Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving, is Korea’s largest holiday. Knowing that many viewers will be occupied during the holiday, many broadcasting stations try to conclude dramas before the holiday and air new ones after the long holiday is over. Thus, a slew of new dramas is set to premiere soon. Scroll down to read about 10 new dramas coming your way!
KBS will have brand new Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday-Thursday, and Friday-Saturday dramas.
“Witch’s Court” (literal title) will begin airing on the last night of the Chuseok holiday after the finale of “Girls’ Generation 1979” on October 9 at 10 p.m. KST.
This new investigative drama will revolve around two leads: a witch-like prosecutor named Ma Ee Deum (Jung Ryeo Won), who was on a highway to success but unexpectedly gets wrapped up in an accident, and newly appointed prosecutor Yeo Jin Wook (Yoon Hyun Min) who chose a judge’s robe over a doctor’s gown. These two unique characters will work together to investigate crimes against women and children.
“Mad Dog” will premiere on October 11 at 10 p.m. KST after the finale of “Manhole.” The drama will center around the investigation of insurance fraud. Choi Kang Woo (Yoo Ji Tae) is a mad dog investigator with a 99-percent success rate who doesn’t let go of something once he has gotten a hold of it. A con man with a hidden objective named Kim Min Joon (Woo Do Hwan) will join him along with former gymnast-turned-insurance investigator Jang Ha Ri (Ryu Hwa Young).
In contrast to the two investigative dramas mentioned above, KBS will air the comic drama “Confession Spouses” (literal title) on Friday-Saturday nights following “Strongest Deliveryman” on October 13 at 11 p.m. KST. Jang Nara and Son Ho Jun will play same-age spouses who can’t stand each other. Ma Jin Joo (Jang Nara) will transform from a 38-year-old wife with low confidence to a cool college student in her twenties, while Choi Ban Do (Son Ho Jun) will transform from a 38-year-old breadwinner to a young man capable of running a marathon.
tvN will enter the drama primetime viewership battle with “Because This Is My First Life,” which will air after the finale of “Argon” on October 9 at 9:30 p.m. KST. The romantic comedy drama is centered around start-up designer Nam Se Hee (Lee Min Ki), who is “house poor” due to 30 years of mortgage payments, and elite college graduate and assistant drama writer Yoon Ji Ho (Jung So Min) who is “homeless” and has to look for a new place every two years.
tvN’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Criminal Minds” will be replaced with “Buam-dong Revengers” (literal title) on October 11 at 9:30 p.m. KST. Starring actresses Lee Yo Won, Ra Mi Ran, and Myung Se Bin, the drama tells the story of these three women who create a “revenge club” to seek revenge on husbands and school bullies.
“Revolutionary Love” will air after the finale of “Deserving of the Name” on October 14 at 9 p.m. KST. This romantic comedy drama will tell the story of a third-generation chaebol Byun Hyuk (Choi Siwon) and part-time job master Baek Joon (Kang Sora).
OCN’s “Black” will air after the finale of “Save Me” on October 14 at 10:20 p.m. KST. This fantasy drama is set to be about a grim reaper named Black (Song Seung Heon) who tries to defend death and Ha Ram (Go Ara) who breaks all the rules in order to save lives.
JTBC’s “The Package” will premiere after the finale of “Age of Youth 2” on October 13 at 11 p.m. KST. Tour guide Yoon So So (Lee Yeon Hee) and tourist San Maru (CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa) will tell the story of people who go on a trip for separate reasons but find each other in the end.
MBC’s “20th Century Boy and Girl” is set to follow “The King Loves” and will air on October 9 at 10 p.m. KST. Han Ye Seul and Kim Ji Suk is set to star as two friends who grew up together and end up transforming their 35-year-old friendship into love.
SBS’s newest drama “While You Were Sleeping” premiered its first episode right before the Chuseok holiday on September 27. Starring Suzy and Lee Jong Suk as the leads, “While You Were Sleeping” is a fantasy drama about a girl who can see the future in her dreams and a man who does everything to prevent them from actually happening.
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