Ongoing Dramas in January 2023
The Hera Palace is a luxury penthouse apartment dubbed as the castle for the richest one percent. With 100 floors, it’s a commanding structure that beams of opulence. However, within this expensive piece of real estate are many secrets and hidden ambitions.
Shim Su-ryeon (Lee Ji-ah) is a woman born to wealth and is considered the queen bee of the penthouse. Despite being surrounded by all the glitz and glam, Su-ryeon still couldn’t escape the shadow of a tragic past. She is married to Joo Dan-tae (Uhm Ki-joon), a successful businessman who has been hiding a secret from her.
Cheon Seo-jin (Kim So-yeon), is the prima donna of the lot. She is a famous soprano whose father heads the prestigious Cheong-ah Arts School.
Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene) comes from a poor family background, but she works hard so she can be part of high society. She wants to be the queen of the penthouse because she believes that it’s one of the true definitions of success. However, that leads her to cross paths again with Cheon Seo-jin, her mortal enemy.
Their lives take a twisted turn when a young mysterious girl named Min Seol-ah (Jo Soo-min) falls to her death during a party at the Hera Palace. While the residents try to cover it up, they can’t help but suspect if any one of them is behind it.
My Roommate is a Gumiho is a romantic comedy between a 999 year old nine-tailed fox named Shin Woo-Yeo (Jang Ki-yong) and a female college student named Lee Dam (Lee Hye-ri) who accidentally swallows Shin Woo-Yeo’s bead.
Fully aware that swallowing a fox bead can ultimately kill a human, Woo Yeo has no choice but to tell Lee Dam her fate. Left with no idea on how to solve their current predicament, Woo Yeo suggests that they live together until they can figure out a solution.
Since she has no idea on what to do about her predicament, Lee Dam agrees to Woo Yeo’s unusual request. But can this arrangement help them find the answer they need, or will it just lead to more complications?
This crime-thriller series asks the question: “what would you do if you could identify psychopaths through a genetic test before they are born”?
When a vicious serial killer is imprisoned, the story shows us two pregnant women sitting outside a testing center in a hospital. They came in for genetic testing to determine if their unborn child carries the “psychopath gene.” One of the women is married to the serial killer, while the other to a kind and gentle man. Having learned that the babies they carry both have the gene, they must decide what to do about it now.
Decades later, the same killer is still on death row, but a new psychopath is out for blood. Could it be the killer’s son? Is the new killer one of the unborn children that had the psychopath gene?
Jeong Ba-reum (Lee Seung-gi) is a reputable rookie police officer. His life changes after an encounter with a psychopathic killer. This leads him into a mad chase to unearth the truth behind the killer’s psychopathic behaviour with his partner Go Moo-chi (Lee Hee-jun), a man who doesn’t mind bending the rules to catch criminals.
Go Moo-chi is the way he is because of a childhood trauma. He witnessed the murder of his family by the serial killer now on death row. Now, all he wants is revenge. But along with that burning desire for retribution, he also struggles with a drinking problem and an impulsive behaviour which could threaten his career as a police officer .
Head on, the drama reveals who the new killer is, and this revelation gives viewers a sneak peek of his interesting psychosis and motive for killing. However, this leaves behind a trail of murders causing great fear among the population.
As the story progresses, it explores the concept that psychopaths are not made, rather they are born to be that way. So that challenges the possibility of conducting genetic testing to determine who are genetically predisposed. And if someone is indeed hardwired from the womb to be an unremorseful criminal, should the parents keep that child?
Best Dramas By Genres
At Dramakicks – we watch a lot of Korean Dramas, and made list of the best dramas of each genre by year, followed by an all time list. A handy guide should you want to binge-watch all your favourite genres at one go!