Seasons are changing as we head into fall. As the weather turns cooler, luckily, we have our dramas to cozy up with. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this October 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 October 2019:
1. My Country
We have what looks to be a thrilling historical with the upcoming drama My Country! There’s action, intrigue, and handsome, long-haired warriors which sounds like an amazing combination to me!
My Country is set during the tumultuous period at the end of the Goryeo era and follows the story of two friends, one being the son (Yang Se Jong) of a powerful general who can’t stand injustice and one (Woo Do Hwan) who wants to pass the military service exam but meets challenges because of his background, as they try to protect their country with the help of a woman (Seolhyun) who is unhappy with its corruption.
My Country is scheduled to premiere October 4 on JTBC.
PREMIERING IN OCTOBER:
2. Extraordinary You (A Day Found By Chance)
Extraordinary You is based on a webtoon and is a fantasy romance about students that learn they are characters in a comic and decide to attempt to go against the plot. Starring Rowoon and Kim Hye Yoon.
Extraordinary You is scheduled to premiere October 2 on MBC.
3. Everyone’s Lies
Everyone’s Lies is about a woman (Lee Yoo Young) whose father dies and then her husband suddenly disappears which results in her joining the National Assembly in order to find him with the help of a detective (Lee Min Ki).
Everyone’s Lies is scheduled to premiere October 12 on OCN.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN OCTOBER:
Vagabond tells the story of an stunt man (Lee Seung Gi) who ends up in the midst of political intrigue as he tries to expose national corruption during a plane crash investigation with the help of a NIS agent (Suzy).
Vagabond airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.
5. Melting Me Softly
Melting Me Softly is a romantic comedy about a variety show PD (Ji Chang Wook) and a part time worker (Won Jin Ah) at a broadcast station who were involved in a project where they were supposed to be frozen for 24 hours, but they instead wake up 20 years later.
Melting Me Softly airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
6. The Tale of Nokdu
The Tale of Nokdu is about a man (Jang Dong Yoon) who disguises himself as a woman to live among a community of women so that he won’t have to get married and a hot-tempered woman (Kim So Hyun) who is reluctantly training to be a gisaeng.
The Tale of Nokdu airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
7. Running Investigators
Running Investigators follows the story of employees in the Human Rights Commission as they investigate human rights violations. Stars Lee Yo Won and Choi Gwi Ha.
Running Investigators airs Wednesday and Thursday on OCN.
8. Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency
Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency is about a king (Seo Ji Hoon) who asks the Flower Crew dating agency to protect his first love (Gong Seung Yeon), so they help transform her from a peasant into a noble woman.
Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.
9. When the Camellia Blooms
When the Camellia Blooms is a romantic comedy thriller about a woman (Gong Hyo JIn) who gets involved with a good man, a bad man, and a cheap man.
When the Camellia Blooms airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
10. Miss Lee
Miss Lee follows the story of a woman (Hyeri) who started at the bottom of a company and rose to become the CEO while trying to save it.
Miss Lee airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.
Other Premieres & Ongoing Dramas
(These dramas will be highlighted in the coming months)
Catch the Ghost
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN OCTOBER:
Strangers from Hell
Strangers from Hell is a thriller about a man (Im Siwan) who moves to Seoul from the country side and encounters many strange things in his new apartment building. He also meets a dentist (Lee Dong Wook) who helps him out.
Strangers from Hell airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
Graceful Family is about a legal team that handles company issues when the owner’s family members cause trouble that reflect poorly on the company. A lawyer (Lee Jang Woo) on the team gets involved with the daughter (Im Soo Hyang) of a chaebol family who is searching for who murdered her mother.
Graceful Family airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBN.
The Great Show
The Great Show follows the story of a former National Assembly member (Song Seung Heon) who hasn’t succeeded in his political career who suddenly has an 18 year old girl show up in his life claiming to be his daughter along with her three siblings.
The Great Show airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in October?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in November!
For the latest dramas, check out the
December 2019 Drama Guide
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