We are already well into spring now, and May is bringing us lots of drama premieres! Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this May 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 May 2020:
1. Mystic Pop-Up Bar
I’m excited to see Hwang Jung Eum back in a new drama, and she is teamed up with Yook Sung Jae in this one. It looks like a very quirky drama that will hopefully be a lot of fun!
Mystic Pop-Up Bar is about all that happens at a mysterious drinking establishment that appears late at night. Starring Hwang Jung Eum and Yook Sung Jae.
Mystic Pop-Up Bar is scheduled to premiere May 20 on JTBC.
PREMIERING IN MAY:
2. Wind and Cloud and Rain
Wind and Cloud and Rain is about a talented face reader (Park Shi Hoo) who is trying to build up a new nation during a chaotic period in history with the help of a princess (Go Sung Hee) who can see the fate of people.
Wind and Cloud and Rain is scheduled to premiere May 17 on TV Chosun.
3. Fix You (Soul Mechanic)
Fix You tells the stories of psychiatrists and patients with the focus on a passionate psychiatrist (Shin Ha Kyun) and a rising musical actress (Jung So Min).
Fix You is s scheduled to premiere May 6 on KBS.
4. Oh My Baby
Oh My Baby is a romantic comedy about a single magazine editor (Jang Na Ra) who wants to have a baby without getting married, so she sets her sights on three men (Go Joon, Park Byung Eun, Jung Gun Joo) as potential fathers.
Oh My Baby is scheduled to premiere May 6 on tvN.
5. Kkondae Intern
Kkondae Intern tells the story of a successful company man (Park Hae Jin) who is paired with a difficult senior intern (Kim Eung Soo) that was his boss at his old company.
Kkondae Intern is scheduled to premiere May 20 on MBC.
6. Shall We Eat Dinner Together?
Shall We Eat Dinner Together? follows the story of two people (Song Seung Heon and Seo Ji Hye) who grow closer and heal from past hurts over meeting for dinners together.
Shall We Eat Dinner Together is scheduled to premiere May 25 on MBC.
7. Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation
Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation is a crime drama about an investigator (Cha Tae Hyun) who teams up with a crime show PD (Lee Sun Bin) to solve cases.
Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation is scheduled to premiere May 23 on OCN.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN MAY:
8. 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 airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
9. The King: Eternal Monarch
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 airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.
10. Good Casting
Good Casting is a comedy action drama about middle-aged women (Choi Kang Hee, Kim Ji Young, Yoo In Young) who work in the NIS that are struggling to keep their jobs. They are then surprised to suddenly be transferred to the field as undercover agents.
Good Casting airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
Other Premieres & Ongoing Dramas
(These dramas will be highlighted in the coming months)
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AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN MAY:
Couple’s World is about a married couple (Kim Hee Ae and Park Hae Joon) whose trust is broken and the relationship turned upside down by the betrayal of an affair.
Couple’s World airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in May?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in June!
For the latest dramas, check out the
January 2021 Drama Guide
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