(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Series: Aggretsuko
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty, turns one of its mascot characters into the cutest symbol of female rage with a surprisingly insightful anime comedy series about a mild-mannered office drone who vents about her frustrations about her oppressive corporate life through death metal karaoke.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Netflix’s cutest ode to female rage, Aggretsuko is an unexpectedly insightful anime series about an adorable red panda who struggles with the most relatable problems: (literal) piggish bosses, nagging mothers, and brown-nosing coworkers. But over the three seasons (the most recent just hitting Netflix this week), it turns into more than a gimmick about a cute red panda who loves death metal, and becomes a complex portrayal of adulthood and how everyone is struggling to figure it out.
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(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)
After last week‘s Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed column, we’re back with our regular edition of Pop Culture Imports and the best foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming now. That includes the Cannes darling and absurdist Icelandic dramedy Woman at War, the return of the beloved fantasy K-drama Goblin to a (legal) streaming platform, the award-winning French inspirational biopic The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and the new seasons of Netflix originals Aggretsuko and Dark.
Fire up those subtitles (or in the case of Dark, those clunky English dubs) and let’s get streaming.
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(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.)
It looks like summer may finally be peeking out from behind the clouds — and you know what that means. It’s time to take refuge indoors as the weather becomes unbearably hot. And what better to watch on a warm summer day than a few foreign-language movies and TV shows?
In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, we have Netflix’s adorable anime about a death metal-loving red panda that has taken the internet by storm, a surreal Israeli religious comedy, a heartbreakingly human superhero movie from the director of Train to Busan, a Brazilian dystopian thriller series, and a Bollywood-inspired retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
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