August is bringing us romance and thrills for new premieres. Each offers a little something different from the others, so hopefully one will fit your drama tastes. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this August 2018 edition of “Korea 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 August 2018:
1. Familiar Wife
The amazingly talented Ji Sung is back with a new drama, and he’s paired with a great partner in Han Ji Min. I’m excited to see this time travel fantasy and am hoping for lots of humor coupled with plenty of emotion as the characters deal with the aftermath of altering time.
Familiar Wife is a fantasy romantic comedy about a man (Ji Sung) and wife (Han Ji Min) who end up living different lives after he travels back in time and changes things. The drama comes from the PD of Shopping King Louie and the writer of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju and Oh My Ghostess.
Familiar Wife is scheduled to premiere August 1 on tvN.
PREMIERING IN AUGUST:
2. Voice 2
Voice 2 follows workers at a 112 emergency where a “Golden Time” team works to rescue crime victims in the golden window of time before they were likely to be killed. Starring Lee Jin Wook and Lee Ha Na.
Voice 2 is scheduled to premiere August 11 on OCN.
3. Lovely Horribly
Lovely Horribly is a romance horror about a drama writer (Song Ji Hyo) whose scripts begin to happen in real life and a top star (Park Shi Hoo) whose traumatic past has caused him to be afraid of almost everything.
Lovely Horribly is scheduled to premiere August 13 on KBS.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN AUGUST:
4. Mr. Sunshine
Mr. Sunshine is set during the early 1900’s and is about the romance of a soldier (Lee Byung Hun) 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 airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
5. Your Honor
Your Honor is about twin brothers (Yoon Shi Yoon) who have led very different lives. One is a respected judge while the other is a repeat criminal. When the judge mysteriously disappears, the criminal has to step in to take his brother’s place.
Your Honor airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
6. 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 airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
7. Let’s Eat 3
Let’s Eat 3 is third the season in a series which focuses on relationships between neighbors and eating lots of food. Starring Yoon Doo Joon and Baek Jin Hee.
Let’s Eat 3 airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
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 airs Wednesday and Thursday 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 airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.
10. 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 in July on JTBC.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN AUGUST:
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.
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.
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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in August?