Netflix The Sound of Magic K-Drama uses musical numbers to bring to life its whimsical story of a grown-up magician who helps a young teenager regain her spark. Its main actors sing the main OST songs to tell a story about their characters. But it’s not the only K-drama to use musical elements to add a different melody to its storylines and get fans singing along.
“Dream High” and its sequel tells the journey of high schoolers who aspire to become idols
in 2011, dream high became a goal drama for many young South Korean artists to gain exposure. The K-drama starred some of the industry’s now famous artists and actors, including 2PM’s Ok Taec-yeon and Jang Wooyoung, Bae Suzy, Kim Soo-hyun and IU.
Many now recognize these artists and actors for their roles in Hotel Del Luna, it’s okay not to be okayand their music careers. dream high focused on a group of high school teenagers aspiring to become K-pop idols. At school they develop their singing, songwriting and dancing talents.
The K-drama follows their personal journeys, self-growth and relationships with the added flair of musical numbers. Fans will dance along in the musical K-drama as they watch the now infamous South Korean celebrities rise to fame.
dream high is available on Viki.
The Liar and His Lover stars Joy in a musical K-drama about a broken composer and a gifted student
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Before she became known for her role in TriesJoy broke from her title as a 3rd generation K-pop idol and became an actress in The liar and his lover. The K-drama is not only about two talented musicians, but also has some heartwarming musical numbers.
Yoon So-rim (Joy) is a high school student with an incredible singing voice. She comes from a troubled past where her parents died when she was young and was raised by her grandmother. Her gifted singing led to her being spotted by a music company CEO and forming a band with her two best friends.
Meanwhile, Kang Han-gyul (Lee Hyun-woo) was a gifted bass player who left his rock band after losing his spark to perform. Instead, he works for the band behind the scenes. He performs under a secret identity as the band’s composer and producer.
Han-gyul meets So-rim and is mesmerized by her voice. He soon falls in love with her and regains his passion for music. But as she begins her career, his secret identity could pose problems.
The liar and his lover is available on Viki.
The Sound of Magic is a fantasy musical K-drama filled with magic and resonant songs
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The 2022 Netflix K-drama is considered a musical due to its numerous musical numbers. It’s not about music, it’s about what it means to grow up and lose your dreams at a young age. Based on a webtoon, Ah-yi (Choi Seung-eun) had to grow up, take care of her sister and make money as a teenager in high school. She once dreamed of being a sorceress and living a life of wonder, but everything is crumbling.
One day she meets the adult magician Ri-eul (Ji Chang-wook) who lives in an abandoned amusement park. Ah-yi embarks on a journey with the help of Ri-eul to rediscover her childhood wonder. Her classmate Il-deung (Hwang In-youp) also sees the darkness of the path he is on and joins her.
The Sound of Magic contains musical numbers that tell the grim reality of adulthood. Fans loved Il-deung’s A Curse of Asphalt. The song tells the story of young teenagers who are pushed to the limit in science to live a life that is not their own. The director of the K-Drama explains that music was crucial in telling the story of the webtoon.
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