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Stuff To Watch This Week (Jan 16-22, 2023)

Are you ready to welcome the Year of the Rabbit this weekend? 
Stuff To Watch This Week (Jan 16-22, 2023)

Lunar New Year’s Eve Special 2023

Usher in the Year of Rabbit with your favourite Mediacorp artistes in this musical extravaganza hosted by Guo Liang, Quan Yifeng, Kym Ng, Dennis Chew (how’s school?) and Lee Teng. Highlights include nostalgic-waxing skits featuring the likes of Hong Huifang, Carrie Wong, Rebecca Lim, Elvin Ng, and Chua Enlai; a medley of CNY songs performed by Desmond Tan, Chantelle Ng, Tasha Low, and Kiki Lim; and live reports from Chinatown by Cavin Soh and YES 933 DJ Hazelle Teo. Huat ah!

Watch it on: meWATCH, Channel 8 & Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube Channel, Sat, 10.30 pm (live)

Strike Gold

In time for CNY is this 20-part serial centres around a granny (Jin Yin Ji) who’s accused of by a consortium of stealing their pineapple tart recipe. How can?! The show also stars Desmond Tan, Edwin Goh, Yvonne Lim, Yao Wenlong, Benjamin Tan, Tyler Ten, Hong Huifang, Ayden Sng, Kiki Lim, Jeffrey Xu, and He Yingying. Catch the first episode here:

Watch it on: meWATCH & Channel, Mon-Fri, 9pm

The Reunion

Lee Teng rounds up Qi Yuwu, Joanne Peh, Jeanette Aw, Zen Chong and Xiang Yun to reminiscence their time working on the 2008 Mediacorp serial The Little Nyonya. Wonder if they are going to say anything about that China-remake?

Watch it on: meWATCH & Channel 8, Tue, 8pm

Forbidding No More, Season 2

Speaking of Ayden Sng, he’s set for Jordan, where his itinerary includes a pit-stop at the historic city of Petra.

Watch it on: meWATCH & Channel U, Wed, 9pm

The Last of Us

Pedro Pascal ditches his Mandalorian armour to play another guardian, this time to a 14-year-old girl (Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey) whose DNA is key to beating a fungi virus that’s ravaged the world. Geeze, another zombie show? This adaptation of the PS4 classic by game creator Neil Druckman and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) promises to be different. Not convinced? Wait till you watch Episode 3…

Watch it on: HBO Go, Mon

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

 

Super Junior: The Last Man Standing

Before BTS, there was Super Junior. This two-part docu-series looks at how the boyband got together in 2005 and their success changed the K-pop industry.  

Watch it on: Disney+, Wed

Photo: Disney+

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre

Who’s in the mood to be scared? Here are 12 animated stories based on the works of horror manga master Junji Ito to choose from.

Watch it on: Netflix, Thursday

Photo: Netflix 

Bling Empire: New York

Sick of Kane Lim and Kevin Kreider? Here’s another group of crazy rich Asians — including investor Stephen Hung, entrepreneur Dorothy Wang, fashion influencer Tina Leung, health and wellness exec Richard Chang, fashion editor-turned-reality star Blake Abbie, and Singapore-born jewellery designer Lynn Ban — showing off their wealth, this time in the Big Apple. Time to buy Toto. Again.

Watch it on: Netflix, Fri

Photo: Netflix

Truth Be Told, Season 3

The NAACP Image Award-winning drama returns with true-crime podcaster Poppy (Octavia Spencer) teaming up with a school principal (Gabrielle Union) to search for several missing Black girls who might have been victims of a sex-trafficking ring.

Watch it on: Apple TV+, Fri

Photo: Apple TV+

Top Gun: Maverick 

Three decades in the making, the follow-up to Top Gun has no business being this good but it is. The sequel (and veiled commentary on Cruise’s own career) — sees the eponymous aviator prepping a squad of hot shots — including his late co-pilot’s son (Miles Teller) — for an impossible mission. Not sure if the big-screen razzamatazz will play just as well on your telly, though. Oh well, just crank up the volume!

Watch it on: HBO Go, Sat

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

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