10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in April 2020

A Piece of Your Mind Korean Drama - Jung Hae In

April is going a little easier on us with the new premieres, but there are still plenty of dramas to choose from to keep us busy! Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this April 2020 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 2020:

My Pick:

1. The King: Eternal Monarch

The King: Eternal Monarch Korean Drama - Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun

We should be in for an epic tale with this one! We’ve got Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun teaming up in the newest drama from hit writer Kim Eun Hee. I’m excited for a big romance and lots of excitement in this parallel worlds story.

The King: Eternal Monarch is about parallel worlds with one being the Empire of Korea and the other the Republic of Korea. The emperor (Lee Min Ho) of the Korean Empire teams up with a detective (Kim Go Eun) from the Republic of Korea to try and close the door between the worlds.

The King: Eternal Monarch is scheduled to premiere in April on SBS.


2. Born Again

Born Again Korean Drama - Jang Ki Yong, Jin Se Yeon, Lee Soo Hyuk

Born Again is a mystery romance drama that tells the reincarnation story of three people. In 1986, they were a detective, the detective’s lover, and a loner. In the present, they are reincarnated into a prosecutor, an archaeology instructor, and a medical student. Starring Jang Ki Yong, Jin Se Yeon, and Lee Soo Hyuk.

Born Again is scheduled to premiere April 20 on KBS.

3. When My Love Blooms

Blossom Korean Drama - Yoo Ji Tae and Lee Bo Young

When My Love Blooms is a melodrama about a struggling single mother (Lee Bo Young) who reunites with her first love (Yoo Ji Tae) who is a businessman only concerned with money and fame when they are in their 40’s.

When My Love Blooms is scheduled to premiere April 25 on tvN.


4. Rugal

Rugal Korean Drama - Choi Jin Hyuk and Park Sung Woong

Rugal is a revenge thriller about a police officer (Choi Jin Hyuk) who loses everything including his wife as well as his eyes in an attempt to bring down a big crime organization headed by a powerful man (Park Sung Woong). He is eventually given artificial eyes with special abilities and sets out to bring down the organization once and for all.

Rugal airs Wednesday and Thursday on OCN.

5. Meow, the Secret Boy

Welcome Korean Drama - L and Shin Ye Eun

Meow, the Secret Boy is about a cat (L) that has the ability to change into a human who starts living a double life in order to always stay close to his owner (Shin Ye Eun) who needs to heal from past wounds.

Meow, the Secret Boy airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.

6. A Piece of Your Mind

A Piece of Your Mind Korean Drama - Jung Hae In and Chae Soo Bin

A Piece of Your Mind is about an AI programmer (Jung Hae In) who believes that having only a small portion of his love’s heart is enough for him that meets a down on her luck classical recording engineer (Chae Soo Bin).

A Piece of Your Mind airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.

7. Find Me in Your Memory

Find Me in Your Memory Korean Drama - Kim Dong Wook and Moon Ga Young

Find Me in Your Memory is a romance drama about a news anchor (Kim Dong Wook) who can remember almost everything and an actress (Moon Ga Young) that doesn’t remember many things about her life who fall in love and heal each others’ hearts together.

Find Me in Your Memory airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

8. Eccentric! Chef Moon

Unique! Chef Moon Korean Drama - Eric and Go Won Hee

Eccentric! Chef Moon is a romance drama about a chef (Eric) whose peaceful life is like a vacation and an eccentric fashion designer (Go Won Hee) who has lost her memories.

Eccentric! Chef Moon airs Friday and Saturday on Channel A.

9. Hospital Playlist

Wise Doctor Life Korean Drama - Jung Kyung Ho, Jeon Mi Do, Jo Jung Suk, Kim Dae Myung, Yoo Yeon Suk

Hospital Playlist follows the lives and struggles of doctors, nurses, and patients in a hospital. Starring Jung Kyung Ho, Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jeon Mi Do, & Kim Dae Myung.

Hospital Playlist airs Thursday on tvN.

10. 365: Repeat the Year

365: Repeat the Year Korean Drama - Lee Joon Hyuk and Nam Ji Hyun

365: Repeat the Year is a fantasy mystery thriller that tells the story of people who get the chance to go back in time one year ago to change their lives, but a mysterious event happens that causes problems for them. Starring Nam Ji Hyun and Lee Joon Hyuk

365: Repeat the Year airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.

Other Premieres & Ongoing Dramas
(These dramas will be highlighted in the coming months)

Couple’s World
Good Casting
Model Detective


I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice

I'll Go to You When the Weather is Nice Korean Drama - Seo Kang Joon and Park Min Young

I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice is a countryside healing romance about a man (Seo Kang Joon) who runs a small bookstore and a woman (Park Min Young) with a painful past who returns to her hometown.

I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.

Hi Bye, Mama!

Hi Bye, Mama Korean Drama - Lee Kyu Hyung, Kim Tae Hee, Go Bo Gyul, Seo Woo Jin

Hi Bye, Mama! is a fantasy comedy about a mother (Kim Tae Hee) who dies in an accident and becomes a ghost, but she gets the chance to live as a human again for 49 days and reconnect with her family.

Hi Bye, Mama! airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.


Memorist Korean Drama - Yoo Seung Ho

Memorist is a mystery thriller about a detective (Yoo Seung Ho) that has super powers that allow him to read people’s memories and a genius profiler (Lee Se Young) who are trying to solve a serial murder case.

Memorist airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.


Hyena Korean Drama - Joo Ji Hoon and Kim Hye Soo

Hyena is a legal drama about lawyers who help the upper class and use the law as a weapon including an intelligent lawyer (Joo Ji Hoon) with a big ego and a lawyer (Kim Hye Soo) who will do whatever it takes for money and success.

Hyena airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows Korean Drama - Kim Seo Hyung

Nobody Knows is a police drama about a violent crimes detective (Kim Seo Hyung) whose close friend was murdered by a serial killer when they were young that works to find the culprit after murders start again in the present.

Nobody Knows airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.

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!

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16 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in April 2020

  1. D says:

    Thanks Kay. All three this month are on my list. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Snow Flower says:

    I am thinking about watching The King: Eternal Monarch, Hospital Playlist , and When the Weather is Nice

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      Sounds like a good group of dramas 🙂 I’m definitely watching The King: Eternal Monarch and probably I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice. Several others too. There are a lot of promising dramas on right now 🙂


  3. Kate says:

    Lots on the list to look forward to! Now just to find the time 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Timescout says:

    Of the new additions Hospital Playlist is the only one I’m going to check out for sure. Chef Moon is still a possibility too… provided nothing else grabs my attention before I get to it, ha.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      Haha, well, that’s always a possibility. It’s easy to get distracted in Dramaland. Hopefully, Hospital Playlist will be a good one for you 🙂


  5. MyKDramaticLife says:

    The King: Eternal Monarch 👑 😍😍

    It will be epic of course.
    I also have to keep my eyes to Born Again. That one sounds promising.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I love when you post these! It helps me find new dramas 😀 I’ve been super busy with school so I’m currently only watching Hospital Playlist and Find Me In Your Memory. I’m really liking both of them! Maybe I’ll start another one right now from the March list haha.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      Aww, I’m so glad it helps you find dramas to watch 🙂 Sounds like you have a couple of good ones to enjoy already. Haha, well, I see why you would want to start another one. We just can’t get enough dramas! 😉


  7. Rich says:

    Hi Bye, Mama! was beyond well done. I have never cried from a TV series the way this one made me cry. Not only because of my own experiences in life, but just because of the absolutely amazing story telling that this series did. I am so very impressed with Korean shows. I thank you for taking over what Hollywood has forgotten all about…good story telling that isn’t trashy, filthy, and overtly sexual, and that amazing stories can be shared the world over the way these do. Thank you…and American living in Asia.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      That’s so wonderful that you loved this series so much 🙂 I’m really looking forward to watching it. It looks interesting, and I really enjoyed this writer’s last drama Go Back Couple. It was very emotional and made me cry and laugh since it was so touching. It sounds like this may do that too. And I agree, I love Korean dramas and find them to be much better than American shows 🙂


  8. Jamie says:

    I just finished Repeat drama 😘 I love it so much! Thank You for the list..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      You’re very welcome 🙂 That’s so good to hear! I think I’m going to watch that one next after I finish up Find Me in Your Memory. I’m really looking forward to it 🙂


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