Memories Of The Alhambra and Priest: Reality mixed with fantasy and dark humour

Memories Of The Alhambra is addictive with its take on augmented reality, while Priest explores exorcism with a sci-fi vibe

A cursory glance suggests some similarities between K-dramas Memories Of The Alhambra and Encounter.

Both feature name stars - Hyun Bin (Secret Garden, 2010) and Park Shin-hye (The Heirs, 2013) in the former; Song Hye-kyo (Descendants Of The Sun, 2016) and Park Bo-gum (Reply 1988, 2015) in the latter - and a pivotal exotic location - Spain's Granada and Cuba respectively.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 17, 2019, with the headline 'Reality mixed with fantasy and dark humour'. Print Edition | Subscribe