TV Guide for March 2021: Teenage Textbook: The Series, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and more

Marcus Goh
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Teenage Textbook - The Series (PHOTO: Mediacorp)
Chris Mak in Teenage Textbook: The Series. (PHOTO: Mediacorp)

Every month, we’ll tell you about new shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. We’ll also highlight the television shows that you’ve got to be home (or on your phone) to catch every month.

Zack Snyder's Justice League (PHOTO: HBO)
Zack Snyder's Justice League (PHOTO: HBO)

Overview of March's shows

March sees the beginning of the streaming battles, with Disney+'s The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, HBO GO's Justice League, BBC First's Stath Lets Flats, and even meWATCH tossing in Mind Jumpers into the mix, along with the usual plethora of shows from Netflix and Viu. Superhero fans will be glad to know that we'll also be seeing the Season 7 premiere of The Flash on Warner TV this month. But if you're a diehard Korean drama addict, you can get your fix with Summer Guys and Great Real Estate on Viu too. And on the local front, The Teenage Textbook sees a a television adaptation hitting screens on Channel 5. It's a superheroic streaming month for sure!

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (PHOTO: DIsney+)
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (PHOTO: DIsney+)

Teenage Textbook — The Series (2 Mar, Tuesdays 9.30pm)
Channel 5

Based on The Teenage Textbook, this new adaptation of the humorous novel follows the life of Mui Ee (Tan Yi Xin) as she navigates her teenhood in polytechnic. However, life isn't as straightforward as she would like it to be, especially with parents like hers. Also stars Gavin Teo, Chris Mak, Tay Ping Hui, Keagan Kang, Amy Cheng, Darren Lim, with a cameo by Randall Tan.

If you were a fan of the novel, then you might have noticed that the setting is a little different from the original's JC setting — which probably opens the door for more collaborations with fashion brands. It's not just the setting though, as this new series sprinkles in new characters, new storylines, and new conflicts. It's a gamble to stray so far from the source material, and we'll see if it pays off. As a fan, I certainly hope that it does!

The Flash (Season 7) (3 Mar, Wednesdays 9pm)
Warner TV (Singtel Ch 306; Starhub Ch 515)

The seventh season of The Flash sees Team Flash scrambling to save Iris (Candice Patton) from an alternate "mirror dimension" even as Barry (Grant Gustin) deals with his dwindling speed. But even if they manage to defeat Mirror Master, it remains to be seen if they can undo the damage that has been done. They'll face new metas, new dangers, and a sinister new threat this season.

Thanks to the pandemic, Season 6 was truncated, which means that Season 7's first few episodes will be devoted to wrapping the storyline and primary villain of the second half of Season 6. Details of Season 7's primary villains are scant at this point, but the "Graphic Novel" style used to split up the seasons into two halves worked well in Season 6, so hopefully it'll keep up the tempo of a (probably longer) Season 7. But producers have hinted that Season 7 may not be divided as cleanly into two halves, so The Flash might surprise us yet!

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier (19 Mar)
Disney+

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier sees Sam (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) teaming up on a mission that takes them all over the world, even as they learn how to work with each other. But it looks like it won't just be their patience that will be pushed to its limits, because Zemo (Daniel Brühl) lurks in the shadows. Fortunately, they have allies in the form of Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) and John Walker (Wyatt Russell).

Like everyone else, the question on my mind is — didn't Bucky adopt the White Wolf moniker already? Why is he going by Winter Soldier again? In any case, the testosterone laden trailer promises us a series that's full of action, and decidedly different from WandaVision. Here's hoping that we see Captain America at some point in the series, too.

Zack Snyder's Justice League (18 Mar)
HBO GO

This new version of Justice League by Zack Snyder sees Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) teaming up to save the world from an unprecedented threat of cosmic proportions. But their greatest challenge may lie within, rather than without.

This epic, darker version of Justice League teases all the rumours we had heard about the Snyder Cut of the film, and is truly a product of our times, with so many fan petitions to see this version instead of the one that hit cinemas. It's going to be a whopping four-hour long movie though. But it looks like we're going to get to see Darkseid, Lex Luthor, and the Joker, so it's definitely worth it.

The Irregulars (26 Mar)
Netflix

Supernatural crimes plague 19th-century London, and it's up to a group of teenager misfits to solve them — the Irregulars. Working at the behest of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) and Dr Watson (Royce Pierreson), these teens solve crimes and Holmes takes the credit for them. London will never be the same again. Also stars Thaddea Graham, Darci Shaw, Jojo Macari, McKell David, and Harrison Osterfield.

Although the premise looks like it'll be a horror series, there also seems like there'll be a heavy comedy element as well, since the Irregulars don't get to enjoy the credit for their work. Executive producer Tom Bidwell has commented on how this series was born from a version of the classic detective where he's a drug addict and delinquent while a group of kids solve cases, so you never know. In any case, the children are inspired by the Baker Street Irregulars, a network of street boys that Holmes used to gather information in the stories.

Terrestrial

Channel 5

Teenage Textbook — The Series (2 Mar, Tuesdays 9.30pm)

Channel 8

CTRL (1 Mar, Mondays to Fridays 9pm)

Suria

Hasrat Tersirat (2 Mar, Mondays 7pm)

Dapur Bujang (Season 7) (7 Mar, Sundays 10.30pm)

Gotong-Royong (Season 2) (10 Mar, Wednesdays 9pm)

Cable

tvN (Singtel Ch518, 619; Starhub Ch 824)

Her Private Life (2 Mar, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.15pm)

Mouse (4 Mar, Thursday and Fridays 9.15pm)

Unexpected Business (6 Mar) (Saturdays 9.15pm)

BBC First (Starhub Ch 502)

Talking Heads (5 Mar, Friday)

Hear Her (8 Mar, Monday)

The Salisbury Poisonings (19 Mar, Friday)

Death in Paradise (Season 10) (25 Mar, Friday)

BBC Earth (Starhub Ch 407)

Coast New Zealand (10 March, Wednesdays 9pm)

Life Below Zero (Season 8) (15 Mar, Mondays 9.55pm)

World's Deadliest Weather (Season 4) (19 Mar, Fridays 9.50pm)

BBC Lifestyle (Ch 432)

Bake Off: The Professionals (Season 3) (17 Mar, Wednesdays 7.30pm)

Undercover Boss USA (Season 10) (18 Mar, Thursdays 9.20pm)

Eat Well For Less (Season 7) (26 Mar, Fridays 9.20pm)

CBeebies (Starhub Ch 303)

Andy's Aquatic Adventures (Season 2) (1 Mar, Mondays 8pm)

Warner TV (Singtel Ch 306; Starhub Ch 515)

The Flash (Season 7) (3 Mar, Wednesdays 9pm)

HBO (Singtel Ch 420; Starhub Ch 601)

Charm City Kings (9 Mar, Tuesdays 9pm)

National Geographic (Singtel Ch 201; Starhub Ch 411)

Genius: Aretha (22 Mar, Mondays to Thursdays 9am & 9pm)

Race to the Center of the Earth (30 Mar, Tuesday 10am & 10pm)

FX (Singtel Ch 310)

Manhunt Deadly Game (12 Mar, Fridays 10pm)

FOX Life (Singtel Ch 301)

63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (15 Mar, Monday 9am & 8pm)

The Voice (2 Mar, Tuesdays 8pm)

Worst Bakers in America (Season 20 (22 Mar, Mondays to Fridays 7.05pm)

Streaming

Disney+

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (19 Mar)

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (26 Mar)

Netflix

Pokemon Journeys: The Series (1 Mar)

Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell (1 Mar)

The Bold Type (Season 3) (1 Mar)

Word Party (Season 5) (2 Mar)

Moxie (movie) (3 Mar)

Murder Among The Mormons (3 Mar)

Pacific Rim: The Black (4 Mar)

Sentinelle (movie) (5 Mar)

Bombay Rose (movie) (8 Mar)

Starbeam (Season 3) (9 Mar)

Marriage Or Mortage (10 Mar)

Love Alarm (Season 2) (12 Mar)

Yes Day (movie) (12 Mar)

Paradise PD (Season 3) (12 Mar)

The One (12 Mar)

Zero Chill (15 Mar)

Waffles + Mochi (16 Mar)

Under Suspicious: Uncovering The Wesphael Case (17 Mar)

B: The Beginning Succession (18 Mar)

Formula 1: Drive To Survive (Season 3) (19 Mar)

Navillera (22 Mar)

Seaspiracy (24 Mar)

Who Killed Sara? (24 Mar)

Nailed It!: Double Trouble (24 Mar)

DOTA: Dragon's Blood (25 Mar)

The Irregulars (26 Mar)

Haunted: Latin America (31 Mar)

BBC Brit

Stath Lets Flats (Season 2) (1 Mar)

meWATCH

Mind Jumper

Viu

Mouse (4 Mar)

Samjin (5 Mar)

Deliver Us From Evil (13 Mar)

HIStory 4 (14 Mar)

Summer Guys (30 Mar)

HBO GO

Genera+ion (11 Mar)

Zack Snyder's Justice League (18 Mar)

The Irregulars (PHOTO: Netflix)
The Irregulars (PHOTO: Netflix)

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