After the huge amount of premieres we saw in May, June is a little more tame in comparison. But don’t worry, we have a few new dramas to add to our list! Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this June 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 June 2017:
With a bit of a sci-fi twist, Duel has a pretty unique premise when it comes to kdramas. The trailers have really set up the suspense, and I’m excited to see how this clone thriller plays out.
Duel is a suspense drama about a police detective (Jung Jae Young) who ends up pitted against a murderous human clone (Yang Se Jong) when his daughter is kidnapped.
Duel is scheduled to premiere June 3 on OCN.
BEGINNING IN JUNE:
2. Secret Forest
Secret Forest is about a cold prosecutor (Jo Seung Woo) who is unable to feel emotions whose hunt for a serial killer leads him to his own office that is filled with corruption. He teams up with a kind police detective (Bae Doo Na) to solve the case.
Secret Forest is scheduled to premiere June 10 on tvN.
3. The Best Hit
The Best Hit is a comedy variety drama following the lives of young adults in the music entertainment industry. Yoon Shi Yoon plays a 90’s pop star who time travels to 2017. Kim Min Jae plays a man secretly training to be a pop star.
The Best Hit is scheduled to premiere June 2 on KBS.
4. Woman of Dignity
Woman of Dignity is about a wealthy woman (Kim Hee Sun) whose life falls apart after her father-in-law loses his money and her husband cheats on her and a mysterious woman (Kim Sun Ah) who causes trouble for her.
Woman of Dignity is scheduled to premiere June 16 on JTBC.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN JUNE:
5. Ruler: Master of the Mask
Ruler: Master of the Mask is about a Joseon prince (Yoo Seung Ho) forced to hide his face with a mask who fights against injustice in society by going up against a shadow organization wanting to privatize the waters of Joseon. A woman (Kim So Hyun) is also out for revenge against the prince after her father is ordered to be executed because of him. Of course, things get complicated when she falls in love with him.
Ruler: Master of the Mask airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
6. Suspicious Partner (Be Careful of This Woman)
Suspicious Partner is a romantic comedy thriller about prosecutors dealing with an amnesiac killer coming after them. Ji Chang Wook is a talented prosecutor turned attorney who suffered trauma in his past while Nam Ji Hyun is a prosecutor trainee.
Suspicious Partner airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
7. Fight for My Way
Fight for My Way tells the story of two longtime friends stuck in the everyday grind of their jobs, but they dream of being more. Park Seo Joon plays a mixed martial arts fighter with Kim Ji Won as a worker at a department store who dreams of being a TV anchor.
Fight for My Way airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
Lookout tells the story of a group of people who seek justice and fight crime after their lives were destroyed from losing loved ones. Kim Young Kwang plays a prosecutor looking for revenge, and Lee Shi Young plays an ex-detective who is now part of a civilian lookout group.
Lookout airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
9. My Sassy Girl
My Sassy Girl is a sageuk remake of the classic movie of the same name about a quirky, troublemaker princess (Oh Yeon Seo) who gets involved with a city man (Joo Won).
My Sassy Girl airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
10. Seven Day Queen
Seven Day Queen is a political romance about the love story between King Jungjong (Yeon Woo Jin) and the daughter (Park Min Young) of a powerful politician who became queen for just one week before being dethroned because of her father’s attempted political coup. She gets caught in a love triangle with him and his half brother King Yeonsangung (Lee Dong Geun).
Seven Day Queen airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN JUNE:
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 airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
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. The drama comes from the producer of 1% of Anything.
My Secret Romance airs Monday and Tuesday on OCN.
Circle is a sci-fi drama that focuses on two timelines, one in 2017 and one in 2037. The story begins in 2017 where a college student (Yeo Jin Goo) tries to find the connection between a death and an alien arrival. In 2037, the world is divided in two with one that is disease and crime ridden and one that is a Utopian society. Here, a violent crimes detective (Kim Kang Woo) also works to solve the same case from the past.
Circle airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
Of course, there are still tons of amazing ongoing dramas to keep us busy along with the new premieres. I have a lot of May dramas to catch up on, plus I’m very interested in Duel and The Best Hit.