10 Korean Dramas You Need to Watching in February 2018

Hwayugi Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi and Oh Yeon Seo

We are moving right along in 2018! Are you staying caught up in the beginning of the year or have you already fallen behind? Either way, more dramas are on the horizon, so you had better get ready! Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this February 2018 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 February 2018:

My Pick:

1. Eulachacha Waikiki

Eulachacha Waikiki Korean Drama - Lee Yi Kyung, Kim Jung Hyun, Son Seung Won

Coming from the writer of Modern Farmer, one of the funniest kdramas I have ever seen, Eulachacha Waikiki has my expectations high for some zany humor, entertaining characters, and heartwarming stories.

Eulachacha Waikiki is a comedy about three men who decide to open a guesthouse to make money and get involved with a single mother and her baby. Kim Jung Hyun plays a cynical man who dreams of being a movie director. Lee Yi Kyung is an actor who is the son of a famous star but finds himself stuck in minor roles while Son Seung Won is a writer having a difficult time.

Eulachacha Waikiki is scheduled to premiere February 5 on JTBC.

PREMIERING IN FEBRUARY:

2. Children of a Lesser God

Children of a Lesser God Korean Drama - Kang Ji Hwan

Children of a Lesser God is a supernatural crime drama about an expert detective (Kang Ji Hwan) and a rookie detective (Kim Ok Bin) with supernatural vision who team up to solve a case at a large corporation.

Children of a Lesser God is scheduled to premiere February 24 on OCN. (premiere pushed back to March 3)

3. Mystery Queen 2

Mystery Queen 2 Korean Drama - Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Kang Hee

Mystery Queen 2 is about a 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 2 is scheduled to premiere February 28 on KBS.

4. Misty

Misty Korean Drama - Ji Jin Hee and Kim Nam Joo

Misty is about a hardworking newswoman (Kim Nam Joo) who ends up becoming the suspect in a murder case. Despite having a rocky relationship with her public defender husband (Ji Jin Hee), he becomes her lawyer.

Misty is scheduled to premiere February 2 on JTBC.

5. Should We Kiss First

Should We Kiss First Korean Drama - Kam Woo Sung and Kim Sun Ah

Should We Kiss First follows the stories of four people that no longer believe in love. Starring Kam Woo Sung, Kim Sun Ah, Oh Ji Ho, and Park Shi Yeon.

Should We Kiss First is scheduled to premiere February 20 on SBS.

CURRENTLY AIRING IN FEBRUARY:

6. Radio Romance

Radio Romance Korean Drama - Yoon Doo Joon and Kim So Hyun

Radio Romance is about a top radio DJ (Yoon Doo Joon) who can’t do anything without a script and the program’s writer (Kim So Hyun) who isn’t really that good at writing. It follows stories of healing through their radio show as they fall in love.

Radio Romance airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.

7. Mother

Mother Korean Drama - Lee Bo Young

Mother is a remake of the popular Japanese drama of the same name and is about a woman (Lee Bo Young) who kidnaps an abused little girl and becomes her mother.

Mother airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.

8. Cross

Cross: God's Gift Korean Drama - Go Kyung Pyo

Cross is about a man (Go Kyung Pyo) who becomes a doctor in order to get revenge by taking the lives of those responsible for his father’s death, but he slowly grows and learns the true meaning of  being a doctor.

Cross airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.

9. Return

Return Korean Drama - Go Hyun Jung

Return follows the story of a murder case with the suspect coming from the children of the elite class. Go Hyun Jung plays a lawyer who is the host of a legal TV show with Lee Jin Wook as a detective.

Return airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.

10. Hwayugi

Hwayugi Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi, Oh Yeon Seo, Cha Seung Won

Hwayugi is a romantic comedy horror loosely based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West about the journey of a monk and four others to atone for their sins. The drama moves the story to the modern day where the trouble making Monkey King (Lee Seung Gi) is exiled to the human world without his powers because of his corruption. He seeks to restore them with the help of a wealthy realtor (Oh Yeon Seo) descended from monks who can unseal them. The two then work to battle evil spirits together.

Hwayugi airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.


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

Black Knight

Black Knight Korean Drama - Kim Rae Won and Shin Se Kyung

Black Knight is a fantasy romance that follows the dangerous fate of a man (Kim Rae Won)and a woman (Shin Se Kyung) over two hundred years.

Black Knight airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.

Bad Guys 2: Age of Evil

Bad Guys 2 Korean Drama - Park Joong Hoon, Joo Jin Mo, Kim Mu Yuel, Ji Soo, Yang Ik Jun

Bad Buys 2: Age of Evil follows a group of prosecutors and criminals who team up to catch other criminals. Starring Joo Jin Mo, Park Joong Hoon,  Kim Mu Yeol, Ji Soo, and Yang Ik Jun.

Bad Guys: Age of Evil airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.


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

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


For the latest dramas, check out the
July 2018 Drama Guide

Mr. Sunshine Korean Drama - Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri

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39 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Watching in February 2018

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Some good things to look forward to, especially Mother and Children of a Lesser God. I think Mother is going to be exceptionally good 😀

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  2. dramajunkie says:

    I started watching Radio Romance today. I kind of like it. It didn’t have great expectations though. It’s perfect drama to replace I am not a robot as in a light drama.

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  3. dramajunkie says:

    And i am already watching A korean odyssey.

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  4. Kimchi Korner Blog says:

    I’m also excited about Eulachacha Waikiki! It look super cute and funny. I think Should We Kiss First will be a good pick emotional/melo drama too. I just started watching Hwayugi and I’m liking it so far! It’s funnier than I expected it would be and Lee Seung Gi is great as always.

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    • Kay says:

      Haha, I literally just commented about this on your blog 🙂 Hwayugi is a drama I have been waiting for what seems like forever! I’m planning to finally start it next week. Lee Seung Gi is one of my 2 fav actors and hasn’t done a drama since 2015. Way too long! And my fav drama ever was My Girlfriend is a Gumiho which happened to be another Hong sisters drama. So I would expect some silly comedy that slowly progresses into more angst in the second half if they follow their typical pattern. But yeah, I’m ridiculously excited for that one, lol 🙂

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      • Kimchi Korner Blog says:

        Haha I’m on episode 7 of Hwayugi and I’m definitely starting to get that vibe. It’s getting gradually more serious as each episode goes. I still haven’t seen My Girlfriend is a Gumiho for some reason! Every time I go to watch it, something else comes out to watch. But, I’ve seen many other Hong sisters dramas and they are definitely some of my favorites!

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        • Kay says:

          Yep, that’s how their dramas usually go, lol. And that’s my favorite genre mix 🙂 Wow, you never made it around to My Girlfriend is a Gumiho? Being my favorite, I’ve watched it so many times! It definitely feels a bit older though. But for me, no couple has ever came close to Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah. I mean there are definitely couples that have more “swoony” romances and deeper relationships, but theirs just had something special for me that I can never get enough of. I can’t imagine another drama topping My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and or another couple topping that wonderful pair 🙂

          But if you have liked other Hong sisters dramas, you would probably like it too. I loved You’re Beautiful, My Girl, and Couple Fantasy. Master’s Sun was okay, but was my least favorite that I’ve seen. Hopefully, Hwayugi falls into the love category 🙂

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          • Kimchi Korner Blog says:

            I’ll definitely have to watch that one soon! You sold me on it LOL. There isn’t much coming up that is an absolute must see, and after Hwayugi, I’ll be missing Lee Seung Gi. So I’ll watch it then! 🙂 I loved You’re Beautiful and My Girl too, and I liked Warm and Cozy for the most part. The Hong sisters have yet to fail me 😀

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            • Kay says:

              Haha, well I really hope you enjoy it. It definitely won’t be as stylish and modern like Hwayugi, but it has such a simple charm to it. And of course the classic Hong sisters style of humor 🙂 It was the first time for me seeing Lee Seung Gi and it sold me on his charms. It’s also my favorite role of Shin Min Ah, and it’s one of those roles where I just couldn’t picture someone else playing it. And since you have a good track record with the Hong sisters too, hopefully it’s another positive one to add to your list 🙂

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              • Kimchi Korner Blog says:

                Oh did you ever watch Shining Inheritance with Lee Seung Gi? That was my first drama starring him and love him in that one as well.

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                • Kay says:

                  I love Shining Inheritance! It was my third Lee Seung Gi drama after Gumiho and Gu Family Book. I remember being so into that drama and loved every episode. I really liked that it was like a lighter melodrama mixed with a family drama. I would love to see more like it. I think any Lee Seung Gi drama is a good one to introduce you to him, so I can see why you enjoyed him in it. I’ve loved all of his dramas 🙂

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                • Kimchi Korner Blog says:

                  Yes!! I agree…I wish there were more dramas like that. There isn’t anything Lee Seung Gi can’t do! 🙂

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                • Kay says:

                  It really is a unique sort of drama. Sort of a combination of different genres combined with the time it was made. I just haven’t seen much like it. Maybe I’ll stumble across something someday. And yes, share that Lee Seung Gi love! He can do it all! lol 🙂

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  5. Currently watching RADIO ROMANCE. Hmmm. It’s good to see Kim So Hyun again after Let’s Fight Ghost and Yoon Doo Joon after Splash Splash Love. Upnext to my list are HWAYUGI and PRISON PLAYBOOK. Kindly post a review of these two if you’ll be done watching them. 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      I’m also really excited to see Kim So Hyun again. I loved her so much in Let’s Fight Ghost and have been looking forward to her pairing with Yoon Doo Joon 🙂 Hwayugi is next on my watch list too, and I plan to start it later this week. I will most definitely have a review soon after completion 🙂

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      • My gosh, can’t stop laughing and laughing while watching Eulachacha Waikiki. It is so so so good and so so so funny. 🙂

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        • Kay says:

          Yea! So glad to hear that 🙂 I can’t wait to start that one and am really wanting something that will make me laugh like crazy. Have you seen Modern Farmer? It has the same writer and has the same over the top style comedy. It’s one of the funniest dramas I’ve seen, which is why I can’t wait to check out Eulachacha Waikiki 🙂

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          • Not yet. Will watch it if you’ll recommend it to me.

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            • Kay says:

              Since you seem to like Eulachacha Waikiki, I would definitely recommend it. It also has a super silly and exaggerated comedy style with very quirky and endearing characters. Plus, it is very heartwarming over all. So yes, maybe add it to your list for when you’re next wanting a good laugh 🙂

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              • Hi Kay! Yes, I’ll have Modern Farmer next to my list. But may I ask why is there no review for that drama on your blog?

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                • Kay says:

                  Haha, same reason as Rooftop Prince. Watched it before I was doing reviews. Another shame since…I’ll go ahead and give away my final rating for you…it’s a 10/10 🙂 But I also have a rough draft drawn up for it and will hopefully find time between all my newer reviews to get both Modern Farmer and Rooftop Prince reviews completed. But I’m glad to hear you’re giving it a try, and I really hope you enjoy it!

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  6. Good day, Kay!

    I’m currently watching Hwayugi and I absolutely love it! Watched Bad Guys 2 halfway and love it too but unfortunately had to wait for the rest of the subs when it comes on Netflix. From the list, which drama that you’d really really really recommend me to watch? 😀

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    • Kay says:

      Good day to you too! Yay for Hwayugi! That’s what I’m currently watching too, and I’m also loving it 🙂 If you weren’t already watching it, that’s the one I would have recommended, lol.

      I haven’t started the others yet. But based on viewer reactions, I would pick Eulachacha Waikiki if you like zany comedy with heartwarming characters. I’m really excited for that one, but I do think enjoyment of it may depend on comedy tastes. For something darker, Misty is getting a lot of praise, especially if you like mystery melos. I plan to watch several on the list though, so eventually I will have more of a personal opinion 🙂

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      • Yay for Hwayugi too! Unfortunately it’s ending really soon. But I’m looking forward for Kwang Soo’s Live 🙂 Thanks for your recommendation, i’d give a try for Misty! But i’m hoping it’s not another lawyer-prosecutor roller coaster again haha.

        I have tried Eulachacha Waikiki, man it’s so funny! But you are right. It does depends on comedy taste. I feel it’s more of a ‘awkward-humour’ kind of funny, that makes me wonder sometimes — “What the heck am I watching!?” xD but no doubt it’s funny.

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        • Kay says:

          Yes, I’ll miss Hwayugi. I’ve really been enjoying the world it created and the interesting characters. I’m excited to see Lee Kwang Soo in Live too! So glad he’s going to have a lead role 🙂

          Haha, I’ve been a bit burnt out on legal dramas as a whole. I’m saving a couple spots for some upcoming ones though (Lawless Lawyer and Switch). But I still might check out Misty.

          So you like Eulachacha Waikiki? I’m so excited for that one! The last drama I watched from that writer had the same comedy style, and I laughed so much and kept thinking how crazy it was, lol. So really looking forward to it 🙂

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  7. So many dramas, so little time 😦 But I’m trying to catch up with JDramas this year! Ack. I want to watch the Waikiki drama tho, for the cute baby! 😛

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    • Kay says:

      Catching up is like a never ending job, lol. You should check out Eulachacha Waikiki. I haven’t started it yet, but I’m hearing so many good things about it. And that baby is definitely cute!

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  8. Sonali Dash says:

    I want to see Lee bo young again so I am going to watch mother.

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  9. Sonali Dash says:

    I am also going to watch. black knight

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