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What we’re watching on Netflix Hong Kong this June 2023

By Celia Lee 1 June 2023

Header image courtesy of Netflix

As summer sweeps the city, many of us are choosing to stay inside where the air is cool and the shades shield us from the heat. What better way to pass the time than by bingeing on Netflix shows? From coming-of-age stories to thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat, here’s what we’re watching on Netflix Hong Kong this June 2023.

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Photo: Amanda Matlovich. Courtesy of Netflix.

Glamorous

Starring singer and YouTuber Miss Benny and Kim Cattrall of the popular American series Sex in The City, Glamorous follows Marco Mejia, a non-binary queer man on a journey to self-discovery. Whilst working in a dead-end day job selling make-up, Marco encounters Madolyn, who just so happens to be looking for something glamorous enough to shake up her business. What entails is a series of events filled with mystique, fabulousness, and, of course, glam. Available 22 June.

Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate

Eldorado is the name of several nightclubs in Berlin, some of which catered to a queer crowd now as in the 1920s. This documentary explores how certain freedoms were gradually taken away as Hitler rose to power in Nazi Germany through stories and tales found within the premises of Eldorado, and how the nightclub became a temporary haven for many in the face of oppression. Available 28 June.

Extraction 2

Back from the dead, black market mercenary Tyler Rake has sworn off another mission after what occurred in his previous assignment and was content living a secluded life away from civilisation. But when the family of a ruthless gangster is kidnapped, it seems Tyler is willing to risk his life once again to extract the imprisoned and bring them to safety. Chris Hemsworth returns as the gritty merc in this action thriller. Available 15 June.

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Black Mirror (Season 6)

Finally—the critically acclaimed and Emmy-winning series is returning for another thrilling season. While the new episodes will retain some of the core elements that represent Black Mirror best—such as stand-alone plotlines in each episode and its iconic combination of dark humour and satire—creator Charlie Brooker has set viewers’ expectations high in a conversation with Netflix: “The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through and through—but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before.”

Episode titles for season six was announced earlier in May: “Joan Is Awful” portrays the malignant creepiness of The Truman Show, “Loch Henry” delves into the legend of the Loch Ness monster in a strangely eerie setting, “Beyond the Sea” moves Interstellar underwater, “Mazey Day” shows how invasive paparazzi behaviour drives one to madness, and “Demon 79” shows how gullibility was the original sin. Whatever you make of these blurbs, know that the episodes will be anything but predictable. Available 15 June.

Bloodhounds

Based on the same-named webcomic series, Bloodhounds follows two boxers on their vengeful journey in taking down a malicious money lender. Gun-Woo, a promising rising star in the boxing scene, was forced out of the sport when an infamous loan shark attacks his family home. Filled with frustrations at social injustices such as this, Gun-Woo encounters Woo-Jin on his path to revenge, where the pair is recruited by another prominent figure in the investment business who wishes to eliminate his competition. Available 9 June.

The Witcher (Season 3, Volume 1)

In the care of Geralt of Rivia as his Child of Surprise, the princess Ciri of Cintra has found a home in the company of the White Wolf and the powerful sorceress Yenefer of Vengerberg. In this latest season of The Witcher, Ciri faces threats from all sides as she is recognised as the most powerful being in the Continent. Previously nonchalant about the encroaching war, both Yenefer and Geralt now have something to lose to the railing forces and must work together to save Ciri despite their differences. Available 29 June.

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The Days

Based on the disaster caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, this limited series showcases what occurred over a seven-day period after the power plant was struck by natural disasters through three different viewpoints: that of government officials, Tokyo Electric Power Company employees, and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant employees. Koji Yakusho stars as the late power plant manager Masao Yoshida in this gripping retelling of events that occurred at Fukushima.

Missed Connections

Following an unforgettable encounter with a stranger at the grocery store, a young woman turns to a website called “Missed Connections”—which helps people find each other and connect—in her quest to recover her own missed connection. Miles Ocampo and Kelvin Miranda star in this heartfelt rom-com. Available 2 June.

Barracuda Queens

Loosely based on true events, this new series is set in the 1990s and follows a girl gang called the Barracuda Queens. Formed by a group of privileged teenagers bored of their disaffected lives, the girls launch a series of house burglaries in their own neighbourhoods, targeting the rich and the affluent living in Djursholm, a suburb of Stockholm. But their secrets can’t be kept forever, and the girls soon find themselves face-to-face with charges even their parents can’t bail them out of. Available 5 June.

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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