Growing bored of re-watching the same ol’ K-dramas? Grab your popcorn and tissue box, because we’ve rounded up a brand new list of must-watch shows for your viewing pleasure. Happy bingeing!
#1 MR. SUNSHINE
Starring: Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Min Jung, Byun Yo Han
What it’s about: Based on the infamous US expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the tale of an unlikely romance between a runaway servant boy and an upper-class girl. Against a backdrop of sinister conspiracies and bloody warfare, this Shakespeare-esque love story of Eugene Choi (Lee Byung Hun) and Go Ae Sin (Kim Tae Ri) will bring you on an emotional rollercoaster right from the beginning. Brought to you by the creators of the iconic Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, this upcoming drama promises to tug on your heartstrings just as much.
Mr. Sunshine is available on Netflix from 19 July onwards.
#2 WHAT’S WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM?
Starring: Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young
What it’s about: If you’re a sucker for the “rich guy falls in love with poor girl” trope, then you’re gonna love What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?. The rom-com series follows a narcissistic Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon), the young vice-president of his family’s company, who unknowingly falls in love with his secretary, Kim Mi So (Park Min Young). After nearly a decade of insisting on a “business relationship”, will he finally fess up to his feelings for her?
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? is available on Viu.
#3 COME AND HUG ME
Starring: Jang Ki Yong, Jin Ki Joo, Heo Joon Ho
What it’s about: Does first love = true love? Come And Hug Me follows the budding relationship of two high school sweethearts, Do Jin (Jang Ki Yong) and Jae Yi (Jin Ki Joo), who are torn apart after Do Jin’s psychopathic dad murders Jae Yi’s parents. Years later, the two cross paths again – Do Jin now a rookie detective and Jae Yi an aspiring actress. Can they overcome their tragic past, or is history doomed to repeat itself?
Come And Hug Me is available on Viu.
Starring: Jang Dong Gun, Park Hyung Sik
What it’s about: You’ve probably already seen its American counterpart, but the Korean adaptation of Suits promises to be just as good. Go Yeon Woo (Park Hyung Sik) possesses a photographic memory and extraordinary IQ, but his dreams of becoming a lawyer are dashed thanks to his poor family background. A disheartened Yeon Woo settles for a job as a parking valet, but after a series of coincidences, finds himself in the office of Choi Kang Seok (Jang Dong Gun), a legendary lawyer in the prestigious Kang & Ham Law Firm. Impressed by Yeon Woo’s talents, Kang Seok takes a leap of faith by hiring the amateur legal genius.
Suits is available on Viu.
#5 A KOREAN ODYSSEY
Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Hong Ki, Jang Gwang
What it’s about: A contemporary spin-off of the Chinese classic Journey to the West, this Netflix original calls to question the true nature of good and evil. Son Oh Gong (Lee Seung Gi) can never die and wanders the earth in exile as punishment for his past mischiefs; Jin Seon Mi (Oh Yeon Seo) is a real estate CEO who saved Oh Gong many years ago. The two come face-to-face again in a chance encounter, and an epic love story ensues.
A Korean Odyssey is available on Netflix.
#6 SOMETHING IN THE RAIN
Starring: Son Ye Jin, Jung Hae In
What it’s about: If you’re in need of some good ol’ fairytale romance, this one is for you. Happy-go-lucky Yoon Jin A (Son Ye Jin)’s life seems to be going as planned, except for one thing: a missing soulmate. But her prince charming is closer than she thinks – enter Seo Joon Hee (Jung Hae In), a dashing young man who just so happens to be the brother of Ye Jin’s best friend. Cue lots of heart-fluttering, swoon-worthy moments as Jin A begins to see Joon Hee in a whole new light!
Something in the Rain is available on Netflix.
#7 ARE YOU HUMAN?
Starring: Seo Kang Joon, Gong Seung Yeon
What it’s about: Nam Shin (Seo Kang Joon), who is the heir to a large company, lies comatose in the hospital after a tragic accident. In an attempt to protect his son’s image, his mother exploits her authority on brain science and artificial intelligence to create Nam Shin III – an android that is the spitting image of Nam Shin. Kang So Bong (Gong Seung Yeon) becomes the bodyguard for the new Nam Shim, but as time passes, her feelings for Nam Shim III grow more and more complicated. A unique love story that ultimately leads you to question: what really makes a human, human?
Are You Human? is available on Viu.
What K-drama are you currently hooked on? Let us know in the comments below!