Viu is jam-packed this August 2021 with action, drama, fantasy — with a lot of mind-boggling K-dramas, as well as critically acclaimed and highly recommended movies.
Get your thinking cap on while watching the following series:
‘The Road: Tragedy of One’
Adapted from the novel “One Tragedy” by Norizuki Rintaro, “The Road: Tragedy of One” is a gripping story of the secrets, desires, guilts, and salvation of affluent residents who live at Royal the Hill.
Baek Soo-hyun, played by Ji Jin-hee, is a popular and respected anchorman whose statements are always taken as truth. But when away from the public eye, Soo-hyun is cold-hearted and stops at nothing to get what he wants. His wife Seo Eun Soo, played by Yoon Se-ah, (“Melting Me Softly,” “Sky Castle,” and “Good Witch”) is the daughter of the chairman of the Jegang Group, an influential heavyweight in the society.
On a torrential rainy night a tragic incident takes place, and the secrets connected with it result in silence, avoidance, and confusion, which eventually leads to more tragedies.
New episodes of this mystery thriller drama drop on Viu every Thursday and Friday, hours after the Korean broadcast!
“Police University” is a 16-episode series that revolves around a police university professor and a talented computer hacker.
Cha Tae-hyun (“Birthcare Center,” “Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation,” “Matrimonial Chaos”) plays the role of Yoo Dong Man who has 20 years’ experience in crime detection.
Jung Jin-young (“Love in the Moonlight,” “Miss Granny”) is Yoo Dong-man, a talented computer hacker who joins the university as a freshman in hopes to change his ways.
Also a freshman, Oh Kang-hee, played by Krystal Jung (“Prison Playbook,” “The Bride of Habaek,” “The Heirs”), works tirelessly to achieve her dream of becoming a police officer.
Watch them come together for a joint investigation and witness their adventures in this romantic comedy. Catch new episodes of “Police University” every Tuesday and Wednesday, hours after the Korean broadcast.
‘The Devil Judge’
“The Devil Judge” is hailed as the most buzzworthy drama in Korea today. A story set in dystopian, chaotic Korea bereft of law and order, Head Trial Judge Kang Yo-han, played by Ji Sung (“Doctor John,” “Innocent Defendant,” “Protect My Boss”) is signaling the need for change. His courtroom is the subject of a reality show where he mercilessly punishes the guilty, earning him the nickname of “Devil Judge.”
A bitter rivalry has taken shape between the “Devil Judge” and the highly ambitious Jung Sun-ah, played by Kim Min-jung (“My Fellow Citizens”), who has risen from poverty to become the director of a corporate social responsibility foundation.
Into this turbulent world enter two childhood friends on a quest for true justice: rookie Judge Kim Ga-on, played by Park Jin-young (“When My Love Blooms,” “Melting Me Softly,” “He is Psychometric”), and Police Officer Yoon Soo-hyun, played by Park Gyu-young (“The Third Charm,” “Fight for My Way”). Do they have what it takes to challenge both the scheming Jung Sun-ah and the notorious “Devil Judge”?
This mystery legal drama is now streaming on Viu, and new a episode drops every Sunday and Monday, just hours after the Korean broadcast.
‘Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation’
It isn’t uncommon to see crimes get brushed aside without a proper investigation. Known as an enthusiastic and impressively effective detective, Jin Kang-ho (Cha Tae-hyun) will stop at nothing to catch the criminals he’s assigned to pursue. With a passion for solving the unsolvable cases, Kang Ho finds it’s better to work alone.
Or so it was, until the day he met Kang Moo-young, played by Lee Sun-bin (“Criminal Minds: Korea,” “Another Miss Oh” [Tagalog Dub], “Me and Me”). The overly zealous producer of a low-rated investigative program, Moo-young is as enthusiastic about solving cases and catching criminals as Kang Ho. Sharing such an intense passion for their work, the two agree to team up, working together to make the world a better place.
Joined later on by a former criminal profiler, a bar CEO and legendary fist-fighter who has chosen to put his past behind him, and a funeral director who once headed up the ace autopsy team at the National Forensic Service, this ragtag team soon become an unstoppable force in the world of crime-fighting.
This crime drama is now streaming on Viu.
‘A Korean Odyssey’
A journey of two destined souls begins as they try to find the light in a dark world full of evil spirits. Lee Seung-gi (“Mouse,” “The Producers,” “You’re All Surrounded”) is Son Oh-gong, a wicked monkey who hatched out from a rock and became a fairy in the heavenly realm for his outstanding magical power and martial arts skills. However, after committing a deadly sin due to his arrogance, he is imprisoned under a mountain for hundreds of years.
With the help of an ordinary girl, Seon Mi — played by Oh Yeon-seo (“Love with Flaws”) —who can see evil spirits, he manages to escape from the mountain, but he deceives her and runs away. As they are fated to, they meet again after 25 years, and he becomes her guardian when she handcuffs him with Geumganggo.
Join Oh Gong’s long path of adventure with Seon Mi that is full of romance and fantasy as he discovers how to go back to the heavenly realm.
A Korean Odyssey” is now streaming on Viu.
Meanwhile, great films are meant to be rewatched, and hidden gems are meant to be shared. Ready your popcorn for a marathon of films streaming on Viu this August 2021:
This romance drama became the first non-English film to win the best motion picture award at the 2020 Oscars. It likewise earned the best international feature film, best original screenplay, and Bong Joon-ho’s first Academy as best director. This powerful movie that depicts social inequalities is portrayed by a powerhouse ensemble.
This romance drama film stars Kim So-hyun (“River Where the Moon Rises,” “The Tale of Nokdu,” “Radio Romance”), Do Kyung-soo a.k.a D.O from EXO (“100 Days My Prince”), Yeon Jun-suk (“Iljimae”), Lee David (“Hotel Del Luna,” “Bring It On, Ghost”), and Joo Ah-reum (“Be My Dream Family,” “Graceful Friends”).
When a letter and cassette tape from 23 years ago show up at a radio station, the radio DJ and his old friends reminisce on the bittersweet summer they last spent together as kids. Every summer, Soo Ok (Kim So-hyun) patiently waits for her friends Beom Sil (D.O.), San Dol (Yeon Jun-suk), Gae Deok (Lee David), and Gil Ja (Joo Ah-reum) to arrive back to their hometown island.
Watch this summer filled with fun, romance, and tragedy.
‘My Wife Got Married’
It all started with football. Deok-hoon, played by Kim Joo-hyuk (“Reply 1988”) falls in love with In Ah — played by Son Ye-jin (“Secret Garden”) — who shares his love and passion for the sport. They quickly become lovers and he proposes. She refuses at first, but they eventually get happily married. Until one day, In-ah declares her wish to marry another man. She doesn’t want to divorce as she loves Deok-hoon all the same; the only thing is that she loves the new man as much. In Ah goes ahead and marries her new man. And so the bizarre bigamy begins.
Desperate for money to save his sick daughter’s life, Bae Gi-ro — played by Lee Moon-shik (“The Tale of Nokdu,” “The Secret Life of My Secretary,” “The Undateables”) — decides to rob a bank. Things become much more complicated, when real bank robbers enter the bank.
‘Shadows in the Palace’
This mystery thriller stars Park Jin Hee (“Taxi Driver,” “Love Scene Number”) as a palace medic. During the Joseon period, a court lady is found dead and ruled as a suicide. But while performing an autopsy, palace medic Chun Ryung (Park Jin Hee) suspects murder and starts to investigate the case. With a sense of justice and full of wit, Chun Ryung bravely unmasks the deceptions, but soon confronts the veiled past, kept hidden by those that had far more power than she had expected.
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