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.