New and Coming Soon to DramaFever August 10 to August 16
This week we had a thrilling new Korean action medical drama, a quirky Korean movie about overcoming mental illness to find true love, and a romantic and touching Korean web drama. Next week we'll be treated to a daily Korean drama about the challenges of the millennial generation, an epic historical Chinese movie, two British masterpieces based on romantic classics, and season 3 of a highly-anticipated Spanish historical saga. Let's take a look!
1. Yong Pal
Kim Tae Hyun (Joo Won) is a promising young surgeon, but his finances take a dive when his sister's health condition requires costly dialysis treatments. When Tae Hyun subsequently falls into a vicious cycle of debt, he assumes the alias of "Yong Pal" and begins making house calls for criminals who are willing to pay top dollar. Complicating things further, Tae Hyun gets involved with Han Yeo Jin (Kim Tae Hee), a comatose patient at the hospital.
Young Goon (Im Soo Jung) is institutionalized for what is believed to be suicidal behavior, when in actuality she harbors deep-seated delusions of being a cyborg. Meanwhile, Il Soon (Rain), a young man afflicted with schizophrenia, finds himself increasingly drawn to the vulnerable "cyborg," despite his severe case of apathy. But in the middle of an ensuing storm that throws the facility into chaos, Young Goon and Il Soon will discover just how crazy — in love — they are.
After separating with his girlfriend (Im Joo Eun), Ji Ho (So Ji Sub) winds up on Jeju Island to clear his head. But in the chill of early winter, Ji Ho meets a beautiful girl (Kim Ji Won) by chance — igniting a fire in his heart on one unforgettably sunny day.
Needless to say, life as a fresh college graduate is difficult, especially for millenials. Caught in the crosshairs of their parents' conservative perspectives on work and duty, a group of young professionals — Kim Ji Wan (Lee Joon Hyuk), Han Eun Soo (Chae Soo Bin), Jang Hyun Do (Lee Sang Yeob), and Kang Young Joo (Kyung Soo Jin) — live together and support one another as they vie for meaningful and well-paid positions, but find it hard to balance their individual hopes, dreams and desires.
This epic blockbuster delves into the origins of modern China's most influential first-generation leaders: ambitious warlord Yun Shi Kai (Chow Yun Fat), resistance fighter Tsai Ao (Andy Lau) and communist revolutionary Mao Zedong (Liu Ye). Fundamentally at odds with the Chinese monarchy and with each other, these leaders must navigate the chaotic complexities of the Chinese Revolution's most critical events — leaving marks on an emerging portrait of history that cannot be undone.
3. Jane Eyre
After a wretched childhood as an orphan, Jane Eyre accepts the position of governess at Thornfield Hall. She soon falls in love with the brooding owner, Mr. Rochester. Jane gradually wins his heart but, before they can find happiness as man and wife, they must overcome the dark secrets of his past.
4. Women in Love (BBC movie)
Two sisters navigate the vagaries of love in the BBC's distinctly feminist adaptation of two D.H. Lawrence novels, The Rainbow and Women in Love. Ursula Brangwen (Rachael Stirling,The Bletchley Circle), a schoolteacher who has just broken off with her self-centered fiancé, lives with her parents in Nottingham, while Gudrun (Rosamund Pike, Pride & Prejudice and Gone Girl), an artist, lives the bohemian life--cigarettes, trousers, and casual sex--in London. Both women want what they can't have and dare to speak out for their desires: for Ursula, it's a sexually satisfying relationship, and for Gudrun, it's the love of a married man. They take after their mother (Saskia Reeves), who regrets the lack of passion in her marriage with their father (Shaun Acker). "Find love," she advises Ursula, "that burns your very soul." (Source)
Immerse yourself in the royal court of 15th-century Spain, ruled by greed, lust, lies, and, above all, an insatiable hunger for power. The third season of Isabel continues the saga of Isabel Queen of Spain and King Ferdinand as they rule, defend, and expand their kingdom.
Which new dramas did you watch this week? Which new dramas are you looking forward to? Comment below!