Thai students make elaborate plans to cheat in exams on 'Bad Genius: The Series'


'Bad Genius: The Series' is available on Dimsum Entertainment.

There are more reasons to stay home this August, with the premiere of five exciting new TV shows:

Sing On! Germany

Contestants on Sing On! Germany are judged purely by how accurately they’re able to hit the notes in popular songs sung by their original singers.

But get this, the decision on who wins is made by a voice analysis system, which analyses the contestants’ every note against the original recording.

The system then calculates the amount of notes a contestant got right. The most on-pitch singer walks away with €30,000 (RM149,000).

The show has a Spanish edition, which premiered last month. So what are you waiting for, it’s karaoke time!

Sing On! Germany premieres Aug 7 on Netflix.

Bad Genius: The Series

Remember the hit Thai film about a group of secondary school students who came up with elaborate plans to cheat during their exams? The movie has spawned a 12-episode series!

Besides the original four main characters (played by a new slate of actors), the series will introduce new characters to spice things up! Starring June Plearnpichaya, Jaonaay Wattanasin, Ice Paris and Nana Paisarnpayak.

New episodes of Bad Genius: The Series are available every Monday and Tuesday, same day as Thailand, on Dimsum Entertainment.

The Nest

Couple Dan and Emily lead an enviable life. They’re madly in love with each other and call a big, beautiful house by the waters in Glasgow their home.

They're looking for one more thing to make their life complete – a baby. After trying for years, the couple runs into 18-year-old Kaya who is willing to carry their baby for them.

But who is Kaya? Is her sudden appearance in their life purely a coincidence? Starring Sophie Rundle, Martin Compston and Mirren Mack.

All episodes of The Nest are available on BBC First (unifi TV Ch 481) and BBC Player.

Lovecraft Country

Set in the 1950s, a young African-American man embarks on a journey to look for his missing father.

Not only does he encounter rampant racism along the way, his path is thwarted by mysterious supernatural creatures.

The horror series, based on the novel of the same name by Matt ruff, stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jonathan Majors.

Lovecraft Country premieres Aug 17 at 9am on HBO (Astro Ch 411). Repeats at 10pm.

Cobra Kai

Fans of Karate Kid, rejoice! There is now a TV show that picks up where the iconic martial arts movie left off 34 years ago.

We learn about the fate that befell antagonist Johnny Lawrence. Now in his fifties, he no longer lives the wealthy life his parents afforded him, working in construction.

He decides to reopen karate dojo Cobra Kai when his passion for martial arts rekindles after helping asmathic teenage Miguel fight off his bullies one day.

Original cast members William Zabka and Ralph Macchio star.

Cobra Kai Season One and Two premieres Aug 28 on Netflix.

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