We have a big premiere to look forward to in July in the form of Mr. Sunshine, but there are tons of other premieres coming our way to give us pretty nice variety of genres to choose from. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this July 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 July 2018:
1. Mr. Sunshine
Mr. Sunshine, the latest drama to come from writer Kim Eun Sook of hits such as Goblin and Descendants of the Sun, is finally making its way to our screens. The trailers have showcased gorgeous cinematography, action, drama, and romance all wrapped up in one epic story. I know I’m excited to check this one out!
Mr. Sunshine is set during the early 1900’s and is about the romance of a soldier (Lee Byung Hun) of the righteous army and an aristocrat’s daughter (Kim Tae Ri). It follows the story of the soldier who got on a U.S. military expedition as a child and grew up in America. As an adult, he then returns to Korea as a soldier during the final years of the Joseon era.
Mr. Sunshine is scheduled to premiere July 7 on tvN.
PREMIERING IN JULY:
2. Your House Helper
Your House Helper is based on a webtoon and is about a man (Ha Suk Jin) who gives up his good job at a company to become a housekeeper and help his clients with their problems.
Your House Helper is scheduled to premiere July 4 on KBS.
Time is about a man (Kim Jung Hyun) facing death who decides to live his final days helping a woman (Seohyun) whose life he ruined. The drama comes from the writer of Mask and Secret and the PD of Hotel King.
Time is scheduled to premiere July 25 on MBC.
Life is about a power struggle in the emergency center of a hospital. Lee Dong Wook plays an emergency room doctor with Jo Seung Woo as a chief director at the hospital. The drama comes from the writer of the hit drama Secret Forest.
Life is scheduled to premiere July 23 on JTBC.
5. Thirty But Seventeen
Thirty But Seventeen tells the story of a 17 year old girl (Shin Hye Sun) who gets in an accident and wakes up when she is 30 years old where she meets a man (Yang Se Jong) with a traumatic past who has lived in isolation.
Thirty But Seventeen is scheduled to premiere July 23 on SBS.
6. Let’s Eat 3
Let’s Eat 3 focuses on relationships between neighbors and eating lots of food. Yoon Doo Joon will reprise his previous role while Baek Jin Hee will play his former college girlfriend.
Let’s Eat 3 is scheduled to premiere July 16 on tvN.
7. My ID is Gangnam Beauty
My ID is Gangnam Beauty is based on a webtoon about a timid and unattractive girl (Lim Soo Hyang) who was bullied in high school. She eventually gets plastic surgery to look beautiful and begins attending college, but people are still cruel to her. A romance begins to blossom with another student (Cha Eun Woo) who doesn’t care about looks.
My ID is Gangnam Beauty is scheduled to premiere July 27 on JTBC.
8. Life and Death Romance
Life and Death Romance follows the story of a surgeon (Ji Hyun Woo) and an endocrinologist (Lee Shi Young).
Life and Death Romance is scheduled to premiere July 23 on MBC.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN JULY:
9. Are You Human Too?
Are You Human Too? is about a robot (Seo Kang Joon) that is brought in to impersonate a chaebol heir who is in a coma during a corporate power struggle.
Are You Human Too? airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
10. Life on Mars
Life on Mars is a crime drama about a detective (Jung Kyung Ho) who mysteriously travels back in time to the 1980’s. Jung Kyung Ho is the time traveling detective who prefers to use hard evidence when solving cases, Park Sung Woong is a detective who uses his instincts, and Go Ah Sung is an investigator.
Life on Mars airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN JULY:
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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
Why Secretary Kim
Why Secretary Kim is a webtoon adaptation about the cold vice president (Park Seo Joon) of a large corporation and his excellent devoted secretary (Park Min Young) who is always ready to help.
Why Secretary Kim airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.
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.
Lawless Lawyer airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
Sketch is an action crime romance drama about a top investigator (Rain) in the violent crimes department who is trying to catch his wife’s killer and a detective (Lee Sun Bin) with the ability to sketch what will happen in the future as they fight to change their futures.
Sketch airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in July?