What’s more, Viu brings you the latest must-watch shows, including the nowshowing Come Back Alive (starring Rain, Lee Min Jung) and the upcoming Entertainer (starring Ji Sung, Hyeri of Girl’s Day).
Also not to be missed in April are two new shows! If you're a huge K-pop fan, make sure you catch new music variety show Fantastic Duo (featuring top artistes such as Taeyang of BIGBANG, EXO, and many more) that's already creating a stir with its interactive idol-fan duet format, as well as upcoming drama, Entertainer (starring Ji Sung, Hyeri of Girl’s Day). These shows are premiering on Viu on 18 April and 21 April respectively.
Viu is an OTT multi-screen video service where the latest Korean dramas and variety shows are available as fast as 8 hours after the episode premieres in South Korea, with English and Chinese subtitles. It also offers download-to-stream capability and personalized multi-device synchronization for a seamless viewing experience. Offering viewers the latest shows, Viu has an exclusive head-start window to 95% of the latest dramas from the four big Korean broadcasters – SBS, KBS, MBC and CJ E&M. April is shaping up to be an exciting month, we say!
Descendants – A Three-Part Special
Premiering in Korea from 20 – 22 April, showing on Viu from 21 April onward
Starring Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won, Onew
In this three-part special, the special broadcast will feature behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the drama as well as an epilogue that gives fans a glimpse of the future between lead onscreen couple Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. Viewers will be able to catch the final episodes and the three-part special on Viu as fast as eight hours after it premieres in South Korea, as well as past episodes of the drama. Descendants of the Sun is currently the most-watched drama on Viu with more than 60% of its viewers tuning in to the show in March.
Top shows on Viu in April
1. The Royal Gambler
Currently showing; 24 episodes
Starring Jang Geun Suk, Yeo Jin Goo, Lim Ji Yeon
Born of royalty but living the life of a peasant, the unfortunate prince Dae Gil (Jang Geun Suk) lives a life of resentment, and is also the best gambler of the Joseon era. With his life, he makes a bet with his brother King Yeong Jo (Yeo Jin Goo) for the kingdom of Joseon, which becomes a bet that will change their lives forever.
2. Marriage Contract
Currently showing; 16 episodes
Starring Uee, Lee Seo Jin
Kang Hye Soo (Uee) is a young woman who loses her husband in a tragic accident, and is left to single-handedly raise their daughter. She then finds out that she has an inoperable brain tumour. Left with a few months to live, she gets into a contract marriage with Han Ji Hoon (Lee Seo Jin) to ensure that her daughter will be taken care of after she dies. But Ji Hoon, a past singer who now owns a restaurant, has no intentions of settling down. How will this unlikely couple work out in the end?
3. Come Back Alive
Currently showing; 16 episodes
Starring Rain, Lee Min Jung, Oh Yeon Seo, Kim Soo Ro, Kim In Kwon
Kim Young Soo (Kim In Kwon) was a hardworking employee who apparently committed suicide. On the same day, Han Ki Tak (Kim Soo Ro), a tough-guy chef, died in a car accident. They meet in the afterlife and are on a train bound for heaven. Young Soo decides his life should not end just like that and both men bargain a second chance to return to Earth for a limited time. Young Soo’s spirit comes back in the body of a dashing young man named Lee Hae Joon (Rain), while Ki Tak comes back in the body of a sexy young woman named Hong Nan (Oh Yeon Seo). Will they be able to fulfill their last wishes, without exposing their identities, before time runs out?
4. Vampire Detective
Currently showing; 12 episodes
Starring Lee Joon, Oh Jung Se, Lee Se Young
Graduating with honours from the police academy, Yoon San (Lee Joon) becomes a private investigator, who meets with an accident and turns into a vampire. While solving the mysteries behind his clients’ cases, he slowly uncovers his past as well.
Upcoming on Viu
Premiering 20 April in Korea, 21 April on Viu
Starring Ji Sung, Hye Ri (Girl’s Day), Chae Jung Ahn, Kang Min Hyuk (CNBLUE)
Once a manager at a top entertainment agency, Shin Suk Ho (Ji Sung) becomes the CEO of his own small and underrated agency, which handles rookies. Gathering a group of musicians, he starts out again and learns how to become a true manager in the field.
6. Fantastic Duo
Genre: Variety Premiering 17 April in Korea, 18 on Viu
Fantastic Duo is a music variety show where anyone can sing a duet with a top singer using a cell phone. Connecting top singers such as BIGBANG’s Taeyang, as well as Kpop bands WINNER and EXO with their fans, it gives viewers the chance to sing with them and create great duet teams.