chance to find out.