A new month is here, and that means we have several new dramas to check out! Here is the April 2017 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!
Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in April 2017:
1. Chicago Typewriter
This drama looks like it is going to very fun. It has an intriguing premise involving two timelines with one of them being in one of my favorite eras, the 1930’s. There is also a batch of interesting characters that should make for some fun interactions.
Chicago Typewriter follows the modern day story of a bestselling writer (Yoo Ah In), a ghostwriter (Go Kyung Pyo), and an anti-fan (Im Soo Jung) who are reincarnations of writers from the 1930’s during the Japanese occupation.
Chicago Typewriter is scheduled to premiere April 7 on tvN.
BEGINNING IN APRIL:
2. Man to Man
Man to Man tells the story of a mysterious and skilled bodyguard (Park Hae Jin) to a top star (Park Sung Woong) who has made a name for himself playing villainous characters. The star is well-loved by the public, but he is hiding a terrible secret.
Man to Man is scheduled to premiere April 21 on JTBC.
3. My Secret Romance
My Secret Romance is about a man and woman who have a one night stand and then meet again several years later working at the same company. Sung Hoon plays the cold chaebol with Song Ji Eun as a nutritionist.
My Secret Romance is scheduled to premiere April 17 on OCN.
4. Mystery Queen
Mystery Queen is about a married woman (Choi Kang Hee) who loves mystery novels and dreams of becoming a cop that ends up working with a detective (Kwon Sang Woo) to solve cases.
Mystery Queen is scheduled to premiere April 5 on KBS.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN APRIL:
5. The Liar and His Lover
The Liar and His Lover is about the romance between a genius sound producer (Lee Hyun Woo) living under a hidden identity and a high school girl (Joy) with a beautiful voice who falls for him at first sight.
The Liar and His Lover airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
6. Radiant Office
Radiant Office is a slice of life story about a marketing director (Ha Suk Jin) and a rookie (Go Ah Sung) working at a furniture company. After a failed suicide attempt by the rookie, she discovers she may be terminally ill and decides to live life to the fullest.
Radiant Office airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
Tunnel is about a violent crimes detective from the past that travels through time to the present day. Choi Jin Hyuk plays a detective from the 1980’s who was trying to catch a killer when he time travels through a tunnel to present day Seoul. He partners with Yoon Hyun Min who has a sharp intellect and is very skilled at his job.
Tunnel airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
Whisper is a suspense melodrama centered around cops and lawyers and a huge corruption scandal. Lee Sang Yoon plays a smart and kind judge with Lee Bo Young as a police detective.
Whisper airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
9. Saimdang Light’s Diary
Saimdang Light’s Diary is about an art history lecturer (Lee Young Ae) who finds the diary of the famous historical figure Shim Saimdang and works to discover the secret behind a mysterious portrait.
Saimdang, Light’s Diary airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
10. Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People is based on the classic Korean folktale about a man born of illegitimate birth who steals from the rich to give to the poor and becomes a revolutionary activist in Joseon. It stars Yoon Kyun Sang and Chae Soo Bin.
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN APRIL:
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Strong Woman Bo Dong Soon is about a woman with super strength (Park Bo Young) who becomes the bodyguard to an eccentric chaebol heir (Park Hyung Shik), and the two become involved in a crazy romance. Also staring Ji Soo.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
Perfect Wife is about a family woman (Go So Young) who has been through many difficulties in life. Unexpected circumstances give her the chance to heal and rediscover her femininity. Also starring Yoon Sang Hyun.
Perfect Wife airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
I’m definitely looking forward to Chicago Typewriter as well as hoping for a fun romance in My Secret Romance and a little spy action in Man to Man. I need to up my drama watching to get all of these in so I can be ready for the plethora of dramas heading our way in May!
What 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!
For the latest dramas, check out the
February 2018 Drama Guide