Have you been enjoying Hometown Cha Cha Cha and Yumi’s Cells and The Veil, drama fans? If not, if you haven’t quite found the drama that’s right for you, this week is full of new dramas, including the highly-anticipated The King’s Affection starring Park Eun Bin and Rowoon. Come see if this next wave of dramas has a show that’s calling your name!
(Plot descriptions courtesy of My Drama List and Viki.)
The King’s Affection
October 11, Netflix (NEW TEASER!!)
Park Eun Bin (Do You Like Brahms?), RoWoon (She Would Never Know)
When the Crown Prince’s consort gives birth to twins, the twins are considered an ominous sign, and the order is sent to kill the daughter. To save her, she is secretly sent out of the palace.
A few years later, the twin son Lee Hwi dies due to a disease. To hide her twin son’s death, the mother brings back the daughter and raises her as Prince Lee Hwi. Lee Hwi eventually becomes a crown prince. Fearing that her real identity will be revealed, Lee Hwi is unable to have anyone close to her and hides her emotions from others, making biting remarks. Although she distances herself, she starts developing feels for Jung Ji Woon, her teacher who comes from a noble family. Jung Ji Woon is a teacher from the Crown Prince sikangwon, a government office for the sole purpose of educating crown princes. He is described as a handsome man who is bold, persevering, and tenacious, but also tends to take life as it comes and lives free from worldly concerns as an optimist who enjoys life. As the son of a government official in the Saheonbu (an investigative government office), his future seemed clearly set out for him. However, there was a reason that he chose to go his own path and leave the easy road behind.
Reflection of You
October 13, Netflix
Go Hyun Jung (Dear My Friends), Shin Hyun Bin (Hospital Playlist)
The story of the love, betrayal, corruption, and revenge that takes place through the life of a woman who has been faithful to her desire and another woman who has lost the light of life by meeting with her woman.
Hee Joo had a poor and fierce time during her youthful days. She is now a successful painter and essayist. Her husband is the successor of a hospital and they have two children. Her family life seems enviable, but Hee Joo feels like she spends her time meaninglessly. At that time, Hee Joo meets a woman. The woman is poor, just like Hee Joo in her younger days, but she still shines.
October 15, Netflix
Han So Hee (Nevertheless), Ahn Bo Hyun (Yumi’s Cells)
Following her father’s murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the police force under his direction.
Yoon Ji Woo, a member of the organized crime ring, goes undercover as a police officer and harbors cold revenge in her heart. Helping Yoon Ji Woo go undercover is Choi Moo Jin, the boss of the biggest drug ring in Korea, whose true motives are not easy to read.
Jeon Pil Do, a police detective in the Drug Investigation Unit. He is a stickler for rules who becomes Yoon Ji Woo’s partner when she joins the police. Cha Gi Ho, the team leader of the Drug Investigation Unit. He and Choi Moo Jin have long been enemies, with Cha Gi Ho vowing to take down his crime ring before he retires.
Jung Tae Joo, Choi Moo Jin’s subordinate in the drug ring. Because of his steadfast loyalty, he is Choi Moo Jin’s most trusted henchman. Do Kang Jae, a former member of the drug ring. After causing problems and getting kicked out of the gang, he vowed revenge against them.
Oct 15, Viki
Yoon San Ha (To Be Continued), Park Su Min (Phantom the Secret Agent)
Life for the students and Myungsung High School gets complicated when Big Daddy (Youn San Ha), a wildly popular and charismatic idol/influencer, transfers to the school and falls for class president Ha Eun (Su Min). Yu Dong Hoo (Kim Ji Hoon) completes the love triangle. Unknown to Ha Eun in real life, Dong Hoo has been anonymously sending her carefully curated playlists online, playlists full of songs that never fail to fill her with joy.
What will you be watching, drama fans? Comment below and let us know!
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