From swapped lives to secret agents to animated emotion cells, some of the most hotly anticipated kdramas are starting this week, and we are here to share them with you! Check out these dramas and see which ones you’ll be adding to your schedule.
One the Woman
September 17, KOCOWA, Viki
Cho Yeon Joo (Honey Lee, Fiery Priest) is a rogue prosecutor who looks exactly like the daughter-in-law of a chaebol family in this comedic mystery drama, and after a car accident, wakes up living the daughter-in-law’s life. Lee Sang Yoon (VIP) plays Han Seung Wook, a chaebol who cherishes his first love, but left Korea to stay out of the inheritance fight. He comes back to solve the mystery of his father’s murder and happens to run into his first love, whom he doesn’t want to let out of his life again.
September 17, Netflix
Round Six depicts a story of people who decide to become the players of a mysterious survival game that has a whopping 40-million-dollar prize at stake. Gi-hun (Lee Jung Jae, Chief of Staff) seems defeated by life after being fired from his job. He decides to join the survival game to win prize money. Sang-woo (Park Hae Soo, Prison Playbook) is Gi-hun’s childhood friend and decides to join the game after getting in trouble at work.
The literal translation of Round Six’s Korean title is ‘Squid Game’ (오징어 게임), which is the street game Gi-hun and Sang-woo played together when they were young. It’s quite a physical game that only ends when there’s a final winner, much like the survival game they play now. It’s named as such because players are to draw different geometric shapes on the ground, which, as a whole, look like a squid.
September 17, KOCOWA
A top National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent, Han Ji Hyuk (Namgoong Min, Chief Kim), returns after a year-long absence to uncover who engineered his fall from grace. Seo Soo Yeon (Park Ha Sun, Birthcare Center) is one of Ji Hyuk’s former coworkers and a team lead for the Crime Information Center. She cares about her team and is a top agent herself.
A Gentleman and A Young Lady
In this weekend drama, Lee Young Kook (Ji Hyun Woo, Queen In Hyun’s Man) is a widower with three children who is still mourning the death of his wife. He decides to hire Park Dan Dan (Lee Se Hee, Hospital Playlist) as his children’s live-in tutor, but soon finds himself attracted to her bright and positive personality.
September 17, Viki
Every person on earth is run by a complex network of cells, something most people manage to ignore even though the cells are necessary for everyday functioning. Kim Yu Mi (Kim Go Eun, The King: Eternal Monarch) appears to be like every other single working woman in society, but her love cells have fallen into a coma after a painful breakup and things don’t look good.
One day, Goo Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun, Itaewon Class) enters Yu Mi’s life. Though this immature game developer is emotionally stunted, his love cells spark life in Yu Mi’s love cells, and things between the two humans start to get interesting. Will it work if their cells work overtime to bring them together?
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