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Review: “Halfworlds” Was HBO Asia’s First Home-Grown Fantasy Epic

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"Halfworlds" marks an important step for HBO in localizing its original series for the Asian market.

The 11 Best Korean Dramas of 2019

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Discover the top Korean dramas of 2019 across genres like historical, romance, action, and more—with streaming links included.

Review: K-Drama “Crash Landing On You” Appeals To Both Romantics and Political Junkies

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Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin headline the amusing and geopolitically relevant drama "Crash Landing On You,” showing on Netflix and tvN.

Review: Netflix’s “Triad Princess” Tells Familiar Yet Binge-able Tale of Gangsters, Celebrities, and Romance

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Netflix's second fully original Taiwanese series "Triad Princess" brings cheesiness galore, but retains a certain charm.

Review: Netflix’s “Nowhere Man” Goes Nowhere With Confusing Plot

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Netflix’s first standalone Taiwanese TV series aims high but falls short with muddled crime narrative.

Review: HBO’s “The World Between Us” Showcases Taiwan’s Democratic Norms

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Crime drama “The World Between Us” has won fans on both sides of the Taiwan Strait—and now streams for US audiences.

Review: Netflix’s “Better Than Us” Imagines a World Where Robots Do The Work

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Luddites and Utopians clash in a Russian sci-fi drama that asks us whether robots can be better than humans.

Review: “Carole & Tuesday” Is Shinichiro Watanabe’s Latest Musing on Music, Youth, and AI

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“Carole & Tuesday” is a visual spectacle that explores the role of AI in our future underneath its underdog tale of passion and song.

Review: “Love Alarm” Is a Reminder of How Social Media Harms Teenagers

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"Black Mirror" meets "Mean Girls" in Netflix's latest original Korean drama.

Review: Netflix Thriller “Victim Number 8” Critiques Europe’s Nativist Resurgence

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Now on Netflix, Spain’s “Victim Number 8” is a conspiracy thriller with pro-tolerance undertones.

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