New Korean Dramas: May 2020

New month, new dramas! There is an eclectic mix of dramas this time, so let’s move on to the list without further ado!

Old School Intern

On: MBC

Starting On: 20 May

Slot: Wednesdays & Thursdays

Stars: Park Hae Jin, Kim Eung Soo, Han Ji Eun, Park Ki Woong

Genre: Comedy, Workplace

I think we have seen Park Hae Jin (Forest) in a lot of serious and intense dramatic roles/ TV shows in recent past and so it’s good to see him in a comedy role and drama. He plays a man whose innovative ideas were suppressed and rejected by his boss (who was of old-school thinking) when he was fresh out of college and as a result, he had quit. Now he is a successful head of sales and marketing in a new firm and he gets a senior aged intern — who else but his old rigid boss. The story sounds ripe with funny shenanigans. Kim Eung Soo (Chief of Staff) plays the boss and co-stars include talents like Park Ki Woong (Bridal Mask) and Han Ji Eun (Be Melodramatic).

Soul Mechanic/ Fix You

On: KBS

Started On: 6 May

Slot: Wednesdays & Thursdays

Stars: Shin Ha Kyun, Jung So Min

Genre: Human, Romance

First things first, I love the poster above! It’s so breezy and lively. I love Jung So Min (Because This Life Is Our First) and I’m always looking forward to her dramas. Soul Mechanic is no exception and cherry on top is the fact that her costar is Shin Ha Kyun (Brain, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance). The plot sounds different too. He plays a psychiatrist who heals his patients with passion and tries to bring happiness in their lives. Jung So Min plays a musical actress. The drama has already premiered and is penned by the writer of The King’s Face and Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-Ho.

Mom Has An Affair

On: SBS

Started On: 4 May

Slot: Monday to Friday

Stars: Hyun Jyu Ni, Lee Jae Hwang

Genre: Drama, Family

A daily drama to add to your list! It is about a temporary teacher who is in search of a rich man to get married whereas her children are looking for a man who can take care of them like a father. Interesting premise. The show will obviously have 100 plus episodes and can be a good option for a cute watch. It has already started in the first week of May.

Would You Like To Have Dinner Together

On: MBC

Starting On: 25 May

Slot: Mondays & Tuesdays

Stars: Song Seung Hun, Seo Ji Hye

Genre: Romance

Another beautiful poster! It looks so classic, coming out of a 50s romantic movie. Based on a webtoon, the story is about two people who somehow end up having dinner together at a restaurant while waiting in a long line. And this becomes a weekly tradition as they start to know each other through these dinner meetings. The plot sounds sweet and leads look super charming together, I’m surely tuning in.

Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation

On: OCN

Starting On: 23 May

Slot: Saturdays & Sundays

Stars: Cha Tae-Hyun, Lee Sun-Bin

Genre: Action, Thriller

I’m intrigued by thrillers involving cold cases and this show is about a team of an efficient detective and an enthusiastic PD of a TV investigative program who solve unsolved cases. Network is OCN and the cast looks great too. Hoping for many thrills and adventure!

Mystic Pop-up Bar

On: JTBC

Starting On: 20 May

Slot: Wednesdays & Thursdays

Stars: Yook Sung Jae, Hwang Jung Eum, Choi Won Young

Genre: Fantasy

I love Choi Won Young’s acting and this makes me excited for this show, in addition to a fantasy premise. Based on a webtoon, the show is about a mysterious outdoor bar where the pub owner and a part time employee travel to customers’ dreams to solve their problems. Err, something like Inception but without science. And without stealing secrets. To be honest, I’m not a fan of Hwang Jung Eum’s loud acting but I’ve liked her in more subtle roles. Hence, I hope she tones it down. Yook Sung Jae is surely a cute addition to the cast.

Oh My Baby

On: SBS

Started On: 13 May

Slot: Wednesdays & Thursdays

Stars: Jang Na Ra, Go Joon, Park Byung Eun, Jung Gun Joo

Genre: Romance, Comedy

The drama is about a 39-year-old single working woman who wants to have a baby of her own, without the complications of love and marriage. Three men come into her life and she has to decide who will be the best dad to her baby. Not too excited for this one as the plot is not exactly my cup of tea but can be a cute, light-hearted watch.

Sweet Munchies

On: JTBC

Starting On: 25 May

Slot: Mondays & Tuesdays

Stars: Jung Il Woo, Kang Ji Young, Lee Hak Joo

Genre: Romance, Comedy

This show is surely going to give you food craving! Jung Il Woo is coming back in a modern role after sageuk Haechi and plays a chef who runs a late night restaurant. He heals hearts through food. The show claims to have a unique love triangle. Color me intrigued. Plus, it’s JTBC, so we can definitely expect quality content.

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