10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in August 2020

Flower of Evil Korean Drama - Lee Joon Gi

We’re making our way to August and that brings a lot of new choices for those kdramas that we love so much. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this August 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 August 2020:

My Pick:

1. Alice

Alice Korean Drama - Joo Won and Kim Hee Sun

A time travel drama with Joo Won? I’m in! We’ve got him paired with Kim Hee Sun in a genre I love. The trailers also look slick, so I’m excited to see what we get with this one.

Alice is a sci-fi drama about a detective (Joo Won) who discovers something called Alice that allows time travelers to come from the future, and he is reunited with a woman (Kim Hee Sun) who died many years ago.

Alice is scheduled to premiere August 28 on SBS.


2. When I Was the Most Beautiful

When I Was the Prettiest Korean Drama - Ha Suk Jin, Im Soo Hyang, Ji Soo

When I Was the Most Beautiful is about a woman (Im Soo Hyang) trying to heal from the pain of her past who gets involved in a love triangle with two brothers (Ha Suk Jin and Ji Soo).

When I Was the Most Beautiful is scheduled to premiere August 19 on MBC.

3. Do You Like Brahms?

Do You Like Brahms? Korean Drama - Kim Min Jae and Park Eun Bin

Do You Like Brahms? tells the stories of students at a prestigious music school as they practice, perform, and have competitions. Starring Kim Min Jae and Park Eun Bin

Do You Like Brahms? is scheduled to premiere August 31 on SBS.

4. Lonely Enough to Love

Don't Want to Date, But I Hate Being Lonely Korean Drama - Ji Hyun Woo

Lonely Enough to Love is a romance about a group of people living together who want to be in relationships and not be lonely but don’t want things to be too serious including a psychiatrist (Ji Hyun Woo) and a freelance copy editor (Kim So Eun).

Lonely Enough to Love is scheduled to premiere August 11 on MBC.

5. Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol Korean Drama - Lee Jae Wook and Go Ara

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol follows the romance between a downtrodden pianist (Go Ara) and a mysterious part time worker (Lee Jae Wook).

o Do Sol Sol La La Sol is scheduled to premiere in August on KBS.

6. Secret Forest 2

Secret Forest 2 Korean Drama - Jo Seung Woo and Bae Doo N

Secret Forest 2 is about cold prosecutor (Jo Seung Woo) and a kind police detective (Bae Doo Na) who team up to solve cases in the midst of a conflict between the prosecutor’s office and the police.

Secret Forest 2 is scheduled to premiere August 15 on tvN.

7. Zombie Detective

Zombie Detective Korean Drama - Choi Jin Hyuk

Zombie Detective is a comedy crime drama about a new zombie (Choi Jin Hyuk) who has lost his memories and gets the opportunity to take on the identity of a detective as he struggles to survive.

Zombie Detective is scheduled to premiere August 31 on KBS.

8. Missing: The Other Side

Missing: The Other Side Korean Drama - Go Soo

Missing: The Other Side is a mystery thriller about a town of souls that went missing when they were alive. A group of people including a conman (Go Soo) who uses his skills to help others and his assistant (Ahn So Hee) try to solve the cases surrounding them as they encounter a mysterious man (Heo Joon Ho) who connects the town and the outside world.

Missing: The Other Side is scheduled to premiere in August on OCN.


9. Flower of Evil

Flower of Evil Korean Drama - Lee Joon Gi and Moon Chae Won

Flower of Evil is a romance thriller about an emotionless psychopath (Lee Joon Gi) who changes his identity and tries to leave his dark past behind him that marries a homicide detective (Moon Chae Won) who is trying to uncover the truth.

Flower of Evil airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.

10. Graceful Friends

Graceful Friends Korean Drama - Yoo Joon Sang and Song Yoon Ah

Graceful Friends focuses on a group of married couples whose lives are turned upside down by a murder. Starring Song Yoon Ah and Yoo Joon Sang

Graceful Friends airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.


Backstreet Rookie

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

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 airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.

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 airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.

To All the Guys Who Loved Me

Men are Men Korean Drama - Yoon Hyun Min, Hwang Jung Eum, Seo Ji Hoon

To All the Guys Who Loved Me is a romantic comedy about a woman (Hwang Jung Eum) who wants to stay single after being hurt in the past and a man (Yoon Hyun Min) who wants to change his relationship with her through love.

To All the Guys Who Loved Me airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.


Train Korean Drama - Yoon Shi Yoon

Train is a sci-fi romance about about a detective (Yoon Shi Yoon) whose loved one is murdered by a serial killer, but he discovers a parallel world where she is still alive and works to protect her.

Train airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.

Chip In

Woman of 9.9 Billion Korean Drama - Oh Na Ra

Chip In follows the battle for the property of a famous painter that is worth billions of won as his daughter (Kim Hye Joon) seeks the truth in the matter.

Chip In airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

Was it Love?

Did We Love? Korean Drama - Son Ho Jun, Song Jong Ho, Kim Min Joon, Koo Ja Sung

Was it Love? is about an unlucky movie producer (Song Ji Hyo) who is a single mother. Her life then gets shaken up after meeting four men (Son Ho Jun, Song Jong Ho, Kim Min Joon, Koo Ja Sung).

Was it Love? airs Wednesday and Thursday on JTBC.

Into the Ring

The Ballot Korean Drama - Nana

Into the Ring is an office romantic comedy about a confident and determined woman (Nana) who handles civil complaints that falls in love with a by-the-books civil servant (Park Sung Hoon).

Into the Ring airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.

The Good Detective

Exemplary Detective Korean Drama - Son Hyun Joo, Jang Seung Jo, Lee Elijah

The Good Detective is about two detectives (Son Hyun Joo and Jang Seung Jo) and a reporter (Lee Elijah) trying to expose the truth while others try to cover it up.

The Good Detective airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.

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

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19 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in August 2020

  1. D says:

    I’m looking forward to dramas 1 – 6 from this list. For once, most of the dramas coming out this month are not crime related or procedural. yay!! 🙂 (except secret forest 2 but that’s ok).

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      That looks like a pretty good bunch and I hope to check out several of them too. Yes, it’s nice that we have a good selection this time with rom coms, melos, and sci-fi in addition to the crime stuff 🙂


  2. Snow Flower says:

    Alice and Flower of Evil look very promising. There are also the 2 piano dramas. I will wait for word of mouth on all of them.

    Currently watching:
    Its Okay Not to be Okay – 4 episodes left! One of the best dramas I have seen so far. I hope the ending is good.
    The King 2 Hearts – Lee Seung Gi and Jo Jung Suk. Enough said…

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    • Kay says:

      Alice and Flower of Evil are on my for sure watch list. Because of my soft spot for music dramas, I too will be keeping an eye on those two with hopes that they look promising.

      I’m watching It’s Okay to Not Be Okay next and I’m so excited for it! I hope the remaining episodes play out well for you 🙂

      And The King 2 Hearts! I love that drama. Another Lee Seung Gi classic that I only think fondly of 🙂


  3. Timescout says:

    FoS2 for sure! 😀 Maybe Alice and Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (what a mouthful!) as well. We’ll see.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      Hopefully, Forest of Secrets 2 continues your drama streak! Yes, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol is certainly a mouthful. That one would be an awkward one to have to talk about in real like with a name like that, lol


  4. MyKDramaticLife says:

    So hard to choose from these potential premiers. When I Was the Prettiest is my August pick. The melo feels it has is I think into my taste. Hmm, will surely watch Alice (my time travel 😍) And will consider Do You Like Brahms and Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, mainly for these amazing actresses: Park Eun Bin and Go Ara.

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    • Kay says:

      When I Was the Prettiest was a close second for me. I’m ready for that melo feel myself, hehe. Alice for the time travel thriller and the two music dramas I will be keeping an eye out for since I have a soft spot for them. We definitely have some good choices this month 🙂

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  5. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Meanwhile here are the dramas that I’m watching for August:

    (August 2020: Romantic Thrilling August)

    Backstreet Rookie (watched episode 11/16)
    Been patiently waiting for my oppa Chang Wook’s every new drama. And being paired with Kim Yoo Jung is a super plus! Backstreet Rookie really clicked on me with its comic comedies and lil heartwarming life lessons on top of its romance. Now at episode 12 and I’m gonna miss this Convenient Store couple. 😍😍😍

    She Knows Everything (Done watching)
    Ms. Lee and Lieutenant In have a great nonromantic chemistry. The mystery solving is good enough to keep me interested and play detective with our leads. As it’s only a short series, it’s being fast-paced is also a gpod point.

    Tell Me What You Saw (watched ep. 11/16)
    A one-of-a-kind crime thriller drama. Every episode is exciting and there is always that “I didn’t see that coming” twists. So amazed to have seen Jang Hyuk in an immobile role, since he always had those quirky and full-of-action types of roles, so it’s quite a surprise to see him as a paralyzed ex-profiler. And that female lead is also very good. I’m very convinced so far in her portrayal. Now here’s me getting all excited to see it more and see who The Guy is.

    Psycho But It’s Okay (watched ep. 6/16)
    Kim Soo Hyun is back after 5 years! And this drama really becomes a hit not just to me, but to most viewers overall. So far, I loved everyone’s acting and portrayal. Even the supporting characters really do their parts so satisfyingly. Now at episode ‘6 and I’m loving it so far.

    To All the Guys Who Loved Me (watched ep. 7/16)
    You really can expect a 100% FUN in a romcom if it stars the ever quirky Hwang Jung Eum. She really is my Romcom Queen. To All the Guys who Loved Me has two great and handsome men in the persons of Seo Ji Hoon and Yoon Hyun Min, so it really is a headache to choose who to ship our Jung Eum with. Combined with the fantasy elements of the show, it adds more excitement to it.

    Train (watched ep. 6/12)
    Yoon Shi Yoon. 😍 I’m not used to his serious profile in this drama. But gosh! He’s doing great once again. Aside from its very potential casts, Train also has an all-packed elements of a great drama – suspense/thriller, mystery, bits of romance and fantasy. Very OCN-ey! With that, I know I’m going to like this one. And so did I.

    The King: Eternal Monarch (watched: 2/16)
    The King Lee Min Ho is finally back! And I’m now late for all those hypes in the Dramaland.
    So far so far with lots of many interesting and fun characters, The King: Eternal Monarch is off to a good and interesting start.

    Fightingmida! 😀

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    • Snow Flower says:

      Psycho But It’s Okay is quite something! I have 2 more episodes to go. If the ending is good, it will be a classic.
      Yoon Shi Yoon was really great in a very serious role in Nokdu Flower. I have not seen Train yet, but I am sure he is good.

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    • MyKDramaticLife says:

      I too am enjoying Psycho But It’s Okay.
      I’m only waiting to accumulate its complete episodes to continue and finish it at once.
      And yeah YSY is so damn great in Train. Plus factor if you’re into OCN dramas.

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    • Kay says:

      It is a romantic, thrilling August for you! Aww, good to hear that you’re enjoying Backstreet Rookie. And I’m happy to hear such positive things about To All the Guys Who Loved Me. I can’t wait to see Hwang jung Eum again so soon with two other actors I really like in Yoon Hyun Min and Seo Ji Hoon. I’m sure my heart will be torn!

      And Train! I’m really excited for that one. I know Yoon Shi Yoon will be amazing. He’s bringing me over to OCN for a change for some big thrills!

      The King: Eternal Monarch was a fun watch. I know you’ll let me know how it goes for you. I’m curious since fans were all over the place on that one, hehe

      I just started Psycho But It’s Okay and love it so far! This one could be special 🙂

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      • MyKDramaticLife says:

        Am loving Psycho But It’s Okay and Backstreet Rookie from my August list. 😍
        Hmm, second love to Tell Me What You Saw (Just finished it yesterday). But are you just passing by a Jang Hyuk’s amazing performance in Tell Me? Hehe. I know you’re a big fan of him, so was just wondering. 😊

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        • Kay says:

          Haha, you noticed I didn’t mention it, huh? Right you are, I am in a big fan of Jang Hyuk 🙂 I’ve been undecided on Tell Me though. I am quite picky on my crime thrillers and aside from Jang Hyuk being in it, it hadn’t really caught my attention. I’ve been consistently hearing good things about it though. My questions would be: Is it strongly serialized rather than episodic? and Is it very gritty or just normal crime stuff?

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          • MyKDramaticLife says:

            It is brutal but isn’t entirely gritty.
            It’s more of the serialized part. It has very few episodic guest killer in between to spice the show up, but they’re mostly entertaining.
            Since I also really watched crime dramas very oftenly, Tell Me has been entertaining and engaging enough to keep me watching.

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            • Kay says:

              I guess I’ll have to look into a bit more to see if I think it would be too brutal for me, since it does sound like a promising drama. For instance, I watched Voice for Jang Hyuk, and it was a decent drama, but it was way more brutal than I go for! lol

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  6. Annonymous says:

    The reason that I’m breathing right now is because of korean dramas… At first I hate korean dramas. Korean dramas change my life, it made me cry and it gaves me morals in life.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      Aww, that’s so amazing to hear what a difference kdramas have made in your life 🙂 I really understand because they have made a huge impact on my life too, and I’m very grateful to have found them 🙂


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