Here we are greeting March 2023 and it truly promises to be an exciting month for us K-drama fans as several highly anticipated series are set to premiere. From action-packed thrillers to heartwarming romances, there’s definitely something for everyone to watch out for.
And yes, you know the drill! We’re here to hype you up with these 7 upcoming Korean dramas that you should keep your eyes on!
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Delivery Man (Yoon Chan-Young, Bang Min-Ah, Kim Min-Seok)
- Release date: March 1, 2023
- Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday, 21:00
- Network: ENA
- Cast: Yoon Chan-Young, Bang Min-Ah, Kim Min-Seok
- Where to watch: Viu
Let’s start with one of our favorite K-drama genres: Fantasy and Thriller! This K-drama stars Yoon Chan-Young, Bang Min-Ah, and Kim Min-Seok.
The plot is about taxi driver Seo Young-Min (Yoon Chan-Young) who grants the last wishes of ghosts whom he takes as passengers. One day he takes Kang Ji-Hyun (Bang Min-Ah) as his ghost passenger and together they end up chasing a serial killer.
‘Delivery Man’ is going to air on ENA every Wednesday and Thursday. It will replace the slot previously taken by ‘Strangers Again’.
Divorce Attorney Shin (Cho Seung-Woo)
- Release date: March 4, 2023
- Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 22:30
- Network: JTBC
- Cast: Cho Seung-Woo
- Where to watch: Netflix
Next, we have a webtoon-based K-drama about Shin Sung-Han (Cho Seung-Woo), a former piano major turned music professor in Germany who suddenly travels back to South Korea due to the life-changing news he received. To search for the truth, he decides to become a lawyer and specialize in divorce cases, driven by personal reasons from his past. Through his work, he slowly uncovers the truth he has been seeking.
‘Divorce Attorney Shin’ is set to air on JTBC every Saturday and Sunday to take the slot of ‘Agency’.
Oasis (Jang Dong-Yoon, Seol In-Ah, Choo Young-Woo)
- Release date: March 6, 2023
- Runtime: Monday & Tuesday, 21:50
- Network: KBS2
- Cast: Jang Dong-Yoon, Seol In-Ah, Choo Young-Woo
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Let’s do a bit of throwback to the 80s and 90s with this heartwarming K-drama ‘Oasis’. Starring Jang Dong-Yoon, Seol In-Ah, and Choo Young-Woo, this drama delves into themes of love, friendship, and morality as the characters navigate through their personal struggles and confront obstacles in their paths.
It revolves around the life of Lee Du-Hak (Jang Dong-Yoon), a brilliant but poor high school student who falls for a transfer student named Oh Jung-Shin (Seol In-Ah) from Seoul. When he gets tangled up in an unexpected case, Lee Du-Hak’s life takes an unpredictable turn.
‘Oasis’ is going to air on KBS2 every Monday and Tuesday to take the slot of ‘Brain Works’.
The Glory Part 2 (Song Hye-Kyo, Lee Do-Hyun, Im Ji-Yeon)
- Release date: March 10, 2023
- Network: Netflix
- Cast: Song Hye-Kyo, Lee Do-Hyun, Im Ji-Yeon
- Where to watch:
If the first season of ‘The Glory’ had you gripping at the edge of your seat, then you have to brace yourself for part 2.
Starring Song Hye-Kyo, she plays the role of Moon Dong-Eun who seeks revenge on everyone who bullied her and made her life miserable in high school. In part 2, she continues to make all her enemies pay by working as a teacher at the exact same school where the daughter of her nemesis attends.
‘The Glory 2’ will be available for streaming on Netflix.
Pandora: Beneath the Paradise (Lee Ji-Ah, Lee Sang-Yoon)
- Release date: March 11, 2023
- Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 21:10
- Network: tvN
- Cast: Lee Ji-Ah, Lee Sang-Yoon
- Where to watch:
Talking about intense K-Dramas, we have ‘Pandora: Beneath the Paradise’ which tells the story of Hong Tae-Ra (Lee Ji-Ah) who does everything in her power to become the First Lady of Korea. Her life seems perfect with her loving husband Pyo Jae-Hyun (Lee Sang-Yoon) and their daughter, but she suffers from amnesia and has no memory of her past. When she regains her memory, her seemingly perfect life falls apart, and she is forced to confront her troubled past. Seeking revenge on those responsible, Hong Tae-Ra faces a difficult situation. Her husband, Pyo Jae-Hyun is a successful developer and is admired by many, including those in the political world who consider him a potential presidential candidate.
‘Pandora: Beneath the Paradise’ will air every Saturday and Sunday on tvN taking the slot of ‘Crash Course in Romance’.
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The Secret Romantic Guesthouse (Shin Ye-Eun, Ryeoun, Kang Hoon, Jung Gun-Joo)
- Release date: March 20, 2023
- Runtime: Monday & Tuesday, 22:00
- Network: SBS
- Cast: Shin Ye-Eun, Ryeoun, Kang Hoon, Jung Gun-Joo
- Where to watch: Viki
What even is a K-Drama list without at least one traditional “sageuk” drama?
For March, we have ‘The Secret Romantic Guesthouse’ which is about Yoon Dan-O (Shin Ye-Eun), who lived a comfortable life as the youngest and cherished daughter. However, due to an unexpected situation, she now works as the breadwinner in her family and manages the Ihwawon Inn. Her inn is frequented by scholars who have arrived in Hanyang to take the exams to become ranking officials, including Kang San (Ryeoun), Kim Shi-Yeol (Kang Hoon), and Jung Yoo-Ha (Jung Gun-Joo).
‘The Secret Romantic Guesthouse’ will air on SBS every Monday and Tuesday taking the slot of ‘Trolley’.
Duty After School (Shin Hyun-Soo, Lee Soon-Won, Im Se-Mi)
- Release date: March, 2023
- Network: TVING
- Cast: Shin Hyun-Soo, Lee Soon-Won, Im Se-Mi
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Here’s a fun webtoon-based fantasy high school drama starring Shin Hyun-Soo, Lee Soon-Won, and Im Se-Mi.
The story is about high school students who, instead of preparing for their life’s biggest exam, had to suddenly fight alien creatures. The Korean government calls for all universities and high schools to form reserve forces after strange alien creatures attack Earth. The students of 3rd-grade 2nd class in a high school are among those assigned to the reserve forces, despite having studied hard for university entrance exams that won’t be held this year. As the students face an unprecedented threat, they must learn to adapt and work together to protect their country.
‘Duty After School’ is set to be available on TVING.
Exciting, isn’t it? As these dramas captivate audiences with their intriguing storylines and talented casts, it’s safe to say that March 2023 will be a month to look forward to for Korean drama fans around the world.
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