Viki Streaming Updates October/November 2016
I’m back. Yes, I have not been good at posting regularly for the past two years. Life…has been kind of rough, hasn’t it? With the events that happened at the end of 2014, it made for a very less motivated 2015. And, oddly enough, 2015 ended like 2014 – not in a good way. And thus 2016 came and more things happened, this time with health issues. So two years with deaths in the immediate family followed by issues with blood pressure and carpal tunnel, plus some chronic fatigue added into the mix (and a 2-week nasty cold that led to a return of bad digestive issues…). And let’s not talk about the craziness with canning, lawn care, work projects, and what we call Obamacare. Shakes head. It’s just been really crazy and really hard to be motivated about anything.
That being said, on a happier note, I’m feeling more motivated than I have in a long while. If you know anything about recapping, it takes a long time. It can take me especially longer with how anal I can be about all the details (necessary or not). So, on good news, I’ll be covering the Filipino dramas Born for You and Til I Met You. I shall also finish Thai drama Devil Lover and Taiwanese drama MARS. I don’t know if I’ll blow the dust off on other dramas or not. We’ll have to see. And, I’m perusing the new Japanese dramas and will see if any catch my eye or not. I’m thinking there’s one I’m definitely interested in, but I actually have to watch a drama to be able to determine whether or not I have the ambition to cover it.
Okay, enough about me and this blog. Time to get on to the news you’re all waiting for.
In Korean dramas, The Man Living in My House is now available! When a flight attendant’s mother passed away three years ago, she thought she had no family left. When she visit’s her mother’s grave on her death anniversary, she finds a handsome young man claiming to be her step-father! Premiering later this week (on 10/28) we have Song Ji Hyo and Lee Sun Gyun’s drama My Wife is Having an Affair This Week. The drama revolves around a husband who thinks his wife might be cheating after discovering a hotel reservation made by his wife. He takes to the internet seeking advice on how to save his marriage. By the way, this drama is a remake of 2007 Japanese drama Konshu Tsuma ga Uwaki Shimasu.
Premiering on November 7th, beloved Chilbonggie is returning in a new drama! Romantic Doctor Kim stars Yoo Yeon Seok, Seo Hyun Jin, and Han Suk Kyu. A famous surgeon quits at the peak of his career at a major hospital to live in seclusion as a neighborhood doctor in a small town. He comes into contact with two young aspiring surgeons – one is a young man seeking out wealthy clients to lift him away from his impoverished life while another is trying to overcome a past mistake. Oh, and if you’re a Lee Min Ho fanatic (I’m not, but to each his/her own), his latest drama with Jun Ji Hyun The Legend of the Blue Sea will be premiering on November 16th.
Gogh, The Starry Night premiered on October 22nd, but it says not licensed for my region (I live in the US…). The drama stars Kwon Yuri of Girls Generation as well as Lee Ji Hoon and Kim Young Kwang. It revolves around a young woman working hard at her job and the five potential love interests in her life. Also streaming is Woman With a Suitcase starring Choi Ji Woo, Jeon Hye Bin, Joo Jin Mo, and Lee Joon. The drama revolves around a paralegal sent to prison for violating the Attorneys-at-Law-Act. Once released, no firm will hire her until the owner of K-Fact recognizes her talent and establishes a firm for her. Can she survive in a world where people are determined to see her fail? On the Way to the Airport revolves around two married people who accidentally come into each others lives. As they become more involved they have to figure out what to do about their marriages and families. What is the right decision? The drama stars Kim Ha Neul, Lee Sang Yoon, Shin Sung Rok, and Choi Yeo Jin.
In Taiwanese dramas, V-Focus is streaming starting this week (10/26). The drama stars Melvin Sia, Jennifer Hong, Yorke Sun, and Huang Wei Ting. Two old enemies crash on a deserted island and must work together to survive.
Chinese drama Customize Happiness starring Kimi Qiao, Tong Yao, Viola Mi, and Liu Tian Zuo started streaming on October 14th. The drama revolves around a top fashion designer who is very unlucky in love due to the unrealistic requirements she has towards her “perfect match.” She falls for a professional racer who is now managing an autobody shop. Can she ditch her requirements? And it may be hard to believe, but Rookie Agent Rouge‘s final episode aired October 22nd. This is a period drama set in the 1930s-40s China. A young woman unwittingly comes into posession of a letter from the Japanese army and must prove that she is not a spy, but loyal Chinese citizen. Love Zhao Li Ying, but not 100% certain I can watch this entire drama or not. I did watch the first episode, though, at least.
The Legend of Chusen is now officially streaming on Viki! The drama stars Li Yi Feng, Zhao Li Ying, Fu Cheng Peng, and Cheng Yi. Two friends survive the massacre of their village and were both taken in by the Qing Yun Sect and trained in the ways of the immortal sword. Of course Li Yi Feng falls for Zhao Li Ying whose father is trying to grow his power by overthrowing the Qing Yun Sect. What will he choose between loyalty and love? February drama Xin Xian Shi Yi Lang is also now available. A Robin Hood-like thief played by Kevin Yan falls for a great martial artist played by Gan Ting Ting after she repeatedly saves his life. The only problem is that she’s engaged to martial art elite played by Zhu Yi Long. Of course, there’s a jealous other girl. Can this tangled web come unwoven?
After watching and rewatching the trailers for Wang Kai’s When a Snail Falls in Love, I was excited to find the first three episodes available (English subtitles aren’t 100%, but still exciting to see it’s there). I’ve been looking forward to this drama.