There's life beyond Netflix – here are three local shows that should be on your radar in April 2018.
By Priscilla Gan
1. While You Sleep
Episode 1: Buy And Throw Away
While the rest of the world drifts into deep sleep, the graveyard shift begins for many unsung heroes – embalmers, emergency medical workers, animal rescuers and more.
Don’t miss the series’ premiere, which gives you a rare glimpse into what a nightly routine is like for SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) rescue worker Mohan, as he goes about his duties to rescue animals in need.
Produced by local filmmaker Christine Seow, this is one of Viddsee’s new original series produced in partnership with IMDA as part of local public service content. Catch the premiere and the next four episodes here: https://www.viddsee.com/video/buy-and-throw-away/mlh34
2. Code of Law Season 4
A new season of Code of Law returns this April with 11 nail-biting episodes with quirky and creepy characters.
Case in point: Desmond Tan plays the role of Derek Ho, a suave, high-flying banker by day, cold-blooded serial killer by night.
He is introduced to lawyer Stephanie Szeto and soon, the two are dating.
That can only mean one thing: Danger looms in the horizon as their love blossoms. What would kill their relationship for good?
There’s only one way to find out.
Crack the Code of Law every Monday, 10pm on Channel 5 from 2 April onwards.
Watch the trailer on Mediacorp Channel 5 Facebook page.
3. Starhub: Challenge The World
Tuna-tossing in Australia, wife-carrying in Finland, canal-vaulting in Holland, and an ice-water swim meet in Harbin, China – these are just some of the wackiest and unusual sports festivals from around the world.
And you can now watch them from the comfort of your couch.
Cheer on as a notable Singaporean celebrity – take a wild guess, Internet! – takes on the challenge to represent the country and race against locals at these peculiar competitions.
Will he succeed? (No spoiler alerts here!)
Catch Challenge the World on Hub E-City at these times:
- 8–9pm every Tuesday, from 6 March to 17 April 201
- 9–10pm every Tuesday, from 24 April to 8 May 2018
You can also catch the show on StarHub Go from midnight of the episode’s release on cable TV.
*You will prompted to log in with a HUB ID before you can view the show via the link above. Registration for a HUB ID, and viewing of local programmes, are both free.
1. Photos of Code of Law Season 4 courtesy of Mediacorp.
2. Photos of While You Sleep courtesy of Viddsee.
3. Photos of Challenge the World courtesy of Starhub.