Anticipation is at an all-time high this month, seeing how popular franchises and buzzworthy book-to-movie adaptions are making their debut. Should you be feeling a tad spoilt for choice, fret not—Vogue Singapore has you covered with our curation of shows to binge out to from streaming platforms in the vein of Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+ this March.
First up: Bridgerton. All eyes are on the second iteration of the hyped Netflix series that has turned its focus on an all-new set of characters. They include a new leading lady, Kate Sharma—who is played by British-Indian breakout star Simone Ashley of Sex Education fame—as well as Edwina Sharma, her sister who is aiming to make an impression as London’s social season kicks off. Things take a complicated and potentially steamy turn when Anthony Bridgerton comes into the picture, with tensions rising over talks of a marriage proposal.
For those who’d prefer something less heavy on the romance, opt for Bad Vegan instead; a documentary centered around celebrity restaurateur, Sarma Melngailis, who was once touted as the queen of vegan cuisine before she was conned out of her fortune by a man she met on Twitter. What follows is a bizarre series of events comprising grand larceny, labour fraud and claims of coercive control that resulted in Melngailis becoming a runaway fugitive.
On the movie front, there’s thriller Windfall; a Hitchcockian drama produced by Netflix centered around a robbery gone wrong after billionaire tech couple interrupts a man breaking into their vacation home. Brimming with sharp wit and darkly comedic moments, we trust that this will be a film to remember—buoyed by performances of Hollywood veterans such as Jason Segel, Jesse Plemons and Lily Collins.
Below, the full list of our top streaming picks of the month.
1 / 8
Kim Jae-wook and Krystal Jung star in this kooky K-drama romance centering aloof math genius, Noh Go-Jin (Jae-wook) and his long-suffering assistant, Shin-a (Jung). Professional boundaries are tested when Shin-a is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour that causes her to express her true feelings over Noh Go-Jin’s mistreatment, granting a new dimension to their relationship that no one saw coming.
Watch Crazy Love on Disney+ from 7 March.
2 / 8
Fans of The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna are sure to enjoy this in-depth look into the life of disgraced celebrity restaurateur, Sarma Melngailis. The former owner and co-founder of Pure Food and Wine as well as One Lucky Duck committed criminal acts in an attempt to show her dedication to a con-man she met on Twitter, who promised to grant her pit-bull dog immortality amongst various other outlandish assurances.
Watch Bad Vegan on Netflix from 16 March.
3 / 8
Four aspiring stand-up comedians attempt to make it big in Paris, navigating the complications of motherhood, financial freedom and showmanship in a modern-age. Expect a series suffused with warmth and intelligent commentary as seen in the creator’s previous work, Call My Agent.
Watch Standing Up on Netflix from 18 March.
4 / 8
Issues centering social justice, capitalism and debt come into play in this feature film that encompasses a home robbery gone wrong. A rich tech billionaire couple is then held hostage as a mysterious man attempts to extort them of more money and assets.
Watch Windfall on Netflix from 18 March.
5 / 8
A rom-com that begins with the perfect con, well, multiple cons within. Featuring a dashing CEO (played by Ahn Hyo-seop) and his vivacious employee (played by Kim Se-jeong) as they enter a scam marriage where real feelings are set to blossom.
Business Proposal is now streaming on Netflix.
6 / 8
Bridgerton Season 2
The season of scandal is upon us once more. Bridgerton returns with a saucy new love story, this time led by Kate Sharma (Ashley Simone) and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), who is looking to find his love match this debutante season. Whether he’ll find it with Kate’s sister, Edwina, remains to be seen—much to Kate’s chagrin.
Watch Bridgerton on Netflix from 25 March.
7 / 8
Revered Korean historical fiction novel, Pachinko, has been adapted to an eight-episode series starring Lee Min-Ho, Anna Sawai and Min-Ha Kim; a heartbreaking tale detailing the trials and triumphs of an immigrant family after they’ve moved to Japan.
Watch Pachinko on Apple TV+ from 25 March.
8 / 8
Oscar Isaac is the enigmatic Moon Knight; a mercenary living with dissociative identity disorder that later becomes entangled with the will of an Egyptian God, serving as a vessel and conduit to its mysterious powers. Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel and May Calamawy also star.
Watch Moon Knight on Disney+ from 30 March.