My Secret Romance Simulcast + Other DramaFever Updates
Okay. Take a break from blogging and it really is sometimes way too hard to get back in the saddle again. Just like my writing. I haven’t written anything in a very long time and find it really difficult to get back into the groove with creative writing. Anywho, after a long radio silence, DramaFever updates!
So, in case you didn’t know Sung Hoon’s and Song Ji Eun’s latest drama My Secret Romance is now available on DramaFever. The cool thing about this simulcast? It is being streamed at the same time the episode is released in South Korea. Usually, you’re always a day or way more behind with simulcasts. According to the press release, new episodes will stream every Monday and Tuesday at 9AM (because South Korea is like half a day or so ahead of the US depending on time zones). The DramaFever website says that the drama will be available everywhere by 9PM EST.
My Secret Romance follows the story of Sung Hoon and Song Ji Eun’s characters who had a brief, but passionate fling and later meet again three years later and start to fall in love. Sounds interesting and I can’t wait to give this a try. I do like Sung Hoon and I’m curious to see Song Ji Eun in a drama as I don’t think I’ve ever seen her act before.
Okay, on to other drama updates!
DramaFever is now streaming Korean drama Strong Woman Do Bong Soon about a girl gifted with unusual strength and the eccentric man who falls for her and tries his best to help her harness her powers (full series available now!); Taiwanese drama Across the Ocean to See You starring Zhu Ya Wen and Wang Li Kun. A recent divorcee heads back to Taiwan where she becomes hated by her employees and is helped by a colleague to get back into their good graces starting a romance.
Radiant Office stars Hoya, Go Ah Sung, and Ha Suk Jin and is about a young woman who always gets the short end of the stick when it comes to her job search. She is rejected from the same company 100 times! An accident, ruled as a suicide attempt, lands her in the hospital with two other unlucky job candidates. The three overhear one of them only has a few months to live and try to commit group suicide when they all get notified of one last interview chance.
Manga turned Japanese movie turned Korean drama, Lovely Love Lie (aka The Liar and His Lover) is now streaming. I have started Sato Takeru’s movie, but haven’t finished it. The manga is Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru by Aoki Kotomo. I am as bad at finishing movies as I am dramas. Go me! Anywho, the drama follows a young and famous composer played by Lee Hyun Woo. After years of fame and fortune, he’s become depressed and out of touch until he hears a young high school girl’s voice. He hides his true identity to approach her and that only complicates things when he finds himself falling for her.
Yeon Woo Jin’s Marriage Not Dating is now streaming in its entirety and his recent drama My Shy Boss co-starring Park Hye Soo has recently been completed. The former is about a rich young man who asks his friend’s ex-girlfriend to pretend to be his fiancee to get his mother off of his back and finds himself falling for her. In the latter, gone is the arrogant rich man and instead we have the awkwardly shy boss who finds himself falling for an outgoing young woman.
Gu Hye Sun returned to the small screen for the first 6 episodes of airing drama You Are Too Much. Due to medical reasons, she has been replaced by Jang Hee Jin. The drama also stars Uhm Jung Hwa as a woman who gave up everything for fame who comes across a young woman supporting herself and her family by impersonating Uhm Jung Hwa’s character.
If you’re in the mood for some historical dramas, you can find saeguks Rebel: Thief of the People (another telling of the Korean Robin Hood figure Hong Gil Dong) and Hwarang. If time travel is more your cup of tea than history, check out Choi Jin Hyuk’s return to the small screen with Tunnel where he plays a detective investigating a killer. As he chases him out the end of a tunnel, he somehow timewarps to 2017 where he tries to find the same killer. Speaking of time travel, Taiwanese drama Love, Timeless is set to start streaming today as it just started airing in Taiwan on the 15th. The drama stars Nich Chou and Summer Meng and is about a man who has the chance to time travel to fix his life…the only problem is he has no idea what he needs to do. And if you like movies where you have two people connected from different times, then you’ll want to check out Time Renegades featuring Im Soo Jung and Jo Jung Suk. The movie centers around two men who live thirty years apart, but dream about one another…oh…and the women they love are both in grave danger.
Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Kang Hee return to dramaland with Queen of Mystery. Choi Kang Hee is a housewife who dreams of being a police officer and ends up becoming a special consultant on cases. Kwon Sang Woo is a thug-like detective who eventually teams up with this outgoing and smart ahjumma. More into medical dramas? Check out Fall 2016 Chinese drama Medical Examiner Dr. Qin starring Zhang Ruo Yun, Jiao Jun Yan, and Li Xian. The drama follows a group of crime fighters who learn that they must become a team and work together if they want to clean up the streets.
Coming soon: Ruler: Master of the Mask starring Yoo Seung Ho, L, and Yoon So Hee, a historical drama about a man waging a lone war against a very large and evil organization. EXO member Kai’s drama Andante is also set to stream sometime in the future. Oh, and Band of Sisters (aka Unni is Alive) is set to start streaming on Wednesday, April 19th. The complicated drama is about a group of women banding together after they suffer tragic losses.