“Money Heist,” “Ultimate Weapon Alice,” and “Anna” all dropped on June 24. However, Money Heist Korea – Joint Economic Area received a lot of attention from media as well as Korean drama fans as Netflix promoted it for months.
This caused “Ultimate Weapon Alice” and “Anna” to gain popularity due to their interesting plot and acting among fans without receiving so much media coverage.
“Ultimate Weapon Alice”
“Ultimate Weapon Alice” written by Seo Sung-won and directed by Lee Byung-hun, is an original drama by Watcha.
“Ultimate Weapon Alice” is a hard-core action romance depicting the school life of Gye Wol, a transfer student who must hide her slayer identity and handsome Yeo-reum who suffers from trauma. Both are being pursued by a criminal organization.
First, Gye Wol (Park Se Wan), a girl who has to kill to survive, was a member of the international killer society. But she first appears as an ordinary high school girl after escaping her killer life.
When Yeo Reum (Song Geon Hee) is in danger, Gye Wol steps in to help. When the two reunite in the classroom, it looks like the romance between them is about to blossom.
However, everything is turned upside down when the criminal organization starts chasing after Gye Wol. Gye Wol and Yeo Reum desperately struggle to escape them, raising expectations for intense action scenes. Soon, the psychopathic killer “Spicy” (Kim Tae Hun) joins the chase, doubling the tension.
Coupang Play presented their original drama “Anna” (written and directed by Lee Ju-young) which worked on the amazing 2017 movie “A Single Rider” starring Lee Byung Hun and Gong Hyo Jin. Cinematography is by Lee Eui Taw, winner of “Best Cinematography and Enlightenment” for “The Book of Fish” at the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards.
Anna follows the story of a woman who puts her own life in danger after a little lie leads her to live someone else’s life.
That’s because she suffers from a psychological disorder known as Ripley’s Syndrome – a form of antisocial personality disorder that involves mistaking a false self for one’s true self.
Sometimes these lies even drive patients to commit crimes. The condition takes its name from Tom Ripley, a con artist and serial killer in Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 psychological thriller novel “The Talented Mr Ripley.”
In the drama, Suzy plays two roles, Anna and Lee Yoo Mi. The drama matters a total of eight episodes.
The drama is based on the acclaimed novel “Intimate Stranger” by Jeong Han-ah.