For the past few weeks, I’ve been religiously following ongoing Korean dramas, so I thought it’s a good idea to share them here, so you guys can check them out. Their stories are convincing and likable, so far, and I hope this will continue up until to the last episode. And also, should I mention that the casts, especially the leads, are pretty people? Haha.
If you noticed the title, I mentioned that these Korean dramas I’m about to share are still ongoing — ongoing, meaning, episodes are currently airing every week in South Korea. I am able to do this because of an awesome streaming application available in Singapore called Viu. It is a streaming website, like Netflix, for Asian dramas. Unlike Netflix which has a monthly subscription, Viu lets you stream dramas for free, and you are not even required to register. But if you want faster releases and minimal advertisements, you can opt to be a premium member for just SG$5.98 per month. Viu releases the dramas as soon as after it was aired in Korea or just after 8 hours with English subtitles! Cool, isn’t it? Now I forever bid goodbye to torrents, and I don’t need to wait for fansubs groups to release subtitles anymore. Thanks, Viu!
Anyway, here are the Korean dramas I am currently watching. This entire post will be spoiler-free, and I will just discuss why I like the drama, its characters, and its plot. 🙂
This stars Kim Rae Won and Park Shin Hye. It is very evident here that the Korean society regards the medical profession very highly. This is one of the many Korean dramas which revolves around doctors’ lives.
One good thing I like about this drama is because the female lead, Yoo Hye Jung, is not your typical shy and meek character who acts cute and chases boys — traits which are usually depicted in girls in dramas. Hye Jung is a strong and capable woman who independently paved her way of becoming a doctor even though she came from an unknown and poor background. So she’s like a Hermione or Katniss heroine here. Girl power!