After an onslaught of new premieres last month, August is giving us a bit of a break. Hopefully, that allows you to get caught up on that ever growing list! We’ve still got some new premieres and quite a few that just recently premiered though.
Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this August 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 August 2019:
1. When the Devil Calls Your Name
I’m always ready for Jung Kyung Ho, and adding Park Sung Woong as the villain (as in the actual devil!) is more than enough to get me excited. I’m ready to watch this duo impress me, and hopefully, we get an entertaining and well-executed story to do them justice!
When the Devil Calls Your Name is about a star music composer (Jung Kyung Ho) who sold his soul to the devil (Park Sung Woong) to gain success. But when the time comes to keep his end of the bargain and he finds out a woman’s (Lee Seol) talent was stolen for him, they are left desperately trying to save themselves.
When the Devil Calls Your Name airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.
PREMIERING IN AUGUST:
2. Welcome 2 Life
Welcome 2 Life is a legal drama about a top lawyer (Rain) who takes advantage of the law that gets into an accident and ends up in a parallel world where he is now an ethical prosecutor.
Welcome 2 Life is scheduled to premiere August 5 on MBC.
3. I Wanna Hear Your Song
I Wanna Hear Your Song tells the story of a woman (Kim Se Jung) who can only go to sleep by hearing a person who is tone deaf sing. She meets a tone deaf pianist (Yeon Woo Jin) and tries to remember a murder as well as a past love that are lost in her memories.
I Wanna Hear Your Song is scheduled to premiere August 5 on KBS.
4. Melo is My Nature
Melo is My Nature is a romantic comedy that follows the work and love lives of three women (Chun Woo Hee, Jeon Yeo Bin, Han Ji Eun). Also starring Gong Myung and Ahn Jae Hong.
Melo is My Nature is schedule to premiere August 9 on JTBC.
5. Love Alarm
Love Alarm is based on the webtoon of the same name about a love triangle that is complicated by the use of a phone application that tells them if someone close by has feelings for them.
Love Alarm is scheduled to premiere August 22 on Netflix.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN AUGUST:
6. Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung
Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung is about 19th century women who faced prejudice for being writers of historical records. One historian (Shin Se Kyung) works to establish her place and meets a lonely prince (Cha Eun Woo) who lives a double life as a romance novelist.
Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
7. Hotel Del Luna
Hotel Del Luna is a supernatural drama about a mysterious hotel filled with ghosts and the romance that blossoms between the hotel manager (Yeo Jin Goo) and a woman (IU) who is stuck running the hotel because of a curse.
Hotel Del Luna airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
Justice is about a talented lawyer (Choi Jin Hyuk) who loses his family and then sets out for revenge by joining with a corrupt business man (Son Hyo Joo).
Justice airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
9. Moment of Eighteen
Moment of Eighteen is a coming of age drama that follows the stories of 18 year olds in high school including a lonely student (Ong Seung Woo) who transfers to a new school. Also starring Kim Hyang Gi and Shin Seung Ho.
Moment of Eighteen airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.
10. Doctor John
Doctor John is about doctors (Ji Sung and Lee Se Young) who work in pain management as they try to discover the cause of their patients’ pain.
Doctor John airs on SBS.
Other Premieres & Ongoing Dramas:
(these dramas will be highlighted in coming months)
The Great Show
Strangers from Hell
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN AUGUST:
Joseon Survival is about a deliveryman (Kang Ji Hwan) who used to be a national archer that travels back in time to the Joseon era with his first love (Kyung Soo Jin) and his younger sister (Park Se Wan) where they meet and team up with a famous thief (Song Won Seok).
Joseon Survival airs Saturday and Sunday on TV Chosun.
Level Up is a romantic comedy about an expert at restructuring companies (Sung Hoon) who comes in to help the head of game development (Han Bo Reum) revive a dying game company.
Level Up airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBN .
Love Affairs in the Afternoon
Love Affairs in the Afternoon is a forbidden love story about an ordinary married woman (Park Ha Sun) whose life changes when she moves to a new neighborhood and meets a very different man (Lee Sang Yeob).
Love Affairs in the Afternoon Friday and Saturday on Channel A.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days
Designated Survivor: 60 Days follows the story of the Minister of Environment (Ji Jin Hee) who is 12th in line of succession and must take over as president following a terror attack that takes out everyone ahead of him.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
Watcher is a thriller about three people (Han Suk Kyu, Seo Kang Joon, Kim Hyun Joo) whose lives were ruined after an accident that team up to bring to light corruption by the police and other powerful people.
Watcher airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in August?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in September!
For the latest dramas, check out the
February 2020 Drama Guide
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