THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST, FROM THE SILVER SCREEN TO THE SMALL SCREEN: 9 K-dramas to binge-watch on Viu
March 26, 2020 08:52 AM
Take advantage of the day at home and educate yourself on the winning cinematic styles of our East Asian neighbors. Laugh and cry, shriek and howl - feel the whole range of emotions as you get your fill of comedy, romance, fantasy and thrillers with these new, exciting shows on VIU.
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The movie that redefined Southeast Asian Cinema, Parasite is a South Korean black comedy-thriller, co-written and directed by Bong Joon-ho. It follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy host. To get in, they pose as unrelated, highly qualified individuals, and what unfolds is an incredible story of wit that offers deep insight into the country’s social divide. Since making its debut, Parasite has garnered numerous accolades, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy awards. It made history by becoming the first film in a foreign language to win Best Picture.
Dr. Romantic 2
Cha Eun-Jae – a second year fellow studying surgery –is smart and confident, and has never experienced failure in her life. Seo Woo-jin, another fellow in surgery, while incredibly skilled and talented, is cynical and doesn’t believe in happiness. The two are made to work at the clinic Doldam where they meet a peculiar doctor Boo Yong-Joo, who goes by the name “Teacher Kim.” And through this self-proclaimed “Dr. Romantic,” they discover a deeper meaning into their lives and what it means to be truly human.
When the Weather is Fine
Hye-Won is an ordinary woman with good character. She has played the cello since she was a child, and it has become her armor, protecting her from being emotionally hurt by others. This has also led her to become very isolated and distrustful of others. Tired of her life in Seoul, she decides to back to her hometown Bookhyun Village. Here, she meets Eun-Seob, who runs the bookshop, Goodnight Bookstore. It’s a serendipitous meeting of hearts as both their lives begin to change after crossing paths.
A Piece of Your Mind
Moon Ha Won is an innovative AI programmer and the well-respected founder of the M&H Company. And though he’s boss, he’s a man with a good heart. Han Seo-Woo, on the other hand, is a classical music recording engineer of equally charming demeanor and positivity, despite having no family or no home. When they meet, they soon discover that two different halves really can make a whole.
THRILL OF A LIFETIME
Tale of Nokdu
Jeon Nok-Du lives on an island with his father and older brother, and has never ventured out to the mainland. One day, his family is attacked by a group of female assassins, and Jeon Nok-Du pursues them to the capital. And it is here that he meets the mysterious Dong Dong-Ju, who attempts to kill the King. Is she a gisaeng or an assassin, he doesn’t know, but he’s soon to find out.
Man to Man
Celebrity Yeo Woon-gwangis in need of a bodyguard and hires Kim Seol-woo, a handsome and mysterious fellow who has many talents. Unbeknownst to Woon-gwang, Seol-Weoo is a NIS black ops agent who has his own agenda and is only using his job as a bodyguard as a cover to achieve his goals.
A FANTASTIC TWIST OF FATE
Angels Last Mission
Lee YeonSeo is a talented ballerina who’s soon to make it big. But her arrogance and cynicism makes her unable to love, especially now that she has become an heiress to her family’s fortune. Kim Danis a mischievous angel, banished from heaven, who has one last chance to get back into God’s good graces. And his mission – to find true love for the cold-hearted YeonSeo. Will he succeed or will he find himself falling again?
Dong Baek has an extraordinary ability – he can peer into the memories of whomever he touches. Thanks to his supernatural powers, he builds a reputation as a superstar detective and is fervently revered worldwide. While talented, he is hardheaded and a handful, becoming a bit of headache to his comrades. Han Sun Mi, on the other hand, at just 20 years old, is a fast-rising genius profiler, having solved five cold cases that even a detective with supernatural powers cannot do. Together, the power duo must solve the biggest case of their lives – finding the serial killer whose abilities transcend theirs combined.
Meow Secret Boy
Sol-A works for a graphic design company, but has dreams of becoming a webcomic artist. One day, she takes home a cat, Hong-Jo. What she doesn’t know, however, is that he is no ordinary cat - he transform into a human being.