Here is the September 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! September has five new premieres to go along with the variety of dramas that premiered last month.
Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in September 2016:
1. The K2
I’m ready to see Ji Chang Wook back in action in The K2. He’s paired with the lovely Yoona as his leading lady. These two should look great together, and I’m excited for some action and suspense from this one!
The K2 tells the story of a bodyguard (Ji Chang Wook) who is dedicated to his country but is tossed aside by it and is now out for revenge and a woman (Yoona) who is the secret daughter of a presidential candidate.
K2 is scheduled to premiere September 23 on tvN.
BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER:
Fantastic is a romantic comedy about a love story between a popular star (Joo Sang Wook) who is really not that great at acting and a terminally ill drama writer (Kim Hyun Joo) with six months left to live. The two were first loves, but eventually separated. They then have a chance to rekindle their romance while working on the writer’s final drama project.
Fantastic is scheduled to premiere September 2 on JTBC.
3. Shopping King Louie
Shopping King Louie is about the last heir (Seo In Guk) to a chaebol who grows up alone in America and likes to shop. He ends up with amnesia and goes to Seoul where he meets a sweet country girl (Nam Ji Hyun). The two work to discover who he is while having to survive the city.
Shopping King Louie is scheduled to premiere September 21 on MBC.
4. Drinking Solo
Drinking Solo is a spin-off of the Let’s Eat series and tells the story of two teachers in an area of Seoul famous for tutoring academies. Ha Suk Jin plays the arrogant star teacher who likes to drink alone. Park Ha Sun is the struggling but hardworking new teacher.
Drinking Solo is scheduled to premiere September 5 on tvN.
5. On the Way to the Airport
On the Way to the Airport explores the topic of whether men and women can just be friends. Lee Sang Yoon plays a lecturer at a university married to Jang Hee Jin. Kim Haneul is an airplane stewardess married to Shin Sung Rok.
On the Way to the Airport is scheduled to premiere September 21 on KBS.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN SEPTEMBER:
6. Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
Scarlet Heart: Goryeo is a remake of the popular Chinese drama Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jin Xin) and tells the story of a modern day woman (IU) who travels back in time to the Goryeo era and gets romantically involved with several princes.
Scarlet Heart Goryeo airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
7. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds tells the story of a prince (Park Bo Gum) who falls in love with his eunuch who is a girl (Kim Yoo Jung) disguised as a man that gives out love advice in the palace.
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
8. Jealousy Incarnate
Jealousy Incarnate is a romantic comedy involving relationships at a broadcast news station. Jo Jung Suk plays a macho star reporter with looks and brains with Gong Hyo Jin as a poor, temporary weather girl with a strong personality. The two will face competition and jealousy on their journey to love.
Jealousy Incarnate airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
9. Cinderella and the Four Knights
Cinderella and the Four Knights is about a young woman (Park So Dam) who does a good deed and is given the opportunity to live at the mansion of a rich chaebol and make some money to go to college. And if that isn’t lucky enough, the chaebol’s three handsome grandsons (Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, & Lee Jung Shin) also live there as well a bodyguard (Choi Min) who is to look after her.
Cinderella and the Four Knights airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.
10. Our Gab Soon
Our Gab Soon explores different relationships and families while dealing with traditional marriage, separation, divorce, and remarriage. Song Jae Rim plays a young man named Gab Dol whose family was poor as his widowed mother had to raise the kids alone. She had hopes for Gab Dol’s future, but now he is unemployed and has failed the law exam multiple times. His long time girlfriend, Gab Soon (Kim So Eun), has been patiently waiting for 10 years for him to pass so they can get married.
Our Gab Soon airs Saturday and Sunday on SBS.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN SEPTEMBER:
W – Two Worlds
W – Two Worlds is a fantasy romance about a man (Lee Jong Suk) and woman (Han Hyo Joo) living in different parallel worlds that occupy the same space. He’s a super chaebol, and she’s a surgeon. Things become complicated when their lives become intertwined and they find themselves in unfamiliar places.
W – Two Worlds airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
Uncontrollably Fond is a romance melodrama about Joon Hyuk (Kim Woo Bin), a top star, and No Eul (Suzy), a documentary producer. The two are horribly separated when they are younger and meet again after many years. It comes from the screenwriter of Nice Guy, Thank You, and A Love to Kill.
Uncontrollably Fond airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
Second to Last Love
Second to Last Love is based on a Japanese drama and tells the story of two people going through a second adolescence and romance. Ji Jin Hee is a civil servant with Kim Hee Ae as a broadcast station’s chief producer.
Second to Last Love airs Saturday and Sunday on SBS.
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.
I’m most excited to check out The K2 in September. Fantastic looks like it’s going to be a fun ride and Shopping King Louie has piqued my interest. They will go nicely with the many excellent dramas we have going on right now.