DramaFever and Hulu Asian Drama Additions – September 14, 2016
I want to say that Hulu has a partnership with both DramaFever and Viki, but don’t quote me on that. I say this because there are both DramaFever and Viki titles streaming on Hulu right now. They’ve added historical drama Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (see my Viki update post for more on that), W (a man must save a woman trapped in a parallel universe), and Descendants of the Sun. I haven’t watched the last two, but I am loving the first one so far.
And there’s lots going on over at DramaFever! They have several dramas you can exclusively watch only through them, like Scarlet Heart: Ryeo which is a Korean adaptation of Tong Hua’s Bu Bu Jing Xin. Oh, and while you wait to watch the latest episodes of the Korean drama, why not marathon the completed Chinese drama (under Scarlet Heart)? That was an awesome drama, by the by. The plot is about a woman unlucky in love who is magically transported through time to the Goryeo Dynasty where she becomes entangled with the princes of Goryeo and finds friendship and love. Unlike the Chinese drama, our heroine doesn’t know much about the history. She only knows a little. It’s decent and fast-paced. It also stars Lee Jun Ki, IU, Kang Ha Neul, Kim Ji So, and Nam Joo Hyuk. Ah, and EXO’s Baek Hyun. His acting isn’t the greatest, but 10th prince was always the goofiest of the princes and for me Hong Jong Hyun’s acting is always hit or miss. When he’s good, he’s really good. When he’s bad…he’s horribly mediocre.
Another exclusive is Cinderella and Four Knights, Jealousy Incarnate, Love O2O, and Let’s Drink. Cinderella and Four Knights stars the always awesome Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Shin, Choi Min Sung, Son Na Eun, and Kim Yong Gun. The drama revolves around a poor girl who lives with her stepmom and stepsister while her father travels all the time for work. She is shoved into a cramped and tiny room and expected to do all the chores as well as earn money to support herself. Circumstances entangle her with the Kang cousins and she is hired by their grandfather to turn them from spoiled brats to good people. There is one rule, though, no dating allowed! I am loving this drama so far, although Son Na Eun’s Park Hye Ji irks me. Sure, I get she’s head over heels for Ahn Jae Hyun’s Kang Hyun Min, but given everything he’s done…I think its really her own fault she keeps letting him hurt her over and over and over again. I just can’t sympathize with the character.
Jealousy Incarnate offers a fresh take on a matter that isn’t tackled too often. Oh, I’m sure the focus will shift soon enough, but we have a male announcer diagnosed with breast cancer and the female weather girl (who dreams of being an announcer) who is at risk for breast cancer. Of course our weather girl Gong Hyo Jin has been in a one-sided love with our announcer Jo Jong Suk for three years. Enter in Jung Suk’s family’s complicated relationships and a love rivalry with Go Kyung Pyo. Meanwhile Let’s Drink (Drinking Solo) takes its cue from the comedy Let’s Eat, but instead of focusing on singles and food, we focus on singles and drinking. Since I’m not a drinker…probably not going to give this drama a try. I just don’t get some people’s obsession with alcohol.
DramaFever is also streaming Fantastic, Second to Last Love, To Be A Better Man, Ice Fantasy, Our Gab Soon, Refresh Man, Age of Youth, Let’s Fight Ghost, and Wanted. Oh, and they’ve also added Hu Ge’s popular Nirvana in Fire. Oh, and of course the K-Con 2016 Concerts are available now.
Coming soon to DramaFever: Ji Chang Wook’s The K2. For those of you who prefer Viki, sorry, this is a DramaFever exclusive. If you need your Ji Chang Wook fix, you’ll have to get it here. They are also adding a remake 1% of Something. The original was called 1% of Anything starring Kang Dong Won and Kim Jung Hwa. And if you are a fan of Let’s Eat, there sequel is landing on DramaFever sometime soon.