Entertainment News (11/20/20)

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Sesame Street on HBO GO

THE 51st SEASON of Sesame Street is now available exclusively on HBO GO. New episodes of the 35-episode season will be available at the same time as the US from 4 p.m. every Thursday. Meanwhile, all 227 episodes of Sesame Street Seasons 44 to 50 can be streamed or downloaded on HBO GO. Sesame Street’s latest season marks the beginning of a two-year curriculum focused on playful problem-solving, designed to build critical thinking skills in young children and better equip them to handle challenges in school and beyond. As Sesame Street Muppets, human cast members, and guest stars alike face obstacles — while building a castle, staging a circus, fixing the inner workings of a grandfather clock, and more – they approach these problems with curiosity, creativity, and perseverance, together using phrases and corresponding gestures as starting points in finding solutions. A new anthem, “I Wonder, What If, Let’s Try,” performed by celebrity guest Hailee Steinfeld, brings this curriculum to life and makes its season debut on Nov. 26. The anthem will appear in Sesame Street episodes throughout the year. Download HBO GO from the App Store or Play Store and enjoy a seven-day free trial. Access HBO GO via Cignal or at https://www.hbogoasia.com/. HBO GO can now be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV — and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

Korean Netflix original series debuts on Dec. 18

NETFLIX, INC. has announced that Sweet Home, the new thriller Korean original series by K-drama director Lee Eung-bok (Mr. Sunshine, Goblin: The Lonely and Great God, Descendants of the Sun) will launch globally on Dec. 18. Adapted from a popular webtoon of the same name, Sweet Home is a 10-episode thriller based on the unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. Cha Hyeon-su, a reclusive high school student who moves into a new apartment after a personal tragedy, faces a series of life changing situations that brings him out to the world to save others. The series’ ensemble cast includes Song Kang (Love Alarm), Lee Jin-uk (Voice), Lee Si-young (No Mercy), Lee Do-hyun (18 Again), Kim Nam-hee (Mr. Sunshine), Go Min-si (Love Alarm), Park Kyu-young (Romance is a Bonus Book), and Go Youn-jung (He Is Psychometric).

Concert film goes global on Dec. 3

GLOBALLY acclaimed composer and record producer Nils Frahm takes the center stage of an upcoming concert film shot primarily in Funkhaus Berlin. Tripping with Nils Frahm, which features live footage of Frahm’s world tour and intimate performance at one of the city’s most iconic buildings, will premiere globally online on Dec. 3. An accompanying live album will be released on the same day. The film brings his highly acclaimed album All Melody to the stage, playing more than 180 sold-out performances including at the Sydney Opera House, LA’s Disney Hall, the Barbican in London, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, and several big festivals stages around the globe over the next two years.

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