Aliens possessing idols and vengeful taxi drivers are the dramas we have coming this week, drama fans! Which one will have you pushing play?
The Heavenly Idol
February 15, Viki, starring Kim Min Gue (A Business Proposal), Go Bo Gyeol (Hi Bye, Mama!), Lee Jang Woo (Homemade Love Story), Ye Ji Won (Brain Works)
Rembrary (Kim Min Kyu) is the high priest of an otherworldly cult. The cult worships a deity that connects the underworld with the mortal realm. But a bizarre set of circumstances sends Rembrary into modern South Korea – where he swaps “souls” with a young man named Woo Yeon Woo. The latter is a minor K-pop star – the “visual center” of a failing all-male group named Wild Animal. Rembrary knows nothing of modern life, particularly the world of K-pop. As such, he finds himself hopelessly out of his depth when trying to act, learn dance moves, perform onstage, and follow the strict diet of a K-pop icon.
All appears to be lost, but Woo Yeon Woo’s biggest fan, Kim Dal (Go Bo Gyeol) refuses to let his career implode. She steps in to become Wild Animal’s new manager…and slowly begins to reverse the group’s fate! But it soon turns out that Rembrary is not the only person who has moved from the spirit realm into the K-pop scene. Others have followed, too – including a powerful force of chaos. Can Rembrary and Kim Dal save the day?
Taxi Driver season 2
February 17, KOCOWA/Viki, starring Lee Je Hoon (Move to Heaven), Kim Eui Sung (Under the Queen’s Umbrella), Pyo Ye Jin (Our Blooming Youth)
The taxi out for revenge continues righting wrongs and beating down bad guys, now in Vietnam!
ALSO, if you were looking forward to Doctor Cha Jung Sook, there’s still no promotional material available. Its very existence is questionable, but I’ll keep you posted!
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi