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Stuff To Watch This Week (May 1-7, 2023)

The 32nd SEA Games starts this Friday! 
Stuff To Watch This Week (May 1-7, 2023)

The 32nd SEA Games Cambodia 2023

More than 10,000 athletes from 11 Southeast Asian countries — 558 from Singapore — will gather in Cambodia to compete in 589 events across 36 sports. Team Singapore will be vying in 30 sports: aquatics; athletics; badminton; basketball; billiard sports; boxing; chess/xiang qi; cricket; cycling; e-sports; fencing; floorball; football; golf; gymnastics; hockey; judo; martial arts; pencak silat; petanque; sailing; sepaktakraw; table-tennis; taekwondo; tennis; traditional boat race; triathlon, aquathlon & duathlon; volleyball; wrestling; and wushu. Catch the opening ceremony at the 60,000-seat Morodok Techno National Stadium in Khan Chroy Changvar at 7.55pm.

Watch it on: meWATCH, Channel 5, Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube, from Fri; curated coverage on Channel 5, via Daily Action at the Games, airing May 6-16, from 6pm-9pm on weekdays and 3pm-7pm on weekends; daily highlights, 9.30pm-10pm over the same period

Family Ties

Shane Pow, Jeffrey Xu and Denise Camillia Tan play foster siblings struggling with identity issues and fraternity connections in this 20-part serial. (They’re born on the same day of the same month in the same year — what are the odds of that happening?) The cast also includes Yao Weng Long, Constance Song, Ya Hui, Chew Chor Meng and Lina Ng. Watch the first episode here:

Watch it on: meWATCH & Channel 8, Mon-Fri, 8pm

Siapa Jaga Mak?, Season 2

The social drama (which means ‘who takes of mum?’ in English) returns with more true stories of caregivers looking after the elderly in Singapore. In Malay with English subtitles. Watch the first episode of Season 2 here:

Watch it on: meWATCH

The Coronation of Their Majesties

Calling all Royalists! Catch the coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort inside London’s Westminister Abbey. The day’s proceedings will begin with a 2km procession from Buckingham Palace — passing through Trafalgar Square and St James’ Park — to Westminster Abbey, where King Charles will be the 40th reigning monarch crowned there since 1066.  

Watch it on: BBC News (Singtel TV Ch 166, StarHub Ch 701), from 2.30pm;

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

The Coronation Concert

If the coronation isn’t your thing, then perhaps the star-studded concert the next day at Windsor Castle might interest you. The line-up include Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Take That, Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith, Nicole Scherzinger, abd Steve Winwood. With Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville as MC.  

Watch it on: Sun, BBC Player

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

White House Plumbers

From the producers of Veep and Succession comes this limited series about the Watergate scandal — that ultimately led to Richard Nixon’s resignation — as seen through the eyes of E Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), the duo who led the break-in of the Democratic National Committee HQ.

Watch it on: HBO Go, Tue

Photo: HBO Go

A Small Light

Think you know everything there is about Anne Frank? Guess again. This eight-part mini-series focuses on Miep Giel (The Morning Show’s Bel Powley), the secretary of Anne’s father, Otto (Live Schreiber), who, with the help of the Dutch resistance, protected the Franks from the Nazis for more than two years.

Watch it on: Disney+, Tue

Photo: National Geographic Channel

Star Wars: Visions — Volume 2

It’s Star Wars Days! May the Force be with everyone! The first season of Star Wars’ animated anthology — think What If…? meets Love, Death + Robots — featured samurai-inspired takes on George Lucas’ space opera by seven Japanese anime studios. For Season 2, Lucasfilm assembles animators from South Korea (Studio Mir), Japan (D’Art Shtajio), Britain (stop-motion giant Aardman), Ireland (Cartoon Saloon), France (La Cachette), Chile (Punkrobot), Spain (El Guiri), India (88 Pictures), and South Africa (Triggerfish).

Watch it on: Disney+, Thur

Ed Sheeran: The Sum of it All

It’s a good and bad week for the ginger-haired British singer-songwriter. Bad because he’s hauled into court for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’ for his hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’. And good because his new album, - (pronounced ‘Subtract’), is out Wednesday. To mark the record’s release is this four-part docu-series about s his private life, creative process and chart-topping career.

Watch it on: Disney+, Wed

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos


The eight-part series follows a juvenile delinquent (Wataru Ichinose) who’s figured out a way to make money and meet women: by becoming a sumo wrestler! But can he first survive training?

Watch it on: Netflix, Thur

Photo: Netflix 


Adaptation of Hugh Howey’s trilogy of novels (not to be confused with the Mediacorp series also called Silo) set in the future when toxic conditions on the surface have forced the last 10,000 people on Earth to reside in an underground bunker. But is the outside world really a no man’s land? Rebecca Ferguson plays an engineer who discovers the truth which the elders will do anything to protect it. Here’s our interview with Ferguson:

Watch it on: Apple TV+, Fri

Photo: Apple TV+

Watch exclusive 8Days interviews on meWATCH and Mediacorp YouTube Channel.



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