August Teaser Roundup

August is for historicals and tension and comedies about investing in stocks, among other things. Come see if the variety of dramas headed our way are tickling your fancy!

(All plot synopses courtesy of Drama start dates and availability are subject to the will of the drama gods, so please plan accordingly. You know the drill.)

Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist

August 1, Viki, starring Kim Min Jae (Dali and the Cocky Prince), Kim Hyang Gi (Moment at Eighteen), Kim Sang Kyung (Racket Boys)

Yoo Se Poong’s legendary abilities as a physician are well-known in the royal palace. Nonetheless, he was expelled from the royal court when his involvement in a conspiracy against the royal family came to light.  He moves and begins work in the strange but beautiful Gyesu Village.

There he meets Kye Ji Han, Sorak Village’s grumpy old doctor with the heart of gold. Upon the encounter with Yoo Se Poong,  Kye Ji Han is motivated to transform the young doctor into one who heals hearts. 

Another resident of the village is Seo Eun Woo, who hails from a noble family and has keen observational skills and deep empathy. Now a widow, she mirrors the stories of the heartbroken. She feels wronged by her sudden marriage and is about to become an unwilling wife who stays virtuous to a deceased husband. 

Hunted/Boar Hunt

August 1, KOCOWA, starring Park Ho San (Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?), Ye Soo Jung (Link: Eat, Love, Kill), Kim Soo Jin (Anna)

While boar hunting goes on in an ordinary country village, a missing person case takes place. Surrounding the missing person case, the villager’s secrets are revealed one by one.

Young Soo is a middle-aged man in the country village. He is married to Chae Jung. One day, Young Soo goes into the mountain to hunt boars with his friends. The boars damage crops in the village. While in the mountain, Young Soo faces an unexpected situation.

Ok Soon has lived with her grandson since her son and daughter-in-law died in a fire. Ok Soon believes the fire was set by some people in the village. She doesn’t trust the villagers and, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she is even more wary of them.

Chae Jung is Young Soo’s wife. She often bursts out with anger at Young Soo, but she is otherwise a warm-hearted person. Due to her personality, she is popular among the villagers. After her son goes missing on the day Young Soo is boar hunting, she becomes mentally destroyed.

The Empire of Law

August 3, starring Kim Sun Ah (Secret Boutique), Ahn Jae Wook (Mouse), Lee Mi Sook (Money Flower), Kim Myung Ji (Class of Lies)

Depicts the vulgar scandals of Korea’s nobles of the robe (whose rank came from holding judicial or administrative posts) who dream of hereditary succession. Han Hye Ryul is the chief of the special division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. Han Hye Ryul is from a family of judicial workers who has had wealth and power for three generations. She is an ambitious figure who is not satisfied with her current position and aims to become a prosecutor general or someone higher up the ladder.

(No promotional materials available at this time.)

If You Wish Upon Me

August 10, Viki, starring Ji Chang Wook (The Sound of Music), Choi Soo Young (Run On), Sung Dong Il (Sisyphus), Won Ji An (Hope or Dope)

Yoon Gyeo Rye’s life has been tough. He lived at an orphanage and also spent time in a juvenile detention center and prison. He struggles to have a normal life. Due to an incident, he begins to volunteer at a hospice. There, he works with volunteer team leader Kang Tae Shik and nurse Seo Yeon Joo .

A Model Family

August 12, Netflix, starring Jung Woo (Mad for Each Other), Park Hee Soon (Dr. Brain), Yun Jin Seo (The Royal Gambler)

The story follows what happens when an ordinary family that is on the verge of collapse due to bankruptcy and internal feuds gets involved with a bloodthirsty drug ring. In the midst of dangerous missions and close calls, the members of the family will band together and become a model family as they stand up against the drug ring that threatens their livelihoods.

Stock Struck

August 12, starring Han Ji Eun (Bad and Crazy), Hong Jong Hyun (My Absolute Boyfriend), Jang Gwang (Remarriage and Desires),  Jung Moon Sung (The Good Detective 2), Kim Sun Young (The Silent Sea)

Five people, who invested in the stock market, take part in a mysterious stock meeting. There, they learn about life, love, and friendships through investing in stocks.

Yoo Mi Seo is set to marry very soon. She hasn’t invested very long in the stock market, but so far she has lost money.

Choi Sun Woo is 33-years-old and works part-time at a convenience store. He is also a mysterious man. When he gets off from work at the convenience store, he drives an expensive imported car.

Kang San is a person who focuses on happiness and doesn’t care about work or finding success. He works part-time to make a living.

Jung Haeng Ja runs her own pork feet restaurant.

After Kim Jin Bae retired from his job he began investing in the stock market.

Good Job

August 24, Viki, starring Jung Il Woo (Bossam: Steal the Fate), Kwon Yu Ri (Bossam: Steal the Fate)

Follows the joint investigation and romance story of a chaebol who leads a second life as a detective and a woman with super vision.

Eun Sun Woo is a chaebol among chaebols who owns the Eunkang group and also runs a detective agency. From a young age, Eun Sun Woo has shown a brilliant mind and shockingly unparalleled athletic abilities. He is a figure who is completely different in his two lives as a detective and as a chairman of a group, easily switching from being conceited to being a gentleman.

Don Se Ra is a cheerful person who was born with super vision. In order to hide her powers, Don Se Ra goes around wearing a thick pair of glasses to secretly use her ability. While taking on numerous odd jobs in order to help the people around her, she meets Eun Sun Woo and begins a chaotic love story.

(No promotional materials available at this time.)

Little Women

August 27, Netflix, starring Kim Go Eun (Yumi’s Cells), Nam Ji Hyun (The Witch’s Diner), Park Ji Hoo (All of Us Are Dead)

About three sisters with a close bond who grew up in poverty. It is the exciting story of the sisters as they get embroiled in a major incident and face off against the wealthiest family in the nation.

Kim Go Eun plays the eldest sister Oh In Joo, who wants to protect her family with money. Growing up in extreme poverty, her only dream was to live as well off as other normal people, but a major incident completely shakes up her life.

Nam Ji Hyun takes on the role of the second sister Oh In Kyung, a news reporter who does not want to bow down to money and aims to always do what’s right. When a mysterious case from her early reporter days returns close to her, she starts digging for the truth.

Park Ji Hu transforms into Oh In Hye, the youngest overwhelmed by the love of her older sisters who work hard for her. Although she has never even used decent art supplies due to their family’s financial situation, she enters an art high school with her natural talent.

(No promotional materials available at this time.)

The Law Cafe

August 29, starring Lee Seung Gi (Mouse), Lee Se Young (The Red Sleeve)

A law romance drama that depicts the story of Kim Jeong Ho, a former prosecutor who is now a building owner, and Kim Yu Ri, a lawyer with a 4-D personality. The story will focus on the events surrounding a law firm that also runs as a cafe.

Kim Jeong Ho is a former prosecutor and current building owner who used to be known as a “monster genius”. Kim Yu Ri is a lawyer who has a beautiful appearance but is not hesitant to show her fiery personality when witnessing injustice. 

(No promotional materials available at this time.)


August, starring Shin Ha Kyun (Beyond Evil), Won Jin Ah (She Would Never Know)

This sitcom follows the riveting tale of the crew at the fictional company McCom as they navigate the chaotic battlefield of Korean start-ups.

Steve is the slightly mad mastermind behind McCom. Ashley is one of Steve’s smartest employees and a member of the innovation team at McCom.

(No promotional materials available at this time.)

Which dramas will be ending up on your watch list, drama fans? Drop down in the comments and let us know!

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