Get Your October Watchlist Ready: "A Good Day to be a Dog," "The Matchmakers," and More to Stream on Rakuten Viki

Rakuten Viki, a leading destination for Asian content, has unveiled its selection of highly anticipated titles for October, promising to immerse viewers into must-see titles filled with romance, action, and thrill this Fall season.

Headlining this month will be the Rakuten Viki exclusive A Good Day to be a Dog, an engaging rom-com fantasy based on the popular Webtoon of the same name, and stars Cha Eun-woo (True Beauty, My ID Is Gangnam Beauty) and Park Kyu-young (Sweet Home, Dali, Cocky Prince) and set to land on the platform on October 11. The Matchmakers, a Rakuten Viki Original that will land on the streamer on October 30, stars Extraordinary You’s Rowoon in a binge worthy historical rom-com. 

 

Additional titles coming to Rakuten Viki this month include Project Wolf Hunting, a gripping film about criminals at sea, starring Seo In Guk from Doom at Your Service, and  Ping Pong: The Triumph, a film inspired by actual events that takes a look into the world of table tennis.  Romantic comedies Kissing the Ring Finger and Hello, Dong Dong En are set to make their debut, while the action-packed Thai series My Lucky Star and the comedic 99.9 Criminal Lawyer, will also make their way to the streamer. 

 

The month’s content releases don’t stop there, as Rakuten Viki has decided to give its viewers a special surprise, all treats, no tricks! This Halloween season, Rakuten Viki will introduce the “13 Days of Halloween,” where viewers can watch a top-performing series for free for one day only in the lead up to the holiday.  Starting on October 19th, one series a day will be fully available for free on Rakuten Viki. The titles that will be included in this thrilling promotion are Kokdu: Season of DeityThe Red Sleeve, Our Blooming YouthReborn RichThe Eighth SenseNot OthersThe Heavenly IdolSh**ting StarsDoom at Your ServiceMy Lovely LiarLove In Contract, Duty After Schooland Lies Hidden in My Garden

 

For fans who are looking to celebrate the spooky season all month long, Rakuten Viki has also curated two playlists, Happy Halloween and Spooky Viki, featuring a collection of their scariest titles like The WailingTrain to Busan, Conjuring Spirit and so much more. 

 

Rakuten Viki is available to anyone to watch for free (with advertisements) or without advertisements with tiered subscriptions of Viki Pass Standard for $5.99 USD a month and VikiPass Plus for $9.99 USD. Rakuten Viki is available on several platforms, including desktop, mobile, and web. 


Full list of titles coming to Rakuten Viki this October includes:



  • Ping Pong: The Triumph – China -  October 2nd
    • In the early 1990s, table tennis coach Cai Zhenhua is tasked with assembling a fresh team of talent in hopes of gaining victory at the 1995 World Ping Pong Championship in Tianjin, China.  "Ping Pong: The Triumph" is a 2023 Chinese sports film, directed by Deng Chao and Yu Bai Mei, inspired by these real-life events.



  • Project Wolf Hunting - Korea - October 6th
    • Project Wolf Hunting follows "The Frontier Titan," a massive container ship traveling between the Philippines and the South Korean port of Busan, carrying a group of dangerous criminals, including Jong Doo (Seo In Guk, Doom at Your Service).  Tasked with guarding them is a group of tough police officers led by Seok Woo (Park Ho San). The criminals act on their  plans to break free and take control of the ship, turning it into a floating nightmare. Unbeknownst to them, there is something even more deadly onboard, poised to unleash a horror unlike anything ever seen before.



  • A Good Day to be a Dog [Viki Exclusive] - Korea - October 11th
    • The highly anticipated title A Good Day to be a Dog features Park Kyu-Young as Han Hae Na, a high school teacher with a family curse that causes them to turn into a dog for six hours at midnight after they kiss someone. This curse continues until that person, in their dog form, kisses the same individual. To avoid this, Han Hae Na asks potential romantic partners not to kiss her, often causing them to leave. One night, while intoxicated, she accidentally kisses Jin Seo Won (Cha Eun-woo, True Beauty, My ID Is Gangnam Beauty) a colleague at the same school. Despite not being close, she desperately seeks another kiss to reverse the transformation, unaware that Seo Won fears dogs.


  • Kissing the Ring Finger - Japan - October 13th
    • Ayaka is employed in the bridal department of a hotel and although she possesses undeniable beauty, she carries a notoriously unpleasant personality and is often labeled as a "wicked woman." When Togo, the newly appointed executive of the hotel and the influential son of a prominent figure in town, becomes interested in her, he issues a set of commands befitting his regal demeanor.  What happens when these two personalities collide? 



  • Hello, Dong Dong En - China - October 16th
    • In Hello, Dong Dong Endue to a misunderstanding between the top-tier customer service representative Dong Dong En and client representative Lou Yuan, their mundane workplace life becomes a whirlwind. After starting the job at the client’s office, not only does Dong Dong En excel in showcasing her top-tier professionalism, but she also captures Lou Yuan's heart with her own charm in the battle of wits and courage with the client.


  • My Lucky Star - Thailand - October 23rd
    • As both a highly praised jewelry designer and a talented race car driver, Ratti has made quite a name for himself.  After a series of unfortunate events, including having his friend Chomjan arrested  in the act of selling fake jewelry, then discovering his girlfriend cheating with his stepbrother, he takes on a new life in Italy to escape it all. But months later when his stepmother threatens to sell his late mother's cherished necklace, Ratti returns to take back the necklace, crashing his ex’s wedding in the process. In the meantime, Chomjan is released from jail and walking around homeless when she's caught up in Ratti's escape, causing the security to cuff both of them together. Tied together by force, Chomjan must help Ratti run from the police this time.



  • South Wind Knows - China - Series finale on October 24th
    • Botanist Fu Yun Shen (Cheng Yi) is searching for a plant with exceptional medicinal properties when he crosses paths with Zhu Jiu (Zhang Yu Xi), a doctor on a humanitarian mission. Initially, a misunderstanding creates tension between them, but gradually, they feel a mutual attraction. However, a revelation about Fu Yun Shen's true mission and a car accident leaves him wounded and disillusioned, making him doubt his relationship with Zhu Jiu. A year later, they encounter each other again in different circumstances, reigniting their romance. Yet, as they rebuild their connection, Zhu Jiu uncovers unsettling truths about her parents' death, raising questions about the future of their love.



  • 99.9 Criminal Lawyer - Japan - October 27th
    • Hiroto Miyama is a struggling lawyer who takes on criminal cases to pursue the truth, despite the slim chances of success in Japan's justice system with a 99.9% conviction rate. His dedication catches the attention of Haruhiko Madarame, the head of Madarame Law Firm, one of the largest law firms among the top four. Hiroto joins forces with Atsuhiro Sada, a lawyer specializing in civil cases who brings significant revenue to the firm. Unlike Atsuhiro, who focuses on lucrative civil cases, Hiroto remains committed to handling criminal cases and seeking justice for the marginalized.



  • The Matchmakers [Viki Original] - Korea - October 30th
    • Set in the Joseon dynasty, this romantic comedy portrays the encounter between a young widow, Jung Soon Deok (played by Cho Yi-hyun), and a young widower, Shim Jung Woo (played by Rowoon). Their story revolves around the challenges they face together in arranging marriages for four young maidens who symbolize the Joseon era. The genre of this series encompasses both romance and comedy, offering a historical twist.

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Ciera is the founder of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005 and writing about it since 2009. Her bias groups are VIXX and OnlyOneOf. She is a 2nd-3rd generation K-pop fan, but she is actively keeping up with the current artists. twitter instagram

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