Since last August, over 100 Singapore-made shows arrived on Netflix, treating us all to homegrown classics including I Not Stupid, Homerun, 881, Singapore Dreaming and Ah Boys to Men II.
Now, as Singapore’s National Day (Aug 9) nears, the streaming juggernaut will be refreshing its slate of over 100 films, series and documentaries with the addition of new titles launching progressively.
So starting Aug 4, expect an even more diverse line-up of local shows across a variety of genres, which includes award-winning and critically acclaimed flicks.
Just mark your calendars for Last Madame: Season 1, which stars actress Joanne Peh as a mamasan running an upscale brothel during the ‘30s. Fans of critically acclaimed director Anthony Chen can also rejoice as Wet Season will be coming to Netflix as well.
Then, laugh till your sides ache with the second instalment of Jack Neo’s comedic film Long Long Time Ago 4: The Diam Diam Era, plus adult animated series Downstairs.
Singaporeans can also take a trip down memory lane thanks to Tan Pin Pin’s In Time to Come and Singapore Gaga; both of which explore the diverse ways of living in Singapore through striking visuals and sounds. A Frame in Time will also show on Netflix to take us all through Singapore’s transition from the 1950s to 1970s.
Finally, look out for familiar faces as Mr Unbelievable, Judgment Day and Greedy Ghost will feature Chen Tian Wen, Rebecca Lim and Mark Lee as well as Henry Thia respectively.
Bust out the popcorn, people—your stay-home National Day plans just got a whole lot more interesting.
More information available here.