Most Anticipated Korean Dramas This Fall –– October Recommendations
Not gonna lie, Korean dramas have been pretty solid this year. While they have been laughably bad in 2018, it kind of feels like they’ve upped their game this time around with at least one good drama every month that viewers are salivating for.
In this month of October, it’s no different. Where August brought us feisty and tear-inducing romance, September brought us good action with a layer of steamy romance, I wonder what October is going to bring us? To be honest, your girl wouldn’t mind some horror, or even more of those hot and steamy romances.
1. Extraordinary You (어쩌다 발견한 하루)
Genre : Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Starring : Kim Hye Yoon, Ro Woon, Lee Jae Wook
Aired : October 2, 2019 –– November 21, 2019
Episodes : 32
What would you do if you found out that you were, in fact, a character in a comic? And an extra character on top of that? Change the course of the story, obviously!
Eun Dan Oh is a 17-year-old high-school student from a wealthy family who suffers from a lifelong heart condition that inevitably means she will not live past her teenage years. However, when Dan Oh realizes she is experiencing long gaps in her memory as well, she comes into the unhappy inheritance of another fact in her life: she is a character in a Korean webtoon and all of her actions are predetermined by the artist who draws her. To make matters worse, she discovers she is only a supporting character in the cast. With her newfound understanding of the world she inhabits, she is determined to find true love in her own plot-line and circumvent the author’s plans for her character by utilizing the flashes of storyboard she alone is able to see.
2. VIP (브이아이피)
Genre : Mystery, Romance, Melodrama
Starring : Lee Sang Yoon, Jang Nara
Aired : October 28, 2019 –– December 17, 2019
Episodes : 32
VIP is a mystery drama about the rise of working women who run into troubles at work and in their personal lives. Park Sung Joon is a team leader of VIP department store department. After graduating from a prestigious university, Sung Joon entered the company and now has the ability, the opportunity, and ambition. Park Sung Joon’s wife, Na Jung Sun is a strong woman with a bright personality, but most peopleare unaware of her struggle.
3. Everyone Lies (모두의 거짓말)
Genre : Thriller, Mystery
Starring : Lee Min Ki, Lee Yoo Young
Aired : October 12, 2019 –– December 1, 2019
Episodes : 16
“Everyone Lies” is about a woman whose husband disappears after the sudden death of her father. She joins the National Assembly and teams up with a detective in her search for the truth. The two characters work together to break through the silence and lies that people spill to protect their own interests.
4. Catch the Ghost! (유령을 잡아라)
Genre : Mystery, Romance
Starring : Moon Geun Young, Kim Sun Ho
Aired : October 21, 2019 –– December 10, 2019
Episodes : 16
“Catch the Ghost” is a romantic investigative drama about a woman named Yoo Ryung who solves cases with her overflowing sense of justice and exceptional spatial perception but always gets herself into trouble because of her rash actions. She meets the Wangsimni station constabulary chief, a man who avoids cases and seeks stability. However, he always ends up cleaning up after the problems caused by Yoo Ryung and holds the key to solving the cases.
5. My Country (나의 나라)
Genre : Action, Historical, Romance, Drama
Starring : Woo Do Hwan, Yang Se Jong, Kim Sul Hyun
Aired : October 4, 2019 –– November 23, 2019
Episodes : 16
Set during the end of the Goryeo period to the early Joseon period. Two friends aim their swords against one another due to differences in opinion about “their country”.
6. Leverage (레버리지)
Genre : Crime, Mystery
Starring : Lee Dong Gun, Jun Hye Bin, Kim Sae Ron
Premiers : October 13, 2019
Episodes : TBA
“Leverage” will tell the story of Lee Tae Joon, an elite insurance investigator turned scam strategist who recruits the best “players” in order to catch the real criminals who think they’re above the law.