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What a view | Samantha Tan’s short film Ally Chia shows the Malaysian actor and director is one to watch

Shot in a single day by an all-female crew, the film follows a young chef trying to juggle work, a relationship and the expectations of an overbearing mother.

22 Sep 2019 - 10:34AM

Shot in a single day by an all-female crew, the film follows a young chef trying to juggle work, a relationship and the expectations of an overbearing mother.

Samantha Tan’s short film Ally Chia shows the Malaysian actor and director is one to watch
What a view | Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler: Japanese anime about a very singular school

Now showing on Netflix, the series follows students at Hyakkaou Private Academy, an institution that offers an extraordinary education based on high-stakes gaming.

15 Sep 2019 - 9:54AM

Now showing on Netflix, the series follows students at Hyakkaou Private Academy, an institution that offers an extraordinary education based on high-stakes gaming.

Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler: Japanese anime about a very singular school
What a view | Netflix’s Love Alarm – a sweet, starry-eyed romantic drama from South Korea

Yes, there’s a love triangle, but the show also raises serious questions of privacy and safety in a social media-driven society.

8 Sep 2019 - 9:45AM

Yes, there’s a love triangle, but the show also raises serious questions of privacy and safety in a social media-driven society.

Netflix’s Love Alarm – a sweet, starry-eyed romantic drama from South Korea
What a view | Cannon Busters: the latest original anime from Netflix is an enjoyable ride

The series, adapted from Tokyo-based American animator LeSean Thomas’ comics of the same name, proves cartoons are not just for children.

1 Sep 2019 - 9:34AM

The series, adapted from Tokyo-based American animator LeSean Thomas’ comics of the same name, proves cartoons are not just for children.

Cannon Busters: the latest original anime from Netflix is an enjoyable ride
What a view | The Naked Director: Japan’s porn industry gets the Netflix treatment

The unlikely but true story of a downtrodden encyclopaedia salesman turned adult film director could only be made in Japan, with its singular sexual taboos, traditions and perversions.

25 Aug 2019 - 9:48AM

The unlikely but true story of a downtrodden encyclopaedia salesman turned adult film director could only be made in Japan, with its singular sexual taboos, traditions and perversions.

The Naked Director: Japan’s porn industry gets the Netflix treatment
What a view | Wu Assassins on Netflix: edgy martial arts show highlights Asian-American talent

Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the series pulls no punches with explosive action scenes.

18 Aug 2019 - 10:17AM

Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the series pulls no punches with explosive action scenes.

Wu Assassins on Netflix: edgy martial arts show highlights Asian-American talent
Opinion | Why I am breaking up with Alexa. Amazon, are you listening?

She was supposed to make life easier but privacy concerns and frequent errors push one user to pull the plug on the voice assistant.

12 Aug 2019 - 8:15PM

She was supposed to make life easier but privacy concerns and frequent errors push one user to pull the plug on the voice assistant.

Why I am breaking up with Alexa. Amazon, are you listening?
What a view | Chief of Staff: The West Wing goes east on new Korean political drama on Netflix

The 10-part debut series starring Lee Jung-jae and Shin Min-a explores the daily politicking that goes on behind the scenes at South Korea’s National Assembly

11 Aug 2019 - 10:31AM

The 10-part debut series starring Lee Jung-jae and Shin Min-a explores the daily politicking that goes on behind the scenes at South Korea’s National Assembly

Chief of Staff: The West Wing goes east on new Korean political drama on Netflix
What a view | The Longest Day in Chang’an – hit Chinese web series makes it to Amazon Prime Video

The show, featuring pop star Jackson Yee in one of the lead roles, has been an audience favourite in China and the streaming service is hoping to replicate its success elsewhere

4 Aug 2019 - 10:16AM

The show, featuring pop star Jackson Yee in one of the lead roles, has been an audience favourite in China and the streaming service is hoping to replicate its success elsewhere

The Longest Day in Chang’an – hit Chinese web series makes it to Amazon Prime Video
What a view | Shin Se-kyung and Cha Eun-woo starrer Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung follows female rebel with a cause

Shin Se-kyung and Cha Eun-woo star in the historical drama set during the Joseon era.

28 Jul 2019 - 9:33AM

Shin Se-kyung and Cha Eun-woo star in the historical drama set during the Joseon era.

Shin Se-kyung and Cha Eun-woo starrer Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung follows female rebel with a cause
What a view | Why Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! is not the Netflix show you expect it to be

The 13-episode series explores relationships, romance and gender roles in the Thai capital.

21 Jul 2019 - 9:46AM

The 13-episode series explores relationships, romance and gender roles in the Thai capital.

Why Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! is not the Netflix show you expect it to be
What a view | Designated Survivor: 60 Days – Korean remake of Kiefer Sutherland political thriller

South Korean actor Ji Jin-hee stars as the lead, a cabinet minister who is catapulted to an unexpected position of power.

14 Jul 2019 - 9:10AM

South Korean actor Ji Jin-hee stars as the lead, a cabinet minister who is catapulted to an unexpected position of power.

Designated Survivor: 60 Days – Korean remake of Kiefer Sutherland political thriller
What a view | Taiwanese Netflix series A Thousand Goodnights an enjoyable romantic family drama

Despite its Teen rating, the 10-episode debut series set in a small country town in Taiwan can also be enjoyed by those who have left their teenage years behind

7 Jul 2019 - 9:41AM

Despite its Teen rating, the 10-episode debut series set in a small country town in Taiwan can also be enjoyed by those who have left their teenage years behind

Taiwanese Netflix series A Thousand Goodnights an enjoyable romantic family drama
What a view | Actor Jon Favreau and Korean-American Roy Choi cook up a storm on The Chef Show

Guest stars on the Netflix series include Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jnr and David Chang among others

30 Jun 2019 - 9:34AM

Guest stars on the Netflix series include Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jnr and David Chang among others

Actor Jon Favreau and Korean-American Roy Choi cook up a storm on The Chef Show
Frank Soo, the forgotten British-Chinese footballing giant who was only player of Asian descent ever to play for England

He became an England international player in 1942, playing nine games for the team but the caps remain unrecognised.

2 Jul 2019 - 10:02AM

He became an England international player in 1942, playing nine games for the team but the caps remain unrecognised.

Frank Soo, the forgotten British-Chinese footballing giant who was only player of Asian descent ever to play for England
What a view | In anime series Dororo, a young thief and a ronin go demon hunting in medieval Japan

Based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka, the Japanese folk tales follow the adventures of an unlikely pair

16 Jun 2019 - 9:54AM

Based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka, the Japanese folk tales follow the adventures of an unlikely pair

In anime series Dororo, a young thief and a ronin go demon hunting in medieval Japan
What a view | In Well-Intended Love, Netflix delivers an enjoyably cheesy Chinese romantic comedy

Starring Xu Kaicheng and Simona Wang, the 20-part first season treads a familiar, tear-jerking path.

9 Jun 2019 - 10:20AM

Starring Xu Kaicheng and Simona Wang, the 20-part first season treads a familiar, tear-jerking path.

In Well-Intended Love, Netflix delivers an enjoyably cheesy Chinese romantic comedy
What a view | Hong Kong West Side Stories: Netflix show satirises superficial elements of society

The 12-part Netflix series explores obsessions often characteristic of Hong Kong life: status, wealth, love, lust and loneliness.

2 Jun 2019 - 9:45AM

The 12-part Netflix series explores obsessions often characteristic of Hong Kong life: status, wealth, love, lust and loneliness.

Hong Kong West Side Stories: Netflix show satirises superficial elements of society
Grow your own food: concept for Ikea by Tom Dixon could popularise urban farming

Designer’s Gardening Will Save the World concept shows off space-maximising technology to bring food growing to people without gardens; intended for sale at Ikea, modular system of growing trays needs no soil or watering.

27 May 2019 - 6:17PM

Designer’s Gardening Will Save the World concept shows off space-maximising technology to bring food growing to people without gardens; intended for sale at Ikea, modular system of growing trays needs no soil or watering.

Grow your own food: concept for Ikea by Tom Dixon could popularise urban farming
What a view | Bruce Lee’s Warrior: martial arts master would have approved of Justin Lin’s stylish adaptation

Fast and Furious director Justin Lin makes Lee’s TV proposal for a series about a martial artist wandering frontier America a reality.

26 May 2019 - 9:45AM

Fast and Furious director Justin Lin makes Lee’s TV proposal for a series about a martial artist wandering frontier America a reality.

Bruce Lee’s Warrior: martial arts master would have approved of Justin Lin’s stylish adaptation
Mälardrottningen: the Stockholm yacht hotel once owned by American socialite Barbara Hutton

Built in 1924, the vessel also goes by the name Lady Hutton, after the Woolworth heiress who received it from her father as a gift on her 18th birthday.

21 May 2019 - 6:45PM

Built in 1924, the vessel also goes by the name Lady Hutton, after the Woolworth heiress who received it from her father as a gift on her 18th birthday.

Mälardrottningen: the Stockholm yacht hotel once owned by American socialite Barbara Hutton
What a view | K-pop star IU turns her talents to acting in Netflix anthology Persona, about love’s many manifestations

Lee Ji-eun stars in all four instalments of the miniseries, each of which is directed by a different acclaimed South Korean filmmaker.

19 May 2019 - 9:30AM

Lee Ji-eun stars in all four instalments of the miniseries, each of which is directed by a different acclaimed South Korean filmmaker.

K-pop star IU turns her talents to acting in Netflix anthology Persona, about love’s many manifestations
What a view | Street Food documentary on Netflix tells the human stories behind some of Asia’s tastiest dishes

The nine-part series looks at the culinary traditions of Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines.

12 May 2019 - 9:30AM

The nine-part series looks at the culinary traditions of Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines.

Street Food documentary on Netflix tells the human stories behind some of Asia’s tastiest dishes
What a view | Made in Heaven: Amazon Prime’s audacious look at ‘crazy rich’ Indian weddings

Tradition and modernity come to frequent blows in the bold drama, which lifts the veil on ostentatious nuptials.

5 May 2019 - 9:30AM

Tradition and modernity come to frequent blows in the bold drama, which lifts the veil on ostentatious nuptials.

Made in Heaven: Amazon Prime’s audacious look at ‘crazy rich’ Indian weddings
Opinion | Cash vs contactless: in coin-free world, one man struggles to stick to the good old way

With real money on its way out, do the risks of using credit cards – scams, debts and identity theft – outweigh the benefits?

3 May 2019 - 8:30AM

With real money on its way out, do the risks of using credit cards – scams, debts and identity theft – outweigh the benefits?

Cash vs contactless: in coin-free world, one man struggles to stick to the good old way
What a view | South Korean occult drama Possessed – another classy show from the Seoul production line

Pair a dishevelled detective and a sultry psychic, and what to you get? An unlikely crime-busting duo fighting to save mankind from one particularly wicked soul.

28 Apr 2019 - 9:30AM

Pair a dishevelled detective and a sultry psychic, and what to you get? An unlikely crime-busting duo fighting to save mankind from one particularly wicked soul.

South Korean occult drama Possessed – another classy show from the Seoul production line
What a view | In Delhi Crime, Netflix confronts 2012 gang rape that shocked India – and the world

The seven-part miniseries recreates the ensuing investigation, allying the audience perhaps too closely with the police officers

22 Apr 2019 - 10:54AM

The seven-part miniseries recreates the ensuing investigation, allying the audience perhaps too closely with the police officers

In Delhi Crime, Netflix confronts 2012 gang rape that shocked India – and the world
Archigram design archive of future cities and life bought by Hong Kong museum

The entire archive of influential British architecture collective Archigram has been acquired by Hong Kong’s M+ museum, containing futuristic, yet prophetic, designs that envisaged living in adaptable dwellings and walking cities.

24 Apr 2019 - 6:01PM

The entire archive of influential British architecture collective Archigram has been acquired by Hong Kong’s M+ museum, containing futuristic, yet prophetic, designs that envisaged living in adaptable dwellings and walking cities.

Archigram design archive of future cities and life bought by Hong Kong museum
What a view | In Netflix K-drama Romance is a Bonus Book, would-be lovers maintain a teasing tension

Plus, Game of Thrones is back for its eighth and final series, who will sit upon the Iron Throne?

14 Apr 2019 - 9:30AM

Plus, Game of Thrones is back for its eighth and final series, who will sit upon the Iron Throne?

In Netflix K-drama Romance is a Bonus Book, would-be lovers maintain a teasing tension
What a view | My Husband Won’t Fit: show follows a sexually mismatched married couple in search of satisfaction

The 10-part Netflix series, adapted from an autographical novel and then manga, is surprisingly sensitive

7 Apr 2019 - 9:45AM

The 10-part Netflix series, adapted from an autographical novel and then manga, is surprisingly sensitive

My Husband Won’t Fit: show follows a sexually mismatched married couple in search of satisfaction