Halfway through October, the Hallyu Wave decides to drop all these quality dramas on our heads. Drama fans, when are we gonna have time to sleep?? Come see which dramas will be keeping you from your beauty rest, including a queen fighting to keep her son’s position, a retiring detective who’s going head to head with a murderer AND another detective, a funeral director who keeps fulfilling dying wishes, and a man who might just be able to talk to his wife’s ghost if he can get the technology to work right.
October 14, TVING, 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.
May I Help You/One Hundred Won Butler
October 19, Amazon Prime, starring Lee Hye Ri (My Roommate is a Gumiho), Lee Jun Young (Let Me Be Your Knight)
Baek Dong Ju works as a funeral director. She has a special ability that allows her to see and talk to dead people. The dead people ask Baek Dong Ju to grant their last wish. If Baek Dong Ju doesn’t grant their wishes, her day becomes filled with bad luck. This motivates her to listen to their wishes and grant them their wishes, with the help of Kim Jib Sa.
Kim Jib Sa is an employee at errand service “Ildangbaek,” which is owned by his uncle Vincent. Ildangbaek provides service for pretty much anything clients ask for, even minor things like changing light bulbs. Kim Jib-Sa does his best for his clients.
October 26, Disney+, starring Lee Sung Min (Juvenile Justice), Jin Goo (A Superior Day), Kyung Soo Jin (Mouse), Lee Hak Joo (My Name)
Tells the story of a detective who is about to retire, who unfolds a breathtaking psychological warfare with a mysterious man who follows his path while hiding his identity.
What will you be watching? Drop down in the comments below and let us know!
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi