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7 New Korean Dramas Coming Out In January 2024 To Add To Your Watch List

Which K-drama are you most looking forward to watching?

New Korean Dramas Coming Out In January 2024 To Add To Your Watch List

We are now entering 2024 with so much anticipation and excitement! Without a doubt, 2023 was an interesting year of superb Korean dramas from a fun variety of genres.

To start 2024 right, the K-drama scene is bound to make our hearts happy once again with these new, exciting shows.


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Love Song for Illusion (Park Ji-Hoon, Hong Ye-Ji)

  • Release date: January 1, 2024
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday, 21:50
  • Network: KBS2
  • Cast: Park Ji-Hoon, Hong Ye-Ji
  • Where to watch:
Love Song for Illusion (Park Ji-Hoon, Hong Ye-Ji)

Many of us K-Drama lovers can never get enough of sageuk style dramas so here’s one with a touch of fantasy!

Crown Prince Sajo Hyun (Park Ji-Hoon) leads a double life as a fashion designer with a painful past and an attractive but cursed man named Ak-Hee. They strike a deal to share their body for three days each. Meanwhile, Yeon Wol (Hong Ye-Ji), formerly the heir of the Yeon Family, seeks revenge for her family’s execution. Renaming herself Gye-Ra, she joins an assassin group and attempts to kill the king. However, her plan goes awry, and she wakes up as Sajo Hyun’s concubine, with no memory of her past. As she confronts the prince and his dual personality, the tangled web of fate unfolds.

‘Love Song for Illusion’ will air on KBS2 every Monday and Tuesday taking the slot of ‘The Matchmakers’.


Marry My Husband (Park Min-Young, Lee Yi-Kyung)

  • Release date: January 1, 2024
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday, 20:50
  • Network: tvN
  • Cast: Park Min-Young, Lee Yi-Kyung
  • Where to watch: Netflix
Marry My Husband (Park Min-Young, Lee Yi-Kyung)

Park Min-Young is set to make our hearts flutter once again this 2024 with her upcoming drama ‘Marry My Husband’, starring along with Lee Yi-Kyung.

The plot talks about Kang Ji-Won (Park Min-Young), who faces a troubled marriage with an unemployed, debt-ridden husband (Lee Yi-Kyung) and an overbearing mother-in-law. As the family’s sole provider, she juggles all house chores alone. Her life takes a grim turn when she discovers she has cancer and catches her husband cheating with a close friend. In a shocking twist, she finds herself 10 years in the past, back to when she was dating him. Determined to alter her fate, she orchestrates her friend’s marriage to her husband. 

‘Marry My Husband’ is set to air on tvN every Monday and Tuesday, taking the slot of ‘A Bloody Lucky Day’.

Read more: ‘Marry My Husband’ Fashion Info


Knight Flower (Lee Ha-Nee, Lee Jong-Won)

  • Release date: January 12, 2024
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday, 21:50
  • Network: MBC
  • Cast: Lee Ha-Nee, Lee Jong-Won
  • Where to watch:
Knight Flower (Lee Ha-Nee, Lee Jong-Won)

Now, if you’re looking for something deep and mysterious, this K-drama is to watch out for. It delves into the life of Jo Yeo-Hwa (Lee Ha-Nee), a widow of a revered noble family who lives a silent day life but transforms at night. Crossing walls, she aids those in need undercover. Her path intertwines with Park Soo-Ho (Lee Jong-Won), a skilled senior officer with a very noticeable charm. Their connection sparks dreams of a future together as Jo Yeo-Hwa navigates her clandestine activities. In the nocturnal realm, she finds purpose and love. At the same time, Park Soo-Ho’s competence and attractive demeanor add layers to their unfolding story.

‘Knight Flower’ will be broadcast on MBC every Friday and Saturday. It will take the place of ‘The Story Of Park’s Marriage Contract’


Captivating the King (Cho Jung-Seok, Shin Se-Kyung)

  • Release date: January 21, 2024
  • Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 21:20
  • Network: tvN
  • Cast: Cho Jung-Seok, Shin Se-Kyung
  • Where to watch:
Captivating the King (Cho Jung-Seok, Shin Se-Kyung)

Of course, there will always be a romantic “sageuk” traditional K-drama on our list, and for January 2024, we have ‘Captivating the King’ starring Cho Jung-Seok and Shin Se-Kyung.

The plot of the story is about Prince Lee In (Cho Jung-Seok), who is loyal to his brother, but then faces turmoil as a hostage to the Qing Dynasty. Misunderstood by his brother, he becomes king, but this is while masking his inner sadness. He meets a mysterious baduk player and falls for her. Kang Hee-Soo (Shin Se-Kyung), once in love, turns spy for revenge. Their destinies collide, revealing royal complexities and twists of fate.

‘Captivating the King’ is set to air on tvN every Saturday and Sunday, occupying the time slot of ‘Maestra: Strings of Truth’.


Flex X Cop (Ahn Bo-Hyun, Park Ji-Hyun)

  • Release date: January 26, 2024
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday
  • Network: JTBC
  • Cast: Ahn Bo-Hyun, Park Ji-Hyun
  • Where to watch: Disney+
Flex X Cop (Ahn Bo-Hyun, Park Ji-Hyun)

Next on our list is an action-filled crime drama starring Ahn Bo-Hyun and Park Ji-Hyun.

Jin Yi-Soo (Ahn Bo-Hyun) is a carefree heir from a wealthy chaebol family, who becomes a detective in the violent crimes unit. Armed with abundant wealth, influential connections, and keen intellect, he endeavors to eradicate criminals. Partnering with seasoned detective Lee Gang-Hyun (Park Ji-Hyun), known for her dedication and social finesse, they form an unlikely duo. Despite initial clashes, Lee Gang-Hyun undergoes a significant transformation in her previously deceptive existence. Together, they start a dynamic partnership that blends Jin Yi-Soo’s playful personality with Lee Gang-Hyun’s expertise, ultimately striving to eliminate criminals through a fusion of resources and commitment to justice.

‘Flex X Cop’ is going to air on SBS every Friday and Saturday.


Doctor Slump (Park Hyung-Sik, Park Shin-Hye)

  • Release date: January 27, 2024
  • Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 22:30
  • Network: JTBC
  • Cast: Park Hyung-Sik, Park Shin-Hye
  • Where to watch: Netflix
Doctor Slump_2024 Drama

Park Hyung-Sik and Park Shin-Hye in one drama? Sign us up right now! Apart from the cast, we’re also super excited about its interesting plot.

The story is about the brilliant plastic surgeon Yeo Jung-Woo’s (Park Hyung-Sik) smooth life which eventually takes a dark turn after a mysterious medical accident. At his lowest point, he encounters Nam Ha-Neul (Park Shin-Hye), a former academic rival now working as an anesthesiologist. Ha-Neul, once labeled a genius, is unhappy with her all-work, no-fun life. Seeking change, she meets Jung-Woo during a rough patch, and they find solace in each other’s company. As they navigate life’s challenges together, a blossoming romantic relationship adds a spark to their shared journey.

‘Doctor Slump’ will air on JTBC every Saturday and Sunday, taking the slot of ‘Welcome to Samdal-ri’.

Read more: ‘Doctor Slump’ Fashion Info


Queen of Divorce (Lee Ji-Ah, Kang Ki-Young)

  • Release date: January 31, 2024
  • Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday
  • Network: JTBC
  • Cast: Lee Ji-Ah, Kang Ki-Young
  • Where to watch: Viu
Queen Of Divorce_2024 Drama

Romance? Divorce? Courtroom Drama? This upcoming K-Drama definitely embraces these three and it will surely make you binge-watch it!

The plot delves into Kim Sa-Ra’s (Lee Ji-Ah) life as crumbles after betrayal, leaving her with nothing. Resilient, she reinvents herself as a divorce troubleshooter, leading the Solution office. As the team leader, Sa-Ra dispenses justice to errant spouses and aids victims of unfair divorces. Partnered with Dong Ki-Joon (Kang Ki-Young), a former tenacious prosecutor known as the “German Shepherd,” they tackle challenging cases. Together, Sa-Ra and Ki-Joon navigate the complexities of divorce, offering solace to those entangled in tumultuous marital struggles.

You can watch ‘Queen of Divorce’ on JTBC every Wednesday and Thursday.

Read more: ‘Queen Of Divorce’ Fashion Info


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