Singapore TV Guide for August 2021: Shows on Netflix, Disney+, HBO Go, Viu and iQiyi

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Historical drama, This Land Is Mine, stars Pierre Png and Rebecca Lim. (Image: Mediacorp)
Historical drama, This Land Is Mine, stars Pierre Png and Rebecca Lim. (Image: Mediacorp)

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

Overview of August shows

August brings a diverse range of shows to audiences, so there's sure to be something for everyone. For superhero fans, Stargirl's second season debuts on Warner TV, while What If...? will be out on Disney+. Hot on the heels of WitcherCon comes The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf on Netflix, while BBC First brings dramas Too Close and Time to screens. If you like Korean drama, iQiyi brings Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming to its streaming service this month. iQiyi is also releasing its first Southeast Asian production, Ferryman: The Legends Of Nanyang, starring Lawrence Wong and Qi Yuwu. You can also support local this month with Channel 5's This Land Is Mine, and My Mini-me And Me and Key Witness on Channel 8.

Qi Yuwu and Tay Ping Hui (back to camera) star in iQiyi's first Southeast Asian production, Ferryman: The Legends Of Nanyang. (Photo: iQiyi)
Qi Yuwu and Tay Ping Hui (back to camera) star in iQiyi's first Southeast Asian production, Ferryman: The Legends Of Nanyang. (Photo: iQiyi)

What If...? (11 Aug) Disney+

This animated series explores what would happen if pivotal moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) had drastically different outcomes, as narrated by the Watcher (Jeffrey Wright). Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and Josh Brolin (Thanos) voice their respective characters in this series.

Based on the comic series What If, this series uses the MCU as the mainstream timeline and looks at what would have happened if events had played out differently. The comic series looked at intriguing possibilities, like what if the X-Men's Rogue had the power of Thor instead, or what if Spider-Man had joined the Fantastic Four — so it'll be exciting to see what alternate realities this series will show us! And given that Loki has already introduced us to the idea of variants, popular alternate versions of characters may very well make their way into the mainstream MCU universe...

Stargirl (Season 2) (11 Aug, Wednesdays 9pm), Warner TV (StarHub Ch 515; Singtel Ch 306)

High school teenager Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) is actually the costumed superheroine Stargirl. Together with her fellow schoolmates (and superheroes), they battle insidious villains from both past and present. The second season sees more allies joining her, even as new villains arise.

Was that a Green Lantern ring we saw in the trailer? It looks like we'll see an expansion of Stargirl's Justice Society of America (JSA) this season, especially since not all of the JSA's artifacts that Courtney took last season were used. I'm more interested in Eclipso though, the bad guy who was revealed at the end of Season 1. He's usually known to have a corrupting influence, so it could be his machinations which have led to the tension and turmoil we saw in the trailer.

Too Close (20 Aug), BBC First (StarHub Ch 502)

Also known as Under The Skin, Too Close focuses on the relationship between two women — forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robinson (Emily Watson), who has been assigned to assess the sanity of alleged murderer Connie Mortenson (Denise Gough). But their sessions become a complex psychological game with confusing and emotional undercurrents. Not all is as it seems in this series.

Too Close looks like it'll be a character-driven drama (the best kind of drama, really) as the two women seemingly play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with each other. It looks like the pair will end up attempting to manipulate each other, but as always, the question will be — who is really manipulating who?

Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming (movie) (20 Aug), iQiyi

The sixth instalment of the Whispering Corridors series returns with Eun Hee (Kim Seo-Hyueng) being appointed Vice Principal at her alma mater. The catch? She has no memory of her high school days at all. As she begins to suffer from visions and hallucinations, she finds another girl has been experiencing the same. And all these have to do with a cursed toilet in the school...

The Whispering Corridors horror movie series always has an all-girls high school as its setting, and this film is no different. It uses the stereotype of the amnesiac girl to create mystery and tension — but we can guess that she probably has a very violent connection to the school's cursed toilet. Nevertheless, the visuals look pretty horrifying, and you'd best not stream this movie at night if you would like to have a good night's sleep.

                               Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming (Still: iQiyi)
Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming (Still: iQiyi)

The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf (23 Aug), Netflix

This animated series looks at how Geralt's mentor, Vesemir, came to be. Theo James voices Vesemir, a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.

If you've been itching to see the next season of The Witcher (and you've finished your replay of all the games), then The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf is here to satiate that itch. The animation looks superb and the battles look like they're going to be epic. You know what would sweeten the deal? Hearing Toss A Coin To Your Witcher in the series itself.

Too Close (Still: BBC First)
Too Close (Still: BBC First)

TERRESTRIAL

Channel 5

This Land Is Mine (9 Aug, Mondays 9.30pm)

Channel 8

My Mini-me and Me (2 Aug, Mondays to Fridays 9pm)

Key Witness (18 Aug, Mondays to Fridays 9pm)

Suria

Skuad Cilik (Season 4) (6 Aug, Fridays 8.30pm)

CABLE

BBC Earth (StarHub Ch 407)

Inside The Factory (Season 6) (24 Aug, Tuesdays 9.55pm)

Chasing Monsters (29 Aug, Sundays 9pm)

BBC First (StarHub Ch 502)

Time (6 Aug)

Too Close (20 Aug)

BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Ch 432)

The Great British Sewing Bee (Season 7) (2nd Aug, Mondays 9.15pm)

Nigella's Cook, Eat, Repeat (16 Aug, Mondays 7pm)

Cartoon Network (StarHub Ch 316; Singtel Ch 226)

Ninja Express (21 Aug, Saturdays and Sundays 3pm)

Maca & Roni (21 Aug, Saturdays and Sundays 2pm)

Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday (movie) (27 Aug, Friday 9am and 7pm)

CBeeBies (StarHub Ch 303)

Bluey (Season 2) (5 Aug, Fridays 6.50pm)

FOX (Singtel Ch 330)

LEGO Masters Australia (Season 3) (6 Aug, Fridays 7.05pm)

Bosch (Season 7) (10 Aug, Tuesdays 10.30pm)

The Cube Australia (20 Aug, Fridays 8pm)

The Cube USA (30 Aug, Mondays 8pm)

HBO (StarHub Ch 601; Singtel Ch 420)

Kajillionaire (14 Aug, Saturdays 10pm)

Irresistible (21 Aug, Saturdays 9pm)

National Geographic (StarHub Ch 411; Singtel Ch 201)

Giant Pop-Up Constructions (12 Aug, Thursdays 9pm)

Screened Out (14 Aug, Saturdays 10pm)

Fish of The Day (23 Aug, Mondays 10pm)

Oh!K (StarHub Ch 816; Singtel Ch 525)

The Second Husband (10 Aug, Tuesdays to Saturdays 5.50pm, encore telecast Mondays to Fridays 10.20pm)

Check Out The Event (15 Aug, Sundays 9.35pm)

tvN (StarHub Ch 824; Singtel Ch 518)

Midnight (1 Aug)

He Is Psychometric (3 Aug, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.15pm)

The Road: The Tragedy of One (5 Aug, Thursdays and Fridays 9.15pm)

EXchange (24 Aug, Tuesdays 10.30pm)

Warner TV (StarHub Ch 515; Singtel Ch 306)

Stargirl (Season 2) (11 Aug, Wednesdays 9pm)

STREAMING

Disney+

What I...? (11 Aug)

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (25 Aug)

HBO GO

The Last Cruise (1 Aug)

Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (1 Aug)

Obama: In Pursuit Of A More Perfect Union (4 Aug)

Fboy Island (5 Aug & 12 Aug)

Selena + Chef (12 Aug)

iQiyi

The Penthouse: War in Life 3 (4 Aug)

The Road: The Tragedy Of One (5 Aug)

Girls Planet 999 (6 Aug)

Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming (movie) (20 Aug)

Ferryman: The Legends of Nanyang (Release date TBA)

The Master of Cheongsam (Release date TBA)

I Am A Superstar (Release date TBA)

Sweet Teeth (Release date TBA)

Love Under The Full Moon (Release date TBA)

Out of the Dream (Release date TBA)

A Camellia Romance (Release date TBA)

Crush (Release date TBA)

Chang'an Memories (Release date TBA)

Gank Your Heart (Release date TBA)

Netflix

Vivo (movie) (6 Aug)

The Swarm (movie) (6 Aug)

Untold (10 Aug)

The Kissing Booth 3 (movie) (11 Aug)

Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild (12 Aug)

Beckett (movie) (13 Aug)

Gone for Good (13 Aug)

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Season 5) (17 Aug)

Keeping Up With The Kardashians (Season 5) (17 Aug)

Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (18 Aug)

Sweet Girl (movie) (20 Aug)

The Loud House Movie (movie) (20 Aug)

The Chair (2o Aug)

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (23 Aug)

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (25 Aug)

Edens Zero (26 Aug)

He's All That (movie) (27 Aug)

I Heart Arlo (27 Aug)

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (28 Aug)

Sparking Joy (31 Aug)

Good Girls (Season 4) (31 Aug)

D.P. (Release date TBA)

Viu

Irresistible (4 Aug)

The Road: Tragedy of One (5 Aug)

The Box (movie) (7 Aug)

Police University (10 Aug)

Kingdom Weekend (18 Aug)

Lovers of the Red Sky (24 Aug)

The Witch's Diner (31 Aug)

What If...? (Poster: Disney+)
What If...? (Poster: Disney+)

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