Known for its top-notch television, Max is serving up more quality than quantity next month. As February quickly approaches, only three new shows will appear on the streaming service. As such, audiences will surely be able to check out each of them. With every show serving up content in a completely different genre, picky viewers shouldn’t have a difficult time deciphering which one to watch.
Although Max only has three options for television shows next month, its offerings are undoubtedly worth watching. Chasing Flavor With Carla Hall explores the global roots of American cuisine as Carla Hall travels the world, tasting a myriad of dishes. The critically acclaimed comedy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, returns for its 12th and final season. Finally, the crime drama starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe, Tokyo Vice, returns for a second season as the suspenseful crime noir dives deeper into the underworld of Tokyo’s organized crime.
Chasing Flavor With Carla Hall
Stream on Feb. 1
As hopefully one of the best TV shows about food, American chef and television personality Carla Hall takes a journey around the world as she uncovers the global roots of some of the world’s favorite foods. In Chasing Flavor With Carla Hall, she traces the evolution of recipes through cultures and multiple generations while tasting some delicious meals along the way. As she puts it, “If you don’t know the story, you really don’t know the dish.” Brimming with curiosity about some of America’s most appetizing foods, from chicken pot pie to ice cream, Carla’s travels lead her on an expedition to countries like Ghana, Mexico, Turkey, and many more.
Along the way, Carla traces the origins of many dishes and the cultures that curated them, which ultimately paved the way for the kind of American cuisine many are so familiar with today. Through the lineage and beginnings of particular meals, she discovers the connections that link everyone around the world together through the roots of their food. As Carla chases flavor across many countries, she discovers how it inevitably comes together on American plates.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 12)
Stream on Feb. 4
Larry David is back for the 12th and final season of the critically acclaimed fan-favorite Curb Your Enthusiasm. Playing an exaggerated version of himself, David hilariously navigates the ins and outs of his daily life. Similar to Seinfeld, which David co-created, the series often focuses on the mundane parts of life. Known for its improvised dialogue, the show has been nominated for several awards and managed to take home a couple of wins in the process. In 2005, Larry David won for his writing on the comedy series at the Writers Guild of America Awards, and in 2002, the series won a Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy Series.
As David has noted in the past, he and producer Jon Hayman have always approached each season as the show’s last one. However, all indications suggest the 76-year-old comedian will finally bid farewell to the series once and for all after the upcoming season premieres next month. Those making a return to the beloved show include Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, and David’s lifelong friend Richard Lewis, all of whom will undoubtedly bring the same wit and humor the show has been known for over the past 24 years.
Tokyo Vice (Season 2)
Stream on Feb. 8
Tokyo Vice is a crime drama that follows Jake Adelstein (Ansel Elgort), a Western journalist who has recently relocated to Japan. After landing a job at a Tokyo newspaper, he begins to discover the seedy underbelly of the city and the connections organized crime seems to have everywhere. After covering the murder of a local man, Jake meets veteran detective Hiroto Katagiri (Ken Watanabe), who is attached to the force’s Vice Squad. Inevitably taken under the wing of Hiroto, Jake begins to take on one of the city’s most powerful crime bosses via his writing.
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Korean-Japanese actor Soji Arai has been cast in season 2 of the HBO Max series Tokyo Vice.
As the series returns for a second season, Jake goes deeper into the underworld of Tokyo’s organized crime, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. As he uncovers more, he realizes his life and the lives of the ones he holds dear are in grave danger. Notably, the crime series is based on the true story of American reporter Jake Adelstein, whose book Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan is the inspiration for the show. However, showrunner J.T. Rogers has stated that while the show is inspired by true events, the series itself is a work of dramatic fiction.