Singapore Social is a local reality show that premiered last Saturday on Netflix and locals condemned it for lack of authenticity among other shortcomings.
Although viewers have a love-hate relationship while watching the first season of the show, its got mocked in snarky and funny terms for featuring characters who do not even speak with a Singaporean accent and appear way beyond privileged.
@DarcelAnastasia tweeted that there are many issues with Singapore Social but her main gripe is why doesn’t anyone speak with a Singaporean accent.
So many issues with Singapore Social but my main one is this: Why isn't anyone talking with a Singaporean accent ???
— darcel (@DarcelAnastasia) November 22, 2019
@Prostalkr wrote that in all seriousness on Singapore Social, he is watching 15 minutes into the show but the amount of unacknowledged privilege is off the roof.
OK NO IN ALL SERIOUSNESS THOUGH WHAT IS SINGAPORE SOCIAL – i'm 15 mins in, the amount of unacknowledged privilege is off the roof – am i the only one feeling the same way about the show ?????
— KEAT(CH) CHEATING SPOUSE (@prostalkr) November 23, 2019
The author of the tweet also asked if anyone can relate to him about the show.
Ye gods. There's something on Netflix called #SingaporeSocial . 5 mins and I had enough of the most vacuous self-absorbed individuals ever to grace the screen. It's a collection of cliches.
— mirax (@miraxpath) November 23, 2019
Singapore Social is a Netflix original series, one of several debuting in Southeast Asia.
The reality TV series is about the lives of six Singaporeans, trying to make it big in their unique career paths.
The characters are Sukki Singapora, a burlesque dancer, Tabitha Nauser, a singer, Mae Tan, a fashion influencer, Vinny Sharp, a YouTuber, Nicole Ong, a blockchain entrepreneur and Paul Foster, a TV personality.
It is quite a representative sample.
The drama includes dancer Sukki giving Nicole the blockchain beef for tattooing her inner lip as though as if it was a socially treasonous act.
@SameerSadhu wrote that he was going to the gym but now, he is on the seventh episode.
I was going to go to the gym, but here we are…. episode 7
— Sameer Sadhu (@sameersadhu) November 24, 2019
@Dk wrote sarcastically that Singapore Social is bad, really really bad. Bad to the point that everyone in Singapore should watch it.
Wow. Singapore Social is bad. Really really bad. So bad that everyone in Singapore should watch.
— Darryl Kang (@dk) November 23, 2019