Having to wait for your favourite Korean dramas to be subbed a day or two later is annoying, especially when the previous episode ended on a cliffhanger! You also risk seeing spoilers on social media while waiting for the subtitles, as the episodes would have already aired in Korea.
But what if we told you there's no need to worry about that anymore?
Sounds too good to be true? Well, it's not!
Read on to find out more!
Currently, the two new hottest K-dramas are Hush and Royal Secret Agent. As both dramas star K-pop big names as their leads, viewers have been anticipating seeing their idols on screen showcasing their acting chops.
Here's why you need to add Hush and Royal Secret Agent to your watchlist:
Girls' Generation's Yoona leads the show together with veteran movie actor, Hwang Jung Min, in Hush. The workplace drama focuses on the lives of newspaper reporters, their everyday ups and downs, and ethical dilemmas.
Han Jun Hyeok (Hwang Jung Min) is a seasoned reporter who first became one to pursue justice, but is now conflicted between choosing idealism or pragmatism. He also deals with personal family issues as a husband and father. Lee Ji Soo (Yoona) is a daring intern reporter who isn't afraid to speak her mind, even during a job interview. She meets Han Jun Hyeok as her mentor and begins to dream of becoming a true journalist.
Things to look out for in Hush:
- Veteran movie actor Hwang Jung-min's return to the small screen after eight years and his superb acting skills.
- Yoona's upgraded acting skills in her drama return after three years as a passionate and bold intern reporter.
- A newsroom drama with comedic effects featuring two very different characters: one is a passionate yet relatively naive intern with a strong sense of justice VS a legendary 'trash' reporter who was taught not to weight work over food.
- The chemistry and interactions between the two main leads.
Royal Secret Agent
Royal Secret Agent stars Infinite's Kim Myung Soo or L as fans would know him to be, Hello Venus' Kwon Nara, and actor Lee Yi Kyung. This period drama is a breath of fresh air among all the modern dramas aired in 2020 and mixes both comedy and mystery together to give viewers a fun ride!
Sung Yi Gyeom (Kim Myung Soo) placed first in the state examination and now works at Hongmungwan, the Administrative and Research Department. But, he lives his life without any goals or ambitions. One day, he gets caught gambling and is assigned to work as a Secret Royal Inspector as a punishment where he has to eliminate crimes and corruption. He carries out his new job with the help of Hong Da In (Kwon Nara) and Park Chun Sam (Lee Yi Kyung).
Things to look out for in Royal Secret Agent:
- Feast your eyes on the good looking main leads consisting of K-pop idols like Kim Myung Soo and Kwon Nara.
- The buddy-up team solving cases and fighting for justice together in ancient time.
- The interesting and developing bonds between the three team members with strong but also different personalities.
Where to watch Hush and Royal Secret Agent
The two new dramas are actually iQIYI Original K-dramas that are only available for viewing exclusively via the iQIYI International mobile app or www.iQ.com outside of Korea!
But don't worry, because you will get to watch the dramas the same time as they air in Korea when you download the app. Catch Hush every Friday and Saturday at 10PM and Royal Secret Agent every Monday and Tuesday at 8.30PM.
Still thinking if you should download the iQIYI app? Here are four reasons why you need to do so now:
#1 It's free to download
Like we mentioned, the iQIYI app is totally free to download! You don't have to pay to stream, but you also have the option of enjoying VIP benefits such as advanced viewing, downloading of VIP content and more, at a low cost.
#2 A wide selection of K-dramas
Downloading the iQIYI app not only allows you to stream Hush and Royal Secret Agent, but also a wide selection of K-dramas of different genres such as The Spies Who Loved Me starring Eric Mun and Yoo In Na, Backstreet Rookie starring Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung and Dinner Mate starring Song Seung Hun. We also hear that they are airing the Korean blockbuster, Jirisan, starring Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon next year!
#3 Watch in HD resolution
A low quality resolution is capable of ruining the entire drama watching experience but you won't ever have to worry about that with the iQIYI app! HD resolution (720p) is available, even if you aren't an iQIYI VIP.
#4 Watch with English subtitles
The iQIYI app provides not just quality English subtitles, but also subtitles in various languages such as Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, and more.
Download the iQIYI app here and start watching your favourite K-dramas!
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