‘The Ghost Bride’: A Mixed Effort To Bring Peranakan And Chinese Cultures To Life

Netflix ushered in a spooky Lunar New Year with the release of its first Mandarin original series from Malaysia on January 23. The Ghost Bride is an adaptation from a 2013 novel of the same name by Malaysian author Yangsze Choo. Since the teaser trailer dropped, the six-episode series has been generating some buzz online,…

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‘P.S. I Still Love You’: Shallow but Sweet

The Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han's bestselling YA book To All The Boys I've Loved Before premiered in the summer of 2018 to warm reviews and enthusiastic support from fans online. It was the first in a mainstream awakening of Asian-led romcoms, followed closely by critical and commercial successes Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and fellow…

Locke & Key: Rated T for Teen

Netflix original programming is all the rage these days. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that the success of one Netflix property will bring about similar successors. Cultural hits like The Umbrella Academy and The Haunting of Hill House paved the way for Netflix to introduce Locke & Key. This new pseudo-horror adaptation comes from a…

Kipo and The Age of Wonder Beasts

One of the newest Netflix animated series is a delightful series called Kipo and The Age of Wonder Beasts. A post apocalyptic, sci fi fantasy produced by Dreamworks Studios and created by Radford Sechrist. Kipo (Karen Fukuhara) is a 13 year old girl with purple skin and hair, who after living her whole life underground…

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Con Man or Christ: Netflix’s Messiah Review (No Spoilers)

Having already received a fair amount of backlash from Muslim viewers following the release of its trailer,  Messiah , on Netflix (aired January 1, 2010) is an interesting watch. The show stars Mehdi Dehbi as the titular Al-Masih and Michelle Monaghan as the CIA agent tasked with deciphering if Dehbi really is who he claims…