Besides Squid Game, some other newly released Korean series are also gradually becoming new hits.
September is coming to an end and many new Korean dramas have been released. In particular, many dramas are getting positive responses and gaining a great amount of attention on social media. If you are still looking for a series to watch, make sure to check out the list below. The 5 following dramas are new but have already achieved great results.
Squid Game: Viral on social media, No.2 on Netflix’s global trending
Squid Game was released on September 17 exclusively on Netflix, yet immediately became a hit on social networks and is currently trending in many countries. The series starring Lee Jung Jae and Park Hae Soo tells the story of hundreds of players who participate in a mysterious survival game to win a tempting prize. However, through the game, many terrifying truths are exposed.
The drama gets many mixed reviews. Some viewers complement the unique storyline and the cast’s impressive acting skills, but others criticize the series for not meeting expectations and not appealing enough compared to other productions of the same genre. Despite the mixed reactions, Squid Game is still going viral and widely discussed on social media platforms.
The young cast of the drama also receives great attention. Their names have never been mentioned this much. Squid Game also broke Sweet Home’s record and earned the title of the most viewed series in a day, and also ranked 2nd place in Netflix’s worldwide viewership chart. This is an amazing achievement.
Yumi’s Cells: Like a live-action drama with adorable animations, Kim Go Eun’s perfect acting
Yumi’s Cells is a new adaptation drama from the webtoon of the same name, diving into the inner perspective of the female lead Yumi with the workers around her. The new exciting concept helps the drama stand out and receive many compliments for both the storyline and Kim Go Eun‘s charming acting.
Netizens also praised the production crew for the adorable and pretty animations of Yumi’s cells. The drama feels like an elaborate live-action version. Even fans of the original webtoon are satisfied with the adaptation. The plot has many funny scenes and is easy to watch, so right after the first episode aired, Yumi’s Cells has been receiving extremely positive reviews.
One The Woman: Honey Lee’s brilliant double role, the plot gives off Vincenzo vibes
One The Woman, starring Lee Honey and Lee Sang Yoon, follows a prosecutor who accidentally loses her memory and changes her identity with the daughter-in-law of a chaebol who looks exactly the same as her. She must fight to regain her memories. After the drama broadcast, many viewers praised Lee Honey for her brilliant acting skills, and how she manages to excellently portray the emotional transition between the two characters.
The drama has both humor and dramatic elements. Many Korean viewers have commented that One The Woman has the feeling of Vincenzo and The Blood Priest. In the future, if the drama can maintain its logical flow, it will surely get even more attention.
The Veil: Emotional from the start, “Nam Goong Min saves MBC”
The Veil is an ongoing drama of MBC about the sudden return of a top National Intelligence Service agent who disappeared a year ago to find the internal traitor that brought him to his downfall. Nam Goong Min plays a well-respected agent who is a legend in the eyes of his colleagues but suffers a life tragedy because he trusts his teammates too much.
Before the drama aired, Nam Goong Min’s look for this role was the focus of attention. To portray his character, Nam Goong Min went through training to have a perfect muscular body, showing his dedication to the job. After the broadcast, the drama’s plot has received many compliments. Korean netizens praise Nam Goong Min for his attractive aura and top-notch acting skills. Some also compliment the director for the cinematography.
MBC is in crisis because the quality and viewership ratings of their productions have been declining, but after The Veil came out, many viewers left comments saying, “Nam Goong Min has saved MBC”. This shows how powerful his performance is. The drama’s rating reached 8.5% after its debut. At this rate, Nam Goong Min will probably win MBC’s year-end Daesang award.
Dali And Cocky Prince: Interesting and hilarious storyline
Dali And Cocky Prince starring Kim Min Jae and Park Gyu Young tells the story of a rich but uneducated male lead who tries to take the art gallery from the daughter of a prestigious family but ends up having feelings for her. The drama was broadcast just recently and has recorded promising ratings because of the unique writing of the two main characters, and the way their relationship is developed is also new and adored by the viewers.
Moreover, both Kim Min Jae and Park Gyu Young are young actors with good acting skills, the combination of the two makes for a charming couple. The storyline is fun and interesting. Korean audiences think that Dali and Cocky Prince is a romantic comedy worth watching no less than any of the works above.
The end of the year is the time when broadcasters debut many new productions. 3 major networks, cable stations, and Netflix have altogether launched different series and captured great attention. Viewers even have to schedule to watch all of the available series, because there are so many good ones.