Netflix and Hulu Streaming Updates – October 24, 2016
Hulu has added Viki title Shopping King Louie to its Korean drama library. Seo In Guk plays a wealthy chaebol who has lived a sheltered life and goes around the world frivolously spending money. When he goes to Seoul he gets into an accident and loses his memories. He then meets Nam Ji Hyun who plays a girl from the country trying to make something of herself in the big city. She takes him in and takes care of him while Yoon Sang Hyun tries to keep Louie from returning to his rightful place (and of course he falls for Nam Ji Hyun as well).
Meanwhile, Netflix has added more than one Asian drama. The exciting thing is that they are adding more Japanese dramas! They are now about the only legal streaming site with new Japanese dramas. Added now is Odagiri Joe, Kobayashi Kaoru, and Fuwa Mansaku’s Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories which follows patrons of a mundane restaurant who form connections on the shared love of a particular dish. I’m guessing this is a reboot/relaunch of the original Midnight Diner (it was a Japanese drama long before a Korean one).
Jang Geun Suk and Yoona’s Love Rain is now available as well. The drama shows the journey of two couples from the 1970s to present day. The first couple’s love ended in disappointment. Can their children find the love they missed out on? 2014 Korean web drama The Outstanding Woman (aka Prominent Woman) is also available. A successful magazine editor seems to have everything going for her, but she has to earn to balance work, love, and friends. Another Korean web drama Be Arrogant starring Yoo Ra, Shin So Yul, and Yoo Min Kyu is now available. Two women who butt heads over a man join forces to open their own online shopping mall.
In Taiwanese dramas, we now have George Hu, Yuan Ai Fei, and Kunda’s Love Cheque Charge. The drama follows a rigid business man who made a wild promise to a woman in distress three years ago. When they meet again he must decide whether or not he’ll honor that promise. Also available is Nylon Chen’s Be With You which follows the lives of two sisters as they are reunited with childhood crushes. Can they find love or has that bus already left the station? And we have Be With Me starring River Huang, Queen Wei, and Jason Tsou. The drama revolves around a popular boyband that breaks up when their leader chooses the manager’s daughter over his group (well…really he thinks leaving is the best way to protect the group and the woman he loves). The premise behind the drama is really annoying as the couple that were never able to really be a couple and the ex-members reunite and try to jump start their careers.
Enjoy Chris Wang and Tammy Chen’s Lucky Days. A couple are on the verge of divorce when laid back Ren finds a time-traveling computer and decides to use it to reboot his marriage to his money-crazy wife. We also have Ice and Fire of Youth starring Jerry Jia, Ying Er, and Du Chun. The drama revolves around a young man who goes undercover in a big company to avenge his father’s death.
As always, you can see the complete list of what once was streaming and what still is on Netflix here: lists/asian-dramas-streaming-on-netflix.