What to watch, what's new and what everyone's talking about — K-drama edition

What to watch, what's new and what everyone's talking about — K-drama edition

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Text: Ethan Lee

Editor: Aravin Sandran

Image: Netflix

Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Park Jung-min, Lee Jae-in, Jung Jin-yong
Launch date: Now streaming
Synopsis: Pastor Park (played by Lee Jung-jae) investigates a mysterious religious cult group that's connected to a series of cases involving missing teenage girls. Disturbing clues, a murder of a young girl, and dark spells — this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Chief of Staff

Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Shin Min-ah
Launch date: Now streaming
Synopsis: This political series follows the highly capable, chief of staff Jang Tae-jun (played by Lee Jung-jae), as he purses his own ambitions while using his charisma to influence power behind-the-scenes.

Designated Survivor: 60 Days

Cast: Ji Jin-hee, Lee Joon-hyuk, Heo Joon-ho
Launch Date: 1 July 2019
Synopsis: An adaptation of the American hit Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland, this Korean version begins with an explosion in the National Assembly that kills everyone in the Cabinet. Minister of Environment Park u-jin (played by Ji Jin-hee) takes up the role of acting President for the next 60 days, and attempts to bring some stability to the country while facing political hurdles.

My First First Love Season 2

Cast: Ji Soo, Jung Chae-yeon, Jinyoung, Kang Tae-oh, Choi Ri
Launch Date: 26 July 2019
Synopsis: In this season, we join the the five key characters as they ascend to adulthood, and manage the stresses of love and life. The love triangle between Tae-o, Song-i and Do-hyeon will test their friendships, while Hun and Ga-rin move closer towards their professional ambitions.

Love Alarm

Cast: Kim So-hyun, Song Kang, Jung Ga-ram
Launch date: 22 August 2019
Synopsis: Based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same title, this drama series revolves around a group of friends who find themselves caught in between what they truly desire, and a futuristic mobile app which notifies the user with an 'alarm' whenever someone who has romantic feelings for them comes within a 10-metre radius.


Cast: Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Shin Sung-rok
Launch: September 2019
Synopsis: Cha Dal-geon (played by Lee Seung-gi) goes on a hunt to find answers to a plane crashed that killed over 200 passengers including his nephew. Cha Dal-geon gets tangled up in a mess of espionage and national security conspiracies. The action-packed drama series was filmed in many spectacular locations outside of Korea such as Lisbon, Morocco, and Portugal.


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