Check it out, drama fans! Choi Woo Sik, Kim Da Mi, and Oh Jung Se will be on our screens starting THIS WEEK! Will you be watching these dramas?
(All plot descriptions courtesy of MyDramaList.com.)
Our Beloved Summer
December 6, Netflix, starring Choi Woo Shik (Parasite) and Kim Da Mi (Itaewon Class)
A romance comedy that portrays the complicated feelings of a couple that breaks up saying, “It was an awful time with you, and let’s never meet again!” However, the documentary they filmed 10 years ago in high school suddenly gains popularity, and they’re forcibly brought together in front of the camera once more.
Choi Woong who appears to be an immature free spirit, but he brings out his sincerity when he finds something he wants in life for the first time.
Gook Yeon Soo whose greatest life goal was to place No. 1 during her school days. Now, she’s trying to become an adult while living life fiercely and adjusting to reality with a wound in her heart.
Kim Ji Woong is a documentary director who lives his life as an observer. Kim Ji Woong is a lonely figure who thinks that a documentary director who observes the world behind the camera somehow resembles him. He has maintained an omniscient perspective for most of his life but will start to change when he makes a documentary about Choi Woong and Gook Yeon Soo.
Top idol NJ is a famous celebrity with beautiful looks and amazing skills. After working fiercely as a star, she realizes that she is slowly becoming normal again and prepares to live her real life. She becomes interested in Choi Woong’s works and naturally grows curious about him.
December 8, starring Park Soo Ae (Sweet Stranger and Me) and Kim Kang Woo (Woman of 9.9 Billion)
Takes place against the backdrop of an art museum that belongs to Sung Jin Group, a major conglomerate that holds the reins of the political and financial worlds in South Korea. It is a psychological mystery thriller about the things that disappear when humans become greedy and ambitious for power.
Yoon Jae Hee is the head of the Sung Jin Cultural Foundation and in charge of operations at “Space Jin,” the art museum owned by Sung Jin Group. She is also the second daughter-in-law of the family that controls Sung Jin Group. Believing that poverty is corrosive to love and that a stable income leads to a steady life, she chose to throw away her long-time lover and entered into a marriage of convenience with Jung Joon Hyuk, an illegitimate son of Sung Jin Group. In order to make her husband the nation’s president, she teams up with the future Public Prosecutor General and goes to war against Sung Jin Group.
Jung Joon Hyuk is Yoon Jae Hee’s husband. Although he is a popular anchorman with his own fan club, he hides an inferiority complex over being labeled “the illegitimate son of Sung Jin Group” for his whole life. He laughs at both ambitious people and those who pretend to have no ambition even as he waits for the day when he can seize the reins of power.
Taejong Yi Bang Won
December 11, starring Joo Sang Wook (Touch)
A work that sheds new light on the figure of Lee Bang Won, a leader who took the lead in the founding of the nation.
December 11, Viki, starring Oh Jung Se (Jirisan) and Jeon Hye Jin (Search: WWW)
Joon Hyeok is an unpopular musician whose life has hit rock bottom. He had already broken off his relationship with his older sister, Joon Hee, when her son appeared before him. His nephew developed obsessive-compulsive disorder after his mother divorced his stepfather. Joon Hyeok takes his nephew in and looks after him.
Joon Hee divorced her physically abusive husband after 12 years of marriage. She moved into an inexpensive apartment and now faces losing custody of her son to her ex-husband and his mother.
Hey Ryeong is a tenant at The Royal State, an expensive apartment complex, where she is the much-respected President of The Mothers’ Committee. Committee member Yoo Ra very much admires Hey Ryeong. Yoo Ra was raised by her widowed father Kyeong Il a man with a sweet and warm personality.
I’m all in for Our Beloved Summer. What will you be watching?
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