We can’t get enough of Korean dramas and movies and thankfully, there are a lot out there that to feed our need. In fact, we know of five that will be released in the coming months that we’re super excited about.
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If you like history…
We saw the first two episodes of the show at the preview screening and we were blown away. From the cinematics to the plot, the show had us gripping the edge of our seats from the first episode. Some might say the show starts off a bit slow, but if you’ve watched enough sageuk, you probably know that’s the way historical dramas work. The plot follows the story of the Crown Prince (Ju Ji Hoon) who has to find the cause of a zombie epidemic that hit his nation—even the king fell victim to it—while fighting for his position in the monarchy, no thanks to a scheming minister.
Kingdom premieres on Netflix on January 25, 2019.
If you like suspense…
Watch: Memories of the Alhambra
Park Shin Hye and Hyun Bin are in this drama, and we’re pretty sure that alone sums up how high of an expectation we have for this drama. The suspense romance drama follows the story of Yoo Jin Woo (played by Hyun Bin), a CEO who visits Spain for a business trip and gets involved in an incident while staying in a hostel run by Jung Hee Joo (Park Shin Hye’s character). Also in the show is EXO’s Chanyeol, who acts as Hee Joo’s brother.
Memories of the Alhambra launches on Netflix from December 1, 2018. New episodes will be launched on the app an hour after it airs in Korea.
If you like romance…
Two of the hottest stars, Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo, will be acting together for the first time. Hye Kyo acts as the daughter of an influential politician who recently divorced her rich husband and goes to Cuba to relief her stress. There, she meets Kim Jin Hyuk (Bo Gum’s character), a happy-go-lucky man. Follow their story of romance and heartbreak.
Encounter will premiere expressly on tvN in from 29 November (every Thursday and Friday) at 9.45pm. tvN is on Singtel TV Channel 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD) and StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD).
If you like tearjerkers…
Watch: Hymn of Death
This three-part series revolve around beautiful but tragic love stories. The first follows the real-life sad love story of Korea’s first soprano Yun Sim Deok (played by Shin Hye Sun) and her boyfriend Kim Woo Jin (acted by Lee Jong Suk), which has been adapted into films, plays and musicals.
Hymn of Death will be available on Netflix from December 14.
If you like a light-hearted story…
Watch: Swing Kids
If you haven’t heard of Do Kyung Soo, he has been gaining popularity as an actor (apart from being a member of K-pop group EXO). His latest work is Swing Kids, which will hit the silver screens in Singapore in January. The story follows his journey as a North Korean prisoner-of-war who falls in love with tap dancing after meeting an officer from Broadway. We can’t wait to hear him speak with a North Korean accent (he apparently had a coach) and see him working those feet to tap dance.
Swing Kids premieres in theatres on January 17, 2019.