8 New K-Dramas To Add To Your Watch-List

Are you an internet vagrant searching for the next K-drama to get you through the day? Thankfully, there are approximately 13,000,013 dramas that started these last few weeks, ready for your viewing with English subtitles on Viki. Have at it, friends!

(The dramas below are listed in order of premiere date.)

Watcher

Airs: Saturdays and Sundays on OCN
Cast: Han Suk Kyu, Seo Kang Joon, Kim Hyun Joo

A police officer who has witnessed corruption (Han Suk Kyu), a police officer who has witnessed murder (Seo Kang Joon), and a lawyer who has witnessed lies (Kim Hyun Joo) are all connected through a tragic incident. The three form an internal team to root out corruption in the police force.

Watch if:

– You need some all-around hardass characters in your life.
– You don’t care for predictable dramas you can follow half asleep.
– Human Seo Kang Joon is good Seo Kang Joon.

Catch the first episode of “Watcher”:

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Hotel Del Luna

Airs: Saturdays and Sundays on tvN
Cast: IU, Yeo Jin Goo, Block B’s P.O, gugudan’s Mina

A skilled hotelier (Yeo Jin Goo) gets roped into managing a hotel run exclusively for ghosts with the beautiful, mysterious, and hot-tempered Jang Man Wol (IU), who has run the hotel for over a millennium.

Watch if:

– You really freaking missed the epic, time-transcendent love story that was “Goblin.”
– You really freaking missed our moon lovin’ couple. (Don’t blink or you’ll miss ’em.)
– You need all the feels in your life.

Catch the first episode of “Hotel Del Luna”:

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Doctor Detective

Airs: Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS
Cast: Park Jin Hee, Lee Ki Woo, Bong Tae Gyu

An industrial health doctor (Park Jin Hee) teams up with Doctor Heo Min Ki (Bong Tae Gyu) in order to expose dark injustices in society and uncover the truth behind illnesses and other incidents taking place at people’s work.

Watch if:

– “Doctor? Detective? How could you possibly choose?” is something you would say.

Catch the first episode of “Doctor Detective”:

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Justice

Airs: Wednesdays and Thursdays on KBS
Cast: Choi Jin Hyuk, Son Hyun Joo, Nana

A corrupt lawyer named Lee Tae Kyung (Choi Jin Hyuk) makes a deal with the (figurative) devil in order to exact revenge, and a man named Song Woo Yong (played by Son Hyun Joo) becomes evil for the sake of his family. The two clash in the center of a case where several actresses have gone missing and Lee Tae Kyung works to uncover the hidden faces of the country’s elite.

Watch if:

– You’re in the mood to be infuriated one moment and then near rage-quitting the next. (Imagine the triumph and sweet, sweet revenge to come.)
– Choi Jin Hyuk’s voice and face can be your light through a long, dark tunnel of injustice and asshattery.

Catch the first episode of “Justice”:

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Mr. Temporary

Airs: Wednesdays and Thursdays on OCN
Cast: Yoon Kyun Sang, Geum Sae Rok, U-KISS’s Jun

A mysterious murder occurs at an elite high school and a selfish, cold lawyer infiltrates the school under the guise of being a new temporary instructor in order to uncover the truth.

Watch if:

– You didn’t know you needed to see sharky Yoon Kyun Sang pretending to be nice and naive.
– You love to be proven right, but you also get a lovely tingly feeling when proven wrong. Can you guess what really happened?

Catch the first episode of “Mr. Temporary”:

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Doctor John

Airs: Fridays and Saturdays on SBS
Cast: Ji Sung, Lee Se Young, Lee Kyu Hyung

Cha Yo Han (Ji Sung) is a highly-skilled doctor who has been dubbed “Doctor 10 Seconds” for his ability to quickly and accurately diagnose patients in the time it takes them to enter his office and take a seat. He meets the second-year resident Kang Si Young (Lee Se Young), who suffers from guilt and trauma from failing to save someone’s life.

Watch if:

– You love a Mary Sue (the eponymous hero, of course).
– You love moral debates. Say, euthanasia.

Catch the first episode of “Doctor John”:

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Moments of 18

Airs: Mondays and Tuesdays on JTBC
Cast: Ong Seong Wu, Kim Hyang Gi, Shin Seung Ho, Kang Ki Young

An 18-year-old transfer student (Ong Seong Wu) has been lonely all his life and thus has trouble expressing his emotions, and a model student (Kim Hyang Gi) dreams of independence from her ambitious mother, who controls every aspect of her life.

Watch if:

– You’re excited to be 18, are currently 18, or can’t remember what it was like to make it through the entire day without needing a nap.

Catch the first episode of “Moments of 18”:

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When the Devil Calls Your Name

Airs: Wednesdays and Thursdays on tvN
Cast: Jung Kyung Ho, Park Sung Woong, Lee El

A songwriter (Jung Kyung Ho) sells his soul to the (literal) devil (Park Sung Woong) for success, but when he finds out that his success came at the cost of the talent and life of a young girl, he tries to make things right.

Watch if:

– You need a re-do of the Jung Kyung Ho-Park Sung Woong dream team from “Life on Mars.”

Catch the first episode of “When the Devil Calls Your Name”:

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Which dramas will you be watching, Soompiers? Let us know in the comments! 

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