IN THE LOOP: 'Blue Birthday,' 'Escape From Mogadishu,' and More New Must-Watch K-Dramas and Movies This Week

Blue Birthday
Blue Birthday drama
Blue Birthday Kdrama
Red Velvet's Yeri
Escape From Mogadishu
The Cursed: Dead Man's Prey
Kdrama Excellent Shaman Ga Doo Shim
Excellent Shaman Ga Doo Shim
The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim
Kim Sae Ron
Nam Da Reun

The month of July started with the thrilling legal drama "The Devil Judge" with Kim Min Jung, GOT7 Jinyoung, and Ji Sung, followed by the mystic and magical world of "The Witch's Diner," featuring Nam Ji Hyun, Song Ji Hyo, and Chae Jong Hyeop.

'The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim' and 'Blue Birthday' Official Posters
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With that, July will surely end with a bang with these new amazing dramas and films that everybody should include in their must-watch lists.

Blue Birthday

Blue Birthday, which recently premiered, is Naver TV's fantasy romance thriller drama series starring Red Velvet's member Yeri and PENTAGON's Hongseok.

'Blue Birthday' Concept Poster
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The drama series tells the story about two different worlds and universes where Oh Ha Rin (played by Yeri) declares her undying love for her best friend and love interest, Ji Seo Jun (played by Hongseok).

Oh Ha Rin (Yeri) travels from two different times, past and present, to relive her precious memories with her lover Ji Seo Jun (Hongseok) who took his own life on the day of her birthday 10 years ago.

Actors Lee Sang Jun, Park Joo Hyun, Kim Yi Seo and rising actor Kim Gyeol Yu also appear in the drama series.

Watch Blue Birthday teaser here:

Escape From Mogadishu

'Escape From Mogadishu' Official Poster
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Helmed by Director Ryu Seung Wan, who is the brilliant mind behind "The Unjust," "Top Star," and "Veteran," "Escape From Mogadishu" is an action drama film slated to premiere in the big screen on July 28.

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Set in 1999 in the city of Mogadishu, it tells the story of the city being torn by civil war and enduring the rain of terror bullets and bombs.

Both South Korean and North Korean embassies aim to survive the one, and escape from Mogadishu.

The action drama film stars seasoned actors Kim Yoon Seok, Jo In Sung, Heo Joon Ho, and Kim So Jin.

Watch Escape From Mogadishu teaser here:

"The Cursed: Dead Man's Prey"

'The Cursed: Dead Man's Prey' Official Poster
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Directed by Kim Yong Wan and penned by screenwriter Yeon Sang Ho, the same writer who made the 2016 masterpiece "Train To Busan," "The Cursed: Dead Man's Prey" is an occult thriller film that tells the story of a girl who pursues the truth of an occurrence in which the perpetrator of a murder case is a revived corpsed.

The film is produced by Studio Dragon and distributed by CJ Entertainment. It is set to air in theaters on July 28.

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"The Cursed: Dead Man's Prey" features experienced actors Uhm Ji Won, Jung Ji So, Jung Moon Sung, and Oh Yoon Ah.

Watch The Cursed: Dead Man's Prey teaser here:

The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim

KakaoTV's first original fantasy mystery thriller romance drama "The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim" stars rising actors Kim Sae Ron and Nam Da Reum.

'The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim' Official Poster
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The drama series tells the story of Ga Doo Shim (Kim Sae Ron), a girl with shamanistic who wishes to live a normal life, and Na Woo Soo (Nam Da Reum), a golden boy who gains the ability to see ghosts and evil spirits with the help of Ga Doo Shim.

Together, they form a great synergy to fight supernatural beings and protect their loved ones.

Sterling actors Moon Sung Kun, Baek Soo Jang, Bae Hae Sun, and Yook Seok Hwa, as well as rising actors Yoo Seon Ho and Lee Ji Won are also a part of the production cast.

Its first two episodes are set to premiere on July 30.

Watch The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim teaser here:

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Written by Elijah Mully

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