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A great variety of Korean dramas are premiering in October and I’m excited for a lot of them. Hopefully I’ll find the time to watch as many as possible! Here is the list of dramas:


Premiere Date: October 7

Network: Netflix

Stars: Jeon Yeo Bin (Vincenzo), Nana (Memorials)

Slot: All episodes released together.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery

About: A woman who takes the help of the members of a UFO club in order to find her missing boyfriend who disappeared mysteriously.

My Excitement Level: High


Premiere Date: October 14

Network: TVING

Stars: Shin Ha Kyun (Beyond Evil), Han Ji Min (One Spring Night)

Slot: All episodes released together.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Melodrama, Romance

About: A man who gets a chance to leave his body and reunite with his dead wife in a world where one can live forever.

My Excitement Level: Low

Love is for Suckers / Love That Will Freeze To Death

Premiere Date: October 5

Network: ENA

Stars: Choi Si Won (My Fellow Citizens), Lee Da Hee (Search: WWW)

Slot: Wednesday & Thursday

Genre: Romance, Comedy

About: Best friends of 20 years who fall in love when they start working together on a reality show.

My Excitement Level: High

Under The Queen’s Umbrella / The Queen’s Umbrella

Premiere Date: October 15

Network: tvN/ Netflix

Stars: Kim Hye Soo (Hyena), Kim Hae Sook (Start-Up), Choi Won Young (Mystic Pop-up Bar)

Slot: Saturday & Sunday

Genre: Historical, Comedy

About: The struggles of the Queen in Joseon Dynasty to transform her five troublemaking sons into proper princes.

My Excitement Level: Medium

Bad Prosecutor / True Sword Battle

Premiere Date: October 5

Network: KBS

Stars: Do Kyung Soo/ D.O. (EXO-K, 100 Days My Prince), Lee Se Hee (Young Lady And Gentleman)

Slot: Wednesday & Thursday

Genre: Legal, Crime, Drama

About: Two prosecutors with opposing personalities — one believes in using any necessary means to catch the criminals while the other believes in proper work ethics.

My Excitement Level: Medium

May I Help You

Premiere Date: October 19

Network: MBC

Stars: Hye Ri (Girl’s Day; Moonshine), Lee Joon Young (U-KISS, Let Me Be Your Knight)

Slot: Wednesday & Thursday

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

About: A funeral director who grants wishes of the dead as she can see and talk to dead people and a butler who runs errands that start with the cost of 100 won.

My Excitement Level: Low

Cheer Up

Premiere Date: October 3

Network: SBS

Stars: Han Ji Hyun (Penthouse), Bae In Hyuk (My Roommate Is a Gumiho)

Slot: Monday & Tuesday

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Youth

About: A group of college students who decide to revive their college’s cheerleading squad, which had once seen its glory days.

My Excitement Level: Medium

Curtain Call

Premiere Date: October 31

Network: KBS

Stars: Kang Ha Neul (When the Camellia Blooms), Ha Ji Won (Secret Garden)

Slot: Monday & Tuesday

Genre: Drama

About: A theater actor who acts as a North Korean woman’s grandson because her last wish is to meet her grandson, as she separated from her family years ago.

My Excitement Level: Medium

Shadow Detective

Premiere Date: October 26

Network: Disney+

Stars: Lee Sung Min (Misaeng), Jin Goo (Descendants Of The Sun), Kyung Soo Jin (Mouse)

Slot: Wednesday

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

About: A police detective who gets framed for a murder when he is nearing his retirement, leading to blackmail by the real murderer who wants him to reinvestigate certain old cases.

My Excitement Level: High