10 best K-dramas on Viu TV that will keep you glued to the screen

Korea has entertained the world with some boundary-pushing cinema for decades. Dig into its movie industry, and you’ll find subversive comedies, wrenching melodramas, and high-octane action flicks. It is no surprise that the Korean entertainment industry has been hard at work this year too. From thrillers to light-hearted romcoms to gripping dramas (that require you to keep a box of tissues handy), these best K-dramas streaming on Viu is begging our attention.
7 March 2023

Viu has a vast collection of Korean dramas, ranging from fun romantic comedies to historical dramas and chilling thrillers. However, with new releases dropping every month, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of the best K-dramas streaming on Viu. This comprehensive list has the best fantasy, romance, crime, and action, so you’re sure to find something you or the family will love.

Check out this year’s best K-dramas to watch on Viu TV, which are available in Singapore now. We promise these binge-worthy series will have you glued to your screens.

10 best K-dramas to watch on Viu TV now:

1/10 Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me

Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me
(Image: Courtesy tving.official/Instagram)

Synopsis: Have you watched the 2006 series Death Note? This K-drama is based on a similar concept. Interestingly, Seo Hee Soo (Han) finds a mysterious notebook that can make people fall in love with her if she writes their names on it.

Directed by: Ko Jae-hong

Cast: Han Ji-hyo, Kim Do-young, Kim Ji-hoon and Kwon Ah-reum

Episodes: 10

2/10 Today’s Webtoon

Today’s Webtoon
(Image: Courtesy SBS/Twitter)

Synopsis: This K-drama revolves around On Ma Eum (Kim), a former athlete trying to make a mark and succeed in a webtoon company’s editing department. A mix of romcom, slapstick comedy and slice-of-life, this series is the Korean adaptation of the Japanese drama Juhan Shuttai.

Directed by: Jo Soo-Won

Cast: Nam Yoon-su, Kim Se-jeong, Daniel Choi, Kim Gu-young and Choi Daniel

Episodes: 16

3/10 Mouse

Mouse
(Image: Courtesy of © tvN/IMDb)

Synopsis: Police officer Jung Ba Reum (Lee) and Go Moo Chi (Lee Hee-Joon), his partner are on a mission to arrest a serial killer responsible for gruesome killings. Interestingly, they meet a scientist who specialises in identifying psychopaths through a DNA test of a fetus.

Directed by: Choi Joon-bae and Kang Cheol-woo

Cast: Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-joon, Park Ju-hyun

Episodes: 20

4/10 If You Wish Upon Me

If You Wish Upon Me
(Image: Courtesy KBS 드라마/ kbsdrama/ Instagram)

Synopsis: If You Wish Upon Me draws inspiration from an organisation in The Netherlands, which offers to fulfil the last wishes of terminal cancer patients. The series revolves around the journey of Yoon Gyeo-rae (Ji Chang Wook), who has had a difficult childhood and has been in detention centres and prisons. When he volunteers to offer service at this hospice, he finds joy in the service of people. 

Directed by: Kim Young-wan

Cast: Kim Kwang-Kyu.jpg, Lim Hyung-Taek, Jung Mi-Nam, Yang Jo-A, Jang Jae-Ha

Episodes: 16

5/10 Miracle

Miracle
(Image: Courtesy MyDrama List)

Synopsis: Known throughout the world for his music, Luice is at the top of his game. However, he is constantly insecure about the possibility of another artist claiming his spot. This story is an idol romance drama where we journey through the trials of the artists and how they overcome their struggles to achieve their dreams.

Directed by: Myung HyunWoo

Cast: Chani and Kang MinAh

Episodes: 14

6/10 Dear. M

Dear. M
(Image courtesy: IMBD)

Synopsis: The peaceful campus life at Seoyeon University turns upside down when an anonymous post pops up on the school’s online community. The entire school is curious about the mysterious “M”, and is determined to uncover the identity. However, the task is anything but easy.

Directed by: Park Jin Woo, Seo Joo Wan

Cast: Park Hye-su, Roh Jeong-eui, Woo Da-vi, Jeo

Episodes: 12

7/10 Poong, The Jeoson Psychiatrist

Poong, The Jeoson Psychiatrist
(Image: Courtesy tvN 드라마 공식 계정/ tvn_drama/)

Synopsis: Based on an eponymous novel, the comedy series chronicles the journey of Yoo Se-poong (Kim Min-jae), a former physician to a Royal family. He travels to the beautiful Gyesu Village upon losing his job where he befriends a widow and a peculiar teacher Soon, he realises that his real aim is to help people heal their hearts.

Directed by: Park Won-kook

Cast: Kim Min Jae, Kim Hyang Gi, Kim Sang Kyung, Jung Won Chang, Yoo Sung Joo.

Episodes: 12

8/10 Bad Persecutor

Bad Persecutor
(Image: Courtesy KBS/Instagram)

Synopsis: K-pop group EXO’s member Doh, also known as DO, stars in Bad Prosecutor. He plays the titular role of an unconventional prosecutor determined to break an unlawful chain created by the misuse of wealth and power. Shin Ah Ra (Lee) is a senior prosecutor, and Oh Do Hwan (Ha) plays another ambitious prosecutor.

Directed by: Kim Seong-ho

Cast: Doh Kyung-soo, Lee Se-hee, Ha Joon, Joo Bo-young, Lee Si-eon and Kim Sang-ho

Episodes: 12

9/10 Cheer Up

Cheer Up
(Image: Courtesy SBS/Instagram)

Synopsis: This drama promises to cheer you up with its star-studded cast and college romance. A group of students join Teyia, a cheering squad long past its glory days. However, when Do Hae-yi (Han) joins the team and interacts with other campus members, she successfully overcomes the difficult circumstances at home.

Directed by: Han Tae-seob

Cast: Han Ji-hyun, Bae In-hyuk, Kim Hyun-jin, Jang Gyu-ri, Lee Eun-saem and Yang Dong-geun

Episodes: 12

10/10 The Law Cafe

The Law Cafe
(Image: Courtesy KBS/ kbsdrama/ Instagram)

Synopsis: The Law Cafe is a romantic legal drama. It narrates the story of Kim Jeong-ho (Seung-gi), a formerly genius prosecutor who now manages a building as its owner and Kim Yu-ri (Se-young), an eccentric lawyer with unusual habits. In addition, the drama displays a romantic tale between Jung-ho and Yu-Ri, as they begin working together on legal cases. The Law Cafe is an adaptation of the web novel Love According To The Law, written by No Seung-Ah.

Directed by: Lee Eun-jin

Cast: Lee Seung Gi, Lee Se Young, Kim Nam Hee, Kim Seul Gi, Kim Won Hae.

Episodes: 16

This article was first published on Lifestyle Asia

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