Each of the main players in K-drama Mine is on a personal and professional power trip, while HBO’s skateboarding series Betty returns for its second season. Photo: Netflix Each of the main players in K-drama Mine is on a personal and professional power trip, while HBO’s skateboarding series Betty returns for its second season. Photo: Netflix
Each of the main players in K-drama Mine is on a personal and professional power trip, while HBO’s skateboarding series Betty returns for its second season. Photo: Netflix
Stephen McCarty
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Netflix K-drama Mine a murky satire on rich people behaving badly

  • Decency plays second fiddle to decadence, scheming and emotional blackmail for the characters in murky, satirical Korean thriller Mine
  • Half a world away, the skateboarding girls of Betty are back on HBO, still fighting for the respect of their male counterparts as well as space on the half-pipe

Each of the main players in K-drama Mine is on a personal and professional power trip, while HBO’s skateboarding series Betty returns for its second season. Photo: Netflix Each of the main players in K-drama Mine is on a personal and professional power trip, while HBO’s skateboarding series Betty returns for its second season. Photo: Netflix
Each of the main players in K-drama Mine is on a personal and professional power trip, while HBO’s skateboarding series Betty returns for its second season. Photo: Netflix
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Stephen McCarty

Stephen McCarty

After 20-odd years spent peddling and polishing words in Hong Kong, Stephen McCarty now resides in Britain, from where he scribbles, daydreams and laments the state of the world.