Fans of Korean dramas are looking forward to the following series the most.
Many Korean dramas that are currently on air are getting a huge amount of attention because of the fun storylines. Since September is coming to an end and October is getting closer, viewers will soon get to watch new series that promise to be equally good and even better. In particular, this October also marks the impressive comebacks of Korea’s A-list actresses, Jun Ji Hyun, Go Hyun Jung and Lee Young Ae. The competition will surely be more exciting than ever.
The King’s Affection: Park Eun Bin, Rowoon
The historical drama takes place in a fictional Joseon dynasty. A princess, who is a member of the royal family but has no identity because when she was born, she was taken out of the palace otherwise it would not survive. After a few years, the girl is brought back to the palace by her mother and is raised under the identity of her late twin brother. She later becomes Crown Prince Lee Hwi. Because she disguises as a man, she tries to stay away from everyone. However, she gradually develops feelings for a man from a noble family background named Jung Ji Woon, who is also her teacher, causing many awkward situations.
The first reason why many viewers are looking forward to The King’s Affection is because of the unique storyline. Although the trope of a female character disguised as a male is no longer uncommon in Korean dramas, since the drama tells the story of a princess disguised as a crown prince, it turns into something quite special. Moreover, the leads played by two young actors Park Eun Bin and Rowoon make the viewers more curious. The drama will officially air on KBS in the weekly Mon-Fri time slot starting from October 11.
Reflection Of You: Go Hyun Jung, Choi Won Young, Shin Hyun Bin
The upcoming drama marks the comeback of the veteran actress Go Hyun Jung after 2 years. The drama tells the story of Jung Hee Joo (Go Hyun Jung), a woman who goes through a poor and tough youth, with a great ambition to become a successful painter and essayist. Later, Hee Joo meets and changes the whole life of Goo Hae Won (Shin Hyun Bin), an art teacher lacking in everything but is always full of life.
Go Hyun Jung shows a perfect “transformation” with this role. Shin Hyun Bin also shows a totally different image from her role of doctor Jung Gyul Ul in “Hospital Playlist”. These two actresses are expected to bring a fascinating and emotional drama. Reflection Of You will be broadcast on the cable network jTBC from October 13 in the weekly Thursday-Friday evening time slot.
My Name: Han So Hee, Ahn Bo Hyun
After Nevertheless, this October, Han So Hee will come back in a new Netflix series called My Name. The series revolves around Yoon Ji Woo (Han So Hee), a girl who lost her father. Because she wants to seek revenge, she follows the direction of a crime boss to enter the police force as an undercover agent. Unexpectedly, after joining the police, she unexpectedly develops feelings for the police officer Jeon Pil Do (Ahn Bo Hyun).
This is the next Netflix original series, which is expected to be a gripping drama with a lot of strong action scenes and intense details. Han So Hee’s spectacular image change has already become the focus of attention. Viewers are looking forward to seeing how she plays the female lead role. The series will consist of 8 episodes and will be available on Netflix on October 15.
Jirisan: Jun Ji Hyun, Joo Ji Hoon
One of the most anticipated blockbusters this October is the series Jirisan with the collaboration of two top stars in Korean film industry, Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon. This is a work that premiered at tvN’s 15th anniversary special weekend drama with the story of a rookie male ranger Kang Hyun Jo (Joo Ji Hoon), who has the ability to see the spirits of the dead due to a disaster on Mount Jiri and decided to team up with senior female ranger Seo Yi Kang (Jun Ji Hyun) to unravel the mystery behind the accidents in this vast national park.
Jun Ji Hyun’s return to acting after 4 years is definitely the biggest reason for all audiences to wait for Jirisan. Her character in the drama is a talented woman, capable of moving on difficult terrains such as slopes and cliffs, can also predict disaster-prone locations, and knows everything about Jiri mountain where she works. This will be a work and role that is different from Jun Ji Hyun’s previous dramas, not to mention the combination with the powerful actor Joo Ji Hoon and the extremely prestigious production team. Let’s wait until October 23 to enjoy Jirisan every Saturday and Sunday night.
Chimera: Park Hae Soo, Soo Hyun, Lee Hee Joo
This is a new work of cable station OCN with a combination of all famous names, of which the most special is Soo Hyun, also known as Claudia Kim, a popular Korean actress who is active in Hollywood. The drama’s plot tells the story of three people, a criminal, a criminal psychoanalyst, and a surgeon who all for personal purposes investigate a current case related to a string of cases. The case is named the “Chimera incident” that happened in 1984. With OCN’s authentic crime drama brand, those who love this genre can’t miss it. The series will start airing on October 30.
City Girl Drinkers: Lee Sun Bin, Han Sun Hwa, Jung Eun Ji, Choi Si Won
This will be the only but highly anticipated web drama that will air this October. The drama tells the story of three women in their 30s who always go out to drink together after work and have a belief that drinking will help solve their life’s problems. Especially besides the 3 beautiful female characters, Choi Si Won also has an unexpected and interesting comeback in the industry, right from the first picture he showed how impressive his image is. This work is adapted from the famous webtoon of the same name and will be the only comedy among the upcoming series of October. Many netizens are waiting for the drama to be released on the TVING app in October.
Inspector Koo: Lee Young Ae, Kim Hye Jun
The last but not to be missed is the drama ‘Inspector Koo’ marking the return of Lee Young Ae. The drama is a remake of the BBC’s ‘Chasing Eve’ series with the story of a female detective named Koo Kyung Yi, who was a police officer and now an insurance investigator, she is both addicted to games and drinking but enjoys playing games. investigating major crimes. And the work will follow Koo Kyung Yi to solve suspicious cases disguised as accidents.
This work marks 4 years since the last film of Lee Young Ae aired, also witnessing a spectacular change in her acceptance of films. The character Koo Kyung Yi is unlike any other role in her career, a completely new image that perhaps no one would have thought before that Lee Young Ae would play. In addition, the content of the film will be an interweaving of the investigative, suspenseful and humorous genres. Although the drama has not yet had a specific release date, it will be this October on cable channel jTBC, let’s wait for official information to see what one of the most anticipated comebacks of this year will turn out.
The lineup of works this October is still diverse in genres, but coincidentally both of Jun Ji Hyun’s and Lee Young Ae’s films are in the criminal investigation genre. It would be interesting if these two works aired on the same day and competed directly. It’s not easy to have an equal match between two S-class stars in Korean showbiz like this.