Asian Drama Simulcasts: Feb. 20-26, 2017

STRONG WOMAN DO BONG-SOON (South Korea, 2017; JTBC)
STRONG WOMAN DO BONG-SOON
(South Korea, 2017; JTBC)

STRONG WOMAN, drama specials, and more.

Good things come in small packages with three simulcast premieres and the debut of a recent special.

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Asian Drama Simulcasts: Feb. 13-19, 2017

WHITE NIGHTS, a.k.a. NIGHT LIGHT (South Korea, 2016; MBC & Netflix)
WHITE NIGHTS, a.k.a. NIGHT LIGHT
(South Korea, 2016; MBC & Netflix)

Netflix’s K-drama first, plus a batch of complete series releases.

A popular streaming service releases its first Korean drama exclusive, and nine recent series are ready to marathon.

For years, Netflix has offered an ever-changing rotation of Asian dramas, and in 2015, the service expanded its roster to include exclusive Japanese dramas under the Netflix Originals banner. White Nights, a.k.a. Night Light makes its Netflix Original debut this week and marks the first time a South Korean television series is exclusive to the service on a worldwide basis.

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Drama Log: February 13, 2017

Thoughts on K-dramas ROMANTIC DOCTOR, TEACHER KIM & GOBLIN.

I have opinions about the dramas I watch – oh-so-many opinions(!) – but they don’t fit into the more news-oriented weekly simulcast column. Drama Log is an intermittent feature where I can publish these thoughts, as well as the occasional recommendation.

ROMANTIC DOCTOR, TEACHER KIM (South Korea, 2016; SBS)
ROMANTIC DOCTOR, TEACHER KIM (South Korea, 2016; SBS).
Left to right: HAN Suk-kyu, YOO Yeon-seok, and SEO Hyun-jin.

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