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K-Dramas to Binge-Watch This Month


Don’t miss out on these dramatic, the fantastical and the oh-so-thrilling titles!



The busiest time of year is falling upon us yet again, which means one thing: You’re going to need even better entertainment to keep you sane through all the holiday madness. Saving the day, Viu is serving up three new K-Drama titles absolutely worth watching this month.


Read on for a quick run-down on December’s most-awaited K-Dramas!


Encounter (Boyfriend)

Starring: Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum



In a nutshell: Encounter tells the story of two individuals from opposite walks of life. There’s Cha Soo Hyun (Song Hye Kyo), a politician’s daughter whose unhappy marriage resulted in an eventual divorce. And then there’s Kim Jin Hyuk (Park Bo Gum), the very definition of an ordinary man. Working part-time jobs in the absence of a full-time gig, he finds happiness in the mundane. Soo Hyun and Jin Hyuk, two seemingly polar opposites, meet on a trip abroad and the rest is history—but you’d be mistaken to write this off as just another cliché love story.


Watch this if: You’ve got a soft spot for heart-wrenching romances.


Catch Encounter (Boyfriend), premiering this month on Viu! In the meantime, let the trailers keep you on the edge of your seat.


Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter

Starring: Moon Chae Won, Yoon Hyun Min, Seo Ji Hoon, Kang Mi Na


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In a nutshell: Sun Ok Nam, a fairy, came down to Earth to bathe in a waterfall—only to have her fairy dress stolen and her entrance to heaven revoked. She marries the man who stole her clothing, only to lose him to an unfortunate fall off a cliff after building a life together. Deciding to wait for her husband to reincarnate, Ok Nam takes on the role of a barista at a cafe on Gyeryong Mountain. 699 years down the line, she finally meets two men who she believes could be the reincarnation of the man she loves. On a quest to find out which one he is, she leaves her post at the humble coffee shop and follows them to the bustling city of Seoul.


Watch this if: Fantasy themes are your cup of tea.


Watch Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter exclusively on Viu!


An Empress’s Dignity

Starring: Choi Jin Hyuk, Jang Nara & Shin Sung Rok



In a nutshell: From a nameless musical understudy to the emperor’s wife: at first glance, it may seem like Oh Sunny’s (Jang Nara) life is too good to be true. We soon discover, however, that this Cinderella story may be more than she bargained for. Set in an alternate universe, An Empress’s Dignity reimagines mordern-day Korea as a constitutional monarchy. When Oh Sunny suddenly marries into the imperial family, she finds herself in the thick of mystery and corrupt power play following the death of the dowager empress. Despite the murky waters, she finds herself falling for the charms of Na Wang Sik, the imperial bodyguard who appears to have a few secrets of his own.


Watch this if: You’re always up for a good mystery/thriller and love a good dose of drama!


Stream episodes of An Empress’ Dignity only on Viu!


Clean With Passion For Now

Starring: Kim Yoo Jung, Yoon Kyun Sang, Song Jae Rim



In a nutshell: We’ve seen many of stories about opposites falling in love, but not quite like this. Jang Sun Gyul (Yoon Kyun Sang) is an absolute germophobe who, quite aptly, owns a cleaning company. As fate would have it, he meets Gil Oh Sol (Kim Yoo Jung). Bright, bubbly and absolutely game to get down and dirty––she proves to be Sun Gyul’s total opposite. Clean With Passion For Now tells the story of these two’s unlikely tumble into love.


Watch this if: You’re weak for uncanny romances and a healthy dose of comedy.


Stream the latest episodes of Clean With Passion For Now on Viu.





These titles are just the tip of the iceberg. Closing the year with a bang, Viu continues to bring you the absolute best of Korean entertainment. See the rest of the titles you have right at your fingertips only on Viu. Better yet, level up your experience and subscribe to Viu Premium for freshly subtitled content in as fast as 8 hours after the original broadcast, unlimited downloads for offline viewing and an all-access pass to 1080p HD quality content!



Words Cessi Treñas

Art Alex Lara

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