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Upcoming Shows On “Manbang,” North Korea’s Version of Netflix

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Netflix & Starve?

Best Korea is set to debut its very own video-on-demand service called “Manbang,” which translates to “everywhere” in Korean.

From Yahoo Finance:

While North Korea bills the device as “Netflix for North Koreans,” it’s merely another extension of that country’s internal propaganda. Manbang’s offerings couldn’t be further from Netflix, which has become a portal for not only feature films and popular TV shows but also original content.

According to, the set-top box has two primary features: replaying documentary films about Kim Jong Un and his leadership and providing language-learning resources — for Russian and English. Users can search for programs by typing the title or browsing through categories, which may be the only feature that it shares with Netflix.

“Merely another extension of that country’s internal propaganda.” Pssshht. That statement couldn’t be further from the truth. I mean, check out this awesome lineup of binge-worthy shows.

Sons of Conformity

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Synopsis: Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un rides motorbikes fast with hairy men but not too fast always obey speed limitations or your family go to work camp.

Arrested Development

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Synopsis: Disobedient white family goes to Prison Camp to develop into good citizens. No hijinks of any kind.

No Chance U

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Synopsis: Foolish Americans try to tackle Almighty in plastic armor but he jukes too good no football for you back to work camp.

Master of All

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Synopsis: Indomitable Ruler romances happy female acquaintances while indulging in coffee and food luxuries supplied by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Unbreakable Kimmy Jong

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Synopsis: Invincible Leader crushes Western opposition and also dances merrily in inclement weather with platonic homosexual African acquaintance.

It seems things are finally looking up for the Hermit Kingdom’s entertainment industry.

[via Yahoo Finance]

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Alex Buscemi

AKA Boosh. Former high school back-up wide receiver. Author of two pretty successful Reddit comments. Recent grad from the University of South Carolina.

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