11 Exciting K-Drama Premieres In May

A wide variety of dramas are premiering this month, with a couple that already started last week.

Here is a rundown of what you can add to your watchlist this month:

Mom Has an Affair

Cast: Hyun Jyu Ni, Lee Jae Hwang, Moon Bo Ryung, Kim Hyung Bum, Nam I An, Park Soon Chun, Hong Jae Yi, Yang Keum Suk, Lee Won Jae, and more

Premiere Date: May 4

Broadcast Details: Weekdays at 8:35 a.m. KST on SBS

Hyun Jyu Ni plays Pil Jeong, a single, divorced mom of two who swore that she’ll never get married again. Her children, however, beg her to get married to a rich man who can become their father. A hilarious family expansion project ensues as she works to make it happen for her kids.

Watch the first episode below:

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Fix You

Cast: Shin Ha Kyun, Jung So Min, Tae In Ho, Park Ye Jin, Joo Min Kyung, Jo Kyung Sook, Park Soo Young, Jung Hae Kyun, Choi Jung Woo, and more

Premiere Date: May 7

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 p.m. KST on KBS2

“Fix You” tells the story of a quirky psychiatrist Lee Shi Joon (Shin Ha Kyun) who is passionate about his patients but unorthodox in his methods and an up-and-coming musical actress Han Woo Joo (Jung So Min) who struggles with anger management issues and becomes his patient.

Watch the first episode below:

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Oh My Baby

Cast: Jang Nara, Go Joon, Park Byung Eun, Jung Gun Joo, Kim Hye Ok, Jo Hee Bong, Lee Mi Do, Yoo Seung Mok, Jun Jin Gi, Baek Seung Hee, Park Soo Young, Lee Han Wi, Jang Gwang, and more

Premiere Date: May 13

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:50 p.m. KST on tvN

“Oh My Baby” is about Jang Ha Ri (Jang Nara) who wants to have a child without getting married. Her plans are turned upside down because of three men: freelance photographer Han Yi Sang (Go Joon), her close friend and single father Yoon Jae Young (Park Byung Eun), and the younger man Choi Kang Eu Tteum (Jung Gun Joo).

Watch a teaser below:

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King Maker: The Change of Destiny

Cast: Park Shi Hoo, Go Sung Hee, Jun Kwang Ryul, Sung Hyuk, Kim Bo Yun, Cha Kwang Soo, Kim Seung Soo, Wang Bit Na, Yoon Ah Jung, and more

Premiere Date: May 17

Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 10:50 p.m. KST on TV Chosun

The historical drama is about the struggle for the throne between kingmakers with psychic abilities. Park Shi Hoo plays Choi Cheon Joong, the best fortune teller and physiognomist (face reader) in Joseon, and Go Sung Hee plays Lee Bong Ryun, the daughter of King Cheoljong who possesses a mysterious ability to read fortunes.

Kkondae Intern

Cast: Park Hae Jin, Kim Eung Soo, Han Ji Eun, Park Ki Woong, Park Ah In, Noh Jong Hyun, Hong Seung Bum, Kim Sun Young, Son Jong Hak, Go Geon Han, and more

Premiere Date: May 20

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:55 p.m. KST on MBC

“Kkondae Intern” is an office comedy about a man who gets revenge on a former boss who once made his life miserable. Ga Yeol Chan (Park Hae Jin) becomes the head of the marketing team at Jun Su Foods after moving up the corporate ladder at lightning speed. Lee Man Shik (Kim Eung Soo) was once Ga Yeol Chan’s boss at another company—but has now been hired as his subordinate at Jun Su Foods.

Watch a teaser below:

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“Mystic Pop-Up Bar”

Cast: Hwang Jung Eum, Yook Sungjae, Choi Won Young, Lee Joon Hyuk, Kim Mi Kyung, Ahn Tae Hwan, and more

Premiere Date: May 20

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. KST on JTBC

Based on a popular webtoon, “Mystic Pop-Up Bar” tells the story of a mysterious pojangmacha (an outdoor drinking establishment) run by an ill-tempered woman named Wol Joo (Hwang Jung Eum), an innocent part-time employee named Han Kang Bae (BTOB’s Yook Sungjae), and a former afterlife detective named Chief Gwi (Choi Won Young). Check out a teaser here!

Where Your Eyes Linger

Cast: Han Gi Chan, Jang Eui Su, Choi Kyu Ri, and more

Premiere Date: May 22

Broadcast Details: Fridays

In the BL (Boys Love) web drama, former “Produce X 101” contestant Han Gi Chan plays Tae Joo, a chaebol who is part of a “royal family” and is unpredictable. Next to him will be Gook (Jang Eui Su), Tae Joo’s friend and bodyguard who has an intimidating aura and always keeps close to Tae Joo.

Watch a teaser below:

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Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation

Cast: Cha Tae Hyun, Lee Sun Bin, Jung Sang Hoon, Yoon Kyung Ho, Ji Seung Hyun, Park Jung Woo, Park Tae San, Jang Jin Hee, and more

Premiere Date: May 23

Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 10:50 p.m. KST on OCN

The crime-oriented action comedy drama is about a screwball detective Jin Kang Ho (Cha Tae Hyun) who uses all means to catch his criminals and overly zealous producer Kang Moo Young (Lee Sun Bin) of an investigative crime TV show as they team up to solve unsolvable cases. Their team also includes a former criminal profiler, a former gangster, and a former autopsist at the National Forensic Service.

Watch a teaser below:

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Sweet Munchies

Cast: Jung Il Woo, Kang Ji Young, Lee Hak Joo, Kim Seung Soo, Kim Soo Jin, Yang Dae Hyuk, Gong Min Jung, Park Sung Joon, Shin Woo Gyum, Choi Jae Hyun, and more

Premiere Date: May 25

Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. KST on JTBC

The romantic comedy features a love triangle in which a man and a woman fight over the same man. Jung Il Woo will be starring as celebrity chef Park Jin Sung, while former KARA member Kang Ji Young will be starring as variety show producing director (PD) Kim Ah Jin. Lee Hak Joo will also be appearing in the drama as Kang Tae Wan, a successful designer.

Watch a teaser below:

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“Dinner Mate”

Cast: Song Seung Heon, Seo Ji Hye, Lee Ji Hoon, Son Naeun, and more

Premiere Date: May 25

Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. KST on MBC

“Dinner Mate” tells the love story of psychiatrist Kim Hae Kyung (Song Seung Heon) and web channel PD Woo Do Hee (Seo Ji Hye) who have grown jaded about romance after experiencing painful heartbreak. Through eating dinner together, they eventually recover their ability to feel emotion and begin to find love over food. Lee Ji Hoon and Apink’s Son Naeun play the first loves of the two leads. Watch a teaser here!

“Lie of Lies”

Cast: Lee Yoo Ri, Yeon Jung Hoon, Lee Il Hwa, Im Joo Eun, Lee Won Jong, Kwon Hyuk Hyun, and more

Premiere Date: May

Broadcast Details: Fridays and Saturdays at 10:50 p.m. KST on Channel A

“Lie of Lies” is about the love story of a true romance that begins with a lie. Lee Yoo Ri will be playing Ji Eun Soo, a woman who attempts to become the stepmother of her biological daughter, while Yeon Jung Hoon will be playing Kang Ji Min, a man who falls in love with Ji Eun Soo while helping her in her quest.

Which drama has your interest this month? Let us know below!

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