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

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

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

September has come to an end and we’re back at it again with our monthly round-up of new Korean dramas to watch out for this coming October 2023.

We’re just super thrilled to share with you these new upcoming dramas that will surely keep us all glued every week, waiting for each episode to fill our K-drama needs!


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Strong Girl Nam-Soon (Lee Yoo-Mi, Kim Jung-Eun, Kim Hae-Sook, Ong Seong-Woo)

  • Release date: October 7, 2023
  • Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 22:30
  • Network: JTBC
  • Cast: Lee Yoo-Mi, Kim Jung-Eun, Kim Hae-Sook, Ong Seong-Woo
  • Where to watch: Netflix
Strong Girl Nam-Soon (Lee Yoo-Mi, Kim Jung-Eun, Kim Hae-Sook, Ong Seong-Woo)

If you’re one of those who were fully captivated by the fun hit K-Drama ‘Strong Girl Bong-Soon’ in 2017, this show is the twist you’ve been waiting for!

‘Strong Girl Nam-Soon’ is about a girl named Kang Nam-Soon (Lee Yoo-Mi) who has superhuman strength, and also happens to be Do Bong-Soon’s cousin. She went missing in Mongolia when she was still a child and as she reached adulthood, she decided to look for her parents. When she finally found her mother Hwang Geum Joo (Kim Jung-Eun) and her grandmother Gil Joong-Gan (Kim Hae-Sook), she began to be involved in their wealthy and flashy lifestyle. Unfortunately, what comes with this glamorous life is their sudden involvement in a dangerous drug case to which Detective Kang Hee Sik (Ong Seong-Woo) is assigned.

‘Strong Girl Nam-Soo’ is set to air on JTBC every Saturday and Sunday to take the slot of ‘Behind Your Touch’.

Read more: ‘Strong Girl Nam-Soon’ Fashion Info


A Good Day to be a Dog (Park Gyu-Young, Cha Eun-Woo)

  • Release date: October 11, 2023
  • Runtime: Wednesdays, 21:00
  • Network: MBC
  • Cast: Park Gyu-Young, Cha Eun-Woo
  • Where to watch: Viki, Viu
A Good Day to be a Dog (Park Gyu-Young, Cha Eun-Woo)

Here’s a quirky and funny fantasy drama that will surely excite rom-com enthusiasts out there! It stars Park Gyu-Young, who plays the role of Han Hae-Na, a woman who lives under a strange curse that causes her to turn into a dog when she gets kissed by someone. The only way to reverse this is if the same person who gave the kiss will kiss her again in her dog appearance. One night, Hae-Na accidentally kisses Jin Seo-Won (Cha Eun-Woo) when she is extremely drunk. Now, she begins to do everything she can for Seo-Won to kiss her again,

‘A Good Day to be a Dog’ will air once a week on MBC every Wednesday. 

Read more: ‘A Good Day To Be A Dog’ Fashion Info


Evilive (Shin Ha-Kyun, Shin Jae-Ha)

  • Release date: October 14, 2023
  • Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 22:30
  • Network: ENA
  • Cast: Shin Ha-Kyun, Shin Jae-Ha
  • Where to watch: 
Evilive (Shin Ha-Kyun, Shin Jae-Ha)

We all love a dark thriller from time to time to put us at the edge of our seats – especially if it stars the Shin Ha-Kyun!

Shin Ha-Kyun plays the role of Han Dong-Soo, a livelihood lawyer who possesses a reasonable and righteous character. But he also has an evil, vigilante side wherein he tends to resort to evil deeds. His half-brother Han Beom-Jae (Shin Jae-Ha) notices this dark change as he also works as a case broker for his brother and now they get intertwined with the madness of the underground crime world.

‘Evilive’ is set to be broadcast on ENA and Genie TV every Saturday and Sunday.


Doona! (Suzy, Yang Se-Jong)

  • Release date: October 20, 2023
  • Runtime: 
  • Network: Netflix
  • Cast: Suzy, Yang Se-Jong
  • Where to watch: Netflix
Doona! (Suzy, Yang Se-Jong)

Didn’t we all miss seeing Suzy in dramas? Now she is back in another romantic K-drama that will absolutely make our hearts flutter.

‘Doona!’ is a drama that centers around the once-flashy life of the most popular idol member Lee Doo-Na (Suzy). One day, she suddenly decided to retire from the entertainment industry and now lives in a shared house. Here she meets university student Lee Won-Joon (Yang Se-Jong), an ordinary man who also started to stay in the same sharehouse. This is where their love story begins.

‘Doona!’ is based on the webcomic of the same name and is set to stream on Netflix.

Read more: ‘Doona!’ Fashion Info


Castaway Diva (Park Eun-Bin)

  • Release date: October 28, 2023
  • Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 21:20
  • Network: tvN
  • Cast: Park Eun-Bin
  • Where to watch: Netflix
Castaway Diva (Park Eun-Bin)

Let’s talk about a fresh, new K-Drama plot that may make you question ‘How on earth can they even think of this setting!’. Because seriously, we are so looking forward to seeing how this plot will unfold.

The plot revolves around Seo Mok-Ha (Park Eun-Bin), who is a hopeful island girl with dreams of singing. She then embarks on a journey to a Seoul audition. However, she ends up stranded on a deserted island. Fifteen years later, she’s rescued and faces the challenge of adapting to a new world! With her trademark positivity, she continues her quest to become a diva, undeterred by the unfamiliar surroundings.

‘Castaway Diva’ will air on tvN every Saturday and Sunday, replacing ‘Arthdal Chronicles: The Sword of Aramun’.

Read more: ‘Castaway Diva’ Fashion Info


The Matchmakers (Rowoon, Cho Yi-Hyun)

  • Release date: October 30, 2023
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday, 21:50
  • Network: KBS2
  • Cast: Rowoon, Cho Yi-Hyun
  • Where to watch:
The Matchmakers (Rowoon, Cho Yi-Hyun)

Thank goodness because we’ll have our healthy dose of sageuk K-drama this month October – perfect for those who love ancient Korean traditional settings or plots!

‘The Matchmakers’ talks about Sim Jung-Woo (Rowoon), a brilliant scholar, who unexpectedly marries a princess who tragically passed away. This turns his life upside down, barring him from official positions and remarriage in Joseon tradition. He crosses paths with Jung Soon-Deok (Cho Yi-Hyun), a widowed woman living a dual life as Yeojoo-daek, a skilled matchmaker and merchant. Together, they endeavor to unite mature singles in marriage, leveraging their expertise in matchmaking and women’s wares. Their shared mission binds them in a quest for love and companionship in the bustling capital of Hanyang.

‘The Matchmakers’ is set to air on KBS2 every Monday and Tuesday, taking the slot of ‘My Lovely Boxer’.


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