Korean Dramas available on VIU to binge watch

As an international fans of Korean dramas, we all know the pain of finding sources for English subtitles and trusted translation. It was frustrating when you found the source but it will take you a couple of days for the subtitles to be ready.

Here’s a list of Korean dramas that are readily available on VIU which is a platform that brings Asian content to you. Being a subscriber for a couple of years and I really enjoy the options available, especially for Korean Variety shows. But that does not mean they lose out for dramas, so here we go.

Dali and the Cocky Prince

Rating: 4 out of 5.

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Art, Business
Native title: 달리와 감자탕
Original network: KBS

Starring Kim Min Jae, Park Gyu Young, Kwon Yool, and more.

The romantic comedy drama between Don Don F&B director Jin Moo Hak and an art curator Kim Dal Ri. Dal Ri inherited Chungsong Art Museum after her dad suddenly passed away. Jin Moo Hak is one of the creditor that lends $2 million to her dad for sustaining the operation of the art gallery. Now he wants to get back the money.

The Devil Judge

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Devil Judge - tvN Drama poster
Devil Judge – tvN Drama poster

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Fantasy, Legal, Politics, Action
Native title: 악마판사
Original network: tvN

Starring Jisung, GOT7’s Park Jin Young, Kim Min Jung, Park Gyu Young, and more.

The drama is set in a dystopian South Korea. Kang Yo Han turned the courtroom into a reality show. Kim Ga On is an associate judge who shines like a ray of hope in the world of injustices. 

The Witch Diner

Rating: 4 out of 5.
The Witch’s Diner

No. of episodes: 8
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Supernatural
Native title: 마녀식당으로 오세요
Original network: TVING

Starring Song Ji Hyo, Nam Ji Hyun, Chae Jong Hyeop, and more.

Jo Hee Ra and Jung Jin run the mysterious restaurant that serves a magical dish that grants a personal wish. Together they hired a part-timer Lee Gil Young. 

Police University

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Police, School, Investigation, Action, Crime, Romance, Comedy
Native title: 경찰수업
Original network: KBS

Starring Krystal Jung, Jung Jin Young, Cha Tae Hyun, and more.

The drama is set in the Police University where Professor Yoo Dong Man joins forces with campus students Kang Sun Ho and Oh Kang Hee set out to investigate a case together.

Taxi Driver

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Taxi Driver, Rainbow Taxi - Drama Poster SBS - 2
Taxi Driver, Rainbow Taxi – Drama Poster

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Native title: 모범택시
Original network: SBS

Starring Lee Je Hoon, Kim Eui Sang, Pyo Ye Jin, and more.

Taxi service that seeks revenge on behalf of victims who are unable to seek justice through law. The five members of the Rainbow Taxi include the former special forces soldier Kim Do Gi, the leader Jang Sung Cheol, the IT hacker Ahn Go Eun, and the engineering duo Choi Kyung Goo and Park Jin Uhn.

True Beauty

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
True Beauty Webtoon vs Drama
True Beauty Webtoon vs Drama

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: School, Romance, Comedy
Native title: 여신강림
Original network: tvN

Starring ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo, Moon Ga Young, Hwang In Yeop, and more.

True Beauty is a webtoon-adapted drama that talks about the insecurities of a woman due to beauty standards. Im Joo Kyung was bullied by her school mates and that almost forced her to get a suicide. Saved by Lee Suho who chance by the rooftop for a quiet time and remember his late friend. Joo Kyung later transferred to Suho’s high school and decide to use make up to cover her insecurities.

18 Again

Rating: 4 out of 5.
18 Again - JTBC 2020 Drama
18 Again – JTBC 2020 Drama

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, School, Fantasy
Native title: 18 어게인
Original network: JTBC, Netflix

Starring Lee Do Hyun, Kim Ha Neul, Yoon Sang Hyun, and more.

The fantasy drama happens when Hong Dae Young magically returns back to the 18-year-old self after his marriage with Jung Da Jung became shaky.

Mr. Queen

Rating: 4 out of 5.
tvN - Mr. Queen
tvN – Mr. Queen

No. of episodes: 20
Genre: Historical, Romance, Comedy
Native title: 철인왕후
Original network: tvN

Starring Kim Jung Hyun, Shin Hye Sun, Na In Woo, Seol In Ah, and more.

Based on real history with a mixture of comedy and fiction touch to it. Jang Bong Hwan is a modern-day chef in the Blue House, an accident draws his soul. Bong Hwan woke up in the body of the young queen, Kim So Yong in the Joseon Dynasty.

More Than Friends

Rating: 4 out of 5.
More than Friends 경우의 수 JTBC drama poster featuring Ong Seong Woo and Shin Ye Eun.
More than Friends 경우의 수 JTBC drama poster featuring Ong Seong Woo and Shin Ye Eun.

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, Friendship, Comedy
Native Title: 경우의 수
Original network: JTBC

Starring Ong Seong Wu, Shin Ye Eun, Kim Dong Jun, and more.

The drama about unrequited love between a struggling calligraphist and a talented photographer. Kyung Woo Yeon and Lee Soo are high school classmates. 

Do You Like Brahms?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Music, Melodrama, Romance
Native title: 브람스를 좋아하세요?
Original network: SBS

Starring Kim Min Jae, Park Eun Bin, Park Ji Hyun, Kim Sung Chul, and more.

The drama set in a prestigious music school in Seoul, South Korea where talented individuals gathered for music. Chae Song Ah is an aspiring violinist who is not talented but hard working. Park Joon Young is a talented pianist who started at the age of six, every concert of his will have tickets sold out.

Extraordinary You

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Extraordinary You drama poster with Kim Hye Yoon and Rowoon
Extraordinary You drama poster

No. of episodes: 32
Genre: Romance, Comedy, School, Youth, Fantasy
Native title: 어쩌다 발견한 하루
Original network: MBC

Starring SF9’s Rowoon, Kim Hye Yoon, Lee Jae Wook, Kim Young Dae, Jung Gun Joo, APRIL’s Lee Na Eun, and more.

The drama is about the life of comic characters who regain their consciousness and shuffle their lives between shadow and stage.

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