The Watch List: Three New TV Dramas to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

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The Watch List: Three New TV Dramas to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

The drama world is a fast paced one and on any given day there are new releases debuting almost as fast as one can write about them.  

With such a buffet of options you’d be forgiven for not knowing what to watch.

Thus, to save you from this dire reality during this quarantine period, I present a shortlist of three soon-to-be released or ongoing shows that can help you while away some time:

  1. When My Love Blooms

Premiering on April 25, 2020, TVN’s When My Love Blooms is a Korean drama featuring Park Jinyoung of Kpop super group GOT7, as a young Han Jaehyun , a popular, yet headstrong law school student and Jeon So Nee, as a young Yoon Ji Soo, a college Freshman and music student. The duo fall in love but as first loves are wont to do the relationship ends tragically.

The drama conveys a story of rediscovery and second chances, where, Yoon ji Soo, now older and a single mother in her forties (played by Lee Bo Young) meets her former first love Han Jaehyun (played by Yoo Ji Tae), who is now older and weathered, and explores how the duo rekindle the flames of their relationship and start all over.

When My Love Blooms Trailer

The drama will be available on TVN and on Viki TV for international fans

Genre: Romance, Melodrama

Broadcast duration: April 25, 2020 – June 14, 2020

Episodes: 16

2. Hunting

Starring Wang Kai as Xia Yuan, a police officer and Wang Bolin as Liu Yijun the head of a financial crime syndicate. Hunting, a Chinese crime, thriller produced by Tencent, details how Xia Yuan and the police taskforce that he leads begin an international manhunt for the dangerous and cunning heads of the crime syndicate.

Episode 1 of “Hunting

In this drama, yet again, we are served Wang Kai in a police detective role similar to his successful past roles in Love Me If You Dare and When A Snail Falls In Love.

Hunting is currently being broadcast on Tencent, YouTube and Viki TV for international fans

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Broadcast duration: April 14, 2020 – May 7, 2020

Episodes: 44

3. My Roommate Is a Detective

This ongoing Chinese murder mystery drama is nearing the end of its run but based on its ratings, it delivers an enjoyable viewing experience.

Set in the Mid 1920’s My Roommate is a Detective revolves around its main characters, a young police officer, Qia Chu Sheng, played by Leon Zhang, an expatriate criminal analyst named Lu Yao played by Hu Yi Tian and a young female reporter, Bai You Ning, played by Shane Yan, who join forces to solve strange murder mysteries.

“My Roommate is a Detective” Episode 1

My Roommate Is A Detective is available on YouTube, We TV and on Viki Tv for international viewers

Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy

Broadcast Duration: March 42, 2020- April 23, 2020   

Episodes: 36

The shows are sure to keep you occupied for a while. Let me know in the comments which of the three you will be watching.

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