Enjoy a return of the evergreen office-romance trope, a true crime documentary on cyber crimes, Lee Hyo-ri travelling through Seoul and more this month

From down-to-earth tours of Seoul’s cityscapes, to refreshed makeovers of hit originals, here are eight titles that will be keeping us on our couch throughout May.

 

A Year-End Medley

 

 

This romantic comedy centres around the people at Hotel Emross – employees and guests alike – each with their own stories to tell. As the characters head into the new year together, they begin to build heartwarming relationships and create unforgettable moments of joy, romance, and hope through a magical holiday season. The feel-good plot is backed by an ultra-stellar cast of industry heavyweights, including Han Ji-min, Kang Ha-neul, Lee Dong-wook, YoonA and Lee Kwang Soo. Coming to Viu on 28 May.

 

Bling Empire

 

 

The real super-wealthy Crazy Rich Asians are back to bring us some Kardashian-level drama in the second outing of Netflix's Bling Empire. Fans can once again expect over-the-top parties, impeccable outfits, glamorous escapades, and major drama, along with the addition of two new cast members – all on a whole new level of crazy than before. Starring Anna Shay, Christine Chiu, Kane Lim, Kevin Kreider and more. Coming to Netflix on 13 May.

 

Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

 

 

This chilling true crime documentary uncovers the Nth Room atrocities that shocked the whole of South Korea and well beyond. Anonymous and exploitative, a network of online chat rooms on Telegram ran rampant with sex crimes involving blackmails, the spread of sexually exploitative videos targeting teens and minors, and illegal transactions using cryptocurrency to purchase said materials. Through interviews with 24 reporters, producers, and police officers who faced the case heads-on, this documentary lets you in on one of the most devastating digital crimes that gripped the region. Coming to Netflix on 18 May.

 

Master of My Own

 

 

The evergreen “alpha CEO meets spunky rookie secretary” trope is one that, albeit a little cliché, still keeps us squealing on our couches with each episode, and Master of My Own promises just that. In this lighthearted office romance, we meet Ning Meng who is more than determined to move up the corporate ladder fast, to reach her pinnacle of success. Enter Lu Jiming, her domineering boss who doubts she has what it takes to achieve as much. They soon grow into unlikely beacons of support for each other and work hand in hand to become better versions of themselves. Starring Tan Song Yun and Lin Geng Xin. Now streaming on Viu.

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi

 

 

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their iconic roles as Obi-Wan and Darth Vader for this special series staged 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. In this exclusive 6-episode series, the former Jedi Master struggles to contend with the consequences of his greatest defeat – the downfall and corruption of his once-best friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse and more. Coming to Disney+ on May 27.

 

Seoul Check-in

 

 

South Korea’s forever icon Lee Hyo-ri whisks away to Seoul city for an adventure of scenic cityscapes, urban nibbles and tipples, and soulful conversations. So used to being surrounded by nature on picturesque Jeju Island, Hyo-ri now sets out to catch up with a star-studded list of her closest colleagues, including comedian Park Na-rae, Eun Ji-won, Kim Wan-sun, Hwasa, as well as K-pop legends BoA and Rain. Now streaming on Viu with new episodes every Saturday.

 

Wannabe

 

 

Headlined by multi-award-winning actor Chanon Santinatornkul, this coming-of-age drama-cum-musical chronicles the stories of a group of millennials from different walks of life. Chanon stars as Puen, a young rapper whose deepest desires see a furious thirst for fame and acceptance. This tale is one to dive into for an authentic slice-of-life journey surrounding relationships and the struggles of musicianship. Starring Chanon Santinatornkul, Supakit Thinjun, and Marina Balenciaga. Coming to Viu on 10 May.

 

Woori the Virgin

 

 

A remake of hit American rom-com Jane the Virgin, Woori the Virgin follows Oh Woo Ri, a religious model child who preaches the importance of premarital chastity to no end. Things take an unexpected turn when she winds up pregnant after an accidental artificial insemination during a medical exam. With the father of the child being a second-generation chaebol, Woori faces a daunting pregnancy without consent or choice. Starring Im Soo-hyang, Sung Hoon, and Shin Dong-wook. Coming to Viu on 09 May.