Enjoyed "Kingdom"? Check Out These Asian Netflix Shows Next | Clozette


Since its premiere on Netflix last 26 January, historical-thriller series Kingdom has made waves on social media for its unique take on how we binge-watch our K-dramas. Probably taking a page out of the 2016 blockbuster hit Train To Busan starring Gong Yoo, what's unique about this series is that it adds a periodic spin to a zombie apocalypse by bringing us to Korea's Joseon era.


To be fair, the plot is quite simple: as if having flesh-eating and fast-running zombies coming to haunt humanity isn't that big of a problem, you also have the politics between kings, princes, and government ministers added to the dynamic. Given that it's two familiar K-drama plotlines meeting in the middle, it's plain to see the appeal. 



Slated for only six episodes in its first season, it is reported that a second season is already in the works, much to the excitement of the audience. And given its reception, plus that cliffhanger revealed at the end of season 1, we're giving Netflix a two thumbs up for this decision. We only wish they could hurry on the production! 


So whether you've just jumped on the Kingdom train or you're off to look for more shows to dive into while waiting for its second season, we've done the liberty of listing down more Asian Netflix shows you need to check, stat!


Memories of Alhambra



If having Park Shin Hye, Hyun Bin and EXO's Park Chanyeol in the cast didn't already put this on your radar, then the plot's mix of sci-fi and love story might. With the beautiful Granada city in Spain as its backdrop, this series plays on the idea of augmented reality and real life coming to a blur, woven in a story of mystery, romance and many unexpected twists and turns. Did we mention that the special effects in this series deserve an A+++, too? Just check out the trailer and see for yourself. 


A Love So Beautiful



If you want something light-hearted and cheesy to watch on a weekend, this Taiwanese slice-of-life love story starring Hu Yitian and Shen Yue (of pre-Meteor Garden remake fame) will surely make your heart flutter. It may have the typical girl-has-a-crush-on-boy formula, but it still boasts its own emotions-tugging flair and has an array of loveable characters that will get you through the story. Plus, if you're a sucker for second leads in a drama, Gao Zhiting's portrayal of Wu Bosong will definitely have your hearts aching and swooning at the same time for the entire span of the series. 



Erased



Another live-action adaptation of an animé that you should watch out for is Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi. Better known internationally as Erased, it's the story of Satoru, a 29-year-old aspiring manga artist who often experiences deja vu, which he refers to as 'revivals'. This ability allows him to observe a current situation to prevent anything bad from happening. After finding his mum killed, he gets sent into a 'revival' 18 years into the past, tracing the occurrence to a series of serial murders that happened in his childhood neighbourhood. Satoru, now in his 11-year-old body, has to solve the case to prevent the death of his mum and three other victims to alter the series of events leading to his present life. 


Girl From Nowhere



Thai films continue to rise in fame internationally for various genres, but they're really on a whole new level when it comes to thrillers. So when they take their amazing storytelling of haunting tales to a series format, it's immediately worth the attention. Girl From Nowhere is the story of Nanno, a mysterious and clever girl who jumps from one school to the next, exposing dark lies, secrets and misdeeds of students and teachers that come her way. But unlike a typical high school drama, Nanno is calculating, cold and vicious, making her methods hauntingly intriguing as each episode progresses. 


(Cover photo from: netflix.com)


P.S. We watched other Netflix Originals to see if they're worth your time and here's our verdict.





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In the past three years, we have spotted two defined style trends in the Clozette Community that have never wavered in popularity no matter the season. Whether we're in the middle of a scorching summer or experiencing a streak of rainy afternoons, the uplifting aesthetic of florals and pastels remained as wardrobe staples. These days, stylish gals are even combining the two beloved styles to create pastel floral outfits. Keep scrolling to take a look at how fashionistas are sporting the revamped look of two enduring trends.


Sleek


(Photo from: ElaineHeng)


Casual


(Photo from: laveenab)



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We've got only one week to go till we celebrate CNY 2019. And by this time, we bet that you've already picked out an outfit. However, your ensemble isn't complete without adding some fancy Chinese New Year accessories to match the occasion. From opulent gold necklaces to chic earrings, here are the pieces you should consider wearing for the festivities.


Goldheart Headfirst Pendants & Fortune Pig Charms


SGD158/~USD116.69 each


One of the best things that the Year of the Pig brings is cute CNY merchandise. Even jewellery pieces are sold with attached adorable pig charms. It's not only worn for aesthetic, but these accessories can also bring luck to the wearer. Pair these three-dimensional yellow gold Headfirst Pendants & Fortune Pig Charms with your Lunar New Year outfit for an added prosperous touch.


Oscar De La Renta painted flowers

USD225 (net-a-porter.com)


If you're someone who's not really into showy accessories, you can also wear a simple pair of button earrings. Try this versatile, gold-lined pair from Oscar De La Renta, which works not only for the Chinese New Year but also for other events.


BONIA Ananas collection


MYR899/~USD218.50 (bonia.com)


Due to its similarities with the Chinese word that roughly means "come prosperity", the Pineapple or wong lai in Cantonese and ong lai in Hokkien, has long been a symbol of good luck and prosperity for the Chinese. Boost your luck this year by sporting this pineapple-themed bag from BONIA. It's also a perfect piece for the upcoming summer season.


Chloé Rosie

SGD665/~USD491.14


Explore the Chinese New Year capsule collections of heritage brands and you'll surely find unique designer pieces. This year, we spotted this chic pair of rose-tinted sunglasses from Chloé. If you love dainty accessories, you won't want to miss adding this pretty pair to your arsenal.



Olivia Burton Enchanted Garden Gold


SGD179/~USD132.20


The start of the Lunar New Year is the perfect opportunity to scout for new wristwatches. Various regal designs with gold trimmings and touches of red are released by this time of the year. Out of all the latest launches, this elegant timepiece from Olivia Burton caught our eye. Whether you pair it with your go-to cheongsam or just your casual workwear, its sophisticated allure will give any outfit an added charm.


Bata CNY collection




Fans of floral designs will be delighted with Bata's Chinese New Year collection for 2019. From the casual slingbacks to dressy wedges, all the pieces in this release are adorned with delicate traditional detailing and contemporary touches. The good news doesn't stop there. For branches in Singapore, Bata is offering some special in-store promotions and attractive offers with just a minimum purchase and spend of two items at SGD68.


Next, check out these style pieces that will elevate your CNY look.


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