13 tvN K-dramas to Get Excited for in 2024

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tvN has unveiled its much-anticipated drama lineup for 2024, set to send ripples of excitement among drama enthusiasts worldwide.

Captivating the King
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Premiering on the 21st with a special back-to-back airing of episodes 1 and 2, Captivating the King is a fictional historical drama portraying the cruel fate of a woman who becomes a spy to bring down the king, who holds a high position but harbors a lowly heart. The series stars Jo Jung Suk as the king and Shin Se Kyung as the spy, promising a mesmerizing narrative.

Queen of Tears
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From the writer of Crash Landing on You and My Love from the Star, Park Ji Eun, comes Queen of Tears, airing in March. Featuring top actors Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won, the drama explores the rollercoaster relationship of a chaebol heiress, Hong Hae In (Kim Ji Won), and Baek Hyun Woo (Kim Soo Hyun), the son of a village chief, who are in their third year of rocky marriage.

Jeong Nyeon

Set in the post-Korean War 1950s, Jeong Nyeon follows the journey of a girl born with an extraordinary talent for singing. Directed by Jung Ji In of The Red Sleeve fame and featuring Kim Tae Ri, Shin Ye Eun, Ra Mi Ran, and Moon So Ri, the drama is a coming-of-age story of a young girl joining a female-only traditional troupe.

Mom’s Friend’s Son

Mom’s Friend’s Son is a new romance series about a woman attempting to reboot her misguided life and her mom’s friend’s son who knows everything about her dark chapter in life. Starring Jung Hae In as Choi Seung Hyo and Jung So Min as Bae Seok Ryu, the series has already sparked interest.

Someday Hospital Playlist
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Following the success of Hospital Playlist, comes its spin-off series, Someday Hospital Playlist. The drama, featuring Go Youn Jung as a first-year obstetrics and gynecology resident at Jongno Yulje Hospital, delves into the real-life and friendships of professors and residents at a top-tier hospital. The rising stars Kang You Seok and Shin Si A have also joined the cast, adding to the anticipation.

Loverly Runner
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Loverly Runner is a time-slip salvation romance about a devoted fan, Im Sol, who travels back in time to save her favorite artist, Ryu Seon Jae, from death. Starring Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon, the drama has already heightened fans’ anticipation.

Thank You

Set in the corrupt audit office of JU Construction Company, Thank You is an office investigation drama depicting the cool-headed audit team leader and his warm-hearted team members. Shin Ha Kyun stars as the JU Construction audit office team leader, Shin Chae Il, who shows zero mercy to embezzlers.

Parole Officer Lee Han Shin

Parole Officer Lee Han Shin tells the story of a man wielding immense power to decide the parole of inmates. This man, who executes justice in his own unique way, will come to life with Go Soo’s powerful performance.

Player 2: War of Gambler

Returning six years after the successful launch of season 1, Player 2: War of Gambler brings back a con artist, hacker, fighter, and driver to clean up dirty money amassed by villains. Song Seung Heon, Lee Si Eon, and Tae Won Seok will recur in their roles, while new faces like Oh Yeon Seo and Jang Gyu Ri will join to deliver a fresh dynamic.

Wongyeong

The tvN·Tving drama Wongyeong is a melodramatic historical series about the intense relationship between King Lee Bang Won and his “kingmaker” wife Queen Wongyeong. Starring Cha Joo Young and Lee Hyun Wook, the drama promises a groundbreaking love story.

Wedding Impossible
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Wedding Impossible tells the romantic mission of a struggling actress, Ah Jung, who decides to have a fake marriage with a guy friend, and Ji Han, her brother-admiring future brother-in-law, who vehemently opposes the marriage. Jeon Jong Seo stars as the unknown but talented actress Na Ah Jung, and Moon Sang Min as the dedicated grandson of the LJ Group’s chairman who hides his identity.

Because I Don’t Want to Lose Money

Because I Don’t Want to Lose Money is an unusual rom-com about a woman (Shin Mina) who stages a fake wedding to avoid financial losses, and a man (Kim Young Dae) who becomes her fake groom to prevent harm. It weaves a unique and comedic romance based on the fresh concept of a “fake marriage,” delivering a relatable story. It is a joint production of tvN and TVING.

Graduation

Graduation delves into the untold stories of academy instructors in Daechi-dong after the lights go out. Starring Jung Ryeo Won as veteran instructor Seo Hye Jin and Wi Ha Jun as her “cheeky” former student Lee Jun Ho, the drama promises a secret yet sweet romance.

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