We’ve got a nice selection of dramas heading our way in April from rom-coms to crime to melo. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this April 2019 edition of “Korean dramas You Need to Be Watching.” This monthly series is meant to keep you updated on what’s happening in that amazing world of Korean dramas so that you don’t miss out on anything!
Here are the kdramas you should keep an eye out for in April 2019:
1. Her Private Life
Park Min Young is back with a new drama in a role that looks like a perfect fit for her. And joining her is Kim Jae Wook who I am glad to be seeing in another rom-com. This drama looks like it has the potential to be a lot of fun!
Her Private Life is a romantic comedy about an idol fangirl (Park Min Young) who has been passionate about her idols for many years. She works as a curator at an art museum and tries to hide her fangirl side, but her secret becomes in jeopardy of being exposed after a new director (Kim Jae Wook) arrives.
Her Private Life is scheduled to premiere April 10 on tvN.
PREMIERING IN APRIL:
2. Dear Citizens
Dear Citizens is a comedy crime drama about a con man (Choi Siwon) who unknowingly marries a police officer (Lee Yoo Young) and ends up running for the National Assembly. The drama comes from the writer of Police Unit 38 and Bad Guys.
Dear Citizens is scheduled to premiere April 1 on KBS.
3. Beautiful World
Beautiful World is about a boy (Nam Da Reum) who experiences terrible school violence and his family who fights for justice. Also starring Park Hee Soon, Choo Ja Hyun, and Kim Hwan Hee.
Beautiful World is scheduled to premiere April 5 on JTBC.
4. Special Labor Inspector Jo
Special Labor Inspector Jo is a social satire about a former Judo athlete (Kim Dong Wook) looking to turn his life around by becoming a public servant. But things take a surprising turn after he becomes a supervisor to the Ministry of Employment and Labor as he goes up against people using their power unjustly.
Special Labor Inspector Jo is scheduled to premiere April 8 on MBC.
5. My First First Love
My First First Love is a youth drama about people in their twenties coming of age. Changing relationships happen with a guy and a girl who are close friends as the guy’s best friend develops feelings for the girl. Starring Ji Soo, Jung Chae Yeon, & Jung Jin Young.
My First First Love is scheduled to premiere April 18 on Netflix.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN APRIL:
6. Eulachacha Waikiki 2 (Welcome to Waikiki 2)
Eulachacha Waikiki 2 follows the story of a group of friends who run a guesthouse and all the quirky adventures they have. It stars Lee Yi Kyung, Kim Sun Ho, Shin Hyun Soo, Ahn So Hee, Kim Ye Won, and Moon Ga Young.
Eulachacha Waikiki 2 airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.
Confession deals with the concept that a person cannot be tried twice for the same crime and follows the story of a man (Junho) who becomes a lawyer to prove his father’s innocence after he was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.
Confession airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
8. Big Issue
Big Issue is about the editor-in-chief (Han Ye Seul) of a media company who is always on the hunt for scandals and a photographer (Joo Jin Mo) who loses everything because of a photo.
Big Issue airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
9. Doctor Prisoner
Doctor Prisoner is about a top doctor (Nam Goong Min) who has to wrongly leave his position so he gets a job at a prison hospital where he can make some big connections and get some revenge. Also starring Nara as a prison psychiatrist.
Doctor Prisoner airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
10. The Banker
The Banker is about a bank auditor (Kim Sang Joong) who fights for policy change and justice during the collapse of an economic bubble.
The Banker airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN APRIL:
He is Psychometric
He is Psychometric is about a man (Jinyoung) who can read the secrets of people by touching their skin who meets a woman (Shin Ye Eun) who is trying to hide her own deep secrets.
He is Psychometric airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
Haechi is the story of a prince (Jung Il Woo) born of the king and a commoner who bands together with a ragtag group that includes a government inspector (Go Ara) to try and secure his position on the throne.
Haechi airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
Item is a fantasy drama about a prosecutor (Joo Ji Hoon) and a criminal profiler (Jin Se Yeon) who who work to discover the secret behind items that give different superpowers.
Item airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
Hot Blooded Priest
Hot Blooded Priest is about a priest (Kim Nam Gil) with anger control issues who teams up with a detective (Kim Sung Kyun) and a prosecutor (Honey Lee) to solve crimes.
Hot Blooded Priest airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.
Possessed is comedy supernatural thriller about a detective (Sang Sae Byuk) and a psychic (Go Jun Hee) who team up to catch an evil soul who commits crimes by possessing humans.
Possessed airs Wednesday and Thursday on OCN.
What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in April?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in May!
For the latest dramas, check out the
March 2020 Drama Guide
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