iQiyi brings young adult dramas, offers free 30-day VIP access for PH users

Published June 12, 2021, 5:30 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

(Clockwise from top left) ‘Love Scenery,’ ‘Love Revolution,’ “My Roommate is a Gumiho,’ ‘Love Crossed,’ ‘Given’ and iQiyi’s free 30-day VIP access for Philippine users (iQiyi) 

International on-demand streaming service iQiyi is bringing to viewers young adult Korean and Chinese dramas that showcase relatable characters including highly-popular idol, an idol trainee, an independent graduating college student, a newbie editor, an elusive author, a disheartened artist and fresh talents who must fight against a twisted established system.

And to spice up the viewing experience, iQiyi is giving away a free 30-day access to new and existing users in the Philippines.

For a limited time only, iQiyi users in the Philippines can redeem a 30-day Standard VIP subscription for free inside the iQiyi app from June 11  to June 30 (11:59pm). 

What they only need to do is download the iQiyi app, click “Claim Now” on the pop-up message to redeem the 30-day VIP subscription and sign up for an account or log in to an existing one to start watching. 

VIP members can watch on multiple screens (simultaneous watching on two screens), skip ads, get early access to new episodes, enjoy high quality content in Blu-ray 1080P and Dolby audio and use multiple devices (mobile phones, PCs, Apple TV, Android TV and more).

Here are young adult dramas available on iQiyi: 

“Imitation” (K-drama) – iQiyi exclusive

Adapted from the popular webcomic of the same name, “Imitation” tells the story of South Korean idols who have real dreams and strive hard in the highly competitive idol era. This stars actors that include Jung Ji-so (best known for her role in the highly-acclaimed “Parasite” as the daughter of the wealthy Park family who develops a crush on Choi Woo Shik’s character), Lee Jun-Young (member of K-pop boy band U-KISS), Jeong Yun-ho (member of K-pop idol group Ateez) and Park Ji-yeon (from K-pop girl group T-ara). 

“My Roommate is a Gumiho” (K-drama) – iQiyi Original and Exclusive

From the producers of “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” comes “My Roommate is a Gumiho” starring K-pop idol and actress Lee Hye-ri and actor Jang Ki-Yong. Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki-Yong) is a handsome and smart professor but he’s also a 999-year-old nine-tailed fox (gumiho). In order to become a human, he needs to collect enough human energy in his fox bead. Lee Dam (Lee Hye-ri) is a college student who has never dated before. One day, after an incident, Woo Yeo’s precious fox bead ends up in Lee Dam’s body. The fox bead can only exist in a human body for one year before it destroys the human. Woo Yeo suggests they live together to figure out a solution and an unexpected cohabitation begins.

Love Revolution” (K-drama)

Former Wanna One member Park Ji-hoon and The Boyz’s Kim Young Hoon star along with Lee Ruby in this romantic comedy about love at first sight but soon find themselves in a rollercoaster of emotions and circumstances as they get to know each other more.

At a Distance, The Spring is Green” (K-drama) – iQiyi Exclusive

A story about young people in their early 20’s and the problems they face in university. Nam Soo Hyun and Yeon Joo, two boys with contrasting personalities, unexpectedly become friends when they work on a project together. The series stars Park Ji-hoon, Kang Min-ah (known the hit series “True Beauty”), Bae In-hyuk (“My Roommate is a Gumiho”) and Kwon Eun-bin, member of the K-pop girl group CLC.

“Moonlight” (C-drama) – iQiyi Original

Chinese girl group THE9 member and actress Esther Yu stars opposite Chinese actor Ryan Ding (best known for his role in the hit series “The Romance of Tiger and Rose”) in “Moonlight,” where they team together as newbie editor Chu Li (Yu), a fresh Finance major graduate but has a passion for publishing and popular yet elusive author Zhou Chuan (Ding). Unbeknownst to them, they have been online friends for quite a while and it’s only a matter of time before the truth is revealed as Chu Li braves the world of publishing industry while discovering authors with her unique vision.

Love Crossed” (C-drama)

Currently a hit among viewers with its reversal of roles, it’s the girls who are out on a mission to save the boys this time. “Love Crossed” follows a group of boys in an AR romance simulator game that created “Love Boys”, a group of perfect characters known as the Y4, which consists of Lu Xiao, Su Lie, Xu Nian, and Luo Ke. But in reality, the characters are created based on data collected by Yaoyu Inc. from the real-life idol group G4. Unlike their virtual counterpart, G4 is a group full of flaws, not to mention they are unbelievably dense when it comes to love. When a girl named Jiang Kele, and her friend Guan Qian Ya stumbled upon the dark conspiracy and secrets behind the success of “Love Boys”, it inspired the G4 to fight against the system but things are not as easy as they thought it would be.

Love Scenery” (C-drama)

Xu Lu, who came to prominence with her role in “Empresses in the Palace” stars in “Love Scenery” opposite Lin Yi, who also catapulted to fame from his previous role in “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” In “Love Scenery,” Xu Lu plays an idol singer who shines brightly on the stage and turns out to have the gaming skills of an elementary school student. Meanwhile, Lu Jing (Lin Yi) a smart and handsome university student, immerses in the game, not knowing that his beloved idol is on the other side of the screen. Through interlaced time and space, an online crush turns into a budding love.

Given” (Anime)

“Given” is an anime on the two male leads’ bond and affection when Ritsuka Uenoyama started to lose interest in his passion such as basketball and playing the guitar. Ritsuka eventually encounters Mafuyu Sato whose guitar strings got broken, Ritsuka then suggests having it replaced. From the fateful meeting, the two boys develop an unbreakable bond that uplifts each other on continuing their passion for music.

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