Here are five brand-new Korean movies that will suit any mood as the brave deliverymen in Black Knight hit the big screen today. These new series, which range from sci-fi to action to drama to rom-com, promise to offer fans of Korean entertainment a brand-new experience.
Buckle up for Black Knight, a dystopian sci-fi series set in a future where the entire world has desertified due to pollution, and deliverymen known as “Black Knights” navigate and fight their way through the dangerous streets of sand-covered Seoul to bring people necessities for survival. Everyone wants to be a deliveryman, but the barriers to entry are high.
This series, which stars Kim Woo-bin, Song Seung-heon, Kang You-seok, and Esom, is filled with eye-catching outfits, tough-looking trucks, and cutting-edge visual effects. Check out Black Knight if you’re interested in a survivalist genre with a nuanced and fashionable twist.
On June 9, Bloodhounds will air even more high-octane fight scenes. This thrilling series thrusts a compassionate rookie boxer into the perilous world of loan sharks, where he and a fellow newcomer face ruthless loan sharks who lurk around every corner, waiting to strike.
Bloodhounds, a departure from the norm, provides a sense of purpose and camaraderie among the determined youths and good-hearted individuals, while still packing a punch with adrenaline-fueled action and intense, bloody battles.
If you liked Physical: 100 and are a fan of recent titles with strong female protagonists like The Glory, Kill Boksoon, and Queenmaker, don’t miss this gripping Korean reality combat survival show in which 24 strong, skilled women are thrown into the wild unknown of a remote island for a week-long challenge.
These fearless competitors are police officers, firefighters, bodyguards, stuntwomen, military personnel, and athletes from a variety of professional backgrounds. They will form groups, strategize, and compete to be the last group standing.
Even the simplest decisions will have disastrous consequences, turning every move into a calculated risk. How will these experts, each a master in her own field, navigate this new territory? Which characteristics will be most important for survival: strength, endurance, or cunning? The show’s premiere on May 30 will reveal the answers.
King The Land
Check out King the Land, a highly anticipated must-see rom-com starring global K-pop idols Lee Jun-ho of 2PM and Im Yoon-ah of SNSD.
Won, the heir of a large conglomerate group with a troubled past, and Sa-rang, the’smile queen’ employee who works at one of Won’s many branches, star in the series, which premieres on June 17. Both get off to a bad start with each other, but they keep running into each other. Add to that the mystery of a strange note that leads Won to unexpected places, and this series promises to deliver all the sweet rom-com elements in a single package.
Lee Do-hyun, who was most recently seen in the global hit The Glory, plays a fatherless son in this emotional rollercoaster.
Since its premiere on April 26, the first few episodes of The Good Bad Mother have already won fans for their intriguing storyline, in which a strong-willed mother had to become a ‘bad mother’ for her fatherless son, who, seemingly unaware of what caused his father’s tragic death, wanted to climb the social ladder by asking the notorious figure responsible for crippling his family to adopt him.
Whether it’s hope for a grand revenge, a heartwarming renewal of the mother-son relationship, or the satisfying journey of the underdog fulfilling his dreams, this series has it all.