Hulu Adds Liar Game and Misaeng!
It’s been a while since Hulu had new content that wasn’t already on DramaFever as Hulu does have a partnership with DramaFever. Added to its streaming library are Korean dramas Misaeng (under Incomplete Life), Liar Game, Fated to Love You, Goodbye Mr. Black, and Descendants of the Sun. DramaFever did have Fated to Love You (the Korean take on the popular Taiwanese drama), Goodbye Mr. Black, and Descendants of the Sun first, but it does not have Liar Game or Misaeng.
Liar Game is a Korean remake of hit Japanese TV series based on a manga of the same name. Of course, don’t think that the Korean drama is like the Japanese as they are really very different which can be a good thing unless you’re a purist. The jdrama also wasn’t 100% faithful to its manga origins, so to each its own. Liar Game stars Lee Sang Yoon, Kim So Eun, and Shin Sung Rok. The drama centers around the innocent leading lady Kim So Eun drawn into a vicious game of liars hosted (and created by) Shin Sung Rok. The aid of master psychologist (and ex-con) Lee Sang Yoon is enlisted to ensure Kim So Eun will not be buried in a debt she’ll never be able to repay.
Misaeng was a drama that really had a good following. Those who watched it, loved it. I want to watch it, but haven’t tried it out yet. Most of the people I follow on Twitter and the blogs had favorable reviews of the acting and story. The story follows people in the office environment. I think the main focus is on the three young people recently hired or interning (Kang Ha Neul, Kang So Ra, and Im Si Wan). Im Si Wan is our leading man Geu Ri who failed at becoming a pro Go player and is at a complete loss in his life when he magically lands an internship at a leading company with only a high school diploma.