October is here and with it comes quite a nice crop of new dramas to choose from! We have a varied group this month including some mystery and suspense dramas to set the mood for Halloween. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this October 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 October 2020:
1. Tale of the Nine-Tailed
I had quite a challenge choosing My Pick for this month because there are several that I am so excited for! I finally went with Tale of the Nine-Taled which had a slight edge with its fantasy bent, interesting premise, and a cast I love.
Tale of the Nine-Tailed is about a gumiho (Lee Dong Wook) who handles problems between the living world and the underworld and the PD (Jo Bo Ah) of a program about urban legends who is trying to prove the gumiho is real.
Tale of the Nine-Tailed is scheduled to premiere October 7 on tvN.
PREMIERING IN OCTOBER:
Start-Up is about a woman (Suzy) trying to achieve her dreams by beginning her own startup company in the midst of Korea’s Silicon Valley and a man (Nam Joo Hyuk) with a struggling startup company.
Start-Up is scheduled to premiere October 17 on tvN.
3. The Spies Who Loved Me
The Spies Who Loved Me is a spy drama that follows the complicated romance between three people who have lots of secrets. A wedding designer (Yoo In Na) became divorced from her husband (Eric) while unaware he was actually a secret agent. She then ends up marrying an industrial spy (Im Joo Hwan) who hides his cold nature from her.
The Spies Who Loved Me is scheduled to premiere October 21 on MBC.
Kairos is a fantasy thriller about a man (Shin Sung Rok) who is devastated when his daughter is kidnapped that meets a woman (Lee Se Young) who is living one month in the past and is searching for her missing mother.
Kairos is scheduled to premiere October 26 on MBC.
Penthouse is about a woman’s (Eugene) ambitious goal to rise into high society through the real estate business, and she will do anything to succeed, even if she becomes a monster along the way.
Penthouse is scheduled to premiere October 26 on SBS.
Search is a mystery thriller that tells the story of a military search party that includes a dog handler (Jang Dong Yoon) and an elite officer (Krystal) trying to survive mysterious creatures in the DMZ.
Search is scheduled to premiere October 17 on OCN.
7. Private Lives
Private Lives is about a con artist (Seohyun) who accidentally ends up going against huge corporations on a national scale with a the help of a team leader (Go Kyung Pyo) at a major company.
Private Lives is scheduled to premiere October 7 on JTBC.
8. Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
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).
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol is scheduled to premiere October 7 on KBS.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN OCTOBER:
9. More Than Friends
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 airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
10. 18 Again
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.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN OCTOBER:
Record of Youth
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
When I Was the Most Beautiful
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.
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.
Do You Like Brahms?
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.
Lonely Enough to Love
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 airs Tuesday on MBC.
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
Secret Forest 2
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 airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
Lie After Lie
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 airs Friday and Saturday on Channel A.
Missing: The Other Side
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 airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in October?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in November!
For the latest dramas, check out the
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