“The Sound of Magic” and 2 musical K-Dramas that will have you singing
by Netflix The sound of magic K-drama uses musical numbers to bring its whimsical story to life about an adult magician who helps a young teenage girl regain her spark. Its main actors sing the main songs from the OST to tell a story about their characters. But it’s not the only K-drama that uses musical elements to add a different melody to their storylines and has fans singing along.
“Dream High” and its sequel tell the journey of high school students who want to become idols
In 2011, dream high has become the gateway drama for many young South Korean artists to gain fame. The K-drama featured some of the industry’s now-famous artists and actors like 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 normal not to be welland their musical careers. dream high focused on a group of high school teenagers who aspire to become K-pop idols. At school, they develop their singing, songwriting and dancing skills.
The K-drama follows their personal journeys, personal growth, and relationships with the added flair of musical numbers. Fans will find themselves dancing to the K musical drama as they watch the now infamous South Korean celebrities before fame.
dream high is available on Viki.
“The Liar and His Lover” stars Joy in a K-music drama about a broken composer and a gifted student
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Before becoming well known for her role in TentJoy broke away 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 just about two talented musicians, but also features heartwarming musical numbers.
Yoon So-rim (Joy) is a high school girl with an amazing voice. She comes from a troubled past with her parents who died at a young age and was raised by her grandmother. Her gifted voice led her to being scouted by the CEO of a music company and forming a band with her two best friends.
Meanwhile, Kang Han-gyul (Lee Hyun-woo) was a gifted bassist who quit his rock band after losing his spark to play. Instead, he works for the band behind the scenes. He goes through a secret identity as the band’s composer and producer.
Han-gyul meets So-rim and is enchanted by her voice. He soon begins to fall in love with her and rediscover his passion for music. But as she embarks on her career, her secret identity could cause trouble.
The liar and his lover is available on Viki.
‘The Sound of Magic’ is a fantastic musical K-drama full of magical and resonant songs
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The 2022 Netflix K-drama is considered a musical because of its many musical numbers. It’s not about the music but about what it means to grow up and lose your dreams at a young age. Based on a webtoon, Ah-yi (Choi Seung-eun) was left behind to grow up, take care of her sister, and earn money as a teenager in high school. She once dreamed of being a magician and living a wonderful life, but everything is falling apart.
One day, she meets 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 regain her childlike wonder. His classmate Il-deung (Hwang In-youp) also sees the darkness of the path he is on and joins her.
The sound of magic includes musical numbers telling the dark reality of adulthood. Fans resonated with Il-deung’s “A Curse of Asphalt.” The song tells the story of young teenagers pushed to the limit in their studies to lead a life that is not theirs. The K-drama director explains that the music was key to telling the webtoon’s story.
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