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Review: “Hyper HardBoiled Gourmet Report” Is Japan’s Gonzo Answer to “Parts Unknown”

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Streaming on Netflix, this Japanese food show contains a fascinating blend of gonzo journalism and Terrace House-esque calm.

Review: Political K-Drama “Chief of Staff” Tries Emulating “The West Wing”

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Streaming now on Netflix, this K-drama dives into the details of Korean legislative politics—with mixed results.

Review: Cinemax’s “Warrior” Is The Action Series Asian-Americans Need

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Edgy, raw, and a punch in the face—is "Warrior" the story Asian-Americans have been waiting for?

Review: “Miss Sherlock” is a Fresh Take on Sherlock and Watson

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You don't often see female leads in Japanese dramas, making "Miss Sherlock" a particularly remarkable take on the classic detective.

Netflix’s Highly Relatable “On Children” Is “Black Mirror” With Tiger Moms

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If you grew up with a tiger parent, or find yourself becoming one—this show is for you.

Political Thriller “Occupied” Shows Western Democracy Bent to Russia’s Will

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This prescient show depicts Norway under Russian control; its second season is now on Netflix.

Interview: Indonesian Director Joko Anwar on “Halfworlds” and “Pengabdi Setan”

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Joko Anwar is one of Indonesia's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful directors.

Interview: Chen Ho-yu, Director of “The Teenage Psychic”

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"Teenage Psychic" is HBO Asia's first Chinese-language series, and was shot entirely in Taiwan.

HBO’s “Teenage Psychic” Actually Feels Taiwanese…and That’s Pretty Special

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After a well-received run in Asia, the show will start streaming Dec 1 on HBO's US services.

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