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[NEWS] LATEST KOREAN DRAMAS TO CATCH THIS JUNE

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LATEST KOREAN DRAMAS TO CATCH THIS JUNE
by Taiga_C on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 8:42 am

 

School holidays are round the corner! For the tweens, teens and tertiary students who are going to have their term break - stay occupied with a riveting selection of K-dramas specially curated by the Viu team! For viewers who enjoy watching heartwarming family pieces, look no further than Working Mum Stay Home Dad. Currently showing in Korea, the gripping storyline explores the patriarchal system and dissects gender roles in the country.

For those who wish to indulge your inner fairytale romantics, why not try Pretty Ugly, Lucky Romance and Bring It On Ghost? These comedies, all starring notable names in the Korean entertainment industry, are guaranteed to make you go aww at the right places. Take Bring It On Ghost, for instance, an adapted webtoon of the same name, which tells the tale of how a teenage boy falls in love with a literal free spirit.

Lastly, for fans of SNSD’s Sooyoung, premiering in mid-June is 38 Task Force, a drama in the comedycrime genre that sees the opposing sides of the law – the police and con artists - joining forces to round up tax evaders in Korea. Catch Sooyoung in this delightfully entertaining drama as she plays a refreshing role pivotal in the plot.

Catch the full, subtitled episodes of these K-dramas for free on Viu! As a free OTT multi-screen video service where the latest Korean dramas and variety shows are available as fast as eight hours after each native broadcast, Viu also offers download-to-stream capability and personalised multi-device synchronisation for a seamless viewing experience.

Latest dramas on Viu this holiday

1. Working Mum Stay Home Dad
Currently showing; available on Viu every Tue to Sat

Starring Hong Eun Hee, Park Gun Hyung, Oh Jung Yun, Han Ji Sang

 There are a lot of families where both parents work while raising their children. Some have it   easy for them because they have money or even relatives to help them out. However, this   drama focuses on those that have neither. By law, working parents can take up to one year of   leave to raise their children, but just because it’s legalised doesn’t mean they can. This is a   story of a working mum and a stayat-home dad. Mi So (Hong Eun Hee) has a bright   personality, but she learns that she is pregnant with a second child. Even with just one child,   she has a hard time juggling between her work and child-rearing. Against social norms, Mi So’s husband, Kim Jae-Min (Park Gun Hyung) decides to take paternity leave and begin to raise   their child.

2. Pretty Ugly
Currently showing; available on Viu every Sun and Mon

Starring Nam Goong Min, Girl’s Day Minah, On Joo Wan, Seo Hyo Rim

A romance-comedy drama that depicts the tale of modern Cinderella. Gong Shim (Minah), the younger of the two sisters, has a warm and kind heart but is often neglected in the family due to their preference for her beautiful and capable older sister. One day, two men appear in front of the siblings - a charismatic man who moved into a humble rental room on the rooftop of their building and while another is a handsome and wealthy man from a plutocrat family.

 

3. Lucky Romance
Premieres in Korea on 25 May, available on Viu every Thu and Fri

Starring Hwang Jung Eum (Shim Bo Nui), Ryu Joon Yul (Je Soo Ho), Lee Soo Hyuk, Lee Chung Ah

This is a romantic comedy about a superstitious woman who tries to change her foretold fate by seducing a nerdy virgin.

Bo Nui is a superstitious woman who has blind faith in fortune-telling due to repeated misfortunes that had befallen on her in the past. When a fortune teller informs her that she must sleep with a male virgin born in 1986 (year of the tiger) or die, she’s determined to find a man who fits the bill. One day she learns that her penny-pinching landlord Soo Ho, whom she cannot get along with, matches the conditions set forth by the fortune teller. She then decides to seduce him to change her fate. Unfortunately for her, Soo Ho is a nerdy CEO of a gaming company who trusts only in logical and scientific things and never in sex before marriage.

4. 38 Task Force
Premieres in Korea on 18 June, available on Viu every Sun and Mon

Starring Seo In Guk, SNSD Sooyoung, Ma Dong Seok, Joo Woo Jin

This comedy crime show is a drama depicting the process on how a chief officer of a revenue collection unit with Seoul City and a fraudster work together to collect all of the unpaid taxes from high income taxpayers.

 

 

5. Bring It On Ghost 
Premieres in Korea in July, available on Viu every Tue and Wed

Starring Ok Taecyeon, Kim So Hyun, Kwon Yul

The drama is being adapted from the webtoon of the same name by Imins that ran from 2007 to 2010, and it’s about a teenage boy who sees and fights ghosts, but ends up falling in love with a sassy girl ghost.


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