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The Hottest K-Dramas Right Now You Should Be Watching (For Free!)

From crime thrillers to rom-coms, Korean dramas are still killing it

As 2018 draws to a close, some of the best Korean dramas of this year are sneaking onto our screens to make the festive season a truly entertaining one. We're obsessed with the new Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum series "Encounter," which has been shattering records. Other melodramas, comedies and thrillers released this end-of-year also prove that K-dramas have still got it. The following seven dramas are still ongoing, so you can look forward to catching new episodes every week! The best part of it is, you can stream all these shows for free now on Viu!

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2. An Empress’s Dignity (also known as The Last Empress)

Korea loves their historical romance with a tinge of fantasy, and An Empress’s Dignity is another entry in that genre that we love too! It’s set in a re-imagined South Korea, where a constitutional monarchy rules in the modern day. Veteran actress Jang Nara plays Oh Ssu-Ni, a struggling musical actress who unexpectedly marries the emperor (Shin Sung Rok). It’s hard enough having to deal with the power structures and secrets in the palace, but things really come to a head when the empress dowager is murdered. Together with the imperial family’s bodyguard (Choi Jin-hyuk), who has his own dark agenda, Ssu-Ni tries to keep the monarchy afloat.

Watch it on Viu every Thursday and Friday, 12 hours after Korea’s telecast.

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