With the recent implementation of the Movement Restriction Order, a lot of us will now have to get creative with how we spend time at home and still be entertained, inspired and connected.
The thought of being cooped up at home may sound like paradise for some, but may be a foreign concept to others. We’re here to show you how you can enjoy your time while responsibly practicing social distancing.
Over the next two weeks, you’re can spend at least 330 hours at home and with Viu’s library of over 17, 000 hours of content. This includes shows from South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. We’ve put together a list of the top shows that’s sure to get you glued to your seats – and you’ll enjoy every minute of it!
The romantic Korean drama follows the tale of Gi Seungnyang (Ha Ji-Won), a Goryeo-born woman who marries Toghon Temür (Ji Chang-Wook) and rises in power to become an empress of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, instead of her first love, Wang Yu (Joo Jin-Mo).
CALON IMAM (2019)
This film is an emotional roller coaster of a romantic drama with sentimental and light comedic moments sprinkled throughout. Nafisya (20) aka “Fisya” (played by Mentari De Marelle) is a strong, modern Muslim girl who, troubled by her parents’ divorce, has a difficult time with the notion of ‘marriage’. Her heart is further broken when her best friend, who she is secretly in love with, declares his intention to propose to her older sister.
Critically lauded, Parasite is the first non-English film and first South Korean film to be awarded Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. The film revolves around the disparity between social classes, Parasite gives audiences a closer look at the issues faced by each social class and how communities of the lower class race to ascend above the social class chain.
Latest Malaysian Viu Original series, Black, is an adaptation of the renowned CJ E&M Korean format of the same name, that was localized by incorporating Malay mythology. The local adaptation replaces the concept of grim reaper with Bunian (a supernatural being from another dimension in Malay folklore) and sets Black (played by Kamal Adli) off on a mission to track down his fugitive partner in the human world.
Extra-Ordinary You follows the story of Eun Dan-O (Kim Hye-Yoon) who is a student at a prestigious high school. Her family is wealthy, but Eun Dan-O has a heart disease. Her fiance Baek Kyung (Lee Jae-Wook) attends the same prestigious high school. She likes him a lot, but he does not like her at all. Suddenly, Eun Dan-O has short-term memory loss and she can see what will happen in the near future.
Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)
A 2018 South Korean drama series follows the story of Kim Mi So (Park Min Young), a diligent woman who finally conquers her financial struggles and decides to quit her job as a secretary. She’s been working straight after high school to help her dad with his debts and her older sisters with their student loans. For nine years, she served as the secretary of the vice chairman of a merger-acquisition corporation, Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon). Misunderstandings arise when Mi So announced her resignation as her boss is unable to fathom why she’d want to resign.
All of these shows and more are available across all of Viu’s platforms which include mobile app, mobile browser, desktop, Android TV and selected LG TVs. Also available in various subtitles such as English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and simplified Chinese, every Viu-er can enjoy the plethora of content available! Subscribe to Viu now for just a low fee of RM10 a month and you can enjoy all the shows and movies you like anywhere, anytime.