TV Guide for Singapore in April 2021: Shadow and Bone, Reunion, Sexify, The Nevers, and more

Marcus Goh
·Contributor
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Shadow and Bone. (Netflix)
Shadow and Bone. (Netflix)

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 April's shows

April is a quieter month, but there are some gems that are premiering this month. Channel 5 debuts a new drama, Reunion, while Mind Jumpers is out on Channel 8. Someone has certainly been playing Dragonquest because there are two new shows about their iconic Slime monsters on Viu, I've Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level and That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime: The Slime Diaries. HBO has a new drama that combines the Victorian era and superhero genres, The Nevers, while Netflix has a fun little Polish comedy, Sexify, out this month.

Reunion (5 Apr, Mondays 9.30pm)
Channel 5

Reunion. (Mediacorp)
Reunion. (Mediacorp)

In 2004, a camping trip to Pulau Ubin turns tragic for teenagers Leonard, Sami, Riza and Jasmine when their friend Chris mysteriously disappears without a trace. 15 years later, Chris returns just as mysteriously in a fog of amnesia. In Reunion, a suspenseful 13-part drama, the secrets behind Chris' disappearance and return are unraveled - secrets that the five friends will wish had remained dead and buried.

All that's known about Channel 5's latest drama is that it's about a, well, Reunion. Little else is known about the plot, except that there are many secrets that these friends are keeping from each other (just like how the details of the plot is a secret). It stars Lim Kay Tong as a property developer and Peter Yu (remember him?) — which will be interesting to watch.

I've Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level (10 Apr)
Viu

Unappreciated office worker Azusa dies and finds herself reborn in a fantasy world as a witch who never ages. Freed from the shackles of corporate drudgery, she decides to lead a quiet life and hunt the easiest monsters in the land — slimes. But after doing this for centuries, she's now incredibly powerful... and it's going to be difficult to lead a low key life anymore.

Slimes are the quintessential, lowest level monster in the RPG series Dragonquest, so it's absolutely hilarious to see that someone took this concept and rolled with it. It looks like it'll be a fun comedy with dollops of action, and hopefully we'll see lots of references to famous RPGs in the series!

The Nevers (12 Apr, Mondays 9am and 10pm)
HBO

In Victorian-era London, a group of people known as the ‘Touched’ are individuals – mostly women – who manifest a wide range of abnormal abilities, from charming to disturbing. Among them, Amalia True, a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair, a brilliant young inventor, emerge as champions of this new underclass. Together, they make a home for the Touched while fighting the forces that oppose their existence.It stars Laura Donnelly and Ann Skelly.

The Nevers leverages on two popular genres — superhero shows and Victorian-era dramas — to form a quirky and distinctive series that differentiates itself in an increasingly saturated world of superhero and Victorian-era dramas. It's a gamble, but if it pays off, we might see a whole new slew of period drama superhero shows coming soon!

Shadow and Bone (23 Apr)
Netflix

Based on the Grisha Trilogy novels, this series sees an orphan and soldier who has discovered an amazing secret — a power that could save her country or wreak terrible havoc. Everyone wants her power for their own ends, and this orphan must decide where her allegiances lie, even as she struggles to find out what are the limits to power. Stars Jessie Mei Li and Ben Barnes.

Netflix continues to dominate the fantasy genre with another big budget production based on a popular fantasy franchise — Shadow and Bone. The series looks like it'll be a coming-of-age story about a girl who struggles to find her place in society. As fantastical as the premise might be, the story is ultimately about something that we can all relate to, just that it's enhanced with magic. The fantasy battles look like it'll be a lot of fun though!  

Sexify (28 Apr)
Netflix

Budding software developer Natalia knows a lot about programming, and very little about sex. With her friends Monika and Paulina, she embarks on a quest to better understand the mysteries of the female orgasm, build an app that will win an inter-university competition and maybe, just maybe, serve the needs of her peers.

This quirky comedy takes a surprisingly liberal look at matters of the heart (and other body parts). It's got all the right ingredients for a riveting show — the fish out of water main character, her best buddies, and of course, a rather engaging subject matter. Perhaps this comedy is a sign that censors are loosening up on the types of shows that we can get in Singapore?

The Nevers (HBO)
The Nevers (HBO)

Terrestrial

Channel 5

Reunion (5 Apr, Mondays 9.30pm)

Channel 8

Mind Jumper (5 Apr, Mondays to Fridays 9pm)

Star Awards 2021 (18 Apr, Sunday 3.30pm)

LNX x Hawker (20 Apr, Tuesdays 8pm)

Suria

On Common Ground (1 Apr, Thursdays 8.30pm)

Muqaddim (4 Apr, Sundays 12pm)

Renovate (4 Apr, Sundays 8.30pm)

Our First Kitchen (4 Apr, Sundays 9pm)

Next To Neelofa (5 Apr, Mondays 8.30pm)

Rumah 107 (6 Apr, Tuesdays 8.30pm)

Muqaddim (11 Apr, Sundays 12pm)

Reunion. (Mediacorp)
Reunion. (Mediacorp)

Cable

HBO (Starhub Ch 601; Singtel Ch 420)

Mare of Easttown (19 Apr, Mondays 10am and 11pm)

The Nevers (12 Apr, Mondays 9am and 10pm)

BBC Earth (Starhub Ch 407)

The Truth About Improving Your Mental Health (4 Apr, Sunday 9pm)

The Truth About Boosting Your Immune System (11 Apr, Sunday 9pm)

The Truth About Getting Fit At Home (18 Apr, Sunday 9pm)

Coast New Zealand (21 Apr, Wednesday 9pm)

BBC Lifestyle (Starhub Ch 432)

Masterchef: The Professional Series (Season 13) (19 Apr, Mondays to Fridays 8.20pm)

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back: Save Our Town (26 Apr, Monday 10.05pm)

CBeebies (Starhub Ch 303)

Bluey (26 Apr, Mondays to Fridays 6.50pm)

Jo Jo & Gran Gran (Season 3) (20 Apr, Mondays to Fridays 6.35pm)

BBC First (Starhub Ch 502)

White House Farm (2 Apr)

The Sister (16 Apr)

Unforgotten (Season 4) (30 Apr)

Cartoon Network (Starhub Ch 316; Singtel Ch 226)

Ben 10,010 (10 Apr, Saturday 10am)

Elliott from Earth (24 Apr, Saturdays 10.30am)

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

Here's My Plan (29 Apr, Thursdays and Fridays 7.40pm)

FOX Life (Singtel Ch 301)

Top Chef (Season 18) (2 Apr, Fridays 10pm)

Worst Cooks In America (Season 22) (26 Apr, Mondays 10.55pm)

LEGO Masters UK (12 Apr, Mondays 8pm)

National Geographic (Singtel Ch 201; StarHub Ch 411)

Running Wild With Bear Grylls (Season 2) (23 Apr, Fridays 9pm)

FOX (Singtel Ch 330)

SAS: Who Dares Wins Celebrity 2o2o (9 Apr, Mondays to Fridays 7.05pm)

Total Wipeout UK: Freddy and Paddy Takeover (13 Apr, Tuesdays 9pm)

Fear Factor MTV USA (19 Apr, Mondays 7.05pm)

Streaming

Disney+

9-1-1 (Season 4) (1 Apr)

American Dad (Season 17) (2 Apr)

Solar Opposites (Season 2) (9 Apr)

The Walking Dead (Season 10) (9 Apr)

Big Shot (16 Apr)

National Geographic: Earth Moods (16 Apr)

Heltron (16 Apr)

Secrets of Whales (22 Apr)

Netflix

Tersanjung the Movie (1 Apr)

Prank Encounters (Season 2) (1 Apr)

Magical Andes (Season 2) (1 Apr)

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure : Golden Wind (1 Apr)

The Serpent (2 Apr)

The Serpent (2 Apr)

Concrete Cowboy (2 Apr)

Sky High (2 Apr)

Tale of the Nine Tailed (3 Apr)

The Last Kids On Earth: Happy Apocalypse To You (6 Apr)

This Is A Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist (7 Apr)

Snabba Cash (7 Apr)

The Wedding Coach (7 Apr)

Dolly Patron: A Musicares Tribute (7 Apr)

The Way Of The Househusband (8 Apr)

Night In Paradise (9 Apr)

Thunder Force (9 Apr)

Mighty Express (Season 3) (13 Apr)

My Love: Six Stories Of True Love (13 Apr)

Love And Monsters (14 Apr)

The Soul (14 Apr)

Law School (14 Apr)

The Circle (Season 2) (14 Apr)

Why Did You Kill Me? (14 Apr)

Ride Or Die (15 Apr)

Arlo The Alligator Boy (16 Apr)

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico (16 Apr)

Shadow and Bone (23 Apr)

Sexify (28 Apr)

Headspace Guide To Sleep (28 Apr)

Things Heard & Seen (29 Apr)

The Informer (29 Apr)

Yasuke (29 Apr)

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines (30 Apr)

Pet Stars (30 Apr)

Viu

Kingdom: Legendary War (2 Apr)

By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture (2 Apr)

Generation Slash (5 Apr)

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime: The Slime Diaries (6 Apr)

Zombie Land Saga Revenge (8 Apr)

I've Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level (10 Apr)

Taxi Driver (10 Apr)

House on Wheels (Season 2) (10 Apr)

Sell Your Haunted House (15 Apr)

Double Patty (17 Apr)

Dark Hole (25 Apr)

HBO GO

Made For Love (1 Apr)

A Black Lady Sketch Show (24 Apr)

The Handmaid's Tale (Season 4) (29 Apr)