9 Korean Dramas We Are Dying to Watch This Autumn –– October 2020

9 Korean Dramas We Are Dying to Watch This Autumn –– October 2020

 

While as a year 2020 has been just a mess and pandemic filled, Korean dramas oddly has managed to pull through and save the year. Especially this autumn when we’re going to need good entertainment more than ever. I mean seriously, it’s been putting out smashing shows one after another since February and this train is still rolling on full steam! Not that I’m complaining of course.

For the year 2020––pandemic aside––I have been really on the mission of trying to make myself smarter and pushing outside of the comfort zones of my brain. Therefore, I have been watching a whole lot more documentaries and reading a lot more non-fiction books compared to the year before. While I am enjoying the process of educating myself so far, there is also only 24 hours a day and I feel like I have been neglecting a lot on the Kdrama and fiction novel front.

So from this autumn of 2020, I’m going to make an active effort to watch more Korean dramas. This is a good thing too to be honest, as I feel like I’ve been slowly losing touch with what’s hot this time of the year in the Kdrama land. Expect KDrama reviews to be bombarding this blog very soon boys and girls.

 

korean drama autumn 2020

 

 

 

korean drama autumn 2020

 

1. Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Drama 

Starring : Go Ah Ra, Lee Jae Wook, Kim Joo Hun

Aired : October 7, 2020 –– November 26, 2020

Episodes : 16

 

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“Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol” is a romantic comedy about a pianist named Goo Ra Ra who hits rock bottom after her family’s sudden downfall. After she finds her way to La La Land, a piano academy in a small village, she ends up crossing paths and falling in love with the tough and mysterious Sun Woo Joon, who seems to be hiding a lot of secrets.

Goo Ra Ra is an immature and mischievous pianist. With her bright laughter and sunny disposition, she’s a simple, confident, and lovable person, having the charm of making anyone laugh no matter how difficult the situation. Goo Ra Ra also enjoys making jokes and acting unpredictably even during serious moments as she has lived a life without fear, being able to gain whatever she wanted with money. Something happened that caused her to become bankrupt. She doesn’t have anything now and she is frustrated with her situation.

Sun Woo-Joon doesn’t care what other people think about him, but he has a warm heart. He is free spirited and doesn’t have a specific dream or goal for his life. He makes ends meet by working part-time jobs. Goo Ra-Ra and Sun Woo-Joon meet at the small private piano academy LaLa Land in a country village.

 

 

korean drama autumn 2020

 

2. No Matter What (누가 뭐래도)

 

Genre : Romance, Comedy, Fantasy 

Starring : Choi Jin Hyuk, Park Joo Hyun, Kwon Hwa Woon

Aired : October 12, 2020 –– March 26, 2021

Episodes : 120

 

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A family drama around a flower shop filled with beautiful flowers 365 days in a year, that depicts the story of children who experienced parental divorce and remarriage, and grew up fighting in a world of prejudice and fiercely overcoming difficulties from work and love.

 

 

korean drama autumn 2020

 

3. The Spies Who Loved Me (나를 사랑한 스파이)

 

Genre : Romance, Comedy, Suspense, Thriller 

Starring : Yoo In Na, Eric, Im Joo Hwan

Aired : October 21, 2020 –– December 10, 2020

Episodes : 32

 

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Kang Ah Reum is a wedding dress designer who has been married twice. Her two husbands harbor many secrets and Ah Reum gets swept up in them. Jun Ji Hoon disguises himself as a travel writer, but he is actually a secret agent for Interpol. His job as a secret agent is a way for Jun Ji Hoon to support himself financially. He is currently divorced. He was married to Kang Ah Reum, but they divorced without Kang Ah Reum learning about his secret life as a spy.

Kang Ah Reum now works as a wedding dress designer. She met Derek Hyun after her divorce and they eventually married. Her current husband works as a diplomatic official and seems gentle and warm. His secret is that he is actually a cold-blooded industrial spy. Derek Hyun treats his wife sweetly, but, for his job as an industrial spy, he will do anything. He loves Kang Ah Reum sincerely, but he also hides his true self from her.

 

 

korean drama autumn 2020

 

4. Kairos (카이로스)

 

Genre : Action, Thriller, Romance, Fantasy 

Starring : Shin Sung Rok, Lee Se Young, Ahn Bo Hyun

Aired : October 26, 2020 –– December 15, 2020

Episodes : 32

 

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Kim Seo Jin is a man who is driven only to achieve success in his life. Thanks to his efforts, he is the youngest executive at his company. His life is perfect, with his beautiful violinist wife Kang Hyun Chae and a daughter. His wonderful life comes to a halt when his young daughter is kidnapped. He falls deep into despair. To change the past, when his daughter was kidnapped, he contacts Han Ae Ri approximately one month in the past. Han Ae Ri has busy days with her studies and working a part-time job to make enough money to pay for her sick mother’s operation. One day, her mother suddenly goes missing. Han Ae Ri falls into despair, when Kim Seo Jin from the future contacts her.

 

 

korean drama autumn 2020

 

5. Penthouse (펜트하우스)

 

Genre : Suspense, Drama 

Starring : Eugene, Lee Ji Ah, Bong Tae Kyu

Aired : October 26, 2020 ––December 29, 2020

Episodes : 20

 

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“Penthouse” tells the story of a woman who strives to achieve her goal of entering high society by becoming the “queen” in the 100th floor penthouse in Gangnam, the pinnacle of success in her eyes, as well as women who had no choice but to become villains in order to protect themselves.

 

 

korean drama October 2020

 

6. Search (써치)

 

Genre : Romance, Comedy, Fantasy 

Starring : Jang Dong Yoon, Krystal Jung, Moon Jung Hee

Aired : October 17, 2020 –– November 15, 2020

Episodes : 10

 

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A survival story about a search party that battles against monstrous creatures. It will highlight the heartwarming bond between the members of the search party as they struggle to escape the demilitarized zone together. The story begins as a military dog handler who’s only a month away from his discharge date gets seconded to the search party and encounters a monster in the demilitarized zone.

 

 

korean drama October 2020

 

7. Tale of the Nine Tailed (구미호뎐)

 

Genre : Romance, Melodrama, Fantasy 

Starring : Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah, Kim Bum

Aired : October 7, 2020 –– November 26, 2020

Episodes : 16

 

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The story features the mythical nine-tailed fox, or gumiho, Lee Yeon who has just settled in the city. Able to transform into human form, he goes about cleansing human spirits, all the while creating havoc. Enter the talented television producer Nam Ji Ah whose current show features urban myths. With nerves of steel, she will stop at nothing to secure unusual, if not dangerous, subject matter to showcase. She sets her sights on Lee Yeon who appears just too good to be true; irresistibly handsome, intelligent, fit; in fact the ideal guest. But his heartlessness will render doubt in her that he is indeed of this world. Step-brother to Lee Yeon is the captivating Lee Rang, reputed to be the most dangerous of all gumihos living among humans. Despite being half-human himself, he harbors a deep-seated contempt for all people. For sport, he will unleash his seductive prowess upon his human-du-jour, by promising to grant them their wishes, only to trick them into paying a hefty price for their earthly desires.

 

 

korean drama October 2020

 

8. Start-Up (스타트-업)

 

Genre : Romance, Comedy, Youth 

Starring : Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Sun Ho

Aired : October 17, 2020 –– December 6, 2020

Episodes : 16

 

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“Startup” is set in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley, called Sandbox, and tells the story of people in the world of startup companies.

Seo Dal Mi dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs. She’s an adventurer who doesn’t own much, but has a grand plan for herself. She also has experience in a wide range of part-time jobs and is a person of great vitality.

Nam Do San is the founder of Samsan Tech. He was once the pride of his family as a math genius, but for the past two years, he’s been going nowhere with his company’s investments. It turns out that Seo Dal Mi remembers him as her ‘cool first love’, and he decides to begin a startup in the hope of turning Seo Dal Mi’s misunderstanding into reality.

Han Ji Pyung begins a startup company to pay off his debt. A team leader at SH Venture Capital, his astonishing investment skills and sharp tongue earn him the nickname, “the Gordan Ramsay of investments”. Though he’s prickly to most others, he’s softer than anyone to one special person who granted him a great favor in the past.

Lastly, CEO Won In Jae has everything society respects: the educational background, beautiful appearance, and money. She considers her background as a second generation chaebol a weakness and does everything she can to create success on her own and be acknowledged for her skills. However, she ends up being used and thrown away by her father, and in order to stop being a disposable piece on her father’s chess board, she throws herself into a startup.

 

 

korean drama October 2020

 

9. Private Lives (사생활)

 

Genre : Comedy, Crime, Drama 

Starring : Go Kyung Pyo, Seo Hyun, Kim Hyo Jin 

Aired : October 7, 2020 –– November 26, 2020

Episodes : 16

 

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This drama is about a con artist who unintentionally gets involved in private matters on a national scale and competes against massive corporations.

 

 

 

 

 

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