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the tale of nokdu

The Tale of Nokdu

Tale of Nokdu is set in the Joseon era and it revolves around a young man named Nok Du (Jang Dong Yoon) who lived a sheltered life on a remote island. He ends up chasing down a female assassin right into a Widow’s Village. Nok Du is left with no other choice but to dress up as a widow in order to enter this women’s only village in order to get to the truth about his birth. Along the way, he befriends a young kisaeng trainee named Dong Dong Joo (Kim So Hyun). Eventually, Nok Du ends up finding out the truth behind the attack on his family, and discovers secrets that changed his life forever.

hello my twenties

Hello My Twenties!

Hello, My Twenties is a coming-of-age story that revolved around five college students, Yu Eun-Jae, Jung Ye-Eun, Kang Yi-Na, Yoon Jin-Myung and Song Ji-Won, who live in a shared house called Belle Epoque.

Yu Eun-Jae, is the newcomer who is struggling to adapt to the whole new environment. Compared to other girls she is very shy. Jung Ye-Eun has a boyfriend who doesn’t really love her like the way she loves him. Kang Yi-Na is the “It girl”, oozing with confidence which keeps her dating life busy. Everyone at Belle Epoque assumed that she was born in a rich family as she is swathed in luxuries. On the other hand, Jin-Myung has to work every day taking different part-time jobs so she can make ends meet. This left her with no time for herself. Ji-Won is a young woman who is always on-the-go and is keen to look for a boyfriend.

class of lies

Class of Lies

When the most popular female student, Jeong Soo-ah gets stabbed in her home, her classmate Kim Han-su got framed for her murder. Gi Moo-hyeok, a shrewd lawyer from prestigious Songha law firm, is assigned to defend Kim Han-soo. To avoid a scandal the school administrators went out of their way to keep the murder under wraps. Gi Moo-hyeok tries to persuade Kim Han-soo to take a plea deal and admit to the murder in exchange for a lighter sentence. But Han-soo refuses.

Without Kim Han Soo’s cooperation, Moo-hyeok tries to create reasonable doubt during the trial by suggesting that Jeong Soo-ah is an escort and any of her male clients could have attacked her. This enraged Han-soo who had no choice but to put the blame on himself to protect Soo-ah’s reputation.

The case crashed which also saw the end of a Moo-hyeok’s career. To regain his reputation as a lawyer, he goes undercover as a substitute teacher named Gi Kang-jae. There he discovered the online and physical bullying the students in the school are perpetrating. Together with the PE teacher, they team up to uncover a secret society of privileged students who control fellow students and even teachers.

the light in your eyes

The Light in Your Eyes

Using a watch she found at a beach as a child, Kim Hye-ja tries to manipulate time to prevent her father from dying in a car accident. Unfortunately, trying to manipulate time came with some consequences. Hye-ja ages for every occasion she turns back time. Meanwhile her friend Lee Joon Ha is struggling with family problems which pushed him to give up on his dreams. He now works as a scammer at an elderly care centre fully unaware that Hye-ja, who has now turned into an old lady, goes there to pass time. Once they meet, they realised that both of them have changed.

the last empress

The Last Empress

Set in a hypothetical constitutional monarchy in 2018, The Last Empress, follows the story of a musical actress who marries the Emperor of the Korean Empire. As she tries to ease into a life of royalty she gets entangled in the murder of the emperor’s grandmother which eventually led to the downfall of the imperial family, all while searching for true love.

the penthouse

The Penthouse: War in Life

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

My Roommate is a Gumiho

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?

move to heaven

Move to Heaven

Inspired by the essay “Things Left Behind” by Kim Sae-byul, Move to Heaven is about a young man with Asperger syndrome and his uncle work as “trauma cleaners”. Unlike regular cleaners, professional trauma cleaners exclusively work on scenes of violent accidents or crimes.

Geu-ru (Tang Joon-sang), lived with Asperger syndrome. His father has always been his only guardian. When the old man died, Geu-ru took over his father’s job as a trauma cleaner. But given his condition, he has to have a new guardian. He is left in the care of his uncle, Sang-gu (Lee Je-hoon), an ex-convict and whom he has met for the first time.

The pair now become partners as they take over the cleaning business. As they go about the job, they uncover untold stories about the deceased. Meanwhile, Sang-gu is also struggling to overcome his painful past with Gae-ru’s father and the traumatic incident that landed him behind bars.

youth of may

Youth of May

This romance-drama set in 1980 is set during the Gwangju Uprising which is the backdrop for the blossoming love story between medical student Hwang Hee Tae (Lee Do Hyun) and a nurse named Kim Myung Hee (Go Min Shi).

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