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Love 101 Season 2: Worth the Love?

The second season of Netflix Original Love 101 is finally out. True to its title, this beloved Turkish drama is all about love. The series explores the ups and downs of being a teenager – ranging from academic life to family problems.

Season two delves deeper into such issues, offering a more realistic yet grim outlook while highlighting the importance of friendship. Ignite Media’s Darcel teleports us to 1998 Istanbul to talk about the final season of her favourite dizi.

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Squid Game and Social Commentary: An Age-old Story, Refreshed

Teal tracksuits and white vans are set to become the go-to Halloween costume of 2021 as Squid Game continues to chart as one of Netflix’s best international series. While some are surprised by how the nine-episode series goes beyond senseless killing with an underlying tale reflecting Korean society, this isn’t anything new in the world of Korean dramas and movies.
So, should we be less surprised by the success of international media? Ignite’s Janelle shares her take on the series and the Hallyu scene.

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Meet the Directors Behind Singapore’s First BL Series, Summerdaze: The Series

Boys’ love (BL) dramas from Thailand, the Phillippines, and East Asia have surged in popularity in recent years, with fans flocking to watch 2gether, Gameboys, HIStory, and many more. Now, Singapore might also expect its own BL drama production as Summerdaze: The Series launches its fundraiser to turn it into reality.

We sat down with the web series’ co-directors to find out more about what inspired the drama, the challenges they face, and what this film means for representation in Singapore.

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Chao Recruit!: Turning the NS Experience Into a Card Game

You’ve heard of Singaporean Dream, Hawker Wars and Chope! The Card Game. Now, get ready for Chao Recruit!

The BMT – inspired card game was created by NUS students Liu Chuanjiang and Romaine Lee. Speaking to Liu, we find out more about what it took for them to create their card game from their inspirations to their aspirations for what lies ahead for their board game.

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Up Close With Singapore’s Rising TikTok Stars

Be it dancing to a viral “TikTok song”, uploading videos about “hidden gems” in Singapore, or showcasing hidden talents, TikTok is the up-and-coming social media platform for those seeking a creative outlet, and for those looking for quick entertainment. Ignite’s Annabelle sits down with three of the platform’s rising Singaporean stars to find out more.