SF8 Series - K-Drama Recommendation
The SF8 series consists of 8 different storylines. I will list each below! So far I have only seen the first one but it was good! SF8: The Prayer Main Cast: Lee Yoo Young, Ye Soo Jung, Yeom Hye Ran Episodes: 1 (on Viki) - 53 Minutes (Aired on Aug 14th) Rating: 15+ Genre: Drama, Sci-fi Synopsis: In a care home, a mother has been in a coma for 10 years and her carer is exhausted. The nursing robot, which looks after both of them, becomes distressed when it has to decide who it should save. The Prayer foresees a near future in which bedridden patients are looked after by robots and examines frequently unseen or overlooked care work. When a machine programmed for one purpose it becomes closer to the essence of that objective, so it inevitably reaches a realm that includes choice, anguish and obsession beyond the programming. Is it still just a machine then? (Source: bifan.kr) SF8: Manxin Main Cast: Lee Yun Hee, Lee Dong Hwi, Nam Myung Ryul Episodes: 1 (on Viki) - 53 Minutes (Aired on Aug 21st) Rating: 15+ Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Sci-fi Synopsis: An AI fortunetelling service called Manxin boasts a surprisingly high level of accuracy. In a world where most people deify and have blind faith in Manxin, Seonho and Garam, who have their own pain and secrets, search for its developer. Contrary to their expectations, they discover the true nature of Manxin. Manxin questions life and the essence of humankind through people who are, ironically, obsessed with the black arts rather than science, and others, who refuse the given path, anxiously seek the truth in a time of advanced AI, which accurately predicts the future to a large extent. Although we don’t know where our time is leading, isn’t it possible for human beings to live out their given time in blissful ignorance? (Source: bifan.kr) SF8: Joan's Galaxy Main Cast: Kim Bo Ra, Choi Sung Eun Episodes: 1 (on Viki) - 54 Minutes (Aired on Aug 28th) Rating: 15+ Genre: Friendship, Life, Youth, Sci-fi Synopsis: The world is covered with fine dust, and Cs, who were injected with expensive antibodies at birth, enjoy a life expectancy of 100 years, while Ns, who were not injected, live a completely different life, with a life expectancy of just 30. Having lived her entire life as a C, 26 year-old college student Yi Oh finds out that she was not given the antibody injection at birth thanks to a mistake at the hospital. Now, Yi Oh begins to wonder about the life of Ns, which held no interest for her before. She’s especially interested in Joan, the only N in the school. What does life look like when we know what’s coming? The fact that the lives of the two young people who meet in the scheduled time are not clear may not be due to only the clouds of fine dust that hit the world. A story of two young people dreaming of a beautiful future with sincerity and love for each other is touching and unfolds beautifully in an opaque future that does not know how to unfold. (Source: bifan.kr) SF8: Blink Main Cast: Lee Shi Young, Ha Joon Episodes: 1 (on Viki) - 51 Minutes (Aired on Sept 4th) Rating: 15+ Genre: Action, Thriller, Sci-fi Synopsis: Ji Woo, who lost her parents in an autonomous car accident during childhood, is a detective who believes in her instincts and abilities rather than relying on the force's artificial intelligence which analyzes data and runs simulations to inform what commands are sent to the officers. However, Ji Woo misses a suspect and is forced to receive a new recruit, none other than an artificial intelligence presence, Seo Nang, implanted in her brain. Ji Woo has to solve a murder case with the help of Seo Nang, but that's not as easy as it sounds. Can Ji Woo and Seo Nang make a dream team and catch the criminal? Blink is based on a work by award-winning science fiction author Kim Chang Gyu. (Source: bifan.kr, mydramalist) SF8: Baby It's Over Outside Main Cast: Lee David, Shin Eun Soo, Bae Hae Seon, Hwan Jung Min Episodes: 1 (on Viki) - 44 Minutes (Airs on Sept 11th) Rating: 15+ Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Supernatural Synopsis: The world is going to end in one week’s time. As the end approaches, people reveal all sort of hidden aptitudes, even psychic abilities. Hye Hwa tries to prevent the world from coming to an end with Kim Nam Woo, a forever-single type, who just feels lonely, even at that critical moment. Can they save the world and start love? One week is enough time for the world to end, but not enough for love to begin. For the time being, there aren’t many things left to do, but the end of the world would be the moment I disappear. However, if I existed somewhere else, the world would carry on regardless. Baby It’s over outside holds a question about the existence of both the world and us. All the characters in the film are adorable, particularly the psychics who come forward to the save the world: Hye Hwa, who is embarrassed about her trivial abilities, and Nam Woo, who believes he has met Hye Hwa before. (Source: bifan.kr) SF8: White Crow Main Cast: Ahn Hee Yeon (Hani), Lee Se Hee, Shin So Yool Episodes: 1 (on Viki) - 58 Minutes (Airs on Sept 18th) Rating: 15+ Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi Synopsis: Juno, a star game broadcaster with 0.8 million subscribers is entangled in a controversy when a former classmate claims Juno falsely made up his own past. Having lost all his money, fame and fans that he had accrued over time, he seeks to recover his reputation and to return to the air. However, he can’t overcome the trauma he faces in the game and he is trapped in the virtual world. In this fiendish game that makes people go back into their past traumas, the past he faces is even more painful. The nightmare within the game, which seems never ending, is a part of his own subconsciousness that he hasn’t addressed, or perhaps he doesn’t want to know about. (Source: bifan.kr) SF8: Love Virtually Main Cast: Choi Si Won, Uee, Ahn Se Ha, Kim Han Na Episodes: 1 (on Viki) - 42 Minutes (Airs on Sept 25th) Rating: 15+ Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi Synopsis: In the near future, more than half of the world population uses ‘Love Virtually’, a virtual app. People find the partners they want with whose face they want, using a ‘Love Virtually’ ID, which becomes a general trend. A couple creates their IDs with their faces before plastic surgery and develop their love for each other. On the anniversary of the 100th day of their first meeting through the app, the couple are about to make love, but the app is down. Love Virtually is a rom-com about a couple searching for true love in a world where virtual reality is the norm by mixing the real world and virtual reality. Both in the real world and virtual reality, they meet each other before and after cosmetic surgery; the world’s standards for appearance might be meaningless for people trying to find their other half. The important thing is ‘the apple of my eye’, regardless of the real or virtual world. (Source: bifan.kr) SF8: Empty Body Main Cast: Moon So Ri, Jang Yoo Sang Episodes: 1 (on Viki) - 53 Minutes (Airs on Oct 2nd) Rating: 15+ Genre: Family, Sci-fi Synopsis: In a future when the human brain and AI can be connected, Hye Ra’s son dies in an accident but she manages to revive him by combining part of his brain with AI. One day, Hye Ra finds her son’s behavior is changing, and suspects that it started after the connection was made. While impersonating her son the AI deceives her and wipes out his soul. Empty Body made by Kim Ui Seok. 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