10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in September 2018

The Third Charm Korean Dram - Seo Kang Joon

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:

My Pick:

1. 100 Days My Prince

Hundred Days' Husband Korean Drama - D.O. and Nam Ji Hyun

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.


2. Terius Behind Me

Terius Behind Me Korean Drama - So Ji Sub

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 27 on MBC.

3. The Third Charm

The Third Charm Korean Drama - Seo Kang Joon and Esom

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 Korean Drama - Choi Jin Hyuk

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 Korean Drama - Kim Dong Wook, Kim Jae Wook, Jung Eun Chae

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 Korean Drama - Daniel Choi

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.

7. Player

Player Korean Drama - Song Seung Heon and Krystal

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 Korean Drama - Go Soo

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.


9. Thirty But Seventeen

Thirty But Seventeen (30 But 17) Korean Drama - Yang Se Jong and Shin Hye Sun

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 Korean Drama - Park Shi Hoo and Song Ji Hyo

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.


Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine Korean Drama - Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri

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.

Your Honor

Your Honor Korean Drama - Yoon Shi Yoon

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 Korean Drama - Kim Jung Hyun

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

Voice 2 Korean Drama - Lee Jin Wook and Lee Ha Na

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 Korean Drama - Lee Dong Wook and Jo Seung Woo

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 Korean Drama - Ji Hyun Woo and Lee Shi Young

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

Familiar Wife Korean Drama - Ji Sung and Han Ji Min

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 Korean Drama - Cha Eun Woo and Lim Soo Hyang

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!

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18 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in September 2018

  1. dramajunkie says:

    I am looking forward to 100 days my prince. Other dramas don’t interest me yet. And from already on air I dropped mr.sunsihe (12epi), Familiar wife (1ep), other dramas are so bad. Voice 2 and my I’d is Gangnam beauty are my current favourite dramas.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      I can’t wait to check out 100 Days My Prince! It looks so fun 🙂 I want to watch My ID is Gangnam Beauty too since it looks really cute. Hopefully, you find some others to watch when the ones you’re watching ends. There is certainly no shortage of choices in the coming months, hehe

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  2. Timescout says:

    I’m defintely going to give Hand and Ghost Detective a go, I love them supernatural mysteries. 😀 Of the others.. 100 Days and quite possibly Terius but my drama watching is quite spotty these days, due to not having enough time and far too many dramas, ha. To think there used to be drama draughts! o_O

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    • Kay says:

      Saying there are far too many dramas is an understatement! Where do all these dramas keep coming from? lol I agree, Hand and Ghost Detective sound right up your alley. I’ll definitely check out 100 Days My Prince and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes. And most likely Terius and Beauty Inside. So many choices!


  3. D says:

    I’m looking forward to 100 Days, the smile, terius and third charm. Seo Kang Jung, seo in guk, Jung so min and nam Ji hyun – the actors I love. Can’t wait! September is going to be a busy month.

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, our watch list sounds almost the same! I’m planning on the first three you listed and possibly The Third Charm if it looks good. And yes, there are some actors I really love in dramas this month including Seo In Guk and Nam Ji Hyun. It really is going to be soooo busy! 🙂


      • D says:

        Yeah I want to check out Third Charm solely for SKJ. Perhaps I’m shallow. Lol! This is the only way I can remove Shin III withdrawals. On another note you really must check out Gangnam beauty. I’m currently loving that one.

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        • Kay says:

          He’s pretty much the reason I’m interested too, lol 🙂 I loved him so much as Shin III! My ID is Gangnam Beauty is on my short list. I keep seeing pics from it, and it looks really cute. I can’t wait to finally see all of those fun pics in action!


  4. Kate says:

    I’m absolutely looking forward to 100 Days My Prince and The Third Charm. I plan to add a few of the others to the watch list but exorcism, ghosts and legal stuff don’t interest me. I’m currently watching 30 but 17 and LOVE it. I’m also watching My ID is Gangnam Beauty which is really cute but I find the two leads a bit wooden.

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    • Kay says:

      I can’t wait for 100 Days My Prince too! I’m interested in The Third Charm, but waiting for some trailers to decide for sure. I’m not really into the exorcism and legal stuff either. I don’t mind ghosts, but I usually prefer them in more of a rom-com horror.

      I also can’t wait to start Thirty But Seventeen. Everyone seems to love it. My ID is Gangnam Beauty is on the watch list too. I know Cha Eun Woo’s pretty new to acting, and it’s his first lead role. Hopefully, he can improve over time in that area 🙂


  5. raistlin0903 says:

    So many dramas…so little time…well…not in September I guess😂😂 There are so many of these to check out, and most of them are really things that I absolutely want to see. Some cool things coming up that’s for sure. Oh well. Sleep is overrated anyway…we all know that 😂😂😂

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    • Kay says:

      I know, there are soooo many I want to see! And I’m already behind with quite a few I want to watch that came out this year. Yeah, I agree, who needs sleep when you have drams! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  6. Kirisuna says:

    Thank you so much for these lists! They’re so easy to read through and I keep checking back every month 🙂 I’m so looking forward to 100 days my prince, the smile has left your eyes, and the third charm.1

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      You’re very welcome! I’m so glad that you find them helpful 🙂 I’m so excited for 100 Days My Prince and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes too. Will probably check out The Third Charm if the trailers look good. We have some good ones to look forward to this month!


  7. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Hi Kay!
    So September really is one very busy K-month. I’m currently watching Familiar Wife (8/10), The Ghost Detective, and Lovely Horribly (9.5/10). And I will of course give a try Hundred Day Husband, Hand, and my pick this month, eori Kim Young Kwang’s Room No. 9. Waaaahhh!!! K-drama is overflowing in the Dramaland.
    Anyways thanks for all those reviews, it helps me alot in deciding which dramas to watch.

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    • Kay says:

      You sure are right! September is a crazy drama month! So many dramas are finishing within a couple weeks of each other. I’ve had a hard time deciding what to watch first! lol

      I still need to start Familiar Wife, Hundred Days’s Husband as well as Room 9 later. You have me super intrigued with your high rating for Lovely Horribly. I need to get that one in too 🙂 How do we watch all of these dramas?! 🙂


      • MyKDramaticLife says:

        Yeah right.
        May I ask? Where are your reviews for Black Knight (9/10)? Cause I think you put it on your currently watching section about few months ago. That drama was sure great for me.

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        • Kay says:

          I do have Black Knight on my watch list, but I still haven’t made it around to it yet. It’s one of those that came out with a whole bunch of other dramas that were must sees for me, so I missed getting to it. Then more must see dramas came along just when I got caught up. Thus it still sits on the list, lol. Reviews have been pretty mixed on it too. I remember you saying how much you loved it though which still gives me hope for it. Plus, I love Shin Se Kyung so I really want to see it for her. Hopefully, once I get caught up on this latest crop I can give it a go 🙂


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