Shows coming to Singapore in September: Young Sheldon, Narcos, Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light, Girls' Generation 1979 and more

Marcus Goh
Contributor
Girls’ Generation 1979 (Viu)

Every month, we’ll tell you about new television shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore! We’ll also highlight shows that you’ve got to be home (or on your phone) to catch every month.

Little Evil (Netflix)

Overview of September’s shows

If you’re the geeky sort, then September is the perfect month for you. “Young Sheldon” debuts alongside the new season of “The Big Bang Theory”, as well as “Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light” which is based on a true story! Other highlights include the return of “Narcos” (though without Escobar, it’d be interesting to see how the series continues) and a new Korean drama, “Girls’ Generation 1979″… which also goes by the name, “Lingerie Girls’ Generation”.

Narcos (1 Sep)
Netflix 

Now that the bloody hunt for Pablo Escobar has ended, the DEA turns its attention to the richest drug trafficking organization in the world: the Cali Cartel. Led by four powerful godfathers, this cartel operates much differently than Escobar’s, preferring to bribe government officials and keep its violent actions out of the headlines.

Admittedly, one of the biggest questions after season 2’s finale was the question of how “Narcos” would continue without one of its most important characters. However, if this season manages to overcome that hurdle (or somehow still manage to feature Pablo Escobar), then we might see “Narcos” continuing for a few more seasons.

Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light (1 Sep)
Netflix

A father and son rekindle their bond through the online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV in this live-action series based on a true story.

Previously known as “Final Fantasy XIV Daddy of Light”, it’s exciting to finally see a drama about MMORPGs. It’s obvious that the game will be used as a metaphor for the father-son relationship, which is interesting given that it appears that either father or son will be playing a feminine character in the game. What makes it so potentially relatable is the distinctly Asian relationship between father and son, where neither talks to the other.

Girls’ Generation 1979 (12 Sep)
Viu

Story is set in Daegu, South Korea during the 1970’s. Lee Jung-Hee is in the 2nd grade of high school. She has a bright personality and is the second daughter of a family who runs a toy factory. She and her friends go through adolescence.

In some other parts of the world, this show is named “Lingerie Girls’ Generation”. You can see why it is such an intriguing concept. While modern and period Korea is often depicted in dramas, we rarely get to see 70’s Korea. Hopefully, “Girls’ Generation 1979” will provide an authentic look at Korea before it achieved worldwide fame, and show us what life was like for students then.

Young Sheldon (26 Sep)
Warner TV (StarHub TV ch 515, Singtel TV ch 306)

For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.

The most popular character of “The Big Bang Theory” now helms his own show, and it seems like we’ll finally get answers to how and why Sheldon is the way he is. However, without similarly nerdy characters surrounding Young Sheldon, we might not get the same kind of comedy as we did from its parent show. Here’s hoping that the young star Iain Armitage performs as admirably in the show itself as he has in the trailers.

Cinta Masam Manis (Suria)

Terrestrial

Suria

Cinta Masam Manis (5 Sep, Tuesdays 7pm)

The Confession Tapes (Netflix)

Cable

Lifetime (StarHub TV Ch 514)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Season 15) (13 Sep, Mondays to Fridays 11pm)

Temperature of Love (Viu)

Warner TV (StarHub TV ch 515, Singtel TV ch 306)

Gotham (22 Sep, Fridays 9.50pm)

Young Sheldon (26 Sep, Tuesdays 8.35pm)

The Big Bang Theory (Season 11) (26 Sep, Tuesdays 8.10pm)

Lethal Weapon (Season 2) (27 Sep, Wednesdays 9.50pm)

Our Souls at Night (Netflix)

Streaming

Viu

Girls’ Generation 1979 (12 Sep)

Temperature of Love (19 Sep)

Narcos (Netflix)

Netflix

Narcos (Season 3) (1 Sep)

Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light (1 Sep)

Little Evil (movie) (1 Sep)

The Expanse (Season 2) (8 Sep)

Bojack Horseman (Season 4) (8 Sep)

The Confession Tapes (8 Sep)

First They Killed My Father (movie) (15 Sep)

Our Souls at Night (movie) (29 Sep)

First They Killed My Father (Netflix)
Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light (Netflix)
Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
Young Sheldon (Warner TV)
The Big Bang Theory (Warner TV)
Lethal Weapon (Warner TV)

Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter, having written for “Police & Thief”, “Incredible Tales”, “Crimewatch”, and “Point of Entry”. He’s also a Transformers enthusiast and avid pop culture scholar. You can find him on social media as Optimarcus and on his site. The views expressed are his own.

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