Holiday Hits: 9 Must-Watch Korean Movies And Series

December 16, 2019 05:35 PM

The holidays are here, and with the Christmas break just around the corner, it’s time to slow down and get cozy on the couch, binge-watching all the K-drama series and movies you’ve always wanted to catch up on on VIU. From rom-coms to action flicks and even full suspense thrillers, here are some of our picks for your next movie night in.

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Extraordinary You

Eun Dan-O hails from a very wealthy family and attends a prestigious school. One day she discovers that she and everyone else in school are actually characters in a comic book, titled Secret. She unfortunately is a minor character who suffers from a heart condition, and is expected to be written off with an untimely death. Not satisfied with this fate, she decides to forge her own destiny by changing the plot and finding her own true love.

Touch Your Heart

Top actress Oh Jin-shim, who goes by the stage name, Oh Yoon-seo, finds herself in the middle of scandal, which damages her career and leaves her jobless for two years. Needless to say, a lot is riding on her next big role for an upcoming television series. In order to secure it, she agrees to get experience at a law firm, working as a secretary for a lawyer named Kwon Jung-rok.

Melting Me Softly

Ma Dong-Chan is a PD, who works on a popular variety show. He and other participants take part in the show’s 24-hour freezing people project. But instead of waking up a day later, they find that 20 years have passed. Ma Dong-Chan’s appearance has remained the same as when he was frozen, but his parents, younger brother, girlfriend, and co-workers have all aged significantly. Ma Dong-Chan – along with the others – now have to keep their average core body temperature at 33°C in order to survive.

Diary of a Prosecutor
Premieres December 19 in Korea

"Inside Stories of Prosecutors" depicts the everyday lives of prosecutors who work like salarymen. Lee Sun-Woong works as a prosecutor in the district office in Jinyoung. He seems relaxed and doesn't appear to have a desire to succeed. Cha Myung-Joo, on the other hand, is an elite prosecutor on the fast track in the Central District Prosecutor's Office in Seoul. One day, she is suddenly transferred to the district public prosecutor's office in Jin, which leads to many unexpected events in both her life and career.

Black Dog
Premieres December 16 in Korea

Ko Ha-Neul has always dreamed of becoming a teacher, ever since she was a little kid and was inspired by one of her own tutors. Now, as Ko Ha-Neul begins work as a temporary teacher at a private high school, she finds herself discovering that the role takes more than just passion and talent as she has to overcome all the obstacles thrown on her on the daily.

Jung Hae In’s Walk-cumentary

Actor Jung Hai In is the producer of a documentary, and is fulfilling his lifelong dream of hosting his version of the documentary, Backpack Travels. For his first trip, he heads to New York Ciy. There, in the Big Apple, he explores the different hotspots and is joined by fellow actors, Eun Jong Gun and Lim Hyun Soon.

Because I Want to Talk

Lee Dong Wook is an actor loved for his honesty and sincerity, and has secretly been dreaming to be a host of a talk show. Finally, he has the opportunity to make it happen! Comedian Jang Do Yeon joins Dong Wook, enlivening the show with her great sense of humor, as well as Anchor Jo Jung Sik.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

After barely surviving a violent attack by an elusive serial killer, crime boss Jang Dong-su finds himself forming an unlikely partnership with local detective Jung Tae-seok to catch the sadistic killer simply known as "K."


Driven by his dream of becoming rich one day, Il-Hyun heads off to work as a stock broker at a local firm. Along the way, he meets Beonhopyo, a stock market scammer, who gets Il-Hyun caught up in a dangerous scheme. Meanwhile, Han Ji-Cheol, who works for the Financial Supervisory Service, is close to catching Beonhopyo, but then senses something suspicious with Il-Hyun as well.

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