A portion of Singaporeans who grew up in the 1980s have an irrational morbid fear of butterflies thanks to one story in the classic Channel 8 drama series Mystery 1, aka Mi Li Ye 1.
In the short story, 14-year-old girl Xiao Die and her father are attacked by a swarm of butterflies in Africa, causing them to suffer accelerated ageing. He dies overnight while Xiao Die, who was stung once, ages four years instantaneously.
It's supposed to be an ill-fated love story between the leads — played by then-idols Madeline Chu and Wang Yuqing — but it unknowingly traumatised a generation of young Singapore kids instead.
Well, consider this advanced notice: keep the kids away when Mystery 1 starts streaming on Netflix. To celebrate National Day, 106 Singapore-made TV series and movies will be released in August to October.
This includes retro hits such as Channel 5 series Growing Up Seasons 1 to 3, as well as highlights from Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, Under One Roof, and The Noose. Channel 8 series Mystery 1 and its sequel, The Unbeatables I and its two sequels, Hainan Kopi Tales, and Tofu Street are arriving on the platform, too.
Not to forget homegrown movies like Homerun, Liang Po Po The Movie, Sayang Disayang, and Gurushetram — 24 Hours Of Anger.
Here's the full list and their release dates:
Ah Boys to Men II, Bring Back The Dead, Singapore Dreaming, Old Cow Vs Tender Grass, King of Mahjong, Where Got Ghost, Meeting The Giant, Just Follow Law, Love Cuts, Love Matters, The Maid, It's A Great Great World, Perfect Rivals, The Best Bet, I Not Stupid Too, Dance Dance Dragon, The Wedding Diary, Ghost Child, The Ghost Must Be Crazy, Homerun, I Not Stupid, 12 Lotus, I Do I Do, Rubbers, The Leap Years, Forever, Ilo Ilo, Already Famous, Wanton Mee, Banting, 12 Storeys, Kallang Roar the Movie, 3 Peas in a Pod, Be With Me, Sayang Disayang, 881, Kidnapper, Gone Shopping, 18 Grams Of LoveSayang Disayang. PHOTO: Netflix
Sandcastle, My Magic, Mee Pok Man, Money No Enough, Money No Enough Too, Gurushetram - 24 Hours Of Anger, The Teenage Textbook Movie, The Tree, Liang Po Po The Movie, In The Room, Two Boys And A Mermaid, Taxi Taxi, Ah Long Pte Ltd, The Songs We Sang, Tatsumi, The Truth About Jane and Sam, Growing Up, The Price of Peace, Bunga Tanjong, Teochew family, The Wedding Game, Vijayanthi, The Matchmaker's Match (Telemovie), Best of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd
To Madam With Love, Santa The Happy Ghost, Best of Don't Worry Be Happy, Somewhere In Time, Spirit On Wheels
The Unbeatables I, The Unbeatables II, Unbeatables III, Best of Under One Roof, The Best of The Noose, Growing Up Season 2, Growing Up Season 3The Noose. PHOTO: Netflix
Vettai S1, Best of Right Frequency, Immortal Love, Just In Singapore, Mystery I, Hainan Kopi Tales, Metamorphosis, Morning Express I, The Legend Ji GongVettai. PHOTO: Netflix
Aduh Bibikku Sr 1, Aduh Bibikku Sr 2, Return of the Condor Heroes, The Champion, Stepping Out, Vettai S2, Morning Express II, Mystery II
Vettai S3, The Legendary Swordsman, The New Adventures Of Wisely, The Oath, The Return of Royal Monk, The Guest People, The Royal Monk, The Golden Pillow
The Witty Advisor, Wild Orchids, Vive La Famile, Zero to Hero, Tofu Street, Beautiful Connection
*This list was updated on July 29 at 3.40pm following changes sent by Netflix.Madeline Chu in Mystery 1. PHOTO: Screengrab from meWATCH