Starting May 20, viewers can satiate their Korean drama cravings by watching again two of the most popular K-Drama series that touched our hearts—Goblin, one of the highest-rated Korean dramas on cable television, and Saimdang, a love story set across time—on HBO Go.
Goblin, an epic story that spans centuries, boasts a star-studded cast including beloved actor Gong Yoo (Train To Busan), Lee Dong Wook (Hotel King), Yoo In Na, and Kim Go Eun (The King: Eternal Monarch).
Written by Kim Eun Sook (Mr. Sunshine) and directed by Lee Eung Bok (Mr. Sunshine), the masterminds behind the highly acclaimed Descendants of the Sun, relive the 16-episode Korean thrilling romantic drama that is set in a fantasy world of present day.
Another love story, but one set in both the 16th-century Joseon era and present day, is Saimdang, a 30-episode series of fact and fiction about the life of historical Korean figure, Shin Saimdang. Lee Young-Ae (Dae Jang Geum) returned to the small screen return after 14 years since Jewel in the Palace, considered as one of the most popular and beloved K-dramas in the Philippines.
In the series, she plays both female lead roles–present day Seo Jiyun, a part-time university lecturer, and the celebrated 16th-century Korean painter and calligraphist herself, Shin Saimdang. Spanning various time periods, the story revolves around the contemporary character discovering her 16th-century character’s diary and the secrets behind a mysterious portrait drawn by Lee Gyeom, played by Song Seung-Hoon (East of Eden).
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