10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in August 2022

If You Wish Upon Me Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook

More kdramas are arriving on our screens in August! We have a really nice variety to choose from this month too. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this August 2022 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 2022:

My Pick:

1. Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist

Joseon Psychiatrist Yoo Se Poong Korean Drama - Kim Min Jae, Kim Hyang Gi, Kim Sang Kyung

Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist is a historical drama that focuses on psychiatric practices of the Joseon era. An acupuncturist (Kim Min Jae) to the royal family gets involved in a conspiracy that forces him to leave the palace, and a woman (Kim Hyang Gi) escapes her difficult life to become a psychiatrist.

Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist is scheduled to premiere August 1 on tvN.


2. If You Wish Upon Me

If You Wish Upon Me Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook

If You Wish Upon Me is set in a hospice ward and tells the stories of people dying well. One man (Ji Chang Wook) is running away from death but has no will to live despite the tough exterior he puts on, and he ends up volunteering in the hospice ward.

If You Wish Upon Me is scheduled to premiere August 10 on KBS.

3. Good Job

Good Job Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo

Good Job is a mystery romance about a chaebol detective (Jung Il Woo) and his assistant (Yuri) with super vision who team up to solve cases.

Good Job is scheduled to premiere August 24 on ENA.

4. Stock Struck

Stock Struck Korean Drama - Hong Jong Hyun and Han Ji Eun

Stock Struck is a comedy about five people (Hong Jung Hyun, Han Ji Eun, Jung Moon Sung, Kim Sun Young, Jang Gwang) who meet at a mysterious stock investing club as they learn about investing, life, friendship, and love.

Stock Struck is scheduled to premiere August 12 on TVING.


5. Big Mouth

Big Mouth Korean Drama - Lee Jong Suk

Big Mouth is about a third-rate lawyer (Lee Jong Suk) who talks big despite having a terrible win rate. He takes on a murder case involving a big conspiracy and is mistaken as a genius swindler. He and his wife (Yoona) then have to work to clear his name.

Big Mouth airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.

6. Adamas

Adamas Korean Drama - Ji Sung

Adamas is about twin brothers (Ji Sung), a mystery novel writer and a prosecutor, trying to solve a mystery and clear the name of their biological father who was charged with murdering their stepfather.

Adamas airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.

7. Today’s Webtoon

Today's Webtoon Korean Drama - Kim Se Jeong

Today’s Webtoon is about a rookie (Kim Se Jeong) who joins a webtoon editorial department and struggles to succeed along with her coworkers.

Today’s Webtoon airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.

8. Good Detective 2

Good Detective 2 Korean Drama - Jang Seung Jo and Son Hyun Joo

Good Detective 2 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.

Good Detective 2 is scheduled to premiere July 30 on JTBC.

9. Alchemy of Souls

Alchemy of Souls Korean Drama - Lee Jae Wook and Jung So Min

Alchemy of Souls is set in a fictional country where a troublemaking young man (Lee Jae Wook) from a noble family with a tragic background becomes the student of his attendant (Jung So Min) who is a skilled assassin trapped in a weak body.

Alchemy of Souls airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.

10. Cafe Minamdang

Cafe Minamdang Korean Drama - Seo In Guk and Oh Yeon Seo

Cafe Minamdang is based on a web novel and focuses on a former profiler turned shaman (Seo In Guk) and a detective (Oh Yeon Seo) as they solve crimes in a mysterious cafe.

Cafe Minamdang airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.

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

A Model Family
Becoming Witch



Anna Korean Drama - Kim Jun Han and Suzy

Anna is about a woman (Suzy) who tells a small lie and ends up constantly lying as she lives the glamorous life of someone else and eventually finds herself in danger.

Anna airs Friday on Coupang Play.

Jinxed at First

Jinxed at First Korean Drama - Na In Woo and Seohyun

Jinxed at First is a fantasy romance about a brewmaster (Na In Woo) with an unlucky fate and a goddess (Seohyun) trying to break a curse over herself.

Jinxed at First airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.

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

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

For the latest dramas, check out the
March 2023 Drama Guide

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11 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in August 2022

  1. Timescout says:

    All of these sound kinda meh. Which leaves my calendar open for other options. 😁 I may check out Alchemy of Souls at some point once it’s finished airing.

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  2. Snow Flower says:

    I am currently watching Alchemy of Souls and Another Oh Hae Young. The Joseon psychiatrist drama sounds interesting, so I will check it out or wait for word of mouth.

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  3. D says:

    I want to watch 1, 2 & 3 from this list. But before that I will be watching alchemy of souls and extraordinary attorney woo first.

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  4. Kate says:

    I’m currently watching Alchemy of Souls and absolutely loving it!
    1 week left of Jinxed and can’t wait for it to be over, did not enjoy that at all but too late to drop.
    Just started Today’s Webtoon but not sure I’ll stick with it since it seems more of an office drama but will give it a few more eps before deciding.
    Not much else on the August list looks promising for me but as somone else mentioned, leaves more room to watch stuff on the already very long watchlist!

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    • Kay says:

      I’m curious about Today’s Webtoon. I also really want to see The Law Cafe. Hoping it’s not too heavy. Maybe Joseon Psychiatrist. But yes, it’s always nice for The List to get a break every so often 😂


  5. I have so many dramas pending for watch it, that I must sift through the new options. So my finalists are: The law cafe, Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist, Good Job, Alchemy of soul (which I’m waiting for it to finish so I can see it in a weekend dramathon, je je je )

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    • Kay says:

      It’s definitely a challenge with so many dramas on our lists! All of your choices look appealing to me too. Hopefully, we get some good ones out of them 🙂


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