New and Coming Soon to DramaFever November 14 to November 20
This week we saw a hilarious romantic comedy about rekindling love unexpectedly, a dramatic and passionate medical drama, and a drama about the possible consequences of our biggest life choices. Next week, we'll experience a sweeping historical drama with a strong female lead, a family drama that will leave us in laughter and tears, and two highly-anticipated new movies. Take a look!
1. Ex-Girlfriend Club (Binge Release)
Song Ji Hyo ( Emergency Couple, My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week) and Byun Yo Han (Six Flying Dragons) star in a romantic comedy about the ghost of boyfriend past not-so-magically appearing to haunt an ambitious woman’s future. Kim Soo Jin (Song Ji Hyo) is a career-oriented producer at a film company that is quickly sinking into the abyss of bankruptcy. In order to save her company, she must take drastic measures -- and perhaps the most drastic of them all is adapting a film version of a webtoon by a popular but divisive writer. Bang Myung Soo (Byun Yo Han) is a young artist who has based his comic entirely on his ex-girlfriends. The intimate details of his personal life, that he has now made nationally-known household facts, has made Myung Soo something of a cross between beloved heartthrob and public enemy. It is this controversy the film company hopes to cash in on. There’s just one problem: Kim Soo Jin happens to be one of those ex-girlfriends. Now, in order to make the movie, our beloved filmmaker must put her feelings aside and interact with not just her increasingly irritating ex, but also those former exes he is writing about that have once again popped up. These ladies, all former girlfriends of Myung Soo’s, are older wealthy divorcee Na Ji Ah (Tree With Deep Rootsactress Jang Ji Eun), the very chic and successful investment firm member Jang Hwa Young (Dream High alum Lee Yoon Ji), and airhead C-lister actress Ra Ra (Age of Youth and Descendants of the Sun’s Ryu Hwa Young). Can Soo Jin make peace and learn what makes those characters tick in time to save her sinking ship of a company, or will this battle of the exes become a real-life fight club?
Han Suk Kyu ( The Berlin File) , Seo Hyun Jin (Another Oh Hae Young) and Yoo Yun Suk (Jeju Island Gatsby, Answer Me 1994) star in a medical drama that proves no matter how intelligent you are, there is always a teacher who can make you someone better. Boo Yong Joo (Han Suk Kyu) is a genius surgeon. Years ago, he was the resident miracle worker at Seoul’s top hospital, and known to those in the field as the "Hand of God." One day, without any notice, he disappeared. Fast forward a few years later, and Boo Yong Joo is now at a small provincial clinic, donning the name Teacher Kim, and is known as the self-proclaimed "Romantic Doctor." Having been scarred by those he allowed to get close, Boo Yong Joo now enjoys a life of seclusion. However, because of his good nature and immense knowledge, the genius surgeon cannot help but mentor other struggling doctors. These include Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yun Suk), an easily-irritable but brilliant man who only became a doctor to win someone over and seeks only the most important of VIP patients to achieve success and overcome and his poor past, and Yoon Seo Jung (Seo Hyun Jin), a passionate and diligent young woman who is haunted by a mistake from her past and only became a doctor to win someone’s recognition. The romantic doctor, however, has a different plan for each of them and, through his scarred but optimistic view of life, wants to teach them the true value of saving lives. But when the pupils are decidedly pragmatic and the master a hopeless romantic, can the teacher take his disciples away from biology and put a little Humanity 101 on the syllabus?
Starring Rainie Yang
Wei Ru (Drunken To Love You star Rainie Yang) and You Yan (Yan Yu Lin) have a simple relationship. They aren’t rich, but they still to enjoy life, even if it means eating three packs of instant noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are, however, very serious about their relationship and sincerely trying to achieve something in life while staying together. One day, opportunity comes knocking at Wei Ru’s door, as her company wants to send her to Shanghai, with both a promotion and higher pay. However, the lovely couple cannot imagine living so far together, let alone running a long-term, long-distance relationship. With so much uncertainty in their future, can the two pick the right life plan, or will their dreams shatter in this struggle between option A and B?
1. The Princess Weiyoung (November 14)
Tiffany Tang (Perfect Couple), internationally-acclaimed actor Luo Jin, and Vanness Wu (Autumn’s Concerto) star in a period romance that proves revenge is best served when the enemy least expects it. Li Wei Young (Tiffany Tang) was born Princess Feng Xin Er, the third daughter of the proud royalty of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Although she never quite gets the affection of her family because she was born on a day deemed one of misfortune, Xin Er is pure of heart and sharp of mind. One fateful night, in a massacre rivaling few others, Xin Er’s kingdom is annihilated. Escaping with her life but now an orphan, Xin Er accidentally wanders into enemy territory. There, she assumes the identity of her savior Li Wei Young, the daughter of a tutor. Full of hatred for the enemy that destroyed her kingdom and lacking in the feminine graces expected in her time, the somewhat arrogant Wei Young has trouble fitting in. But, being both wise and pure of heart, she ultimately learns to channel her hatred towards those who deserve it and become a kinder person overall. And it is exactly her wisdom and humanity that attracts towards her two very different men. Tuoba Jun (Luo Jin) is the beloved, well-educated, kind prince that is favored by all, including the king, and who falls in love with Wei Young. And competing with him is his younger brother Tuoba Yu (Vanness Wu), the cold, menacing and emotionally scarred prince that truly wants to rule the empire, and sees the intelligent Wei Young as his tool and his elder sibling as his rival. Wei Young, however, only has her eyes on one thing: she was not able to save her people. Between the schemes of these two men and living in enemy territory, can Wei Young ever avenge her kingdom?
2. Oh My Geum Bi (November 16)
Geum Bi (Heo Jung Eun) is only 8-years-old, but she suffers from dementia. She is slowly losing her memory. Her father Hwi Chul (Oh Ji Ho) is a swindler who left her at birth. After his daughter suddenly reappears, he learns about the preciousness of life while taking care of Geum Bi. Go Gang Hee (Park Jin Hee) has her life turned upside down as well after becoming involved with the father/daughter pair.
3. So I Married an Anti-fan (Movie) (November 19)
EXO’s Park Chan Yeol ( Salut d’Amour, Roommate), Girls’ Generation’s Seo Joo Hyun (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) and Yuan Shan Shan (Beauties of the Emperor, Palace) star in a South Korean-Chinese collaboration that proves being an idol is actually really hard when you have to live with your biggest anti-fan. Fang Miao Miao (Yuan Shan Shan) is a struggling journalist working for a magazine in Shanghai. One day, she sees the extremely popular Hallyu star Hou Zhun (Park Chan Yeol) at a nightclub. At that time, however, the star in question is in a potentially compromising position with fellow idol Ai Lin (Seo Joo Hyun). Immediately, as is the case with reporters, Miao Miao snaps some pictures. And, as is the case with celebrities whose careers can go south very quickly, Hou Zhun destroys the evidence. However, fearing both the destruction of his image and potential fallout with Ai Lin’s boyfriend and fellow star Gao Xiang (8090 member and Ice Fantasy alum Jiang Chao), Hou Zhun goes a bit overboard and also uses his industry connections to get the struggling reporter fired. Since that day, Miao Miao becomes Hou Zhun’s biggest anti-fan, engaging in protests against him both in person and online. But, as fate would have it, the rivalry between the idol and his most ardent follower actually creates its own fan following, and the two are approached to take part in a reality show where they have to be a couple. Jobless and soon to be homeless, Miao Miao accepts having to live with the man she hates. Eventually, as their physical distances evaporate, their emotional closeness grows. But can this Hallyu idol and anti-fan ever accept each other as partners in life, or will their marriage end up being as fake as reality television?
4. Fall In Love Like a Star (Movie) (November 19)
Starring Yang Mi and Li Yifeng
Yang Mi ( Les Interpretes) and Golden-Horse winner Li Yifeng star in a romantic drama that shows how difficult it is to love someone when you have left them, but even tougher is to truly leave them if you ever loved them. Su Xingyu (Li Yifeng) is known as the “Prince of Pop Music.” Tian Xin (Yang Mi) is an agent at the company that represents the pop music nobility. Five years ago, Su Xingyu was a rookie actor and Tian Xin a rookie assistant. They had a budding relationship but distance and time simply meant it wasn’t to be. Now, years later, the two meet once again, this time as star and manager. However, falling in love isn’t that simple. Not only did their relationship last end on decidedly unlovely terms, there’s the added complication that Xingyu cannot be in a relationship right now for the sake of protecting his idol status. Will the two, who perhaps once felt they could be something special, be able to rediscover that flame, or does falling in love like a star mean you never ride off into the sunset?
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