Incoming! Check out the dramas starting this week — as usual, dramaland has a little something for everyone. Will your fall viewing list include rival chefs, city girls out for a drink, or mountain rangers?
My Sweet Dear
October 21, Viki
Jang Eui Soo (Where Your Eyes Linger), Lee Chan Hyung (Uncanny Counter)
Yoon Do Gun is a highly talented chef and is the culinary creative genius behind Laura Dining, a top, critically acclaimed restaurant. But although Yoon Do Gun’s hard work has won Laura Dining to the top of the South Korean restaurant scene, the eponymous restaurant owner and Yoon Do Gun are beginning to pull in very different directions. While she wants to ensure that the menu is always packed with crowd-pleasing dishes, Yoon Do Gun wants to challenge diners with creative and newer preparations.
The falling-out intensifies when the owner hires Choi Jung Woo to work in the same kitchen. The latter is a talented chef in his own right, but his real skills are in copying other people’s hit recipes, rather than developing his own. Although the two chefs begin on the wrong foot, adopting an adversarial stance to one another, after getting to know one another, the beginnings of an unlikely love story start to form. Could rivalry turn to romance as the heat intensifies in the kitchen?
Work Later, Drink Now
Lee Sun Bin (Team Bulldog), Han Sun Hwa (Backstreet Rookie), Jung Eun Ji (Untouchable), Choi Si Won (My Fellow Citizens!)
Ahn So Hee, Han Ji Yeon, and Kang Ji Gu enjoy meeting after work and drinking together. The three women are single and in their 30’s. So Hee works as a broadcasting writer, Ji Yeon as a yoga instructor, and Ji Gu as a YouTuber.
Meanwhile, Kang Buk Gu works as a PD of the TV variety show. He hangs out with the 3 women.
October 23, Viki
Jun Ji Hyun (Kingdom: Ashin of the North), Joo Ji Hoon (Hyena)
Set against the backdrop of towering views of Mount Jiri, where rangers and other employees of the Jirisan National Park climb through the mysterious and unexplored regions of the mountain, trying to rescue the survivors and lost trekkers.
Seo Yi Kang is the park’s top ranger who has vast experience in navigation, making her knowledgeable when it comes to tracking down lost individuals. One day, she becomes the partner of Kang Hyun Jo, a rookie park ranger who is a military academy graduate and an ex-lieutenant who experienced a horrific incident on Mount Jiri which led him to become a ranger.
The drama is centered around a mystery surrounding the mountain’s many visitors; those who come to kill, and those who come to end their lives.
Enjoy your new dramas!
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi