A still from Love Alarm, now binge-ready on Netflix. Photo: Netflix
Stephen McCarty
Opinion

Opinion

What a view by Stephen McCarty

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
  • Plus, The Deuce returns to HBO for its third and final series about 1980s New York and its seedy underbelly

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A still from Love Alarm, now binge-ready on Netflix. Photo: Netflix
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Takayuki Yamada as porn pioneer Toru Muranishi in The Naked Director. Photo: Netflix
Stephen McCarty
Opinion

Opinion

What a view by Stephen McCarty

The Naked Director: Japan’s porn industry gets the Netflix treatment

  • The streaming service tells the unlikely story of a downtrodden encyclopaedia salesman turned adult film director
  • Based on a true story, it could only be made in Japan, with its singular sexual taboos, traditions and perversions

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Takayuki Yamada as porn pioneer Toru Muranishi in The Naked Director. Photo: Netflix
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