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What You Need To Know About The New Supernatural K-Drama, 'Hotel Del Luna'

Horror + romance + comedy = the perfect show to binge-watch!
PHOTO: Hotel Del Luna/tvN

If you're an online lurker like me, you've probably seen people gushing about Hotel Del Luna all over the Internet. This new Korean drama, which only has a few episodes in, has gotten people hooked! Here's what you need to know before watching it: 

1. It stars Korean celebs IU (26) and Yeo Jin Goo (21).  

IU's previous acting projects include Dream High (2011) and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)! Jin Goo started out as a child actor and has since starred in Orange Marmalade (2015) and My Absolute Boyfriend (2019). 

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2. It's a horror romantic comedy that features a hotel whose clientele consists of ~ghosts~.

The Hotel Del Luna is not like any other hotel: Its clients are all ~dead~! The hotel is situated in downtown Seoul, looks old and rustic, and its CEO is Jang Man Wol (IU). Man Wol made a big error many years ago and, because of this, she has been stuck at the Hotel Del Luna. She's really beautiful, but she's suspicious and a bit greedy. Koo Chan-Sung (Yeo Jin Goo), a kind and sincere perfectionist, begins to work as a manager at the Hotel Del Luna and fate brings them together. 

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Here's what people are saying about the series: 

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3. It's written by sisters Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran, who are best known for their romantic comedies. 

They also co-wrote My Girl (2005), You're Beautiful (2009), My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho (2010), and The Master's Sun (2013). 

4. Each "ghost" is bound to be unique. 

"We focused on making each ghost different, right down to their tone and details. Ghosts don't all wear white clothing. We'll be showing how each person became a ghost and tell their life story," the show's director Oh Choong Hwan explained. "It's not just going to be scary, there's a humor to it that is signature to the Hong sisters. We're working hard to create a drama people can relate to and heal from." 

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5. The drama premiered on July 13, 2019, and topped ratings! 

It even beat Song Joong Ki's Arthdal ChroniclesAccording to Nielsen Korea, Hotel Del Luna's pilot episode scored an average viewership rating of 7.3 percent and a peak of 8.7 percent nationwide. 

6. IU's Scarlet Heart co-star, Lee Joon Gi, will make a cameo appearance in the drama! 

Because they're such good friends, Jun Gi will appear in Episode 3 of Hotel Del Luna

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Watch the trailer for Hotel Del Luna below: 

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