The rest of April’s dramas are all magical — from revisiting badminton to covering up celebrity scandals to actual magic and more! Come see what will be hitting a screen near you in the last half of the April hallyu wave.
Love All Play
April 20, Disney+, starring Chae Jong Hyeop (The Witch’s Diner), Park Joo Hyun (Mouse)
A sports romance drama that depicts the passion and affection for badminton of a male and female protagonist who are a mixed doubles group with players from the badminton business team.
Park Tae Joon naturally wound up in the world of badminton because of his parents’ badminton equipment business. Although he had begun to see the sport as work, his passion for badminton is reignited due to a desire to impress a woman.
Park Tae Yang is a former aspiring Olympian who had to leave the badminton world for three years due to a bribing scandal.
April 22, Viki, starring Lee Sung Kyung (About Time), Kim Young Dae (Extraordinary You)
The story talks about the people who work behind-the-scenes of the entertainment industry, such as PR teams, managers, and reporters, and clean up the messes created by the stars. It tells of Oh Han Byul, the head of the PR team at an entertainment agency, and the flawless top star Gong Tae Sung, who is also her natural enemy. They bicker all the time, but soon also develop feelings for each other.
April 23, Viki, starring Park Hae Jin (Kkondae Intern) and Jin Ki Joo (The Secret Life of My Secretary)
Cha Cha Woong is a popular, if somewhat sardonic, stage and TV magician with a taste for the spectacular. His tricks dazzle audiences, but little do most people know – he has a gang of secret helpers! However, these are no ordinary magician’s assistants: They are actually ghosts. But Cha Cha Woong is not afraid of beings from the spirit realm – in fact, he treats them as his employees…and they, in turn, believe him to be their “boss.”
One day, his path crosses with that of Go Seul Hae, a young, passionate police officer who can also see ghosts – but is afraid of her abilities. He attempts to brush her off when she investigates an incident connected to one of his magic shows. But she soon realizes that the magician’s unusual abilities could be the perfect crime-fighting tool. She manages to convince him to join the police force in its efforts to catch fiendish criminals – and use his ghostly retinue to help foil evil masterminds! But in the course of their unorthodox partnership, could romance also make an appearance on the scene?
The Killer’s Shopping List
April 27, Viki, starring Lee Kwang Soo (The Pirates 2), Kim Seol Hyun (Awaken), Jin Hee Kyung (When the Weather is Fine)
Ahn Dae Sung has an excellent memory, despite failing his civil service exam three years in a row. Still studying, he works part-time at his mother’s MS Mart on the outskirts of Seoul. His girlfriend Ah Hee, is a police officer. Both his mother and girlfriend are highly supportive of him.
When a murder takes place in an apartment building near his work, Ah Hee begins her investigation with Dae Sung and his mother, Myung Sook, soon joining her. But before long, she discovers that the sole clue is a store receipt issued from MS Mart.
April 29 (6 episodes), TVING, starring Koo Kyo Hwan (Deserter Pursuit), Shin Hyun Bin (Hospital Playlist), Kwak Dong Yeon (Vincenzo), Nam Da Reum (The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim)
Jung Ki Hoon searches for strange supernatural phenomena as an archaeologist, but an unexpected case causes his life to change. He now publishes the occult magazine Monthly Strange Story and runs the YouTube channel Monthly Strange Story. Because of his ex-wife, Lee Soo Jin, he goes to Jinyang County to research “Gwibul” (a Buddhist statue possessed by an evil spirit). There, he faces an incredibly bizarre & fearful phenomenon.
Lee Soo Jin used to decipher letters and symbols as an archaeologist. She was excellent at her work. But, her only child dies, and she then goes to Jinyang County. There, Lee Soo Jin experiences mysterious phenomena, which leads her to search for answers.
Meanwhile, the people of Jinyang County, including police substation chief Han Seok Hee, her son Han Do Kyung, governor Kwon Jong Soo, and trouble maker Kwak Yong Joo face incredibly bizarre phenomena.
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