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Thrills and spills from the court and tracks

K-drama Train stars Yoon Shi-yoon (left) and Kyung Soo-jin (right).
K-drama Train stars Yoon Shi-yoon (left) and Kyung Soo-jin (right). PHOTO: VIU
Exciting volleyball action from the Karasuno High School gang of Haikyu!! To The Top.
Exciting volleyball action from the Karasuno High School gang of Haikyu!! To The Top. PHOTO: HAIKYU

K-drama Train packs in elements from science-fiction to mystery to romance, while long-running manga Haikyu!! To The Top delivers top-notch animation

In television series Psychopath Diary (2019 to 2020), South Korean actor Yoon Shi-yoon plays a pushover who believes himself to be a serial killer after losing his memory in an accident. It was fun watching him alternate between being meek and trying to be mean, a scenario that was milked for laughs.

In his latest series Train, Yoon proves he is equally adept at playing the dramatic role of a tortured detective. And it is such a turnaround from Psychopath Diary - he even looks so different that it was a few episodes in before I realised it was the same actor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2020, with the headline 'Thrills and spills from the court and tracks'. Print Edition | Subscribe