5 KDramas featuring GOT7’s Park Jinyoung, Lee Min-ho, Woo Do-hwan, Jung Hae-in, Kim Myun-soo and Park Seo-joon on Netflix and Viki that you should be watching with us this week

Written by: Trina Dong – April 26th, 2020 7:51pm pst

KDRAMA WATCH WEEKLY

Welcome back to KDrama Watch Weekly! We have a lot going on this week. All of our shows are really picking up. Warning: spoilers ahead! As always, I’ll tell you which episode I’ve seen last, so you’ll be safe. 

New This Week: When My Love Blooms

My Last Episode: 2

A young Han Jae-hyun (Park Jinyoung) and Yoon Ji-soo (Jeon So-nee) fell in love in the 90’s. 20 years later, Jae-hyun (Yoo Ji-tae) and Ji-soo (Lee Bo-young) reconnect. 

Actor Park is back, y’all! When I saw Jae-hyun rescue Ji-soo, it was over for me. I was out of my seat yelling when people kept getting in the way of them meeting again. After they finally did, Ji-soo doesn’t let his pretension stop her. This girl is persistent. Chasing him all over town until he finally agrees to watch Love Letter with her then screaming, “I will date you if it’s the last thing I do!” out of the bus window at him is rom com gold. As their paths purposely continue to cross, I’m hoping for more passionate outbursts!

After a few missed connections, present day Jae-hyun and Ji-soo finally reunite face to face. Unlike Ji-soo in the 90s, she’s not going to chase him down, even when they’re stuck in a snowstorm. History certainly repeats itself and the OST adds the extra feels to go through their thoughts with them. 

I love how the characters thematically switch roles in past and present. In the 90’s, Ji-soo keeps chasing Jae-hyun but they’ve both come to their senses in the present day and now it’s vice versa.

I feel bad for present day Ji-soo, who can’t seem to catch a break. I’m terrified that something bad is going to happen to her son at school in the mess with Jae-hyun’s son. Not to mention, his wife is really out here trying to ruin everyone’s lives just to show she has power. I hope we find some peace next week but not likely!

The King: Eternal Monarch (Netflix)

My Last Episode: 4
The show follows a King (Lee Min-ho) who travels through a mysterious portal to try to close the doors to a parallel universe.

I have to say it, meeting both of Woo Do-hwan’s characters made the show a lot more fun. Seeing more than just the King be active in both dimensions gives the story more consistency and I’m loving it. 

The King and Tae-eul’s back and forth was driving me crazy at first, but then I started to like the developing love story, even if she doesn’t want to admit she’s in one yet. I do feel bad for Shin-jae. A King just comes in and starts giving his secret love attention. Who wouldn’t be in their feelings about that?

It only took a matter of seconds for the King to fool his security to sneak out again! C’mon guys. After going back to the Republic of Korea, Tae-eul finally starts believing the King is telling the truth. When she agreed to go back to his world with him, I jumped up and celebrated. Go on, girl! You go become that Queen!

Meow, the Secret Boy a.k.a. Welcome (Viki)

My Last Episode: 20

We follow Sol Ah (Shin Ye-eun), who claims to have the personality of a dog and struggles with her love-hate relationship with cats, including her own cat, Hong Jo, who secretly turns into a human (Kim Myun-soo). 

In the last few episodes, everyone’s secret thoughts were finally revealed. Jae-sun (Seo Ji-Hoon) opened up about his childhood abandonment to Sol Ah and I still don’t understand why she doesn’t just choose him! He’s making real progress in facing his issues by meeting up with his father. I sobbed right along with them as they cried together during their reconnection. Sol Ah, don’t you see he’s changing for the better?!

On the other hand, I’m a true stan of Ji-eun and Doo-sik’s budding romance. They’re a testament to the theory that opposites attract but in a non-destructive way. Ji-eun is even standing up for herself in the workplace now, no doubt because of her new found confidence in her relationship. 

Hong Jo is back to being by Sol Ah’s side in human form. I GUESS it was sweet seeing them together because of how much they like each other. I’m just really on team Jae-sun and it looks like my team might win, because we ended with the tease that Hong Jo might have just turned back into a cat…forever. 

A Piece of Your Mind (Viki)

My Last Episode: 4

Ha Won (Jung Hae-in) is an artificial intelligence programmer and is currently developing a device that can answer questions about his life in his own voice and the next step is to get it to think with his heart. In order to do so, he needs to hear from his only true love and Han Seo-woo (Chae Soo-bin) gets stuck in the middle trying to help. 

I’m making my way through this one slowly but surely. I’m feeling for Ha Won more than I have before. Now that Ji-soo is gone, the stakes are much higher for him to get what he wants out of the AI. They finally start to reveal that the point of Ha Won’s AI is to help people to overcome loss. It’s all starting to come together. 

The hardest part to watch was when AI Ji-soo outs Seo-woo for having a one sided love for Ha Won. Seo-woo looking him right in the eye and explaining why she doesn’t want him to know about her feelings was unbearable. I know the love story is just starting but I’m really worried about their communication styles mixed with an AI middleman. 

Throwback: Youn’s Kitchen 2 (Viki)

My Last Episode: 10

This Korean cooking reality show takes four well-known actors and makes them open a restaurant in Spain. They hold every position at the restaurant and do their best to learn the language and culture. 

This is a great re-watch if you want something drama-free and entertaining. We get to see a different side of all of the actors. It’s especially fun for all of you Itaewon Class fans. You get to see the one and only Park Saeroyi a.k.a Park Seo-joon really show off his cooking and service skills. 

I have a love hate relationship with all of these cliffhangers. It’s going to be a challenge to keep my patience until the next episodes! We have a new show to look forward to next week starring Itaewon Class’ Kim Dong-hee playing a model student that turns to crime to pay for college in Extracurricular on Netflix. 

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About The Author:

Trina Dong is a host and writer at AfterBuzz TV. She’s also an actress and screenwriter that can likely be found binge watching anything from the latest K Drama to Floribama Shore.

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