Asian Drama Simulcasts: March 26, 2015

ANGRY MOM (South Korea, 2015; MBC)

ANGRY MOM
(South Korea, 2015; MBC)

After I hit publish last week, Angry Mom popped up on Viki. It doesn’t seem to be an exclusive, so there’s a chance it will be available on other services, as well. Kim Hee-seon (Faith) and Kim You-joung (The Moon Embracing the Sun) – who portray its central mother and daughter – are relatively popular among Western fans, so I was surprised it wasn’t announced as a simulcast prior to the first episode.

Taiwanese romantic comedy Murphy’s Law of Love and new Korean cable crime drama Missing Noir M also kick off their simulcasts.

Series conclusions include Hyde, Jeckyll and Me, Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo (Itazura na Kiss 2), and Persevere Gu Hae-ra.

  • Several back-catalog Hong Kong and Japanese dramas are new to the Recent Simulcasts and Additions board: TVB hits Catch Me Now and Curse of the Royal Harem, plus Power Office Girls 2013 (Shomuni 4), Onna Nobunaga, and Ordinary Miracles from Fuji TV.
  • I missed that the Japanese drama Ghostwriter wrapped up last week. (The board has been updated.)
  • And there are more high-profile additions to the upcoming simulcast list at the end of the column.

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: March 18, 2015

SUPER DADDY 10, a.k.a. SUPERDADDY YEOL (South Korea, 2015; tvN)

SUPER DADDY 10 
a.k.a. SUPERDADDY YEOL
(South Korea, 2015; tvN)

Two new additions this week: Superdaddy Yeol, starring Lee Dong-gun, has one of my favorite posters in a while – indicating there will be hijinks before it takes a more serious turn. Also, the weekend drama House of Bluebird popped up on KBS World’s YouTube channel. It features Lee Jun-hyuk in his first lead role – after years of playing the second lead in primetime miniseries, including City Hunter and, more recently, The Spring Day of My Life.

  • The list of upcoming simulcasts (below) continues to grow with some notable series on deck to start in the next couple months.

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: March 11, 2015

KILL ME, HEAL ME (South Korea, 2015; MBC)

KILL ME, HEAL ME
(South Korea, 2015; MBC)

No new simulcasts this week – unless there are announcements for the weekend dramas. If that happens, I’ll update the boards and include the shows next time. In the endings department, Kill Me, Heal Me takes its final bow. It will be interesting to see how its very enthusiastic fan base feels about the conclusion.

  • And the latest confirmed simulcasts are listed at the very end of the column.

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: March 4, 2015

Unkind Women (South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

UNKIND WOMEN
(South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

Burning questions: Did your March come in like a lion or a lamb? Does it matter if you’re inside watching Korean, Japanese, Chinese or Taiwanese dramas? (Whatever your answers, be safe out there!)

  • Current Simulcast board updates include the debut of Unkind Women, plus the re-additions of several shows for which I had incorrect finale dates. (Whoops… and sorry!)

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: February 25, 2015

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
(South Korea, 2015; SBS)

Is anyone else excited about Heard It Through the Grapevine? With YOO Joon-sang (Moss and a zillion other things) and YOO Ho-jung (Sunny) as the parents to LEE Joon (Gap Dong), plus GO Ah-sung (Snowpiercer), it’s been on my check-it-out list since the main cast was announced. Now if only I could get the classic Motown song out of my head…

  • Also, the list of upcoming, confirmed simulcasts has a new addition.

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