8 Korean dramas and movies to accompany you through the festive season to end off 2018

Nothing much to do this festive season? Fret not, we’re here to bring you a specially curated list of dramas you can watch to accompany you to end the year with a bang alongside the hottest stars on Viu. 

1. Encounter (previously known as Boyfriend)
Available on Viu, every Thu & Fri, 4 hours after Korea!

Starring: Park Bo Gum, Song Hye Kyo
Synopsis: Cha Soo Hyun (Song Hye Kyo), the daughter of an influential politician, divorces from her wealthy husband, to free herself from her burdens. She travels to Cuba to escape from her stresses and meets Kim Jin Hyuk (Park Bo Gum), a free-spirited man, who helps her after an unfortunate incident. Their lives start to intertwine upon their return to Korea where they fall in love, where this fateful romance also causes devastation in their lives. The series is helmed by heavyweights Yoo Young Ah (Entertainer) and Kim Yoon Chul (Jealousy Incarnate) as screenwriter and director, respectively.

2. Clean with Passion for Now
Available on Viu, every Tue & Wed

Starring: Kim Yoo Jung, Yoon Kyun Sang, Song Jae Rim
Synopsis: Based on the eponymous webtoon, Jang Sun Gyeol (Yoon Kyun Sang) has a fear of germs and owns a cleaning company. He meets Gil Oh Sol (Kim Yoo Jung), a job seeker with a bright personality, who gets hired at his company. Oh Sol helps Sun Gyeol overcome his phobia and sparks fly between them. With a 12-year age gap between the two leads, fans can look forward to their chemistry in this romantic comedy!

3. It’s My Life
Available on Viu every Tue-Sat

Starring: Park Yoon Jae, Seo Hyo Rim
Synopsis: This family melodrama follows the story of a young man, Yang Nam Jin (Park Yoon Jae) from the countryside who decides to take matters into his own hands to change his future. Han Seung Joo (Seo Hyo Rim) is a fashion designer from a wealthy class. The two meet and become entangled in each other’s lives.

4. Sky Castle
Available on Viu every Sat & Sun

Starring: Yum Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran, Yoon Se Ah, Oh Na Ra, Choi Won Young, Jo Jae Yoon, Kim Byung Chul
Synopsis: Sky Castle follows the lives of four women who live in a fancy skyscraper, where only the richest, top 0.1% of society lives. They do what they can to make their husbands more successful and bring their children up as princes and princesses. This satirical comedy depicts the sorrows and drama of ambitious rich housewives who also are top university graduates. In a matter of six episodes, viewership ratings for the show skyrocketed from 1.727% to 8.934%, which is remarkable for a cable drama.

5. A Pledge to God
Available on Viu every Sun

Starring: Han Chae Young, Bae Soo Bin, Oh Yoon Ah, Lee Chun Hee
Synopsis: Seo Ji Young (Han Chae Young) is an anchorwoman and a talk show host whereas Kim Jae Wook (Bae Soo Bin) is the heir to an architecture firm. Both are fiercely devoted to their children and are willing to put everything on their line for their families. A Pledge to God tells the story of two married couples who would push ethics and morals aside and do whatever it takes to save their children.

6. Less Than Evil
Available on Viu every Tue & Wed

Starring: Shin Ha Kyun, Lee Seol, Baro
Synopsis: Woo Tae Seok (Shin Ha Kyun) is a lonely and bitter veteran detective whose actions causes controversy as it teeters on the line between good and evil. He runs into a female psychopath, Eun Sun Jae (Lee Seol) but is unable to arrest her due to a lack of evidence. Circumstances change, and she eventually decides to help Tae Seok solve his other cases.

7. The Accidental Detective 2: In Action
Available on Viu from 15 Dec

Starring: Sung Dong Il, Kwon Sang Woo, Lee Kwang Soo
Synopsis: Kang Dae Man (Kwon Sang Woo), the owner of a comic book store and Noh Tae Soo (Sung Dong Il), a homicide detective, open a private detective agency. They soon find themselves solving trivial cases such as those involving unpaid debts and missing cats. When a pregnant fiancée hires them to investigate the death of her betrothed, the duo enlists the help of genius and small-time online private eye, Yeo Chi (Lee Kwang Soo), they start to realise that this seemingly straightforward case is not as it seems.

8. Sunset in My Hometown
Available on Viu from 22 Dec 

Starring: Kim Go Eun, Park Jung Min
Synopsis: Hak Soo (Park Jung Min) is an aspiring rapper who has failed multiple times in getting through to the final preliminary round of a popular rapper audition program. He receives an unexpected call from his hometown and is told that his long-estranged father is hospitalised after suffering a stroke. There, he encounters people from his past whom he does not want to remember. When Hak Soo gets involved in a series of unexpected incidents, he gets stranded for a while in the town.

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Huge shoutout to Viu for sending the above information to us!


Words: Avier Tan
Photos: Viu

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