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BURO TV Guide April: 'Our Blues', 'Death on the Nile', 'Roar' and more

BURO TV Guide April: 'Our Blues', 'Death on the Nile', 'Roar' and more

Your monthly streaming guide

Text: Adelina Tan

Murder mysteries, stories by and about women, a slice-of-life Korean drama, and more

This month, take a seat at Ronny Chieng’s latest stand-up comedy show; experience the ups and downs of small-town living on Jeju Island; travel back in time to solve a high-society murder on the Nile; tackle the modern-day challenges of being a woman; celebrate Earth Day by discovering more about our natural world… there’s lots to keep you entertained.

Colossal Machines

When and where: From 4 April 2022, 9am on National Geographic (Astro CH 551)

Watch if: You’ve always wanted to know how big, complicated machines work

It takes extreme feats of engineering to get massive machines up and running. This series ‘strips down’ the design of some of the world’s most unique colossal machines, using CGI and expert insights, to reveal their mechanical and engineering secrets—from mammoth aircraft carriers to sub-zero snow plows.

Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy

When and where: 5 April 2022 on Netflix

Watch if: You like stand-up comedy that doubles up as social commentary

Following Ronny Chieng’s highly acclaimed debut Netflix stand-up comedy special, he’s back for a live performance in the intimate setting of New York City’s Chinese Tuxedo bar and restaurant. With his unique blend of intelligence, rage and physicality, Ronny shares his rage at online critics, gratitude for nerds, bewilderment with irrational skeptics, and unique cure for racism.

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Death on the Nile

When and where: 6 April 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar

Watch if: You’re a fan of Agatha Christie or vintage, high-society glamour

When a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short, Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids in the 1930s, this star-studded tale of love gone wrong (featuring A-list names including Kenneth Branagh and Gal Gadot) will keep you guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

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Our Blues

When and where: From 9 April 2022 on Netflix

Watch if: Stories about life and living in a small town warm your heart

Experience the sweetness and bitterness of romance—and the ups and downs of life—through multiple stories about people who live and work on bustling Jeju Island. Though their each at different stages of lfe, their stories intertwine and reveal the ties that bind a community.

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Roar

When and where: 15 April 2022 on Apple TV+

Watch if: Stories by and about women inspire you

Based on Cecilia Ahern’s short story collection of the same name, Roar is a darkly comedic anthology of stories told through eight women’s eyes. With a star-studded cast including Nicole Kidman and Cynthia Erivo, this highly anticipated series spans genres from magical realism to psychological horror to depict the struggles of being a woman in modern society.

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Earth Day Special

When and where: 22 April 2022 on BBC Earth (Unifi TV channel 501, BBC Player & Astro channel 554)

Watch if: Wildlife and conservation are topics you’re passionate about

Immerse yourself in the natural world on Earth Day by tuning into this one-day special on BBC Earth. The adventure starts with Eden: Untamed Planet, where award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter takes you on a journey to the last remaining untouched lands where life exists as nature intended. Next up, The Green Planet series with Sir David Attenborough offers a glimpse into the secret, unseen lives of plants with new stories, never-seen-before animal behaviours, and surprising heroes. It’s followed by the premier of The Green Planet: The Making Of, a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making a documentary of this scale with the latest technology.

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Shining Girls

When and where: 29 April 2022 on Apple TV+

Watch if: You’re captivated by mind-bending thrillers with incredibly nuanced characters

Emmy Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss produces and stars in this metaphysical thriller about a Chicago newspaper archivist who learns that a recent murder mirrors her own traumatic assault. She partners with a seasoned yet troubled reporter to uncover the attacker’s identity, confront her past and understand her ever-changing present.

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Soundtrack #1

When and where: From 23 March 2022 on Disney+ Hotstar

Watch if: You love music and exploring what turns friendship into romance

Struggling songwriter Eunsoo (Han Sohee) and her best friend of 19 years, Sunwoo (Park Hyungsik), end up unexpectedly living together and sharing their stories in an attempt to finish writing a song. Unbeknownst to Eunsoo, Sunwoo has kept quiet about his love for her out of the fear of ruining their friendship and losing her forever. The pressure of spending so much time together forces them to confront their unspoken feelings and tread the fine line between friendship and romance.

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Find more shows to watch in March's BURO TV Guide