A new year is here and feel some excitement as new dramas come your way. dimsum is currently simulcasting a new Chinese historical drama, Ming Dynasty that marks the return of Rebecca Tang Wei to small screen after 12 years.
Adapted from a popular Chinese novel, the story takes place in the early Ming Dynasty, following the experiences of Empress Sun Ruo Wei in living through five emperors and six dynasties.
• Ming Dynasty | New episodes everyday
During the first year of Emperor Yongle of Ming’s reign, the royal doctor Jing Qing and his whole family was beheaded by the Emperor. His eldest daughter, though, was rescued and adopted by Sun Zhong under the name of Sun Ruo Wei. Years later, she becomes the concubine of crown prince Zhu Zhan Ji by chance and starts to plot a revenge. However, she abandons her plan after truly falling in love with her husband and helps him to ascend to the throne. When Zhu Zhan Ji passes away after a decade, Sun Ruo Wei is honoured as Empress Dowager once her 7-year-old Zhu Qizhen ascends the throne and continues to assist the new emperor.
Cast: Tang Wei, Zhu Ya Wen, Lay Zhang
Looking for a K-feel throwback? My Love from Another Star is your show. A Thai remake from the hit Korean drama of the same name, the fantasy love story revolves around a stranded alien who begins a romance with a stuck-up A list actress.
• My Love from Another Star | 16 episodes
Achira, a handsome alien, met and saved Bua. By saving Bua, he was unable to return to his spaceship in time and stranded on Earth for the next 300 years. With only three months left before his long-awaited departure, he meets Fharada, a famous actress who recently moved in next door. Soon, he realizes that Fharada and Bua are the same person, and starts to fall in love with her. Will he choose to return to his planet or stay on Earth with her?
Cast: Barry Nadech, Matt Peeranee
• Happy Birthday | 13 episodes
A birthday doesn’t necessarily bring happiness when your sister died on the day you were born. In this supernatural romance, a 17-year old boy Tonmai receives his first birthday present ever – a bedroom that belonged to his late-sister, who died 17 years ago. But her spirit never left the room, and Tonmai realizes that they can connect with each other. He starts to pursue the truth behind her suicide.
Cast: Push Puttichai, Mild Lapassalan, Pluem Purim Rattanaruangwattana
• Nakee | 11 episodes
This award-winning series comes with an extraordinary storyline and the highest rating. Kumkaew, a beautiful girl of Baan Dorn Mai has a mysterious birth. Nobody knows that she has supernatural power, including herself. Tossapol, an archaeology student who unexpectedly see the statue of Nakee goddess, was enchanted. He leaves everything for love and to stay beside her, but his love has many obstructions.
Cast: Ken Phupoom, Taew Natapohn
• Blacklist | 12 episodes
Akeanan is an outstanding school in all aspects: education, sports… and secrets. When Traffic arrives to find his sister Fah who has disappeared for months, he is invited to join Blacklist, a secret group dedicated to investigating mysterious occurrences in the school. Also, on the Blacklist are Andrew, a handsome bad boy; Buntad, the academic genius; Title, who is strong and powerful; and Jimbe, a friendly and cheerful guy. Together, they will find out not just what happened to Fah but will also slowly uncover the deep dark secrets of Akeanan School.
Cast: Nanon Korapat Kirdpan, Ohm Pawat Chittsawangdee, Chimon Wachirawit Ruangwiwat, Bank Preeti Barameeanant, Frank Thanatsaran Samthonglai
• Dead Time Stories 2 | 13 episodes
In the small unknown town of Chantanun, the town college welcomes new students from all over the world. A young woman returned to her hometown to study, getting to know many young men from different cities in the meantime. When they enter the college’s forbidden buildings, some of them mysteriously disappear. Not long after, they return, but everything is not the same as before. Some of the city’s past should not ever be revealed, as the cursed town will soon lead everybody to catastrophes.
Cast: Intira Jaroenpura, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Arachapirn Pokinpakorn, Akalavut Mankalasut, Paiboonkiat Kiewkaew, Anchalee Hassadeevichit
• The Cupids | 59 episodes
4 years ago, Peem created a matchmaking company, Cupid Hut with 8 beautiful girls in 8 different departments. With them being single, it is hard for the clients to trust them in matchmaking. To save the company, Peems challenges the girls to find a boyfriend before the next Valentine’s and those who succeed will be rewarded with 1 million baht in bonus.
Cast: Toey Jarinporn, Boy Pakorn, Cris Horwang, Panjan Kawin, Namtarn Pichukkana, Ken Phupoom
2020 also sees many Korean crime, mystery, family and romance shows added to dimsum.
• OH!K | Partners for Justice S02 | 32 episodes
In this second season featuring original cast, the medical crime drama continues the tale of a forensic scientist and a prosecutor who have the ultimate cooperation to solve difficult cases. Baek Beom, a forensic doctor of 10 years, has a bad personality but excels in his work, believing that no crime is perfect and leaves a trail behind. Despite her lack of experience, Eun Sol, a rookie prosecutor with a bright personality trusts Baek Beom and establishes flawless teamwork with him.
Cast: Jung Jae Young, Jung Yoo Mi, Oh Man Seok, No Min Woo
• OH!K | Welcome 2 Life | 32 episodes
This fantasy drama tells the story of an ace but selfish lawyer who helps his clients to manipulate the law. When he enters a parallel universe due to an unfortunate accident, he begins to live a completely new life as an upright prosecutor.
Cast: Jung Ji Hoon, Lim Ji Yeon and Kwak Si Yang
• OH!K | Item | All 32 episodes
The mystery fantasy drama based on a webtoon series sees a prosecutor Kang Gon and a criminal profiler Shin So Young teaming up to investigate conspiracies behind various items that possess supernatural powers. A special episode, Item Special, is also available, showing exclusive behind-the-scenes featuring the main cast and their thoughts on this drama and characters.
Cast: Ju Ji Hoon, Jin Se Yun, Kim Kang Woo, Kim Yoo Ri
• At Eighteen | 16 episodes
In this coming-of-age drama, it follows Ong Seong Wu’s first leading role as the 18-year-old Choi Joon Woo, who has gotten used to being lonely. When he transfers to a new school, he meets Yoo Soo Bin, a top student whose life is controlled by her mother, and Ma Whi Young, a timid 18-year old boy. After meeting Choi Joon Woo, they start to experience small changes in lives. For all they know, the memories of their eighteenth year of existence might be the sweetest, the most precious, and the most unforgettable.
Cast: Ong Seong Wu, Kim Hyang Gi, Shin Seung Ho and Kang Ki Young
• Sky Castle | 20 episodes
A story about college entrance exam, private education, and the medical field, this is one of the highest-rated series in Korea. The satirical drama revolves around the lives of 4 housewives living in a luxurious residential area called SKY Castle, where wealthy doctors and professors live. The wives only hope is for their children to enter prestigious universities and they use every way possible to get that. When one of the housewives suddenly commits suicide and a lower-class family moves in, the community is shocked. The truth of the suicide will soon be revealed.
Cast: Yum Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran, Yoon Se Ah, Oh Na Ra and Kim Seo Hyung
• The Beautiful World | 16 episodes
The series follows the story of a boy who becomes critically injured due to an incident of school violence and his family who seeks the truth and fights for justice in his name. Mu Jin, a teacher and a father, and his wife, In Ha are devastated when their son gets into an accident and becomes brain dead. After the police concluded that their son attempts to commit suicide, Mu Jin and In ha decide to investigate the incident. Meanwhile, their daughter also sets out on her own to find out the truth.
Cast: Park Hee Soon, Choo Ja Hyun, Oh Man Seok, Cho Yeo Jeong, Nam Da Reum and Kim Hwan Hee