Soul Repairer Korean Drama - Jung So Min

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:

My Pick:

1. Mystic Pop-Up Bar

Mystic Pop-Up Bar Korean Drama - Yook Sung Jae and Hwang Jung Eum

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.


2. Wind and Cloud and Rain

Wind and Cloud and Rain Korean Drama - Park Shi Hoo

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)

Soul Repairer Korean Drama - Shin Ha Kyun and Jung So Min

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 Korean Drama - Jang Na Ra, Go Joon, Park Byung Eun, Jung Gun Joo

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

Old School Intern Korean Drama - Park Hae Jin and Kim Eung Soo

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 Korean Drama - Song Seung Heon, Seo Ji Hye, Lee Ji Hoon, Son Na Eun

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 Korean Drama - Cha Tae Hyun and Lee Sun Bin

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.


8. 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 airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.

9. The King: Eternal Monarch

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

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 Korean Drama - Choi Kang Hee, Yoo In Young, Kim Ji Young

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)

Sweet Munchies
When My Love Blooms


Couple’s World

Couple's World Korean Drama - Kim Hee Ae

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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!

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22 responses to “10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in May 2020”

  1. MyKDramaticLife Avatar

    Mystic Pop-Up Bar, of course. 😍
    Been waiting for it for quite a long time since it was announced as Two Tops Potcha.

    Hmm.. Also planning to watch Oh My Baby and Shall We Eat Dinner Together.

    Also just finished with 365 and Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2 today. Both were great dramas.

    Currently watching:
    Piece of Your Mind

    1. Kay Avatar

      Gotta watch Mystic Pop-up Bar! hehe I’m anxious to see Hwang Jung Eum again 🙂

      I plan on 365 and Oh My Baby looks cute. Will also watch Wind and Cloud and Rain from the new premieres.

      I hope you enjoy A Piece of Your Mind 🙂

      1. MyKDramaticLife Avatar

        You definitely have to start with 365.
        It indeed a never resting thriller drama. Hahaha.

        1. Kay Avatar

          I’m super excited to see 365! You know I love my time travel, and even better if it’s a thriller 😁😁😁

  2. Timescout Avatar

    Good Casting, Hospital Playlist for sure and maybe Mystic PopUp Bar. But I’m going to tackle couple of other dramas on The List first.

    1. Kay Avatar

      Good variety of possibilities there 🙂 Mystic Pop-up Bar looks like a fun one. I’ll definitely be trying to knock out some other from The List first too, hehe

  3. Snow Flower Avatar
    Snow Flower

    My plate is already full with The King and Hospital Playlist, but the Mystic Bar and the historical drama are worth checking out.

    1. Kay Avatar

      Both Mystic Pop-up Bar and Wind and Cloud and Rain are definitely on my list, as is The King: Eternal Monarch. Lots of good options in May 🙂

  4. Kate Avatar

    Started King Eternal Monarch and loving so far! Still working on a few others before I can dive into any of the above but none of them really pique my interest. I would have liked to have watched Hospital Playlist for the cast but I really can’t watch another medical drama right now.

    1. Kay Avatar

      I’m so looking forward to The King: Eternal Monarch! Been waiting so long for that one 🙂 I have quite a few from this list I’ll be checking out. I too would love to watch Hospital Playlist for that cast, but it’s a no go on the medical dramas for me too, hehe

      1. Mayang Avatar

        I really suggest that you watch Hospital Playlist, it’s not just another medical drama. It is a really well-played well-written feel-good drama. The scenes, stories, and characters are spot-on. 😊 Maybe I am just biased since I really love the Reply Series, but I really enjoyed this one. I can’t wait for the next season!🤗

        1. Kay Avatar

          It’s great that you enjoyed Hospital Playlist so much 🙂 I actually really liked the Reply series too because of the characters and stories and that’s what sounds really appealing to me about Hospital Playlist. But I don’t usually watch medical dramas because I don’t do well with surgery scenes and lots of medical issues. On the rare occasion, I do actually watch a medical drama, I usually regret it because even though story is good, the medical stuff takes the enjoyment out of it. So it’s really disappointing when a drama comes along with a great cast from a writer I enjoy that has a medical setting 🙁

  5. kfangurl Avatar

    SO many dramas, all of the time! I’m overwhelmed!! 😅 Definitely curious about Hospital Playlist and A Couple’s World. Also curious (though slightly less so) about Good Casting & Shall We Have Dinner Together. I’m realizing though, that what I’m interested in checking out changes wildly according to word on the street. If people start raving about something, I’ll want to check it out, such is FOMO. 😆😆

    1. Kay Avatar

      Yep, I’m perpetually overwhelmed by my ever growing drama list! I’d love to see Hospital Playlist for that cast, but since it’s medical, I’ll be passing. I think it sounds like a good one for you though.

      A Couple’s World also has me curious. Wasn’t planning on that one, but it’s sounds awfully juicy which caught my attention fast!

      I too get really curious when everyone starts raving about a drama I wasn’t interested in and feel the need to pop in and see what the fuss is about. I wasn’t planning on watching Find Me in Your Memory but kept hearing so many good things about it that I recently started it. Have watched several episodes and am loving it! You just really never know! hehe 🙂

      1. kfangurl Avatar

        Oh! SAME, on becoming curious about Find Me in Your Memory! And now, you’re saying good things too! I guess I HAVE to check it out now! 😆

        1. Kay Avatar

          Oh yes, I was skeptical, but it reeled me right in and I was sold! 😆😆😆

  6. D Avatar

    I want to watch most of them from this list but nothing in particular that I really want to watch. 🙂

    1. Kay Avatar

      Haha, yeah, that happens sometimes. We really good list of options to choose from this month 🙂

  7. Sahara🌵 (@Radicalmemerer) Avatar

    Always love these lists! Currently watching Find Me In Your Memory and Hospital playlist. Both are very good! I started Rugal and The King Eternal Monarch but I’m not sure how I feel. I think Rugal is alright. I think I just had high expectations because of Choi Jin Hyuk. The King of Eternal Monarch was confusing when I watched the first episode maybe because I’m dumb haha. I’m going to give it another chance because maybe I wasn’t in the right mindset at the time. Mystic Pop-Up Bar and Born Again look good though. Will most definitely check those out now since it’s summer and I finally have time.

    1. Kay Avatar

      Happy you enjoy them 🙂 I’m watching Find Me In Your Memory too! I’m on ep 14 and loving it! Such a nice surprise 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying it and Hospital Playlist and at least doing okay with Rugal. I’m really looking forward to The King: Eternal Monarch, so hopefully, I do well with it. I’ll be watching Mystic Pop-Up Bar and Born Again too. Both look promising in completely different ways 🙂

  8. margray Avatar

    shall we eat dinner kdrama will be aired on May25.. but it was written as May4..

    1. Kay Avatar

      Fixed! Thanks 🙂

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