Singapore K-drama fans, Here’s What You Can Watch On Viu This CB Season!
For Singapore K-drama fans, Viu is your best companion to see through this extended CB season together!
From 7 April 2020, Singapore entered into an unprecedented period of “circuit breaker” mode since her independence when the invisible enemy COVID-19 threatened local public health with the mounting numbers of infected migrant workers in dormitories.
Like other countries, Singaporeans have to painfully adjust their lives as their movement is essentially restricted to stay at home. Fortunately for K-drama fans, Viu Singapore is available 24/7 to continuously feed all K-drama addictions without disruption!
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According to the latest information shared by Viu Singapore to Hellokpop, romance, fantasy and mystery themed dramas, such as A World Of Married Couple, Dr Romantic 2, Eternal Love Of Dream, Meow The Secret Boy and Find Me In Your Memory, as well as variety shows like the ever-popular Running Man, are currently dominating statistical viewership across the local video streaming platform.
Such observations of these popular genres are generally consistent with the overall types of viewer trends Viu has seen since its inaugural launch in 2015, which was also the first OTT premium video service to be introduced in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The appeal of dramas lie in their ability to forge stronger emotional connections with viewers as they can develop the characters and storyline through the episodes. As such, viewers also become more emotionally invested as they relate to the characters in the drama.
In the past month after the CB period started, there has been a slight shift in viewer preferences, with more light-hearted romance titles such as When The Weather Is Fine and Meow, The Secret Boy steadily growing in viewership. Feel-good contents usually resonate well with audiences, and perhaps even more so during these difficult times.
Another title that has been gaining popularity recently is A World Of Married Couple since its release last month. The title has been setting new viewership records, scoring the highest ever premiere ratings on broadcaster JTBC, and currently holds the second highest ratings achieved by any Korean drama in cable network history.
A World Of Married Couple is seeing a similar response in Singapore, being the most-watched drama on Viu in April 2020. The drama’s popularity generally stems from the suspense-filled revenge plot, apart from its stellar cast performances.
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There is also a noticeable rise in viewership for mystery themed dramas like Memorist, Nobody Knows and 365: Repeat The Year in the recent weeks. This increased appetite for such titles could have been partially influenced by the hype surrounding A World of Married Couple, which is also drawing viewers with its intriguing and suspenseful storyline.
Although dramas rank amongst Viu’s most-watched content, movie titles are also popular and have recorded an increase in viewership in at least the past few weeks. The top titles include Academy Award-winning Parasite and recent box office hit Crazy Romance.
A World of Married Couple
Available on Viu every Saturday and Sunday, 6 hours after Korea telecast
Starring Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon, Park Sun Young, Kim Young Min
Ji Sun Woo (Kim Hee Ae), a self-made family medicine doctor, is married to Lee Tae O (Park Hae Joon) and they have a son together. She had once felt blessed to have everything – a successful career and a happy family. But her perfect world crashed when her husband and those she trusted, betrayed her. Lee Tae O dreams of becoming a famous movie director, running an entertainment business with the support of his wife. While his love for his wife still rings true, he plays with temptation and makes an irreversible mistake at the spur of the moment – losing everything in the process.
Dr Romantic 2
Available on Viu
Starring Ahn Hyo Seop, Lee Sung Kyung, Han Suk Kyu, Jeon So Nee
Dr. Romantic (Han Suk Kyu) is back, following the successful run of its first season (peaked at 29.7% viewership), with a sequel! This medical drama revolves around Doctor Romantic or Teacher Kim, a genius and eccentric doctor at Doldam Hospital in Gangwon Province, South Korea. Joining him is Cha Eun Jae (Lee Sung Kyung) and Seo Woo Jin (Ahn Hyo Seop), who are both second year fellows in the cardiology department. This season is set to reflect the worries and emotions of the younger generation. Viewers can expect light-hearted episodes sharing a doctor’s experience.
Meow the Secret Boy
Available on Viu
Starring Kim Myung Soo (L), Shin Ye Eun, Seo Ji Hoon
Sol Ah (Shin Ye Eun) works at a graphic design company, with dreams of becoming a webtoon artist. She is sociable with puppy like characteristics – she likes people and follows them around to protect them. Sol Ah unwittingly brings a cat, Hong Zo (Kim Myung Soo), without knowing that Hong Zo is no ordinary feline. Under the same roof, the two help each other navigate through life. Meow, The Secret Boy is based on the popular webtoon series by Go A Ra.
Find Me in Your Memory
Available on Viu every Thursday and Friday, 12 hours after Korea telecast
Starring Kim Dong Wook, Moon Ga Young, UP10TION’s Lee Jin Hyuk
Find Me In Your Memory is a romance revolving around two people with similar scars. Lee Jung Hoon (Kim Dong Wook), is a news anchor of “News Live”, the No.1 news station in Korea. He is diagnosed with hyperthymesia, a condition that gives him the ability to remember an abnormally vast amount of their life experiences in vivid detail. Yeo Ha Jin (Moon Ga Young), is a controversial rising actress who lost a chunk of her life due to memory loss. Watch as the two fatefully cross paths one day and come to love each other.