It’s time to get on board the Hallyu train as iQiyi unveils its selection of top-notch K-drama series and films for the last quarter of 2021.
The front runner of Asia’s streaming entertainment has a lot in store for viewers, that include 9 top shows to spread the Hallyu love in iQiyi. Commencing this month, iQiyi has curated the lineup of K-series includes “Jirisan”, “Bad and Crazy”, “IDOL: The Coup”, “Yumi’s Cells”, “Let Me Be Your Night”, “The Man’s Voice”, “Melancholia”, and “Royal Secret Inspector” with a lineup of Korean films “Midnight” and “Shark: The Beginning”.
1. “Yumi’s Cell”
“Yumi’s Cells” is an adaptation from a hit eponymous webtoon with the same title which had garnered over 3.2 billion views. It follows the story of an ordinary office worker Yumi (Kim Go Eun) whose “romance cells” fall into a coma after a breakup. When she meets an attractive game developer, Ku Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun), Yumi finally starts thinking about love. The story unravels Yumi’s daily life and romance through the eyes of the cells in her head.
It is a cell-based romantic comedy drama starring Kim Go Eun, Ahn Bo Hyun, Park Jin Young, and Choi Min Ho. The iQiyi exclusive series is now streaming on the platform.
“Jirisan” is a long awaited iQiyi original drama set against the backdrop of Mount Jiri. It follows the story of park ranger duo, Seo Yi Kang (Jun Ji Hyun) and Kang Hyun Jo (Ju Ji Hoon) who pair up to uncover secrets hidden in the unexplored forests and regions of Jirisan, while trying to rescue the survivors and lost trekkers. Created by hit K-series director Lee Eung Bok and writer Kim Eun Hee, the story highlights the mystery surrounding the visitors of the mountain, those who come to kill, and those who come to end their lives.
The upcoming drama is centered around suspense and disaster featuring Gianna Jun (Jun Ji Hyun), Ju Ji Hoon, Sung Dong Il and Oh Jung Se. It will be available for worldwide streaming through iQiyi on 23rd October 2021.
3. “Bad and Crazy”
“Bad and Crazy” promises a thrilling ride for audiences as it follows the story about a protagonist, Su Yeol (Lee Dong Wook) who has lived his whole life as a materialistic and corrupt supervisor who is only after promotions. He is forced to make adjustments when he is tasked to eradicate corruption within the police force and encounters a maniac named “K” (Wi Ha Jun) who dreams of becoming a hero.
The action-packed drama stars a stellar cast including Lee Dong Wook, Wi Ha Joon and Han Ji Eun. Created by the team behind “The Uncanny Encounter”, “Bad and Crazy” will feature exciting and fascinating film-quality visuals. Make sure to mark your calendar as the drama is set to debut in iQiyi this December.
4. “IDOL: The Coup”
The drama follows the story of an idol group, Cotton Candy who is facing termination and needs a single success to keep the group together. The lead member of the group, Kim Je Na (Ahn Hee Yeon or EXID Hani), struggles to save the group and help it find success.
The young and passionate genre series features EXID Hani or Ahn Hee Yeon as Kim Je Na, Kwak Si Yang as Cha Jae Hyuk and Kim Min Kyu as Seo Ji Han. Stay tuned for the K-series that will be airing this November.
5. “Let Me Be Your Night”
This romantic comedy series follows the lead singer of a popular idol band LUNA, Yoon Tae In (Lee Jun Young) who suffers from sleepwalking. To cure his ailment secretly, he gets the help of a live-in physician, In Yoon Joo (Jung In Sun) to overcome his condition.
The drama will be a story of romance and healing starring U-KISS member Lee Jun Young, Jung In Sun, and current idols including Kim Jong Hyun of NU’EST, Wanna One’s Yoon Ji Sung, and Kim Dong Hyun from AB6IX. The drama will start airing on iQiyi in November, so stay tuned!
6. “The Man’s Voice”
Another romantic comedy K-series in store for you, dear K-drama buff. iQiyi presents “The Man’s Voice” which follows the story of a part-time convenience store worker (played by Song Ji Eun) who suddenly hears the voices of cats after getting struck by lightning. When an attractive first officer (Choi Tae Joon) asks her to take care of his cat, a fantasy-filled romance blossoms between them.
The whimsical romance stars Choi Tae Joon and Song Ji Eun as the leading cast in the show. The story will air exclusively in iQiyi this upcoming December.
7. “Royal Secret Inspector Joy”
“Royal Secret Inspector Joy ” is a comedic, historical period drama that centers around a young and rich gourmet, Ra Yi Eon (Ok TaecYeon) who unwittingly becomes a secret royal inspector during the Joseon dynasty. He teams up with an unhappy passionate divorcee Kim Jo Yi (Kim Hye Yoon) for his missions.
The historical comedy features a much anticipated cast lead by Ok TaecYeon, Kim Hye Yoon and Lee Jae Kyoon. It will be available soon on iQiyi in November.
Set in a private highschool, a beautiful story emerges between a teacher and a genius mathematics student. In “Melancholia”, mathematics teacher Ji Yoon Soo (Lim Soo Jung) and Baek Seung Yoo (Lee Do Hyun) are in a taboo relationship, breaking tradition and rules to embark on a beautiful but forbidden romance.
The love story features a brilliant lineup of performers including Lim Soo Jung, Lee Do Hyun, Jin Kyung, Choi Dae Hoon and many more. Don’t forget to embark on the journey of “Melancholia” coming soon this November on iQiyi.
“Midnight” is a 2021 South Korean thriller film that depicts a life-threatening hide-and-seek scenario between a psychopathic killer, Do Sik (Wi Ha Joon) and a hearing-impaired sign language counselor Kyeong Mi (Jin Ki Joo). Kyeong Mi finds herself as the next target of a psychotic serial killer after she helps So Jeung Eun (Kim Hye Yoon), who is seriously injured on her way home.
The “Midnight” stars Jin Ki Joo, Wi Ha Joon and Kim Hye Yoon and is now streaming on iQiyi. Can Kyeong Mi protect herself when she can’t even hear the killer approaching?
Catch all the aforementioned K-shows and enjoy the Hallyu love from iQiyi on the iQiyi International app or iQ.com.