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Webtoon Adapted k-Drama Starring Song Kang

Webtoon Adapted k-Drama Starring Song Kang

At present there’s hardly anyone who haven’t heard of the rising k-drama star Song Kang. The 24-year old actor debuted with The liar and His Lover 2017 and since 2019 began acting for diverse lead roles of diverse genres.

Among all his projects, most of them were adapted from well-known webcomics which are basically digital comics exclusively available on various webcomic apps. His webcomic adapted k-drama are one of the main reasons behind his rising success not only because of the plot and story but also due to his acting to portray the character. His acting alone has successfully captured millions of hearts.

Hence, for viewers who haven’t had seen his projects, who want to see live-action of these comics and for people who simply want to discover new series to entertainment, we have listed the webcomic adapted k-drama starring Song Kang:

5. Love Alarm

Webtoon Adapted k-Drama Starring Song Kang
Starring: Kim So-hyun, Jung Ga-ram and Song Kang
Genres: Romance and drama
Year of Release: 2019
Adapted from: Love Alarm by Chon Kye-young
Available in platform: Netflix
Total number of episodes: 8
Running time: around 50 minutes
PG rating: +13
Synopsis: In a digitally advance world where one get notify by an cellular app called Love Alarm if someone is interested in them within a range of 10 meter, a female high schooler receives notification about a boy from same school who is interested in her and so does she. However, there is also someone else who admires her from far without her knowledge.
Review: According to review of Cinema Escapist’s Richard Yu Love Alarm “…. you’re probably thinking that Love Alarm is just a mediocre boilerplate high school drama—and on the surface, you’d be right. But once you peel back the layers of abstraction and inspect the story’s elements, you’ll find that Love Alarm is more like Black Mirror than High School Musical … Love Alarm brings to light the dark side of social media: whether it’s self-esteem issues, or how social media makes our relationships more superficial..”

4. Sweet Home

Webtoon Adapted k-Drama Starring Song Kang
starring: Song Kang, Lee Jin-Wook, Lee Si-young and Lee Do-Hyun
Genres: Drama, Horror, and Apocalyptic
Year of Release:2020
Adapted from: Sweet Home by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-Chan, Line Webtoon.
Available in the platform: Netflix
Total number of episodes: 10
Running time: Around 50 minutes
PG rating: +18
Synopsis: The newly high schooler tenant boy Cha Hyun-Soo, who lost his family years ago after a major accident, is trapped in the building along with other building mates in mid of monster apocalypse. While many are trying to hide and survive as long as possible, he and few other group mates fight with the monster to save the world.
Review: Kavya Christopher of The Times of India reviewed, “One does not need to be a lover of the horror genre to enjoy this series, thanks to the many underlying plots of the various characters – both big and small. The action is superb, to say the least, and the drama is endearing at various levels.” The series was praised for its “strong female character ” and “high-quality visual effects”. Its popularity made it secure 3rd place in the top 10 watched Korean series in the United States.

3. Love Alarm 2

Webtoon Adapted k-Drama Starring Song Kang
Genres: Friendship, Romance, School, Drama
Year of Release: 2021
Adapted from: Love Alarm by Chon Kye-young
Available in platform: Netflix
Total number of episodes: 6
Running time: around 55 minutes
PG rating: +13
Synopsis: continued from the first season, after few years the app is revised to update itself as Love Alarm 2.0 and the paths of Jo-jo, Sun-oh and Hye-Yeong have meet again. Will they overcome the uncertainty towards their feeling and themselves on this intersection of paths?
Review: Greg Wheeler of The Review Geek gave review to the show stating, “Ultimately though Love Alarm serves up a lukewarm offering that’s going to feel colder for fans expecting a red-hot follow-up to what’s come before. If you can go in with no expectations, Love Alarm certainly has enough to enjoy, but there’s equally nothing here that really stands out. This follow-up uses all the K-drama tricks in the book and does so with very little aplomb. This is one alarm that’s very unlikely to ring for a third season.”

2.Navillera

Webtoon Adapted k-Drama Starring Song Kang
Starring: Park In-hwan, Song Kang, Na Moon-hee and Hong Seung-hee
Genres: Drama
Year of Release: 2021
Adapted from: Navillera /Like a Butterfly written by Hun and illustrated by Ji-min, Daum Webtoon.
Available in platform: Netflix
Total number of episodes:12
Running time: 70 minutes
PG ratings: +15
Synopsis: A 23 years old ballet dancer changes his mind not to quit dancing, due to his financial instability, after meeting a 70 year old retired postman who is an Alzheimer patient and wants to fulfil his lifelong wish to learn ballet dancing.
Review: The South China Morning Post reviewed, “Navillera deals with relatable issues of old age, whether you’re the one approaching it or your loved ones are, but while the fear that a diagnosis like Alzheimer’s can cause is clearly evoked by the series, it steers clear of the day-to-day realities of the condition”.

1.Nevertheless

Webtoon Adapted k-Drama Starring Song Kang
Starring: Han So-hee, Song Kang, and Chae Jong-hyeop
Genres: Romance
Year of Release: 2021
Adapted from: Nevertheless/ I know But by Jung Seo, Line Webtoon
Available in the platform: Netflix
Total number of episodes: 10
Running time: around 50 minutes
PG ratings:
Synopsis: despite not knowing about certainty a “no longer believes in love” woman and a hot and charming flirtatious butterfly boy come into a relationship. With the sign of just physical attraction what will be their relationship turn into?
Review: According to viewers, the story is unique and fresh. The “steamy sex scenes” are very surprising as it is not common to show such intense sex scenes in a typical television k-drama. The story clearly showed the uncertainties of being in a relationship and a clear “reflection of hookup culture” among modern youths. There was also the inclusion of queer relationships which is also very rare to see in k-drama culture. Despite all these positive responses, the k-drama was a disappointment among viewers due to the end being completely ended in a typical k-drama style.

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