Christmas break is here and what better way to unwind and de-stress than to watch K-dramas. With new releases such as Goblin and The Legend of the Blue Sea attracting high ratings, there is a drama for everyone to sink their teeth into.
Here are five K-dramas to watch this Christmas (if drinking egg nog is not your thing).
White Christmas (2011)
White Christmas is everyone’s worst nightmare. Besides the fact there is a murderer in the midst, being stuck at school over the Christmas holidays is even worse.
The mystery drama questions whether evil is organic or environmental as seven students and a teacher realise they all have been sent an anonymous letter that forced them to stay at the school.
Kim Woo Bin made his acting debut as rebel red head Kang Mi-reu in this suspense drama. The students become emotionally fragile as they figure out who is behind the letters.
That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013)
Grab the tissues and prepare for the whirlwind romance of two people who don’t believe in love. Based on a Japanese drama, a gambler and conman Oh Soo (Zo In-Sung) pretends to be the long-lost brother of a blind woman Oh Young (Song Hey-Kyo). He’s so shady.
The drama is perfect to snuggle up with a loved one (or a pillow if you are single) and find out if Oh Soo will finish what he started or will his feelings for Oh Young get in the way?
Sassy, Go Go (2015)
Also known as Cheer Up! the teen drama is perfect to watch with a group of friends if you are planning to ditch the Christmas party this year.
Apink’s Jung Eun-ji stars as sassy Kang Yeon-doo who is the leader of her street dance club Real King. Solely made out of students with the lowest grades at the elite school, there is a stark difference between them and club Baek Ho.
However the two clubs join together to form a cheerleading club and the president of Baek Ho, Kim Yeol played by Lee Won-keun begins to form an unlikely friendship with Yeon-doo. The story between the two and their peers is filled with love, heartbreak, deceit and friendship.
Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye star in fan favourite Pinocchio. A stable drama if you like romance, secrecy and self discovery. Park Shin Hye plays Choi In-Ha who suffers with Pinocchio Syndrome, making it impossible for her to lie without hiccuping. An unfortunate condition to have when you want to become a broadcast journalist.
The family drama follows In-Ha and her ‘uncle’ Dal-Po played by Lee Jong Suk and their journey to become reporters in the city of Seoul. But Dal-Po has a hidden past and discovers the identity of In-Ha’s mother who played a part in the downfall of his family.
Start your holiday off right and watch all 20 episodes on Viki.
Solomon’s Perjury (2016)
New drama alert. Solomon’s Perjury is out just in time for a Christmas binge.
The mystery thriller, based on Japanese novel Solomon no Gisho, begins with the discovery of Lee So Woo’s (Seo Young Joo) body on Christmas Day. By his friend Bae Joon Young played by Seo Ji Hoon. Not the best gift to receive.
When school officials and authorities rule his death as suicide, the students take matters into their own hands and hold a trial. Who is to blame? Watch the first episode of Solomon’s Perjury on Viki to find out.