In case you’ve ever wondered what an East Asian, amateur Jason Bourne – transposed to North Africa via South Korea, on a revenge mission and wary of everyone – might look like, search no further than Vagabond , on Netflix. The most obvious homage to this show’s big-screen predecessor is the free-running chase across the rooftops of Tangier, Morocco, with enough supplementary sequences of confrontation and insurance policy-nullifying driving to satisfy the most ardent action-thriller devotee. And that’s just the first episode of the 16-part debut series. Never mind its slightly odd English title, because our champion, Cha Dal-geon (Lee Seung-gi), is hardly a tramp or a vagrant. Rather, he is a reluctant hero who finds himself halfway around the world and implicated in the sort of deadly, clandestine intrigues in which governments, security agencies and terrorists specialise. Why Morocco? A grieving Dal-geon arrives there with other bereaved relatives after an airliner from Seoul is mysteriously brought down in the Mediterranean Sea. But on arrival, Dal-geon, thanks to his training as a stuntman, quickly turns action man, sleuth and avenger as he spots the supposed bomber. And despite the prevailing winds of political correctness, no self-respecting, spy-flavoured action thriller would exist without a dash of glamour. Go Hae-ri (Bae Suzy, one-time member of K-pop girl group Miss A) is soon shown to be much more than the hapless embassy intern colleagues mistake her for. Handy with a gun, she’s eminently capable of looking after herself and Dal-geon, for whom she becomes officially responsible. Nobody believes his insane story about planes and bombers, and his flying fists have brought him trouble with the Moroccan police. Consequently, Hae-ri detests him – meaning romance is inevitable. Fast-paced, twice-weekly episodes, passion, punch-ups, political corruption, high-level conspiracies and a deepening mystery make Vagabond a superior sort of shoot ’em up … a Bourne-again escapade with Korean characteristics. Undone: Amazon Prime Video’s unique, mind-bending ‘animation’ And now for something completely different – and at the same time eerily familiar. Amazon Prime Video’s Undone is an arresting, mesmerising animated series that isn’t even Japanese. And “animated” in no way tells the whole story. Hisko Hulsing is the name to note in the credits, the Dutch director (and painter and composer) using the rotoscope technique, which involves painstakingly drawing over live-action footage frame by frame, to bring the eight-instalment first series to unsettling life. Before even considering the plot, the show’s aspect is enough to make viewers question the nature of reality, so identifiable do faces, especially, seem, while also looking distressingly adjusted – as if by the hand of an apprentice plastic surgeon. And then we have the story of Alma, from Texas, part Mexican, part annoyed at her sister Becca’s plan to marry a wealthy white American. “You always make the losing choice,” Alma is told, and promptly does so by attacking her steering wheel with her head while crashing her car, then eventually waking up in hospital to the sounds, on a loop, of her mother nagging and Becca babbling. Or does she wake up? Because the only reality she can discern is supplied by her father, who died years ago and appears to Alma in mind-bending visions. He offers her a choice of futures: stultifying domesticity or “a life that doesn’t follow a paint-by-numbers timeline” but traverses time and space. In another life, outside Undone , Alma is Rosa Salazar and Becca is Angelique Cabral. They are joined by the likes of Bob Odenkirk, John Corbett and Jeanne Tripplehorn, who are also recognisably themselves, but only as though in an out-of-kilter dream. Are they in ours, or we in theirs? Blue pill, red pill or white rabbit?