Age of Resistance and extra


Each month, we’ll let you know about new comedies and dramas to hit terrestrial and cable channels, in addition to streaming websites in Singapore. We’ll additionally spotlight the tv reveals that you simply’ve bought to be residence (or in your cellphone) to catch each month.

Overview of August’s reveals

August is a quiet month, which provides you time to atone for the third season of Stranger Issues. The Korean melodrama entrance stays sturdy although, with two extremely anticipated dramas popping out throughout a number of platforms — When The Satan Calls Your Identify and Welcome 2 Life — each of that are surprisingly low idea. Followers of the 1982 cult hit film The Darkish Crystal shall be delighted to know that the prequel collection, The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance, can also be debuting on Netflix. And when you like motion, there’s award-winning spy drama Killing Eve, which hits BBC channels this month.

Killing Eve (Season 1: 1 Aug, Season 2: 16 Aug)
BBC First (Starhub Ch 502)
BBC Participant

Based mostly on the novellas by Luke Jennings and written by the multi-award successful Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Killing Eve centres on two girls; Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 safety officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial, proficient killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the everyday spy-action thriller as these two fiercely clever girls, equally obsessive about one another, go face to face in an epic recreation of cat and mouse.

When each leads have gained a number of awards for his or her performances, you understand {that a} collection is price watching. Spy drama Killing Eve gained Sandra Oh a Golden Globe Award and a Display Actors Guild Award, and Jodie Comer two British Academy Tv Awards. The one flaw is that since you understand the collection is operating throughout a number of seasons (it bought renewed for a 3rd season), it implies that Eve by no means fairly catches Villanelle — or does she?

When The Satan Calls Your Identify (tvN Asia: 1 Aug, Thursdays and Fridays 9.45pm; Viu: 1 Aug)
tvN Asia (Singtel TV Channel 518/Channel 619, StarHub TV Channel 824)

Well-liked songwriter Ha Rib (Jung Kyoung-Ho) appears to have all of it – wealth, fame, status — however how does he do it? It seems that the key of his success is a take care of the satan within the type of Mo Tae-Kang (Park Sung-Woong), one of many world’s prime actors. However Ha Rib quickly discovers that his success initially got here from Lee Kyung (Lee Seol), who has been drained of expertise and life. As Ha Rib struggles to place issues proper, he discovers the true which means of life.

Whilst you can scent the inevitable romance coming a mile away (Ha Rib and Lee Kyung will fall in love for certain), it’s also possible to see that it is a doomed romance. In any case, there’s actually a take care of the satan. which implies somebody goes to make the final word sacrifice. The music ingredient seems to be prefer it’ll set this drama aside from different Korean fare, even when it is Faustian premise does not.

Welcome 2 Life (Oh!Okay: 6 Aug, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7.50pm; Viu: 6 Aug)

Oh!Okay (Singtel TV channels 525/611 and StarHub TV channel 816)

Self-centred prime authorized eagle Lee Jae-Sang (Rain) has all the things he may need in life. However a mysterious automobile accident sends him into an alternate universe the place he works as an upright prosecutor. On this parallel world, Jae-Sang is married to Ra Shi-On (Lim Ji-Yeon), an previous flame who broke up with him ten years in the past and have become a detective in his unique dimension. Now that he has a second likelihood in life, will Jae-Sang take advantage of it?

Parallel dimensions are a enjoyable trope — who hasn’t considered all the varied paths their lives may have taken? Welcome 2 Life (the “2” stands for a second likelihood or a double life) additionally stars Rain (sure, that Rain), who final appeared in crime drama Sketch. Will this be the function that propels him again into the general public eye?

The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance (30 Aug)

This 3D-animated collection is a prequel to The Darkish Crystal. It takes place on the world of Thra and follows the adventures of three Gelflings — Rian (Taron Edgerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Pleasure), and Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel). Once they meet Aughra (Donna Kimball) the embodiment of the planet and uncover a horrible secret, they begin a revolt towards the evil Skeksis.

In case you’ve watched The Darkish Crystal, you sort of already know that the unhealthy guys of the collection, the Skeksis, survive — so there’s valuable little dramatic pressure for that battle. Nonetheless, it will be enjoyable to see how the live-action world of Thra (in The Darkish Crystal, the characters had been delivered to life by means of puppet expertise by director Jim Henson, who later created the Muppets) is translated into animation on this collection.



Seribu Rindu (four Aug, Sundays 9.30pm)

Wu Assassins (Netflix)


BBC First (Starhub Ch 502)

Killing Eve (on demand, Season 1: 1 Aug, Season 2: 16 Aug)

tvN Asia (Singtel TV Channel 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD), StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD)

When The Satan Calls Your Identify (1 Aug, Thursdays and Fridays 9.45pm)

Oh!Okay (Singtel TV channels 525/611 and StarHub TV channel 816)

Welcome 2 Life (6 Aug, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7.50pm)

Iron Daughters-In-Regulation (16 Aug, Tuesdays to Fridays 9pm)

Cartoon Community (StarHub TV Ch. 316 and Singtel TV Ch. 226)

We Naked Bears (particular) (9 Aug, Friday 9am)

Victor and Valentino (25 Aug, Sundays 6.30pm)

Summer season Camp Island (23 Aug, Friday 7pm)

Steven Universe (particular) (18 Aug, Sundays 11am)

Sacred Video games (Netflix)



Pricey White Individuals (Quantity 3) (2 Aug)

Otherhood (film) (2 Aug)

The Bare Director (eight Aug)

Wu Assassins (eight Aug)

Sextuplets (film) (16 Aug)

The Little Switzerland (film) (16 Aug)

Mindhunter (Season 2) (16 Aug)

Glow (Season 3) (22 Aug)

Love Alarm (22 Aug)

Falling Inn Love (film) (29 Aug)

La Grande Classe (film) (30 Aug)

The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance (30 Aug)

The Bare Director (Netflix)


Welcome 2 Life (6 Aug)

I Wanna Hear Your Tune (6 Aug)

When The Satan Calls Your Identify (1 Aug)

BBC Participant

Killing Eve (Season 1: 1 Aug, Season 2: 16 Aug)

Marcus Goh is a tv scriptwriter who writes for “Crimewatch”, in addition to common reveals like “Lion Mums”, “Code of Regulation”, “Unbelievable Tales”, and “Police & Thief”. He’s additionally a Transformers fanatic and avid popular culture scholar. You’ll find him on social media as Optimarcus and on his web site. The views expressed are his personal.

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