Holiday Binge-Watch: Add These K-Drama Titles to Your Watchlist

Stream these chart-topping dramas from 2019 in full on Viu!

‘Tis the season to kick back, relax and catch up on all the K-dramas we’ve missed throughout the hectic year that was. Now that the year is officially singing its swan song, there’s no better time to gather ‘round and look back on the titles that made 2019 a remarkable year in K-drama. 

From the school romances of At Eighteen and Extraordinary You to the unlikely circumstances in Melting Me Softly and Hotel del Luna, there’s plenty to look forward to. Ready, set, start binging!

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At Eighteen

Starring Ong Seong Wu, Kim Hyang Gi, Shin Seung Ho, Kang Ki Young

Since the expiration of K-Pop group Wanna One’s contracts, everyone has been on the edge of their seats anticipating Ong Seong Wu’s next move. Proving the public’s guesses right, Seong Wu went on to star in his first leading role in At Eighteen, portraying 11th grader Choi Joon Woo. After being wrongly accused for committing a violation in his previous school, Joon Woo starts a new life at Cheonbong High School—only to find himself and his friends diving head-first into the dramatic ups and downs that come with being eighteen years old.

See Ong Seong Wu’s big break as a leading actor. Stream At Eighteen on Viu!

Melting Me Softly

Starring Ji Chang Wook, Won Jin Ah, Yoon Se Ah

Hit play on the trailer above and you’ll find the most straightforward description of Melting Me Softly: a romance story about melting frozen humans. Set in present day, Melting Me Softly fixes its focus on two characters, Ma Dong Chan (Ji Chang Wook) and Ko Mi Ran (Won Jin Ah), who participated in a human-freezing project that was supposed to run only 24 hours long. By an unexpected turn of events, they wake up an entire two decades later and fumble through the confusing, high-tech world of 2019.

Discover how Dong Chan and Mi Ran manage in the present. Stream Melting Me Softly on Viu!

Hotel del Luna

Starring IU, Yeo Jin Goo, P.O, Mina

If you missed IU’s concert in Manila, then a rewatch of her 2019 drama Hotel del Luna may just be in order. In the drama, the singer-actress portrays Jang Man Wol, a spirit from the Goguryeo era who ends up tied to the Guest House of the Moon. Fast forward to 2019, the guest house becomes known among lurking spirits as Hotel del Luna, a hotel catering only to ghosts. 

Watch Jang Man Wol’s story unfold on Hotel del Luna. Stream all the episodes on Viu!

Extraordinary You

Starring Kim Hye Yoon, Kim Ro Woon, Lee Jae Wook

Eun Dan Oh (Kim Hye Yoon) turns all those moments of skepticism we experience into reality in Extraordinary You, when she finds out that she and the rest of the people around her are simply characters in a graphic novel. Worse, Dan Oh makes the unfortunate discovery that she isn’t a lead character and is set to be killed off in the plot. Eager to change her destiny, she teams up with Student Number 13 (Kim Ro Woon)—only to learn that tampering with their storylines comes with grave consequences.

Can Dan Oh and Student Number 13 change their fate? Find out by streaming Extraordinary You on Viu!

Search: WWW

Starring Lim Soo Jung, Lee Da Hee, Jeon Hye Jin, Chang Ki Yong

It’s been a long time coming, but 2019 has seen a pivotal shift in the world of Korean dramas. While many shows stay within the confines of your classic rom-com and typical romance, the past year has gifted us with many a feminist plot line. The most empowering among this year’s releases is Search: WWW, which tells the stories of three go-getting women in their thirties.

Celebrate girl power with Search: WWW. Stream all episodes on Viu!

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Words Cessi Treñas

Art Alex Lara

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