We have a long list of good Korean drama series, but there are some titles that create great anticipation and excitement among viewers in terms of discovering a new genre in drama, an interesting storyline that hasn’t been here before, a line-up of actors or a new couple, as well as a dramatic the much-awaited comeback of talented actors. Check it out:
The list is in alphabetical order.
A Good Day To Be A Dog
Fans of popular singer and actor Cha Eun-woo are looking forward to the new fantasy-romance series A Good Day To Be A Dog (2023) and his chemistry with actor Park Gyu-young. It is a web drama of the same name by Lee Hye that tells the story of two teachers, a cursed woman who turns into a dog every time she kisses a man, and a traumatized man who is afraid of dogs due to an incident in the past. Meanwhile, the woman’s curse is broken by the man himself, who is afraid of dogs. Park Gyu-young is best known for her role as a nurse in tvN’s It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020) and Dali And Cocky Prince (2021), while Cha Eun-woo starred in tvN’s True Beauty (2020) and will a priest who performs an exorcism on TVING’s Island (2022).
Arthdal Chronicles 2
Viewers who have been eagerly waiting for the continuation of tvN’s Arthdal Chronicles saga are more than excited to hear the good news about the production for the second season, which is scheduled to launch in 2023. The story of part 2 is set more than a decade later, when Tagon’s Arthdal Kingdom and Eun-seom’s Ago Union will face an inevitable great war. While actors Jang Dong-gun and Kim Ok-vin will return as Tagon and Tae Alha, the grown-up version of Eun-som and Tanya will be portrayed by Lee Joon-gi and Shin Se-kyung. Fans are looking forward to the chemistry and performance of the two new cast members who are talented and good looking actors. Lee Joon-gi delivered an outstanding performance in the psychological thriller Flower Of Evil (2020) and demonstrated great action skills in SBS’ Again My Life (2022). Meanwhile, Shin Se-kyung is best known for her role in MBC Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung (2019) and JTBC Run On (2020).
Ask the stars
TVN’s Ask The Stars (2023) is a romantic-comedy series about a Korean-American astronaut and an obstetrician-gynecologist who visits the space station as a tourist. It stars top actors Lee Minho and Gong Hyo-jin, who have gained a lot of attention and excitement among fans. Drama director Park Shin-woo is known for the hit series It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020), while screenwriter Seo Sook-hyang worked on the hit drama Pasta (2010). Talented stars Oh Jung-se in TVN’s It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020), Lee El in JTBC’s My Liberation Notes (2022), and Han Ji-eun in Rampant (2018) will also play supporting roles, raising more expectation. as they are expected to enrich the romantic story that will unfold in the space.
A Time called you
Business Proposal (2022) star Ahn Hyo-seop and Vincenzo (2021) actress Jeon Yeo-been will collaborate on Netflix’s time travel series, A Time Called You (2023). It is based on the Taiwanese TV series Someday Or One Day (2019-2020) by Huang Tien-jen, which tells the story of a woman who can’t seem to forget her boyfriend who died a year ago. So she goes back in time to 1998 and meets a student who resembles her deceased boyfriend. Kang Hoon, who appeared in TVN’s Little Women (2022) and played the role of Oh In Kyung’s best friend, has also been confirmed to join the drama.
Call it love
Call It Love (2023) is a Disney+ original series about the encounter between a woman who is hurt by family matters and a workaholic man who lives a bleak life, starring Lee Sung-kyung in TVN’s Sh**ting Stars (2022) and Kim . Young-kwang in Netflix’s Somebody (2022). The romantic story depicts the process of transformation from feelings of revenge to mutual understanding, growing together in life and love. Fans are expecting the chemistry and performance of the two stars who both have talent and good visuals.
Netflix’s Doona! (2023) also known as “The Girl Downstairs” is based on the popular webtoon “Lee Doona!” by Min Songah, which tells the romantic story of a college student who moves into a new apartment where he meets a beautiful lady who lives downstairs and she is a celebrity idol, leaving her career to pursue her studies. Anticipation is high as it stars Bae Suzy, who will play a famous ex-idol and serves as a dramatic comeback for Yang Se-jong, who was discharged from military duty in November 2021 and is known for his roles in Dr. Romantic (2016) and Still 17 (2018). The drama will also be directed by Lee Jung-hyo, who is known for the global hit Crash Landing On You (2019).
For the first time, top star Park Seo-joon and talented actress Han So-hee, who impressed with her performance in JTBC’s The World Of The Married (2020) and Netflix’s My Name (2021), will work together for the Netflix historical-thriller series, Gyeongseong creature (2023). The story takes place in the spring of 1945 in Gyeongseong, where two young adults, a rich man who prefers money over justice and a woman specialist in finding missing people, confront a strange creature born of greed and fight furiously for survival against it. Talented actors Kim Hae-sook in tvN’s Under The Queen’s Umbrella (2022), Jo Han-chul in JTBC’s Reborn Rich (2022), Wi Ha-joon in tvN’s Little Women (2022) and Soo Hyun aka Claudia Kim in Marvel’s Part also stars Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015).
Kim Seonho, who was able to deliver an outstanding performance as a smart investor in tvN’s Start-Up (2020) and a charming countryman in tvN’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021), may star as a crown prince in the new historical series Hash’s. Shinru (2023). The main cast is yet to be confirmed, but it is already gaining massive attention among fans who are eagerly anticipating its dramatic comeback. The story is based on a web novel of the same name written by famous novelist Yoon Yi-soo, who will also write the script for the drama set during the reign of King Sejong, also known as the “Joseon Renaissance Period”. It depicts the fate of Joseon under the leadership of Crown Prince Lee Hyang, a brilliant scientist who loves the stars and happens to meet a mysterious woman named Hae Roo who can see the future. The writer is also known for her novel Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, which was adapted into the multi-award winning drama Love In The Moonlight (2016). Meanwhile, Kim Seonho is positive about her appearance for the series, according to her agency.
Woo Do-hwan impressed audiences with his outstanding performance in a dual role in SBS’s The King Eternal Monarch (2020), and fans are excited to see him back on the small screen after his military duties. This time, he will play a lawyer and work with Bona, who played a swordsman in tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022), and Cha Hak-yeon, also known as singer N, who played a police officer in tvN’s Bad And Crazy (2022). The three young stars will lead MBC’s film drama Joseon Lawyer (2023), which follows the story of a Joseon Dynasty lawyer who takes revenge on the perpetrator who caused the death of his parents. He eventually turns into a lawyer with a heart for the people and becomes involved with the princess and the judge. The drama will be directed by Kim Seung-ho, known for his work in the hit series Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022), and Lee Han-joon, who directed the fantasy series The Golden Spoon (2022).
King The Land
Anticipation is high as it was officially announced that award-winning actor of MBC’s The Red Sleeve (2021), Lee Jun-ho and talented singer and actress Yoona, who starred in Big Mouth (2022) and the box office hit MBC Confidential Assignment (2017 and 2022 ) will co-star in JTBC’s romantic-comedy series King The Land (2023). The story follows two complete opposites, a dapper chaebol heir who can’t stand fake smiles and a shrewd hotel employee whose job it is to smile for customer service. The employee is transferred to the VVIP King The Land business lounge, a dream location for hoteliers, where she meets the chaebol heir. Fans are excited to see the on-screen chemistry and rom-com performance of the two popular and talented actors.
Kokdu: Season of Deity
Kim Jung-hyun impressed with his roles in the tvN series Crash Landing On You (2019) and Mr. Queen (2020) and fans are more than excited for his dramatic comeback through MBC Kokdu: Season Of Deity (2023) where he will play the dual character of a grim reaper and a doctor. The story follows a god of death or a cursed reaper named Kkok-du who descends to earth every 99 years to punish people and take the dead to the afterlife. This time he enters a human body and starts working as a visiting doctor where he meets a doctor who is struggling with her career but has mysterious powers. Han Gye Jeol, the female character, will be played by Im Soo-hyang, who starred in SBS Woori The Virgin (2022) and MBC Doctor Lawyer (2022). The fantasy-medical drama is set to premiere on January 27, 202
Moving (2023) is a Disney+ all-star superhero series based on the webtoon of the same name by Kang Full. The fantasy-action story revolves around teenagers who try to hide their superpowers from people and their parents who try to hide their painful past. He will display superhuman powers of speed, strength, electricity, flight and more in a battle against powerful dark forces that threaten multiple generations at different times. The series stars Ryu Seung-ryong known for his role in Miracle in Cell No.7 (2013), Han Hyo-joo in tvN’s Happiness (2021) and Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (2022), Jo In-sung in SBS ‘ It’s Okay, That’s Love (2014), Kim Shin-rok in Netflix’s Hellbound (2021) and JTBC’s Reborn Rich (2022), Go Youn-jung who played Naksu in tvN’s Alchemy Of Souls (2022), Park Hee- son in My Name (2021) and Trolley (2022) and other talented actors will appear in said series.
Two amazingly talented actors, Son Sukku and Choi Woo-shik, will work together in the Netflix crime thriller series Murder DIEary (2023), a web-based drama of the same name from NOMABI that won a special Korea Content Award from Korea Creative. Content Agency in 2011. The story follows a college student who murders people with a criminal record and becomes a dark hero. He will be portrayed by Choi Woo-shik, who impressed with his performance in The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (2018), Parasite (2019) and SBS’ Our Beloved Summer (2021). Son Sukku, who is known for his amazing work in JTBC’s My Liberation Notes (2022) and the box office hit The Roundup (2022), will play a cold-blooded and charismatic police detective who investigates murders and chases down a killer. They will also be working with Lee Hee-joon, who played a detective in tvN’s Mouse (2021).
Lee Sun-gyun, who starred in the hit TV series My Mister (2018) and the award-winning movie Parasite (2019), and Moon Chae-won, who played a female detective in TVN’s Flower Of Evil (2020), will star together in the SBS revenge thriller, Payback ( 2023). The drama, also known as “Law Money”, tells the stories of people who refuse to remain silent in the face of unjust authorities. They will risk everything by fighting a money (jjeon) cartel that has conspired with the law (beop). Moon Chae-won will play an army major who will fight against political monsters, while Lee Sun-gyun will play a reclusive money trader who is out to get revenge for someone. The show is scheduled to premiere on January 6, 2023.
Our blooming youth
Park Hyung-sik fans are excited to know that the actor will be starring in TVN’s new historical drama Our Blooming Youth (2023). He will be paired with Jeon So-nee, who played roles in tvN’s Encounter (2018) and When My Love Blooms (2020). The story follows two people who help save each other from their dark destiny. Park Hyung-sik will play the grumpy but lonely crown prince who suffers from a mysterious curse, while Jeon So-nee will play the brilliant daughter of a prestigious family who is falsely accused of murder. It is expected how the story will develop and how the romance will develop as they overcome the trials. The drama is scheduled to premiere on February 6, 2023
Queen of Tears
For the first time, top stars Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won will work together as a married couple in the new series Queen Of Tears (2023), written by famous hit screenwriter Park Ji-eun. dramas My Love From The Star (2013), The Producers (2015) and Crash Landing On You (2019). The drama tells a miraculous and humorous love story of a couple who overcome trials and stay together despite all the odds. Fans are excited to see their on-screen chemistry and their performance as a couple. Kim Soo-hyun played a mental hospital worker in TVN’s It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020) and a student falsely accused of murder in Coupang Play’s One Ordinary Day (2021), while Kim Ji-won recently starred in JTBC’s My Liberation Notes . (2022) as an introverted woman who seeks freedom from the mundane.
See you in my 19th life
After two years, talented actress Shin Hye-sun will finally return to the small screen through tvN’s See You in My 19th Life (2023) and will be paired with Ahn Bo-hyun, who gave excellent performances in My Name (2021 by Netflix), Yumi from tvN. Cells (2021–2022) and Military Prosecutor Dobrman (2022). Lee Hey’s webtoon drama of the same name follows a woman with the extraordinary ability to recall her past lives. Her 18th life was cut short due to a tragic accident, so she sets out to reconnect with the man she met in the past in her 19th life. Shin Hye-sun wowed with her performance as a queen who has a man’s soul trapped in her body in TVN’s hit series Mr. Queen (2020) and fans are excited to see her perform on TV again
Song Of The Bandits
Netflix’s Song Of The Bandits (2023) attracts attention with an interesting story and cast. The historical-action series will talk about Koreans who were deprived of their own housing in the 1920s during the Japanese colonial era. While the others are banished to Japan, those headed to Gando, China gather and unite as one to protect Joseon. It will show a former Japanese soldier who becomes a bandit protecting Koreans from the Japanese army, played by the excellent actor Kim Nam-gil. Other actors joining him in the series are Soohyun, who starred in Love And Leashes (2022) and Jinxed At First (2022), Yoo Jae-myung, who played the antagonist in JTBC’s Itaewon Class (2022), Lee Hyun -wook who starred in Mine (2021) and Lee Ho-jung who is best known for her role in Still (2021). The broadcast date has not yet been confirmed, but viewers are already looking forward to this series.
Anticipation is high for Wavve’s The Deal (2023), a crime thriller series based on the webtoon “Deal” by Woonam20, which won the Excellence Award in the 2020 NAVER Webtoon and Webnovel Competition. Starring young veteran actors Yoo Seung-ho in the film KBS2 Moonshine (2021), Kim Dong-hwi in TVN’s Missing: The Other Side 2 (2022), and Yoo Su-bin in TVN’s Start-Up (2020). They will portray three high school friends who get together for drinks after a long time, but end up getting caught up in a kidnapping they carried out.
Baeksang winners Kim Tae-ri in tvN’s Twenty Five Twenty One (2022), Oh Jung-see in TVN’s It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020), and Hong Kyung in Innocence (2020) will star together on SBS. horror thriller series The Demon (2023). The story tells about the evil spirits and mysterious deaths that a lady named Goo San-young constantly encounters and gradually transforms her into a different person, played by the talented Kim Tae-ri. The equally talented Oh Jung-se will play a professor of folklore who has a special ability to see ghosts. He meets Goo San-young by chance and recognizes the demon that killed his mother. Hong Kyung will play a police officer who gets involved in some unreal events when he meets Goo San-young and the professor.
The worst of evil
Disney+ The Worst Of Evil (2023) is raising expectations as it will feature two talented actors, Ji Chang-wook and Wi Ha-joon in the crime action genre. The story takes place in the 1990s, revolving around police investigators and a massive criminal organization. Ji Chang-wook will play a police officer who goes undercover and infiltrates a gang to investigate drugs alongside his narcotics wife, played by Im Semi. Wi Ha-joon will play a rising mob boss and leader of a criminal organization that is responsible for the drug-trafficking triangle between Korea, Japan and China. He impressed with his roles in Netflix’s Squid Game (2021) and tvN’s Little Women (2022), while Ji Chang-wook gave an outstanding performance in Netflix’s The Sound Of Magic (2022) and KBS2’s If You Wish Upon Me (2022).
After 32 years, award-winning movie star Song Kang-ho returns to the small screen and arouses great anticipation among the audience. In the new drama Uncle Sam-sik (2023), he will play an uncle who survived the turbulent times of the early 1960s in Korea. Byun Yohan, who impressed with his roles in TVN’s Mr. Sunshine (2018) and Hansan: Rising Dragon (2022), will join him as Kim San, an elite student from the Korean Military Academy who trains in the United States and returns to Korea with a dream for the country. The story depicts the friendship of these two men who share the same dream of transforming Korea into an industrial economy. The audience is already excited to see them portray their scripted characters on screen.
After his successful role as a mage in tvN’s Alchemy Of Souls (2022), Hwang Min-hyun will be seen in a new drama with young veteran actress Kim So-hyun. They will star together in the mystery romance series Useless Lies (2023), which revolves around a woman who has lost faith in other people due to her supernatural ability to detect lies, and an innocent man who hides from the world after being accused. murder. Their lives change when they meet and get to know each other. Kim So-hyun is best known for her role in MBC’s Moon Embracing The Sun (2012), Netflix’s Love Alarm (2019 and 2021), and KBS2’s River Where The Moon Rises (2021).
Audiences are excited to see Nam Joo-hyuk star in the crime action genre via Disney+’s Vigilante (2023). The drama is based on CRG and Kim Kyu-sama’s website of the same name, which follows a mysterious dark hero who is being chased by the Metropolitan Investigation Team Unit. Nam Joo-hyuk will play a vigilante who joins the police force as a university student with the intention of finding his parents’ enemy while hunting down criminals who have escaped the law. While the actor is set to enlist for his military duties soon, the shooting of the said series has already wrapped up and fans can’t wait to see him back on the small screen in the role of the dark hero. He played a genius mathematician in tvN’s Start-Up (2020) and a reporter in tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022).