11 new Korean dramas to watch on Viu

Published February 25, 2021, 7:23 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

New Korean dramas on Viu 

OTT (over-the-top) video streaming platform Viu is offering 11 new Korean dramas this month and March. 

These “River Where the Moon Rises,” “The Penthouse 2,” “Times,” “Mouse,” “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning,” “Dear. M,” “Great Real Estate,” “Summer Guys,” “Love Scene Number,” “Breakup Probation, A Week” and “Beyond Evil.”

Viu recently announced it hit 45 million MAU (monthly active users) and 5.3 million paid subscribers* and ranks No.1 for number of users in Southeast Asia according to Media Partners Asia (MPA).

The Viu Original “River Where the Moon Rises” premiered on Feb. 15. The drama stars Kim So-hyun as Princess Pyeonggang and Ji Soo as On Dal and follows Pyeonggang’s quest to uncover dark and dangerous conspiracies in the kingdom.

After its successful first season, “The Penthouse 2” premiered on Viu on Feb. 20. The series follows the journey of three moms, fueled by greed and desire, to elevate their lives. It stars Lee Ji Ah, Kim So-yeon, Eugene, Uhm Ki Joon, Shim Eun Kyung and Bong Tae Gyu.

“Mouse,” premiering on March 4, tells the story of a justice-seeking rookie detective whose life changes after meeting a psychopathic serial killer. It will star actor Lee Seung-gi, Park Joo-hyun and veteran star Lee Hee-jun. 

Now available on Viu is the sci-fi, action thriller “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning,” a drama about a biological experimental subject named Z-O. Made by a corrupt priest and scientist, Z-O looks like an ordinary human but possesses special powers. Tired of living a life in hiding, Z-O returns to the lab where he was created to face reality and find a way to live as a human. It stars Kim Rae Won and Lee Da Hee.

On the other hand, the supernatural drama “Great Real Estate” follows Hong Ji Ah (Jang Na Ra), the owner of a real estate agency who has a special ability: she can see spirits and exorcise them. It also stars CNBLUE’s Yonghwa. 

Other titles in February and March include romance dramas “Love Scene Number” and “Breakup Probation, A Week,” time travel thriller drama “Times,” musical drama “Summer Guys,” and crime thriller “Beyond Evil.”