We have some amazing drama premieres to get excited about in May! We’ve got Lee Joon Gi, Seo Ye Ji, Jang Hyuk, Junho, Jung Ryeo Won, Hwang Jung Eum, Nam Goong Min, Lee Sung Kyung, Lee Sang Yoon, Suho, Ha Yeon Soo, and many more all starring in dramas. That’s quite a list of talented actors!
Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this May 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 May 2018:
1. Lawless Lawyer
It was hard to choose My Pick this month because of all the great dramas available, but ultimately, I had to go with my number one Lee Joon Gi’s new drama Lawless Lawyer. With talented stars and a great team behind them, I’m super excited to see this one come together!
Lawless Lawyer is a legal action thriller about a gangster (Lee Joon Gi) turned lawyer who doesn’t mind using his fists or doing whatever is necessary to bring justice as he works to avenge his mother. It comes from the writer of Remember: War of the Son and the PD of The Liar and His Lover and Time Between Dog and Wolf.
Lawless Lawyer is scheduled to premiere May 12 on tvN.
PREMIERING IN MAY:
2. Greasy Melo
Greasy Melo is set in a neighborhood Chinese restaurant that is run by a gangster (Jang Hyuk) recently released from prison. A star chef (Junho) ends up working at the run down restaurant, and a privileged chaebol heiress (Jung Ryeo Won) has a life changing experience after having a bowl of jajangmyun. The drama tells their stories of love and healing with a mixture of romance, action, and comedy.
Greasy Melo is scheduled to premiere May 7 on SBS.
3. About Time
About Time is a fantasy romance about a musical actress (Lee Sung Kyung) with the ability to see how long a person will live and the man (Lee Sang Yoon) she falls in love with who somehow makes her own “life clock” stop moving forward.
About Time is scheduled to premiere May 21 on tvN.
4. Handsome Guy and Jung Eum
Handsome Guy and Jung Eum is a romantic comedy about a man (Nam Goong Min) who knows everything there is to know about love and a woman (Hwang Jung Eum) whose biggest dream is to get married. It comes from the writer of My Unfortunate Boyfriend.
Handsome Guy and Jung Eum is scheduled to premiere in May 23 on SBS.
5. Rich Man
Rich Man is an adaptation of the Japanese drama Rich Man, Poor Woman and tells the love story of a genius tech CEO (Suho) who has a condition where he can’t recognize faces and an optimistic woman (Ha Yeon Soo) looking for a job at his company.
Rich Man is scheduled to premiere May 9 on Dramax and MBN.
6. Come Here and Hug Me
Come Here and Hug Me follows the story of a man (Jang Ki Yong) whose serial killer father murdered the parents of the woman (Jin Ki Joo) he loved when they were young.
Come Here and Hug Me is scheduled to premiere May 16 on MBC.
7. Investigation Couple
Investigation Couple is about a forensic scientist (Jung Jae Young) and a rookie prosecutor (Jung Yu Mi) who work together to solve crimes. It comes from the writer of Cinderella and the Four Knights.
Investigation Couple is scheduled to premiere May 14 on MBC.
8. Miss Hammurabi
Miss Hammurabi is a legal story focusing on a young woman (Go Ara) who is an enthusiastic rookie judge and a man (L) that is another judge who is a strict realist. The drama comes from the PD of The K2.
Miss Hammurabi is scheduled to premiere May 21 on JTBC.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN MAY:
Suits is a legal drama about a top lawyer (Jang Dong Gun) who illegally hires a legal genius (Park Hyung Sik) who has never been to law school as his associate.
Suits airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
Mistress is a remake of the British and American series’ Mistresses and follows the scandalous lives of four women. It stars Han Ga In, Choi Hee Seo, Goo Jae Yee, and Shin Hyun Bin.
Mistress is airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN MAY:
Switch: Change the World
Switch: Change the World is about an intelligent con artist (Jang Geun Suk ) who pretends to be a prosecutor to bring justice to criminals. Also starring Han Ye Ri.
Switch: Change the World airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food follows the romance of two people (Jung Hae In & Son Ye Jin) who progress from acquaintances to lovers after they begin to see each other in a different light. The drama comes from the PD of Secret Love Affair and Heard It Through the Grapevine.
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
Miracle That We Met
Miracle That We Met is a human melodrama about a man (Kim Myung Min) who unexpectedly ends up supporting two families after an accident lands his soul in the body of another man. Also starring Kim Hyun Joo and Ra Mi Ran.
Miracle That We Met airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
Great Seducer is about a dangerous love game that ensues when a womanizing chaebol heir (Woo Do Hwan) takes up a bet when he finds himself in a bad situation to seduce a virtuous woman (Joy) who is respected and seen as a role model.
Great Seducer airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
You Who Forgot Poetry
You Who Forgot Poetry tells the stories of people in the medical community from nurses to interns to rehab specialists with a poem at the center of each episode that encourages them in their lives. Starring Lee Joon Hyuk, Lee Yu Bi, and Jang Dong Yoon.
You Who Forgot Poetry airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
Let’s Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset
Let’s Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset is a melodrama about a husband (Yoon Sang Hyun) who is an architect and a wife (Han Hye Jin) who gave up everything to support him that have to face death and rediscover love together. The drama comes from the PD of Radiant Office and the writer of Cruel Palace: War of Flowers.
Let’s Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
My Ahjussi is about a man (Lee Seon Kyun) in his forties who has had many challenges in his life that meets a woman (IU) in her twenties who has also had difficulties. The two embark on a healing relationship. It comes from the writer of Oh Hae Young Again and the PD of Signal.
My Ahjussi airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.
Grand Prince follows the love-hate relationship between two princes (Joo Sang Wook and Yoon Shi Yoon) and the woman (Jin Se Yeon) they both love.
Grand Prince airs Saturday and Sunday on TV Chosun.
Live tells the stories of police officers and follows their relationships and struggles. Lee Kwang Soo plays a police offer who tends get into trouble on all of his cases and Jung Yu Mi will is another police officer who to tries to fight male chauvinism.
Live airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in May?