7 Upcoming and New Korean Dramas We Are Excited About in August
It’s August, almost three quarters through 2021 and both summer and Korean dramas are going in full swing, lads and gents.
With the COVID-19 numbers climbing all around the world and the heat baking at such high temperatures outside, it has turned your girl into an indoor plant slothing it out at home with my beloved air conditioner. I’m not gonna lie though, one of the good things about being able to do things remotely is the fact that it has made summer so much more bearable when I don’t need to go out every day. These days, I only go out once or twice a week to run some errands. Other than that, I am always rockin’ my PJs at home lounging in bed watching cute oppas on my screen.
And like every other month where you girl updates you with the newest and upcoming Kdramas, this month is no different. So sit back, (perhaps with a cold glass of lemonade) and chillax because here we go again with more new and upcoming Korean dramas we are excited about in August.
Genre : Romance, Mystery, Comedy
Starring : Cha Tae Hyun, Jin Young, Krystal Jung
Aired : August 9, 2021 –– September 28, 2021
Episodes : 16
Police university (경찰수업) is about a detective who catches criminals with all his might and a former hacker who uses his intelligence to solve everything. The two meet at the Police University as a professor and student, and they cooperate to investigate a case together.
Genre : Romance, Melodrama
Starring : Uhm Hyun Kyung, Cha Seo Won, Oh Seung Ah
Aired : August 9, 2021 –– January 21, 2022
Episodes : 120
Second Husband (두 번째 남편) revolves around Bong Seon Hwa and her family surrounding a confectionery company. She underwent an unfortunate childhood, but due to her strong and positive personality, she rises up. Growing up in same neighborhood she had a long relationship with Moon Sang Hyuk. But, when she unjustly loses her family due to a tragedy born out of an unstoppable desire, she pledges revenge in the mixed fate and love.
Genre : Romance, Drama
Starring : Bang Min Ah, Kwon Hwa Woon, Ahn Woo Yeon
Aired : August 14, 2021 –– September 4, 2021
Episodes : 4
“Please Check the Event” follows the emotional journey that will unfold when two former lovers pretend to be together to head on a couple’s trip they won at an event. Park Do Kyum, the leader and vocalist of an indie band.
While he seems haughty and feisty, he has a romantic side that comes out during the most important moments. Ha Song Yi, a woman with a confident and youthful charm. She works as a botanical garden coordinator and passionately believes her mother’s words that people are capable of betrayal but not plants. She finds herself struggling after breaking up with her boyfriend. Seo Ji Gang is an essay writer who chooses to be a travel guide for couples in order to observe them for his writing. As he gradually develops feelings for Ha Song Yi, the three characters will portray an unpredictable love triangle.
Genre : Romance, Historical, Fantasy, Drama
Starring : Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Yoo Jung, Gomg Myung
Aired : August 30, 2021 –– October 19, 2021
Episodes : 16
Set during the Joseon era, Hong Cheon Ki is a female painter with a genius-like painting talent. She is picked as the first female painter of the Dohwaseo (Korean Royal Academy of Painting). Hong Cheon Ki also has a beautiful appearance and a bright personality. For her, painting is everything. One day, she meets Ha Ram.
Ha Ram is an officer at the Seowoongwan, an office in charge of astronomy, geography, the art of divination, and meteorology. When he was young, an accident caused him to become blind. Hong Cheon Ki falls in love with him and she doesn’t care that he is blind. Hong Cheon Ki keeps appearing in front of Ha Ram and he finds himself waiting for her.
Genre : Romance, Comedy, Melodrama
Starring : Kim Sun Ho, Shin Min Ah, Lee Sang Yi
Aired : August 28, 2021 –– October 17, 2021
Episodes : 16
A love story set in the seaside village of Gongjin.
Yoon Hye Jin, a former dentist, is a woman who has both beauty and brains. Her life plan falls apart because of the tiny bit of righteousness in her heart, and after various obstacles, she moves to the seashore village Gongjin and meets Hong Du Shik. She becomes curious about him. Hong Du Shik is called Chief Hong by the local residents. He is officially unemployed, but he is a master of odd jobs who appears to help everyone in Gongjin with any situation they run into.
Genre : Action, Military, Crime, Drama
Starring : Jung Hae In, Goo Gyo Hwan, Kim Sung Kyun
Aired : August 27, 2021
Episodes : 6
Private soldier Jun Ho is a confused youth who served in the military normally like other Koreans. One day, he suddenly becomes a member of the military defector arrest team. As such, he is tasked with capturing deserters and must grapple with the more troubling cases of why some soldiers feel they have no other choice but go absent without official leave.
7. Uncle (엉클)
Genre : Music, Comedy, Drama
Starring : Oh Jung Se, Jun Hye Jin, Park Sun Young
Aired : August 28, 2021 –– TBA
Episodes : 16
Joon Hyeok is an unpopular musician whose life has hit rock bottom. He had already broken off his relationship with his older sister, Joon Hee, when her son appeared before him. His nephew developed Obsessive-compulsive disorder after his mother divorced his stepfather.
Joon Hyeok takes his nephew in and looks after him. Joon Hee divorced her physically abusive husband after 12 years of marriage. She moved into an inexpensive apartment and now faces losing custody of her son to her ex-husband and his mother.
Hey Ryeong is a tenant at The Royal State, an expensive apartment complex, where she is the much-respected President of The Mothers’ Committee. Committee member Yoo Ra very much admires Hey Ryeong. Yoo Ra was raised by her widowed father Kyeong Il a man with a sweet and warm personality.