Kim Seol-hyun in Korean costume drama My Country: The New Age, now showing on Netflix. Photo: Netflix
Stephen McCarty
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My Country: The New Age and Catherine the Great – two opulent period dramas bring history to life

  • The coup that kicked off the Joseon dynasty is the subject of the latest South Korean fare from Netflix, with inevitable love triangle included
  • On HBO, Helen Mirren assumes the role of the infamous Russian Empress and reigns supreme

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Kim Seol-hyun in Korean costume drama My Country: The New Age, now showing on Netflix. Photo: Netflix
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Chinese series The King's Avatar, now showing on Netflix, brings e-sports to the streaming screen.
Stephen McCarty
Opinion

Opinion

What a view by Stephen McCarty

The King’s Avatar: show on the Chinese e-sports scene is oddly addictive

  • The show explores the world of live gaming tournaments, which are big business in China and South Korea
  • Plus, HBO’s creepy anthology series Room 104 returns for a spine-tingling third series

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Chinese series The King's Avatar, now showing on Netflix, brings e-sports to the streaming screen.
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