Category: TV

Marvel and Netflix announce the Defenders

Marvel and Netflix have announced that Oscar nominees Drew Goddard, Douglas Petrie, and Marco Ramirez will return as Marvel’s showrunners for the upcoming crossover series Marvel’s The Defenders. Marvel’s The Defenders will unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the original hero for hire, Luke Cage, – along with his best friend Iron Fist for a crossover mini-series ala the Avengers movies. “We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring our four street level heroes together in an epic tale woven by Doug and Marco whose work on Marvel’s Daredevil speaks for itself,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “They write...

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Game of Thrones Season 6 returns this April 25th

The Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning Game of Thrones returns for its sixth season in Asia the same time as the US – exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411/431) this April 25 at 9am, with an encore at 9pm on the same day. Fans are bound to be anxious, following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five. Is Jon Snow dead or “dead”, after his bloody fate at the hands of the Castle Black mutineers? What next for Daenerys and Cersei, after their respective near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen and public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing? Familiar faces...

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Babymetal blows minds on The Late Show

J-pop metal act Babymetal made their first appearance on American national television on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and boy was America not ready for this jelly. Performing their viral breakthrough song ‘Gimme Chocolate’, a trio of Japanese teen girls danced an elaborate routine while performing live vocals as a band of enthusiastic adult headbangers masked in corpse paint and wearing white robes pumped out grinding riffery and pop hooks at all turns. The audience, which seemed to be stunned at first, burst into the applause as Babymetal ended their song to the amazement of Colbert. Babymetal has...

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Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger get their own TV series

Popular Marvel characters Cloak & Dagger will be getting their own live action TV series, after being green-lit by Freeform, Disney’s new younger-skewed network. Cloak & Dagger will be a teenage superhero love drama based on the relationship between Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen, who play the series’ namesakes Cloak and Dagger respectively. The duo often appear in Spiderman and X-Men comics, and appeared in the highly popular Civil War story arc upon which the latest Captain America movie is based. The story follows the duo, teenagers from totally different backgrounds who find themselves transformed by newly acquired superpowers while being in love —...

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MythBusters’ 10 Most Memorable Moments

All good things must come to an end, they say. MythBusters has educated and entertained us during its 10 year run, – from explosives to launching rockets, and meeting the president of the Unites States, President Obama. To celebrate the show’s 10th and final season, Discovery Channel Asia has compiled snippets of the show’s top 10 most memorable moments from the past 10 years into a handy YouTube playlist: With 885 myths tested, nearly 200 episodes aired, over 7,200 hours filmed, 815 explosions under their belts, and 43,500 yards of duct tape used, MythBusters kicks off its final season...

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