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Summer Viu-ing! 5 Summer Binge-watches You Wouldn’t Want to Miss

Feeling the summer heat? Summer is all about fun, and new experiences. Watching dramas is very much the same! Every time you step into a new show, there’s new worlds to discover and new characters to meet.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy binge-watching (or rewatching!) five Viu dramas that will give you all the summer feels!

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Weightlifting Fairy is a coming-of-age story of Bok Joo (played by Lee Seung-Kyung), chasing her dreams of becoming an aspiring professional weightlifter. In the beginning of the show, she meets star swimmer Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk). Together they find what it takes not only to fight for their dreams but also to find love. It’s fun, light-hearted, with an OTP so cute they’re iconic.

VIU IT IF: You’re an athlete or you need that extra push to strive for your dreams! Bok Joo is the type of athlete we all strive to be – confident, ambitious, but also very hard working. Joon Hyung, on the other hand, has his own struggles. Though he’s one of the best swimmers in his team, he struggles with panic attacks that results in his false starts. This shows us that with perseverance, dedication and heart, we can do anything we set our minds to.

Watch Episode 1 here!

While You Were Sleeping

While You were Sleeping takes a bit of the fantasy genre, revolving around Nam Hong-Joo (Bae Suzy) who sees the future in her sleep. As destiny pulls them together, she becomes neighbors with prosecutor Jung Jae-Chan (Lee Jong-Suk). Together they strive to make sure that unfortunate incidents from Hong Joo’s dreams are prevented. Though paired with some fun comedy, prepare for the show to blow your mind!

VIU IT IF: You love a mix of genres! Because Jae Chan is a prosecutor, there are some courtroom genre elements that make you follow along the mysteries of a case. Of course, it’s also amazing how they solve them. But Hong Joo’s dreams add something extra to the story as well. Sometimes to help them with more clues, or complicate matters more.

Watch Episode 1 here!

Encounter

After a brief encounter, will the magic still be there when you’re back to reality? We meet Cha Soo-Hyun and Kim Jin-Hyuk who met and experienced the beauty of Havana together, not expecting meet again but finding themselves in a boss-subordinate relationship when they got back to Korea. In this noona romance, Encounter offers a lot of reversals to the usual K-drama tropes, leaving you interested to watch more.

VIU IT IF: You want to see picturesque landscapes of Korea and Cuba! Though most of the show is set in Korea, they actually meet in Cuba. It has beautiful sights and sounds that set us up with one of the most romantic drama pairings today.

Watch Episode 1 here!

Another Miss Oh

It’s never fun when you yourself have to be the second lead in your own story. At least this is what Oh Hae Young feels being the Just Oh Hae-Young (Seo Hyun-Jin) compared to the Pretty Oh Hae-Young she grew up with in the same class. Just when Hae Young thought that she would never see Pretty Oh Hae-Young again after they’ve gone their separate ways after high school, they meet again through Park Do-Kyung (Eric Mun), a stoic sound designer who can also see glimpses of the future.

VIU IT IF: You need that extra boost of self-love! Definitely one of the spunkiest heroines in the world of dramas, Hae Young knows exactly what she wants and goes for it. Though there were underlying insecurities and fears within her, we learn through her story to love our unique and true self. You do you!

If you want to try something different as well, check out Viu’s Tagalog Dub version of the show. It’s a different viewing experience to watch a show where you can fully focus on the acting and story – all without needing to full attention on subtitles!

Watch Episode 1 here!

Le Coup de Foudre

Le Coup de Foudre follows Zhao Qiaoyi (Janice Wu) and Yan Mo (Zhang Yujian) and their journey to love all through high school until they become young professionals. Told through documentary style interviews, we see their story unfold through missed timings and find that love lost can still have a second chance.

VIU IT IF: You love a story of the one that got away! High school sweethearts, Qiaoyi and Yan Mo promised each other that they would study college in London together. However, an unfortunate event happened preventing Qiaoyi from joining him and they got separated. They meet again as adults, and feelings they thought they had lost are slowly coming back.

Watch Episode 1 here!

Want to join in the summer fun?

Viu is taking Viu-ers on a fun ride! This summer, Viuniverse members can submit their favorite shows to binge-watch this season for a chance to win subscriptions or even mobile phones to enhance the Viu-ing experience!  Terms and conditions apply.

With submissions sent from April 30 to May 5, participants must be Viuniverse Facebook group members. Viu-ers can also head on to the Viu Philippines Facebook page for more information. Winners will be announced in May 7.