Upcoming Releases

I think I’ve mentioned plenty of times on the blog that I’m a list person. I used to have a running list of upcoming releases for the books that I was looking forward to and while I’m still reading, I’m not reading nearly as much as I’m watching k-dramas so for now, I’m going to keep a running list of upcoming k-drama releases on the blog and this list will be it. Right now, I’m just getting all of my information from the internet so release dates and drama information might change from time to time. I’ll try to keep this list going all year but well, life happens so I can’t promise much.

Here’s the current list of upcoming k-drama releases that I’m looking forward to.

July 2022

Big Mouse

Release Date: July 29, 2022
Airs On: Friday, Saturday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: MBC
Where to Watch: Disney Plus Hotstar

Starring: Lee Jong Suk, Im Yoon Ah, Kim Joo Heon, Ok Ja Yeon
Director: Oh Choong Hwan
Screenwriter: Jang Young Chul, Jung Kyung Soon
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Law, Drama

Park Chang Ho works as a lawyer with a measly 10% winning rate. He is a talkative person and, because of this people call him Big Mouth. He happens to get involved in a murder case and he is somehow fingered as genius swindler Big Mouse. Due to this, Park Chang Ho finds himself in a life-threatening situation.

Meanwhile, Go Mi Ho is Park Chang Ho’s wife and she works as a nurse. She has a beautiful appearance and a personality that is both wise and brave. She helped her husband become a lawyer by supporting him financially and psychologically. Go Mi Ho learns that Park Chang Ho is suspected to be the genius swindler Big Mouse and attempts to clear her husband’s name.

The Good Detective

Release Date: July 30, 2022
Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: jTBC
Where to Watch: ??

Starring: Son Hyun Joo, Jang Seung Jo, Kim Hyo Jin, Jung Moon Sung
Director: Jo Nam Gook
Screenwriter: Choi Jin Won,
Genres: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Drama

The good detectives of the Violent Crimes Team two will use only the truth to go up against ambitious villains who cross the line.
August

Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist

Release Date: August 1, 2022
Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
# of Episodes: 12
Network: tvN
Where to Watch: TBD

Starring: Kim Min Jae, Kim Hyang Gi, Kim Sang Kyung, Jung Won Chang
Director:
Screenwriter: Lee Bom
Genres: Historical, Drama, Medical, Mystery

Yoo Se Poong is a psychiatrist in Joseon. His skills are amazing enough to be called the legend of the royal palace, but he was expelled from the royal court after being involved in a conspiracy of the royal family, and loses his great ability as an acupuncturist.

Seo Eun Woo is a widow who infers the stories of those who are heartbroken. As the daughter of a noble family, she has sharp observation skills and extraordinary empathy. She feels wronged by her sudden marriage and is on the verge of being involuntarily considered a wife who stays virtuous to her deceased husband. She meets Yoo Se Poong and the encounter changes her life.

Kye Ji Han is the doctor of Sorak village who hides his warmth under a grumpy personality. Although he makes a bad first impression as someone who seems to be materialistic and obsessed with money, he is actually a sincere person the more you get to know him. One day, he will lead Yoo Se Poong towards the path of becoming a true doctor that heals the heart.

Tell Me Your Wish

Release Date: August 10, 2022
Airs On: Wednesday, Thursday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: KBS2, ViuTV
Where to Watch: Viki

Starring: Ji Chang Wook, Choi Soo Young, Sung Dong Il, Won Ji An
Director: Kim Yong Wan
Screenwriter: Jo Young Soo
Genres: Drama, Medical

Yoon Gyeo Rye’s life has been tough. He lived at an orphanage and also spent time in a juvenile detention center and prison. He struggles to have a normal life. Due to an incident, he begins to volunteer at a hospice. There, he works with volunteer team leader Kang Tae Shik and nurse Seo Yeon Joo .





Little Women

Release Date: August 27, 2022
Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
# of Episodes: 12
Network: tvN
Where to Watch: Netflix

Starring: Kim Go Eun, Nam Ji Hyun, Park Ji Hoo, Wi Ha Joon
Director: Kim Hee Won
Screenwriter: Jung Seo Kyung
Genres: Mystery, Drama

About three sisters with a close bond who grew up in poverty. It is the exciting story of the sisters as they get embroiled in a major incident and face off against the wealthiest family in the nation.

Kim Go Eun plays the eldest sister Oh In Joo, who wants to protect her family with money. Growing up in extreme poverty, her only dream was to live as well off as other normal people, but a major incident completely shakes up her life.

Nam Ji Hyun takes on the role of the second sister Oh In Kyung, a news reporter who does not want to bow down to money and aims to always do what’s right. When a mysterious case from her early reporter days returns close to her, she starts digging for the truth.

Park Ji Hu transforms into Oh In Hye, the youngest overwhelmed by the love of her older sisters who work hard for her. Although she has never even used decent art supplies due to their family’s financial situation, she enters an art high school with her natural talent.

The Law Cafe

Release Date: August 29, 2022
Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: KBS2, ViuTV
Where to Watch: ??

Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Lee Se Young, Kim Seul Gi, Oh Dong Min
Director: Lee Eun Jin
Screenwriter: Im Ji Eun
Genres: Law, Romance

A law romance drama that depicts the story of Kim Jeong Ho, a former prosecutor who is now a building owner, and Kim Yu Ri, a lawyer with a 4-D personality. The story will focus on the events surrounding a law firm that also runs as a cafe.

Kim Jeong Ho is a former prosecutor and current building owner who used to be known as a “monster genius”. Kim Yu Ri is a lawyer who has a beautiful appearance but is not hesitant to show her fiery personality when witnessing injustice.

September

Critical X

Release Date: September 2022
Airs On: TBD
# of Episodes: TBD
Network: TBD
Where to Watch: TBD

Starring: Kwon Sang Woo, Sung Dong Il, Im Se Mi, Lee Yi Kyung
Director: Kim Jung Hoon
Screenwriter: Kwak Kyeong Yoon
Genres: Comedy, Drama

A hyperrealistic comedy-drama depicting the crisis of each generation living in the present era. It tells the story of a simpleton, Mr. a, who suddenly has to struggle to survive after being faced with a three-tier combo, being urged to resign, going from rags to riches, and facing the realities of aging.





Blind

Release Date: September 16, 2022
Airs On: Friday, Saturday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: OCN, tvN
Where to Watch: TBD

Starring: Ok Taec Yeon, Ha Suk Jin, Jung Eun Ji, Park Ji Bin
Director: Shin Yong Hwi
Screenwriter: Kwon Ki Kyung
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

It is about people who have become victims of unfairness because they are ordinary, and ordinary perpetrators who have noticed uncomfortable truths.






The Golden Spoon

Release Date: September 23, 2022
Airs On: Friday, Saturday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: MBC
Where to Watch: TBD

Starring: Yook Sung Jae, Lee Jong Won, Jung Chae Yeon, Yeonwoo
Director: Song Hyun Wook
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Hee, Yoon Eun Kyung
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Supernatural

Would you trade your poor but loving family for a life of riches? When Seung Cheon gets his hands on a magical spoon that allows him to switch lives with his rich best friend, he thinks it’s a no-brainer. But life-altering decisions are always accompanied by a sense of doubt, and with only three chances to change his mind, Seung Cheon has to decide which of his two possible futures is worth keeping.



Three Sibling Bravely

Release Date: September 24, 2022
Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
# of Episodes: 50
Network: KBS2
Where to Watch: –

Starring: Lee Ha Na, Im Joo Hwan, Kim Seung Soo, Wang Bit Na
Director: Park Man Young
Screenwriter: Kim In Young
Genres: Comedy, Family, Romance

Kim Tae Joo is the eldest of three siblings. She is warm-hearted and tolerant, but she also has a hot temper. She cuts off relationships with people whom she doesn’t like. One day, Kim Tae Joo meets Lee Sang Joon again after many years. They attended the same elementary school.

Lee Sang Joon is a popular actor. He is sensitive, imaginative, and smart. He is also the eldest sibling in his family. Since he was a child, he has been loved by his family deeply. His family was once in debt, but, after Lee Sang Joon became successful, he paid off their debt and continues to support them financially. During filming for an acting project, Lee Sang Joon gets injured and goes to the hospital. There he meets his first love Kim Tae Joo, whom he knew when he was an elementary school student.
October

One Hundred Won Butler

Release Date: October 2022
Airs On: TBD
# of Episodes: 16
Network: MBC
Where to Watch: TBD

Starring: Lee Hyeri, Lee Jun Young
Director: Shim So Yeon
Screenwriter: TBD
Genres: Drama, Fantasy

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).



Bad Prosecutor

Release Date: October 2022
Airs On: Wednesday, Thursday
# of Episodes: 12
Network: KBS2
Where to Watch: TBD

Starring: Do Kyung Soo, Lee Se Hee, Ha Joon, Joo Bo Young
Director: Kim Sung Ho
Screenwriter: Im Young Bin
Genres: Crime, Drama, Law

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.



Curtain Call

Release Date: October 24, 2022
Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: KBS2
Where to Watch: TBD

Starring: Go Doo Shim, Kang Ha Neul, Ha Ji Won, Sung Dong Il
Director: Yoon Sang Ho
Screenwriter: Jo Seong Geol
Genres: Drama, Family

“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.

The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate

Release Date: October 29, 2022
Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: jTBC
Where to Watch: TBD

Starring: Song Joong Ki, Lee Sung Min, Shin Hyun Bin, Jo Han Chul
Director: Jeong Dae Yun
Screenwriter: Kim Tae Hee
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

After ten years, a loyal employee is framed for embezzlement, then murdered by his employers, only to be reborn as their youngest son, with a yearn for revenge guiding his hostile takeover.




November

Summer Strike

Release Date: November 2022
Airs On: TBA
# of Episodes: 1
Network: TBA
Where to Watch: TBA

Starring: Im Shi Wan, Kim Seol Hyun
Director: Lee Yoon Jung
Screenwriter: TBA
Genres: Drama

One spring day, after the recent death of her mother, Summer decides to quit her stressful city job. She moves to a small beachside town, where she plans to use her entire life savings on two years of doing absolutely nothing. She calculates that she can subsist for this long without finding a job by leading a minimalist free life. She finds peace and makes friends in her new environment But after a while, the walls of her home are repeatedly vandalized with death threats. Will Summer be able to catch the villain, find normalcy in her life, and make peace with herself?



One Dollar Lawyer

Release Date: November 4, 2022
Airs On: Friday, Saturday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: SBS
Where to Watch: TBA

Starring: Namkoong Min, Kim Ji Eun, Choi Dae Hoon, Lee Duk Hwa
Director: Kim Jae Hyun
Screenwriter: Choi Soo Jin, Choi Chang Hwan
Genres: Drama, Law

Cheon Ji Hun is a lawyer with an unusual style. His hair has a stylish perm. He charges only 1,000 won (about $1 USD) for his service, but he is one of the most skilled lawyers around. He fights against the most expensive lawyers and their rich clients, who try to get away with breaking the law.

Baek Ma Ri works as a prosecutor’s assistant after graduating from the Judicial Research and Training Institute. She is confident and posesses high self-esteem. Her grandfather is Baek Hyun Mu, who founded the famous Baek Law Firm and works at his law firm as a lawyer. Baek Ma Ri’s life goes smoothly, but her life changes after she meets Cheon Ji Hun.
December