Ginormous streaming media Netflix was recently launched in Malaysia and it is pretty much a dream come true to most Malaysians, as many have awaited for the day for it to arrive, but is it everything we have hoped for?
According to UnoTelly – one of the leading DNS services in the world, out of the 14,156 Netflix titles that are available in the world, Netflix Malaysia only has 696 titles available, while Netflix U.S. has 5,659 titles available.
In Malaysia, there is no clear law on censoring the content on internet – at most, it will just get blocked. This may explain the numbers of Netflix titles we’re receiving in Malaysia.
Not only in Malaysia, even in some other countries with Netflix, several titles are unavailable because “not all Netflix regions are created equally”.
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However, we did find out that Netflix Malaysia has movies like “Batman Begins”, “Man of Steel”, “Clockwork Orange” and “Catch Me If You Can” which is currently not available in Netflix U.S.
Nevertheless, it is the new television series that we’re all excited about right now, especially the ones produced by Netflix itself!
Here are five titles available on Netflix Malaysia that you should catch.
1. Marvel’s Daredevil
This American web television series is created by Drew Goddard for Netflix, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Sharing the same Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as all of the other Marvel characters, the series stars Charlie Cox (“Stardust”) as Matt Murdock AKA The Daredevil, who is a blind lawyer by day and a hero by night.
The whole 13 episodes of season 1 are already available on Netflix Malaysia and season 2 is scheduled to be released on 18 March 2016.
Stars: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Toby Leonard Moore.
2. Master of None
Created by Aziz Ansari himself who also plays the titular character of the series, “Master of None” follows 30-year-old Dev, an actor who attempts to make his way through life in New York City as he deals with his everyday mid-life crisis.
The show’s titles implies to the famous figure of speech, “Jack of all trades, master of none” which was suggested by Ansari with a song of the same name by Beach House as the theme.
The first season of the series consists of 10 episodes which were already out on Netflix.
The series is currently in the running for Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series.
Stars: Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim, Kevin Yu, Lena Waithe, H. Jon Benjamin
3. W/ Bob & David
Although the show is similar to HBO’s “Mr. Show with Bob and David” as it shares much of the same writing team and it also stars Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, it has slightly different structure as Odenkirk previously described it to be “lighter, less complex and faster”, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The show features various comedians who are mostly alumni from “Mr Show”, some of them include John Ennis, Jay Johnston, Brian Posehn, Tom Kenny as well as some additional performers like Dave Allen, Keegan-Michael Key and Arden Myrin.
There are currently three episodes available on Netflix Malaysia now while the U.S. version already has four episodes and one special.
Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross
4. Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the series also shares the same MCU following Krysten Ritter (“Confessions of a Shopaholic”) as Jessica Jones, a former super-heroine who opens her own detective agency after her superhero life ended.
All episodes of the first season is out on Netflix and the second season started yesterday, 17 January 2016.
The series received critical acclaimed and is said to be Marvel’s strongest TV franchise and Netflix’s best original programming series released to date.
Stars: Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, Will Traval, Erin Moriarty
5. Making a Murderer
A ten-part documentary that explores the story of Steven Avery, an American man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for the wrongful sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen in 1985. The series was completed over the course of 10 years and has garnered positive reception from the critics and public.
A petition to the White House to pardon Avery garnered more than 128,000 signatures. However, as the convictions were made in state court, the President had no authority to pardon the defendant.