Here are some of the features that make Welcome to Samdalri one of the key dramas to watch in 2024. Be it the starry cast or the narrative, check out these reasons that bring the magical tale to life!
A still from Welcome to Samdal-ri
The New Year of 2024 features several dramas piping up in the queue for their arrival while others are culminating to their ends in January. One such kdrama is Ji Chang-wook's Welcome to Samdalri which is slated towards its stop on January 21. Here are some of the features that make it one of the key dramas to watch in 2024. Be it the starry cast or the narrative, check out these reasons that bring the magical tale to life!
The story follows two best friends and former lovers, Yong-pil and Samdal, who reunited in strange circumstances and are now struggling to accept their intertwined fates and irresistible feelings.
Stellar cast and crew
The main cast is led by Ji Chang-wook and Shin Hye-sun as they are supported by an equally talented team - Kim Mi-kyung, Seo Hyun-chul, Shin Dong-mi, Kang Mi-na, and Kang Young-seok. Each scene is intricately designed and acted to turn the story into a real-life touch.
Welcome to Samdal-ri as the name drops subtle hints, revolves around the small-town life of seaside Jeju island and its townspeople. The community harmony adds a layer to the romantic comedy-drama as the male lead makes a selfless decision when he stays back in the town despite having numerous opportunities to leave and flourish in Seoul for the sake of the health of his people.
Friendship and family love
The story follows childhood friends helping Samdal in her personal crisis moment when she is wrongfully accused of workplace harassment. There is also a love triangle between three friends that you can't miss. Additionally, it showcases the family’s love and support for each other in troubled times.
The trope of reunited lovers always adds depth to the simple love story with moments of embarrassing reunion after years or the lost love reigniting sparks. Welcome to Samdal-ri also follows the narrative of ex-lovers meeting after their fates separated them years ago due to different goals.
Brace yourself to get some career inspiration from the main leads. Cho-Samdal is a passionate fashion photographer who slogs her personality to be the person she is today, choosing challenges over comfort. While the male lead, Yong-pil is a weather forecaster who accurately predicts the weather in Samdalri and empathies with the older people of his Island.
Welcome to Samdal-ri is currently streaming on Netflix every Saturday and Sunday.