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What We’re Watching on Netflix Hong Kong this August

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As summer heats up, we’re inside chilling with our BFF, the television. Paul Hsiao, chart maker and film enthusiast at Movieconomist, lists his most-anticipated releases arriving on Netflix Hong Kong in August.



Dear White People (Volume 3)

The controversial, satirical take on racial relations on American college campuses returns with plenty of winks and nods to events ripped from the headlines. Available now


Enter the Anime

Did you know that Netflix has one of the largest anime libraries on the internet? The streaming platform celebrates its achievements in showcasing this eclectic Japanese genre with a documentary that takes a look at the brains and personalities behind hits like Castlevania, Ultraman, and Aggretsuko. Available now


Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj (Volume 4)

An alum of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Hasan Minhaj has used his show to explore stories that usually fly under the radar like the rise of Supreme and the wildly corrupt world of competitive cricket. The news-addicted comic returns for another season of entertaining social commentary from a millennial perspective. Available now


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Wu Assassins (Season 1)

Described as “kung fu meets sci-fi meets Asian street food”, Wu Assassins follows the story of Kai Jin, a San Francisco chef who discovers that he’s the latest in a long line of martial artists. The series also features fellow Hongkonger JuJu Chan! Available August 8


GLOW (Season 3)

The Alison Brie-led comedy series, focused on the early and hilarious days of televised women’s wrestling, is the perfect follow-up to any lingering nostalgia of the ‘80s from the latest season of Stranger Things. Available on August 9


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Mindhunter (Season 2)

David Fincher, the director behind the visually-striking dramas like The Social Network, Fight Club, and Se7en comes to the small screen with the second season of the critically-acclaimed series Mindhunter. This season, our lead FBI detectives Hoden and Tench get into the minds of the perpetrators of the true crime Atlanta murders of 1979–81. Available August 16


In case you missed these new releases in July:

 

Designated Survivor: 60 Days

The Korean remake of the popular show Designated Survivor stars K-Drama alum Ji Jin-hee as a politician who finds himself as South Korea’s new leader after a devastating attack on the National Assembly.


Stranger Things (Season 3)

Netflix’s biggest original show is back this summer, bringing with it pure 1980s technicolour glory. Join Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and the rest of the gang as they navigate a realm far more terrifying than the Upside Down: puberty! Oh, and there will be plenty of monsters, Spandex outfits, and scrunchies, too.


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Point Blank

Marvel alums Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo star as an ER nurse and a criminal with a heart of gold who find themselves in an unlikely team-up against corrupt cops.


New on Netflix Hong Kong

Taco Chronicles

Perfect for a viewing right after a meal at Taqueria Super Macho, Taco Chronicles explores the rich history behind the tasty and iconic Mexican treat.


New on Netflix Hong Kong

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Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

Can’t get enough of Chief Hopper? David Harbour of Stranger Things fame stars in this mini-mockumentary (a mini-mock? A mini-mentary?), where he uncovers lost footage from his father’s over-the-top theatrical production about the classic horror movie monster.


Queer Eye (Season 4)

The Fab Five return in the critically-acclaimed reboot of what could be the most positive reality show on the internet, where men help dress each other better. Expect plenty of laughs, style, and (self) love.


Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Season 11)

What do you do if you’re worth a billion dollars? If you’re Jerry Seinfeld, the answer is filming yourself getting coffee with some of your best and funniest friends. Season 11 will include Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Rick Gervais, and Matthew Broderick as the eponymous comedians who trade jokes and life lessons while getting coffee.


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Orange is the New Black (Season 7)

Seven years on, it’s sometimes hard to remember how groundbreaking OITNB was when it debuted as a female-led comedy about life behind bars. Since then it has become one of Netflix’s most-watched shows with fans wondering if the showrunners can stick the landing for the final season, unlike some dragon-heavy alternatives (cough cough, MUH QUEEEEENNNN).


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