The sweltering summer has passed, and we can already feel the autumn breeze! In case you missed out on some of the entertaining Korean shows this past month, here are the top five shows on Viki in September that you should check out!
In no particular order.
Based on the hit web novel of the same name, KBS2’s “The Law Cafe” is a romantic comedy starring Lee Seung Gi as Kim Jung Ho, a genius former prosecutor-turned-libertine landlord, and Lee Se Young as Kim Yu Ri, the eccentric lawyer that becomes his new tenant when she opens a “law cafe” in his building. Before reuniting as landlord and tenant, Kim Jung Ho and Kim Yu Ri used to be close friends back in school when Kim Jung Ho harbored a deep one-sided love for Kim Yu Ri. The series marks the highly-anticipated reunion of Lee Seung Gi and Lee Se Young, who starred in the hit drama “Hwayugi” together four years ago.
tvN’s “Love in Contract” is a romantic comedy about a service that provides fake wives for single people in need of partners to bring to social gatherings, such as school reunions and dinners for married couples. Park Min Young stars as professional fake wife Choi Sang Eun, who finds herself caught between longtime client Jung Ji Ho (Go Kyung Pyo)—with whom she has a long-term exclusive contract for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays—and newcomer Kang Hae Jin (Kim Jae Young), who wants to sign a contract with her for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
ENA’s “Good Job” is a mystery drama that follows the romance between chaebol Eun Sun Woo (Jung Il Woo), who leads a second life as a detective, and Don Se Ra (Girls’ Generation’s Yuri), a woman with super vision. Notably, “Good Job” marks the highly-anticipated reunion of “Bossam: Steal the Fate” co-stars Yuri and Jung Il Woo, whose previous drama set a new record for the highest drama ratings in MBN history.
KBS2’s “If You Wish Upon Me” is a drama that is inspired by an actual organization in the Netherlands that fulfills the wishes of terminal cancer patients. Ji Chang Wook stars as Yoon Gyeo Re, a man who has been pushed to his limits by a difficult life full of struggles. However, when he winds up having to volunteer at a hospice, he finds his life changing in unexpected ways while helping to make the patients’ wishes come true. Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung co-stars as Seo Yeon Joo, a tough and cheerful nurse at the hospice who is obsessed with working out, while Sung Dong Il plays Kang Tae Shik, the volunteer chief of Team Genie.
tvN’s “Young Actors’ Retreat” is a variety show featuring cast members from the hit dramas “Love in the Moonlight,” “Itaewon Class,” and “The Sound of Magic,” all of which were directed by producing director (PD) Kim Sung Yoon. The program not only captures the reunions of the three dramas’ casts, but it also explores the new chemistry between actors from different dramas as they hang out, play games, and take time to bond with one another. The variety show stars Park Seo Joon, Ahn Bo Hyun, Kwon Nara, Ryu Kyung Soo, and Lee Joo Young of “Itaewon Class,” Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung, Jung Jinyoung, Chae Soo Bin, and Kwak Dong Yeon of “Love in the Moonlight,” and Ji Chang Wook, Choi Sung Eun, Hwang In Yeop, Chi Hae Won, and Kim Bo Yoon of “The Sound of Magic.”