We’ve got three highly anticipated dramas kicking off this week, drama fans! Come see if a deranged detective, a possible spy, or a vengeful immortal will be taking over a screen near you!
(All plot descriptions courtesy of MyDramaList.com.)
Bad and Crazy
December 17, iQIYI, starring Lee Dong Wook (Tale of the Nine Tailed) and Wi Ha Joon (Squid Game)
“Bad and Crazy” is a superhero drama about Soo Yeol who has lived his whole life as a materialistic police detective, but changes into a champion for justice and fights against police corruption when a hidden persona called “K” awakens inside him.
December 18, Disney+, starring Jung Hae In (Deserter Pursuit) and Kim Ji Soo (Blackpink)
In 1987, Im Soo Ho and Eun Young Ro are students at a prestigious university in Seoul. Im Soo Ho, who grew up in Germany, has a gentle charm but gives off an air of secrecy. Eun Young Ro, who is lively, lovable, and cheerful, fell in love with him at first sight at a social gathering. One day, Soo Ho suddenly rushes into a female dormitory covered in blood, and Eun Young Ro hides him and tends to his wounds despite facing danger under close surveillance.
Among those monitoring, Soo Ho and Young Ro must avoid Pi Seung Hee, the notoriously strict and imposing housemother of Young Ro’s dorm, and Kye Boon Ok, a phone operator at the dorm who had to forgo a college education due to her family’s financial circumstances.
Lee Kang Moo is the relentless head of Team 1 of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and always insists on doing everything by the book. By contrast, NIS agent Jang Han Na is impulsive, hot-tempered, and passionate about her job.
Kang Chung Ya is a beautiful and talented surgeon at a state-run hospital who can charm anyone in a split second. Although her skills in the operating room have earned her a solid reputation as a dependable surgeon, Dr. Kang is mysterious and appears to be hiding something.
Bulgasal: Immortal Souls
December 18, Netflix, starring Lee Jin Wook (Sweet Home) and Kwon Na Ra (Secret Royal Inspector)
A fantasy drama that revolves around two characters. The first is a woman who has gone through several reincarnations over the course of 600 years and remembers all of her past lives, and the second is a man who has lived for over 600 years as a bulgasal—a mythical creature that feeds off human blood and is cursed with immortality.
Dan Hwal used to be human 600 years ago. He turns into a bulgasal during the Joseon dynasty while working as a military official and completing a mission to erase the remnants of the previous dynasty.
Min Sang Un, who was once a bulgasal but is reincarnated as a human. After suffering the loss of her mother and twin sister at the hands of an unidentified murderer, Min Sang Un escapes with her younger sister Min Sa Ho and lives quietly in hiding. Although she works hard to conceal her name and identity, the appearance of a bulgasal alters her life of secrecy.
Ok Eul Tae, another bulgasal living in secrecy. He has enjoyed immorality for the past centuries and has accumulated immense wealth, which he uses to control politicians, businessmen, and the media. With his decadent beauty and overwhelming charisma, he has all the ingredients to be the most powerful figure in Korea.
Dan Sol is the daughter of a powerful family who ends up marrying Dan Hwal because of her father. She has something special that others cannot make sense of.
Let us know what you’ll be watching in the comments below!
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