New Netflix Series “Midnight Asia” Explores Asian Nightlife

by | Jan 28, 2022 | Culture, Stories | 0 comments

“Midnight Asia: Eat Dance Dream,” a docuseries exploring the nightlife scene in Asia, just premiered on Netflix.

The six-part show documents nightlife in one city each episode: Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Bangkok, Taipei, and Manila. In each episode, producers go to different bars, nightclubs, and restaurants to document what a night out on the town there is like.

In the show’s first episode, the crew goes to Tokyo. They visit Department H, Tokyo’s longest-running fetish club, to explore the Japanese city’s underground scene. They also visit Sumiko Iwamuro (A.K.A. DJ Sumirock). At 86 years old, she holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s “Oldest Professional Club DJ.” She plays mainly techno and EDM, and has been at it for about eight years.

COVID-19 restrictions have forced potential partygoers to stay home and the series gives them an outlet to explore nightlife outside of their country. Described as a “Travel and Adventure Documentary,” the producers captured “the food, drink, music, and night owls who shine in the dark” of each city they document in the show.

Midnight Asia is now streaming on Netflix worldwide, though regional restrictions may apply. Anyone interested in learning more can watch the trailer here.

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