Binge watching Korean dramas has become our favourite pastime. I don’t know about you but I love spending my weekend streaming Korean shows and getting all up in my emotions. But with so many exciting new releases coming out, it’s hard to keep track of what’s in our watchlist. Get your popcorn ready as here are five trending K dramas that are worth streaming!
1. Taxi Driver 2
Back with season 2 is the popular vigilante drama, Taxi Driver. In its first season, Kim Do-Ki (Lee Je-hoon) and the members of the Rainbow Taxi Company offered their vigilante services to the disenfranchised by playing hero and fighting their battles for them. What I really love about TV vigilantes is they are pretty much fearless, showing us what it’s like to take revenge on the people who have milked our kindness for personal gains.
This season, the Rainbow Taxi Company is back to take on the evil doers of the world — or as Kim puts it, to return the favour to those who have exploited and caused harm to kind hearted people. This season will see Kim and the team taking on more clients and helping them to avenge their sworn enemy — albeit with a slight twist. You’ll have to watch the show to find out what the twist is. And while we don’t condone using violence to solve your problems, we do recommend watching season 2 as it is jam-packed with lots of action that will soothe your revenge tendencies.
Available on Viu.
2. Divorce Attorney Shin
There is something about attorney shows that just hooks us in. For me, I love watching legal dramas for the court scenes — I love the tension and drama that is showcased in the courtroom. Sometimes, legal dramas take on a less serious tone, by showing the comical or less strict side to lawyers — like in Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
Divorce Attorney Shin takes on a similar mood with a good mix of touching moments that tug at your heartstrings, as well as instances of slapstick comedy that showcases the main character’s — Shin Sung Han’s (Cho Seung-woo) — eccentric personality. But as the show progresses, you will soon realise that every little quirk that Sung Han has is crucial to his process as a lawyer — bet you never thought you would see quirk and lawyer in the same sentence. If there is one thing that this drama will show you, it is that divorce is multi-faceted and it is never easy — for the couple, the children, the friends, and even the lawyer.
Available on Netflix.
3. Delivery Man
The world of K dramas have often featured storylines involving zombies and ghosts, with some giving portraying these creatures in a playful light — think the popular Hotel de Luna and the touching Hi Bye Mama. The newest drama to join the likes of these two is Delivery Man. The show sees the hardworking Seon Young-min (Yoon Chan-young), a young taxi driver struggling to make ends meet — the usual.
The unusual twist in the story is, one night, he picks up a mobile phone which unleashes a ghost into his car. The ghost (Bang Minah) becomes attached to the taxi and his car becomes a haunting ground for other spirits. Young-min slowly becomes open to the idea of driving a ghost taxi. Props to both Chan Young and Minah for embodying their roles really well while adding a touch of their personality to their characters.
Available on Viu.
4. Pandora: Beneath The Paradise
If you love melodramatic Korean dramas with plenty of plot twists like The Penthouse, we reckon you’ll thoroughly enjoy Pandora: Beneath The Paradise. Buckle up for this very exciting and fast-paced drama series — and we really mean drama.
In the first episode, we meet our heroine Hong Tae-ra (Lee Ji-ah) who on the surface, seems like she has everything going for her — that is, until her past trauma comes back as vague memories that appear in flashes. As she pieces together bits of her memory, she unravels a plot twist involving two people who are very close to her — like very close. What exactly are these memories? Who are those two people? What caused Tae-ra to have these random flashbacks? Well, you’ll have to keep watching to find out.
Available on Disney+.
5. The Glory
If you thought Korean dramas like the Penthouse series or Word of the Married was wild, think again. This highly raved about drama, The Glory, has been making its rounds all over social media, not just because it stars Song Hye-kyo — aka Song Joong Ki’s ex-wife — as Moon Dong-eun. The very exciting and riveting series is broken into two parts and is centred around Dong-eun’s revenge scheme towards her tormentors.
Admit it, we’ve all thought about getting revenge on our bullies. The Glory is a very dark drama but does a great job in showcasing the satisfaction that you would experience when you see your tormentors getting a taste of their own medicine (not that we encourage it, of course). It’s one of those dramas that just makes you feel oh-so satisfied by showing your enemy who’s boss. With plenty of intense scenes between Dong-eun and her perpetrators, you’ll find yourself sitting on the edge of your seats for most parts of this drama.
Available on Netflix.
Which of these Korean dramas will you be bingeing first?
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