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.
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.
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.
Finding new friendships with the current social distancing norm is incredibly difficult and awkward, but how about socialising… distantly? Ignite’s Nicole discusses her experience making friends on a multitude of online platforms, and how best to navigate the world of internet friendship.
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.
“This is legit, doesn’t feel local.” The label ‘made in Singapore’ has been discriminated against by us. From music to film, we are quick to feel embarrassed about or cringe at local productions (and even local culture). Strangely enough, this phenomenon is not unique to Singapore.