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K-Dramas of the Month: August 2018

As one may expect, this month has another plethora of wonderful new dramas to enjoy, and most of us are still up to our eyeballs in all of the dramas from last month, and perhaps even some of the ones from the month before that! The life of the K-drama fanatic can be difficult at times, so many dramas to watch, so little time in a day. But let us be honest, we love it! Now, if only we could find a way to watch dramas for a living! XD

These are some of the dramas we are most excited about this month!

~Coming Soon~

The Ghost Detective

© The Ghost Detective Poster, KBS Korea, 22.08.2018, http://www.kbs.co.kr/

Premieres On: August 29.

Summary: Recently discharged from the military, private investigator Lee Da-Il and his fearless assistant Jung Yeo-Wool work together to solve cases. They are working on a case that involves the death of a younger sibling which leads them to solve other cases, some of them involving ghosts…

Main Cast: Daniel Choi, Park Eun-Bin, Lee Ji-Ah, Kim Won-Hae, Lee Jae-Kyoon, Lee Joo-Young.

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Supernatural, Mystery.

Hide and Seek

© Hide and Seek Poster, MBC Korea, 22.08.2018, http://www.imbc.com

Premieres On: August 25.

Summary: The drama focuses on the secrets and desires of two women. The successor to the nations largest cosmetics company, and the woman who has to live this life in her stead. What mystery and intrigue surround these two women and their lives? We shall all have to watch and find out!

Main Cast: Lee Yu-Ri, Song Chang-Eui, Uhm Hyun Kyung, Kim Young-Min, Jo Mi-Ryung, Jung Hye-Sun, Lee Jong-Won, Yoon Da-Kyung, Seo Ju-Hee, Kim Hye-Ji, Choi Hee-Jin, Yun Ju-Sang, Lee Won-Jong, Ahn Bo-Hyun, Jo Ye-Rin, Shin Rin-Ah.

Genre: Family, Romance, Mystery, Drama.

~Recently Premiered~

Familiar Wife

© Familiar Wife Poster, tvN Korea, 22.08.2018, http://program.tving.com

Premiered On: August 1.

Summary: Joo-Hyuk has been married to Joo-Hyun for five years, due to their debts and dependent parents they both work hard to support their family. Neither of them are happy in the marriage, and Joo-Hyuk is even scared of his wife. One day Joo-Hyuk happens to meet his first love from his college days, Hye-Won. After this meeting, Joo-Hyuk is given two coins by a mysterious stranger on the train. These coins send Joo-Hyuk back in time, he wakes up and finds himself married to his first love Hye-Won.

Main Cast: Ji Sung, Han Ji-Min, Kang Han-Na, Son Jong-Hak, Park Won-Sang, Jang Seung-Jo, Cha Hak-Yeon, Kim Soo-Jin, Kim So-Ra, Gong Min-Jung, Kang Hui, Park Hee-Von, Lee Jung-Eun, Oh Eui-Sik, Lee You-Jin.

Genre: Fantasy, Family, Romance.

Voice 2

© Voice 2 Poster, OCN Korea, 22.08.2018, http://ocn.tving.com/ocn

Premiered On: August 11.

Summary: The second season of the popular 2017 drama is here! Picking up where the first season left off, the drama will follow the emergency call centre operatives as they hunt down another serial killer and solve other cases along the way.

Main Cast: Lee Ha-Na, Lee Jin-Wook, Kwon Yool, Son Eun-Seo, An Se-Ha, Kim Woo-Seok, Yoo Seung-Mok, Kim Ki-Nam, Kim Joong-Ki, Song Boo-Gun, So Hee-Jung, Joo Min-Ha, Yeon Je-Wook, Lee Yoo-Mi.

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller.

Lovely Horrible

© Lovely Horribly Poster, KBS Korea, 22.08.2018, http://program.kbs.co.kr

Premiered On: August 13.

Summary: Philip Yoo and Oh Eul-Soon were born at the same time, due to this they share a strange connection and seem to share fate, whenever one person is happy, the other is unhappy. In their lives, Philip has all the luck and Eul-Soon all the bad luck. While Philip is a top star, Eul-Soon works as a screenwriter for a drama series. When they begin working together on a new drama strange and mysterious things start to happen around them.

Main Cast: Park Si-Hoo, Song Ji-Hyo, Lee Gi-Kwang, Ham Eun-Jung, Choi Yeo-Jin, Jang Hyuk-Jin, An Doo-Ho, Hwang Sun-Hee, Jang Young-Nam, Sung Doo-Sub, Jung Soon-Won, Lee Kyu-Bok, Moon Soo-Bin, Jeon Bae-Su, Jeong Jae-Eun, Kim Young-Woong, Ryu Tae-Ho, Kim Eung-Soo, Kim Tae-Yul, Ha Dong-Hoon.

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Horror.

 

That’s our list of most anticipated dramas for the month! Slightly less than usual, yes, but then there aren’t quite as many dramas this month. It’ll give us all a chance to catch up and finish off maybe one or two older dramas we haven’t gotten to yet! As always our fellow drama lovers, when it is appropriate to do so, and sometimes when it isn’t, binge on! ^-^


Watching any of these dramas already? Know of any you think we should have included? Let us know! We would love to chat with you!

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Featured Image Source: © Lovely Horribly x Myeong-Minho Poster, KBS Korea, 22.08.2018, http://program.kbs.co.kr

Matthew Keeler

American-born Australian planning on making Korea my home. 4-Dimensional optimist :D Love life and live with no regrets. Be yourself, and treat everyone with kindness.^^

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