10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in June 2020

Old School Intern Korean Drama - Park Hae Jin

We’re already heading straight into summer, and the dramas just keep on coming! Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this June 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 June 2020:

My Pick:

1. Backstreet Rookie

Backstreet Rookie Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung

We’ve got two actors that I love coming together for this romance. It looks like it will be a cute rom-com, and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this pairing!

Backstreet Rookie is set in a 24 hour convenience store and tells the story of a quirky part time worker (Kim Yoo Jung) and her clumsy manager (Ji Chang Wook).

Backstreet Rookie is scheduled to premiere June 19 on SBS.

PREMIERING IN JUNE:

2. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Psycho But It's Okay Korean Drama - Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is a healing romance that tells the story of a health worker (Kim Soo Hyun) in the psychiatric ward whose fate becomes intertwined with a writer (Seo Ye Ji) with Antisocial Personality Disorder as they fall in love.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is scheduled to premiere June 20 on tvN.

3. My Unfamiliar Family

My Unfamiliar Family Korean Drama - Han Ye Ri and Choo Ja Hyun

My Unfamiliar Family follows the complex and changing relationships between friends who are more like family and family who are more like friends. Starring Han Ye Ri, Choo Ja Hyun, and Kim Ji Suk.

My Unfamiliar Family is scheduled to premiere June 1 on tvN.

CURRENTLY AIRING IN JUNE:

4. King Maker: The Change of Destiny

Wind and Cloud and Rain Korean Drama - Park Shi Hoo

King Maker: The Change of Destiny 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.

King Maker: The Change of Destiny airs Saturday and Sunday on TV Chosun.

5. 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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.

6. Mystic Pop-Up Bar

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

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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on JTBC.

7. 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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

8. Dinner Mate

Shall We Eat Dinner Together Korean Drama - Song Seung Heon, Seo Ji Hye, Lee Ji Hoon, Son Na Eun

Dinner Mate 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.

Dinner Mate airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.

9. Sweet Munchies

Sweet Munchies Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo

Sweet Munchies is about a chef (Jung Il Woo) who goes on a variety show and gets involved in a love triangle with the show’s PD (Kang Ji Young) and another man (Lee Hak Joo).

Sweet Munchies airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.

10. 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 airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.


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

Fix You

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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.

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.

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.

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.

When My Love Blooms

When My Love Blooms 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 airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.


What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in June?

Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in July!


For the latest dramas, check out the
December 2020 Drama Guide

Secret Royal Inspector Korean Drama - L


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24 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in June 2020

  1. D says:

    Thanks Kay. I want to watch all three new ones this month. 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      We do have another promising crop this month. I’ll definitely go for Backstreet Rookie and It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Will be keeping an eye on My Unfamiliar Family to see how it shapes up 🙂

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  2. MyKDramaticLife says:

    My pick for this month is none other than Backstreet Rookie. 😍😍😍
    Hahaha obviously.

    But Psycho But It’s Okay also sounds tempting.

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  3. MyKDramaticLife says:

    And for your reference, here are my first impressions (usually first three/four episodes) for my June 2020 entries:

    Psychopath Diary: Hmm, the plot sounds very entertaining. Yoon Shi Yoon is the perfect actor for this kind of role. And he has the Waikiki vibe with him. 😍

    Find Me in Your Memory: Nothing really is special with its plot (with the male lead having hyperthemesia, which theme was previously used in legal drama, ‘Remember’). But I found something extraordinary with our main’s chemistry.

    Itaewon Class: Undoubtfully, Park Seo Joon is such a great and effective actor. Will I have again a Female Second Lead syndrome here? Or will I eventually get charmed by our multitalented female lead, Jo Yi Seo?

    Boksoo’s Back (My Strange Hero)
    An unsual romcom mystery disguised as school drama. The leads’ chemistry is great. Pretty interesting!

    Black Dog
    Excited to see what else Seo Hyun Jin can do in a drama. And I am not disappointed cause I surprisingly enjoying this one. A fresh idea of a slice-of-life / school drama that focused our dear teacher heroes rathen than students.

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    • Kay says:

      You’ve got a nice crop going there! Yoon Shi Yoon really was perfect for Psychopath Diary. It’s funny you mention he has a Waikiki vibe as I’ve thought he would great in that drama with his comedic style 🙂

      Yes, Find Me in Your Memory isn’t that unique in plot, but I thought the main couple’s opposite conditions was a bit unique, plus their chemistry really is fantastic.

      I still need to watch Itaewon Class.

      My Strange Hero was really fun! Fun plot and great chemistry. Definitely a great one.

      Black Dog sounds nice for those that like the slice of life/school dramas. Glad that you’re enjoying that one 🙂

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  4. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Been avoiding OCN dramas these days. Thought that they don’t do any fresh dramas at all. But Train with Yoon Shi Yoon sounds so tempting.
    And yeah I still have to see more of how Find Me goes on.
    You really have to see Itaewon. That one is unexpectedly great.

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  5. kfangurl says:

    You do a great job keeping everything straight! 😄 I, on the other hand, am super behind and kinda drowning. 😆😆

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  6. MyKDramaticLife says:

    (My May 2020 K-Dramatic Reviews)
    “A-May-zing Marathon”

    1. 365: Repeat the Year
    A never-resting suspense thriller with twist of fantasy, having a unique time-travel as its theme. With its great actors and their great portrayal and good scripts brought us to a roller-coaster suspense thriller that requires you to literally use your brain.

    Rating: 8.5/10

    2. Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2
    Second installment of the phenomenal Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 1 last 2017. With its amazing writing and story flow, the author really highlighted every character in the drama. And I loved it! It was as heartwarming and as amazing as its first season.

    Rating: 9/10

    3. Another Oh Hae Young [re-rewatch]
    Watched it for the third time. And I laughed my brain out, I cried my soul out, and I felt so amazingly great with every single thing about this drama. So far, since 2017 my best K-drama. 😍

    Rating: 10+/10

    4. When the Weather is Fine
    Just a simple drama with nothing really special, but just pure characters you could connect with and root for. Amazingly simply written but very beautiful. It really is true that sometimes nothing special is really special.

    Rating: 9/10

    5. World of the Married
    Personally, not the kinds of drama I’d love to recommend to my friends. Objectively, it is a drama that has a lot of things to offer and enjoy – melodrama, romance, family, affairs, revenge and ultimate search for happiness. Indeed, no doubt why it internationally hit big.

    Rating: 6.5/10

    6. A Piece of Your Mind
    A mini-series with lead characters you wanna be happy. Since the drama does not have that strong plot, it might be very very slow at times. But still, they made it decent enough.

    Rating: 6/10

    My Favorites this Month: Another Oh Hae Young, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2, When the Weather is Fine

    My K-Movie Reviews:

    1. Train to Busan [re-rewatch]
    Watched it multiple times, but still had the same amazing and fulfilling vibes I’ve got everytime. Such a wonderfully-made epic film.
    ‘Twas heartwrenching, and thrilling. But more than just zombies, it has heart and life lessons in it.

    Rating: 10/10

    2. The Flu [rewatch]
    I happened to watch this movie again, so as to relate with what the world and its people are actually experiencing these days (COVID Outbreak). It had an amazing casts with many tearjerking scenes, and showcasing of an eternal love of a mother to his daughter. Indeed, a relatable movie with many characters you could connect with.

    Rating: 9/10

    3. A Taxi Driver
    A sensitive movie set in the year 1980. While the drama had boring parts for me, those gunshots awakened me. 😃 And I commend the writer for utilizing a profession and making it such a useful and life-changing job – our Taxi Drivers. Indeed, this movie deserved all its awards.

    Rating: 7.5/10

    4. Exit
    An unexpected surprising movie! I could feel many emotions while watching it. And that’s something very special about it. With its great casts and pacing, this movie is quite an epic.

    Rating: 8.5/10

    5. Confidential Assignment
    An action-packed film with a great casts (Hyun Bin 😍 in it is I think more than enough to give this movie a look) and a great villain. And a showcase of an uncommon camarederie of two strangers teamed for a similar goal.

    Rating: 6.5/10

    So that was my May. 😊

    I ain’t sure if there were technical issues or something. But seems like you haven’t responded to my monster May 2020 update yet, thus have to repost my comment.
    Hehehe.

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    • Kay says:

      It looks like the comment somehow landed in the spam folder. No idea why that happens randomly sometimes. I can always fish it out though 🙂

      Whew! You got in sooo many dramas and movies! We both watched 365: Repeat the Year. It’s great you enjoyed that one so much. It was a fun drama that actually added a unique spin to time travel 🙂

      It’s great Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2 lived up to the first season for you 🙂 It also sounds like Another Oh Hae Young was a good rewatch. Gotta get in those Eric dramas, hehe

      World of the Married sounds right up my alley with the high melodrama. I’ll give that a look sometime too.

      I plan to check out When the Weather if Fine and A Piece of Your Mind eventually. I know both are slower paced. When the Weather is fine sounds more promising, so that’s the one I’ll eventually do first. Plus, I have to give it a chance for Park Min Young 🙂

      I haven’t seen any of the movies you watched. I do have Taxi Driver and Exit on my list though. Both look really interesting.

      I commend you for getting in so many shows in May. You deserve a medal for all of those achievements 🙂

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  7. Timescout says:

    I’ve kinda stopped listing “what I might perhaps watch if the stars align right”. 😁 I’m waaaayyyy behind with everything I’m supposedly watching. Have to see if I can manage to make a dent in The List during my vacation in July.

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    • Kay says:

      Well, vacations are nice for knocking out a few dramas on The List. Of course, then July will go and more to it to replace them, hehe

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  8. Thinking of watching Backstreet Rookie, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Mystic Pop-Up Bar, and When the Love Blooms! I haven’t watched any kdramas after Hospital Playlist. It’s time to start some new ones!

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