10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in October 2018

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Korean Drama - Seo In Guk

It looks like October is here and it brings us more dramas!  We really have quite a variety to choose from this month including plenty of mysteries and scary dramas to get in the Halloween mood! Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this October 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 October 2018:

My Pick:

1. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Korean Drama - Seo In Guk, Jung So Min, Park Sung Woong

It’s finally time for Seo In Guk’s new drama to hit our screens! This drama looks so good with Seo In Guk as the mysterious bad boy. I’m excited to watch this complicated romance play out in this dark drama.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes follows the fateful romance of a mysterious man (Seo In Guk) suspected of murder and a woman (Jung So Min) whose life is completely changed after meeting him. The woman’s detective brother (Park Sung Woong) becomes obsessed with solving the murder case as the three embark on a dangerous journey.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is scheduled to premiere October 3 on tvN.


2. Bad Papa

Bad Papa Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk

Bad Papa is about a struggling family man (Jang Hyuk) who discovers a miracle drug that allows him to go back to fighting mixed martial arts. It comes from one of the PD’s of Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People.

Bad Papa is scheduled to premiere October 1 on MBC.

3. The Beauty Inside

The Beauty Inside Korean Drama - Lee Min Ki and Seo Hyun Jin

The Beauty Inside is about an actress (Seo Hyun Jin) who changes into a different body once a month and her romance with an airline director (Lee Min Ki) who is unable to recognize faces.

The Beauty Inside is scheduled to premiere October 1 on JTBC.

4. Where Stars Land (Fox Bride Star)

Fox Bride Star Korean Drama - Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin

Where Stars Land is about two rookies (Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin) who work in the customer service department at Incheon Airport. It comes from the writer of the hit drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim and the PD of Gu Family Book.

Where Stars Land is scheduled to premiere October 1 on SBS.

5. Matrimonial Chaos (The Best Divorce)

Matrimonial Chaos Korean Drama - Cha Tae Hyun

Matrimonial Chaos is a remake of the Japanese drama of the same name and will follow the stories of people in their 30’s as they navigate marriage, family, and divorce. Starring Cha Tae Hyun and Bae Doo Na.

Matrimonial Chaos is scheduled to premiere October 8 on KBS.

6. Room No. 9

Room No. 9 Korean Drama - Kim Hee Sun, Kim Young Kwang, Kim Hae Sook

Room No. 9 is about a star lawyer (Kim Hee Sun) who ends up switching places with a death row inmate (Kim Hae Sook). The lawyer’s lover (Kim Young Kwang) who appears to be a kind doctor but hides darkness inside somehow holds the key to their fate.

Room No. 9 is scheduled to premiere October 6 on tvN.


7. 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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.

8. 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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

9. 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 airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.

10. Player

Player Korean Drama - Song Seung Heon, Krystal, Lee Shi Eon

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 airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.


100 Days My Prince

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

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 airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.

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 Wednesday and Thursday on Dramax.

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.

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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.

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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on OCN.

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

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

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23 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in October 2018

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    So many good ones to choose from, but The Smile has Left your eyes, is definitely the one that I am looking forward to the most as well. Followed by Player, but my chances of seeing that one are pretty slim as it doesn’t seem to be available for me. Oh well…still plenty of good stuff to see anyway 😊😊

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    • Kay says:

      Yay for having the same pick of the month! 🙂 I really can’t wait to watch The Smile Has Left Your Eyes. And I do believe Viki picked that one up, so hopefully it’s one that will be available for you 🙂

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  2. Timescout says:

    Not sure if it’s a good or bad thing that none of the October offerings really interest me. Maybe this is a good place to finally tackle some of the older dramas I have on my List of Doom. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      I would say that is the perfect time to tackle the List of Doom and check off some of those old dramas. I’m always trying to find little openings to get an older one in myself here and there 🙂


  3. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Waaah! So this October update is what I really looked forward for. While it would just be an ordinary month for other KDrama lovers, October really is such a month of overflowing great dramas that I’ll sure be enjoying. There is Kim Young Kwang’s Room No. 1, the mystery drama of our sophaholic king, Hundred Million Stars From the Sky, the good chemistry of Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin in Fox Star Bride (Where Stars Land) and of course Seo Hyun Jin unni’s The Beauty Inside, which is my pick for this month. It was so so hard to choose from all those premiering this month, since every drama seems like very good for me, haha. I think Beauty Inside and Room No. 1 will be very interesting. But may I ask where did Twelve Nights (of Han Seung Yeon and Shin Hyun Soo) go?

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    • Kay says:

      Yes, the October update is finally here! I’m so glad that you look forward to it 🙂 And yes, October is one of those months that is filled with great dramas to choose from. I’m interested in all the ones you named too. Choosing what to watch is so difficult! lol

      I ended up leaving off Twelve Nights since I only had 10 spots and it’s on a smaller cable network. It is premiering in October though. It’s a drama I am interested in watching, and I will be highlighting it later this week on my list of dramas that Viki has picked up this month 🙂


  4. So…. I almost liked this one and didn’t read it… Because I knew it would be trouble. I meant, when you have a review about ONE K-Drama it’s a challenge for me… But TEN?!? Well…. I’ve got to make some time now!! 😂😂

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  5. D says:

    My pick is the same as yours this month. I’m also looking forward to the following:
    Beauty Inside and Room 9. I really hope all these are available for me. Just found out Terius behind me isn’t available and I’m so upset.

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    • Kay says:

      Yes, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes easily won my pick this month. It looks so good! I’m interested in all three of the other dramas too. Aww, you don’t get Terius Behind Me? I believe DramaFever picked that one up as well as The Beauty Inside. DF & Viki both got Room No. 9. So should you get those?


      • D says:

        Terius is available on DramaFever but not in my region. Luckily though both beauty inside and the third charm are.

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        • Kay says:

          Well, darn. I hate that so many dramas only get licensed in certain regions. Sure makes it complicated for international drama fans. I’m glad you will at least be getting The Third Charm and Beauty Inside though. Both look very promising 🙂


          • D says:

            Yep I hate it too. I’m sure I have to pay the same amount of yearly subscriptions as everyone else but only certain shows are available for me. Actually, Dramafever is a lot better for me in terms of availability compared to Viki. There is almost nothing on Viki in terms of Kdrama wise. They do have a lot of cdramas though hence the reasons I’m watching them more now. Viki is more expensive than DF and so it really sucks when most kdramas that I want to watch aren’t available. I hope there will come a day that it’s worldwide and not just US.

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            • Kay says:

              Yeah, it sounds like whether or not Viki or DF is best is highly dependent on your country. I always hear that one or the other tends to be pretty good while the other doesn’t get much. The whole Kocowa/Viki thing really worked out for North America (aside from the price increase), but it made a lot of dramas unavailable in other countries. Not that many new kdramas are available on the standard plan. And then DF doesn’t usually get as many as a whole, but they have more available for the rest of the world. I really hope they eventually get things back on track. There was a brief golden period where if you had DF and Viki, most people could see most of the dramas. It would be nice to return to that. A Kocowa expansion to other countries would certainly help.


              • D says:

                Yep – I do hope that kocowa will expand too. Though that’s another subscription, at least the dramas will be available.

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                • Kay says:

                  Yeah, the price increase wasn’t great. Viki plus is double the price of standard. And that’s just to have access to the same dramas we had access to before the whole Kocowa/Viki thing. But like you said, at least the dramas are available. And hopefully, they will be for more people eventually 🙂


  6. Player seems like my type of show. I think I’m going to tune in. Thank you for making this list! Sometimes it’s really hard finding what kdramas are currently airing, especially since sometimes there’s just so many.

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