Edited by Hong Hyun Jung
Translated by Yu Jin Kim
X of Crisis (9/2)
Kwon Sang Woo will make a drama comeback once again with a comedic role. Based on an essay named It Hurts Because I’m Middle-aged, X of Crisis is a comedy-drama that follows the life of an ordinary middle-aged man named Mr. A (played by Kwon Sang Woo) who faces the biggest crisis of his life. The upcoming series is garnering attention as it is expected to tell a realistic slice-of-life story.
Little Women (9/3)
Little Women is one of the most-anticipated dramas of the year. Produced by Vincenzo director Kim Hee Won and written by Decision to Leave screenwriter Jeong Seo Kyung, the series stars a stellar cast, including Kim Go Eun, Nam Ji Hyun, Park Ji Hu, Wi Ha Jun �and Um Ki Jun. The drama follows the story of three sisters as they become embroiled in a major incident and face off against the wealthiest family in the country. The show will kick off as a heart-warming family drama and gradually unravel its intense story closely tied to the 50-year-long contemporary history of South Korea.
Once Upon a Small Town (9/5)
Red Velvet’s Joy will be in a love triangle in this upcoming series. Once Upon a Small Town portrays the romance between a policewoman named Jay Young (Joy), a vet from Seoul named Ji Yool (Choo Young Woo), and Ja Young’s friend named Sang Hyun (Baek Sung Chul). Set on the backdrop of a greenery countryside, viewers’ expectations are growing on how their love story will unfold.
The Law Cafe (9/5)
The Red Sleeve star Lee Se Young will reunite with Lee Seung Gi in a new project four years after they both starred in the 2017 drama A Korean Odyssey. The Law Café tells the story of Kim Jung Ho (Lee Seung Gi) and Kim Yoo Ri (Lee Se Young), who have been best friends for 17 years, reuniting as a landlord and a tenant. Lee Seung Gi, the prosecutor-turned-landlord, and Lee Se Young, a lawyer-turned-café-owner, are expected to bring romance and laughter to viewers.
Similar to Netflix’s hit series Narcos, Narco-Saints is based on a true story of drug dealers. It follows a civilian businessman who becomes involved in the National Intelligence Service’s covert operation to bring down a Korean drug lord operating in the South American country of Suriname. The upcoming drama will be the first TV series directed by Yoon Jong Bin who previously helmed The Spy Gone North and Nameless Gangster: Rules Of The Time and star Ha Jung Woo, Hwang Jung Min, Park Hae Soo, Jo Woo Jin and Chang Chen.
Mental Coach Jegal (9/12)
Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead actress Lee Yoo Mi will be playing her first lead role in a new tvN drama, Mental Coach Jegal. The drama centers around a former national Taekwondo player Jegal Gil (Jung Woo) who works as a mental healthcare coach and helps the players fight against injustice. Lee Yoo Mi stars as a former short-track gold medalist who is deep in a slump and form heartwarming teamwork with Jung Woo as his trainee.
Blind tells the story of those who are falsely accused and those who have closed an eye to an unsettling truth. The producer shared that the fun of the series lies in the process of finding the real culprit of serial murder. Ok Taekyeon and Ha Seok Jin star in the series as brothers, playing a detective and a judge respectively, while Jung Eunji takes on the role of a social worker who becomes one of the juries in the trial.
Love in Contract (9/21)
Park Min Young is back with a new rom-com drama. Love in Contract tells the story of a professional wife-for-hire meeting her clients. Park Min Young will take on the role of the perfect contract wife and work closely with her clients, Go Kyung Pyo and Kim Jae Young, in the upcoming series.
May It Please the Court (9/21)
Witch’s Court actress Jung Ryeo Won will take on a lawyer role once again. May It Please the Court is a legal drama about two public defenders who become entangled in a mysterious case. Jung Ryeo Won will play attorney No Chak Hee, who is willing to take any risk to win a case, and Lee Kyu Hyung will star as Jwa Shi Baek, who enjoys his job and has a mysterious side to his personal life that no one knows about. The drama is based on a true event written in essay May It Please the Court.
The Golden Spoon (9/23)
Yook Sung Jae will make his drama return for the first time since his military discharge. Based on a webtoon of the same name, The Golden Spoon follows a financially struggling young man named Lee Seung Cheon (Yook Sung Jae) who chooses to switch his fate with his wealthy friend Hwan Tae Young (Lee Jong Won). The series will air following the conclusion of Big Mouth and all eyes are on whether the drama will continue the success of its predecessor. To My Star actors Kim Gang Min and Son Woo Hyun will star in the series as supporting roles.
One Dollar Lawyer (9/23)
Namkoong Min will be back with a new legal drama. One Dolla Lawyer revolves around a lawyer named Chun Ji Hoon (Namkoong Min), who comes to the rescue of clients without money or connections by only charging an attorney’s fee of a dollar despite his outstanding skills. As Today’s Webtoon didn’t quite meet expectations, SBS is counting on Namkoong Min and his new drama for the upcoming quarter.
The Empire of Law (9/24)
JTBC is gearing up to present a new show revealing the deepest secrets and desires of high society. The Empire of Law is about the dirty scandals surrounding a well-known legal family who dreams of passing down their power to their descendants. Kim Sun Ah, An Jae Wook, Lee Mi Sook, Shin Gu, and Oh Hyun Kyung will star in the series as the family whose private lives are unknown to the public, thanks to their power and previlage over society.
Gaus Electronics (9/30)
Gaus Electonics is an office comedy drama starring Kwak Dong Yeon, Go Seong Hee, Bae Hyun Sun and Kang Min Ah. �Based on the webtoon of the same name, the drama tells the story of people in the Marketing 3 Division of the multinational corporation, Gaus Electronics.
Edited Hong Hyun Jung: I am a K-content guide who publishes various articles for people to enjoy Korean movies and dramas deeper and richer. I’ll introduce you to the works that you can laugh, cry and sympathize with.