5 Singapore Web Series That Will Change The Way You Think About Our Local Entertainment
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You’d be surprised how binge-worthy they are
After a long and exhausting Monday, you’re finally home. You just want to kick off your shoes, crawl into bed, and put on a good movie or TV show to escape into another world.
If you choose to put on a local production, then congratulations, you are doing something different from the majority.
When it comes to entertainment, many of us go for Hollywood, Netflix or Korean dramas. But there’s nothing like local content that can give us something familiar to relate to, through people who actually look like us on screen. Don’t limit that screen to traditional TV and the Mediacorp shows – YouTube and even Netflix are home to plenty of excellent local web series, produced by Singapore independent production companies and starring talented rising actors. They may be produced on a tighter budget, but these five web series don’t skimp out on quality, and some have the awards to back them up.
So get comfy with your laptop or phone, and put away your assumptions about our local entertainment. You’ve never seen modern dating, friendships and office politics in Singapore explored like this.
2. Perfect Girl
Pop this one on if you’re having a date night, or if you just want to relive the intensity of crushing hard on someone. Stan (Jason Chan) and Jenny (Khaleila Hisham) had secret crushes on each other in high school, yet things never went beyond fantasy. A chance meeting ten years later gives them the opportunity to finally act on their feelings, but will the fantasy of their crush now prevent them from finding love? Award-winning actor-director-writer Jason Chen put Singapore on the global streaming map when his 10-episode web series, Perfect Girl, was picked up by not one, but three international online platforms: Netflix, Viki and Naver. Yup, you can now stream a Singapore indie production on Netflix! The attention grew after the series took home five awards, including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series award, at the LA Web Series Festival 2015. It’s not hard to see why critics and audiences alike fell in love with this coming-of-age romance, which was made on a budget of just $1,000!
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