Coming Soon to Netflix: November 2018 Part 3
If you live in the US, I hope you had a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. I got to spend some great time with my family. Sadly, by soon-to-be seven-month-old niece had a horrible cold and was miserable while they stayed with us. Thus, I got nothing done, lol.
It’s weird to me that Netflix has listed all these Asian dramas and movies as coming soon, and I can’t find active links yet, especially with ones slated for release this week. So, dates may be subject to change. Also, don’t forget I am in the US, so I don’t know if these will be available in your country of residence.
Eternal Love, probably better known as 10 Miles of Peach Blossoms or Three Lives Three Worlds, is now available. Yang Mi stars as the only daughter of the nine-tailed fox clan who is promised to marry into the heavenly imperial family. Not knowing that her intended (Mark Chao) is the man she fell in love with when she underwent her heavenly trial as a human, she tries to escape the match. Here to Heart stars Janine Chang and Hans Zhang as a former couple reunited after years apart. Can these two overcome the pain in their past that Janine cannot fully remember and rekindle their old love?
Thailand has been doing quite a few Korean drama remakes. You can now stream the Thai version of Oh My Ghost which stars Neungthida Sophon, Keerati Mahaprukpong, and Arak Amornsupasiri. Interested in Indian dramas? 2018 drama Yeh Meri Family focuses on how the middle child of a family balances school, family, friendship, and other challenges growing up. Two seasons of Little Things are now streaming and focuses on the relationship of a cohabitating couple in their 20s living in Mumbai.
Operation Red Sea is a Chinese movie released this past February. Netflix lists it as starting tomorrow, but I see no link for it yet, so not sure if it will really start or not. The cast includes Zhang Yi, Huang Jingyu, Hai Qing, Du Jiang, Zhang Hanyu, and former kpop idol Prince Mak. The film is loosely based on the evacuation of 225 foreign nationals and 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen’s southern port of Aden during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War.
Brotherhood of the Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield stars Chang Chen, Yang Mi, and Zhang Yi. This is not a sequel to the original movie, but a prequel. Shen Lian, an imperial guard, searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him, a colleague, and a young woman.
Garuda in My Heart 2 (aka Garuda di Dadaku 2) follows Bayu who is a member of the elite national soccer team U-15. He is determined he can bring his team to win the ASEAN junior competition in Jakarta.
Love focuses on five relationships of people from all backgrounds and ages in Jakarta as they go through different stages of romantic love—from the beginnings to the painful endings.
Love and Fortune (aka Koi no Tsuki) stars Tokunaga Eri as a 31-year-old woman who becomes attracted to a high school student played by Kamio Fuju and has an affair with him. This drama is based on a manga series of the same name by Akira Nitta.
Blind Detective sees a rookie cop embracing the sharp senses of a detective who has lost his vision.
Break Up 100 is a Hong Kong film following a couple who decide to start a café where customers can put up souvenirs of past relationships.
Crossroads: One Two Jaga is a Malaysian film following the lives of an abused domestic worker trying to flee to Indonesia and a idealistic cop fighting corruption at a high price.
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart A woman enters into a love triangle with a hard-drinking architect and a promiscuous investment pro who ends up becoming her boss.
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 has mistaken identities, love triangles, and more. As her wedding approaches, a woman finds her life thrown into chaos with the return of her gallivanting ex.
Look for a Star is a Hong Kong film which sees a real estate billionaire falling for a croupier who does her best to talk gamblers out of losing their money.
Helios has top agents from Hong Kong, South Korea, and China joining forces when a criminal mastermind steals a mobile WMD.
Line Walker finds an intelligence officer in the paths of rival triads as she struggles to find undercover agents whose identities have been erased.
Once a Gangster is about two former triad members who seek to live a normal life only to be tapped for an election of a new underground leader. Can the two outwit each other to lose?
SDU: Sex Duties Unit follows four men in an elite tactical unit who vacation in Macau only to find themselves in trouble with the law.
Set Off is a Chinese movie which follows a man who returns to Beijing from Cypress to sign divorce papers only to have an encounter with a drunken woman trigger a series of mishaps.
Ada Apa Dengan Cinta follows a popular high school girl whose relationships with friends and classmates become strained when she finds herself falling for a reclusive, lower-class boy.
Arisan! (aka The Gathering) is finally coming! They already have the sequel, so now the original film is slated to make an appearance. Divorce, coming out, bad relationships and more surface between a group of friends who realize their lives aren’t as easy as they appear.
Sang Penari (aka The Dancer) is an Indonesian film following a girl who was orphaned by a tragedy and who struggles to become a sacred dancer in a poor village.
No dates are currently available for Japanese dramas Followers, about an actress who gains popularity thanks to an Instagram post and the women she comes into contact with in Tokyo as they pursue their own dreams, and The Emperor of Porn, a biopic on the life of director Muranishi Toru who revolutionized the Japanese porn industry during the economic boom of the 80s. Also, no ETA date for Taiawanese drama Nowhere Man which began filming this past October. Cast includes Mavis Fan, Bo-Chieh Wang, Jeremy Liu, Zhou Ming Fu, and Greg Hsu. The drama revolves around a prison inmate awaiting execution who plains a jailbreak to save his kidnapped son. Also coming some is Taiwanese drama Triad Princess starring Eugenie Liu and Jasper Liu about a girl who goes against her triad father and becomes a bodyguard for a famous actress. Thai drama The Stranded which will follow a group of students who survived a tsunami on a remote island. With no sign of rescue, it is up to the teens to rescue themselves. Another Thai drama that’s been announced is Shimmers which follows five students at an isolated school in northern Thailand who find themselves haunted by ghosts of their pasts and a terrifying mystery.