11 Binge-Worthy K-Dramas To Enjoy on Viu
From fans favorites ‘The Penthouse 2’ and ‘River Where the Moon Rises’, to highly anticipated releases ‘Mouse’ and ‘Beyond Evil’—here’s everything we’re watching right now!
There are so many hot new Korean dramas and movies coming our way, we can hardly keep up!
Viu presents its exciting Korean content lineup for February and March, featuring 11 drama series for subscribers to enjoy. Exciting new titles include River Where the Moon Rises, The Penthouse 2, Times, Mouse, L.U.C.A.: The Beginning, Beyond Evil, and so many more!
Below, we list everything new arriving on the streaming platform—and why you should be watching them!
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#1 | Mouse
Humans can identify psychopaths through a DNA test of the fetus from the mother’s womb. The drama centers around the question of, “Would you give birth to the child knowing they will be a psychopath?” The drama tells the story of a justice-seeking rookie detective who faces a psychopath serial killer. His life changes completely after meeting the psychopath.
Starring Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Jun, Park Joo Hyun, Kyung Soo Jin, and P.O (Block B), and written by the same screenwriter of other popular action/thriller dramas including Iljimae, God’s Gift: 14 Days and Black—Mouse premieres on March 4
#2 | The Penthouse 2
Three moms in this drama unveil their secret desires to elevate their lives. Su Ryeon will do anything to take revenge on the adults that wrecked her child’s life. Seo Jin may have cultivated a successful career as a classical singer, but her daughter seems to lack the same talent. Yoon Hee refuses to inherit poverty and devastation to her daughter and tries everything she can to move into the Penthouse. This is a journey of the three moms pedaling down an unstoppable race fueled by greed and desire.
The Penthouse S2 is one of our current faves and it’s been a wild ride since the second season premiered on February 20, 2021! The first season achieved very high ratings for its time belt and received a lot of buzz for its gripping and face paced storyline.
#3 | Breakup Probation, A Week
Park Ga Ram must end her relationship with her boyfriend in order to save his life. Park Ga Ram is someone who is self-reliant and avoids expecting anything from anyone because of a painful past that left her with an irreparable disappointment.
This film premiered in theaters last year in Korea and arrives first on streaming platforms on Viu! Hyun Woo starred in dramas including 9.9 Billion Woman and The Light in Your Eyes. Meanwhile, Kwon Yuri is a member of the top kpop girl group, SNSD, and starred in dramas including Innocent Defendant and Local Hero.
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#4 | Beyond Evil
Lee Dong Sik who used to be a capable detective is now a jaded policeman who works at a substation in a small town and he busies himself with menial tasks day to day. Han Joo Won, a passionate and elite detective with a prestigious background, has been transferred to the same substation and is assigned to be his partner. When a serial murder occurs in the town, the two are forced to work together to stop the killer. However, investigations soon point to evidence that the culprit is closer than they think.
Arrived first on Viu, Beyond Evil stars Yeo Jin Goo, Shin Ha Kyun, and Choi Sung Eun. The drama is written by Kim Soo Jin who also penned popular dramas including Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo and The Light in Your Eyes, and directed by Sim Na Yeon, who directed drama At Eighteen.
#5 | Times
Jung-in follows her father’s footsteps to become a renowned reporter. Everything was going well for her and her family until the day after her birthday in 2019. Something from the past changed, which changes her whole life. Her father was assassinated back in 2015 presidential election, her house turned into a rural apartment, and she finds herself as a journalist in a small web news company. Nobody listened to her and assumed she had a mental illness. Somehow an accident happens, and through a telephone, she contacts a man named Jin Woo, who claimed to be living in 2015. Through the phone, she collaborates with him to save her father who is about to be assassinated in 2015.
Times marks Lee Joo Young’s first lead drama. She has starred in supporting roles in several hit dramas including Itaewon Class, Something in the Rain, and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Alongside her is Lee Seo Jin who is best known for his reality shows Three Meals a Day, Youn Stay, and Grandpa over Flowers. It premieres on Viu on February 21.
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#6 | Dear M.
An anonymous post in a university’s community board leads to a widespread commotion and curiosity about “M”, the author of the post. This drama revolves around college students and their budding romance on campus. Ma Joo Ah, a business student attends the same university as her childhood friend, Cha Min Ho, a computer science student. While she is not keen about pursuing a relationship, things do not always go as planned.
Dear M. is a spin-off drama based on the popular web series Love Playlist and is Jung Jaehyun’s acting debut. It stars Park Hye Soo, Jaehyun (NCT), Roh Jeong Eui, Bae Hyun Sung, and Lee Jin Hyuk (UP10TION). It premieres on Viu on February 27.
#7 | Summer Guys
Consider this the Korean version of Coyote Ugly – musical rom-com! This idol-studded drama revolves around four youths with different personalities getting together to revive an old cocktail bar at the beach.
It stars Jeong-shin (CNBlue), Shin Won-ho (Crosszine), Kwon Hyun-bin (JBJ), Kang Mi-na (IOI, GuGuDan), and Lim Na Young (IOI, Pristeen). It’s sure to be a lot of fun when it premieres on Viu on March 31.
#8 | Real Great Estate
Hong Ji Ah is the owner of a real estate agency that sells properties. Not only is she beautiful and with brains, she also has a special ability. She can see spirits and perform exorcism on them. Hence, her agency focuses on acquiring troubled properties to flip a profit from them. She meets Oh In Bum, a quick-witted con-artist who doesn’t believe in the existence of ghosts but uses them to scam others out of their wealth.
It stars Jang Na Ra, a popular actress who has many hit dramas including An Empress’ Dignity and V.I.P. Alongside her in this drama is Jung Yong Hwa is the lead singer of the K-pop boy band CN Blue. Real Great Estate is his first drama after discharge from the military and since 2017. This drama is directed by PD Park Jin Suk (School 2017).
#9 | River Where The Moon Rises
Born as a princess but raised as a soldier, young Pyeonggang sets out on a tour of the kingdom with her mother, the Empress, during which they arrive at a village where they meet General On Hyeop and his son, On Dal. Sharing with him her goal of becoming Goguryeo’s first queen with her intellect and confidence, the straightforward On Dal laughs at her lofty dreams as women do not engage in state affairs, though he means no harm. Meanwhile, the Empress is seeking help from General On Hyeop due to the schemes and conspiracies ongoing in the kingdom, but the two are assassinated in the process. The story follows Pyeonggang’s quest to uncover dark and dangerous conspiracies in the kingdom.
Viu Original features stunning cinematography and amazing talented leads Kim So Hyun and Ji Soo. It’s been a hit since it arrived on the streaming service on February 15.
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#10 | L.U.C.A.: The Beginning
Z-O is a created biological experimental subject made by a corrupted priest and scientist. He looks like an ordinary human but he possesses special powers that make him a monster inside. To live as a human, Z-O escaped from the lab when he was young, and lived as Ji-oh but lived his whole life being chased. Tired of being chased and to find an answer to live as a human, he goes back to the lab to face the reality. However, the reality was much crueler. He has to choose now whether to be a monster or a god who can control humans.
Directed by Kim Hong Sun who directed popular thrillers including The Guest, Black & Voice, L.U.C.A is a suspenseful crime mystery drama to watch. Penned by Chun Sung II who wrote the hit film The Pirates (2014) and won the best screenplay for The Slave Hunters. It stars Kim Rae Won and Lee Da Hee.
#11 | Love Scene Number
This drama examines the lives of four women who stand at four different inflection points in their lives: at ages 23, 29, 35, and 42. Each of them faces struggles that are relatable to other women but difficult to open up about. This drama explores the innermost thoughts of these four women with regards to love, dating, sex, career, marriage, and pregnancy – turning points that will eventually affect most women at one stage in life.
It stars Kim Bo Ra, a rising actress, and starred in numerous successful projects including Sky Castle and Her Private Life, and Shim Eun Woo, who left a deep impression with her emotional supporting performance in A World of Married Couple.