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The PILLBOARD

At 18 (2019)

Short Pill:
A heart warming coming-of-age story about daring to be true to yourself and trying to navigate young adult life, with pressures to succeed, or live up to the standards of those around you.

Fated to Love You (2014)

Short Pill:
Classic Cinderella story with a better twist. An office helper goes from feeling like disposable post-it papers, to growing stronger like crazy glue, after a fated one-night romance with a rich guy who accidentally sweeps her off of her feet but turns out to be just what he needs.

Faith: The Great Doctor (2012)

Short Pill:
An inter-dimensional time portal allows a love between two ages of time to bloom. A Goryeo warrior and a present day Doctor depend on each other while trapped in another time.

Emergency Couple (2014)

Short Pill:
Someone please call 911 because this beautiful love has taken a hilarious turn for the worst! Sometimes love turns into hate and sometimes hate is just love misunderstood.

My Love from the Star (2013)

Short Pill:
Sometimes we meet people who are truly “out of this world”, making them unforgettable, and hard for anyone else to measure up. But that’s what we call a once in a lifetime love. That’s what these two have got.

Fight For My Way! (2017)

Short Pill:
This is a story that follows the “It” crowd from their glory moments in High School, into the lowest moments of their adult lives. We watch them fight to get their lives back on track, all while watching the bigger fight preparing to happen in the ring.

Father is Strange (2017)

Short Pill:
Daddy’s Baby? Or Daddy’s Maybe? Whatever seems to be going on, something about Dad just feels quite off. Father isn’t quite himself, and the family dynamic feels strange for sure. But through all of the twists and turns, this family takes us on one heck of a ride!

Coffee Prince (2007)

Short Pill:
When a tomboy’ish girl, accepts a job at an “All Male Waiters” themed Coffee Shop, the rules aren’t the only things that gets bent. In this classic Gender Bender series, will power, hearts, and definitely gender, leans a little to the other side of love.

Welcome to Waikiki (2018)

Short Pill:
Prepare to keep track of your tears! Of course not from crying! Join me inside the Waikiki home as I follow their adventures as they attempt to realize their dreams.

Hi Bye, Mama! (2020)

Short Pill:
A classic twist on the theory of 49 days. This Mama ghost has 49 days to settle her issues on earth, and is faced with decisions on whether she will voluntarily leave, or face consequences of the heavens.

It’s Okay, That’s Love (2014)

Short Pill:
When laughter, music, fun, and food, just aren’t enough to cover the scars of years of trauma, and vulnerability makes you feel naked and alone, when the ones you keep pushing away are the only ones that seem to stay, how do learn to accept and receive that all is okay… and this is love?

The Queen’s Classroom (2013)

Short Pill:
Who needs an after school bully when you’ve got a teacher like Teacher Ma, also known as “The Witch”. Only brave students dare cross the threshold of her door to receive continuous beatings, daily, to help whip them into shape? Yes, discipline is necessary for growth. But what is considered discipline, is subjective… I guess.

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020) A-

Short Pill:
When life takes an unfortunate turn, an entitled “Daddy’s Girl” from the city joins the ‘real world’ of the countryside to earn her keep. With lots of kindness from strangers, flattering compliments, endless “I Owe You’s”, and piano barter payments, she gains friendships and support that that money could never afford.

Little Women (2022)

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Three sisters who grew up in poverty suddenly find their lives turned upside down when they become a part of a mysterious incident involving one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the country. How can poor city girls survive against the power of the rich and tricky?

Crash Landing on You (2019-20)

Short Pill:
A cute, colorful, and surprisingly funny, “rom-com” about a love that blossoms when a bossy South Korean business woman meets a disciplined North Korean soldier when she gets stranded across the demilitarized zone during a freak accident.

Soul Mechanic (Fix You) (2020)

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A Psychiatrist with unorthodox healing methods, coaches patients who don’t even realize they need help. And together, maybe they can break through, to get to the root of the problem. But first we’ll have to see who’s fixing whom?

Go Back Couple (2017)

Short Pill:
Once the honeymoon is over and familiarity sets in, contempt is sure to follow. What if we could do it all over again from the start? Would we still choose the same love, or a different path?

Gu Family Book (2013)

Short Pill:
In search of a centuries-old book that he believes will make him fully human, leads a werefox hybrid to dedicate his life to acquiring it. But will living more humanely than everyone else be enough to be accepted in a society that fears your very existence? And can finding the book ever change that?

Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)

Short Pill:
Legend has it that when a mermaid falls in love, not even a lifetime apart can make that love fade. That rings true in this upbeat and entertaining series about a beautiful sea maiden, who has to quickly learn the new ways of the modern world, when she recognizes a familiar face from the Joseon era that she believes has the answers she seeks.

Beautiful World (2019)

Short Pill:

A tear-jerkingly sad reality behind the effects of school bullying and how it directly or indirectly affects the lives of everyone involved.

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