10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in October 2017

While You Were Sleeping Korean Drama - Lee Jong Suk

It sure does seem like the number of dramas premiering every month just keeps going up! We have lots of new dramas to choose from in October with the premieres of lots of romantic comedies, a thriller, and a crime drama. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this October 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 October 2017:

My Pick:

1. This Life is Our First

This Life is Our First Korean Drama - Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min

I’m most looking forward to this cohabitation drama starring Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min. I think they will be a wonderful couple, and I can’t wait to watch them bicker their way to love. It also comes from the writer of a drama I love dearly, Ho Goo’s Love. So here’s hoping they can recreate the magic!

This Life is Our First is a romantic comedy about a man (Lee Min Ki) who is house poor that ends up living with a woman (Jung So Min) struggling financially and has no where to live. The drama will focus on relationships in modern society.

This Life is Our First is scheduled to premiere October 9 on tvN.

PREMIERING IN OCTOBER:

2. Go Back Spouses

Confession Spouses Korean Drama - Son Ho Jun and Jang Na Ra

Go Back Spouses tells the story of a husband (Son Ho Jun) and wife (Jang Na Ra) that regret getting married and don’t get along with all of their fights being like a full on battle. But they get a second chance at love when they are both transported back in time to their college years.

Go Back Spouses is scheduled to premiere October 13 on KBS.

3. The Package

The Package Korean Drama - Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Yeon Hee, Choi Woo Sik, Ryu Seung Soo, Ha Shi Eun, Jung Gyu Su, Lee Ji Hyun, Park Yoo Na

The Package is about a group of very different people on a guided tour in France. It’s a heartwarming drama of people connecting as they deal with unexpected events. Lee Yeon Hee is the group’s tour guide with Jung Yong Hwa as a man who was recently dumped by his girlfriend. Also starring Choi Woo Shik.

The Package is scheduled to premiere October 13 on JTBC.

4. Revolutionary Love

Revolutionary Love Korean Drama - Choi Siwon and Kang So Ra

Revolutionary Love is a romantic comedy about a goodhearted chaebol heir (Choi Siwon) who hides his status by living among normal people in the same apartment complex as a woman (Kang So Ra) who works many part time jobs but just can’t seem to land a permanent one.

Revolutionary Love is scheduled to premiere October 14 on tvN.

5. Black

Black Korean Drama - Song Seung Heon

Black tells the story of a grim reaper (Song Seung Heon) who falls in love with a human woman (Go Ara) while inhabiting the body of a man. But as punishment for breaking the rules, all records of his existence are erased from the world.

Black is scheduled to premiere October 14 on OCN.

6. Witch’s Court

Witch's Court Korean Drama - Yoon Hyun Min and Jung Ryeo Won

Witch’s Court follows the story of a prosecutor (Jung Ryeo Won) who works on a team that deals with child sex crimes and a rookie prosecutor (Yoon Hyun Min).

Witch’s Court is scheduled to premiere October 9 on KBS.

7. Buam-dong Revenge Social Club

Buam Dong Revenge Social Club Korean Drama - Ra Mi Ran, Lee Yo Won, Myung Se Bin

Buam-dong Revenge Social Club is based on the webtoon of the same name about three women that team up to get revenge on the people who did them wrong. It stars Lee Yo Won (Night Light) as a chaebol heiress, Ra Mi Ran (Laurel Tree Tailors) as a vendor at a fish market, and Myung Se Bin (First Love Again) as a housewife.

Buam-dong Revenge Social Club is scheduled to premiere October 11 on tvN.

8. 20th Century Boy and Girl

20th Century Boys and Girls Koran Drama - Kim Ji Suk and Han Ye Seul

20th Century Boy and Girl follows the friendships and love lives of thirty-something women. Starring Han Ye Seul and Kim Ji Suk.

20th Century Boy and Girl is scheduled to premiere October 9 on MBC.

CURRENTLY AIRING IN OCTOBER:

9. While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping Korean Drama - Lee Jong Suk and Suzy

While You Were Sleeping is about a woman (Suzy) who sees terrible things that will happen to people in the future through her dreams and a prosecutor (Lee Jong Suk) who tries to prevent them from happening.

While You Were Sleeping airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.

10. Temperature of Love

Temperature of Love Korean Drama - Yong Se Jong and Seo Hyun Jin

Temperature of Love is a romantic comedy about a woman (Seo Hyun Jin) that wants to be a screenwriter who develops an online relationship with a chef (Yang Se Jong). The drama follows their story as well as the stories of those around them.

Temperature of Love airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.

AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN OCTOBER:

Live Up to Your Name

Live Up to Your Name Korean Drama - Kim Nam Gil and Kim Ah Joong

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 airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.

Lingerie Girls’ Generation

Lingerie Girls' Generation Korean Drama - Bona, Chae Seo Joo, Yeo Hwae Hyun

Lingerie Girls’ Generation is based on a novel of the same name about teenagers growing up in the 1970’s after a girl from Seoul transfers to a rural town. Starring Lee Jong Hyun and Bona.

Lingerie Girls’ Generation airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.

Hospital Ship

Hospital Ship Korean Drama - Ha Ji Won

Hospital Ship is about doctors on a medical ship that travels to rural villages on islands. Kang Min Hyuk plays a warmhearted doctor on the medical ship with Ha Ji Won as a surgeon who joins the ship after experiencing difficult family circumstances.

Hospital Ship airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.


It seems like there are a lot of romantic comedies to choose from right now! But if you’re looking for something different, we do have some crime and medical dramas on the list. I’m really looking forward to This is Life is Our First, Revolutionary Love, The Package, and Confession Spouses.

What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in October?

Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in November!


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10 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in October 2017

  1. Omg very nice! Is While You are Sleeping an ongoing drama right noW?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. raistlin0903 says:

    In a very surprising twist While You Were Sleeping is actually available for me: yup, I am as shocked as you are 😊 The show I really want to see though, is Black. That one looks really amazing 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      I thought that one might be since it is available on Viki Standard, and it’s a highly anticipated one. They got keep a few of those big ones available for most countries 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Stephanie says:

    I cannot wait for Revolutionary Love! So happy Siwon is back and starring in a drama. I’m finally going to start While You Were Sleeping tonight. Having Lee Jong Suk and Siwon starring in dramas at the same time is like a dream! LOL

    Liked by 1 person

  4. cielo_dc says:

    Nice. Thank you for the recommendations. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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