TV shows coming to Singapore in February: Altered Carbon S2, Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, Titoudao, Tell Me What You Saw and more

Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star (Channel 5)

SINGAPORE — Every month, we’ll tell you about new comedies and dramas 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.

Tell Me What You Saw (Hub Drama First)

Overview of February's shows

Channel 5 enters February with a bang, with a slew of new local dramas: Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star, In The Wind, and Derek 2 (on meWATCH). But Netflix is no slouch either, bringing joy to all middle-aged Pokemon Trainers with Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, as well as a new season of Altered Carbon. K-drama fans can look forward to Tell Me What You Saw on both Viu and Hub Drama First, as well as When Weather Is Fine on Viu.

 

Tell Me What You Saw 
Viu - 2 Feb
Hub Drama First (StarHub Ch 860) - 10 Feb

After losing his fiance in a terrible explosion, genius criminal profiler Oh Hyun-Jae (Jang Hyuk) went into hiding. However, he is drawn back into action when rookie detective Cha Soo-Young (Sooyoung), who has an eidetic memory, enters the fray. Together, they will seek out the serial killer that Oh Hyun-Jae has a very personal connection with.

The title looks a little shaky from the get-go, since police officers should have good (though not necessarily perfect) memories, right? It'd be a little odd to hear Oh Hyun-Jae asking Cha Soo-Young "tell me what you saw" every episode. Nevertheless, the premise seems fairly intriguing, since it hints that a tiny detail that has been in plain sight all this while will prove to be the key to unravelling a season-long mystery.

 

Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star (18 Feb, Tuesdays 9.30pm)
Channel 5 and meWATCH

Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star (Channel 5)

This drama series is an adaptation of acclaimed theatre director Goh Boon Teck’s eponymous play, and is based on his mother’s life as a famous Chinese opera performer. Exploring the “lost” culture of Chinese Wayang, the show traces the life of Mdm Oon Ah Chiam through the ups and downs in her career as a popular Chinese street opera actress in the ‘50s and ‘60s, leading all the way up to the ‘80s.

An English drama about Chinese Wayang? What better way to introduce English-speaking audiences to the (sometimes) inaccessible culture of Wayang, and learn more about this classic art form. Although it's an adaptation of a play, its subject matter is both fresh and interesting, something that's sometimes missing on local screens.

 

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution (movie) (27 Feb)
Netflix

In this remake of the original traditionally animated classic, Ash and friends encounter Mewtwo, a powerful genetically engineered Pokemon. However, its creators soon lose control of Mewtwo, and it's up to the Pokemon Trainers to help resolve this issue — before the world is lost to Mewtwo's devastating power.

This isn't the first 3D-animated Pokemon movie, but it revisits a beloved classic — the first Pokemon movie. It taps on the nostalgia of those who grew up with the first generation of Pokemon (admit it, it's been a while since you could name this many Pokemon in one trailer) and brings good quality animation with it. Plus, everyone's really waiting for Mew to make his appearance.

 

Altered Carbon (Season 2) (27 Feb)
Netflix

Set in a futuristic world where human consciousnesses can be transferred between human bodies known as sleeves, Altered Carbon follows the adventures of a soldier-turned-investigator who is forced to investigate a magnate's murder. Based on the novel of the same name. 

A second season of Altered Carbon? Who would have guessed? With a slew of new cast members playing characters old and new, the series promises a whole new ballgame. Seeing Anthony Mackie as main character Takeshi Novacs will be fun, since the character was "played" by Joel Kinnaman in the first season.


The Mallorca Files (Netflix)

Terrestrial

Channel 5

In The Wind (5 Feb, Wednesdays 8pm)

Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star (18 Feb, Tuesdays 9.30pm)

Channel 8 

Terror Within (4 Feb, Tuesdays 8pm)

Suria

Damia (7 Feb, Fridays 11pm)

Hyena (Netflix)

Cable

Hub Drama First (StarHub Ch 860)

Tell Me What You Saw (10 Feb)

BBC First (StarHub Ch 502)

The Mallorca Files (14 Feb)

Locke and Key (Netflix)

Streaming

Viu

Tell Me What You Saw (2 Feb)

When Weather is Fine (25 Feb)

My Holo Love (Netflix)


 

Netflix

Itaewon Class (1 Feb)

Sordo (movie) (3 Feb)

My Holo Love (7 Feb)

House Girl (movie) (7 Feb)

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (movie) (12 Feb)

Narcos: Mexico (Season 2) (13 Feb)

Locke and Key (17 Feb)

Hyena (21 Feb)

I Am Not Okay With This (26 Feb)

Altered Carbon (Season 2) (27 Feb)

Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back (movie) (27 Feb)

All The Bright Places (movie) (28 Feb)

meWATCH (formerly Toggle)

Derek 2 (14 Feb)

 Marcus Goh is a television scriptwriter who writes for “Crimewatch”, as well as popular shows like “Lion Mums”, “Code of Law”, “Incredible Tales”, and “Police & Thief”. 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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