Here is the April edition of “Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching.” This monthly series is meant to keep you updated on what’s happening in the world of Korean dramas so that you don’t miss out on anything! We had several dramas premiere the last week of March as well as a couple of new premieres in April.
Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in April 2016:
We are welcoming Jang Geun Suk back to the small screen for the first time in three years. We also get to see Yeo Jin Goo in his first sageuk adult role. It’s a matchup I’m completely excited about! There are a slew of talented veteran actors in this drama too. It has a sleek and polished look that’s full of intensity, so be sure to check it out!
Daebak tells the story of a prince (Jang Geun Suk) who is forced to live his life as a commoner, but becomes super skilled at a popular card game. He then goes head to head with the King (Yeo Jin Gu) in an ultimate bet to reclaim his throne.
Daebak airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
BEGINNING IN APRIL:
Entertainer is about a manager (Ji Sung) who was once in charge of the top entertainment agency in Korea, but now represents rookies in his own small agency. As a group of rag-tag musicians is assembled, he learns what it really means to be a manager. Also starring Hyeri, Kang Min Hyuk, and Chae Jung Ahn.
Entertainer is scheduled to premiere April 20 on SBS.
3. Master: God of Noodles
Master: God of Noodles is a revenge drama about a man (Chun Jung Myung) who becomes a master at making noodles in order to accomplish his revenge against the man who stole his life.
Master: God of Noodles is scheduled to premiere April 27 on KBS.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN APRIL:
Monster is the story of a man’s (Kang Ji Hwan) revenge as he seeks to show the reality of the rich elite during the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 that will take place over a 20 year period. Monster comes from the writer of Giant, Incarnation of Money, and Empress Ki.
Monster airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
5. Goodbye Mr. Black
Goodbye Mr. Black is a revenge melodrama based on a popular manhwa that tells the story of a man (Lee Jin Wook) who is betrayed by his best friend and sets out for revenge. He assumes a new identity and fake marries a young woman (Moon Chae Won) who begins to soften his heart.
Goodbye Mr. Black airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
6. Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho
Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho tells the story of a man (Park Shin Yang) at the beginning of a promising career as a prosecutor who ends up reporting internal corruption at his office. He loses his job and ends up having to start over by opening a small neighborhood practice. Kang So Ra plays a lawyer who works at a big law firm.
Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
7. Mrs. Cop 2
Mrs. Cop 2 is about of an FBI trained detective named Go Yoon Jung (Kim Sung Ryung) who is brought in to lead the violent crimes unit and work on a case connected with her past.
Mrs. Cop 2 airs Saturday and Sunday on SBS.
8. Vampire Detective
Vampire Detective is about a private detective (Lee Joon) who is turned into a vampire and tries to investigate the mysterious circumstances that led to his situation.
Vampire Detective airs Sunday on OCN.
Memory tells the story of a lawyer (Lee Sung Min) with Alzheimer’s Disease who puts his all into one last case before he loses his memory. Through it all, he finds out how much he loves his family and how important life is.
Memory airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.
10. Bad Tempered Grown Ups
Bad Tempered Grown Ups (also known as Ms. Temper and Nam Jung Gi) is a romantic comedy about a woman named Ok Da Jung (Lee Yo Won) whose has a terrible temper and a man named Nam Jung Gi (Yoon Sang Hyun) who is very timid.
Bad Tempered Grown Ups airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
AND DRAMAS ENDING IN APRIL:
Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun tells the story of a UN captain (Song Joong Ki) and a doctor (Song Hye Kyo) who fall in love while providing aid in a country dealing with a natural disaster and civil strife.
Descendants of the Sun airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
Come Back Ahjusshi
Come Back Ahjussi tells the story of two middle-aged men who die and then come back to earth and inhabit the bodies of a young man (Rain) and young woman (Oh Yeon Seo).
Come Back Ahjussi airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
Marriage Contract tells the story of a young widower (Uee) raising her child on her own. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, she decides to set up a marriage contract so her daughter will have a guardian. Enter Lee Seo Jin. He plays a one hit former singer who now owns a restaurant. He’s your typical ladies man who plans to never get married. Until now.
Marriage Contract airs Saturday and Sunday on MBC.
Pied Piper tells the story of a police task force that specializes in intense crisis negotiations. Shin Ha Kyun plays a specialist who leads the team. The drama comes from the same writer and producer duo behind Liar Game.
Pied Piper airs Monday and Tuesday on tN.
My Little Baby
My Little Baby tells the story of a tough cop (Oh Ji Ho) who specializes in violent crimes who suddenly finds himself having to care for a baby.
My Little Baby airs Saturday on MBC.
A lot of fun stuff is happening in April! We will be seeing the megahit Descendants of the Sun come to an end. But as always, there are new dramas waiting to take its place. We also have Daebak, Monster, and Neighbor Lawyer Jo Deul Ho going head to head in their time slot after they all recently premiered on March 28.
From the new premieres, I will definitely be checking out Entertainer. I may even give Master: God of Noodles a look. And of course, Daebak and Goodbye Mr. Black are must sees.
Which dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in April?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in May!
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