Viki August/September 2016 Updates
As promised yesterday, here is a look at what’s newly streaming on Viki!
In August, Viki started streaming Moonlight Drawn by the Clouds starring my favorite Kim Yoo Jung, Park Bo Gum, and B1A4’s leader Jinyoung. The drama follows Hong Ra On (Kim Yoo Jung) who for undisclosed reasons must disguise herself as a man. She is sold to be a palace eunuch and through a comedy of errors is approved for work in the palace. It helps that the Crown Prince Lee Yeong (Park Bo Gum) is pulling strings to get her in since he knows how much she doesn’t want to be there. Ra On finds an ally in scholar Kim Yoon Sung (Jinyoung) who immediately knows Ra On is hiding her true sex. Yoon Sung desperately wishes to help the prince and be his friend, but his grandfather is setting the two up to be enemies. There’s also Kim Sat Gat (Kwak Dong Yeon) who is Lee Yeong’s right hand man who also happens to have a political agenda. Watch Here: www.viki.com/tv/30308c-moonlight-drawn-by-clouds
Also starting in August was Laurel Tree Tailors starring some big names in the Korean entertainment world! Lee Dong Gun, Cha In Pyo, Choi Won Young, and Hyun Woo star as friends and competitors in the dwindling tailor industry. Watch Here: www.viki.com/tv/31894c-laurel-tree-tailors. And you can see Song Jae Rim in weekend drama Our Gab Soon which also stars Kim So Eun, Lee Bo Hee, Lee Byung Joon, and Kim Hye Sun. The plot revolves around Heo Gap Dol and Shin Gap Soon. While Gap Dol struggles to pass the law exam and then the civil servant exam, Gap Soon works hard to support him and herself while hoping marriage will be on the horizon when Gap Dol successfully passes. But goings on in their own family lives leave them worried about marriage and the future. Watch Here: www.viki.com/tv/32504c-our-gap-soon.
New in September we have Tong: Memories (not yet available at this time) which stars Lee Hak Joo, Lee Jae Yoon, Kim Ji An with a cameo by Ma Dong Seok. This web drama follows Lee Jung Woo (Lee Hak Joo) as he learns to fight back against bullies to become the top street fighter in Busan. Watch Here: www.viki.com/tv/32740c-tong-memories. As well as Fantastic which stars Kim Hyun Joo, Joo Sang Wook, Ji Soo, Kim Tae Hoon, and Park Si Yeon. The drama revolves around Lee So Hye (Kim Hyun Joo) who is a popular drama writer as she is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Just as she learns she is ill ex-flame Ryu Hae Sung (Joo Sang Wook) reappears in her life to star in her new drama. While Hae Sung is very popular, he can’t act. Watch Here: www.viki.com/tv/32715c. Plus, Chinese drama Proud of Love which is adapted from a novle by Sui Hou Zhu (starting September 19th). This drama stars Tong Meng Shi, Vivian Sung, and Guan Hong and revovles around two college students who end up…swapping bodies!!!??? Of course they are a boy and girl so it puts things into new perspectives. Watch Here: www.viki.com/tv/30655c-proud-of-love.
Did you know Ji Chang Wook is starring in a Chinese drama? I somehow missed that. He does have a new Korean drama coming out soon as well, come to think of it. Anywho, uri Donghae (how he’ll forever be known to me thanks to Smile, Donghae) has the Chinese drama Whirlwind Girl 2 streaming right now. I really would love to watch the first season which stars Love O2O‘s leading man Yang Yang, btw. The drama follows Qi Bao Cao (An Yue Xi) who stops competing in Tae Kwon Do after losing her mentor. She is taken in as a trainee by the mysterious Chang An (Ji Chang Wook) who trains her harder than ever. Oh, and lets not forget we have Fang Ting Hao (Chen Xiang) who is working to win the national title as well as Bao Cao heart. Watch Here: www.viki.com/tv/30397c-whirlwind-girl-2.