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Join The Hallyu Wave With These 10 Upcoming K-Dramas

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Latest K Dramas Prime Video: As the fame and demand for South Korean drama peaks, all streaming platforms seem to want few on their library of shows and films. After Squid Game‘s success, a streaming platform announced ten K-dramas to be part of their platform.

In a tweet, the streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video announced ten popular Korean dramas that are going to be part of the platform.

According to the Amazon Prime Video’s Content Licensing head,  Manish Menghani, Korean content seemed to have gained popularity with the Indian audiences and thus the platform is bringing in an array of K-dramas from different genres like comedy, romance, horror, etc.

In dramas, it is a new initiative by Prime Video, which previously released Parasite and Minari on their streaming service.  According to a press release by the platform, their popularity has what led to this sudden inclusion of a list of K-Dramas.

Here is a list of K-Dramas that one can now watch on Amazon Prime Video too:

True Beauty (October 21)

It is a story of a young high school girl who gets bullied by her peers for the way she looks. There are many South Korean dramas on beauty, few counter the idea of it. This drama starring Moon-Ka-Young, Chai Eun-Woo, Hwang In-Yeop and Park Yoo-Na, uses the same trope of beauty after the makeover. The drama focuses on how after the makeover, the protagonist becomes popular, she gets friends, who help her face insecurities and grow stronger.

Strangers From Hell (October 21)

An aspiring crime fiction writer moves to the big city for a small job. The Yoon Jong-Woo starring drama shows the urban migration of youth in South Korea through the protagonist and the living condition in the city. Along with this are questionable neighbours and mysterious occurrences, what else does a crime fiction writer needs? This psychological thriller is based on a Webtoon comic series by Kim Yong-Ki. It also stars Kim Ji-Eun as Min Ji-Eun, girlfriend of  Yoon Jong-Woo.

Taxi Driver (October 21)

A story of a taxi driver seeking revenge on behalf of his passengers is based on the webtoon Deluxe Taxi by Carlos and Lee Jae-Jin. The Rainbow Taxi Company and its driver, Do-gi seek revenge on criminals who usually get away with their ‘evil’ deeds and serve justice to the passengers. The production for this drama in July this year confirmed a new season by 2022.

Tale Of The Nine-Tailed (October 21)

Classified under urban fantasy, the tale has romance, drama and suspense about a mountain guardian spirit of Lee Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) and Nam Ji-ah (Jo Bo Ah), a television producer in search of that history. It was released in October 2020 and became one of the favourite fantasies for a K-Drama lover to watch. Considering the kind of attention that the series got from viewers, the show producers have decided to come up with two more seasons.

The second one is expected to be in the Japanese Colonial Period and the third one in the Joseon Dynasty period.

Hotel Del Luna (October 21)

The drama is about a hotel that accommodates the dead and is run by a woman until a young hotelier takes charge of it and things start changing with the past coming back in focus. The leads of the show are Lee Ji-Eun and Yeo Jin-Good. The show got so popular that it was going to be remade in the English language. The series producer Studio Dragon, in 2020, got into partnership with Skydance Media, a studio with films like the Mission Impossible franchise etc. under its name, to jointly develop the series.

The Penthouse: War in Life (October 28)

All the three-season of these dramas feature the elite high society life of a woman aspiring to become the Queen on the 100th floor of a penthouse in Gangnam, South Korea. But the aspiration to rise higher never ends. After the two seasons, the anticipation for the show had risen, so the producers decided to extend the show to season 3 in order to give them a proper grand finale. It stars popular actors Eugene, Kim So Yeon, Lee Ji, etc.

Mr. Queen (November 4)

The story is about a modern-day chef getting stuck in the body of a 14th-century queen. In most K dramas about historical fantasy, such switches are frequent but the interesting part will be a chef adapting to be a queen in centuries far apart. A romantic comedy-drama, Shin Hye-sun plays the role of queen Cheorin and the cast includes Kim Jung-Hyun, Bae Jong-Ok, etc.

Secret Garden (November 4)

Releasing on the same day as Mr Queen is another fantasy rom-com about CEO Kim Joo-Won, played by Hyun Bin and a stuntwoman Gil Ra-Im, played by Ha Ji-Won who are part of different social class structures. But despite the class and cultural differences, they come together in the most dramatic way.

Voice (November 11)

All four seasons of the show is going to be part of the Amazon Prime Video Korean drama shows list. Considered a must-watch for crime drama fans, the show is about the emergency call centre and its employees. They solve cases with limited information and the team consists of an ex-detective, a police academy graduate, who run after the killers while fighting their own personal battles. Includes Lee Ha-Na, Jang Hyuk, Kim Jae-Wook and others.

Doctors ( November)

A medical drama featuring a reckless student, Yoo Hye-Jung, played by Park Shin-Hye and a responsible teacher Hong Ji-hong, played by Kim Rae-Won. The latter plays a key role in the transformation and the character development of the student. The show takes the viewers on a time jump, from the learning period to the time when the student joins the teacher as a doctor and the show navigated the day to day life of them and their team.

(Feature Image Credit: The Strait Times)


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