10 Things to Watch on Viu in January 2018

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We are bringing an amazing line-up of Korean dramas, films, and varieties to the viewers this year. Murder melodrama Misty, actor Jang Hyuk’s latest acting appearance in melodrama Money Flower, and romantic comedy Radio Romance are some of the programs that will be coming to Viu.

Here are 10 shows to check out on Viu this month.

Dr. Stranger

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In director Jin-hyeok’s 2013 romance melodrama, charming actor Lee Jong-suk acts as a cardiothoracic surgeon – escapes from North Korea and works at one of South Korea’s top hospitals. There he meets his female colleague who looks exactly like his first love in North Korea. Expect light-hearted and serious encounters while saving the patients’ lives and facing their darkest pasts.

While You Were Sleeping

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While You Were Sleeping looks into how destiny will turn out be when people make changes in the reality after having dreams. Hong-joo and Jae-chan see the future through their prophetic dreams. They work together to ensure that these bad dreams do not become realities. The chemistry and character development by Lee Jong-suk and Bae Suzy is one of the reasons why it has become one of the most high-rated dramas to watch.

Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me

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With the love that spans for more than 200 years, the series’ twisted tale follows the rollercoaster romance between a handsome entrepreneur and his first love. You can’t take your eyes off from the screen at every second because of its detailed storyline and dialogues. The unexpected ending in each episode will leave you in loss for words.

New Trail

January 2018 - New Trail

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Up-and-coming actors Kang Ha-neul and Jung-woo reunite in director and screenwriter Kim Tae-yoon’s New Trail after working together in 2015 C’est si Bon. The 2017 mystery thriller film is based on a true event – accused for killing a taxi cab driver, a 15-year-old boy goes through a violent interrogation. These actors are critically-acclaimed for their passionate portrayals of emotionally driven characters and strong bromance.

Temperature of Love

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The title is straightforward as the series looks into the depths of loving people and things in life. Inspired by screenwriter Ha Myung-hee’s novel, Hyun-soo has to choose between pursuing her dream as a drama series writer and the relationship with Michelin-star chef Jung-sun. Relating to people’s everyday lives, the characters take steps in healing their emotional scars and overcome loneliness.


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Known for his notable roles in Big Man and School 2013, actor Daniel Choi made his first screening appearance in Jugglers after being discharged from the military services last year in September. This romantic comedy explores the working people multi-tasking and taking greater heights in the corporate world. You will be delighted to see how Daniel and actress Baek Jin-hee look good together as colleagues and neighbours in this drama.

Master Key

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The most recent game variety show Master Key is equally as good as Running Man and Infinite Challenge. Various K-pop idols are invited to the Master Village to guess who holds the Master Key to the chest. In every episode, they are split into two teams, led by hilarious hosts Lee Soo-geun and Jun Hyun-moo. Be entertained as they compete in different fun challenges where they can win the hints that link to the the Master Key holders. You will be inspired to play these games with your friends!

Mystery Rank Show 123

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If you love to rate various items, we recommend watching the fun and mind-boggling variety show Mystery Rank Show 123. In every episode with different topics, a group of reasoners have to rank the guests from 1 to 5 based on various traits. Entertainment and inspirational stories by the guests will make you put on your thinking cap and rank them accordingly.

One Day

January 2018 - One Day

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Director Lee Yoon-ki is recognized for producing films about the relationship between a man and a woman. His latest melodrama film follows an insurance examiner getting back on his feet through fulfilling a woman spirit’s wish. With its touching storyline, actor Kim Nam-gil and actress Chun Woo-hee put themselves in the characters’ shoes and depict their healing journey.

The King’s Case Note

January 2018 - The King's Case Note

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Adding comedy skits into a historical film makes it more funny and entertaining. Set in the 15th century, King Yejong and his trusty assistant Yi-seo become the detective sleuths to uncover a bizarre rumour in Hanyang. Their enthusiastic adventure is filled with action and slapstick scenes.

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Written by Lu Yin Wai

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