On Screen: May 2020

Stay home and stay entertained!

By Yong Shu Chiang      24 April 2020

Streaming TV

After Life S2

Out: 24 Apr, Netflix
Stars: Rickey Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Kerry Godliman

Small-town newspaper writer Tony’s (Gervais) life falls apart after his wife, Lisa (Godliman), succumbs to cancer. After thinking about, and deciding against, ending his life, he continues to live and care for his dog. He’s no longer the nice guy he used to be, saying and doing whatever he likes without any care, but he gradually tries to become a better friend to others.

Bad Education

Out: 26 Apr, HBO GO
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Ray Romano

A charming man (Jackman) is appointed superintendent in an affluent high school district, where parents want the district to be ranked highly so as to maintain the prestige and property values of their neighbourhoods. After doing whatever it took to achieve his goals, the focus sharpens on him when questions arise on whether he took more than he should have.


Out: 1 May, Apple TV+
Stars: Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Imelda Staunton

Boy meets girl, a few ups and downs, then happily ever after, right? Jason (Spall) and Nikki (Smith) are a couple who have gone through the meet-cute, fall-in-love and let’s-be-together-forever stages of their relationship. The next logical step is to settle down and have a baby. But starting a family seems to be that one stage they can’t get to.

The Third Day

Out: 12 May
Stars: Jude Law, Naomie Harris, Katherine Waterston

A man with a tragic past (Law) is drawn to a mysterious island connected to the British coast via a causeway that is periodically submerged. He is welcomed by the locals to the apparent paradise, where they preserve their traditions at all costs. After he realises he cannot leave, a woman (Harris) arrives seeking answers that could tear everything apart.


SAFRA Tampines Upgrades

Fresh from an improvement, this clubhouse celebrates the new milestone with much fanfare.

Never The Twain Shall Meet?

As two disparate food cultures, Spanish tapas and Asian hotpot could not be more different. Or are they?

Master Commander

Ruminations of National Service and fatherhood.