by Lauren Bull, CKC Writer
Once you've felt the pull of the Korean drama — a powerful current running through the pop culture ocean — resistance is futile. Let the sea take you. It's big and beautiful out there. There are kimchi slaps.
K-Dramas have mystery, romance, silliness, and all the other highs and lows of which modern life is comprised. They are typically only a season long, satisfying binging needs and assuaging any fears of commitment.
There are plenty of streaming avenues available to get the addiction going. Here are five.
An aptly named, comprehensive treasure trove of K-Drama. The plot summaries alone are worth browsing. For a show called Madame Antoine:
"A famous fortune teller who claims to be spiritually linked to Marie Antoinette goes head-to-head with a skeptical psychotherapist who aims to prove that true love doesn't exist."
Start with: Noble, My Love
Viki is nicely organized for K-Drama beginners, with a clear ratings system and user-friendly layout of shows. A Viki Pass ($50 per year) will get you access to all the shows, but there are plenty available without one.
Start with: Moorim School
Quite literally named, this site contains Korean, Chinese, Hong Kong, Japanese, and Taiwanese dramas. Exploring this site is a bit like spinning a globe and seeing where your finger lands. Its design leaves something to be desired, and it doesn't offer much in the way of interactive elements. But it's alphabetical and straightforward.
Start with: Endless Love
Yes, selection is somewhat limited, but if you already have an account, this is a good jumping off point.
Start with: Beating Again
A surprisingly solid source of K-Dramas, tightly organized and plentiful. Hulu also has a partnership with Dramafever, which lends them a certain street cred.
Start with: Descendants of the Sun