Dark future to twisted affairs — must watch new releases on Netflix

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting our activities outside of home, especially during weekends, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Disney +, Hulu, and others have become a mainstay of our stay-at-home lives.

Adapting to their new role of catering to people’s leisure needs, streaming services appear to have responded with great care and attention, launching new films, documentaries, and series nearly every month.

With so many new films and series on offer, viewers are spoilt for choice, especially on weekends.

To help you choose, ANTARA has curated four new releases, ranging from science fiction, fantasy, to crime, that are worth binge-watching at home.

1. Sisyphus: The Myth (2021)

Sisyphus: The Myth (Korean: 시지프스: the myth) is a South Korean television series available both on Netflix and television network JTBC. Each episode of the series is being released on the streaming app after the television broadcast. The series, which offers a dystopian look at the future, stars Cho Seung-woo (StrangersTazza: The High RollersThe Sword with No Name) and Park Shin-hye (#AliveMemories of AlhambraDoctors).

The series relates a time-travel story about a genius engineer Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo) and his protector from the future, Kang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye). The plot begins in the future when Kang Seo-hae is preparing to travel back to the present time. Her mission: to save Han Tae-sul from the Control Bureau, an intelligence agency from the future.

Unaware of the threats and dangers dogging his steps, Han Tae-sul is busy dealing with his own problems — taking care of his business and investigating his late brother, who has come back to life.

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2. Space sweepers (2021)

Space Sweepers (Korean: 승리호) is a South Korean movie that takes a grim view of the future. Directed by Jo Sung-hee, the film stars some of the highest-paid actors, including Song Joong-ki (Descendants of the SunThe Battleship IslandRunning ManVincenzo), Kim Tae-ri (The HandmaidenMr. SunshineLittle Forest), Jin Seon-kyu (The OutlawsExtreme Job), and award-winning actor, Yoo Hae-jin (A Taxi Driver1987: When the Day ComesLuck Key).

The movie, dubbed as the first Korean space blockbuster, has become available on Netflix after its premier on February 5, 2021. The plot unfolds in the year 2092, when the Earth has become all but uninhabitable. People across the world are risking their lives working as space debris collectors or space sweepers in exchange for money and basic staples.

At a time when the Earth is widely polluted, a corporation called UTS builds a new spacecraft that mimics lives on Earth, offering people a new home. However, only the rich and a handful of select individuals have permits to start a better life in the spacecraft as UTS citizens.

Struggling with the unjust and unequal system imposed by UTS, a group of four space-sweeper misfits try to uncover the truth kept hidden by the corporation after they accidentally stumble upon the company’s greatest asset, a child-like robot named Dorothy, which is also a weapon for mass destruction.

 

Source: ANTARA News

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