Now that season one in all “The Penthouse” has ended, you may end up craving for the times when you may binge on episodes filled with wild and intense scenes and characters which might be so enjoyable on-screen however you hope you’d by no means really meet in actual life. The nice information is that seasons two and three have been confirmed, with season two anticipated to premiere in early February. The unhealthy information is that it’s nonetheless weeks away and that’s simply too lengthy for a few of us.
So in the event you want one thing to assist tide you over till the premiere of season two, right here’s another reveals you may take a look at:
If you need extra of the gifted ladies (and man):
The actors in “The Penthouse” are doing such fantastic jobs in their roles that we generally discover ourselves too immersed and by accident having in poor health emotions in the direction of the actors themselves. So to assist us climb out of the Penthouse-swamp, listed below are another dramas from these nice actors you can take a look at:
For extra Lee Ji Ah
“My Mister” (2018)
Park Dong Hoon (Lee Sun Gyun) leads a seemingly idyllic life however it’s all a façade. His spouse (performed by Lee Ji Ah) is dishonest on him and his boss on the architectural agency he works at is attempting to get him fired. And but by way of all this, he stays an intrinsically kind-hearted individual, whose compassion and optimism helps a equally damaged Lee Ji An (IU) get again on her ft. “My Mister” is without doubt one of the most critically-acclaimed dramas of 2018, and is totally attractive each in cinematography and within the message it carries — love heals all.
Start watching “My Mister” right here:
“The Ghost Detective” (2018)
Lee Ji Ah is Sun Woo Hye, a girl in a coma within the thrilling and twisty “The Ghost Detective.” Her character additionally occurs to be the primary antagonist. Just how does a girl in a coma antagonize individuals you ask? You’ll have to observe the drama to determine it out, however belief me after I say she’s each bit compelling, ruthless, and a worthy opponent for the ever-so-charming Lee Da Il (Choi Daniel), the titular “ghost detective.”
Start watching “The Ghost Detective” right here:
For extra Kim So Yeon
“Prosecutor Princess” (2010)
Kim So Yeon performs Ma Hye Ri, a naïve, fresh-out-of-the-gates prosecutor who pays extra consideration to her wardrobe than her work. She’s very clever, however can’t be bothered utilizing her smarts and is barely working as a prosecutor to placate her dad. So when this spoilt Ma Hye Ri ultimately grows up and blossoms into her full potential (whereas nonetheless wanting additional modern), it’s a stupendous sight to behold. The characters are so absolutely drawn out that they’re straightforward to narrate to and love, and also you’ll rapidly end up falling in love with this model of Kim So Yeon.
Start watching “Prosecutor Princess” right here:
“Two Weeks” (2013)
“Two Weeks” is a refined, tightly-written action-thriller with a robust forged that was sadly overshadowed by the vastly standard “Master’s Sun” throughout its preliminary run. The drama stars Lee Joon Gi as Jang Tae San, a former gangster whose previous comes crashing by way of his door, across the identical time he realizes he has a daughter with leukemia. Hunted by each the cops and the unhealthy guys, he goes on the run in hopes to outlive the 2 weeks till his daughter’s surgical procedure. Kim So Yeon performs Park Jae Kyung, a prosecutor who’s satisfied of Tae San’s innocence and helps to clear his title.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes take a look at Kim So Yeon and Lee Joon Gi on the set of “Two Weeks”:
Start watching “Two Weeks” right here:
For extra Eugene
“Baker King, Kim Tak Goo” (2010)
This ratings-beast of a drama was so big throughout its time, it propelled its lead actors into family names. Eugene performs Shin Yoo Kyung, the childhood finest pal and love curiosity to the titular Kim Tak Goo (Yoon Shi Yoon). The story follows Kim Tak Goo as he strives to turn into the perfect baker within the nation, however it’s no straightforward feat as he has to continuously take care of an never-ending parade of secrets and techniques, household drama, and makjang twists.
Start watching “Baker King, Kim Tak Goo” right here:
“A Hundred Year Legacy” (2013)
First off, be forewarned that this can be a 50-episode drama (makjang actually), and it options a mother-in-law so vindictive, you can be inclined to sic Cheon Seo Jin on her or vice versa. The “legacy” talked about within the title refers to a noodle enterprise that’s been in Min Chae Won’s (Eugene) household for 3 generations. After lastly having sufficient of her wealthy however spineless husband and his screwed-up household, she decides to divorce him and return to her roots, specializing in increasing stated noodle enterprise. She reaches out for assist and comes throughout Lee Se Yoon (Lee Jung Jin).
Start watching “A Hundred Year Legacy” right here:
For extra Uhm Ki Joon
“Defendant” is an outstanding watch and plenty of it’s to do with the 2 main males, Ji Sung and Uhm Ki Joon, who completely act their pants off. Ji Sung performs a seasoned prosecutor who’s framed for the homicide of his spouse and daughter, and thus tries to interrupt out of jail to seek out the actual perpetrator. Uhm Ki Joon performs similar twins Cha Sun Ho and Cha Min Ho, one in all whom is decidedly extra unhinged than the opposite. The manner Uhm Ki Joon switches between these two characters, whereas going toe-to-toe with Ji Sung acting-wise, leaves an enduring impression on us viewers.
Start watching “Defendant” right here:
“I Am Not a Robot” (2018)
Compared to “The Penthouse” and “Defendant,” Uhm Ki Joon’s function in “I Am Not a Robot” is so tame it virtually belongs in a Disney film. Here, he performs Hong Baek Gyun, a robotics knowledgeable who creates an A.I. within the picture of his ex-girlfriend Jo Ji Ah (Chae Soo Bin). He sells the A.I. to Kim Min Kyu (Yoo Seung Ho), who has a extreme allergy to human contact. However, on the day of the supply, the robotic malfunctions so Baek Gyun recruits his ex-girlfriend to fake to be the robotic. Okay, so possibly he’s not that squeaky clear.
Start watching “I Am Not a Robot” right here:
If you need extra dramas that’ll have your blood boiling:
There’s one thing simply so deliciously entertaining about watching dramas like “The Penthouse,” as a result of the storyline is at all times full of twists and stuffed with characters you may love and love-to-hate. Rather than mentioning the apparent decisions like “SKY Castle” or “VIP,” listed below are two different dramas with storylines or characters that’ll drive up your blood strain:
“Woman of Dignity” (2017)
Like “The Penthouse,” “Woman of Dignity” offers with the elite and the power-hungry, however is extra targeted on the lives of the 2 central ladies. There are tons of affairs, hypocrites, and morally compromised characters that elevate your blood strain to new heights, although there are additionally loads of lighter moments to chop by way of all the stress. The two ladies — one doing no matter it takes to succeed in the highest and the opposite who comes crashing down from the highest — are such nuanced and vivid characters, because of the top-notch performances by Kim Hee Sun and Kim Sun Ah.
“A Little Reunion” (C-drama) (2019)
“A Little Reunion” is without doubt one of the most talked about C-dramas from 2019, largely due to the way it took on many darker topics resembling psychological well being and sexual harassment. One main plotline is about highschool seniors prepping to face the all-important school entrance examination and all of the strain that comes with it. And while you see the lengths the overbearing moms go to to ensure their kids excel within the examination, you’ll really feel each angered and heartbroken for these suppressed kids who ultimately turn into psychologically broken from all that strain. That’s to not say this drama is all darkish, as a result of it’s extra heartfelt and thought-provoking than something, and can make sure you ship you on a rollercoaster of feelings.
If you’re in search of somewhat therapeutic and soothing:
After watching dramas that make you completely furious from all of the despicableness the characters are as much as, I’m certain we might all do with somewhat palate cleaning. After all, we have to decrease our blood strain earlier than issues go horribly fallacious, proper? So listed below are some dramas that’ll soothe your soul:
“Reply 1988” (2015)
This final entry within the “Reply” sequence is extra family-centered than the earlier two, with the supportive, loving, and down-to-earth household unit being a stark distinction to sure households in “The Penthouse.” “Reply 1988,” starring Park Bo Gum, Girl’s Day’s Hyeri, and Go Kyung Pyo, is only a healthful, therapeutic present that’s basked in heat and coronary heart. As it’s set in 1988, there’s a sure nostalgia issue that’ll tickle the hearts of those who lived in that period; however even in the event you had been born final yr, the sweetness of friendships and struggles of rising up shall be simply as relatable.
Start watching “Reply 1988” right here:
“Mystic Pop-Up Bar” (2020)
One of the extra neglected gems of 2020, “Mystic Pop-Up Bar” is a couple of lady, Weol Ju (Hwang Jung Eum), who’s tasked with fixing the grudges of souls as penance for a previous sin. Somewhere alongside the way in which, she meets Chief Gwi (Choi Won Young) and Han Kang Bae (BTOB’s Yook Sungjae), and the trio kind an unlikely friendship that transitions to a familial bond. There’s loads of hilarious missteps whereas they attempt to resolve issues for these souls and that levity helps us by way of the extra uncomfortable topics. Overall, it’s a vibrant, humor-heavy, feel-good story with a trio of endearing characters that will give you a way of closure and contentment every time they assist one other soul.
“Running Man” (Episode 530-531)
What gives higher therapeutic than watching a spread present that’ll make you chortle out loud? The trio of ladies from “The Penthouse,” together with Ha Do Kwon (the music instructor) head to “Running Man” for a go to that’ll have you ever rolling on the ground with laughter because of their OG quirky, awkward, and uncoordinated selves. Their true personalities are such stark contrasts to their on-screen characters and it’s a complete pleasure to have the ability to get to know the actors behind the characters somewhat higher.
Watch an episode of “Running Man” right here:
Or you may at all times re-watch “The Penthouse” right here:
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