Asian Drama Simulcasts: May 18-24, 2015

MASKED PROSECUTOR (South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

MASKED PROSECUTOR
(South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

He is prosecutor by day and dons a luchador-style wrestling mask to moonlight as a vigilante. She’s a police detective who isn’t likely to be terribly thrilled with either persona – at least in the beginning. The Masked Prosecutor makes its debut this week and features Joon Sang-wook (Birth of a Beauty, Good Doctor), as the title character, opposite fan-favorite Kim Sun-ah (My Lovely Sam-soon, Scent of a Women).

Several series are also wrapping up, including The Girl Who Sees Smells, Falling in Love With Soon Jung, Midnight’s Girl, Singles Villa, Someone Like You, and Think Before You Marry.

  • And the list of upcoming, confirmed Asian drama simulcasts closes out the column.

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: May 11-17, 2015

ORANGE MARMALADE (South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

ORANGE MARMALADE
(South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

It’s a busy week with three highly anticipated K-drama premieres, two web dramas, and more.

Jeju Island Gatsby, a.k.a. Warm and Cozy, is the latest from writing duo the Hong Sisters (Master’s Sun, The Greatest Love), and it stars Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) and Kang So-ra (Misaeng: An Incomplete Life, Sunny).

Based on a popular webtoon, Orange Marmalade is a supernatural high-school romance with a twist – its heroine is the vampire. It features a cast led by Yeo Jin-goo (Hwayi, The Moon Embracing the Sun), AOA’s Seol Hyun, and CNBLUE’s Lee Jong-hyun (Gentleman’s Dignity).

And Producer, from the writer of last year’s hit My Love From Another Star, goes behind the scenes at a major broadcaster to explore the lives of those who work on music and variety shows. Its all-star ensemble includes Cha Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl, Scandal Makers), Kong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, That’s Love and Master’s Sun), Kim Soo-hyun (My Love From Another Star, Dream High, The Moon That Embraces the Sun), and IU (Dream High and You Are the Best, Lee Soon Shin).

Web dramas Midnight’s Girl and The Crossing Hero, which is produced by Taiwanese idol-turned-actor Jiro Wang, round out the new offerings.

  • A regularly updated list of upcoming (and confirmed!) Asian drama simulcasts can be found at the end of the post.

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: May 4-10, 2015

EX-GIRLFRIEND CLUB (South Korea, 2015; tvN)

EX-GIRLFRIEND CLUB
(South Korea, 2015; tvN)

Two romantic comedies – K-drama Ex-Girlfriend Club and T-drama Be With You – kick off this week, which also includes the final episodes of the school bullying drama Angry Mom.

  • The list of upcoming (and confirmed!) Asian drama simulcasts is at the end of the post.

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: April 27-May 3, 2015

WHO ARE YOU: SCHOOL 2015 (South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

WHO ARE YOU: SCHOOL 2015
(South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

The premiere of Who Are You: School 2015 adds a mysterious twist – and twins(!) – to the sixth series of the teen-focused K-drama franchise, while new T-drama Youth Power features a girl rocker-turned-politician.

This week also includes the finales of daily drama Dear Mom and weekend miniseries Superdaddy Yeol (Super Daddy 10).

  • And last but not least, the list of upcoming, confirmed Asian drama simulcasts has both new show and new title updates.

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: April 22, 2015

BLOOD (South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

BLOOD
(South Korea, 2015; KBS2)

We have a lull between two busy weeks, and it includes the final episodes for the Korean drama Blood and the Taiwanese drama The New World.

Also, it’s a good time to look ahead. The licensing departments have been busy securing simulcast rights for upcoming series – and they include a significant number of high-profile productions!

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