New releases for your streaming pleasure: May 15-21
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New releases for your streaming pleasure: May 15-21

13 new tiles from Netflix, Prime Video and AFN

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
New releases for your streaming pleasure: May 15-21

Looking for a title to binge-watch this weekend? Here's our pick!

NETFLIX

Vanderpump Rules

Premieres on May 15

Jax and Laura-Leigh turn up the heat in the SUR bathroom. A sudden firing sends the staff a message. Stassi and Frank argue over their relationship.

Bridgerton: Season 3 — Part 1

Premieres on May 16

This season focuses on the love story of Colin and Penelope (also known by their fan-given nickname “Polin”), deviating from the original Julia Quinn books the series is based on.

Maestro In Blue 

Premieres on May 16

A musician goes to lead a festival on a scenic island, where he begins an unexpected romance and finds himself entwined in other people's problems.

The 8 Show

Premieres on May 17

Korean comedy series about eight people trapped in an eight-story building participating in a dangerous game show.

Sleep

Premieres on May 17

Nighttime brings terror for a new mother when her husband's sleepwalking activities grow increasingly bizarre and dangerous.

Thelma The Unicorn 

Premieres on May 17

A singing pony who dreams of stardom finds instant fame when she transforms into a sparkly unicorn — but becoming a celebrity is one wild ride.

4 Kings 2

Premieres on May 21

The story of friendship and conflicts between vocational students from different institutions in the 90s where violence is the only means of solving all their problems. A turning point comes when they have to face the consequence of their actions, which not only steals their innocent youth and forces them to become society’s outcast but also raises the question of whether their “ego” is worth risking their lives to protect.

Paper Trail (Android and iOS) 

Netflix Games

Premieres on May 21

This cozy top-down puzzle adventure is set in a foldable paper world where you play as Paige, a budding academic who's leaving home for the first time to pursue her studies. On this journey, you'll uncover secrets, explore new areas, meet characters with memorable stories and solve puzzles by folding the environment and merging the two sides into one.


PRIME VIDEO

The Pod Generation

Premieres on May 15

In a not-so-distant future, amid a society madly in love with technology, tech giant Pegazus offers couples the opportunity to share their pregnancies via detachable artificial wombs or pods. And so begins Rachel and Alvy's wild ride to parenthood in this brave new world.

Alienoid: Return To The Future

Premieres on May 16

The second part of the 2022 movie Alienoid, a South Korean science fiction action film Retrieving the Divine Sword to unlock the gate of time, Lee Ahn, trapped in the past and attempting to stop the escape of an alien prisoner locked in a human body, searches for Thunder and makes her way back to the future. In the meantime, a weird presence in Mureuk's body disturbs him. Lee Ahn and Mureuk are pursued by two mages, a blind swordsman, and Ja-jang, who wants to claim the divine sword. In the present day, several people are killed by a haava, an alien substance detonated by an escaped alien prisoner. With only 48 minutes left before all the haava explodes, Lee Ahn must open the gate of time, return to the future and stop the heavy detonation. Finally, all the secrets are revealed.

Outer Range: Season 2

Premieres on May 16

Outer Range centres on Royal Abbott, a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable phenomenon at the edge of Wyoming's wilderness, in the form of a dark void. The mystery surrounding the enigmatic void on the west pasture of the Abbott family ranch deepens in Season Two, as Royal and his wife Cecelia struggle to keep their family together in the aftermath of their granddaughter’s sudden disappearance. The stakes have never been higher for the Abbotts, who now face threats on multiple fronts. Season two propels its characters deeper into the void with profound and unforeseen circumstances that could shake the very foundations of time itself.

99

Premieres on May 17

Following the treble in '99, Manchester United was elevated to new heights. The club became a global brand with one of the largest fan bases worldwide; Alex Ferguson became "Sir" Alex Ferguson and cemented his place as one of the greatest managers of all time; David Beckham’s superstar football and celebrity status soared. Approaching the 1998/99 season however, such scenes were a pipe dream. United had been stunned by a new force in the Premiership, Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal, who as reigning champions were looking to create a new era in English football. At the start of the season, summer scandal surrounded young Beckham, whose World Cup red card brought only more unwanted media attention to Ferguson’s team. At the same time, United appeared to lack the quality required to win in Europe following the departure of French superstar, Eric Cantona. 1999 therefore presented a fascinating story for Collins, who interviewed the team in search of the answer to how it all happened. The three episodes of the series are divided by the three trophies but they shift back in time to deliver the powerful character arcs of players like Andy Cole and to exhibit the characteristic United spirit, which goes back to the era of iconic manager, Sir Matt Busby, and was in the late 90s epitomised by Ferguson’s home-grown talent known as the Class of '92. Director Sampson Collins’ access to the team allowed him to discover the players’ psychological intensity, their commitment to never giving in no matter what, and their willingness to risk everything to make history. It is the stories the players share with Collins which gives the series more depth than just a retrospective documentary about a good football team. Weaving their personal stories into the journey of the season, Collins shows how their mentality pushed them through dire situations to achieve the miraculous comeback victories witnessed throughout the series.


AFN

John Torode’s Asia

Premieres on May 21

Masterchef UK host John Torode embarks on an epic Asian culinary journey across Mumbai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangkok, meeting extraordinary chefs, discovering hidden gems, and putting his own spin on some beloved Asian classics.

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