February is an interesting month for K-drama fans.
Casual viewers might expect that streaming sites will be bombarded by romantic comedies to commemorate the love month. Instead, we have a list of thrilling shows that will make our hearts beat faster—whether that's because of the adrenaline rush of chasing bad guys or simply falling in love.
Here’s a list of K-dramas to watch this month. Most of these are already available on your favorite streaming platforms, so, enjoy!
Our Blooming Youth
Now streaming on Prime Video
Starring: Park Hyung Sik, Jeon Seo Nee, Pyo Ye Jin, and Lee Tae Sun
Missing Park Hyung Sik's effective portrayal in a historical drama? Watch Our Blooming Youth, which revolves around a newly-crowned prince named Lee Hwan, who encounters a mysterious curse, and a woman named Min Jae Yi, who becomes a prime suspect after her family was discovered to have been murdered. One silently suffers from a curse and the other wants to clear her name. The two end up working together to seek the truth and protect each other. Of course, something romantic develops along the way.
Love to Hate You
Now streaming on Netflix
Starring: Kim Ok-bin, Yoo Teo, Kim Ji-hun, and Go Won-hee
Love month won’t be complete without a cheesy feel-good romantic comedy that will make us fall in love! Love To Hate You follows the story of a lawyer who hates losing to men and a popular male actor who has trust issues with women. What happens when the two have to date each other? Do opposites really attract?
The Heavenly Idol
Now streaming on Viu
Starring: Kim Min Kyu, Go Bo Gyeol, and Lee Jang Woo
What if a K-pop Idol straight from heaven appears in front of you? That is the premise of the new fantasy romcom The Heavenly Idol. If you’re a big fan of Business Proposal’s Kim Min Kyu and you want to see more of him, then you’ll surely feel like you’re in heaven by watching this kilig series. Readers of the original webtoon are surely looking forward to the live-action version. At least we have something to watch before he formally enlists in the military.
Big Bet Part 2
Now streaming on Viu
Starring: Choi Min Sik, Son Suk Ku, Lee Dong Hwi, and Heo Sung Tae along with Filipino actors Nico Antonio, Epy Quizon, Bembol Roco, Rose Van Ginkel, Ronnie Lazaro, Jeffrey Santos, and Kiko Matos
After three long weeks, the action thriller Big Bet resumes with more explosive and intriguing episodes. We enjoyed the first part of this series, which was shot mostly in the Philippines. This time, betrayal is on the cards. Cha Moosik (Choi Minsik) faces new challenges in his casino business. Will his allies stay loyal to him or will they cause his permanent downfall?
Taxi Driver Season 2
Streaming starting on Feb. 17 on Viu
Starring: Lee Je-hoon, Kim Eui-sung, Pyo Ye-jin, Jang Hyuk-jin, and Bae Yoo-ram
The highly anticipated second season of the action-thriller series Taxi Driver is finally here! The story follows a team called "Rainbox Taxi" with Kim Do-gi (Lee Je-hoon) as their leader. The team aims to seek justice for the victims who were ignored by the law.
Call It Love
Streaming starting on Feb. 22 on Disney Plus
Starring: Kim Young-kwang and Lee Sung-kyoung
Filipinos simply love stories with revenge and romance plotlines. Call It Love is a story of a woman whose family became broken due to her father’s infidelity. Eventually, she was kicked out of the house by her father’s mistress. She then plots revenge by making the son of the mistress fall for her. Sounds complicated yet exciting, doesn't it?
Island Part 2
Streaming starting on Feb. 24 on Prime Video
Starring: Kim Nam-gil, Lee Da-hee, Sung Joon, and Cha Eun-woo
Last but not the least is the second part of the action-packed exorcism fantasy Island. Now that lust demon Gung Tan (Sung Joon) is back and expresses his hatred towards humans with the goal of killing Miho (Lee Da-hee), kind-hearted lust demon Van (Kim Namgil) and K-pop lovin’ priest Yohan (Cha Eun-woo) join forces to protect Miho and save the world from dangerous demons.