October’s Hallyu wave has a little bit of everything for us! From cheerleaders to aliens to the dead interacting with the living (there’s TWO of those), there’s something for everyone. Come see what you’ll be watching this month!
October 3, KOCOWA and Viki, starring Han Ji Hyun (The Penthouse), Bae In Hyuk (Why Her?), Kim Hyun Jin (Peng), Jang Gyu Ri (Dating Class)
The bright and diligent Do Hae Yi is a student at Yeonhee University. Because of her family’s poor financial situation, she places a priority on making money rather than school.
One day, Do Hae Yi suddenly joins cheering squad Teyia that has existed for 50 years at Yeonhee University. She only joins the club for money, but while participating in the cheering squad, Do Hae Yi starts experiencing the joy of campus life and meets various people from Teyia including Bae Young Woong, who was once a member of Teyia and he is an alumnus of Yeonhee Univers, supporting the cheering squad financially and emotionally.
October 5, KOCOWA, starring Doh Kyung Soo (aka D.O, 100 Days My Prince), Lee Se Hee (Hospital Playlist), Ha Joon (Crazy Love), Joo Bo Young (Twenty-five Twenty-one)
A story about a prosecutor named Jin Jung who is armed with bad manners and delinquency. He breaks down the sanctuaries created by wealth and power, and he even takes down the greedy people living in those sanctuaries. He uses expedient methods over conventional ones, tricks over standard procedures, and delinquency over sincerity in order to stop the corrupt authorities from undermining society.
Love is for Suckers
October 5, Viki, starring Lee Da Hee (L.U.C.A.: The Beginning), Choi Si Won (Work Later, Drink Now)
“Love That Will Freeze To Death” is a romantic comedy-drama depicting the sweet and salty reality romance of two men and women in their 30s who have no romance or flirting.
October 6, TVING, starring Jin Seon Kyu (Through the Darkness), Jeon Jong Seo (Money Heist), Chang Ryul (My Name)
No Hyung Soo visits a motel room to see Park Joo Young. He is pleased with her appearance and happy to pay for her services, but a surprise is waiting for No Hyung Soo. He is soon surrounded by people who have come to buy his organs. They bargain over the price of his organs with Park Joo Young conducting the auction, but an earthquake suddenly occurs. Within the collapsed building, they struggle to survive.
October 7, Netflix, starring Jeon Yeo Been (Vincenzo), Nana (Oh My Ladylord)
About a woman searching for her missing boyfriend, who disappeared one night in a flash of unknown lights. With the help of a community of UFO watchers, she uncovers the truth behind a mysterious secret.
Hong Ji Hyo is a “parachute hire” (someone who got hired based on their family connections). She has a steady job and a solid family background. Although they are no longer passionately in love, she also has a boyfriend that she’s dated for four years. The couple is beginning to think of marriage when her boyfriend suddenly goes missing.
Heo Bo Ra is an unsuccessful Twitch streamer and a YouTuber with only a few hundred subscribers, whose content is all about mysteries. She’s a warrior who wields a keyboard as her weapon, and she’s a member of the UFO watcher community. She spends day after day inside her room, editing her videos.
Roommates of Poongduck 304
October 13, starring Kim Ji Woong (Kissable Lips), Yoon Seo Bin (Kissable Lips), Kang Woo Jung (Once Again), Holland (Ocean Likes Me)
Ji Ho Jun, 29, a happy-go-lucky third-generation chaebol of Guemman Group, receives an ultimatum from his father to:
1. Leave the house penniless and survive for two years; and
2. Achieve results as a team leader in the new business team of the Guemman Group.
Ho Jun was kicked out and moved to Villa, which he came to in a Ferrari. When he arrives, Seo Jae Yoon, the owner of the villa, ignores and treats him as a swampy man who drives a luxury car penniless. However, it turns out they work in the same company when they meet as a team leader and subordinate. What will happen between them?
(No trailers currently available.)
October 14, Paramount+ (rumored), starring Shin Ha Kyun (Soul Mechanic), Han Ji Min (Our Blues), Jung Jin Young (May It Please the Court), Lee Jung Eun (Our Blues)
Set in the 2040s in the large city area of South Korea. It depicts the story of a man who lives in agony, unable to forget his wife who died of cancer. Then one day, he receives an unknown email and chooses to abandon his body to go live with his wife. It will portray a world where one can live forever without death, and will question the meaning of eternal life, death, memory and oblivion, and happiness and misery. (Click CC for Eng sub on trailer.)
The Queen’s Umbrella
October 15, Netflix, starring Kim Hye Soo (Juvenile Justice), Kim Hae Sook (Tomorrow), Choi Won Young (Reflection of You), Kim Eui Sung (Taxi Driver), Moon Sang Min (My Name), Chani (Miracle)
Within the palace exist troublemaking princes who cause nothing but headaches for the royal family and are about to be turned into proper crown princes. Their mother, Im Hwa Ryeong, is the wife of a great king. But instead of having an aura of elegance and grace, she is a prickly, sensitive, and hot-tempered queen. Once more serene, she changed since people kept pushing her buttons. She is a queen who sometimes abandons her pride and is even known to swear! Every day of her life is full of trials, but she withstands them, all for the sake of her children.
One Hundred Won Butler
October 19, starring Lee Hye Ri (My Roommate is a Gumiho), Lee Jun Young (Let Me Be Your Knight)
It tells the story of Butler Kim, who runs errands that begin at a cost of 100 won per job, and funeral director Baek Dong Joo, who grants the wishes of the dead, as they operate an errand-running business called Ildangbaek (meaning one person doing the work of 100, and in this specific case, also referring to the fact that one errand costs 100 won).
The World You Are Missing
October 20, Netflix (rumored), starring Nana (Mimicus), Yoon Hyun Suk (Best Mistake Season 3), Kim Jae Won (Our Blues), Keum Dong Hyun (Best Mistake Season 2), Ha Sun Ho (Thirty-Nine)
A high-teen fantasy romance drama in which national idol Yoo Je Bi, who suffers from malicious comments, falls into romance novels and realizes the meaning of a new life.
(No trailers currently available.)
October 31, starring Kang Ha Neul (Insider), Ha Ji Won (Chocolate), Go Doo Shim (Our Blues), Sung Dong Il (If You Wish Upon Me), Kwon Sang Woo (Delayed Justice)
“Trees Die on Their Feet” is about an elderly woman from North Korea who doesn’t have much time left to live and a theatre actor who acts as her grandson in order to fulfill her final wish.
Ja Geum Soon is a woman born in 1930 in North Korea. She escapes to South Korea during wartimes and is separated from her husband and child. While waiting for her family, she establishes Hotel Nakwon, a hotel chain in South Korea.
Jae Heon is an unknown theatre actor who acts as Geum Soon’s grandson Moon Sung in order to fulfill her wish.
Se Yeon is Geum Soon’s granddaughter who is in charge of Hotel Nakwon.
(No trailers currently available.)
What are you adding to your watchlist RIGHT NOW, drama fans? Drop down in the comments and let us know!
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