Most Hongkongers are currently working remotely from home, and that includes your editors at Time Out Hong Kong. To keep calm, collected, and well...occupied and entertained, read on for some recommendations on what to watch on your screens.
Tatum Ancheta, Editor-in-Chief
"I am mostly online reading the news and checking out what's going on with the world. I would balance watching the news on TV and viewing movies and streaming stuff on Netflix or Apple TV as a background while working. I just finished watching the movies Uncorked, Ten Years (2015 Hong Kong dystopian film), and The Occupant, and TV series' The Morning Show, Dickinson, Little America, Crash Landing on You, Hi Bye, Mama!, Itaewon Class, and currently finishing the series Ozark, and Dare Me on Netflix. I also enjoy watching relaxing live webcams online. The northern lights feed can be so therapeutic – especially if you catch it live! – it makes you think that other things are happening aside from the current pandemic."
Sam Evans, English Editor
"Maybe it's paranoia due to the current situation, but I've been glued to Netflix's crime and conspiracy documentaries as of late, and haven't been watching as much comedy as usual! I haven't tried the new Netflix Party feature yet, but I'm sure I'll be giving it a whirl with some friends in the near future, as it sounds like a fun concept. Apart from that, I've been keeping a close eye on news updates, especially concerning the coronavirus – no surprises there – and have been watching far too many blooper reels and classic sports events on YouTube."
Jenny Leung, Digital Editor
"Netflix. No questions about it. I watch just about everything, but I've always been a fan of Korean TV shows, so Korean dramas and variety shows are my definite go-to. Right now, I'm catching up on Kingdom since season two just came out, and I've got Itaewon Class next on my list. In between all of that, I occasionally fall into the YouTube rabbit hole and just watch random videos one after the other. Cooking tutorials, oddly satisfying videos (slime videos still do it for me), celebrity interviews, funny Japanese videos – the list goes on."
Ann Chiu, Chinese Editor
"I mostly watch streams on Netflix, Hmvod, or YouTube. I have seen a few Korean romance dramas on Netflix recently like Crash Landing on You, My Holo Love, and Hi Bye, Mama! Sometimes, I need a dose of good tearjerkers, and these K-dramas delivers! If you are a fan of Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin, don't miss The Negotiation. Also Kingdom season 2 is finally out, here are five of our favourite scenes from the new season.
Cara Hung, Staff Writer
"Recently, I've been watching something light and fun – mostly Taiwan entertainment shows and game shows on YouTube. I also like to watch K-dramas on Netflix, like the rom-com Crash Landing on You and the zombie thriller Kingdom season 2."