Netflix period K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella is short on action but full of political intrigue. Photo: Netflix
Netflix period K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella is short on action but full of political intrigue. Photo: Netflix
Stephen McCarty
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Netflix historical K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella mixes tiger mothers, court intrigue and parasol politics

  • Although it lacks action early on, this historical drama is full of political manoeuvring, and Kim Hae-sook’s Queen Dowager is a malevolent masterpiece
  • Meanwhile, in the second season of satire The White Lotus on HBO Go, the action moves to Sicily, where the hotel’s staff and guests all have personal problems

Netflix period K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella is short on action but full of political intrigue. Photo: Netflix
Netflix period K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella is short on action but full of political intrigue. Photo: Netflix
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