MOON LOVERS SCARLET HEART RYEO (2016)
One of the many incredibly artistic Joseon Dynasty inspired dramas to hit our screens in the closing of 2016, Moon Lovers follows the story of Hae-Soo (I.U) a young girl who finds herself travelling back in time to the Joseon era. There she is met by 7 princes and a life that is already set out for her, but with her modern day mannerisms and charming personality, can she avoid falling in love with the wrong person and still change the fate of the world she’s fallen into? The drama itself has a stellar cast, from the likes of Lee Joongi and Kang Ha-Neul among others, to even K- pop idols such as Baekhyun (EXO) and Seohyun (Girls Generation).
SWEET STRANGER AND ME (2016)
It’s winter, with the days getting darker and dreaded winter blues setting in, this is the perfect drama, filled with romance and comedy all rolled into one. Hong Na-Ri (Soo-Ae) is a flight attendant, her mother has passed away and her fiancee has cheated on her with a colleague. If she thought things were bad, they’re about to get a whole lot worse when she returns to her hometown to finalise her mothers will. She’s met by a young, handsome stranger (Kim Young-Kwang) who claims to be her step father and owner of the whole estate. Is he really who he says he is? Or is there more to how their stories intertwine?
The last and in no means the least traditional drama of 2016, Hwarang will be released on December 19th for 20 episodes, every Monday and Tuesday. Set in the kingdom of Silla, Hwarang follows the lives of an elite group of talented ‘flowering knights’, who will use their passion to weald influence in Seorabeol, allowing one to change history and become king. Another outstandingly talented cast, Park Seo-Joon, Go Ara, and a whole host of idol stars, Park Hyung-Sik (ZE:A), Minho (Shinee) and Kim Tae-Hyung (BTS) only to name a few, will be showcasing their versatile acting talents, alongside their music careers.
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SEVEN FIRST FISSES
Not much has been released about this upcoming web drama from Lotte Free Shop, but the cast is enough to get any fangirl or boy excited! All 6 actors are Hallyu stars, Lee Joon-Gi has been cast as a chaebol church opaa, Ji Chang-Wook is a secret agent, Lee Jong-Suk a star, Park Hae Jin will be her co-worker, 2PM’s Taecyeon is a rich bachelor and EXO’s Kai her young friend. Phew… Let that all sink.
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