10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in May 2018

Greasy Melo Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk

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:

My Pick:

1. Lawless Lawyer

Lawless Lawyer Korean Drama - Lee Joon Gi

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 Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk and Junho

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 Korean Drama - Lee Sang Yoon and Lee Sung Kyung

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 Korean Drama - Nam Goong Min and Hwang 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 Korean Drama - Suho and Ha Yeon Soo

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 Korean Drama - Jang Ki Yong and Jin Ki Joo

Come Here and Hug Me follows the story of a man (Jang Ki Yong) whose serial killer father murdered the father 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 Korean Drama - Jung Jae Young and Jung Yu Mi

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 Korean Drama - L, Go Ara, Sung Dong Il

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:

9. Suits

Suits Korean Drama - Jang Dong Gun and Park Hyung Sik

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.

10. Mistress

Mistress Korean Drama - Han Ga In

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 Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk

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 Korean Drama - Jung Hae In and Son Ye Jin

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 Korean Drama - Kim Myung Min

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

Great Seducer Korean Drama - Woo Do Hwan and Joy

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 Korean Drama - Lee Joon Hyuk, Lee Yoo Bi, and Jang Dong Yoon

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 Korean Drama - Han Hye Jin

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

My Ahjussi Korean Drama - Lee Seon Kyun and IU

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

Grand Prince Korean Drama - Yoon Shi Yoon and Joo Sang WookGrand 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

Live Korean Drama - Lee Kwang Soo and Jung Yu Mi

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 is scheduled to premiere March 10 on tvN.


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

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


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19 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in May 2018

  1. D says:

    Hi Kay – you are right. I want to watch so many of the ones that are coming out in May except 7 and 8. Including Suits that is a total of 7 dramas. I will have to wait and see if any of them are actually good before starting them. No live watching this time.

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    • Kay says:

      Yep, May is jam packed with interesting dramas! There are a few from the new premieres that I know I will watch like Lawless Lawyer, Greasy Melo, and Handsome Guy and Jung Eum. Will probably check out About Time, Rich Man, and Come Here and Hug Me. I also still plan to watch several that are coming to an end this month. Best of luck to both of us to find some good ones and make time for them! Soooo many dramas! hehe 🙂

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  2. patty coco says:

    My mister is surprisingly good…bittersweet drama…not your typical korean drama…kudos to my mister team

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    • Kay says:

      Glad you like it 🙂 I haven’t started it yet, but I am planning to watch it after hearing so much praise for it.

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    • D says:

      I wasn’t going to watch My Ahjushi but I am hearing so many good things about it I want to check it out. What is it actually about without giving away spoilers please?

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  3. Timescout says:

    Hmmmmm… Of the new batch I think only ‘Greasy Melo’ sounds like it could make the cut. And I think I may finally try out ‘Miracle That We Met’, time permitting.

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    • Kay says:

      I’m planning to watch both of those. Particularly looking forward to Greasy Melo since I love all three of the main actors and the quirkiness of it. Hope we both enjoy them 🙂

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      • Timescout says:

        I do hope Greasy Melo turns out to be good as I really like the cast and the premise sounds fun. I’m trying to keep my expectations waaaay low. ;P Been disappointed too many times with shows I was really looking forward to.

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        • Kay says:

          That sounds like a good plan. Even though I like most of the dramas I watch, I usually go in expecting average to slightly above since that’s what most dramas are for me. Then it’s just a pleasant surprise when you get that one that is just amazing 🙂

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  4. Shestha Sen says:

    Highly rooting for Greasy Melo. Kinda very interested in Lawless Lawyer, Pretty Noona who buys me food and A Poem A Day. Let’s see how all of them go.

    Hey Kay, please don’t watch That Man Oh Soo if you don’t want to be
    left awestruck at the end. The series was really doing a pretty good job in the first half but the story kinda went downhill thereafter. Most importantly the ending just leaves you blank! I mean there’s no concrete conclusion or explanation as to why certain things happened. I just couldn’t get enough from this show. So many unanswered scenarios popped up, ridiculous.
    Though I really liked the chemistry between the leads and could see how Kim So-eun has developed all the way from Boys Over Flowers. So it wasn’t a complete waste to some extent.

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    • Kay says:

      You’re interested in many of the same ones as me 🙂 Ah, that’s disappointing to hear about That Man Oh Soo. That’s the kind thing I had been hearing in reviews: super cute couple but not much plot and no explanations. Sounds like a lot of people were disappointed. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll just put it on the “if I’m desperate for a drama” list, hehe 😉

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  5. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Hey! Yeah you’re right. There are too many good dramas for this month. Really looking forward for Hwang Jung Eum unni’s newest drama ‘Handsome Guy and Jung Eum’ after Lucky Romance (9.5/10). Is also interested with ‘Greasy Melo’ because of the two cute guys. Will surely watch Go Ara unni’s ‘Miss Hammurabi’ since it’s been awhile since haven’t watch any legal dramas. And of course my pick for this month is ‘About Time’.
    Also currently watching My Mister, Prison Playbook, and Cinderella Sister.
    Good luck to both of us.

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    • Kay says:

      Yep, there are seriously way to many good dramas this month! I too am so excited to see Hwang Jung Eum back. I love her, and this looks like a cute character and drama for her. Greasy Melo is also right up there too as I love all three of the leads. And then like you, I have a whole list just for the May dramas, lol. Fighting!

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  6. G_yong says:

    The guy from ‘pretty noona buys me food’ is sooooooo cute. His acting literally gave me butterflies in my stomach 😉 So much love for this drama ♥

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  7. Lily says:

    Thank you for the updates!! Currently watching Wok of Love & Rich Man (so far so good) and looking forward to watch Lawless Lawyer (Lee Joon-gi!!)

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    • Kay says:

      You’re very welcome 🙂 I plan to watch all three of those dramas and can’t wait! Good luck to both of us for enjoyable dramas (and lots of Lee Joon Gi)!

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