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September is bringing a heavy flood of Korean dramas for us. The number is 9!!! I don’t remember the last time we got so many shows in a month. There is something for everyone here. The only exception is a historical drama. So let’s start listing them:

High Class

Premiere Date: September 6

Network: tvN

Stars: Jo Yeo Jung (Parasite), Kim Ji Soo (Where Stars Land), Park Se Jin (Hyena), Ha Joon (Times)

Slot: Monday & Tuesday

Genre: Mystery, Romance

About: A murder mystery set around an ultra-luxurious international school where the mother of a student gets framed for the murder of her husband.

Thoughts: This one seems like it belongs to the category of SKY Castle and Penthouse. Uber rich people and their complex lives. This one has a murder mystery so I’m surely intrigued. Plus, Parasite fame Jo Yeo Jung!


Premiere Date: September 4

Network: JTBC

Stars: Jeon Do Yeon, Ryu Joon Yeol

Slot: Saturday & Sunday

Genre: Melodrama

About: The ordinary people who realize that they haven’t achieved anything in life.

Thoughts: The brilliant cast! This one looks like a grim, realistic and heartening drama. And I love Ryu Joon Yeol and excited to see him back on small screen.

Dali and Cocky Prince

Premiere Date: September 22

Network: KBS

Stars: Kim Min Jae (Do You Like Brahms?), Park Gyu Young (Sweet Home)

Slot: Wednesday & Thursday

Genre: Romance, Comedy

About: A love story between a man who is not book smart but is extremely resourceful and a woman who has an elegant and intelligent personality but cannot take care of herself.

Thoughts: This one looks so cute! A feel-good, colorful and lighthearted tale of opposites attract.

The Veil

Premiere Date: September 17

Network: MBC

Stars: Nam Goong Min (Hot Stove League), Park Ha Sun (Birthcare Center)

Slot: Friday & Saturday

Genre: Action, Thriller

About: An efficient agent in the National Intelligence Service who goes missing for a year and returns to find out about the person who caused his downfall.

Thoughts: I love the synopsis which looks like a promising story of thrills and mystery. Plus, Nam Goong Min has been delivering one awesome performance after another. And I love Park Ha Sun.

Yumi’s Cells

Premiere Date: September 17

Network: tvN

Stars: Kim Go Eun (The King: Eternal Monarch), Ahn Bo Hyun (Kairos), Lee Yoo Bi (A Poem a Day),

Slot: Friday

Genre: Romance, Comedy

About: An ordinary office worker whose journey is witnessed via her many brain cells that depict her emotions and actions.

Thoughts: This one is based on a webtoon and looks definitely fresh in its concept. Something along the lines of animated movie Inside Out. The cast is good and the writing is by the screenwriters of Queen In Hyun’s Man and Nine — another positive factor.

 One the Woman

Premiere Date: September 17

Network: SBS

Stars: Honey Lee (The Fiery Priest), Lee Sang Yoon (VIP)

Slot: Friday & Saturday

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy

About: A corrupt prosecutor who switches life with her lookalike chaebol daughter-in-law after an accident.

Thoughts: Super excited for this one! Looks like a ride with lots of fun.


Premiere Date: September 22

Network: tvN

Stars: Uhm Tae Goo (Save Me 2), Yoo Jae Myung (Itaewon Class), Han Ye Ri (My Unfamiliar Family)

Slot: Wednesday & Thursday

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

About: A small rural town where the year is 1999 and a police detective who investigates a series of strange murders. He comes across a woman searching for her kidnapped niece and an evil terrorist.

Thoughts: The brilliant cast, the eerie, mysterious premise and small town setting — a combination that usually wins.

Young Lady and Gentleman

Premiere Date: September 25

Network: KBS

Stars: Ji Hyun Woo (Queen In Hyun’s Man), Lee Se Hee (Live On)

Slot: Saturday & Sunday

Genre: Romance, Drama

About: A love story between a widower with three children and a live-in tutor for his children.

Thoughts: This one is a weekend drama. Sounds like a typical rom-com but surely cute.

Squid Game

Premiere Date: September 17

Network: Netflix

Stars: Lee Jung Jae (Chief of Staff), Park Hae Soo (Prison Playbook)

Slot: All episodes released together.

Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller

About: A mysterious survival game and two childhood friends who participate in it but the stakes are much higher than they initially thought.

Thoughts: The top star cast is my first draw. And the premise sounds a lot like Liar Game, but ‘real action game gone wrong’ is a recipe for good edge-of-your-seat thrills. And the show is written and directed by the director of highly acclaimed 2011 movie Silenced that starred Gong Yoo and Jung Yumi.