Ramadan is a significant time of year for many Malaysians, a month observed by fasting from dusk to dawn, strengthening relationships and self-reflection. We know this time of year can be stressful as many are also busy with preparations leading up to the Hari Raya celebrations - from cleaning up the house to planning meals and rushing to get your matching baju Raya o n time. In the midst of all the chaos is the awkwardness you know is sure to hit when family members you haven’t spoken to in a while start calling for family Zoom calls and sending you endless virtual greetings cards.
Malaysians love Ramadan and Hari Raya but are also exhausted before, during and after. What better way to lift the mood than with a slate of new titles coming to Netflix to help you ease your frustrations, avoid those awkward silences and steer the conversation away from nosy questions from your very kepoh makcik. From local favourites to the buzziest Korean and Hollywood shows, discover a buffet of unforgettable family-friendly favourites on Netflix to be shared with loved ones throughout the season.
Time To Hunt (Netflix Original) - 23 April
Why watch it? Catch Choi Woo-shik after his stellar performance in Oscar-winning Parasite, and be immersed in this dystopian action-thriller.
In the near future, the glittering era of consumerism has been defeated by a global financial crisis. The Korean Won is now worthless, and the streets of Seoul are now filled with gunshots and drug violence. Four naïve young friends pull off the heist of their lives when they raid an underworld casino. But their dreams of starting a new life on the exotic island of Kenting in Taiwan are quickly crushed when they become the targets of a ruthlessly relentless killer. A chase through this dystopian world ensues and the friends find themselves caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Extraction (Netflix Original) -24 April
Why watch it? Chris Hemsworth and daredevil director, Sam Hargrave, indulge our love for action-packed, edge-of-your-seat chase sequences, with a 12-minute oner! Watch it here.
Tyler Rake, played by Chris Hemsworth, is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy.
Hollywood (Netflix Original)- 1 May
Why watch it? Spot familiar faces likeGlee’s Darren Criss and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons in a new riveting tale set in Tinseltown.
A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Hollywood, follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood's Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.
Workin’ Moms Season 4 (Netflix Original) - 6May
Why watch it? The perfect balance of humour and heart, this series sunshines the real struggle of how hard it is to be a mom, wife, and colleague.
Four new working mothers and friends deal with the struggles and nuttiness of returning to work while trying to balance their family and love lives.
Trial By Media (Netflix Original) - 11 May
Why watch it? From the producers behind The People VS. O.J. Simpson, dive into the most memorable trials in recent history and discover how the media shaped public perception of who is guilty or innocent even before a verdict is decided.
In this true crime documentary series, history's most dramatic trials are examined with an emphasis on how the media may have impacted verdicts.
The Lovebirds (Netflix Original) - 22 May
Why watch it? Silicon Valley’s KumailNanjiani stars alongside Issa Rae in this romantic comedy as they work to clear their name.
When a couple in the fast lane to splitsville accidentally careens into a murder, they take off on a wild race to find the killer and clear their names.
Dynasty Season 3 (Netflix Original) - 23 May
Why watch it? If you’re one for endlessdrama, plot twists and the lavish lifestyle of the Carringtons - this one’s for you!
The modern-day reboot of the iconic soap that follows two of America's wealthiest families returns for Season 3.
Space Force (Netflix Original) - 29 May
Why watch it? Can you imagine if The Office’s Michael Scott got tapped by the White House to get “boots on the moon" by 2024? Well, you’re in luck! Watch Steve Carell as he takes over the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force.
From the creators of The Office and starring Steve Carell and Lisa Kudrow, Space Force is a new comedy series about the people tasked with creating Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. military.
YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF KOREAN FAVOURITES
1. Hospital Playlist ( Netflix Original) - New episodes every Thursday
Starring: Jeon Mi-do, Kim Dae-myung, Jo Jung-suk, Jung Kyung-ho, Yoo Yeon-seok
Synopsis : Hospital Playlist explores the chemistry among five friends who have stayed close with each other since they attended medical school together 20 years ago.
2. The King: Eternal Monarch (Netflix Original) - New episodes every Friday & Saturday
Starring: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun
Synopsis : The King: Eternal Monarch is a romantic fantasy drama that revolves around the relationships of people from two parallel universes.
3. Rugal (Netflix Original) - New episodes every Saturday
Starring: Choi Jin-hyuk, Park Sung-woong, Cho Dong-hyuk
Rugal follows the story of a police officer whose attempt to bring down a nationwide criminal organization ends up with him losing not only his beloved wife, but also both of his eyes and the person he once was. Upon receiving a highly-advanced technology, he sets himself once again on a revenge mission - and nothing can stop him.
YOUR RAMADAN FAVOURITES
● Go on an adventure and explore the great kampung with your favourite twins, Upin & Ipin
● Relive the family drama with Shah Rukh Khan in Khabi Khushi Kabhie Gham
● Learn to never give up on your hopes and dreams from Prison Playbook (Netflix Original)
● Declutter your house with Tidying up with Marie Kondo ( Netflix Original)
● Discover new recipes and master the kitchen with Ugly Delicious (Netflix Original)
● Spread the love like Lara Jean does in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix Original)