10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in September 2020

Record of Youth Korean Drama - Park So Dam

We have another large crop of new kdramas to choose from in September as we are knocking on fall’s door. Cooler months are ahead and we’ll be needing our dramas to snuggle up with! Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this September 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 September 2020:

My Pick:

1. Record of Youth

Record of Youth Korean Drama - Park Bo Gum and Park So Dam

I’ve been waiting to have Park So Dam back in a drama for four years now, and the time has finally come! I can’t wait to see her paired up with Park Bo Gum in this romance about achieving your dreams.

Record of Youth is set in the modeling industry and focuses on a man (Park Bo Gum) who wants to be a model and a woman (Park So Dam) who wants to be a makeup artist.

Record of Youth is scheduled to premiere September 7 on tvN.


2. More Than Friends

More Than Friends Korean Drama - Ong Seung Woo and Shin Ye Eun

More Than Friends follows the romance between a man (Ong Seung Woo) and woman (Shin Ye Eun) who alternate having feelings for each other over 10 years.

More Than Friends is scheduled to premiere September 25 on JTBC.

3. The School Nurse Files

The School Nurse Files Korean Drama - Nam Joo Hyuk and Jung Yu Mi

The School Nurse Files is about a school nurse (Jung Yu Mi) who fights jelly monsters in her school that only she can see with the help of a teacher (Nam Joo Hyuk).

The School Nurse Files is scheduled to premiere September 25 on Netflix.

4. Lie After Lie

Lies of Lies Korean Drama - Lee Yoo Ri

Lie After Lie is a melodrama about a woman (Lee Yoo Ri) who was accused of murdering her rich husband and sent to prison where she gave birth to a daughter who was then taken away from her. After she is released, she hides her identity and attempts to become the stepmother of her daughter.

Lie After Lie is scheduled to premiere in September on Channel A.

5. 18 Again

18 Again Korean Drama - Yoon Sang Hyun, Kim Ha Neul, Lee Do Hyun

18 Again is about a middle-aged husband (Yoon Sang Hyun) on the brink of divorce who gets the chance to be 18 again. Also starring Kim Ha Neul and Lee Do Hyun

18 Again airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.

6. 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 September 7 on KBS.

7. Homemade Love Story

Oh! Samkwang Villa Korean Drama - Lee Jang Woo and Jin Ki Joo

Homemade Love Story shares the stories of people who live at an apartment complex as they grow closer including an overly confident architect (Lee Jang Woo) and a hot-tempered installer (Jin Ki Joo) at an interior design company.

Homemade Love Story is scheduled to premiere September 19 on KBS.


8. Alice

Alice Korean Drama - Joo Won and Kim Hee Sun

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 airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.

9. 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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

10. 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? airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.

Other Premieres & Ongoing Dramas
(These dramas will be highlighted in the coming months)

Love is Annoying, But I Hate Being Lonely
Missing: The Other Side
Secret Forest 2


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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23 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in September 2020

  1. MyKDramaticLife says:

    I think this month’s premiers are not as strong as the previous months.
    Hmmm.. My pick would be, I think, Do Do Sol Sol.
    Will keep my eyes on Record of Youth, and Lie After Lie too.
    Private Life sounds fun also.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      I agree. My only must watch from the premieres is Record of Youth. Then I’ll be keeping an eye on Do Do and Lie After Lie. Still plenty of dramas to watch from the last couple months though, hehe

      Liked by 1 person

      • MyKDramaticLife says:

        I’m skeptical with RoY though. Don’t have that specific reason though. Hahaha.
        There are a lot of other things to watch though. My list has its own life. It keeps on growing on its own.

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        • Kay says:

          Haha, yeah, I know how that goes. Park So Dam is my person for that one. I’ve missed her so much in Dramaland and can’t wait to see her again. And I do really like Park Bo Gum too. But you’re right, there are no shortage of other things to watch. We have to prioritize to get in all the ones we really want 🙂

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    Hmm….for me it will Private Life and Alice. Those sound like the most interesting ones. I might check at least the pilot of Zombie Detective and see if it’s something I could enjoy (if it isn’t too heavy slapstick humor I just might😊). All in all, looks like a slightly slower month, but I guess it also depends on what shows you like 😊

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  3. Snow Flower says:

    I am interested in Alice and the 2 music-themed dramas, Do You Like Brahms? and Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol.

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  4. Fred says:

    ‘Lie After Lie’ has a very interesting premise. Would love it if you give it a 10. LOL.

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  5. Alice is interesting, but I’m finding our hero is a bit meh! I think I will take on Zombie Detective and Do Do Sol Sol and perhaps Lie After Lie 😊

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  6. MyKDramaticLife says:

    (September 2020: September Full of Life, Lots of Love)

    To All the Guys Who Loved Me (watched ep. 13/16)
    Since the last two episodes of this show were delayed (COVID-related), it now becomes part of my September 2020 entries.
    Hwang Jung Eum is always fantastic in both her serious and funny modes. However, To All the Guys Who Loved Me had been inconsistent throughout its run. The funny is really funny. But the plot development on the serious side is a little bit complicated, that it sometimes overshadowed the overall fun side of the show. I still have three remaining episodes, so let us see what else can happen.

    Flower of Evil (watched ep. 5/16)
    Now I haven’t seen such unique drama before! It started very strong. And Lee Joon Ki’s and Moon Chae Won’s chemistry is so strong too. I feel like they are actually one happy family with that cute little kid. 😍 So let’s see how this potential show might go.

    Hospital Playlist (watched ep. 2/12)
    Yoo Yeon Seok + Jung Kyung Ho + Jo Jung Suk is equal to a must-watch drama! The cast ensemble is pretty much reason to check out Hospital Playlist. It’s starting very calm though (unlike any other intense medicals). I am so excited for its heartwarming and tearjerking life-valuing scenes on the next episodes.

    Blood (watched ep. 3/20)
    Hmm.. Not very into vampire dramas. Don’t know what to feel with Ku Hye Sun yet. But Ahn Jae Hyun as lead is enough hot reason not to miss Blood out. Finally I’m watching it! It’s intense and thrilling, and full packed with actions, so I have to brace myself for more intensified bloody episodes.

    Uncontrollably Fond (watched ep. 5/20)
    So I am so ready to cry my heart out! That’s all I could say for now. And that Kim Woo Bin is such a hottie, 😍 and his moments with Bae Suzy are very lovely.

    Doctors (watched ep. 2/20)
    It started very detailed and the writing is so good. Park Shin Hye looks very cute with Kim Rae Won. And I just couldn’t ignore my love for Lee Sung Kyung. Hopefully the good will sustain after its time jump. 😊

    So I took a lot of thinking for my entries this September. And it feels like they mostly lie on medical and heartwarming dramas. 😀
    I know though not all of them is for you. 😂

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    • Kay says:

      You’ve got quite a line up already going in September 🙂 I will start Flower of Evil as soon as it nears its end, and I can’t wait!

      Will probably check out To All the Guys Who Loved Me at some point.

      Absolutely loved Uncontrollably Fond. Classic melo style that I like so much. Definitely have the tissues ready!

      You do have a lot of doctor dramas going this month, hehe. I won’t be seeing any of those, but hopefully you enjoy them. I’ve heard Hospital Playlist is an excellent drama which would be expected from that writer 🙂

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  7. Snow Flower says:

    I am currently watching Flower of Evil, Forest of Secrets 2, and The King 2 Hearts. Besides Alice and the the new music dramas I am also interested in My Unfamiliar Family.

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  8. MyKDramaticLife says:

    I almost forget School Nurse File.
    The trailer for that one looks really fun, and very unique.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Snow Flower says:

    Kay, do you know where 18 Again will be legally available for streaming in the US? Neither Netflix nor Viki have it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      So far no one has is it legally in the US. It looks like iQIYI got the rights to it in some other countries, so maybe they will eventually make it available in the US too.


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