Can’t get enough of Korean movies? If you’re a US terrestrial cable subscriber, you might be in luck!
Asian American entertainment network Myx TV (you can check here to see where to find them on cable) is playing a new Korean romcom or drama every Friday at 8/7 central for the next five weeks between August 12 and September 9, 2016.
Here’s a preview of their lineup, all of which will be broadcast with English subtitles.
1) The Aggressives (South Korea, 2005) — August 12
In this drama, a quiet teenager named Soyo stumbles upon the world of inline skating, transforming his formerly peaceful existence into something else entirely as he stumbles upon romance and adrenaline rushes.
2) Dream (South Korea, 2008) — August 19
A dark, surreal mystery by famed director Kim Ki-duk (best known for Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring) in which a man discovers that he’s inextricably linked to a young woman through his dreams, which she acts out while in a trance-like state.
3) Goodbye Mom (South Korea, 2009) — August 26
At 29 years old, aspiring writer Aeja’s life is falling apart — she’s barely recognized in literary circles, her boyfriend has just cheated on her and left her with a load of debt, and her mother has fallen ill. In this drama, Aeja must pick up the pieces of her shattered life as she channels her creative energies into a writing contest that could change her life forever.
4) Paju (South Korea, 2009) — September 2
Set in its namesake city of Paju near the North/South Korea border, this film by director Park Chan-ok uses three sub-plots across eight interwoven characters to provide a vivid, psychologically compelling snapshot of Korean society and the struggles of Paju’s residents.
5) Acoustic (South Korea, 2010) — September 9
Featuring members of CN Blue and 2AM, this musically-themed film is a combination of stories (one of which is based on a Haruki Murakami short story) set in the youthful Hongdae area of Seoul.