10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in October 2019

Vagabond Korean Drama - Suzy

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:

My Pick:

1. My Country

My Country Korean Drama - Yang Se Jong

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 Korean Drama - Kim Hye Yoon

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 Korean Drama - Lee Min Ki and Lee Yoo Young

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:

4. Vagabond

Vagabond Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi and SuzyVagabond 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 Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook and Won Jin Ah

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 Korean Drama - Jang Dong YoonThe 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 Korean Drama - Lee Yo Won and Choi Gwi Ha

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 Korean Drama - Kim Min Jae, Gong Seung Yeon, Seo Ji Hoon

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 Korean Drama - Kang Ha Neul and Gong Hyo JinWhen 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 Korean Drama - HyeriMiss 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
Leverage
Pegasus Market
Secret Boutique
VIP


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

Strangers from Hell

Strangers From Hell Korean Drama - Im Siwan 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

Graceful Family Korean Drama - Lee Jang Woo and Im Soo Hyang

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 Korean Drama - Song Seung Heon

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!


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15 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in October 2019

  1. Chizurue says:

    Definitely watching Tale of Nokdu! I will also be checking out Melting Me Softly too.

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  2. D says:

    My pick is also My Country and I am so happy that it’s available on Netflix. 🙂

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  3. Snow Flower says:

    My Country, Tale of Nokdu and Vagabond.

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  4. Timescout says:

    The only one of the new batch I’m truly interested in, is The Tale of Nokdu, but I’m going to wait till the next 2 epis have aired before diving in. I may check out Extraordinary You as well, time permitting.

    Ten years ago I probably would have looked into My Country and Vagabond too, but I don’t have faith in either genre anymore. Korean action dramas especially just make me roll my eyes these days. 😁

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    • Kay says:

      Well, at least that’s a couple on the watch list 🙂 Hopefully, they pan out. I’m definitely excited for Vagabond and My Country. Also looking forward to The Tale of Nokdu. Hoping a few of them work out for me too! hehe 🙂

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  5. Kate says:

    Too many good dramas coming and too little time!!

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  6. Currently watching vagabond and melting me softly! Both are sooo good! Vagabond had me hooked right from the start so I’ve been looking forward to new eps every week. I love the leads too! Melting me softly is really good too omg. I’m so glad to see Ji Chang Wook back I missed him so much. Healer and The K2 are probably some of my most favorite dramas. I’ll definitely have to check out others in the list when I have time in between university haha.

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    • Kay says:

      Ooooh, that’s good to hear! Those are two dramas I’m so excited to start when some more eps are out. I can’t wait for the Lee Seung Gi and Suzy reunion, and I too have missed Ji Chang Wook and am so glad to have him back 🙂 We definitely have a lot of dramas to try to squeeze in these days, hehe

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