Killer bite-sized shows

Crime drama Derek and food documentary Flavorful Origins deliver despite their short running times

In an age when television viewers are spoilt for choice for content, it has become increasingly difficult for me to commit to lengthy, drawn-out programmes.

I find many Asian romance dramas, in particular, to be unbearably long - what with all the unnecessary flashback sequences and scenes featuring the couple doing a lot of intense staring at each other.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2019, with the headline 'Killer bite-sized shows'. Print Edition | Subscribe