A reality show about Maxi Lim's newborn son, a filmed-in-Singapore episode of 'Somebody Feed Phil', a murder-mystery starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant — these are just some of this week’s must-stream shows.
Joanna Dong is in Ayutthaya — a city about 80km north of Bangkok — to check out an elusive private diner serving traditional Thai delicacies. So elusive is the place that reservations have to be made 18 months in advance.
Reality show that looks at how has life changed for Maxi Lim and Liz Teo since the birth of their son Reign in September. Maxi’s Ah Boys to Men pals Charlie Goh and Noah Yap would periodically drop in to give the first-time parents a helping hand. New episode every Thursday.
This 2015 horror — directed by Code of Law creator Lee Thean-Jeen — stars Jesseca Liu as a grieving mother who hires a medium to communicate her dead son. Problem is, the dearly departed has something else in mind besides talking. Part of the ‘Lights. Camera. Singapore’ showcase.
Believe it or not, the cop drama — starring James Lye, Wong Lilin and Lim Yubeng — turns 25 (!) on Thursday; it premiered on Oct 29, 1995 and ended its four-season run in 1999. Over-the-top acting, cheesy ‘pee piao’ gunshot effects, ’90s fashion and cityscape (I miss you, Bedok Cinema!) — if you’re looking for a goofy time and a trip down memory lane, start here.
Rich white people alert! Nicole Kidman reunites with her Big Little Lies producer David E Kelley on this six-part mini-series adaptation of Jean Hanff’s 2014 novel You Should Have Known. Kidman plays a therapist hailing from New York’s upper class, whose life is turned upside down when her pediatric oncologist husband (Hugh Grant) becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. New episode every Monday.
Watch it on: HBO (Singtel TV Ch 420, StarHub Ch 601), 9am & 10pm (same day encore); HBO Go
Saturday Night Live, Season 46
Adele makes her host debut and shows off her comic chops on the long-running variety show, with H.E.R. as musical guest. Watch her opening monologue below:
Watch it on: Comedy Central Asia (Singtel TV Ch 324, StarHub Ch 500), 10pm
John Slattery is no stranger to playing tech geniuses: he was Tony Stark’s father, Howard, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. In this drama from 24 executive producer Manny Coto, he portrays an IT mogul and the Feds' best hopes of stopping a rogue AI from wreaking havoc. New episodes every Wednesday.
Watch it on: Fox (Singtel TV Ch 330, StarHub Ch 505), 9pm; Fox+
Somebody Feed Phil, Season 4
Welcome to Singapore! Host Phil Rosenthal susses out local food with the help of MasterChef Singapore judges Bjorn Shen and Damian D’Silva and food guide maestro KF Seetoh (or as Phil likes to call him, KF See…geddit?). Tan Kheng Hua appears as well, to show Phil around the Gardens by the Bay. (Don't ask me why her — I just work here.) The episode was filmed in December. Other cities explored this season: Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Mississippi Delta, and Hawaii.
Watch it on: Netflix, Fri
Kick off your Halloween weekend with his British fright flick about a refugee couple (Sope Dirisu and Wummi Mosaku) from war-torn Sudan who are terrorised by a witch trapped in the walls of their spooky council house. Hate it when that happens.