Expats Soundtrack. The series delves into the opulent, yet complex, world of foreign residents in Hong Kong. At its heart lies a web of interconnected stories, where the vibrant tapestry of expat life masks anxieties, secrets, and hidden desires. Three women, each on vastly different paths, find their lives intricately entangled after a seemingly innocuous encounter.
Songs from Episode 1 – S01E01 – The Peak
- Beautiful Escape – Tom Misch & Zak Abel
- I Can’t Help Thinking Of You – Variety Lab
- Eat This City – Thunderbirds Are Now!
- Santa Fe – Beirut
- Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games – of Montreal
- Tilt A-Whirl – Trapper Schoepp
- Heart Of Glass – Blondie
- Not Defined by Tragedy – Alex Weston
- Don’t Draw Jesus – Alex Weston
Songs from Episode 2 – S01E02 – Mongkok
- Lady (Hear Me Tonight) – Modjo
- I Want It All – Jules Larson
- It Must Be Love – Robin S
- My Love – Tobias Gebb
- Red Glare – Death Valley Girls
- I Had A Girl – Ray Zeiner
- Tou Hao Fen Si – Karen Mok
Our first brief look goes through Kate, a seemingly ordinary housewife yearning for normalcy after leaving her CIA past behind. But this veneer is shattered when a new expat couple arrives, triggering a chilling suspicion – are they connected to her previous life? Kate embarks on a clandestine investigation, unraveling a dangerous game of deception that threatens to tear apart her carefully constructed reality.
Meanwhile, Mercy, a young social media influencer, faces a different kind of struggle. Craving the glamorous facade of expat life, she navigates the treacherous waters of online fame and belonging. But lurking beneath the carefully curated feed lies a darkness, an emptiness that social media accolades can’t fill. Thrust into an unexpected crisis, Mercy is forced to confront the fragility of her online persona and the real cost of her desperate climb for recognition.
Rounding out the trio is Luna, a seasoned expatriate navigating the emotional turbulence of aging and loneliness. Facing the imminent closure of her beloved expat haven, Luna grapples with the fear of being cast aside, of losing the community that has become her anchor. Yet, through this internal struggle, she reveals a strength and resilience honed by years of adaptation, reminding us that life, even in its twilight years, holds the potential for profound connection and unexpected reinvention.
As their paths collide, secrets come to light, alliances shift, and betrayals surface. The seemingly idyllic expat life crumbles under the weight of hidden agendas and personal demons. Yet, amidst the chaos, there are sparks of genuine connection, moments of tenderness and shared vulnerability that reveal the human yearning for belonging, no matter the distance from home.
Cast of Expats:
Nicole Kidman as Margaret, Ji-young Yoo as Mercy, Jack Huston as David Starr, Sarayu Blue as Hilary Starr, Brian Tee as Clarke, Bonde Sham as Charly, Flora Chan as Olive, Ruby Ruiz as Essie, Will Or
With its intricate portrayal of personal journeys against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s vibrant energy, Expats is a captivating exploration of the complex tapestry of identity, longing, and resilience that defines the lives of those who choose to build a home away from home.