Telemad: Local web series Derek and Netflix's food show Flavorful Origins are short and sweet

Derek is a spin-off of Channel 5 crime drama Code Of Law (2012 to 2018), one of the better local TV productions.
Derek is a spin-off of Channel 5 crime drama Code Of Law (2012 to 2018), one of the better local TV productions.PHOTO: TOGGLE

SINGAPORE - 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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