Alright! It’s time to check in our kdrama choices for the month of August! I hope you’re caught up from July because we have several new premieres to check out. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this August 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 August 2017:
1. Save Me
Save Me has such unique premise for a kdrama by dealing with the subject matter of a cult. It looks like it will be an intense ride with the trailers showcasing the disturbing nature of a small town caught up in a cult. Count me in!
Save Me is a psychological thriller about a young man (Taecyeon) who comes to the rescue of a woman (Seo Ye Ji) and finds himself caught up in the mystery of her involvement in a pseudo-religious cult that she is trying to escape from.
Save Me is scheduled to premiere August 5 on OCN.
PREMIERING IN AUGUST:
Manhole is about a man (Jaejoong) who discovers a way to time travel to the past where he tries to prevent a wedding that is about to happen in his time of his long time friend (UEE) who he has feelings for.
Manhole is scheduled to premiere August 9 on KBS.
3. Strongest Deliveryman
Strongest Deliveryman is the story of a poor jajungmyun deliveryman (Go Kyung Pyo) and follows his journey to succeed in his career and find love with a woman (Chae Soo Bin) who also delivers jajungmyun.
Strongest Deliveryman premieres August 4 on KBS.
4. Age of Youth 2
Age of Youth 2 is a coming of age story that focuses on the friendships and relationships of five college girls who live together.
Age of Youth 2 is scheduled to premiere August 25 on JTBC.
5. Live Up to Your Name
Live Up to Your Name is a fantasy medical drama about a Joseon doctor (Kim Name Gil) skilled in acupuncture that time travels to the present and finds himself at odds with a doctor (Kim Ah Joong) who only believes in western medicine.
Live Up to Your Name is scheduled to premiere August 12 on tvN.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN AUGUST:
6. Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds is a Korean remake of the American TV show of the same name. Starring Lee Joon Gi and Moon Chae Won, Criminal Minds is a crime drama about a team of FBI profilers.
Criminal Minds airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.
7. The King Loves
The King Loves is about an ambitious and conflicted crown prince (Im Shi Wan) in the Goryeo era who is looking to conquer. He falls in love with the daughter (Yoona) of the richest man in the nation and ends up in a tragic love triangle with her and his close friend (Hong Jong Hyun).
The King Loves airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
8. Reunited Worlds
Reunited Worlds is about childhood friends that were born in the same year, but they have mysteriously aged differently with the woman (Lee Yeon Hee) being 31 and the man (Yeo Jin Goo) being 19. It comes from the writer of Girl Who Sees Smells and Beautiful Gong Shim.
Reunited Worlds airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
9. School 2017
School 2017 is part of the popular School series which focuses on high school students and issues they struggle with like grades and bullying. It stars Kim Se Jung as a smart and cheerful girl who ends up wrongly labeled as a delinquent, Kim Jung Hyun as the school bad boy, and Jang Dong Yoon as the golden boy who seems to have it all.
School 2017 airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
Falsify is about reporters and prosecutors looking to bring justice to the corrupt world where a reporter (Nam Goong Min) is looking for revenge on the people responsible for his brother’s death.
Falsify airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN AUGUST:
Bride of the Water God 2017
Bride of the Water God 2017 is loosely based off of the popular manhwa about a village suffering from drought that offers young women as sacrifices to a water god. One of the sacrifices eventually becomes his bride.
The drama version moves the setting into modern day Seoul with Nam Joo Hyuk as the Water God and Shin Se Kyung as a neuropsychiatrist whose family has served him for generations.
Bride of the Water is airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
Seven Day Queen
Seven Day Queen is a political romance about the love story between King Jungjong and the daughter 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.
Seven Day Queen airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
Man Who Dies to Live
Man Who Dies to Live is about a man (Choi Min Soo) who returns home after becoming a nobleman in Arabia and tries to repair his relationship with his daughter (Kang Ye Won) and son-in-law (Shin Sung Rok).
Man Who Dies airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
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 airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
I’m particularly looking forward to Save Me, Strongest Deliveryman, and Manhole. Plus there’s all of those July premieres to get through! I just gotta keep watching!
What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in August?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in September!