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5 Binge-Worthy K-Dramas to Add to Your Watchlist on Viu

Apr 11, 2022 by


By Gracey Maala

4 min read


Are you one of the countless Filipinos who picked up the K-Drama habit in the past few years? With streaming platforms like Viu giving us access to an impressive line-up of Korean television series, we can’t help but find comfort in the exciting plots, quality production, and, of course, the good-looking and talented oppas and eonnies who star in them!

These K-gems are the sweet escape you’ve been looking for!

K-Dramas just have an undeniable pull for most fans, which makes you want to watch just one more episode. So if you’re on the hunt for a new title to binge next, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the must-watch K-Drama gems on Viu you shouldn’t miss!



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If you’ve seen Reply 1988 and loved the bubbly young lady in her iconic fuchsia sweater Duk-Seon, then you need to get on Moonshine—stat!

Moonshine is a drama starring Hyeri, Yoo Seung-ho, Byeon Woo-seok, and Kang Mi-na, directed by Hwang In-hyuk. Set during the late Joseon period, it follows the four leads as they go and grow through life—forming friendships and finding love. It also depicts human love and passion during the era of Joseon’s strictest alcohol prohibition.

Prepare to be charmed by Yoo Seung-ho and comedic darling Hyeri as they take you on a romantic historical journey!

Now, We are Breaking Up


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We all dream about never-ending love, yet, in reality, we could get stuck in a cycle of passionate love and devastating heartbreak. And this K-Drama’s title already gives away what its story is about: love and breakup.

Exploring the ups and downs of romance, Now, We Are Breaking Up is a realistic drama directed by Lee Gil Bok. Song Hye-Kyo stars as Ha Young-Eun, a design team lead for a fashion company, and Jang Ki-Yong as Yoon Jae-Guk, a famous freelance fashion photographer.

Although Young-Eun and Jae-Guk fell deeply in love with each other, not every love story has a happy ending. Is their narrative destined to end in heartbreak, or will they find happiness in the end? Now, it’s for you to find out.

The Penthouse: War in Life (1, 2 & 3)


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When you want to take a pause from romances, go on and stream the most controversial drama of 2020: The Penthouse: War in Life. Two years since its first season premiered, this series is still a phenomenal hit. ICYMI, perhaps it’s time for you to check it out.

The Penthouse series is intriguing and thrilling, filled with enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat for hours. A favorite K-Drama of many for its enticing plot and mind-blowing plot twists, the drama tackles various social issues ranging from social stratification to the discrimination between the rich and the poor.

It showcases a powerhouse cast led by three well-known Korean actresses: Eugene as Oh-Yeon-hee, Kim So-yeon as Cheon Seo-jin, and Lee Ji-ah as Shim Su-ryeon. So if you’re ready to witness a stirring and groundbreaking drama, now is the perfect time to see this.

You also have the option to watch it dubbed in Filipino on Viu if you wish to get more intense ~Tagalog~ feels.

Ghost Doctor

Ghost Doctor

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If you’re a fan of fantasy and medical dramas, this is something you must try and see. Ghost Doctor is a series directed by Boo Seong-cheol starring Rain, Kim Bum, Uee, and Son Na-eun.

The story revolves around two doctors: Cha Young Min (Rain) and Seung-tak (Kim-Bum), merging into one person. These doctors possess opposite personalities and medical abilities, but what do you think would happen if the two become one?

Take this chance to swoon over the oppas we first loved back then: Rain and Kim-Bum! *finger heart*

Through the Darkness

Through The Darkness

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Let the hunt for serial killers begin. This 2022, we also see the release of the new thriller and crime drama Through the Darkness. Set in a time when criminal profiling was still a relatively new concept in society, the story is based on a non-fiction book co-written by Korea’s first criminal profiler Kwon Il-yong.

The 12-part K-Drama is about an investigator named Kim Nam-Gil, played by Song Ha-Young, who digs up cases, solves deadly crimes, and looks deeply into the human mind. Other notable cast members include Jin Sun-Kyu, Ryeo Un, and Kim So Jin, with Park Bo-Ram on the director’s chair.

Besides Korean dramas, you can also enjoy the best Asian content on over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service Viu! Watch shows for free or subscribe to Premium to access added exclusive perks such as:

  • Access to premium content
  • Access to download unlimited videos you can watch offline
  • Access to fresh content as fast as 8 hours after the original telecast
  • Streaming without ads
  • Streaming through your TV app or casting through your smartphone
  • Episodes in full HD (1080p)

Sign up to Viu Premium through pldthome.com/viu or subscribe directly through the Viu app or website at viu.com, then choose PLDT as the mode of payment. You can enjoy Viu Premium for only ₱80 per month, which will be charged on top of your monthly bill. This offer is exclusive to PLDT subscribers, so get your K-Drama fix with the Philippines’ fastest home broadband and leading entertainment provider!


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Viu Premium

  • Unlock access to premium content
  • Download unlimited videos! Enjoy premium entertainment anytime, anywhere
  • Ad-free viewing
  • HD viewing (up to 1080p)
  • Watch shows on the big screen via Viu’s TV app or casting
  • Get first dibs on fresh content as fast as 8 hours after the original telecast


By Gracey Maala

Gracey is the lead content writer for Next Upgrade’s Technology and Gaming sections. She loves to explore and learn new stuff for work, while she enjoys telling stories, watching TV series, and bonding with her mom and dogs in her free time.



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