These four dramas charm viewers with a unique story and compelling development.
2023 has been a year of creativity and innovation in K-drama with the newly released series being able to capture viewers’ attention on first watch. Among them, “Revenant” starring Kim Tae Ri sends chills down viewers’ spines through a deadly combination of horror, thriller, and mystery.
“Revenant” tells about the chance encounter between Gu San Yeong (Kim Tae Ri) and Yeom Hae Sang (Oh Jung Se). Sang Yeong was born into a poor family and has to take up various jobs to make ends meet.
She got possessed by a devil after touching a sacred artifact. Professor Hae Sang accompanies Sang Yeong on a journey to find the truth about his mother’s death and lift the curse off San Yeong.
The series takes strong inspiration from the spiritual aspect of the Korean folklore culture, which adds supernatural dynamics in the drama.
Moreover, the journey to uncover the truth becomes more exhilarating with evil spirits trying to possess normal people and even more struggling to take over San Yeong.
“Doctor Cha” revolves around Cha Jung Sook (Uhm Jung Hwa), a stay-at-home wife married to a perfectionist doctor Seo In Ho (Kim Byung Chul) because of a situation out of her control. She stays with him in hopes that they could build a happy family with two children.
Despite her devotion to family life, her family members do not seem to give her the treatment she deserves. Her husband and mother-in-law are the most dismissive of Jung Sook regardless of how she cares for them.
Through an unexpected crisis, Cha Jung Sook finally chooses herself and follows her dream of becoming a doctor. She is ready to press restart on her life and finds meanings in the new one: freedom and contribution to her community.
Bitch X Rich
“Bitch X Rich” surrounds Hye In (Lee Eun Saem), a girl from a poor background, but with impressive academic records – her ticket to the prestigious Cheongdam High.
Cheongdam is where she meets Je Na (Yeri) because she thinks Je Na stole her shoes. They go from foe to friends after getting to know more about each other.
The series also explores the dark sides of high-school life and the unequal treatment among students attending a private instution. Nonetheless, the selling point for the drama is the murder that took place. The story grows more exciting when the lead characters have to uncover the criminal behind the murder that turns Cheongdam upside down.
Lies Hidden in My Garden
“Lies Hidden in My Garden” tells the story of Mon Joo Ran (Kim Tae Hee) who lives a picture-perfect life with her husband and son at a fancy house. What Joo Ran does not know is that her husband had a sexual affair with an underage prostitute, murdered her, and pinned the blame on his son. Aware of something going wrong, Ju Ran works with Sang Eun (Lim Ji Yeon) to take down her despicable husband.
“Lies Hidden in My Garden” is no ordinary family drama. It focuses on a woman’s attempt to solve a heinous crime hidden within her family. It is a journey filled with mystery, danger, and suspense. Twists are left and right in the drama, promising to bring viewers on an exciting roller-coaster ride.