DIVORCE LAWYER IN LOVE
(South Korea, 2015; SBS)
No shows are ending, but four series were picked up for streaming mid-broadcast, in addition to two shows starting their simulcasts.
J-drama fans can look forward to recently aired episodes of the new spring series Crazy for Me (Kokoro ga Pokitto ne) and Doctors’ Affairs (Ishitachi no Renai Jijou) via Crunchyroll and Viki, respectively. Hong Kong romantic drama Singles Villa is a DramaFever exclusive, and the Beijing-set Think Before You Marry, available on Viki, follows the challenges facing roommates when they impulsively tie the knot.
This week’s debuts are centuries apart, in both setting and subject matter. With Joseon-era political intrigue and historical figures at its center, Hwajung (a.k.a. Splendid Politics) starts with Prince Gwanghae seizing the throne, executing his half-brother, and exiling his half-sister Princess Jungmyung. She, in turn, begins some plotting of her own. The teasers for Divorce Lawyer in Love promise a different kind of scheming. Perhaps romance with more than a little sass and snark? And when’s the last time you saw Chucky dolls on a K-drama poster?
- And the list of upcoming, confirmed Asian drama simulcasts (end of the column) continues to grow.
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