TV Guide for Singapore in February 2021: Superman & Lois, To All The Boys I Loved 3, L.U.C.A.: The Beginning and more

Marcus Goh
·Contributor
·7 min read
L.U.C.A.: The Beginning (Viu)
L.U.C.A.: The Beginning (Viu)

Every month, we’ll tell you about new shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. We’ll also highlight the television shows that you’ve got to be home (or on your phone) to catch every month.

Overview of February's shows

February sees the world's greatest superhero finally returning to screens in his own television series in Superman & Lois on Warner TV. The Good Doctor also returns for a fourth season on Fox this month. This month sees a bevy of documentaries coming out on BBC channels, as well as films like Space Sweepers and To All The Boys: Always And Forever on Netflix. Korean melodramas provide entertainment over the Chinese New Year holidays, with Love, Scene, Number# on both Oh!K and Viu. But Korean sci-fi drama L.U.C.A.: The Beginning on Viu looks very interesting too...

L.U.C.A.: The Beginning (2 Feb)
Viu

Biological experiment Z-O (Kim Rae-Won) has been on the run his whole life, ever since he escaped the laboratory in which he was created. But when he meets detective Goo-Reum (Lee Da-Hee), who searches for the truth behind her parents' disappearance, his life changes. Between devious conspiracies and mysterious assailants, will the pair finally find the answers to the questions they seek?

L.U.C.A.: The Beginning looks like it was made with a heavy dose of slick and only a slight sprinkling of melodrama. Will we finally see a Korean drama that focuses on action rather than overdramatic romantic plot twists? Is it possible that this is a show which doesn't focus on some sort of blossoming relationship between the leads? If it is, then Western superhero shows look like they have a serious competitor on their hands.

To All The Boys: Always And Forever (12 Feb)
Netflix

In the final instalment of the To All The Boys I Loved Before trilogy, Lara Jean Song Convey (Lana Condor) finds her life changed forever after going on two trips. If her love with Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) is to endure their final year of high school, then she must learn to make painful, difficult decisions. Life will never be the same for her again.

If you loved the first two To All The Boys I Loved films, you'll love this film, which shows more of Lara and Peter's relationship. Of course, this being a romantic comedy, it's a foregone conclusion that the couple will end up together forever even with John (Jordan Fisher) in the picture. Those road trips also look like golden moments to insert some (painfully) hipster scenes into the film too, which look like a sufficiently interesting diversion from the will-they-or-won't-they ups and downs of Lara and Peter's love.

The Good Doctor (Season 4) (16 Feb, Tuesdays 10pm)
FOX Life (Singtel Ch 301, Starhub Ch 501)

The fourth season opens with young autistic surgeon Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) and his friends in San Jose St Bonaventure Hospital as they deal with the very real onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. With lives on the line, including their own, they must continuing upholding the Hippocratic oath while dealing with personal losses to the coronavirus. It remains to be seen if Shaun and Lea's (Paige Spara) new relationship will survive the events of this season.

It's only apt that a medical drama dramatises COVID-19 in some form, although this is only for the first few episodes – it would be difficult for the actors to emote with masks over their face for their entire season, after all. This season also features a few hopeful messages from the cast about the pandemic, which is heartening. But what is more interesting to see is how Shaun will navigate a world where everyone is masked (even if it's only for a few episodes), and how he will react when his emotions rage against his rationality.

Superman & Lois (24 Feb, Wednesdays 9pm [premiere], Wednesdays 9.50pm [subsequent episodes]

Warner TV (Starhub Ch 515; Singtel Ch 306)

The world's most famous superhero, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), and his wife Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) move back to Smallville to raise their two sons, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alexander Grafin), even as they navigate the difficulties of being working parents. They rediscover old friendships and rekindle past relationships, but the job of a superhero is never done – even in a quiet town like Smallville.

Why is everything so desaturated? Hopefully, the tone of the show will be a little more vibrant than the colour palette that we've seen. Visuals aside, it's exciting to see a new Superman TV show on the small screen after over a decade (the last show was Smallville, which ended in 2011). What's even more interesting is how the show explores a different and rarely shown phase of Clark Kent's life – as a father with kids to take care of. Will we see three super-powered beings in tights and capes in future seasons? I certainly hope so.

Terrestrial

Channel 5

MasterChef Singapore (Season 2) (21 Feb, Sundays 9.30pm)

Chingay 2021 (20 Feb, Saturday 8pm)

Channel 8

Lunar New Year Eve's Special 2021 (11 Feb, Thursday 10.30pm)

Chingay 2021 (20 Feb, Saturday 8pm)

Suria

Anugerah 2021 (2 Feb, Tuesdays 8.30pm)

Sejuta Rasa Buat Adelia (4 Feb, Thursdays 9.30pm)

Kecoh Kecah Lisa and Clan (7 Feb, Sundays 11pm)

Klik! Pengantin Musim Salju (8 Feb, Wednesdays 9.30pm)

Sukan Gemilang (11 Feb, Thursdays, 8.30pm)

Mancing Mania (2020) (13 Feb, Saturdays 10.30pm)

Cik Reen Cik Ngok Ngek (14 Feb, Sunday 9.30pm)

Cable

BBC First (Starhub Ch 502)

The Mallorca Files (Season 2) (1 Feb, Monday)

Agatha and the Truth of Murder (5 Feb, Friday)

Agatga and the Curse of Ishtar (12 Feb, Friday)

Beecham House (12 Feb, Friday)

Agatha and the Midnight Murders (19 Feb, Friday)

BBC Earth (Starhub Ch 407)

Extinction: The Facts (7 Feb, Sunday 10.15pm)

Great Asian Railway Journeys (8 Feb, Mondays 9pm)

Feast to Save the Planet (28 Feb, Sundays 9pm)

BBC Lifestyle (Starhub Ch 432)

Your Home Made Perfect (Season 6) (1 Feb, Mondays 9.20pm)

The Hairy Bikers Chocolate Challenge (12 Feb, Fridays 7.30pm)

The Great British Sewing Bee (Season 6) (23 Feb, Tuesdays 9.20pm)

CBeebies (Starhub Ch 303)

Chinese New Year Stunt (12 Feb, Fridays)

Go Jetters (Season 3) (19 Feb, Fridays 7.20pm)

HBO (Starhub Ch 601; Singtel Ch 420)

Unpregnant (movie) (6 Feb, Saturday 9pm)

Warner TV (Starhub Ch 515; Singtel Ch 306)

Superman & Lois (24 Feb, Wednesdays 9pm [premiere], Wednesdays 9.50pm [subsequent episodes])

Oh!K (Starhub Ch 816; Singtel Ch 525)

Love Scene Number# (2 Feb, Tuesdays 7.40pm)

FOX (Singtel Ch 330; Starhub Ch 505)

SAS: Who Dares Win (1 Feb, Mondays to Fridays 10.40pm)

NCIS (Season 18) (1 Feb, Mondays 10pm)

NCIS: New Orleans (Season 7) (5 Feb, Fridays 10pm)

FOX Life (Singtel Ch 301, Starhub Ch 501)

The Good Doctor (Season 4) (16 Feb, Tuesdays 10pm)

Streaming

Netflix

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Season 2) (2 Feb)

Kid Cosmic (2 Feb)

Space Sweepers (movie) (5 Feb)

Little Big Women (movie) (5 Feb)

Malcolm & Marie (movie) (5 Feb)

Hache (Season 2) (5 Feb)

Strip Down, Rise Up (5 Feb)

News of the World (movie) (10 Deb)

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel (10 Feb)

Squared Love (movie) (11 Feb)

Red Dot (movie) (11 Feb)

To All The Boys: Always and Forever (12 Feb)

Nadiya Bakes (12 Feb)

Hate by Dani Rovira (12 Feb)

Xico's Journey (12 Feb)

The Crew (15 Feb)

Animals on the Loose: A You vs Wild Movie (16 Feb)

Behind Her Eyes (16 Feb)

Hello, Me! (17 Feb)

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (18 Feb)

I Care A Lot (19 Feb)

Tribes of Europa (19 Feb)

Pele (23 Feb)

Canine Intervention (24 Feb)

High-rise Invasion (25 Feb)

Crazy About Her (26 Feb)

The Girl On The Train (26 Feb)

Tiger & Bunny (28 Feb)

BBC Brit

Uncle (2 Feb)

Viu

L.U.C.A.: The Beginning (2 Feb)

Love Scene Number# (2 Feb)

Breakup Probation (6 Feb)

River Where the Moon Rises (15 Feb)

The Penthouse 2 (20 Feb)

Times (21 Feb)

Mouse (25 Feb)

Dear M (27 Feb)