PICK: New Korean Dramas to Watch in January 2024

new korean drama january 2024

Edited by Hong Hyun Jung
Translated by Hana Lee

 

Marry My Husband (1/1)

Park Min Young is making a comeback with a reincarnation drama that has recently become a popular genre. This is in Marry My Husband, which drew attention for her tired, extremely thin appearance after the release of the stills. The series revolves around a woman who is killed after witnessing her husband’s affair with her best friend. The narrative unfolds as she travels back 10 years, seeking revenge in her second life. Park Min Young lost up to 37 kilograms (74 pounds) to portray a terminally ill patient hurt by her husband’s infidelity. Will she successfully portray a different side from her usual romantic comedy image and captivate the audience? Marry My Husband is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video.

>> Park Min Young Shows Commitment to Her Role in ‘Marry My Husband’ With Remarkable Weight Loss

Love Song for Illusion (1/2)

Park Ji Hoon is set to star in a highly-awaited period drama following Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency.v Based on the webtoon of the same name, Love Song for Illusion explores a fantasy romance story about a woman who loves a man with dual personalities. Park Ji Hoon will portray two distinct roles in the upcoming drama while sharing the screen with rookie talent Hong Ye Ji. Anticipations are high on whether he will once again captivate audiences after Weak Hero Class 1.

Knight Flower (1/12)

MBC is set to air another period drama, hoping to continue its reign in the 2024 Friday-Saturday evening slot following the unexpected success of My Dearest and The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract. Starring Lee Ha Nee, Knight Flower is a hilarious action comedy series that revolves around a woman who has been a widow for 15 years. The story unfolds as she helps out those in need every night while concealing her identity behind a mask.

A Shop for Killers (1/17)

Disney Plus will kick off 2024 with its new mystery-action drama, A Shop for Killers, starring Lee Dong Wook and Kim Hye Jun. Based on the novel by Kang Ji Young, the upcoming series follows the survival story of a girl who becomes the target of killers due to a dangerous legacy left behind by her uncle. All eyes are on whether A Shop for Killers will build on the success of the platform’s latest hits like Moving, The Worst of Evil and Vigilante.

LTNS (1/19)

LTNS, which screened at the Busan International Film Festival, will become the first TVING original series airing in 2024. LTNS is a drama about a married couple who have long struggled with their sex life. The story takes an unexpected turn as they start profiting from blackmailing couples engaged in extramarital affairs. Co-directed by Jeon Go Woon of Microhabitat and Lim Dae Hyung off Moonlit Winter, the new series features Esom and Ahn Jae Hong as the central figures. At the latest film festival, LTNS garnered anticipation from viewers with its witty dialogue and rapid story development.

>> New K-Dramas Coming to TVING in 2024

The Bequeathed (1/19)

Penned and planned by Yeon Sang Ho, known for the Netflix series Hellbound and the movie Train to Busan, The Bequeathed is garnering attention as a highly anticipated project. The series unfolds the story of a small town’s mysterious events following the inheritance of a forgotten ancestral land after the death of a distant uncle.

Captivating the King (1/21)

Jo Jung Suk and Shin Se Kyung are teaming up for a new melodramatic period series. Captivating the King depicts the tragic fate of the King, who holds a prestigious position but has a lowly heart, and a woman who becomes a spy to bring him down. Masquerade writer Kim Seok Deok pens the script for the upcoming show. Jo Jung Suk will portray King Yi In in his new series, marking his return three years after Hospital Playlist. Shin Se Kyung plays the role of Kang Hee Soo, a spy who dresses as a man.

FlexxCop (1/26)

Will SBS be able to reclaim the top spot among the 2024 Friday-Saturday dramas? Starring Ahn Bo Hyun and Park Ji Hyun, FlexxCop is a comedic investigation drama that explores the collaboration between an immature third-generation chaebol heir and the head of the homicide team. It remains interesting to see whether FlexxCop will continue the hot streak, given its unique setting, following other justice-themed dramas like The Fiery Priest, One Dollar Lawyer, Taxi Driver and One the Woman.

Doctor Slump (1/27)

Doctor Slump captured significant attention from its production stage, marking the collaboration between Park Shin Hye and Park Hyung Sik after ten years since The Heir. The upcoming drama follows the romance between a burnt out anesthesiologist and a plastic surgeon, whose lives take a negative turn after a mysterious medical accident. Filled with laughter and excitement, Doctor Slump shows how two old rivals end up supporting each other through tough times.

Queen of Divorce (1/31)

Lee Ji Ah and Kang Ki Young join forces to tackle unfair divorce cases in a new series titled Queen of Divorce. The show follows the exciting partnership between top divorce problem solver Sara Kim and quirky lawyer Dong Ki Joon as they work to end troubled marriages. Fans are looking forward to Lee Ji Ah’s performance in this realistic revenge drama.

 

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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