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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.

Ukraine’s “Servant of the People” Is a Hidden Gem of Political Comedy

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After earning the love of Ukrainian audiences, this satirical show is now available worldwide on Netflix.

Terrace House: Netflix’s new Japanese reality show

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Three guys, three girls, and a massive, well appointed apartment in the heart of Tokyo? Netflix does reality TV for Japan.. and it's not what...

Are the Huangs in “Fresh Off the Boat” Chinese or Taiwanese?

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IMDB says Fresh Off the Boat is about how "a Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s". However, its season finale features...