If you have been a K-Drama viewer for quite some time, you would have noticed the theme of a love story with Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Few dramas were on this theme and the actors who took the roles of AI were perfect for the role. Of course, a love story with an AI would mean pain and obstacles. However, these AIs have their own quality and specificity. For example, they can guess what you think from your heartbeat and body’s temperature, they can hack into any system to save or help you, their knowledge database has no limit, etc. Their common point? They have eyes for one and only girl.
Here are 3 AIs that made us fall for them.
1- “My Absolute Boyfriend” – Zero Nine
The list needs to start with THE emblematic drama “My Absolute Boyfriend” (2019). You might not be familiar with the recent Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga “Absolute Boyfriend” by Yuu Watase. But the story has been previously adapted in Japan in 2008 and in Taiwan in 2012. The story of a girl who falls in love with an android robot was popular all around Asia.
The Korean adaptation had Yeo JinGoo taking the role of romantic android robot Zero Nine. His over-the-top confession style, crazy outfits, and cute attitude.
2- “Are You Human Too?” – Nam Shin III
“Are You Human Too?” is one of the best dramas with the AI theme. Seo KangJoon took on the role of android robot Nam Shin III who is smart, athletic, and innocent. He melted the heart of viewers with his heroic scenes, romantic moves, and handsome look.
He is all-in into the female character and he is ready to do everything for her. His signature line was “The rule is to hug you if you cry”.
3- “My Holo Love” – Holo
“My Holo Love” is a Netflix Orginal drama that was just released on Feb. 7. It is a new addition to the list of dramas about AI. This time it is not an android robot but a hologram that only the owner can see through his/her glasses. At the different of android robots, he cannot physically interact.
Yoon HyunMin took on the role of the hologram named Holo who started to feel romantic feelings. Through the glasses, he brings the owner to beautiful places like in a VR experience. For example, he can make his owner see auroras from his sofa.
Note – “I’m not a Robot“
“I’m not a Robot” (2017) with Yoo SeungHo and Chae SooBin is also on the theme of AI. The main male character thinks he falls in love with an android robot however, it is a human pretending to be a robot.
Which AI made your heart race in K-Dramas?
Zero Nine – “My Absolute Boyfriend”
Nam Shin III – “Are You Human Too?”
Holo – “My Holo Love”