Telemad: Survival of the fittest

In Search: WWW, Im Soo-jung (left) plays a business rival to Lee Da-hee's character, but the two end up being colleagues.
In Search: WWW, Im Soo-jung (left) plays a business rival to Lee Da-hee's character, but the two end up being colleagues.PHOTO: VIU
Song Joong-ki plays a hunky warrior in fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles, set in a mythical land called Arth.
Song Joong-ki plays a hunky warrior in fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles, set in a mythical land called Arth. PHOTO: NETFLIX

Search: WWW is led by a cast of strong female characters competing in the tech world while Arthdal Chronicles is about the clash of civilisations

A poker-faced executive from a big tech company is getting grilled at a media circus of a government hearing on its product. Sounds familiar?

With an opening that evokes the spectacle of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg under fire, K-drama Search: WWW quickly reels one in.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2019, with the headline 'Survival of the fittest'. Print Edition | Subscribe