Asians in the streaming spotlight

Netflix's Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures and The Stranded are flawed, while Viu's Psychopath Diary is compelling

Chinese palace drama Story Of Yanxi Palace was a phenomenon when it aired in 2018. It was reportedly streamed more than 15 billion times and was the world's most-googled show that year.

The good news for fans is that Wei Yingluo (played by Wu Jinyan), its wily heroine, is back in the spin-off Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures, which was recently launched on Netflix.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2020, with the headline 'Asians in the streaming spotlight'. Print Edition | Subscribe