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7 New Korean Dramas Coming Out In January 2023 To Add To Your Watch List

Which among these upcoming K-dramas are you most excited about?

New Korean Dramas Coming Out In January 2023 To Add To Your Watch List

We are finally greeting 2023 with open arms and we sure had a blast with what Korean dramas offered us in 2022. It’s time to fill in our watch list as the New Year enters!

Now, we’re starting this year with an exciting roundup of K-dramas that are set to launch this January! 

NEW K-DRAMAS TO WATCH IN JANUARY 2023

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Brain Works (Jung Yong-Hwa, Cha Tae-Hyun)

  • Release date: January 2, 2023
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday, 21:50
  • Network: KBS2
  • Cast: Jung Yong-Hwa, Cha Tae-Hyun
  • Where to watch: Viki
Brain Works (Jung Yong-Hwa, Cha Tae-Hyun)

Let’s begin with a comedy/crime/action drama starring Jung Yong-Hwa and Cha Tae-Hyun as they play interesting (and probably very contrasting) characters that are bound to work together to solve criminal cases.

Jung Yong-Hwa plays the role of Shin Ha-Ru, a wealthy neuroscientist that has a very confident but cold character. He ends up working with Geum Myung-Se (Cha Tae-Hyun), a righteous detective with a grumpy character.

‘Brain Works’ will air on KBS2 every Monday and Tuesday night to replace ‘Curtain Call’.

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Payback (Lee Sun-Kyun, Moon Chae-Won)

  • Release date: January 6, 2023
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday, 22:00
  • Network: SBS
  • Cast: Lee Sun-Kyun, Moon Chae-Won
  • Where to watch: 
Payback (Lee Sun-Kyun, Moon Chae-Won)

We will never get enough intense thriller dramas and for the month of January, we have ‘Payback’ starring Lee Sun-Kyun.

Lee Sun-Kyun plays a brilliant money trader named Eun Yong. He uses his money trading skills to battle against underground cartels whom he believes are in conspiracy with the government’s most powerful officials.

‘Payback’ will air on SBS every Friday and Saturday taking the slot of ‘The First Responders’.

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Agency (Lee Bo-Young, Son Na-Eun)

  • Release date: January 7, 2023
  • Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 22:30
  • Network: JTBC
  • Cast: Lee Bo-Young, Son Na-Eun
  • Where to watch: 
Agency (Lee Bo-Young, Son Na-Eun)

We’re so excited to see Lee Bo-Young back again on the small screen in her upcoming new drama ‘Agency’.

The plot screams “woman power” as Lee Bo-Young plays the role of Go Ah-In, an ambitious career woman willing to do whatever it takes to get her to the top of her game. Despite being raised in a financially-struggling family with no powerful connections, Go Ah-In works her way from the bottom to the peak of her career in one of Korea’s top advertising agencies.

‘Agency’ will air on JTBC every Saturday and Sunday taking the place of ‘Reborn Rich’.

Read more: ‘Agency’ Fashion Info

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Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist 2 (Kim Min-Jae, Kim Hyang-Gi)

  • Release date: January 11, 2023
  • Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday, 22:30
  • Network: tvN
  • Cast: Kim Min-Jae, Kim Hyang-Gi
  • Where to watch: Netflix
Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist 2 (Kim Min-Jae, Kim Hyang-Gi)

If you’ve watched the first season and you’re left wanting more, then Kim Min-Jae is back as Yoo-Se Poong in ‘Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist 2’.

Yoo Se-Poong is a physician for the royal family. The plot continues as he tackles different struggles in trying to treat people with mental struggles.

‘Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist 2’ will air on tvN every Wednesday and Thursday.

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Crash Course in Romance (Jeon Do-Yeon, Jung Kyung-Ho)

  • Release date: January 14, 2023
  • Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 21:10
  • Network: tvN
  • Cast: Jeon Do-Yeon, Jung Kyung-Ho
  • Where to watch: Netflix
Crash Course in Romance (Jeon Do-Yeon, Jung Kyung-Ho)

There’s no way a month will pass by without our dose of rom-com K-Drama! ‘Crash Course in Romance’ is something to look forward to if you’re looking for a fun and mature rom-com.

The plot tells the story of Nam Haeng-Sun (Jeon Do-Yeon) who was a former national athlete that currently runs a food store. She then decides to enter a private institution where she meets top instructor Choi Chi-Yeol (Jung Kyung-Ho). 

‘Crash Course in Romance’ will air on tvN every Saturday and Sunday to take the slot of ‘Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow’.

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Can We Be Strangers (Kang So-Ra, Jang Seung-Jo)

  • Release date: January 18, 2023
  • Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday, 21:00
  • Network: ENA
  • Cast: Kang So-Ra, Jang Seung-Jo
  • Where to watch: 
Can We Be Strangers (Kang So-Ra, Jang Seung-Jo)

Here’s something a bit more scandalous starring Kang So-Ra and Jang Seung-Jo. It delves into the lives of a divorced couple Oh Ha-Ra (Kang So-Ra) and Gu Eun-Beom (Jang Seung-Jo) who cross paths once again as they begin to work together as colleagues.

‘Can We Be Strangers’ will be available on GenieTV and ENA.

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Kokdu: Season of Deity (Kim Jung-Hyun, Im Soo-Hyang)

  • Release date: January 27, 2023
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday, 22:00
  • Network: MBC
  • Cast: Kim Jung-Hyun, Im Soo-Hyang
  • Where to watch: Viki
Kokdu Season of Deity (Kim Jung-Hyun, Im Soo-Hyang)

Here’s an exciting blend of fantasy and romance about a grim reaper and a doctor from ancient times. Kok-Du (Kim Jung-Hyun) is a cruel grim reaper who once entered the human world to take a human form and kill people who he thinks deserve death. As he is in his human body, he met Han Gye-Jeol (Im Soo-Hyang) and fell in love with her.

‘Kokdu: Season of Deity’ will broadcast on MBC every Friday and Saturday night taking the slot of ‘The Forbidden Marriage’.

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