London Korean Drama Screenings #2:
– Kill Me, Heal Me
– Good Doctor
Time/Date: Thursday 2 April 2015, 7pm to 10pm
Location: Korean Cultural Centre UK
Earlier this month, a very exciting new programme started at the Korean Cultural Centre UK. In collaboration with the London Korean Drama Club, the KCCUK will be screening pilot episodes of new and popular Korean television dramas on the big screen in the multi-purpose hall.
This is very exciting for all UK fans as even with it’s growing popularity, it is still quite hard access English subbed Korean dramas in the UK. But together with the KCCUK, the London Korean Drama Club (LKDC) will be introducing us to fun and new dramas with screenings on the first Thursday of each month.
The LKDC is a very hard working club that is dedicated to promoting Korean television dramas in the UK. They hold regular meet-ups which in the past have included screenings and Korean fried chicken as well as meet ups in fashionable new hang outs such as JinJuu, Judy Joo’s new Korean restaurant. They also have a website that covers all Korean drama news relevant to UK audiences so make sure you check out www.DaehanDrama.com and subscribe to the LKDC Facebook Page.
The first screening took place earlier this month with a special opening speech, performances of soundtracks from popular television dramas as well as drinks after the screening. The Korean dramas chosen for the very first screening was Nine: Nine Time Times Travel (나인: 아홉 번의 시간여행), a series about time traveling which has already been picked up by the U.S. for a remake, and Punch (펀치) a hard-hitting drama set in the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office as the Chief of the Anti-Corruption Investigation Team finds himself with a malignant brain tumor and nothing to lose.
2 April 2015 – London Korean Drama Screenings #2
For the second screening, we’ll be seeing a very different side to Korean dramas after the very strong and dramatic series shown at the opening. At the screening, you will get the chance to see the first episode of both dramas which will hopefully be enough to get you hooked!
Kill Me, Heal Me (킬미, 힐미)
This series started January this year and only just ended last week having garnered a lot of attention in Korean and International social media. Many hilarious behind-the-scene photos were posted to the MBC Facebook page and it looks like your classic heart warming K-drama romcom with many hilariously awkward moments to make everyone laugh out loud.
Synopsis: A traumatic childhood experience causes third-generation chaebol (heir to family business) Cha Do-hyun to have memory lapses, and his personality fractures into seven different identities. He tries to regain control over his life and is treated secretly by Oh Ri-jin, a first-year psychiatry resident, who eventually falls in love with one of his personalities ~ Wiki
Good Doctor (굿닥터)
This series is a little older but it’s a fantastic one. In fact, we shall just state it now, Good Doctor is one of KCM’s favourite K-dramas, and not just because it stars the sexy and adorable Joo Won. How does one even begin to describe this incredible drama?
Joo Won plays Park Shi-on who is autistic and has had a rather heartbreaking childhood (bring tissues!). But as he grows up, it turns out he’s a genius savant and he uses these skills to become a doctor so he can help save lives. He becomes a resident at a paediatric surgery but of course is faced with prejudice and has to prove that he is capable of becoming a good doctor. Park Shi-on is often childlike, very innocent and even naive at times, but unlike your typical Autistic character, he doesn’t get taken to Vegas and it’s not a pity party, we see Park Shi-on actually leading a very independent and ‘normal’ life; even falling in love. It’s just great to see such a different character in a series, Joo Won is brilliant as Park Shi-on and has great chemistry with all the amazing cast, the characters are all so loveable, we especially love the male nurse who is one of the first to befriend Dr Park.
We are absolutely ecstatic to see this being screened as more people need to see this drama. I know we all love a Korea drama but I think we can all say that sometimes, K-dramas are known for their let down endings, so few get it right. But Good Doctor is different, it gave us faith about Korean dramas again, it is good from beginning to end. We just can’t recommend it enough. Just watch it, we can’t think of anyone who will dislike it. And the first episode has a sexy topless scene and you may want to bring some tissues (for tears) as it gets a bit emotional too.
So you’re all dying to go and check out these dramas now right? The event is FREE! All you need to do is RSVP by emailing the KCCUK at email@example.com or call (+44) 20 7004 2600. K-Drama screenings will happen on the first Thursday of each month, make sure you check the LKDC and KCCUK websites for all the latest screenings.
About the London Korean Drama Screenings
The London Korean Drama Screenings are co-organized by the London Korean Drama Club (LKDC) and the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), in association with the Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and thanks to the contribution of major Korean broadcasters: KBS, MBC, SBS and CJ E&M.