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‘Squid Game’: Should the Games End with Season 2?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve most likely heard about the Netflix thriller “Squid Game.” You’re probably already searching for the possibility of a season 2. It’s inevitable as the ending of the series leaves it open for a sequel. But since Netflix has yet to green light another season, let me share with you my thoughts about this series and why I think it might have a follow-up.

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‘D.P.’: Why We Think This Netflix Original Deserves a Season 2

“D.P.” is the latest Netflix Original that has gotten a lot of buzz for its controversial theme. The drama, starring Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Kim Sung-kyun, tells the story of a unit in the Korean military police that goes after “deserters.” With just six full-packed episodes, here’s why we think “D.P.” deserves a second season.

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Smart has launched its latest commercial with its newest endorser, the South Korean boyband BTS.

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K-DRAMAS WE’RE CURRENTLY WATCHING

‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’

This romantic comedy starring Kim Seon-ho and Shin Min-a has good vibes written all over it. Aside from the “Dimple Couple,” the star of this K-drama is the seaside village of Gongjin and its quirky townsfolk.

‘Hospital Playlist Season 2’

The 99ers are back! We’ve waited more than a year to follow through the lives of Lee Ik-jun, Ahn Jeong-won, Kim Jun-wan, Yang Seok-hyeong, Chae Song-hwa, and the rest of the doctors and patients at Yulje Hospital. The new episodes are as funny and heartwarming as the phenomenal first season.

‘Lovers of the Red Sky’

If history and fantasy are your thing, then you are up for a treat with “Lovers of the Red Sky” starring Kim Yoo-jung and Ahn Hyo-seop. It has all the elements you’re looking for in a historical-fantasy drama: politics, supernatural beings, sorcery, and romance.

‘D.P.’

The mandatory military service in South Korea may not be your typical K-drama theme, but this makes “D.P.” a truly interesting watch. This K-drama boldly tackles bullying, violence, and everything that’s innately wrong with toxic masculinity.

‘The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim’

High school life could be difficult enough, but imagine having to deal with a demon wreaking havoc at your school. This high school fantasy drama starring former child actors Nam Da-reum and Kim Sae-ron is a light, fun watch.

‘Doom at Your Service’

Romance and fantasy are a surefire combination for a K-drama hit. Popular stars Park Bo-young and Seo In-guk star in this fantasy drama about a woman who has 100 days to live and her unexpected romance with Myul Mang, a messenger between gods and humans. If you liked the 2016 K-drama “Goblin,” then you might want to include this in your watch list.

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Hallyudorama’s List of Best K-dramas of 2020 (Part 1)

Last year, K-dramas took us to new adventures — from North Korea to the fictional world of startups — without leaving the safety and comfort of our homes. Here’s the first part of our list of the best K-dramas 2020 had to offer.

See our List of Best Korean Dramas in 2020 (Part 2)

2020 will go down in history as a year of tragedies, joblessness, and uncertainty. Lockdowns would have been more unbearable without the comfort of a K-drama marathon. Here’s the second part of our best K-dramas of 2020 list.

K-Dramas to Binge-Watch During the Lockdown

Check out our list of recommended Korean dramas to watch while parts of the Philippines and the rest of the world remain in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic season.

K-DRAMA QUOTE

You’re bound to meet unexpected situations in life. Even if you use an umbrella, you’ll end up getting drenched. Just put your hands up and welcome the rain.

Hong Du-sik
“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”