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[Orion's Drama News] Vengeance and Deadly Premonitions


After last week's round up of news for romantic series, I need a little something to balance things off. Today I bring you revenge and death, although sadly not combined. "Avengers' Social Club" drops some great teasers hinting at family drama. "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" and "Black" may share the element of predicting death, but the clear differences in focused genre cover different tastes. All in all, we have a promising upcoming drama season.

Classy Revenge

I was not sure what to make of "Avengers' Social Club" before its promotion started and I was still largely unsure after the first teaser came up. Revenge is enough of a staple in Korean stories that it can take many forms tonally and genre-wise. The series has since released three character teasers and they paint a clearer picture. Our trio of finely cast vengeful ladies is not leading the thriller I would have liked, but the type of melodrama it does look like is sometimes scarier. I look forward to more goodies from it.

Jae-chan and Hong-jooHong-joo and Moon-seon

Deadly Duos

Death looks like the latest go-to premise in Dramaland, but despite the similar starting points of "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" and "Black", the two series look worlds apart. "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" has been piling on the romance through its promotion this week. We have a meet cute, a new teaser bringing some lightness in tone and a romantic poster. "Black" on the other hand goes for what OCN is good at and that is darker material. The series has new posters, videos and stills out.

Ha-ram and the shadowsa

Upcoming Drama Goodies

"Revolutionary Love" gets a cast update including the addition of Kim Ye-won and also Seo Yi-an while "This Life Is Our First Life" gets a new teaser as well as a special appearance by Yoon Doo-joon. "The Temperature of Love" piles on the romance with its new posters and so does "The Package". Jang Jae-ho joins "Boy and Girl From the 20th Century" and So Hee-jung gets a role in "Four Men". "My Mister" has landed Lee Sun-kyun" and Uhm Ki-joon is the genius of "I'm Not a Robot". Meanwhile, Netflix drama "Kingdom" is currently courting its main cast.

Followed Dramas

"Falsify" has been a mostly enjoyable experience and now "Save Me" will keep me company until my "Man-Hole" marathon and upcoming dramas. I have a few in mind and as much as I want to avoid "Black", I have that drama-itch creeping up on me. I am not keen on the romantic aspect, but a Reaper being conflicted over taking vs. saving lives? Let me live, Dramaland.

Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'

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