Ramadan is a significant time of the year, loved by all Malaysians from across the country. However, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysia has extended its Movement Control Order (MCO) to the fourth phase, leaving many of us forced to accept the reality that we will be celebrating from the comfort of our homes.
On the bright side, this is the perfect opportunity for you to binge on our Ramadan specials! No, not the food, we’re talking about the newest, and hottest shows that will lead you all the way into Raya mood, because “Ada dimsum entertainment, #BarulahRaya”. Check out what dimsum entertainment has curated just for you, ranging from the latest Asian dramas, to movies and even anime series!
Betrayal, deceit and manipulation leads a happily married couple spiraling into a vortex of revenge.
A remake of the UK television series “Doctor Foster”, The World of The Married proves that the closest relationships may be the most dangerous and fatal ones. In this series, Kim Hee-ae plays Ji Sun-woo, a respected doctor who leads a seemingly perfect life. Satisfied with her career and happily married to Lee Tae Oh (Park Tae-joon), an aspiring movie director, she was not expecting to find out of her husband’s scandalous cheating, moreover with the involvement of her friends. Having lost everything and fallen to the depths of despair, Ji Sun-woo plots her revenge against her husband and friends who have painfully betrayed her.
Be sure to expect the unexpected, as the many plot twists of The World of The Married will surely keep viewers on their toes!
Cast: Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, Han So-hee, Park Sun-young
Based on the hit manga series “Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Dokomademo” by Maki Enjoji, this drama tells of the blossoming romance between a rookie nurse and an accomplished doctor. Entranced by a handsome young man saving a stranger’s life, Nanase Sakura vowed to meet him again one day. She studied hard and after 5 long years, Nanase Sakura finally managed to meet Kairi Tendo again and work with him. However, he was not the charming prince she imagined him to be! 31-year-old Kairi Tendo is a level-headed perfectionist, and is commonly referred to as the “Devil” at work. He often makes biting remarks to doctors and nurses, including Nanase Sakura herself. Determined to prove herself, Nanase Sakura works hard to receive his recognition and bravely expresses her feelings to Kairi Tendo. Her persistence earns her the nickname of the “Warrior.”, and even manages to gain his attention…?
Will the persistent Nanase Sakura manage to capture the heart of the icy cold “Devil”?
Cast: Mone Kamishiraishi, Takeru Satoh
One Year, featuring popular Thai idol girl group, BNK48 members is coming back to dimsum entertainment!
A single mother who has been living with her five daughters for almost ten years, Mook (Kathaleeya McIntosh) falls in love with Tum (Sanya Kunakorn), a kind-hearted widower with two children. Their plans for marriage are conflicted with the potential disagreements of their children. Mook’s protective eldest daughter Petch (Cherprang Areekul), does not want to see her mother’s life ruined again due to another failed relationship. However Boom (Jirayu Laongmanee) is supportive of their relationship and wants Tum, his father, to eventually have a happy love life.
The two families decide to strike a deal to move in together for one year on one condition: If there is a family member who is not happy living together, Mook and Tum have to break up. Chaos ensues when an all-girl family is intruded by new housemates, and both sides must deal with big adjustments, conflicts, resentments, and potential romantic relationships that form between soon-to-be stepsiblings..? How will things turn out?
Cast: Sanya Kunakorn, Kathaleeya McIntosh, Cherprang Areekul, Plearnpichaya Komalarajun (Juné), Punsikorn Tiyakorn (Pun), Weeraya Zhang (Wee), Nannaphas Loetnamchoetsakun (Mewnich), Natticha Chantaravareelekha (Fond), Jiraya La-ongmanee(Kao)
Starring popular artists Yaya (Urassaya Sperbund) and Nadech Kugimiya, this award winning series tells the story of how a princess of a small country falls in love with a sailor.
After the coronation of Crown Princess Alice (Urassaya Sperbund), her life is put into unexpected danger. For her safety and protection, the people of Hrysos decide to send her away to Thailand in secret. Faced with multiple unknown variables, her only solace is in the arms of her bodyguard, Dawin Samuthyakorn (Nadech Kugimiya), a Lieutenant Commander of the Thai Navy and Navy SEAL.
Cast: Urassaya Sperbund, Nadech Kugimiya, Sara Legge, Intad Leowrakwong
Other special line-ups this month include romance-fueled In Time With You, Deja Vu and My Himalayan Embrace from Thailand, Extra-Ordinary You from Korea, The Little Nyonya from Singapore, and anime Himouta! Umaruchan from Japan.
And what’s Raya without some movies to keep you entertained for hours? From popular remakes, forbidden love stories to rom-coms and more, we have got you covered.
This award winning Thai blockbuster is so popular, it’s even getting a Hollywood remake!
The main protagonist Lynn (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) is an intelligent, straight-A student. Despite not coming from a wealthy family, her father works through their financial struggles to send her to a prestigious school. Aware of how a couple of her friends constantly struggle with their exams, Lynn comes up with clever ways of providing them answers in exchange for a handsome amount of money, which is then used to aid her family’s financial situation.
The opportunity of a lifetime to make millions arises, when Lynn is requested to help others cheat in the STIC test in Sydney, Australia. She plans to send the answers back to her customers in Thailand, however she is unable to do it alone. To Lynn’s dismay, the only person that fits the bill, is Bank, her long standing rival for the school scholarship, who conveniently is against cheating of any kind.
Cast: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Chanon Santinatornkul, James Teeradon Supapunpinyo
Alfi (Raditya Dika), a regular employee who dreams of becoming his own boss, is in love with his colleague, Amira (Pevita Pearce), who also happens to be his boss Jeremy’s (Tarzan) daughter. As if things were not complicated enough, his long-time crush, Via (Caitlin Halderman), suddenly starts showing affection towards Alfi after years of ignoring his existence.
By enlisting the help of his friends, Rene (Marthino Lio), Aryo (Indra Jegel) and Sukun (Pongsiri Bunluewong), they work together to solve Alfi’s dilemma of wanting to date his boss’ daughter without losing his job. Will Alfi be successful in doing so, or end up losing both?
Cast: Raditya Dika, Pevita Pearce, Marthino Lio, Indra Jegel, Pongsiri Bunluewong, Caitlin Halderman
For all you fanfiction lovers, here’s an original story from Wattpad brought to life!
As a new transfer student in Garuda High School, Salma (Amanda Rawles) certainly did not expect to be saved by school rogue Nathan, who was infamous for school fights. Being careful with her choice of friends, Salma tried to stay away from Nathan as she knew he most definitely was not a good influence. However, his public declaration of love for her made things difficult, and the more she tried to distance herself from him, the more she understood him, and they slowly began to fall in love with each other. Just when Nathan decides to turn over a new leaf for Salma, his ex-lover, Seli, returns and confesses her love for him. How will things turn out between this love triangle?
Cast: Amanda Rawles, Jefri Nichol, Surya Saputra, Rayn Wijaya
Due to his work at the Islamic Bank of Thailand, Ton decides to relocate to Pattani along with his young niece Faifoo. With the help of his new and funny colleague, Musa, Ton begins to learn and adapt to the Muslim way of life. He eventually crosses paths with Fah, (Chinaradi Anupongphichart), a devout Muslim teacher. The two fall into a forbidden romance, hindered by the obstacles of their family’s objections, as Fah’s father and a pious Muslim teacher, who does not want Fah to get involved with any non-Muslim.
Will this love manage to withstand the trials of opposing beliefs and religion?
Cast: Chinaradi Anupongphichart, Peter Corp Dyrendal, Virapond Jirawetsuntorakul, Natcha Juntapan