From blistering heat one minute to endless downpours and typhoon winds the next, Hong Kong summers are famously unreliable. With this in mind, it’s always good to have a back-up plan for when Mother Nature throws a spanner in the works. Enter Netflix, which will always have our backs come rain or shine.
Derry Girls was without doubt one of our favourite comedy debuts of 2018, so we’re thrilled that the girls (and James!) are back for more. For the uninitiated, the series follows the lives of Erin and her friends as they navigate teenage life in 1990s Northern Ireland. Don’t let the political turmoil of the era fool you, this sitcom is packed full of hilarity and laughs aplenty.
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university, this satirical series – which picks up where the acclaimed 2014 film of the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of colour as they look for ways to tackle the racial tensions and social injustice that plague “post-racial” America today. Though it sounds like heavy viewing, sharp wit and biting irony make this a fun watch packed with wry humour.
Comedy meets politics in Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act. Join Hasan as he comments on today’s modern cultural and political landscape using his unique comedic voice and storytelling skills. A must-watch for any fans of The Daily Show.
Airs On: Thursday, 8 August
Hong Kong represent! New Netflix original Wu Assassins is directed by our very own Stephen Fung, and promises supernatural mystique matched with high danger thrills. The series follows Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the “Wu Xing”. After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin and is forced to use his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals who are threatening to destroy the world.
Airs on: Friday, 9 August
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling make their triumphant return to Netflix, and this season they’re taking on Vegas, baby! Now headliners at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, the women quickly realise Sin City is much more grind than glitter. Cue the drama.
Airs on: Friday, 9 August
It’s not about faith. It’s about power. Alex Gibney’s documentary delves into the history of a secretive Christian conservative group known as the Family, spotlighting its far-reaching influence on American politics and the role it’s played in everything from the presidency to foreign affairs.
Airs on: Tuesday, 13 August
Comedian and all-round Sassy girl crush Tiffany Haddish brings the funny this month with a bold new collection of hilarious half-hour standup comedy specials. Here, Tiffany invites six of her favourite comedians, including April Macie, Aida Rodriguez and Flame Monroe, to take to the stage, proving once and for all that women can be funny too.
Airs on: Friday, 16 August
True crime fans rejoice! After a near two year wait, MINDHUNTER’s much-anticipated second season finally hits our screens later this month – and it looks set to be darker and more intense than ever before. This time, Holden and Bill are investigating the Atlanta Child Murders, which means a slight time jump from season one. There’ll also be appearances from serial killers Charles Manson and Son of Sam.
Watch the trailer here!
Airs on: Tuesday, 27 August
Shark Tank meets Masterchef in this British reality series which gives budding restaurateurs three days to test their idea for a restaurant concept in the hopes of impressing a panel of discerning investors. Love food and The Apprentice? Watch this.