PICK: New Korean Dramas to Watch in July 2023

new korean drama july 2023

Edited by Hong Hyun Jung
Translated by Yu Jin Kim


As attention-grabbing dramas continue to captivate audiences in June, the pace is expected to slow down in July. However, curiosity is mounting regarding the performance of highly anticipated sequels for popular shows, as they aim to sustain their impressive streak.

Shadow Detective 2 (7/5)


Disney Plus’ original series Shadow Detective is set to make a comeback with its highly anticipated Season 2. The upcoming season follows the journey of detective Taek Rok (portrayed by Lee Sung Min), who returns to duty after a year-and-a-half hiatus. Despite being cleared of murder charges, Taek Rok finds himself transferred to the women and juvenile affairs division. instead of the homicide department. As he faces a perplexing explosion case, he senses that the story is far from reaching its conclusion. While the previous season focused on unmasking the enigmatic blackmailer known as ‘Friend,’ Season 2 dives deep into unraveling the secrets of the mastermind behind the scenes. Joining the original cast members, including Lee Sung Min, Kyung Soo Jin, and Lee Hak Joo, is Jung Jin Young as the legendary detective Choi Do Hyung. Together, they bring an exciting blend of talent to this thrilling series.

Not Others (7/17)

Jeon Hye Jin and Sooyoung join forces as a dynamic mother-daughter duo in the upcoming series. Genie TV’s Not Others paints a delightful picture of the amusing daily life shared by a carefree mom and her composed daughter. Jeon Hye Jin transforms into Eun Mi, an energetic and cheerful single mom different from conventional mother figures. Sooyoung takes on the role of Jin Hee, a 29-year-old daughter who assumes the role of her mother’s protector. Despite a mere 14-year age gap between the 1976-born Jeon Hye Jin and 1990-born Sooyoung, their onscreen chemistry as mother and daughter sparks curiosity. Adding to the excitement, Park Sung Hoon, renowned for his captivating villainous portrayals, appears as the seemingly sensitive and prickly yet warm-hearted police station chief.

Longing for You (7/26)

Na In Woo, known for his captivating charm in romantic dramas and variety shows, takes on the role of a detective in a thrilling new series titled Longing for You. The drama follows the journey of a countryside detective as he investigates a murder case, delving deep into hidden family secrets and desires. Showcasing his versatility, Na In Woo embraces the character of a detective, bringing a fresh and compelling performance to the screen. Joining him are Kim Ji Eun and Kwon Yool, portraying prosecutors who form an intriguing alliance with Detective Jin Sung, creating a captivating love triangle. This highly anticipated series marks the reunion of director Han Chul Soo and screenwriter Kwon Min Soo, known for their successful collaboration on the acclaimed drama Graceful Family, starring Im Soo Hyang.

D.P. 2 (7/28)

D.P., the series that shed light on the violence and irrationality within the military through its fresh concept of the deserter pursuit team, is returning with Season 2. The new season continues to follow the journey of Jun Ho and Ho Yeol as they confront the harsh realities of military life. Jung Hae In and Koo Kyo Hwan will reunite once again in the second season, joined by Kim Sung Kyun and Son Suk Gu. Ji Jin Hee makes a special appearance as the director of the judicial office in the army headquarters, while Kim Ji Hyun, known for her role in Thirty-Nine, takes on the role of the operational team leader in the Ministry of National Defense’s prosecution unit. Before the new season’s premiere, take a moment to revisit Season 1 as Season 2 continues the captivating story from where it left off.

The Uncanny Counter 2 (7/29)

The demon hunters are back. Based on the popular webtoon of the same name, The Uncanny Encounter revolves around a group of demon hunters known as “Counters.” Season 1 captivated audiences and achieved the highest ratings among all OCN dramas to date. The entire cast from Season 1, including Jo Byeong Kyu, Kim Se Jung, Yoo Jun Sang, Yeom Hye Ran, and Ahn Suk Hwan, will be returning to reprise their roles in the highly anticipated new season. Additionally, Jin Sun Kyu, Kang Ki Young, and Kim Hieora will join the show as new members, promising an even more thrilling storyline. However, there is still uncertainty regarding how viewers will respond to the return of Jo Byeong Kyu, given the unresolved controversy surrounding his involvement in a school violence issue.

My Lovely Liar (7/31)

Kim So Hyun and Hwang Min Hyun will team up in their upcoming romance drama. My Lovely Liar, tells the story of a woman gifted with the ability to hear lies, who finds herself facing a life-changing twist when she crosses paths with a brilliant composer hiding his true identity. Their meeting sets the stage for a fresh chapter in their lives. Helmed by director Nam Sun Woo, known for works like My Roommate Is a Gumiho and Love in Contract, the drama promises an enticing blend of romance and mystery. Audiences are eagerly anticipating whether Kim So Hyun, who previously showcased her star power in River Where the Moon Rises, will once again captivate viewers with her performance.


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.

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