Here are seven new Korean titles from iQIYI to satisfy your K-Drama fix
Let us pull through the last week of January with a wide selection of Korean content that will satisfy your K-Drama fix! Catch She Would Never Know, currently streaming on iQ.com, starring Korean idol Rowoon (known for Extraordinary You) and actress Won Jin-ah (known for Life) in a budding sunbae-hoobae (meaning senior-junior) romance story.
You may know him from Love Story in Harvard or his most recent swoon-worthy role in Doctors, Kim Rae-won will star alongside charismatic actress Lee Da-hee (known for I Can Hear Your Voice) in the upcoming mystery sci-fi drama, L.U.C.A. Another upcoming mystery and sci-fiesque drama is Times, which stars veteran actor-host Lee Seo-jin (known for Grandpas Over Flowers) and Lee Joo-young who was last seen in Itaewon Class.
If mystery and sci-fi genres might not be your cup of tea, don’t fret, join heartthrob actor Lee Seung-gi (known for The King 2 Hearts and My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho) in Mouse as a justice-seeking rookie police officer who chases after psychopaths. Starring in the drama with him is Lee Hee-joon (known for Legend of the Blue Seas), who will partner up with the young actor in this thrilling series.
Looking for a fluffier drama filled with school romance tropes? Dear M, which stars SM Entertainment’s boy group NCT’s Jaehyun in his debut acting role and actress Park Hye-soo (known for Hello, My Twenties!), will follow a group of university students and their school lives.
Shifting focus from school life to work life, catch How to be Thirty, which stars actress Jung In-sun (known for Welcome to Waikiki) and K-Pop idols turned actors, CNBLUE’s Kang Min-hyuk and EXID’s Hani. Watch this drama to witness how one woman gets reacquainted with her first love.
Finally, last seen crushing the hearts of Kim Seon-ho fans in Start-Up, join the dashing Nam Joo-hyuk in his sombre movie, Josée, which also stars Han Ji-min (known for Rooftop Prince).
All titles are available to watch on iQIYI app and iQ.com.
She Would Never Know
Release date: Streaming now, new episodes every Mon and Tue, 20:00, same time as Korea, exclusively on iQIYI
Looking for a love story between a sunbae and hoobae?
She Would Never Know is a romantic drama starring Korean idol Rowoon as Chae Hyun-seung and actress Won Jin-ah as Yoon Song-ah – the drama captures their budding romance while working in a cosmetics company. Watch how Hyun-seung aegyos his way into Song-ah’s heart with his affection.
Release date: 5 February 2021, exclusively on iQIYI
Josée is based on a 1985 Japanese novel by Seiko Tanabe. Acclaimed director Kim Jong-kwan brings to the big screen the Korean adaptation of this unconventional and tender love story between Young-seok (Nam Joo-hyuk) and Josée (Han Ji-min).
Audiences will get to witness how a fateful encounter transforms into a budding romance when the pair cross paths.
How To Be Thirty
Release date: 23 February 2021 (TBC), exclusively on iQIYI
Not Yet 30 centres around the work and love lives of women who just entered their 30s.
The drama follows a 30-year-old webtoon author, Seo Ji-won (Jung In-sun), who is reacquainted with her first love from middle school during a meeting with her publisher Lee Seung–yoo (Kang Min-hyuk). Tune in to the drama to watch sparks fly between the two.
Release date: 2 February 2021 (TBC)
Premised on Charles Darwin’s proposition that all species of life are descended from a common ancestor, L.U.C.A is written by the talented screenwriter Chun Sung-il (best known for The Slave Hunters and The Pirates).
In this paranormal thriller drama, watch Ji Oh (Kim Rae-won), a mysterious figure with special abilities, and Gu Reum (Lee Da–hee), a reckless detective, embark on a journey in their pursuit of the truth.
Release date: 21 February 2021 (TBC)
Imagine answering a phone call and being connected to someone who is living five years in the past.
In this time-warping political thriller, Seo Jung-in (Lee Joo-young) who lives in 2020 contacts Lee Jin-woo (Lee Seo-jin) who lives in 2015. The pair of journalists will work together to prevent the death of Jung-in’s father, who is also South Korean President Seo Ki-tae (Kim Yeong–cheol).
Release date: 27 February 2021 (TBC)
A campus-wide search is launched to uncover the identity of the mysterious online presence, “M”, who is mentioned in an anonymous post on Seoyeon University’s community board.
Follow the changing relationships and budding romances as NCT’s Jaehyun makes his acting debut in this sweet college-romance alongside lead actress Park Hye–su.
Release date: 25 February 2021 (TBC)
Like a cat and mouse game, Mouse will thrill audiences as rookie police officer Jung Ba-reum (Lee Seung-gi) comes face to face with a psychopath. His life begins to take a 180-degree change after surviving the fateful encounter.
“What if we could identify psychopaths in advance?” is a key question posed by the drama – and audiences can find out more upon tuning in to the show.
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