From a historical drama featuring Lee Joon (yay!) to a musical drama starring Ji Chang Wook (who can apparently sing, too…?) to the Korean version of Jane the Virgin, May has some solid offerings. Good luck finding them all, drama fans — it’s getting a little difficult. Come see what snags your interest among this month’s drama offerings!
Red Single Heart/Bloody Heart
May 2, starring Lee Joon (Bulgasal) and Kang Han Na (My Roommate is a Gumiho), Jang Hyuk (Tell Me What You Saw)
A fictional historical drama that begins when Lee Tae, the eldest legitimate son of King Sunjong who became king after the rebellion, ascends to the throne of Joseon.
Lee Tae’s father deposed the king with the help of Park Gye Won and his father became the king of a new dynasty. After succeeding his father, Lee Tae then became the next king. Lee Tae believes any action is justifiable to achieve his goal. He wants to rule as an absolute monarch, but First Vice-Premier Park Gye Won opposes that idea. Park Gye Won is even more powerful than the king.
Meanwhile, Yoo Jung is a daughter of a noble family. Lee Tae thinks of her as his wife. Due to that, her family gets involved in a power struggle in the royal court.
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Goo Pil Soo Is Not There
May 4, starring Yoon Doo Joon (Radio Romance), Kwan Do Won (Ghost)
Depicts the bromance of Goo Pil Soo, a breadwinner in his 40s who dreams for his second heyday, and Jung Seok, a genius in his 20s who dreams of his own start-up company. The drama will realistically portray relatable stories, including the recent social and education problems and the employment and start-up wars. At the same time, it will draw a harmony between different generations and create a warm comedy drama that everyone can sympathize with and watch comfortably.
The Sound of Magic
May 6, Netflix, starring Ji Chang Wook (Lovestruck in the City), Choi Sung Eun (Beyond Evil), Hwang In Yeop (True Beauty)
High school student Yoon Ah Yi finances herself and her younger sister by working part-time jobs. She doesn’t know where her parents are. Debt collectors drove her father away from home—and then her mother fled too. But even with her poor financial circumstances, Yoon Ah Yi manages to rank near the top of her school academically. Yoon Ah Yi wants to become an adult as soon as possible, to have a stable job.
Her classmate Na Il Deung competes with Yoon Ah Yi for the top grade, but they begin to have feelings for each other.
One day, Yoon Ah Yi meets magician Lee Eul at an abandoned amusement park. He performs magic shows for people who believe in magic. He is a mysterious person; he comforts Yoon Ah Yi who tells him that she believes in magic.
Woori the Virgin
May 9, starring Im Soo Hyang (My ID is Gangnam Beauty), Sung Hoon (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce)
A romantic comedy about a woman Oh Woo Ri, who intended to remain chaste until marriage, accidentally winds up pregnant while undergoing a medical examination.
May 13, starring Im Ji Yeon (Money Heist), Yoon Kyun Sang (Class of Lies)
Set in an apartment scheduled for reconstruction and tells the story of the search for the truth behind a sister’s disappearance. The gradually uncovered secrets will deliver realistic fear and intense suspense, along with suspicious neighbors who hide their greed beneath ordinary looks.
Ji Na is a hotel employee who is tracking down her older sister’s disappearance. Although she appears to have a smooth-sailing life, she is a person filled with a great sense of inferiority on the inside. Following the news of her sister Ji Hyun’s disappearance, Ji Na returns to her family’s house, the Rose Mansion, only to be swept up in an unexpected situation.
Violent crimes detective Min Soo will be the only one to believe in Ji Na’s words and help her. As a stubborn man of action who has to see through to the end of a case once he gets hooked on it, Min Soo will help Ji Na unearth the truth behind Ji Hyun’s disappearance. Although he appears to be a strong, reliable man, Min Soo also possesses dark secrets that not many know about.
Kiss Sixth Sense
May 25, Disney+, Yoon Kye Sang (Chocolate), Seo Ji Hye (Dr. Brain), Kim Ji Suk (Monthly Magazine Home)
About a character named Ye Sul who can see the future when she kisses someone. One day, she accidentally kisses the neck of her boss Cha Min Hoo and sees them in bed together in the future.
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What will you be hunting down, drama fans? Let us know in the comments below!
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