Worth The Watch

Crime, horror and a dose of nostalgia

Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.
THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB: Actress Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, 1995) stars as Elizabeth (left), the mother to Kristy (played by Sophie Grace, right), one of the main characters in the series.PHOTO: NETFLIX
Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.
I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK: This six-part documentary series about the Golden State Killer is based on late author Michelle McNamara's (above) true-crime bestseller book of the same name.PHOTO: HBO
Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.
Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.PHOTO: NETFLIX
Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.
FLOWER OF EVIL: Catch South Korean leading man Lee Joon-gi (above left) in this gripping drama about a psychopath who lies about his past in order to marry his wife, a detective played by Moon Chae-won (above right). PHOTO: TVN ASIA
Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.
SISYPHUS: Chinese idol and former K-pop singer Lu Han (above) tackles the role of a villain in this drama.PHOTO: SISYPHUS/WEIBO
Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.
A QUEST TO HEAL: This time-travelling drama is led by Mediacorp starlet Carrie Wong (above) and actor Qi Yuwu. PHOTO: CARRIEWST/ INSTAGRAM
Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.
WHO SELLS BRICKS IN HONG KONG: This uplifting Hong Kong comedy series follows a construction worker played by actor Ng Siu-hin (above centre), known for starring opposite Carina Lau in In Your Dreams (2017). PHOTO: VIU
Actor Yoshiyoshi Arakawa (above) stars in the new Netflix original series Ju-on: Origins.
LITTLE VOICE: This romantic musical dramedy follows the journey of a young woman Bess King - played by the up-and-coming American actress Brittany O'Grady (above).PHOTO: APPLE TV+

July is an entertaining month in television. You can expect true and fictional accounts of murder, musical dramedys, 1990s nostalgia and dramas involving time-travelling hijinks. The Straits Times highlights eight television series to tune into.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2020, with the headline 'Crime, horror and a dose of nostalgia'. Print Edition | Subscribe