From a second-chance romance to a returned first love to a deity out of control, the Hallyu offerings look entertaining for almost everyone! Come see what dramas you can look forward to as January closes.
Can We Be Strangers?/Strangers Again
January 18, Viki, starring Kang So Ra (Revolutionary Love), Jang Seung Jo (The Good Detective 2)
Oh Ha Ra is a hotshot divorce lawyer whose nickname in legal circles is “the “goddess of litigation.” One of the reasons she is such a dab hand at divorce proceedings, perhaps, is the fact that she has divorced her long-time lover and fellow lawyer Goo Eun Beom. But her relatively uneventful life is turned upside down when she is unexpectedly reunited with her ex-husband – in the law courts!
The duo is forced to work together – leading them to butt heads and reignite past grievances. While their professionalism prevents them from telling each other what they really think in public, tempers begin to fray…and risk boiling over. The tense atmosphere is not relieved in the slightest by fellow divorce lawyers Kang Bi Chwi and Kwon Si Wook, another pair of advocates who always seem to get under one another’s skin! Will Cupid rescue this group of lawyers – or will chaos break loose in the courtroom?
January 19, Viki, starring Jun.Q (The Witch’s Eye), Hang Jung Wan
Ha Yeon Woo was once the toast of Chungmuro – Seoul, South Korea’s answer to America’s Hollywood. As a maverick young movie director, his debut film was a massive hit for both filmgoers and critics alike. But after this auspicious start, he fell into a lengthy slump. He is now listless and unsure if he is really cut out to be a top movie director after all.
One day, he meets Sung Woo Jae, a famous fiction writer who he once knew – but has not spoken to for some time. Sung Woo Jae also has demons, however. His first love ended in sadness, and he took solace in his writing, eventually going on to become a prolific web-based novel author. Their meeting ignites a passionate romance that burns as bright as the flames of war. Will this relationship heal Sung Woo Jae’s wounds – and lift Ha Yeon Woo out of his slump?
Kokdu: Season of Deity
January 27, Viki, starring Kim Jung Hyun (Mr. Queen), Im Soo Hyang (Doctor Lawyer), Kim Da Som (Was It Love?), Ahn Woo Yeon (Check Out the Event)
A fantasy medical drama about a high-ranking grim reaper named Kkok Du, who is the only being to exist in the underworld. Every 99 years, the cold and cruel Kkok Du must take a break from his job in the underworld and spend 49 days in the mortal realm—and this time, he winds up inhabiting the body of the human Do Jin Woo. While living as Do Jin Woo, he meets Han Gye Jeol, a female doctor who has the mysterious ability to order Kkok Du around.
January 27th, Viki, starring Jang Geun Suk (Switch), Heo Sung Tae (Behind Every Star), Lee Elijah (The Good Detective)
A story that digs into the truth of past unsolved cases through the heinous current events. It is predicting the birth of a more realistic and new crime thriller based on a rare event. (No international streaming service information available at this time.)
What will you be watching, drama fans? Let us know in the comments below!
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi