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Old 01-23-22, 06:27 PM
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Midnight Asia -- Netflix documentary series on nightlife in Asia -- 1/20/22




Night brings out the most playful side of Asia's metropolises. This docuseries captures the food, drink, music and night owls who shine in the dark.




Has anyone here heard of or checked out this new Netflix documentary series? It just dropped last week. I've watched 4 of the 6 episodes. The episodes are 30 minutes each and it chronicles what nightlife is like in some Asian cities like Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and more. I've enjoyed it a lot so far, especially since I love to travel and have experienced a lot of the nightlife in some of these cities. It's beautifully shot and is in 4K.

The Tokyo episode chronicled an 85 year old female DJ, which I thought was pretty cool.
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Re: Midnight Asia -- Netflix documentary series on nightlife in Asia -- 1/20/22

I will definitely check this out. Hong Kong nightlife was such a surreal experience. No doubt these other places are as well.
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Re: Midnight Asia -- Netflix documentary series on nightlife in Asia -- 1/20/22

I was hoping to see what others thought before diving into it.
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Re: Midnight Asia -- Netflix documentary series on nightlife in Asia -- 1/20/22

At the time I originally posted, I was actually through only 3 episodes. Now I'm done through 4.

I enjoyed the 4 I've seen so far. Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and Bangkok. The thing I do like is they choose 1 personal story in each episode. I liked the 85 year old DJ as I said. I also liked the female mixologist in Mumbai and the bartender they focused in Bangkok. They do have some interviews in English, but the rest of the dialogue is in the local languages with subs.

Taipei and Manila are the last 2.
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Re: Midnight Asia -- Netflix documentary series on nightlife in Asia -- 1/20/22

Cool, I'll definitely check this out. I've experienced some crazy night life in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Manila, so this looks like it will be fun.
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Old 01-24-22, 08:46 PM
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Yeah, please watch this subbed. They obviously put thought into the dreamlike sound mix and the dub legit shits all over it as it's just a loud booming voice over over the original dialog.
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The Taiwan episode (episode 5) was pretty good. The food looked good and they did a cool job showcasing some of the locals.
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I finished Midnight Asia last night. The last episode was about Manila. I thought it decent. They showed some of the night food scene, but also showed a lot of their hip hop as they have these nightly "rap" battles that occur on a big stage.

Overall, this little series was good. If you're interested in travel or have any interest in the Asian night life scene, it's worth a watch. As someone who's experience a lot of the night life scene in Bangkok over the years, what they covered in the Bangkok episode was very G rated. Bangkok's night life scene can be wild.
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Re: Midnight Asia -- Netflix documentary series on nightlife in Asia -- 1/20/22

Never been to Bangkok but I saw some crazy stuff in Pattaya. Ping pong show!

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