(All synopses courtesy of MyDramaList.com https://mydramalist.com/ . As usual, the fates of these dramas are determined by the drama gods, and things may change. We’ll keep you posted.)
September 2, starring Kwon Sang Woo (Delayed Justice), Sung Dong Il (If You Wish Upon Me), Im Se Mi (The Empire of Law)
A hyperrealistic comedy-drama depicting the crisis of each generation living in the present era. It tells the story of a simpleton, Mr. A, who suddenly has to struggle to survive after being faced with a three-tier combo: being urged to resign, going from rags to riches, and facing the realities of aging. (Strong language warning for the teaser.)
September 3, 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.
The Law Cafe
September 5, KOCOWA, 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.
Once Upon a Small Town
September 5, Netflix, starring Joy (Tempted), Choo Young Woo (School 2021), Baek Sung Chul (Inspector Koo)
Han Ji Yool works as a veterinarian in Seoul. One day, he receives a phone call from his grandfather. His grandfather doesn’t mention specifics, but his voice sounds serious. Han Ji Yool decides to go to Heedong Village, where his grandfather lives and runs an animal clinic. There, Han Ji Yool meets police officer Ahn Ja Young. It turns out his grandfather is actually touring Europe. According to the note left by his grandfather, Han Ji Yool has to take over his grandfather’s animal clinic for a half year while his grandfather is away.
Even when Ahn Ja Young was preparing for her test to become a police officer, she wanted to work as a police officer in Heedong Village, where she grew up. She is usually the first one to appear and provide help to residents in need. She helps Han Ji Yool solve inconveniences related to his daily life in the village and they develop a romantic relationship.
September 9, Netflix, starring Ha Jung Woo (Along with the Gods), Hwang Jung Min (Hush), Park Hae Soo (Money Heist), Jo Woo Jin (Happiness), Yoo Yeon Seok (Hospital Playlist)
The life-saving journey of a Korean drug king in Suriname in South America and a businessman who was engaged in a secret operation by the NIS.
Mental Coach Je Gal Gil
September 12, Viki, starring Jung Woo (A Model Family), Lee Yoo Mi (Squid Game), Kwon Yool (Dali and the Cocky Prince), Park Se Young (Special Labor Inspector Jo)
A sports drama about a former national athlete who quits sports after causing a scandal and becomes a mental coach to help former professional athletes who have retired and current athletes who have fallen into a slump.
Je Gal Gil is a former national Taekwondo athlete who is known for his hard work and dorky charms. After he causes an unprecedented accident in the athlete’s village, Je Gal Gil is permanently expelled and coined the unlucky Taekwondo prodigy. Once he overcomes his past trauma and regains his mental health, Je Gal Gil returns to the athlete’s village as a mental coach.
Cha Ga Eul is a former world-class short track speed skating gold medalist who has fallen into a slump. With her pretty poker face, she’s known as the up-and-coming “Ice Princess,” but she faces the danger of fading out when she falls into a slump. Unable to confide in anyone, Cha Ga Eul begins to beat herself up until she meets mental coach Je Gal Gil.
Gu Tae Man is the director of the Human Rights Center in the Korean Olympic Committee. The former Taekwondo Olympic gold medalist has a strong desire for power and is the reason Je Gal Gil’s life was transformed overnight. With the belief that anything can be covered as long as he is No. 1, Gu Tae Min does everything he can for the top position.
Park Seung Ha is a part of the mental health support team in the athlete’s village. She is the perfect example of “a kind daughter who was raised well” but endures an unexpected hardship after meeting Je Gal Gil as her first patient. Park Seung Ha ends up leaving the hospital and applying to the athlete’s village instead where she surprisingly reunites with Je Gal Gil, this time as advisor partners. (Turn on CC for subs.)
The Police Station Next to Fire Station
September 16, starring Kim Rae Won (LUCA: The Beginning), Son Ho Jun (Was It Love?), Gong Seung Yeon (Bulgasal: Immortal Souls)
Follow the joint operations of a police force and a fire department, who together will tell a thrilling story.
Fierce detective Jin Ho Gae is all about catching low-lives. He solves cases with his excellent ability to grasp crime scenes, read a criminal’s mind, and have a strong will to win. While the fearless firefighter Bong Do Jin, who seems cold on the outside, is nice to those around him and he takes good care of victims. He rushes to fire sites without a moment of hesitation. Joining the duo is Song Seol, an empathetic paramedic who heals broken hearts while treating wounds.
(No promotional materials available at this time. Not even a freakin’ poster.)
September 16, starring Ok Taec Yeon (Vincenzo), Ha Seok Jin (When I Was the Most Beautiful), Jeng Eun JI (Work Later, Drink Now)
Ryu Sung Joon, Ryu Sung Hoon and Jo Eun Ki become involved in a serial murder case involving jury members as the victims. These three individuals try to uncover the truth behind the deaths.
Ryu Sung Joon works as an enthusiastic detective. He is always determined to catch the bad guys. Due to his determination, his arrest rate is always among the top for detectives. His older brother is Ryu Sung Hoon and he works as a judge. Ryu Sung Hoon is a perfectionist and smart enough to have passed the bar exam with the top score and graduated at the top of his class at the Judicial Research and Training Institute. He is an upright man who does his best to impart a fair judgment. Jo Eun Ki works as a social worker. She has a warm heart and is full of justice. She always puts people first and tries to be a reliable guardian to children who come from poor backgrounds.
Love in Contract
September 21, Viki, starring Park Min Young (Forecasting Love and Weather), Go Kyung Pyo (Private Lives), Kim Jae Young (Reflection of You)
Tells the story of a helper service that provides wives to single people needing partners to take to gatherings for married couples and school reunions. The story portrays Choi Sang Eun as she gets entangled with Jung Ji Ho, who is on a long-term exclusive contract for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and Kang Hae Jin, who signs a new contract for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Choi Sang Eun is a woman possessing many great qualities and virtues. As the perfect partner, she chooses a career of helping single men who don’t want to get married instead of getting married herself. Jung Ji Ho, who has been in a long-term contract with Choi Sang Eun for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, is in his fifth year. In addition for the reason behind his contract being a secret, Jung Ji Ho is a mysterious character whose occupation, hobbies, and personality are also shrouded in a veil of secrecy.
And Kang Hae Jin, a rich heir as the family’s youngest son and Hallyu star. Kang Hae Jin is Choi Sang Eun’s newest client for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and he will cause a great storm in her heart.
The Golden Spoon
September 23, starring Yook Sung Jae (Mystic Pop Up Bar), Lee Jong Won (Hospital Playlist 2), Jung Chae Yeon (The King’s Affection), Yeonwoo (Dali and the Cocky Prince)
Would you trade your poor but loving family for a life of riches? When Seung Cheon gets his hands on a magical spoon that allows him to switch lives with his rich best friend, he thinks it’s a no-brainer. But life-altering decisions are always accompanied by a sense of doubt, and with only three chances to change his mind, Seung Cheon has to decide which of his two possible futures is worth keeping.
One Dollar Lawyer
September 23, starring Namkoong Min (The Veil), Kim Ji Eun (Again My Life), Choi Dae Hoon (The Good Detective 2), Lee Deok Hwa (Business Proposal), Park Jin Woo (Military Prosecutor Doberman)
Cheon Ji Hun is a lawyer with an unusual style. His hair has a stylish perm. He charges only 1,000 won (about $1 USD) for his service, but he is one of the most skilled lawyers around. He fights against the most expensive lawyers and their rich clients, who try to get away with breaking the law.
Baek Ma Ri works as a prosecutor’s assistant after graduating from the Judicial Research and Training Institute. She is confident and posesses high self-esteem. Her grandfather is Baek Hyun Mu, who founded the famous Baek Law Firm and works at his law firm as a lawyer. Baek Ma Ri’s life goes smoothly, but her life changes after she meets Cheon Ji Hun.
September 26, starring Han Ji Hyun (The Penthouse), Bae In Hyuk (Why Her?)
Revolves around a once-leading university cheering squad. It will showcase the story of the use of dance on our youth. Do Hae Yi is the newest member of the university’s cheerleading squad. She was selected as the top 1% in appearance. Park Jung Woo is the leader of the Yeonhee University cheering squad.
(No promotional materials available at this time.)
September 30, starring Kwak Dong Yeon (Vincenzo), Go Sung Hee (My Holo Love), Bae Hyun Sung (Dear.M), Kang Min Ah (Miracle)
It tells the story of funny real-life employees at Gaus Electronics, conveying sympathy and laughter at the same time, containing the sorrows of office workers.
(No promotional materials available at this time.)
A Shoulder to Cry On
September, starring Kim Jae Han (OmegaX), Shin Ye Chan (OmegaX)
Dayeol hears two guys fooling around in the nurse’s office and accidentally knocks over the curtain rod. When the nurse walks in on the scene, devilishly handsome Taehyun tells her that Dayeol tried to make out with him. Before Dayeol can correct the misunderstanding, the rumor spreads and his archery scholarship is in jeopardy. To make matters worse, Taehyun doesn’t show the slightest bit of remorse; in fact, he shamelessly begins hanging around Dayeol. It’s not long before the two begin walking the thin line between hate and love.
(No promotional materials available at this time.)
What will you be watching this month, drama fans? We definitely have plenty of fish to choose from! Drop down in the comments and let us know.
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