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:
1. The King: Eternal Monarch
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.
PREMIERING IN APRIL:
2. Born Again
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
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.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN APRIL:
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
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 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 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
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
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 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)
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN APRIL:
I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice
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! 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 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 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 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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