Summer is coming to an end, so that means we’ve got Fall dramas to look forward to. And you better get ready because it’s one of those crazy months with new premieres dropping left and right! We’ve got romance, mysteries, ghosts, exorcists, detectives, and historicals ready to grace our screens. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this September 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 September 2018:
1. 100 Days My Prince
One of the rare historicals this year is 100 Days My Prince. The trailers for this drama look so fun, and I am so excited to see D.O. in his first lead role alongside the talented Nam Ji Hyun. They look like such a cute pair, and I can’t wait to watch their romance blossom!
100 Days My Prince is about a Joseon prince (D.O.) who loses his memory, goes missing, and ends up living as a commoner for 100 days. He meets a woman (Nam Ji Hyun) who runs a detective agency and they work to discover his identity.
100 Days My Prince is scheduled to premiere September 10 on tvN.
PREMIERING IN SEPTEMBER:
2. Terius Behind Me
Terius Behind Me is a mystery romantic comedy about a single mother (Jung In Sun) whose husband passed away that teams up with her legendary NIS agent neighbor (So Ji Sub) to solve a huge conspiracy. The drama comes from the writer of Shopping King Louis and will be directed by one of the PD’s of Radiant Office.
Terius Behind Me is scheduled to premiere September 26 on MBC.
3. The Third Charm
The Third Charm is a romantic comedy showing realistic relationships and follows the 12 year romance between a couple (Seo Kang Joon and Esom) with opposite personalities. It comes from the PD of Producer.
The Third Charm is scheduled to premiere September 28 on JTBC.
4. Devilish Joy
Devilish Joy is a romantic comedy about a doctor (Choi Jin Hyuk) suffering from “Cinderella Amnesia” where his memory only lasts one day and then resets who falls in love with a washed up actress (Song Ha Yoon).
Devilish Joy is scheduled to premiere September 5 on Dramax.
5. Hand: The Guest
Hand: The Guest is a supernatural crime drama about a psychic (Kim Dong Wook), a priest (Kim Jae Wook), and a detective (Jung Eun Chae) who work to solve crimes using shamanism and exorcism.
Hand: The Guest is scheduled to premiere September 12 on OCN.
6. The Ghost Detective
The Ghost Detective is a mystery thriller about a ghost catching detective (Daniel Choi) and his assistant (Park Eun Bin) trying to solve the case of the death of the assistant’s younger sibling.
The Ghost Detective is scheduled to premiere September 5 on KBS.
Player is an action crime drama about a group of con artists working for redemption by helping recover goods from other criminals. Song Seung Heon plays a veteran con artist with Krystal as a skilled driver.
Player is scheduled to premiere September 29 on OCN.
8. Two Lives One Heart
Two Lives One Heart tells the stories of doctors in the cardiothoracic surgery department including a surgeon (Go Soo) who finds himself in a morally compromising position regarding a heart transplant for his mother. It comes from the director and writers of Defendant.
Two Lives One Heart is scheduled to premiere September 27 on SBS.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN SEPTEMBER
9. 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. Also starring Yang Se Jong as a stage designer with a traumatic past. It comes from the writer of She Was Pretty.
Thirty But Seventeen airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
10. 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 airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN SEPTEMBER:
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 airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
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.
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.
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 airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
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.
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.
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 airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in September?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in October!
Sign Up to receive email updates of kdrama casting news, trailers, reviews, and more.