Hey there, drama fans! November is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for some exciting new K-dramas. We’ve got 15 upcoming korean dramas that are packed with great stories and awesome actors. Whether you’re into romance, action, mystery, or fantasy, we’ve got something for everyone. So, grab your calendar, mark the dates, and get ready for a fantastic month of drama!
1.Once Upon a Boyhood (2023)
Jang Byung Tae is a small and weak student attending high school in South Chungcheong Province during the mid-to-late 1980s. Unhappy with his current situation, he transfers to neighboring Buyeo Agricultural High School. Here, he finds himself involved in an unexpected incident which proves to be a life-changing event.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Comedy, Youth
Starring: Yim Si Wan, Lee Sun Bin, Kang Hye Won
Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Starring: Kim Yoo Jung, Song Kang, Lee Sang Yi
Oh Taek, a taxi driver, accepts a fare to Mokpo for a high price. However, he soon discovers that his passenger is a serial killer, and embarks on a horrific journey.
Genres: Thriller, Psychological, Drama
Starring: Lee Sung Min, Yoo Yeon Seok, Lee Jung Eun
Set during the Goryeo-Khitan War, King Hyeonjong of Goryeo and Commander-in-Chief Gang Gam Chan lead a united people in battle against Khitan. Through the two periods of war, the King and his political teacher strive to defend Goryeo and achieve victory.
Genres: Action, Military, Historical, War
Starring: Choi Soo Jong, Kim Dong Jun, Ji Seung Hyun
Kim Ji Yong is a student at the police academy who experienced tragedy at a young age, when his mother was killed by a local gangster. In order to seek justice, he takes the law into his own hands and becomes a vigilante, seeking out and killing criminals.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Psychological, Crime
Starring: Nam Joo Hyuk, Yoo Ji Tae, Kim So Jin
6.SKZ Flix (2023)
The film follows the story of two teenage girls, Daisy and Violet, who are living a difficult life in a small town in the South during the 1930s. After their parents are killed in a fire, the girls are sent to live with their strict, religious aunt who tries to control their every move. The sisters escape from their aunt and travel the country, performing as a musical act in a variety of places. Along the way, they meet a variety of characters who help shape their journey and teach them valuable lessons. In the end, Daisy and Violet find their freedom and are able to make a life for themselves.
Starring: Bang Chan, Felix, Hwang Hyun Jin
Jung Da Eun is a nurse who is transferred to the neuropsychiatry department from the internal medicine department. Though everything is unfamiliar to her, she works hard to serve her patients and grows as a nurse with the help of Chief Nurse Song Hyo Jin. Dong Go Yoon, a doctor specialized in proctology, is charmed by Jung Da Eun’s pure and innocent nature. She also befriends Song Yoo Chan, who gives off a positive aura but is struggling with unseen inner turmoil.
Genres: Drama, Medical
Starring: Park Bo Young, Yeon Woo Jin, Jang Dong Yoon
Han Joon Oh, a popular South Korean celebrity, is tall and good-looking but secretly suffers from an inferiority complex. During a public service video shoot, he is involved in an accident that could have been fatal, but a quick-thinking female firefighter named Kang Young Hwa rescues him. In recognition of her skills, Han Joon Oh’s representatives hire Kang Young Hwa as his personal bodyguard. When Han Joon Oh regains consciousness in the hospital, he has changed completely – his body has been taken over by the spirit of a nobleman from ancient Korea, Do Ha, who was killed by his beloved wife Han Ri Ta. The vengeful spirit is now determined to take revenge.
Genres: Thriller, Historical, Romance, Fantasy
Starring: Pyo Ye Jin, Kim Young Dae, Ohn Joo Wan
9.The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract (2023)
Park Yeon Woo, having no other choice, agrees to marry Kang Tae Ha. Despite their initially estranged relationship, the two eventually become close in a strange and unexpected way. Park Yeon Woo begins to discover secrets about Kang Tae Ha’s family and realizes that her husband from the 19th century may still be alive. As Park Yeon Woo unravels the secrets of the past, she discovers a hidden truth that could endanger her and Kang Tae Ha’s lives.
Genres: Historical, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy
Starring: Lee Se Young, Bae In Hyuk, Yoo Sun Ho
10.Tell Me That You Love Me (2023)
Cha Jin Woo has a hearing impairment and expresses himself through drawings rather than speaking. He meets Jung Mo Eun, an aspiring actress who expresses her emotions verbally. The two eventually fall in love.
Genres: Romance, Life, Drama, Melodrama
Starring: Jung Woo Sung, Shin Hyun Bin, Kim Ji Hyun
11.Wuju Bakery (2023)
A small bakery is re-opened in a small old town, and the proprietor is looking forward to hosting a grand opening. However, their plans are disrupted when a spaceship crashes nearby, and the bakery is damaged. An alien emerges from the wreckage and meets the owner of the bakery. The alien has been hiding in the city in search of other aliens, and soon they are revealed to be living in various parts of the city. Chaos ensues as the proprietor and the alien attempt to find a way to peacefully co-exist.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Starring: Jeff Satur, Barcode Tinnasit Isarapongporn, Jun In Kyu
Hanju is a university student who has a hidden talent; she is an up-and-coming Metube cover artist known as PLII. When Levi, a member of a popular boy group, takes notice of PLII and requests to collaborate with him, Hanju must do her best to preserve her secret identity. However, while working on a class project together, Hanju’s true identity slowly starts to become exposed. Will Levi discover her secret before it is too late?
Genres: Romance, Youth, Drama
Starring: Kim Hyang Gi , Shin Hyun Seung, Yeon Oh
Sim Jung Woo is an intelligent and successful man, having placed first in the state examination. His life changes drastically due to a twist of fate: he is chosen to be the princess’ husband in a Joseon period custom. Tragedy strikes during the ceremony as the princess suddenly dies, leaving Sim Jung Woo with an unfortunate reputation. As per the custom, he is no longer eligible for a government post or remarrying. His life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Jung Soon Deok, widow of the second son of the first vice-premier. Jung Soon Deok leads a double life, going by the pseudonym of Yeo Joo Daek and working as a matchmaker, peddling women’s items and being the best matchmaker in the capital city of Hanyang. She and Sim Jung Woo join forces to find suitable matches for older single men and women.
Genres: Historical, Comedy, Romance
Starring: Rowoon, Cho Yi Hyun, Jo Han Chul
Han Yi Joo is a painter who was adopted by Han Jin Woong and Lee Jung Hye. Despite the fact that she was adopted, her parents did not show her much love nor did her younger sister, Han Yoo Ra. On the day that Han Yi Joo learns that her husband, Jung Se Hyeok, is in love with her sister, she gets into a car accident and dies. She then wakes up back in time when she was engaged to Jung Se Hyeok. To take revenge on her family, Han Yi Joo breaks off the engagement and approaches Seo Do Guk, the grandson of the Taeja Group’s founder, whom her sister wants to marry. Han Yi Joo proposes a contract marriage to Seo Do Guk, which he accepts, but he wants the contract marriage to become a real marriage.
Genres: Romance, Drama, Fantasy
Starring: Sung Hoon, Jung Yoo Min, Jin Ji Hee
A woman, Mok Ha, is lost at sea and stranded on a deserted island for 15-years. She has to rely on her own self-sufficiency to survive during her extended stay. Eventually, Mok Ha is discovered and rescued from the island, however she must now find a way of adapting to life in the modern world after such a long period of isolation.
Genres: Music, Comedy, Romance, Life
Starring: Park Eun Bin, Kim Hyo Jin, Chae Jong Hyeop