Review: Amazon drama ‘Expats’ paints Hong Kong in vivid, often uncomfortable, color

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LONDON: Before “Expats” had even been seen, the show became mired in controversy — not just because of star Nicole Kidman’s exemption from COVID-19 quarantine protocols when travelling to Hong Kong to film the miniseries, but also for its portrayal of the 2014 Umbrella protests which took place in the city, and criticism of its focus on expatriate life during a period of social and political upheaval for the local population.

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