SATURDAY October 3 - Pop! Weekend on SBS 2
1pm: PopAsia presents: The BIGBANG Alive Tour concert encore
3:40pm: Movie: Summer Wars
From Mamoru Hosoda, the visionary directory of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2007 Japanese Academy Award winner, Best Animated Feature), comes the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse! Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has -- until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literary. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new "family" set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this "near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction"
5:40pm: Vs. Arashi
Pop idol group Arashi challenge celebrity guest teams in a series of larger than life games on this hilarious variety show. Some of the games include: “Falling Pipe”, ”Cliff Climb”, and “Rolling Coin Tower” - what so they mean? You'll have to watch to find out. The show is always packed full of LOL moments.
6:40pm: PopAsia 101: Your Guide to Asian Pop
7:40pm: If You Are The One
With a viewing audience of up to 50 million per episode, this popular Chinese dating show is a cultural phenomenon. A lone male suitor has to impress a panel of 24 single women, who can then register their interest or disinterest in the man through the use of their podium lights. Popular host Meng Fei oversees the action in front of a large studio audience.
8:40pm: 20 Once Again (aka Miss Granny)
MengJun is a stubborn and cranky granny who falls into depression when she finds out that her family has decided to send her to a senior home. She restlessly walks around the neighborhood and comes across a photo studio where she dresses up and takes a photo for her eventual funeral. On her bus ride back home, she is startled to see that the 70-year old woman’s face is gone, replaced by a stunning face of a young woman! Embracing her newfound youth, MengJun changes her name and starts singing in her grandson's band (the grandson played by pop idol Luhan, former member of EXO-M) where she attracts the attention of a record producer and that's when the real fun begins.
20 ONCE AGAIN is a Chinese remake of the Korean smash hit comedy MISS GRANNY.
11:05pm: Space Dandy (double-eps)
From director Shinichiro Watanabe and the creative team behind cult classic COWBOY BEBOP comes SPACE DANDY - a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe.
12:05pm: Assassination Classroom (double-eps)
Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction - and collect a hefty reward. But they'd better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity! This anime series was adapted into a blockbuster live action film, which topped the Japanese box office on its release in March 2015.
1:00am: Movie: 20th Century Boys Pt. 2 (Jap)
Based on the award winning manga series created by Naoki Urasawa (Yawara; Monster), 20TH Century Boys Pt. 2 is the second instalment of the mind-blowing, three-part live-action adaptation of the epic sci-fi fantasy adventure originally inspired by the T. Rex song "20th Century Boy".
In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies. Years later in 1997, Kenji becomes a convenience store manager and leads a regular life after giving up his dreams to become a rock star. His boring life is suddenly turned upside down when his old classmate dies mysteriously and an entire family in the neighbourhood disappears. At the same time, a religious cult and its mysterious leader, Friend emerges and a strange chain of events duplicating exactly the events described in the Book of Prophecies follow. Is this the beginning of the end of the world? Who is Friend? (IMDb)