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Premiere Watch: High Class, The Veil

More dramas coming in hot! This week we have another pair of premieres, again offering us some very different genres — a spy-action-revenge extravaganza, and a mysterious tale that unfolds amongst the elite on an island paradise. Isn’t it nice of dramaland to try to accommodate each of our tastes?


Editor’s Note: The Veil will be premiering on September 17. We had a slight mix-up that the NIS may or may not have had a direct hand in. You didn’t hear that from me.

 

High Class

Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Broadcaster: tvN
Genre: Mystery, suspense, drama
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: Though dramaland may be overrun with stories of luxury, elitism, and back-stabbing lately, High Class has one thing going for it out of the gate: the marvelous Jo Yeo-jung. Yay! Here, she plays an attorney who’s accused of murdering her husband. She escapes with her young son to an island paradise for the uber-wealthy, and gets entangled with the people there (including her husband’s mistress). It sounds a lot like Mine right now, but perhaps if the drama plays up the suspense and murder conspiracy plot, this one could lean more towards Lies of Lies instead? For me, these sorts of stories need to have a cracktastic element to them in order to get the more serious parts to work, so here’s hoping.

 

The Veil

Time slot: Friday & Saturday
Broadcaster: MBC
Genre: Action
Episode count: 12

Reasons to watch: Namgoong Min is back and looking good in The Veil — no, not the crazy caveman hair, but those slick posters where he looks dark, determined, and boasts some very photogenic scars on his face. Namgoong Min plays a top NIS agent who suddenly goes missing for a year. When he returns, his sole purpose is to seek revenge on those that plotted against him. I’m getting epic Count of Monte Cristo vibes from this setup, which is a favorite paradigm of mine, so I have to be careful to rein in my expectations. Spy-action dramas always sound like a blast, but really, they are incredibly dependent on the quality of the script. And as we have a newbie writer here, we’ll have to wait and see. With bated breath. And fingers crossed.

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Namgoong Min in suits and tie is my favorite. Can't wait to see his awesome acting again.

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Legal streaming sites for:
High-class - Iqiyi
The Veil - Viki/Viu (some Asian regions)

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thanks! I was going to ask for this!

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Can’t find High Class on Iqiyi. The Veil is also on Kocowa.

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I did find High Class on On Demand Korea. No subtitles as of yet.

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The subtitles are available now 😊

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I told that The Veil was supposed to be airing from September 17... but unfortunately, it pushed back to this Friday (September 10).

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I'm all for The Veil. Awaken finished in January. Such a long waiting!

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Oh, I didn't know that Veil has only 12 episodes. It will be really packed with a lot of action. I'm ready for it! 😀

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So ready for this fresh crop of dramas.

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I'll check out High Class for Jo Yeo-jung but it does sound similar to Mine.

I hope The Veil does well for MBC but nothing about it appeals to me.

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sometimes ya just gotta go with your fave actors and leave it up to them to get you invested! doesn't always work but you find a gem you would not ordinarily try!

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I believe we can trust in newbie writers now. They've penned many topnotch scripts.

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Im not into revenge dramas. why let your life be consumed even more and spend another second filling your mind with who wronged you?

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When Namgoong Min appeared awhile back in the ‘caveman’ pics my immediate thought was to pass on THE VEIL and wait for DR. PRISONER 2. However, after discovering that RED SKY is really a fantasy romance (really not my cup of tea) a spot may open up on my viewing card and I may give THE VEIL a look. Also 12 episodes is a plus.
In the cast I see a few favorites including Jang Young-nam, Lee Geung-young and Jo Bok-rae (who recently was so good in both VERGE and NAVILLERA).

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Not happy with revenge plots.

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I get pleasure from, cauuse I found just what I was having a look for.
You have eended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless
you man. Haave a great day. Bye

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