Because I had given up on Netflix as a source of Korean films awhile back, and you probably did, too.
But they’ve got some of the more recent releases, so now’s the perfect time to give it another looksee. Here are three to check out.
One of those intricately woven action dramas in the style of a Western, but unexpectedly materializing some romance. Star-studded cast of established actors Gianna Jun, Ha Jung Woo, Cho Jin Woong (Signal shoutout), Oh Dal Su, Lee Jung Jae, Kim Hae Sook.
The Beauty Inside (2015)
A romantic comedy who’s who of kdrama’s frequent flyers – Lee Dong Wook, Park Seo Joon, Kim Hee Won, Park Shin Hye, Lee Dong Hwi (Reply 1988 shoutout), Kang Seo Joon (Entourage). A man wakes up every morning with a different face – and sometimes as a woman. Han Hyo Joo plays the love interest our leading man tries so desperately to stay awake for – as the same man.
The Chronicles Of Evil (2015)
Son Hyun Joo is our protagonist in this feature, a cop whose accident turns into colossal damage. This also marks Park Seo Joon’s first major role in a feature film (in which his character is not played by a dozen different actors, as above) is familiar enough as a revenge-themed dark criminal drama, but the twist is just sufficient enough after establishing the father-son like relationship between two cops. If you can’t get enough of PSJ here, at least there’s a few kdrama marathons you can catch more of him in – Hwarang, A Witch’s Romance, She Was Pretty, and Kill Me, Heal Me.
Now if only you could get a few more faces – the likes of Ra Mi Ran, Kang Ha Neul, Kim Seul Gi, Yoo Ah In. For starters.