A new year is about to give us a bunch of new shows for us to enjoy or be mad at (for wasting our time). Like every year, this year will also be fill with lots of excitement, thrill, fun, love and suspense Korean dramas. Here are the 10 biggest upcoming Korean dramas for you (Kdrama Lovers) might be help-full for you what to watch this year.
1. The King: Eternal Monarch
My oppa Lee Min-ho is back again! Many have been waiting for the announcement of his new drama and it is none other than fantasy sci-fi romance drama “The King: The Eternal Monarch” with Kim Go-eun (Goblin) . The fantasy romance drama centers on an emperor (Lee) who teams up with a modern-day detective (Kim) to close a dangerous portal that connects their two parallel worlds. Also starring in the series are Woo Do-hwan (My Country: The New Age) and Jung Eun-chae (The Guest). The drama plans to air in the first half of 2020, i’m excited to see how this show will turn out.
2. Stranger 2
The award-winning 2017 thriller Stranger, aka Secret Forest, is back with a new season featuring original lead actors Cho Seung-woo (Life) and Bae Doo-na and supporting actors Lee Joon-hyuk (Designated Survivor: 60 Days) and Yoon Se-ah (Melting Me Softly). The first season tells the story of an emotionless prosecutor (Cho) who partners with a detective (Bae) to uncover corruption in the prosecutor’s office and solve a serial murder case. Similarly, we expect Stranger 2 to revolve around a tangled web of corruption and crimes.
3. Kingdom 2
Kingdom Season 2 on Netflix: Coming to Netflix March 2020. It’s coming! Netflix has already renewed for the second season of Kingdom. Starring Ju Ji-hoon (Item), Ryu Seung-ryong (Personal Taste), and Bae Doo-na (Matrimonial Chaos), the series revolves around a zombie outbreak in Joseon Dynasty which unfolds amid a political maneuver designed to depose the crown prince (Ju). Jun Ji-hyun will reportedly appear in the final episode of Kingdom 2. Everyone can’t wait for the sequel to be released in March, especially after the streaming platform released five teasers for the second season.
4. Sweet Home
“Sweet Home” is based on a popular thriller-horror webtoon by Carnby Kim and YoungChan Hwang of the same name and joined the numerous dramas of 2019 based on webtoon. It is a Netflix Original drama. The released date is yet to be announced.
The cast includes as the lead: Song Kang, Lee SiYoung, Lee JinWook and also: Park GyuYoung, Lee DoHyun, Go MinSi, Go YoonJung, and more. It tells the bizarre story of a high school student who is a loner hurt by school bullying. He lost his family and is forced to leave his home. In the outside world, he will try to stop people from becoming monsters. The story is emerging from a pessimist view of society.
The drama tells the story of an international NGO (non-governmental organization). Boasts of a star-studded cast led by Lee Byung-hun (Mr. Sunshine), Han Ji-min (One Spring Night), Shin Min-ah (Chief Of Staff 2), and Nam Joo-hyuk—who all have separately headlined a hit drama in the past, except Han and Nam who starred together in the critically-acclaimed The Light In Your Eyes
6. Dr. Romantic 2
Boo Yong-Joo (Han Suk-Kyu) calls himself Dr. Romantic and is called Teacher Kim. He is a weird doctor who does not want to socialize with others. Boo Yong-Joo runs the shabby clinic Doldam.
Cha Eun-Jae (Lee Sung-Kyung) is a 2nd year fellow for surgery. She is smart and confident. She has never experienced discouragement or failure.
Seo Woo-Jin (Ahn Hyo-Seop) is a 2nd year fellow for surgery. He has excellent skills for surgery. His personality is cynical. Because he went through a tough life, he does not believe in happiness.
Cha Eun-Jae and Seo Woo-Jin meet the unusual doctor Teacher Kim. They grow as humans and doctors with their experience with Teacher Kim.
The series features Park Hae-jin (Man To Man) as a mergers and acquisitions expert who becomes a special rescue team member and dedicates his life to saving others. Starring opposite him is Jo Bo-ah (My Strange Hero), who takes on the role of a doctor.
8. Wise Doctor Life
The medical drama focuses on ordinary hospital employees and patients as they go about their daily lives. In director Shin’s words, it’s a story of people “who live through an atmosphere filled with birth, old age, sickness, and death.” The series stars Jo Jung-suk (Nokdu Flower), Jung Kyung-ho (When The Devil Calls Your Name), Yoo Yeon-seok (Mr. Sunshine), Kim Dae-myung (The Sound Of Your Heart), and Jeon Mi-do (Mother) as five long-time friends who attended the same medical school in 1999 and now work together in one hospital.
9. Hi, Bye Mama!
Cha Yoo-Ri (Kim Tae-Hee) has been a ghost since she died 5 years ago. She left behind her husband Jo Kang-Hwa and their child. To become a human again, Cha Yoo-Ri carries out a reincarnation project for 49 days.
Meanwhile, Jo Kang-Hwa (Lee Kyu-Hyung) works as a chest surgeon. He was loving, but, after his wife died, his personality changed. After 5 years, his wife Cha Yoo-Ri reappears in front of him.
10. Itaewon Class
I’m excited to see Park Seo-joon (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) portray another ordinary person (just like in Fight For My Way) who confronts any obstacles to chase his dream.
On the first day of attending his new high school, Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon) punches his classmate Jang Geun-Won, who was bullying another classmate. The bully is the son of CEO Jang Dae-Hee (Yoo Jae-Myung). The bully’s father runs restaurant business Jagga where Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s own father works. CEO Jang Dae-Hee demands to Park Sae-Ro-Yi that he apologizes to his son, but Park Sae-Ro-Yi refuses. Because of his refusal, Park Sae-Ro-Yi gets expelled from school and his father gets fired from his job. Soon, an accident takes place. Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s father dies in a motorcycle accident caused by his ex-classmate Jang Geun-Won. Burning with anger, Park Sae-Ro-Yi viciously beats Jang Geun-Won. He is soon arrested and receives prison time for the violent assault. Park Sae-Ro-Yi decides to destroy the Jagga company and take revenge upon CEO Jang Dae-Hee and his son Jang Geun-Won. Once Park Sae-Ro-Yi is released from prison, he opens a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-Mi), who is popular on social media, joins Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s restaurant and works there as a manger. She has feelings for Park Sae-Ro-Yi.