What New Korean Dramas to Watch in 2019? –– KDrama Recommendations
2018 was not a good year for Korean dramas. As most of it either sucked or could have been amazing but ended up flopping towards the end. Which was the reason why I decided to abstain from watching a lot of Korean dramas last year. Honestly. the KDramas I watched last year was so few that it was countable by hand.
In 2019 however, I have made a promise with myself that I will be watching more tv shows –– to rectify my lack of effort to find more good tv shows out there to watch and review last year and also to make up for my laziness in general. And seemingly, from the dramas that have been released so far, we seem to be off to a promising start. Which means, your girl might just be able to complete her new year’s resolution after all.
Because of that too, I thought, why not share this merriness and excitement? Since I am already planning to watch more Korean dramas, I thought I might just take you along and let you know what other good dramas are set to released soon so that we can all be in on this together.
1. Romance is a Bonus Book
Genre : Romance, Comedy, Drama
Starring : Lee Jong-Suk, Lee Na-Young, Jung Eugene
Aired : January 26, 2019 – March 17, 2019
Episodes : 16
Cha Eun Ho is a successful and handsome writer who is also the youngest chief editor at a publishing company. He has a calm demeanor and remains reasonable at work. He then becomes involved in the life of his childhood friend, Kang Dan Yi who was once a popular copywriter. She is now divorced, a single mother, unemployed and struggling in life though still attempts to find a job, but even with her once good career, she cannot.
However, in a desperate attempt to find a job, she lies about her background and begins to work as a temporary worker in the same building under none other than Cha Eun Ho. As they become involved in each other’s life more than often, a love story begins to unfold.
2. Spring Turns to Spring
Genre : Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Starring : Lee Yoo Ri, Uhm Ji Won, Lee Jong Hyuk
Aired : January 23, 2019 – March 14, 2019
Episodes : 32
Kim Bo Mi works as a TV news anchorwoman and she only cares about herself.
Lee Bom was once a popular actress, but she is now a lawmaker’s wife. Lee Bom’s main focus is solely on taking care of other people, namely her family.
These two women could not have been any more different career-wise and personality-wise. But somehow, on one fateful day, these two women woke up to realize that they have switched bodies.
3. What’s The Problem, Poong Sang ?
Genre : Romance, Comedy, Family Drama
Starring : Yoo Joon Sang, Oh Ji Ho, Jeon Hye Bin
Aired : January 9, 2019 – January 31, 2019
Episodes : 16
Poong Sang took care of his 4 younger siblings and supported them financially because his parents did not support them. His younger siblings are first younger brother Jin Sang, first younger sister Jung Sang, second younger sister Hwa Sang, and youngest sibling We Sang.
Poong Sang is now middle-aged, but he has never lived his life for himself. He is still busy dealing with the affairs of his younger siblings.
Poong Sang’s first younger brother Jin Sang makes trouble as he waits for a chance to change his life. His first younger sister Jung Sang is a doctor. She is smart, logical and cool-headed. As for his second younger sister Hwa Sang has an inferiority complex due to her older sister Jung Sang. She is also a troublemaker like her older brother Jin Sang. And his youngest sibling We Sang dreams of becoming a professional baseball player, but he has continuously failed to achieve his dream.
Now, Poong Sang looked back at his life that was dedicated to his siblings and wondered, where has everything gone wrong?
4. The Crowned Clown
Genre : Historical, Political, Romance, Melodrama
Starring : Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Se Young, Kim Sang Kyung
Aired : January 7, 2019 – February 26, 2019
Episodes : 16
The drama series is a remake of the 2012 movie “Masquerade“.
The story takes place at a time in Joseon history, when upheaval and power struggles surrounding the throne had reached extreme levels. In order to escape those who plan to assassinate him, the king puts a clown, who looks exactly like him, on the throne.
5. Kingdom (Season 1)
Genre : Suspense, Thriller, Horror, Historical
Starring : Joo Ji Hun, Ryu Seung Ryong, Bae Doo Na
Aired : January 25, 2019
Episodes : 6
The deceased king rises and a mysterious plague begins to spread; the prince must face a new breed of enemies to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.
6. The Light in Your Eyes (Dazzling)
Genre : Comedy, Romance, Drama, Fantasy
Starring : Han Ji Min, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Hye Ja
Aired : February 11, 2019 – March 19, 2019
Episodes : 12
The drama tells the story of a woman that lost her time without having the chance to live it and a man that throws away his brilliant time and lives a lethargic life. They live in the same time but both live on a different ‘time’.
7. Touch Your Heart
Genre : Comedy, Law, Romance
Starring : Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, Lee Sang Woo
Aired : February 6, 2019 – March 28, 2019
Episodes : 16
This drama tells the story about the romance between a successful lawyer, Kwon Jung Rok and his secretary, Oh Jin Shim / Oh Yoon Seo.
Kwon Jung-Rok is an arrogant and cold-hearted attorney for a law firm. He distance himself from everyone, and prefers it to be that way. But his world is about to change when one day, his boss asks Kwon Jung-Rok to let actress Oh Yoon-Seo work as his secretary for 6 months.
The secretary happens to be a disgraced former Hallyu actress, who is actually in disguise after being caught in a tabloid scandal with a third generation chaebol. And now, because of all that had happened, she is desperate to score the lead role in a famous writer’s drama in hopes to clean her name and get her back in the good graces with the public. Which is why now, to gain experience for the role, Oh Yoon-Seo decides to work as a lawyer’s secretary for a few months.
Knowing this, Kwon Jung-Rok couldn’t be any more annoyed at the situation. But really, what can he really do about it other than go along with it?