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.

November

Casino

Release Date: November 23, 2022
Airs On: TBD
# of Episodes: 16
Network: TBD
Where to Watch: TBD
Starring: Choi Min Shik, Son Seok Koo, Lee Dong Hwi, Ryu Hyun Kyung, Heo Sung Tae, Kim Hong Pa
Director: Kang Yoon Sung
Screenwriter: Kang Yoon Sung
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

A crime-action drama about a casino king who is taking risks and trying to get back into the game.

 
 
 
 
 

Unlock the Boss

Release Date: November 30, 2022
Airs On: Wednesday, Thursday
# of Episodes: 12
Network: ENA
Where to Watch: TBD
Starring: Chae Jong Hyeop, Park Sung Woong, Seo Eun Soo, Byun Jun Seo
Director: Lee Chul Ha
Screenwriter: Kim Hyung Min
Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The 39-year-old Seon Ju, a genius CEO of a large corporation who accidentally died and became a smartphone, and In Seong, a 29-year-old job seeker who accidentally picked up the smartphone, work together to find the killer.

 
 
 
 
 

December

Island, Season 1

Release Date: December 2022
Airs On: TBD
# of Episodes: 20
Network: OCN
Where to Watch: TBD
Starring: Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, Sung Joon, Go Doo Shim, Park Geun Hyung
Director: Bae Jong
Screenwriter: Jang Yoon Mi
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Won Mi Ho is the only daughter of her father who runs Daehan Group. Her arrogant and selfish attitude causes her to make a big mistake that eventually angers her father into banishing her to Jeju island. There, she is assigned to work as a high school ethics teacher. Unbeknownst to her, the island is where evil roams free. She meets other individuals on the island and together, the characters join forces to live.

 
 

Recipe for Farewell

Release Date: December 2022
Airs On: TBD
# of Episodes: 12
Network: TBD
Where to Watch: TBD
Starring: Han Seok Kyu, Kim Seo Hyung, Jin Ho Eun, Yang Kyung Won
Director: Lee Ho Jae
Screenwriter: Lee Ho Jae
Genres: Drama, Life

Chang Rae is in his 40’s. He works as a translator and a humanities instructor. His wife suffers from terminal bowel cancer. She also has difficulties eating, because of digestive problem. She asks Chang Rae to cook for her everyday, even though the only thing he knows how to make is ramen. Chang Rae begins to cook for his wife and she eats little bits of his food, which he cooks with love and care.

 
 
 

Red Balloon

Release Date: December 2022
Airs On: TBD
# of Episodes: 20
Network: TV Chosun
Where to Watch: TBD
Starring: Seo Ji Hye, Lee Sung Jae, Lee Sang Woo, Hong Soo Hyun, Lee Byung Joon, Lee Bo Hee
Director: Jin Hyung Wook
Screenwriter: Moon Young Nam
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Life

A story of four people attempting to quench their desires and appease their heartbreaks.

Jo Eun Gang wants to become a school teacher, but she has failed to pass her teaching examination. She now works as a private tutor. She appears calm, but she holds something hot within her heart. She is a person who will do anything to get what she wants.

Ji Nam Cheol comes from a poor family, but he is married to a woman from a rich family. He runs a business that is actually owned by his father-in-law. Ji Nam Cheol is powerless at the company.

Han Ba Da is a married woman. She works as a jewelry designer. Right before her wedding, her parents went bankrupt. She was about to give up on her wedding, but her fiance persuaded her to marry him. Her life is not easy due to her mother-in-law.

Go Cha Won works as a dermatologist. He became a doctor as his parents expected and is married to Han Ba Da. He doesn’t like his job and he knows his wife is having a hard time due to his mother, but he doesn’t know what to do. His brother-in-law is Ji Nam Cheol.

Trolley

Release Date: December 2022
Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
# of Episodes: 16
Network: SBS
Where to Watch: TBD
Starring: Kim Hyun Joo, Park Hee Soon, Kim Mu Yeol, Jung Soo Bin, Ryu Hyun Kyung, Ki Tae Young
Director: Kim Moon Kyo
Screenwriter: Ryu Bo Ri
Genres: Melodrama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

“Trolley” will tell the story of a lawmaker’s wife who hides her past. It will showcase the dilemma and struggles that couples face as their secret got revealed to the world.

 
 
 
 
 

The Forbidden Marriage

Release Date: December 9, 2022
Airs On: Friday, Saturday
# of Episodes: 12
Network: MBC
Where to Watch: TBD
Starring: Park Joo Hyun, Kim Young Dae, Kim Woo Seok, Yang Dong Geun, Park Sun Young, Choi Deok Moon
Director: Jung Hoon, Park Sang Woo
Screenwriter: Cheon Ji Hye
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Historical, Romance

Lee Heon is the king of Joseon. 7 years ago, when he was a crown prince, his beloved wife died. To this day, he has not been able to get over her death. For the past 7 years, the royal family and government members have tried to get King Lee Heon remarried without success. The nation has also implemented a geumhonryung edict, which is a ban on all single women marrying during this time when the king has not married. People are furious over the marriage ban. One day, King Lee Heon hears of a woman named Ye So Rang, who claims the spirit of the king’s late wife exists within the royal palace.

Meanwhile, Ye So Rang is a swindler and claims to interpret martial harmony signs. She is arrested and jailed where Officer Lee Shin Won works. To get out of her predicament, she pretends to be possessed by a spirit in front of Lee Shin Won. During her ruse, she mentions that the spirit of King Lee Heon’s late wife exists within the royal palace. She is then brought in front of the king and he asks her if she can really see his late wife’s spirit. To survive, Ye So Rang acts like her body is possessed by the king’s late wife. Ye SoRang’s lies get bigger and more audacious.

Alchemy of Souls 2: Light and Shadow

Release Date: December 10, 2022
Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
# of Episodes: 10
Network: Netflix, tvN
Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Lee Jae Wook, Go Yoon Jung, Hwang Min Hyun, Shin Seung Ho, Yoo Joon Sang, Oh Na Ra
Director: Park Joon Hwa
Screenwriter: Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Historical, Romance

The much anticipated second season of Netflix’s hit k-drama Alchemy of Souls returns with a new female main lead, Go Yoon Jung, playing Naksu.

 
 
 
 
 

Connect

Release Date: December 11, 2022
Airs On: Sunday
# of Episodes: 6
Network: TBD
Where to Watch: TBD
Starring: Jung Hae In, Go Kyung Pyo, Kim Hye Joon, Jung Dong Hoon, Jang Gwang, Kim Roe Ha
Director: Mike Takashi
Screenwriter: TBD
Genres: Mystery, Thriller

A work that depicts the mysterious story of a man who has been deprived of a part of his body by organ hunters and becomes ‘connected’ with a person who has received an organ transplant.