We have several new premieres to bring some romance, revenge, and fantasy to us this month. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this May 2023 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 May 2023:
1. Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938
I’m excited for a season 2 of this drama! I really enjoyed the first season and can’t wait to see Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum back in action in a new setting!
Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 is about a gumiho (Lee Dong Wook) who handles problems between the living world and the underworld that gets transported back to the 1930’s where he must try to return to the present to reunite with his loved ones.
Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 is scheduled to premiere May 6 on tvN.
PREMIERING IN MAY:
2. My Perfect Stranger
My Perfect Stranger is a time travel mystery about a reporter (Kim Dong Wook) trying to discover the truth behind several murders who travels to the past, and he eventually meets a time traveling woman (Jin Ki Joo) trying to prevent her parents from getting married.
My Perfect Stranger is scheduled to premiere May 1 on KBS.
Race is an office drama following the journey of growth of a woman (Lee Yeon Hee) making her own way in life alongside her co-workers at a PR agency which includes an office worker (Hong Jong Hyun) admired for his skills.
Race is scheduled to premiere May 10 on Disney+.
4. Delightfully Deceitful
Delightfully Deceitful is a revenge drama that tells the story of a con artist (Chun Woo Hee) who lacks empathy and a lawyer (Kim Dong Wook) who has too much empathy which makes it hard for him to function.
Delightfully Deceitful is scheduled to premiere May 29 on tvN.
5. Black Knight
Black Knight is a dystopian story about a legendary delivery knight (Kim Woo Bin) in a world where everyone has to wear respirators and everything has to be delivered because pollution is so severe.
Black Knight is scheduled to premiere May 12 on Netflix.
6. Oh! Young Shim
Oh! Young Shim is a romantic comedy about an entertainment PD (Song Ha Yoon) who unexpectedly reunites with someone from her childhood who is now the CEO of a startup company (Donghae) while filming a program.
Oh! Young Shim is scheduled to premiere May 10 on Genie TV.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN MAY:
Family is a comedy spy drama about a skilled NIS agent (Jang Hyuk) who works undercover as an office worker unbeknownst to his loving wife (Jang Na Ra) who also has a secret.
Family airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
8. Bo Ra! Deborah
Bo Ra! Deborah is a romantic comedy about an amazing dating coach (Yoo In Na) who has challenges in her own relationships and a charming and prickly publishing planner (Yoon Hyun Min) who struggles with love.
Bo Ra! Deborah airs Wednesday and Thursday on ENA.
9. Dr. Romantic 3
Dr. Romantic 3 is about a talented doctor (Han Seok Kyu) who used to live as a recluse that mentors younger doctors (Ahn Hyo Seop and Lee Sung Kyung) by teaching them about life and love.
Dr. Romantic 3 airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.
10. The Good Bad Mother
The Good Bad Mother is a heartwarming comedy about a woman (Ra Mi Ran) who became a “bad mom” in an effort to help her son and a prosecutor (Lee Do Hyun) who who suddenly loses his memory and begins to acts like a child.
The Good Bad Mother airs Wednesday and Thursday on JTBC.
Other Premieres & Ongoing Dramas
(These dramas will be highlighted in the coming months)
All That We Loved
Queen of the Mask
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN MAY:
The Secret Romantic Guesthouse
The Secret Romantic Guesthouse is a mystery romance about a woman (Shin Ye Eun) who runs a boarding house where three students (Ryeo Woon, Kang Hoon, Jung Gun Joo) who are known as “flower scholars” that have some secrets are staying.
The Secret Romantic Guesthouse airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
Stealer: The Treasure Keeper
Stealer: The Treasure Keeper is a comedy action drama about a civil servant of the Cultural Heritage Administration that ends up teaming up with a thief of cultural assets who goes by Skunk (Joo Won).
Stealer: The Treasure Keeper airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.
Joseon Attorney: A Morality
Joseon Attorney: A Morality is about the greatest attorney (Woo Do Hwan) in Hanyang who starts out deceiving people and using them to his advantage, but he unintentionally becomes a hero and the voice of the people as he matures into a good attorney.
Joseon Attorney: A Morality airs Friday and Saturday on MBC.
Pale Moon is a thriller about a well-off housewife (Kim Seo Hyung) who feels bored with her life so she gets a contract job as a bank employee. She then starts embezzling money from her VIP clients, and her life gets turned upside down.
Pale Moon airs Monday and Tuesday on ENA.
What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in May?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in June!
For the latest dramas, check out the
June 2023 Drama Guide
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Ah, none of these is truly “calling” for me. I look at the synopsis of most of them and go “nah, can’t be bothered”. 😀 The only one I might consider atm is ‘The Secret Romantic Guesthouse’ as it seems to be pretty decent affair going by the internets, but I’m waiting for it to finish airing to see how it lands it’s ending. ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed’, mmmm….. perhaps, at a pinch. Have to see how it shapes up. I was hoping ‘Family’ would make the cut but alas, it turned out to be a hard “nope”.
What I’m really looking forward to check out is a cdrama – ‘The Ingenious One’. Annnnd I just started ‘Oh no! Here Comes Trouble’ (a tw drama). It’s weired in a good way and the first 2 epis were quite hilarous. It’s been a while since I watched a Taiwanese drama, so this was a nice surprise.
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Haha, well, that makes for easy decisions 😂 I might check out The Secret Romantic Guesthouse too. I’ll also give Family a look as well as Tale of the Nine Tailed. I really liked season 1, so I’m curious to see how season 2 shapes up since they are going such a different route with it.
You have a lot better luck with cdramas, so hopefully The Ingenious One goes well. Oooh, and a Taiwanese drama? I’ve only completed one of those. Hoping it stays good for you! 🙂
I watched the first two episodes of The Ingenious One last night and it looks really promising. We’ll see how it shapes up going forward. 😉
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Yay! I hope it stays good for the long haul 😄
I’ve added quite a few on to my watchlist but not sure many of them will survive the drop. Will at least give them a look 🙂
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I did not finish any dramas in April. I have started Lost and Under The Queen’s Umbrella.
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Those two look interesting. I hope you enjoy them both!