Kmuse here, excited and all ready to take over the weekly trailer/teaser review. There are so many fun upcoming drama options releasing teasers this week. So, come check them out, and let me know what you plan to add to your schedule in the upcoming months.
Navillera (Netflix March 22nd)
Awkward found family feels and dancing? You have my attention, Navillera. This drama focuses on the relationship between a seventy-year-old grandfather who decides to follow his life long dream of pursuing ballet and a twenty-three-year-old boy who is on the verge of giving up on ballet. I can already tell this one is going to hit me in the feels and I look forward to starting it on the 22nd.
So… here is the thing. I am not a huge fan of courtroom/lawyer dramas. And while it looks like it has a bit of action thrown into the loop, I am not sure I want to commit to a show that focuses on justice, law, and bringing down sketchy big cooperations, but if that is your thing, then this drama might be for you.
Bossam: Steal the Fate (May 1st)
This wasn’t on my radar, but Jung Il Woo with facial hair, might convince me to give it a go. What can I say? I can sometimes be really shallow. Especially, since it has been a while since Il Woo has wowed me in his drama choices. In this story we witness a man who connects widows with new husbands by abducting them. Kind of a very sketchy historical matchmaker. He accidentally abducts the princess and sparks fly.
Night in Paradise (Netflix April 9th)
I am always a big supporter of checking out Asian films when they come to streaming services. The more we show our support, the more likely they are to increase the quantity, right? This is why I am adding several movie trailers to the post as well as the dramas. The first film is Night in Paradise. A reformed gangster who is pushed towards revenge meets a girl at the end of her rope. The leads look perfectly fine in their roles, but it is the villain and director that have me excited. First off, we have Cha Seung Won as the villain. I’m actually not sure if I have ever seen him in a bad guy role (Korean Odyssey doesn’t count), and I am very excited. Second, Park Hoon Jung is directing and I LOVED his gritty style in The Witch: Part 1. I’m hoping to be wowed again this time around. You can find Night In Paradise streaming on Netflix on April 9th.
The Ying Yang Master (Netflix March 19th)
I’m not usually a fan of films based on video games. They don’t always have the best plot because of the source material. That said, the film looks so glossy and pretty, that I am willing to give two hours of my life to check it out. Who knows, maybe this show will make me change my mind. The Yin-Yang Master will start on March 19th on Netflix. A quick note, this has nothing to do with the previous film The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity. The sequel to that film will possibly be released later this year.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final/The beginning (Theater Release)
Sata Takeru is back in the role of Rurouni Kenshin. The original trilogy are some of my absolute favorite Japanese movies, so I am willing to give these two films a chance. Both will be released in theaters in 2021, with the first in April, and the second in June. I’m still hoping that somehow these will show up somewhere on a streaming service (no where yet) following their theater release. Let’s all cross our fingers since this kind of action is a joy to watch.
Shades of the Heart (March 31st)
Recovering from a divorce, Chang Seok (Yeon Woo Jin) returns to Korea to write a novel about his experiences. There he meets a series of new people (including IU) and his life shifts in a new direction. Hmmm, I will admit that I want to watch this mostly because of IU. Many more Korean movies have been making their way to Netflix. Maybe this one will as well. Once again I am crossing my fingers.
Wow. So many great options coming our way. What will you be checking out? Let us know in the comments and be sure to subscribe and check back every Saturday where we chat about all the latest teasers and dramas.
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi