Here is the October 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 have three new drama premieres to look forward to for the month of October.
Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in October 2016:
1. The Man Living in Our House
This romantic comedy looks like it’s going to be all kinds of fun, so I’m really looking forward to it. I’m particularly excited to see Lee Soo Hyuk in the second male lead role. We also have a pretty great cast overall. Here’s hoping it’s full of laughs with a dash of heartwarming goodness!
The Man Living in Our House is based on a webtoon about a woman (Soo Ae) whose life becomes a lot more complicated when a man (Kim Young Kwang) the same age as her turns up claiming to be her late mother’s husband, making him her stepfather. She doesn’t believe him and then sets out on a mission to prove he is lying.
The Man Living in Our House is scheduled to premiere October 24 on KBS.
BEGINNING IN OCTOBER:
2. My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week
My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week is a comedy that tells the story of a man (Lee Seon Kyun) who suspects his wife (Song Ji Hyo) is having an affair and seeks help and advice on an online forum.
My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week is scheduled to premiere October 28 on JTBC.
3. 1% of Anything
1% of Anything is a remake of the drama of the same name which came out in 2003 and tells the story of a rich chaebol (Ha Suk Jin) who finds out his grandfather has given away his inheritance to a teacher (Jeon So Min), and the only way for him to get it back is to marry the woman.
1% of Anything is scheduled to premiere October 5 on Dramax.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN OCTOBER:
4. The K2
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.
The K2 airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.
5. 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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
6. Woman With a Suitcase
Woman With a Suitcase is about a woman (Choi Ji Woo) whose career is destroyed after a false charge which results in a prison sentence. She then has to work her way back to become a lawyer again. Joo Jin Mo plays a media company president who takes a liking to her and secretly helps Choi Ji Woo build her career back.
Woman With a Suitcase airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
7. 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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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 OCTOBER:
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.
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.
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 airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
For October, I’m looking forward to The Man Living in Our House and This Week My Wife’s Having an Affair. Both look like they will be fun romantic comedies. Of course, there are lots of wonderful dramas already underway too.