From historical romance to mystery suspense dramas, October has been filled to the brim with a variety of new Korean dramas. Take a look at the most popular K-dramas and shows on Viki this past month for some recommendations on where to start!
In no particular order.
Based on a webtoon, “A Good Day to Be a Dog” is a fantasy romance drama about Han Hae Na (Park Gyu Young), a woman who is cursed to transform into a dog when she kisses a man. However, the only person who can undo her curse is her colleague Jin Seo Won (Cha Eun Woo), who is afraid of dogs due to a traumatic event he can no longer remember. Lee Hyun Woo stars as Lee Bo Kyum, a Korean history teacher who is colleagues with Jin Seo Won and Han Hae Na.
Watch “A Good Day to Be a Dog” below:
“Twinkling Watermelon” is a fantasy coming-of-age drama in which a CODA (child of deaf adult) student born with a gift for music accidentally travels back in time to 1995 through a suspicious music shop. There, he forms the band Watermelon Sugar with other mysterious youths. Ryeoun stars as Eun Gyeol, the only person who can hear in his family, who leads a double life as the perfect model student by day and a band guitarist by night. Choi Hyun Wook plays Yi Chan, Eun Gyeol’s father who was a high school student in 1995. Seol In Ah portrays cello goddess Se Kyung, while Shin Eun Soo plays Chung Ah, who has been deaf since birth.
Start watching “Twinkling Watermelon” below:
“The Escape of the Seven”
Starring Uhm Ki Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, Lee Joon, Lee Yoo Bi, Shin Eun Kyung, Yoon Jong Hoon, Jo Yoon Hee, and Jo Jae Yoon, “The Escape of the Seven” follows the story of seven characters involved in the disappearance of a young girl, who was tangled in a complicated web of lies and ambition. “The Escape of the Seven” is the third joint project by scriptwriter Kim Soon Ok and director Joo Dong Min who previously worked together on “The Last Empress” and the hit “The Penthouse” series.
Watch “The Escape of the Seven” below:
Set in the Joseon dynasty, “My Dearest” is a historical romance drama about the love story between a man named Lee Jang Hyun (Namgoong Min), who has declared that he will not marry, and a woman named Yoo Gil Chae (Ahn Eun Jin), who dreams of finding love again even after two failed marriages.
Watch “My Dearest” below:
“CEO-dol Mart” tells the story of the idol group Thunder Boys consisting of Choi Ho Rang (Lee Shin Young), Shin Tae Ho (EXO’s Xiumin), Jo Yi Joon (MONSTA X’s Hyungwon), Eun Young Min (Choi Won Myeong), and Yoon Sang Woo (Lee Sae On). On the day they reach the peak of their careers, they are made to disband due to an unexpected accident. While each living their own lives separate from one another for five years, they realize the shocking truth that they are owners of a supermarket on paper.
Check out “CEO-dol Mart” below:
Which of these shows did you love in October, and which ones are you planning on checking out? Let us know in the comments below!