5 Romantic K-Dramas To Binge-Watch On Valentine’s Day + Get A Chance To Win A Meal With #KravingViu
This coming Valentine’s Day, Viu is collaborating with Kraver’s Canteen so you can binge watch your favorite Viu series while munching on some mouth-watering snacks.
Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, has collaborated with Kraver’s Canteen to offer a romantic Valentine’s Day to Viu-ers — #KravingViu!
Planning to binge watch in this Valentine’s Day? Here are five Korean dramas you can view on Viu this hearts month to give you some romantic vibes. These feel-good series are the perfect Valentine’s treat, and there’s always one for you and your loved ones to choose from.
1. True Beauty
True Beauty is a Korean drama adaptation of the famous Webtoon of the same title. The drama revolves around the main character, Im Ju Kyung (Moon Ga Young), and her dual life: the bookworm and no makeup Ju Kyung who loves horror films and metal rock music, and the all dolled-up Ju Kyung who is known as her new school’s “goddess”.
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#ViuItRight if… you love a good coming-of-age romantic-comedy series. Unlike the Webtoon, the adaptation mostly focuses on Im Ju Kyung’s high school life.
The drama also elaborates the ups and-downs of being a teenager — from having one’s first love to the pressure of fitting in. And, despite its comedic nature, True Beauty even tackles serious issues such as bullying, mental health, and familial misunderstandings.
#ViuTogether with… your family, friends, and high school friends! This drama can be enjoyed by just about anyone, as there’s always an aspect or two that one can relate to.
2. Mr. Queen
Jang Bong Hwan (Choi Jin Hyuk) is an ordinary guy who has an extraordinary talent for both cooking good food and wooing women.
Thanks to his culinary skills, the Korean chef became well-known in the industry; Jang Bong Hwan eventually elevated his status quo. Everything was going his way, until he got accused for something he didn’t do.
Hence, he then found himself getting chased by police officers, which ultimately led to an accident he never would have imagined: Jang Bong Hwan fell from a high building to a pool… and wakes up as the queen of Joseon (Shin Hye Sun).
#ViuItRight if… you’re into comedy but also love historical dramas. This Joseon era romance is unlike what fans are used to. Mr. Queen combines modern-day aspects, a bit of gender-bender, and a lot of comedy.
#ViuTogether with… your friends and siblings who love historical dramas, and even those who are just starting to try it through fusion sageuk. This series is a good introductory drama, as it features details from both the past and the present. (You can also recommend this to your parents, if you’re brave enough. ;))
3. The Beauty Inside (Tagalog Dub)
Han Se Gye (Seo Hyun Jin), a celebrity who always gets into trouble for suddenly disappearing at a certain time each month, starts to work as a model for an airline company managed by strict company director Seo Do Jae (Lee Min Ki).
While it may seem like their personalities are the only thing that’s polar opposite, the two actually share a secret that’s also as contrasting as night and day.
Han Se Gye’s overall appearance actually transforms into different people every month, while Seo Do Jae is unable to recognize people by their physical appearance due to a condition called prosopagnosia (also known as face blindness). Will their difference compliment or contradict each other?
#ViuItRight if… you love a good fantasy drama with a mix of realism. The Beauty Inside may have fantasy-like elements, but the lessons from this drama are as real as it gets.
#ViuTogether with… your significant other who also enjoys romance, or your girl friends who love a good drama with a simple message despite its complex storyline.
4. Emergency Couple (Tagalog Dub)
Oh Jin Hee (Song Ji Hyo) and Oh Chang Min (Choi Jin Hyuk) were very much in love during their early twenties. Their strong feelings for each other led to marriage, despite the difference in their economic backgrounds and the opposition coming from Chang Min’s family.
However, as time went by, their financial status took a toll on their relationship and — as much as we would like to believe that love conquers all — eventually led to the couple’s divorce.
The two then decided to start anew, only to find themselves working at the same hospital in the same emergency department as interns. Will their romance rekindle, or will this situation only make their work life difficult?
#ViuItRight if… you want a refreshing drama that starts with mending a broken relationship, instead of slow-burn or fast-paced romances. This drama will also enlighten people about divorce, that just because your relationship ends doesn’t mean that your life is over. You can always begin again.
#ViuTogether with… your female friends. You can even recommend this series to your mom, so she can watch with her friends! (Or maybe try watching this with your ex-turned-friend?)
5. Descendants of The Sun
The captain of the special forces unit “Alpha Team,” Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), and a respected surgeon from Haesung Hospital, Dr. Kang Moo Yeon’s (Song Hye Kyo) love story is somehow similar to Romeo and Juliet.
But instead of their families opposing, their career choices and contradicting values are what’s keeping them apart. Shi Jin can eliminate enemies to maintain peace, while Moo Yeon saves lives regardless of who they are. Hence, their differences ended their relationship before it even started.
Still, destiny seems to find a way to get them together, as the two meet again in Uruk, now as a soldier who protects the people and a volunteer doctor who treats the wounded and those in need.
#ViuItRight if… you want to feel kilig, but also want that adrenaline rush that comes from the series’ well-coordinated action scenes.
#ViuTogether with… your significant other. Descendants Of The Sun isn’t all about romance, the mix of comedy and action would be something you and your beau would enjoy. Plus, this series stars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, two top stars and eye candies (for your fangirling and
fanboying) as leads! #WinWinSituation
Viu And Kraver’s Canteen Launch Viu Valentine’s Campaign
Now with a K-drama rom-com list at hand, it’s time to spice up your binge-watching sessions. This Valentine’s Day, Filipino K-drama enthusiasts are getting a special treat from Viu and Kraver’s Canteen.
For a limited time, Viu-ers can share a photo of their favorite K-drama moments for the chance to win a snack box, 1,000 pesos worth of Korean food for two, or a premium Korean grill set good for a Valentine’s Viu-ing Party! Terms and Conditions apply.
With submissions only accepted from February 8 – 25, Viu-ers must head on to the Viu Philippines Facebook page or the Viuniverse Facebook Group for more information. Winners will be announced from February 26 – 28, 2021.
Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service, is available in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East and South Africa with 45 million monthly active users (MAU) as of December 2020.
The Viu service is available to consumers through a dual model with an ad-supported free tier
and a premium subscription tier. Viu offers fresh premium TV series, movies and lifestyle programming in local and regional languages and subtitles in different genres from top content providers, as well as premium original productions under the brand “Viu Original”.
Viu also offers users streaming and download features, and localized user interfaces across a myriad of connected devices. Viu can provide the best viewing experience regardless of device or network conditions.
The service can be accessed via Viu app (available for free on App Store and Google Play) on connected devices, e.g. smartphones and tablets, select smart TVs, as well as on the web by logging into www.viu.com.
In addition, Viu International Limited operates MOOV, a popular digital music streaming and
live music concerts service in Hong Kong.
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