Viu So Good: The Best of K-Drama and Asian Entertainment Are Now All In One Place
Now the K-fever never has to end
The verdict is in: Hallyu, the Korean pop culture craze, is here to stay. With K-entertainment setting the bar higher year after year, be it through K-pop, K-drama or blockbuster movies, there’s no doubt that fans haven’t seen the best yet. There’s still a whole lot more to look forward to, a lot of kilig left to feel, hugot moments to make and emotional rollercoasters to ride.
The latest addition to the Hallyu craze that netizens are buzzing about? Suits, a refreshing Korean spin on the hit US legal drama series that made Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht and Meghan Markle household names. Just three episodes in and viewers already can’t get enough of Jang Dong Gun, Park Hyung Sik, Chae Jung An and Go Sung Hee’s fantastic portrayals.
Whether they’re looking to get hopped up on new obsessions like Suits or old favorites like Goblin: The Lonely and Great God, viewers can luckily get their fill on all things Hallyu on Viu, the streaming platform that’s a true K-entertainment goldmine.
Pinoy K-drama fans can now watch in-demand series, movies, variety shows and so much more—on demand—with Viu and sign on for a premium subscription for unlimited downloads, uninterrupted viewing and full HD resolution on all programs. Here, a rundown of some of the amazing titles you can help yourself to on Viu.
A Taxi Driver
Starring: Song Kang Ho, Thomas Kretschmann and Ryoo Joon Yeol
“A widowed father and taxi driver takes a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising.” Click to stream the movie on Viu.
I Am Not A Robot
Starring: Yoo Seung Ho, Chae Soo Bin, Uhm Ki Joon, Park Se Wan, Park Se Wan and Kang Ki Young
“Inevitably, everybody gets hurt at some point in their lives. There are different remedies for different types of wounds, and as time elapses, these remedies start to become less effective. This is a story about a man who created a shield for his broken heart. Since the day his heart broke, he has been living inside a shell. One day, he encounters a being unlike any other and by interacting with her, he slowly learns how to break out of his shell.” You can stream I Am Not A Robot’s pilot episode here.
Starring: Park Myeong Su, Hwang Kwang Hee, Yoo Jae Suk, Ha Dong Hoon, Jeong Hyung Don and Yang Se Hyung
“Watch as five hilarious men, all with distinct personalities, come together for this real-variety show. They may seem a little half-witted, but when they’re together, they’re invincible. Tune in as they face different challenges each week and see how they try to overcome it.” Enjoy episodes of Infinite Challenge and stream the variety show here!
Starring: Seo-Joon Park, Ha-Neul Kang and Ha-seon Park
“Two students from Korean National Police University decide to work together and track down a kidnapping incident.” Click on to stream the movie now.
Starring: Song Seung Hun, Go Ara, Kim Dong Joon, Lee El, Jo Jae Yoon and Jo Jae Yoon
“Black is a fantasy thriller about a grim reaper and a girl who can predict death. The grim reaper, who dwells in a human body of a police officer, comes across a mortal being unlike any other. Together, they become involved in a mysterious case.” Click to stream Black’s pilot episode: “It’s Not A Curse.”
Starring: Han Suk-kyu, Yoo Yeon-seok and Seo Hyun-jin.
“Kang Dong Joo becomes a doctor to win somebody over and Yoon Seo Jung becomes a doctor to be recognized by somebody. After they meet Teacher Kim, they learn about life values and comfort from love.” Get hooked on the medical comedy-drama series and stream here!
While You Were Sleeping
Starring: Bae Suzy, Lee Jong Suk, Lee Jong Suk, Jung Hae In, Park Jin Joo, Kim Min Jae and Kim Min Jae
“Can tragedies be avoided if they can be foreseen? In life, we witness small and big events. What would happen if someone can foresee every single event? A woman, played by Suzy, can see accidents that take place in the future through her dreams. A prosecutor, played by Lee Jong Suk, struggles and does everything he can to stop those dreams from becoming real. Will they be able to save our world from tragedies?” Get carried away and binge-watch While You Were Sleeping only on Viu.
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
Starring: Park Seo Joon, Go Ah Ra, Park Hyung Shik, Do Ji Han, Choi Min Ho, Jo Yoon Woo and Sung Dong Il.
“This drama is based on Silla period where the strict Bone-rank System existed. During the time of King Jinheung, Queen Ji So makes the King live in hiding in order to protect him from any possible dangers. As the time comes closer for his taking the throne properly, she creates Hwarang, a group of beautiful and special men, to train sons of True Bone officials to be loyal to the King. Stay tuned to watch the exciting incidents as Moo Myung and the King himself join the group with a fake name.” Click here to stream Hwarang episode one: “To the Capital.”
Starring: Yoo Jae Suk, Ha Dong Hoon, Ji Suk Jin, Song Ji Hyo, Lee Kwang Soo and Kim Jong Kook
“Running Man is a reality-variety show that stars Yu Jae Seok, and many other celebrities. In each episode they must complete missions at famous landmarks to win the race. The missions almost always features running, hence the title, and the name tag ripping game is filled with tension as each member struggles to survive.” Click to watch Running Man’s hilarious “War of the Stars” episode.
The Battleship Island
Starring: Hwang Jung Min, So Ji Sub and Song Joong Ki
“During the Japanese occupation, roughly 400 Koreans were imprisoned and forced into a labor camp on Hashima Island. This is the harrowing story of their attempt to escape.” Click to stream the award-winning movie.
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