10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in June 2019

Absolute Boyfriend Korean Drama - Minah

June is a bit tamer of a premiere month than last month, but don’t worry, there are still several to choose from, and one of them is looking pretty epic!  Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this June 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 June 2019:

My Pick:

1. Arthdal Chronicles

Arthdal Chronicles Korean Drama - Song Joong Ki

I’m super excited to see a kdrama take on an ancient setting in what looks like a very rich and intriguing story. Plus, it’s Song Joong Ki’s first drama since Descendants of the Sun, so that’s definitely something to look forward to!

Arthdal Chronicles is an epic historical set in ancient times with a story that blends myth and history as a power struggle ensues during the founding of the nation of Gojoseon. Starring Song Joong Ki, Kim Ji Won, and Jang Dong Gun.

Arthdal Chronicles is scheduled to premiere June 1 on tvN.

PREMIERING IN JUNE:

2. Perfume

Perfume Korean Drama - Shin Sung Rok

Perfume is a fantasy romantic comedy about a top fashion designer (Shin Sung Rok) who doesn’t have the courage to find love and a middle-aged woman (Go Won Hee) who finds a magic perfume that makes her look young so she becomes a model.

Perfume is scheduled to premiere June 3 on KBS.

3. Search: WWW

WWW Korean Drama - Jang Ki Yong and Im Soo Jung

Search: WWW follows the story of a competitive director (Im Soo Jung) of a web portal company and a man (Jang Ki Yong) who creates music for video games as they try to succeed in the workplace and have a relationship.

Search: WWW is scheduled to premiere June 5 on tvN.

4. Partners for Justice 2

Partners for Justice Korean Drama - Jung Jae Young

Partners for Justice 2 is about a forensic scientist (Jung Jae Young) and a rookie prosecutor (Jung Yu Mi) who work together to solve crimes.

Partners for Justice 2 is scheduled to premiere June 3 on MBC.

5. Aide (Advisor)

Aide (Advisor) Korean Drama - Lee Jung Jae and Shin Min Ah

Aide focuses on people who control the world from behind the scenes and is about a political advisor (Lee Jung Jae) who is rising in power and a female politician (Shin Min Ah) who is attempting to break through the glass ceiling.

Aide is scheduled to premiere June 14 on JTBC.

CURRENTLY AIRING IN JUNE:

6. Absolute Boyfriend

Absolute Boyfriend Korean Drama - Yeo Jin Goo and Minah

Absolute Boyfriend is a remake of the Japanese manga and drama of the same name. It tells the story of a make-up artist (Minah) struggling with her love life who ends up with the perfect robot boyfriend (Yeo Jin Goo).

Absolute Boyfriend airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.

7. Angel’s Last Mission: Love

One and Only Love Korean Drama - L and Shin Hye Sun

Angel’s Last Mission: Love is a fantasy romance about a trouble-making angel (L) that helps a blind heiress (Shin Hye Sun) who lost her dream of being a ballerina to find love in order to return to heaven. The problem is he soon falls for her himself.

Angel’s Last Mission: Love airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.

8. The Wind Blows

The Wind Blows Korean Drama - Kam Woo Sung and Kim Ha Neul

The Wind Blows is a melodrama about a man (Kam Woo Sung) who divorced his wife (Kim Ha Neul) because of his Alzheimer’s Disease and she wanted to have children, but they reunite six year later.

The Wind Blows airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.

9. One Spring Night

Spring Night Korean Drama - Jung Hae In and Han Jin Min

One Spring Night is about a couple (Jung Hae In and Han Ji Min) who begin to think about marriage which allows them to look back on their relationship and see it in a new light.

One Spring Night airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

10. Nokdu Flower

Nokdu Flower Korean Drama - Yoon Shi Yoon, Jo Jung Suk, Han Ye Ri

Nokdu Flower is set in 1894 during the Battle of Ugeumchi which was a peasant uprising and follows the story of two brothers who end up on opposite sides: one (Yoon Shi Yoon) is born of the father and his wife and the other (Jo Jung Suk) is born of the father and a slave. They also get involved with a peddler (Han Ye Ri) who runs a shop.

Nokdu Flower airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.


AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN JUNE:

Abyss

Abyss Korean Drama - Ahn Hyo Seop and Park Bo Young

Abyss tells the story of a beautiful prosecutor (Park Bo Young) and an ugly but wealthy heir (Ahn Hyo Seop) who are reincarnated into an average looking woman and a handsome man working at a law firm. While trying to figure out what happened, the two find love.

Abyss airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.

The Secret Life of My Secretary (Love at First Sight)

The Secret Life of My Secretary Korean Drama - Kim Young Kwang and Jin Ki Joo

The Secret Life of My Secretary is about the romance between a cold boss (Kim Young Kwang) at a media company and his hot-tempered secretary (Jin Ki Joo).

The Secret Life of My Secretary airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.

Voice 3

Voice 3 Korean Drama - Lee Jin Wook and Lee Ha Na

Voice 3 will follow the story of workers at a 112 emergency call center where a “Golden Time” team works to rescue crime victims in the golden window of time before they are likely to be killed. Starring Lee Jin Wook and Lee Ha Na.

Voice 3 airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.

Save Me 2

Save Me 2 Korean Drama - Chun Ho Jin

Save Me 2 is a psychological thriller about a community caught up in a pseudo-religious cult. Starring Esom, Uhm Tae Goo, and Chun Ho Jin.

Save Me 2 airs Wednesday and Thursday on OCN.


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

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


For the latest dramas, check out the
November 2019 Drama Guide

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19 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in June 2019

  1. Planning to watch 1,3,6 &7. And might binge watch The secret life of my secretary and Voice 3.

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  2. Timescout says:

    Despite of being totally underwhelmed by all the promo material so far, I am going to give Arthdal Chronicles a go. (I’m actually way more excited by Novoland: Eagle Flag, which looks epic. It’s freaking 70 episodes though, so it has a high chance of going to pot in the 2nd half, like so many other overly long cdramas. We’ll see. 😀 ). I’ll probably try out Search: WWW andAide too.

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    • Kay says:

      I wish you luck with Arthdal Chronicles. I’ll definitely be giving it a go. I think I’ll have to wait until September until the entire drama is complete though. Not loving the split season 😛 Whew! 70 eps is a long one. You’ll need some luck there too, hehe 😉

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      • Timescout says:

        I’ll probably just watch the first few episodes of Arthadal and if I like it well enough I’ll put it on hold till it’s all done. I’m not loving this trend of split seasons either. One of the reasons I got into kdramas in the first place was that they were complete.

        The length of many cdramas it probably their most annoying feature, as it usually means padding, dragging and filler. So… FF-button is your friend. 😛

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        • Kay says:

          Same here. I like a contained story. While the occasional multiple seasons is fine, this new trend is more splitting one season into two is just annoying. Really hoping this particular trend doesn’t work out and they stick with the one season format.

          Yep, I think that FF button would be a major asset with some of those cdramas, hehe

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  3. MyKDramaticLife says:

    So pick for this month is …. actually Kang Ji Hwan’s ‘Joseon Survival’ hehe. But since you didn’t include it in your list, so I’m going to go with Asadeul Chronicles, which by far my second choice. And I’m still doubting if I’m going to try Aide and SEarch: WWW. 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Ah, I know! There’s so many dramas coming out from the small cable networks now that they don’t all fit anymore (I’ll at least include it in one of the upcoming months though). But I’m looking forward to Joseon Survival too. Really hope it gets picked up.

      Arthdal Chronicles is definitely an excellent choice. Hoping it’s as awesome as it looks 🙂

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      • MyKDramaticLife says:

        Yeah. Hope also that it would be as good as what it looks like. :O

        And also here’s to my year-to-date K-update:

        CURRENTLY Watching:

        – Abyss (Park Bo Young is ❤ ❤ <3)
        – Room No. 9
        – KIngdom (ON HOLD. Have to have the perfect moment/mood for me to have the courage to see its end)
        – Lucky Romance (lucky to have another chance to re-rewatch their romance all over and over again.)
        – Modern Farmer (I permiered today, and hope we get along with this one)

        UPNEXT:

        – Touch Your Heart
        – What's Wrong Poong Sang
        – Doctor Prisoner
        – I Loved You From the Beginning
        – Clean With Passion for Now (Have to restart because I got interrupted when I watched its first two episodes.)
        – Bubble Gum

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        • Kay says:

          Another good crop of dramas you’re watching. I understand needing some courage for Kingdom. I’m glad I have a break before season 2 in this instance, lol.

          I really LOVE Modern Farmer. Exact same comedy style as Waikiki with a maybe a bit more story. Hope you enjoy it 🙂 Let me know how those and you’re up next dramas work out.

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  4. MyKDramaticLife says:

    i will surely do

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  5. Giovani says:

    Hello
    Pls if possible can list which online place we can watch this shows at. For example where can I find WWW or abyss at Viki or KOCOWA.

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  6. So many kdramas are coming out these days! I thought April and May had a lot, but the list has just gotten longer. I started Perfume and WWW. I think they’re alright so far. I am still going to watch them because I don’t mind them, but nothing grabbed me from either show. I do like WWW more though just my opinion. I cannot wait to start Aide. Once I heard about it I have been waiting for it so I am very much looking forward to that. I am really liking Absolute Boyfriend. It’s a cool concept and the characters are great. Definitely keeping up with that every week. I started Angels Last Mission: Love like I said I would finally. I really really like it. It is a bit frustrating right now, but I guess I understand his actions. Can’t wait for the coming episodes. I like Abyss. I’ve seen works from both leads so love them. The show is pretty good. I sometimes forget they are investigating the main lead’s death because of other stuff that is happening, but it’s fine lmao it’s still a good show. I LOVE THE SECRET LIFE OF MY SECRETARY. As you can probably tell, that is my favorite show right now out of everything in the last couple of months. There are definitely other favorites, but this one is just so so good. I am really sad right now because of what’s happening in this show, but we just have to see what happens in the next episodes. I wait for these episodes to air every week, that’s how much I love the show. I really look forward to it every week. The show is kind of predictable, but so are a lot of shows that I love. That’s just my taste. I haven’t seen Arthdal Chronicles. If you have would you recommend? I want your take on it. I have heard mixed reactions, but I am thinking of starting it. Have you also seen Nokdu Flower? I heard it is good and want to start it. I want to hear your thoughts if you have seen it? Are there any other shows on right now that you recommend that I didn’t list on this post? I shouldn’t start more shows, but I want to lmao.

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    • Kay says:

      I know how you feel! It really is crazy how many dramas are coming out now. June was tough, but July is really scary with a ridiculous amount of new premieres. It’s impossible to keep up!

      I’m going to check out Perfume and Abyss and maybe The Secret Life of My Secretary (it does sound like you love that one, hehe 🙂 ), but I’m most looking forward to starting Absolute Boyfriend and Angel’s Last Mission: Love. Both of those look like dramas I would enjoy. Glad you’ve got so many you’re liking 🙂

      I haven’t started Arthdal Chronicles yet. I think I’m going to wait until the third part of the series comes out in September so that I can watch it all. It looks really promising as long as it doesn’t get too political. Nokdu Flower is on my watch list too. Sorry, I don’t have the ones you’ve mentioned started yet. I plan to get to most of them in late June-July and get caught up.

      Haha, yep, sometimes we just want more shows even if we really shouldn’t 😉 Hmm, It looks like you’ve got most of the currently airing dramas I would likely recommend well under way. I’m wrapping up some recently aired shows right now. Did you watch Her Private Life and My Fellow Citizens? I really liked Her Private Life a lot and am a few eps into My Fellow Citizens and enjoying is so far 🙂

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      • Oh my! Don’t know if I’m prepared for July. I guess it’ll be a good birthday present haha 🙂

        I would definitely recommend all of those! I think you’d like them. Most of the dramas coming out these days have been pretty good. I really have nothing bad to say. I honestly haven’t been disappointed by anything I have seen recently. Definitely, hope you get to watch all of them! Absolute Boyfriend and Angel’s Last Mission: Love are really good! You need to watch them!

        It is all good! I might watch them anyways because why not. There are so many dramas to watch so I don’t blame you. I was struggling awhile ago trying to watch everything, but I think I am doing pretty good right now since most of them are on air so I just keep up with everything every week. Maybe watch an episode or two a day depending on what has aired. I am no prepared for July since you said it’s going to be a hefty one, but I am excited for what is to come. Summer has been great so far with all these great dramas!

        I know I am so tempted all the time. Now here I am watching 6 shows on air at once. Also, I did watch Her Private Life! I really liked that drama. I had kept up with it while it was on air. I started My Fellow Citizens but stopped for some reason. I need to get back to it. Some shows I had started like Doctor Prisoner and My Fellow Citizens and sort of stopped because there was so many other shows I wanted to stop, but now I am doing pretty good at being caught up so I might take up those shows again. 🙂

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        • Kay says:

          That’s a good way to look at it. Lots of drama presents for you! hehe 🙂

          I agree, it’s been a pretty good year with quite a few really great dramas. And it looks like there are quite a few more on the way. I hope to knock a bunch of them out in July, and I’m excited for them!

          Yeah, I can see how if you have a lot of shows going at once how a few of them could fall to the wayside. I usually watch one at a time over about a week, usually the week before a drama ends or at least close to that. Keeps me focused, hehe. But yeah, if those shows don’t grab you’re interest, you will have sooooo many to choose from in July! 🙂

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          • I used to be the person to binge watch completed shows at once and never ever watch any on-air shows. But now there are less and less completed shows to watching and there’s so many airing so I just switched to watching on air shows. It gets hard for me to wait for everything to air these days so I just keep up with them every week. If I find a completed show I like I’ll binge it lol. Anyways, I am ecstatic for the upcoming July dramas! I will have so many to watch and keep me busy during my downtime! All of the shows I am watching right now are literally airing almost the same days so the rest of the week I have nothing to do when I have free time so I am hoping the next bunch of shows have different air dates so I have something to watch before going to bed those days as well haha! 😀

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            • Kay says:

              Yeah, I used to only watch completed older shows too. I still watch some older shows (there are tons of classics I haven’t seen), but mostly I watch current shows, just not week to week but rather when they are almost completed. I just hate waiting week to week, lol.

              Yes, I think we will both have lots to get excited about in July. I hope they air on different days for you too. Gotta make room for all of those dramas! 😉

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