February 6, 2024

Must-watch TV series in February: Ko Chen-tung’s “Love Contains Light” and Choi Yoo-sik’s challenge to play a killer.


As we step into February, a series of holidays and vacations such as Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day are approaching. Recently, there have been continuous discussions about dramas on Netflix and Disney+, including the bold Taiwanese drama “Love Included Light” and Choi Yoo-jik’s breakthrough performance in “The Embarrassment of the Killer”… Here are 8 must-watch series selected for you to catch up on during this long Lunar New Year holiday!

“Love contains light”

The Mandarin comedy series “Love Included” starring Ko Chen-Tung and Janine Chang consists of 8 episodes in total, and has exclusively premiered on Netflix on February 2nd. The story begins on Chinese New Year’s Eve, depicting the challenges and contradictions faced by the Qiu family due to dissatisfaction with “sex” and “love”. The outgoing and lively youngest daughter of the Qiu family, Qiu Ai (played by Janine Chang), actively manages her dream of a sexual knowledge community channel while working as a waxing hair removal technician. With her motto of “making love without falling in love”, she always resorts to “sex” to alleviate anxiety, maintaining a consistent friends-with-benefits relationship with Pink (played by Ko Chen-Tung). Adhering to the principle of only discussing sex and not love, can she manage to overcome the burdens of her upbringing and seriously embark on a romantic relationship?


“The Embarrassment of the Killer”

The crime thriller “The Uncanny Counter,” starring Cho Byeong-kyu, Yoo Jun-sang, and Kim Sejeong, is based on the webtoon of the same name by Jang Yi. It tells the story of demon hunters known as “Counters” who disguise themselves as employees of a noodle restaurant. They hunt evil spirits that have escaped from the afterlife to wreak havoc on the living. The drama will premiere on November 28 on Netflix.


“Captain Marvel 2”

The Marvel Cinematic Universe enters its 5th phase, following “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”, “Marvel Captain 2” will exclusively stream on Disney+ on February 7th! The story follows Marvel Captain (played by Brie Larson) as she unexpectedly connects with her young fan Ms. Marvel, Iman Vellani, during an unusual mission involving a wormhole. Forced to team up with Ms. Marvel and her friend’s daughter Monica to combat another massive conspiracy by the “Skrulls” and save the increasingly unstable universe. With the addition of popular Korean actor Park Seo Joon, playing the “Alien Prince” who crosses paths with Marvel Captain in the interstellar wanderings, the two hit it off and develop a relationship beyond friendship!


“A Date for a Day”

The Netflix series “One Day” starring the new generation actors Leo Woodall and Ambika Mod will officially premiere on February 8th. Adapted from David Nicholl’s bestselling novel of the same name, set on July 15, 1988, it tells the story of the male protagonist Dexter and the female protagonist Emma chatting for the first time on the night of their university graduation, only to go their separate ways the next morning. From then on, in this ordinary day year after year, where will they be, and what kind of life will they lead? Each episode moves forward one year in time, on the same day each year, witnessing Dexter and Emma’s growth and transformation, their ups and downs, evolving into a love story spanning decades.


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  • Season 6 of “Blind Date Love Test”

    The highly popular reality show “Blind Love Experiment” Season 6 with a total of 12 episodes will officially debut on Netflix on February 14th! Singles from Charlotte, North Carolina will make their new appearance, ready to bravely navigate the modern dating world, expressing their true feelings without seeing each other, and creating a love story together. This season, some handsome men and beautiful women have deep conversations, some instantly click, and they also prepare for life after leaving the love nest, facing unexpected twists and shocking truths. Can their relationship withstand the tests of the real world?

    “Ninja House”

    The Japanese drama “Ninja Family,” starring Kento Hayashi, Yosuke Eguchi, and Tae Kimura, will exclusively premiere on Netflix globally on February 15th! The story follows a powerful but estranged ninja family who, after a mission, abandon their identities and retire from the ninja world. Now, in order to combat a series of increasingly imminent threats, they must return to their old ways and carry out underground missions. The mysterious aura and formidable skills of the ninjas have captivated the world. If ninjas still secretly exist in modern Japan, what kind of situation will unfold?


    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    The live-action series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” will be available on Netflix on February 22, adapted from the beloved award-winning animated series on Nickelodeon! Starring a boy named “Aang” from the Air Nomads, he awakens from an icy slumber to a world torn by war. After meeting friends Sokka and Katara, he embarks on an exciting adventure to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar. He must learn to master the power of the four elements – water, earth, fire, and air – to restore balance to a world under the aggression of the Fire Nation.


    “The Usurper”

    Starring the new generation actors Lee Jae-wook, Lee Jun-young, and Hong Su-joo, the brand new Korean drama “Usurpation” combines power struggles, revenge, and suspense. It will exclusively premiere on Disney+ on February 28th! The series tells the story of Kang In-ha (played by Lee Jae-wook), born into a poor single-parent family, who is full of desire for success. Despite his outstanding appearance and charm, he has nothing else. He unexpectedly discovers that his father is the prestigious chairman of the Jang Woo Group but has ignored his difficult life. However, as a illegitimate child, he faces exclusion from various family members. Therefore, Kang In-ha collaborates with his talented childhood friend Han Tae-gu (played by Lee Jun-young) to devise a plan to seize power. Just as the two continue to rise steadily, a woman with similar ambitions and a background suddenly appears, threatening to permanently disrupt their plan…

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