Sunday’s are hard but can be made easier with unexpected delights — so here’s some fluff to get you through it. Inspired by a recent jaunt for dim sum with Miss Yellow in Hong Kong, allow us to present the first of many Yum Cha Chats — which means let’s go eat dim sum and drink tea in Cantonese. The series will dig into the obscure and tasty 'fillings' you never knew about your favourite DJs and have nothing to do with music — every Sunday. Best enjoyed from bed…
So we're got a little extra time these days. However you're choosing to spend it, you're probably running out of things to watch. There's been a lot of amazing programming hitting Netflix, and we've crushed entire seasons in a day (like, have you seen season four of Casa De Papel yet?) but there is some more obscure stuff that deserves your attention, too. In light of their new song 'Home', we asked American-Asian DJ duo Beauz to tell us how they were spending time at home, and they offered up five binge-worthy TV shows that you might not know about.
Bernie: "This is probably my favourite show of all time as I'm deeply infatuated with a dystopian cyberpunk theme. The series follows the main character Tekashi Kovac's dangerous adventures in a uniquely futuristic universe. The cinematography is ultra-stylish, and the story showcases so many fresh ideas such as humans evolving to live hundreds of years through transferring of consciousness."
Bernie: "Dubbed the adult version of Stranger Things, this is an insanely unique time-travel movie (I’m also obsessed with time-travel themes). I love the suspense and epic build up of the plot slowly uncovering all the dark secrets in a small town. There are many unexpected wow moments in the series that makes it so interesting watch.”
The Good Doctor
Johan: "The Good Doctor, available on Hulu, managed to make me cry every episode. It talks about how an autistic man who’d been through abusive and loveless childhood manages to go through insurmountable obstacles to become a resident surgeon at the San Jose Hospital. Despite his achievements, his medically diagnosed peculiarity holds him back severely as he operates on thin ice day to day since medical doctors often handle situations that lead to death. We have a cousin who is also autistic. We’ve tried everything we can as a family to help him achieve greatness, but his condition often leaves us feeling powerless. Watching this show really touched me to the soul and I genuinely hope that one day not only our cousin, but that all autistic kids can find their passion for something and prove everyone wrong through persistence and hard work."
Johan: "The legendary comedy series is composed of an epic assemble of casts, among them is Donald Glover, a multi-talented creative extraordinaire. I watch this show mainly to study Donald Glover as a person, in and outside of the show, and how he honed his craft in acting and broke through the scene, proving he can do it all. It is not a common series people know about because it wasn't available on Netflix until VERY recently. The humour takes some deep thinking to digest, so we are very excited to share this with you.”
Johan: "Arrested Development is one of the first Netflix original series that really caught my attention. Describing a dysfunctional family running a family business that eventually drove itself to the ground, the series is headed by Jason Bateman, one of my favourite comedy actors. As you can see, I'm inspired particularly by people who can blend not just genre, but different industry and skillsets to open up new possibilities. I definitely recommend this show if you're bored!"