New to Netflix–July 17, 2018

Yes, I did do a special post just for Meteor Garden. Now, here is more Asian dramas and movies recently added or coming soon for July.

If you’re jonesing for more Thai dramas, check out the awesome Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak (you may have seem him in Chinese drama Revive as Ma Ke’s former best friend) in Pidsawat/Pitsawat (listed under Blood & Treasures) which also stars Waranuch Wongsawan (Noon), Jespipat Tilapornputt, and Raviyanun Tankerd. A tragedy in the past haunts the present when a young archaeologist feels a strange connection to a ruby found in the body of a murdered criminal and sets out to discover its origins.

Pong Nawat in Ngao Asoke

A side note, it’s hard to find some older dramas Netflix ads for more information, but dang near impossible with Thai since they give you an English title and I only know most Thai dramas by their original name, so it is a fun fishing game to find the right one.

Also added is Tang Saksit Tangtong’s 2016 Petchakard Dao Jorn (listed as Fatal Destiny). This drama also stars Tono Pakin Kumwilaisuk, Koy Ratchawin Wongviriya, and Namfon Kullanat Preeyawat. A young man of humble origins turns to a life of crime and soon has a determined cop in hot pursuit.

Below kind of serves as a reminder to me to check back on these titles once they are available. Some are movies and some are seasons.

Coming July 20

In case you forgot, in just three days Japanese drama Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot will begin streaming.

Coming July 23

The Flying Guillotine is a 1975 Hong Kong movie starring Chen Kuan Tai as a man battling assassins using a deadly beheading weapon. The story is based on true events, although no flying guillotine was ever created—it is a weapon of legend.

Sword Masters: Two Champions of Shaolin is about Shaolin warrior Tung Chien Chen who is injured in a battle against his enemy the Wu clan. Nursed back to health by a knife-throwing master, he learns this deadly art while falling for his master’s daughter.

Legendary Weapons of China is a 1982 movie focusing on three assassins who are sent to Yunnan by their clan leader to bring a traitor to justice.

Coming July 27

Smoking season 1. A band of homeless assassins slay their victims and flay their skins to deliver as proof of contract fulfilled.

6 comments

  • Pong! He is my go-to introduction to Thai actors for my friends – not quite so “slap-kiss” as some other actors and not quite so young as the up-and-coming SOTUS: The Series actors.

    • There’s just something about him…I love that even in his most vicious roles, it’s not as bad as the worst of the slap-kiss male leads, definitely.

      • Well I definitely have a love/hate relationship with Pong! But this was on my incredibly long Thai drama list!! Almost done with Bangkok Brothers!!

  • Some classic Chinese movies coming!! Cannot wait!! Never heard of the Thai drama with Tong! Now my list of growing!!

  • “… so it is a fun fishing game to find the right one.”
    “Fun?!”
    I have the opposite reaction. Besides Netflix coming up with their own name for TV shows, the thumbnails will feature a character who was on screen for 5 minutes in only one episode so you can’t even select based on recognizing the main characters.

    I’ve given up searching and rely totally on you to keep me informed. 😘

    • By fun I meant torture. Especially without the native title (like in Thai or Chinese characters) it’s like an impossible Easter egg hunt sometimes. I agree about the random stills and posters. I have also learned with some dramas that the main actors aren’t necessarily listed.

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