The Bizarro World of Indonesia’s Sinetron

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Heavy makeup, overdramatic acting, bizarre encounters with demi-gods and ghosts. What else could those words describe except for another episode on an Indonesian soap opera, otherwise known as sinetron?

If you have never sat through one of these shows, you’re not alone. However, millions of Indonesians from the rich to the poor enjoy these highly stylized and fantastical stories to break the monotony of life.

Sacha Stevenson goes a step further and makes a parody with all the bells and whistles. Watch below and let us know what you think of the world of Indonesian sinetron.

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