Ongoing K-Dramas and Where To Watch Them

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Korean dramas are not just popular among Asian countries as these have also paved their way into the hearts of the people in America and even in Africa. If you can't get enough of what's the next episode without having to wait, you may want to check out these sites that you can legally watch the K-drama you're currently obsessed with, although, you may have to shell out a few bucks for a premium subscription.

1. Viu (www.viu.com) 

Subscription Fee: (Depends on location) 

Philippines - Php129/month or $2.5/month 

South Africa - R69/month, R20/week or R5/day 

Saudi Arabia - SAR 2/day OR SAR 30/month 

Availability: 

In Asia: Bahrain, Egypt, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates 

In Africa: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

Viu, a subsidiary of PCCW, is an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming provider based in Hong Kong. 

Viu offers different genres from the top content providers in Asia using local language as subtitles. It has an estimated 30 million active monthly subscribers. The Viu app can be downloaded by Apple and Android users.

Here are ongoing K-dramas available in the Philippines only. 

  • JTBC's The World of The Married 
  • KBS2's Meow: The Secret Boy 
  • MBC's 365: Repeat of the Year and Find Me in Your Memory 
  • tvN's A Piece of Your Mind and Memorist 

2. OnDemandKorea (www.ondemandkorea.com) 

Subscription Fee: $6.99/month or $69.99/year (select programs), $10.99/month or $109.99/year (all programs) 

Availability: North and South America 

Here are Ongoing K-dramas Available in the US only.

  • KBS2's Born Again and Once Again
  • MBC's 365: Repeat of the Year and Find Me in Your Memory 
  • TV Chosun's Somehow Family 

3. Kocowa (www.kocowa.com) 

Subscription Fee: $0.99/day, $6.99/month, or $69.99/year 

Availability: North and South America, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Puerto Rico

Kocowa (which stands for Korean Contents Wave) is a Los Angeles-based company. It's is a subscription-based service that provides full access to the Korean program six hours after being broadcast in Korea. The consolidation if three biggest Korean broadcasting stations-KBS2, MBC, and SBS allowed them to distribute content globally.

OnDemandKorea and Viki already partnered with Kocowa. And if you are a Viki Pass Plus subscriber, you can have additional access to Kocowa without having to pay an extra penny. A 14-day free trial is available to all first-time subscribers.

Here are ongoing K-dramas available in the US only. 

  • KBS2's Born AgainMeow: The Secret Boy and Once Again 
  • MBC's 365: Repeat of the Year and Find Me in Your Memory 

4. Viki (www.viki.com) 

Subscription Fee: Depends on location; in the US-$4.99/month or $49.99/year (select shows), $9.99/month or $99.99/year (all shows) 

Availability: North America (also, some other countries but some content are restricted) 

Viki was founded by Razmig Hovaghimian, Changseong Ho and Jiwon Moon in 2007. It is an American video-streaming website headquartered in San Mateo, California. It is one of the most well-liked streaming sites worldwide as far as Korean content is concerned. Viki streams premium licensed content in the same way Hulu does. The site also allows its subscribers to connect with other users. Viki holds the most number of ongoing Korean dramas. 

Here are ongoing K-dramas available (US).

  • Channel A's Eccentric! Chef Moon 
  • KBS2's Born AgainMeow: The Secret Boy and Once Again 
  • MBC's 365: Repeat of the Year and Find Me in Your Memory 
  • tvN's A Piece of Your Mind and Memorist 

5. Netflix (www.netflix.com) 

Subscription Fee: Depends on location; in the US-$9.99/month (one non-HD stream), $12.99/month (two HD streams), or $15.99/month (up to four Ultra HD streams) 

Availability: Various countries 

Netflix is an American-owned media-service provider. Founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, it is also a production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California with office in India, Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea. As of April 2020, Netflix has over 182 million subscribers. A 30-day free trial is available to all first-time subscribers. 

Here are ongoing K-dramas available (Worldwide).

  • OCN's Rugal 
  • tvN's Hospital Playlist and The King: Eternal Monarch

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