New to Netflix–July 17, 2018
Yes, I did do a special post just for Meteor Garden. Now, here is more Asian dramas and movies recently added or coming soon for July.
If you’re jonesing for more Thai dramas, check out the awesome Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak (you may have seem him in Chinese drama Revive as Ma Ke’s former best friend) in Pidsawat/Pitsawat (listed under Blood & Treasures) which also stars Waranuch Wongsawan (Noon), Jespipat Tilapornputt, and Raviyanun Tankerd. A tragedy in the past haunts the present when a young archaeologist feels a strange connection to a ruby found in the body of a murdered criminal and sets out to discover its origins.
A side note, it’s hard to find some older dramas Netflix ads for more information, but dang near impossible with Thai since they give you an English title and I only know most Thai dramas by their original name, so it is a fun fishing game to find the right one.
Also added is Tang Saksit Tangtong’s 2016 Petchakard Dao Jorn (listed as Fatal Destiny). This drama also stars Tono Pakin Kumwilaisuk, Koy Ratchawin Wongviriya, and Namfon Kullanat Preeyawat. A young man of humble origins turns to a life of crime and soon has a determined cop in hot pursuit.
Below kind of serves as a reminder to me to check back on these titles once they are available. Some are movies and some are seasons.
Coming July 20
In case you forgot, in just three days Japanese drama Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot will begin streaming.
Coming July 23
The Flying Guillotine is a 1975 Hong Kong movie starring Chen Kuan Tai as a man battling assassins using a deadly beheading weapon. The story is based on true events, although no flying guillotine was ever created—it is a weapon of legend.
Sword Masters: Two Champions of Shaolin is about Shaolin warrior Tung Chien Chen who is injured in a battle against his enemy the Wu clan. Nursed back to health by a knife-throwing master, he learns this deadly art while falling for his master’s daughter.
Legendary Weapons of China is a 1982 movie focusing on three assassins who are sent to Yunnan by their clan leader to bring a traitor to justice.
Coming July 27
Smoking season 1. A band of homeless assassins slay their victims and flay their skins to deliver as proof of contract fulfilled.