*September 11, 2021 Update*
Imagine we're back in 2005: You just came home from school and you immediately turn the TV on to watch your favorite Koreanovela. Tapos narinig mo na nagsasalita ng Filipino si Jo In Sung sa Memories In Bali (or si Eugene sa Save The Last Dance For Me)—nostalgic, right? Well, you can relive the memories again but with new K-dramas!
Viu has a list of Filipino-dubbed Korean series that you'll have fun watching: There's no need for you to simultaneously read the subtitles and understand the scenes. Instead, you have all the time in the world to focus on your fave oppa or K-drama queen on the screen!
Check out these 15 must-watch Filipino-dubbed K-dramas on Viu:
1. Mr. Queen (2020)
The plot, according to Viu: "Everyone who lives in a palace has secrets. Bong Hwan is a chef working at the Blue House in the present day. He is so talented that he can figure out one’s health conditions and even get into their mind by just observing what they pick for their side dishes. He somehow gets trapped in the body of Kim So Yong, a queen in the Joseon dynasty, and meets King Cheoljong, the two-faced king full of secrets."
2. Flower Of Evil (2020)
Who’s in it: Lee Joon Gi, Moon Chae Won
The plot, according to Viu: "Baek Hee Seong and Cha Ji Won are happily married for 14 years. One day, Cha Ji Won starts to see suspicious circumstances and suspects her husband, Baek Hee Seong of being a serial killer. The more she becomes questionable about her husband, the more she gets eager to find out the truth. Their love story suddenly turns into a mysterious thriller once Cha Ji Won gets to see an unfamiliar and different side of her loving husband."
3. The Penthouse (2020)
The plot, according to Viu: "The Penthouse is a place everyone dreams to be live in. Located in the wealthiest area of Seoul with the wealthiest residents, everyone desires to move higher up the building. Three moms in this drama unveil their secret desires to elevate their lives."
4. My Love From The Star (2013)
The plot, according to Viu: "Do Min Joon is an alien in human form who came to Earth in 1600, and by fate, met young lady Seo Yi Hwa. Min Joon, who does not age, lives for another 400 years as a professor and finds out that he has a chance to leave Earth in 3 months. He is suddenly reminded of the young lady Yi Hwa, whom he saved 12 years ago. Just when he's preparing himself to leave, popular actress Cheon Song Yi becomes Min Joon's new neighbor."
5. 18 Again (2020)
The plot, according to Viu: "Jung Da Jung was once a girl who was loved by all the girls and boys in her high school. Now, she is a mother of an 18-year-old daughter and son, the twins. As an all-around woman in her late 30’s, she tries her best to be a good mother to her children. Despite the efforts, she eventually files for divorce from her husband."
6. Hotel Del Luna (2020)
The plot, according to Viu: "There’s an old and shabby building in one of the most expensive pieces of land in the city. It may look like an empty building that will be remodeled soon, but it is a hotel that is in operation. Hundreds of thousands of people come and go to the most affluent area in the city, but almost no one enters the hotel during the day."
7. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
The plot, according to Viu: "During a solar eclipse, Go Ha Jin is magically transported from the present day to the Goryeo Dynasty in 10th century Korea. Further complicating matters, she finds herself stuck in the body of a young woman named Hae Soo. When attempts to find a way back to the present day fail, she resigns to live as Hae Soo, becoming entangled in the political and romantic intrigue of court life."
8. Tale Of The Nine-Tailed (2020)
The plot, according to Viu: "Tale of The Nine-Tailed is about a man with a secret past and a woman who does not remember her past. The man is a nine-tailed fox who has given up on his mountain spirit status and keeps wandering the living realm. There seems to be a link between the man and the woman. What could it be? What has happened in the past?"
9. Welcome To Waikiki (2018)
Who’s in it: Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung, Son Seung Won, Jung In Sun
The plot, according to Viu: "In an era where young adults are always busy studying, looking for jobs, or working, this story will be a breath of fresh air. This is a story of love, friendship, and dreams. Dong Gu, who dreams to become a movie director, is the pinnacle of bad luck. Jun Ki, who might act a bit insane, is an actor who works hand to mouth. Du Shik is a freelance writer, who is practically jobless."
10. When The Weather Is Fine (2020)
Who’s in it: Park Min Young, Seo Kang Joon
The plot, according to Viu: "Hae Won quits her job in Seoul as a cello teacher and returns to her hometown to stay with her aunt who runs an old guesthouse. When she arrives, she finds a small bookstore called 'Good Night Bookstore' in an old, traditional house that used to belong to an elderly couple. She wonders about the bookstore which looks a bit out of place in such a rural neighborhood."
11. True Beauty (2020)
The plot, according to Viu: "Ju Kyung is bullied in school because of her looks. She can’t seem to fit into this small society called a school where physical appearance means everything. When she enters high school, she decides to transform herself with her makeup skills."
12. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)
The plot, according to Viu: "Revolves around the narcissistic vice president of a major corporation and his highly capable secretary who suddenly announces that she will quit after nine years of working with him."
Coming this September
13. Taxi Driver (2021)
Who’s in it: Lee Je Hoon, Esom, Kim Eui Sung, Pyo Ye Jin
The plot, according to Viu: "In an unjust society, one phone call to Rainbow Taxi will summon the taxi driver Kim Do Ki to avenge you. Do Ki is a guy who has lived more honestly than anyone as an officer in the Special Forces. But when his mother is murdered by a serial killer, he spends his days in agony."
14. River Where The Moon Rises (2021)
The plot, according to Viu: "Princess Pyeonggang is born royal, yet she is raised by humble folks. Despite the droves of enemies vying for her life at any moment, this fierce woman never gives in nor loses strength. Even amidst calamity and political strife, she remains steadfast to protect the ones she loves and her beloved kingdom."
15. Reply 1988 (2015)
The plot, according to Viu: "We are back to the '80s in this season, to Ssangmundong, Dobong District, Northern Seoul. Let's get ready to go back in time for another nostalgia-filled celebration of love, family, and friendship."
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