One of the best ways to kill boredom during quarantine is to binge-watch your favorite TV series and movies. Of course, watching your favorite Korean dramas is an exemption. If you've already completed tons of Kdramas and hard for you to figure out what to watch next, don't worry, I am here your chingu (Korean word for friend)  ready to help you.

Year 2020 is here! Meaning, there are new and fresh dramas which you guys shouldn't miss. there are various series that have already confirmed its airing and were already completed. Are you excited to see this great line up of dramas and ready to face your eyebags again?

Here it is..

List of completed Episodes


Kingdom Season 2


Based on the webcomic “Burning Hell Shinui Nara” by Kim Eun-Hee (writer) & Yang Kyung-Il (illustrator) (first published July 23, 2015 by RHK).

-The deceased king rises and a mysterious plague begins to spread; the prince must face a new breed of enemies to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.

How to Buy a Friend



Drama: How to Buy a Friend (English title) / Friend Contract (literal title)
Hangul: 계약우정
Director: Yoo Young-Eun
Writer: Kwon Laad (webcomic), Kim Joo-Man
Release Date: April 6 - 14, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Park Chan-Hong (Lee Sin-Young) is an ordinary high school student. He has talent for writing and he gets pressured by his parents about his studies. Park Chan-Hong doesn't have any specific dreams. He is friends with Eom Se-Yoon (Kim So-Hye), who attends the same high school. She is popular at school. Meanwhile, Heo Don-Hyeok (Shin Seung-Ho) is a classmate with Park Chan-Hong. Heo Don-Hyeok is not interested in studying and he works to pay for his living expenses. One day, Heo Don-Hyeok saves Park Chan-Hong from a school bully. To pay for his rent, Heo Don-Hyeok asks to borrow 300,000 won ($270 USD) from Park Chan-Hong. Park Chan-Hong lends him the money, but that money was supposed to pay for his private institute tuition fee. After school, Park Chan-Hong now doesn't have a place to go. He begins to spend time with Heo Don-Hyeok.


Memorist



Drama: Memorist
Hangul: 메모리스트
Director: Kim Whee, So Jae-Hyun
Writer: Jae Hoo (webcomic), Ahn Do-Ha, Hwang Ha-Na
Release Date: March 11 - April 30, 2020
Genre: Thriller / Mystery
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

When Dong Baek (Yoo Seung-Ho) was a high school student, he suddenly gained a supernatural power. Whenever he touches somebody, he can read that person's memory. Dong Baek reveals his memory reading ability to people and he becomes a detective. He is gung-ho to catch as many criminals as possible. He encounters a mysterious serial murder case.


A Piece of Your Mind


Drama: A Piece of Your Mind (English title) / Half of a Half (literal title)
Hangul: 반의 반
Director: Lee Sang-Yeob
Writer: Lee Sook-Yun
Release Date: March 23 - April 28, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

"Half of a Half", tells the romance story between Moon Ha-Won (Jung Hae-In) and Han Seo-Woo (Chae Soo-Bin). Ha Won is an AI programmer and he is the founder of M&H Company. He is a consistent person with a good heart. Meanwhile, Han Seo-Woo works as a classical music recording engineer. Her life is unstable without a family or house, but she is a positive person.


Meow, the Secret Boy


Drama: Welcome (English title) / Meow: The Secret Boy
Director: Ji Byung-Hyun
Writer: Go A-Ra (webcomic), Joo Hwa-Mi
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Sol-A (Shin Ye-Eun) is a woman in her mid 20's and works for a graphic design company. She dreams of becoming a webcomic artist and she is a sociable person. Sol-A happens to take home a cat, Hong-Jo (Kim Myung-Soo). Sol-A is unaware that Hong-Jo is not an ordinary cat. He has the ability to transform into a human being. Living with the cat Hong-Jo, Sol-A gets involved in unexpected cases.


Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2


Drama: Dr. Romantic 2 / Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2 (literal title)
Revised romanization: Nangmandakteo Kimsaboo 2
Hangul: 낭만닥터 김사부2
Director: Yu In-Sik
Writer: Kang Eun-Kyung
Release Date: January 6 - February 25, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Boo Yong-Joo (Han Suk-Kyu) calls himself Dr. Romantic and is called Teacher Kim. He is a weird doctor who does not want to socialize with others. Boo Yong-Joo runs the shabby clinic Doldam.

Cha Eun-Jae (Lee Sung-Kyung) is a 2nd year fellow for surgery. She is smart and confident. She has never experienced discouragement or failure.

Seo Woo-Jin (Ahn Hyo-Seop) is a 2nd year fellow for surgery. He has excellent skills for surgery. His personality is cynical. Because he went through a tough life, he does not believe in happiness.

Cha Eun-Jae and Seo Woo-Jin meet the unusual doctor Teacher Kim. They grow as humans and doctors with their experience with Teacher Kim.

Forest (2020)


Drama: Forest
Hangul: 포레스트
Director: Oh Jong-Rok
Writer: Lee Sun-Young
Release Date: January 29 - March 19, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Kang San-Hyeok (Park Hae-Jin) is a member of the 119 special rescue team. He is handsome and smart, but he does not remember his childhood. Jung Young-Jae (Jo Bo-Ah) is an enthusiastic surgical resident.

Kang San-Hyeok and Jung Young-Jae meet at a mysterious forest. Even though they do not want to, they must live together in the mysterious forest. Living there, they discover small pleasures. Kang San-Hyeok and Jung Young-Jae soon uncover a secret about themselves and the forest.

Itaewon Class


Drama: Itaewon Class
Hangul: 이태원 클라쓰
Director: Kim Sung-Yoon
Writer: Jo Gwang-Jin (webcomic & screenplay)
Release Date: January 31 - March 21, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

On the first day of attending his new high school, Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon) punches his classmate Jang Geun-Won, who was bullying another classmate. The bully is the son of CEO Jang Dae-Hee (Yoo Jae-Myung). The bully's father runs restaurant business Jagga where Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s own father works. CEO Jang Dae-Hee demands to Park Sae-Ro-Yi that he apologizes to his son, but Park Sae-Ro-Yi refuses. Because of his refusal, Park Sae-Ro-Yi gets expelled from school and his father gets fired from his job. Soon, an accident takes place. Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s father dies in a motorcycle accident caused by his ex-classmate Jang Geun-Won. Burning with anger, Park Sae-Ro-Yi viciously beats Jang Geun-Won. He is soon arrested and receives prison time for violent assault. Park Sae-Ro-Yi decides to destroy the Jagga company and take revenge upon CEO Jang Dae-Hee and his son Jang Geun-Won. Once Park Sae-Ro-Yi is released from prison, he opens a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-Mi), who is popular on social media, joins Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s restaurant and works there as a manager. She has feelings for Park Sae-Ro-Yi.


Nobody Knows



Drama: Nobody Knows (literal title)
Hangul: 아무도 모른다
Director: Lee Jung-Heum
Release Date: March 2 - April 21, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Cha Young-Jin (Kim Seo-Hyung) is a detective. She lost her friend 19 years ago to a serial killer. Cha Young-Jin still carries guilt and trauma over the death of her friend. The serial killer case then begins again after 19 years. Cha Young-Jin chases after the killer.


Hyena



Drama: Hyena
Hangul: 하이에나
Director: Jang Tae-Yoo
Writer: Kim Roo-Ri
Release Date: February 21 - April 11, 2020
Country: South Korea


Synopsis

Yoon Hee-Jae and Jung Geum-Ja are lawyers who work for the top 1% in society. Jung Geum-Ja is a lawyer, who is after money only. She wins her cases using any means necessary. Yoon Hee-Jae is an elite lawyer, who is smart and confident at his job.


Tell Me What You Saw



Drama: Tell Me What You Saw (English title) / Say What You Saw (literal title)
Hangul: 본대로 말하라
Director: Lee Joon-Hyeong
Writer: Ko Young-Jae, Han Ki-Hyun
Release Date: February 1 - March 22, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Oh Hyun-Jae (Jang Hyuk) used to be a top criminal profiler. He solved many cases with his skills, but an explosion, caused by a serial killer, ended the life of his fiancé. After the horrific incident, Oh Hyun-Jae vanished and he now lives in seclusion. Meanwhile, Cha Soo-Young (Sooyoung) is police officer in a rural area. She has a special ability, which allows her to remember everything that she saw. Due to her special ability, she is selected as a rookie detective who will partner with Oh Hyun-Jae informally.


I'll Find You on a Beautiful Day



Drama: When the Weather is Fine (English title) / If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You (literal title)
Hangul: 날씨가 좋으면 찾아가겠어요
Director: Han Ji-Seung
Writer: Lee Do-Woo (novel), Han Ga-Ram
Release Date: February 24 - April 21, 2020
Genre: Romance
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Hye-Won (Park Min-Young) is an ordinary woman with good character. She has played the cello since she was a child. Hye-Won began her social life with her ability to play the cello, but, during that time, she was hurt emotionally by others. Due to that, Hye-Won does not trust people and she has closed her heart to others. Hye-Won becomes sick and tired of her life in Seoul and decides to move back to her hometown Bookhyun Village. There, Hye-Won meets Eun-Seob (Seo Kang-Joon). He runs the bookshop "Goodnight Bookstore." Eun-Seob's daily life is simple. He wakes up and drinks coffee, reads a book, and writes on his blog. Eun-Seob's daily life begins to change after he meets Hye-Won.

Hi Bye, Mama



Drama: Hi Bye Mama
Hangul: 하이바이, 마마
Genre: Comedy; Drama; Fantasy; Supernatural
Director: Yoo Je-Won
Writer: Kwon Hye-Joo
Release Date: February 22 - April 19, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Cha Yu-Ri (Kim Tae-Hee) has been a ghost since she died 5 years ago. She left behind her husband Jo Kang-Hwa and their child. To become a human again, Cha Yu-Ri carries out a reincarnation project for 49 days.

Meanwhile, Jo Kang-Hwa (Lee Kyu-Hyung) works as a chest surgeon. He was loving, but, after his wife died, his personality changed. After 5 years, his wife Cha Yu-Ri reappears in front of him.

The Cursed (2020)



Drama: The Cursed (English title) / Method (literal title)
Genre: Fantasy; Mystery; Thriller
Director: Kim Yong-Wan
Writer: Yeon Sang-Ho
Release Date: February 10 - March 17, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Im Jin-Hee (Uhm Ji-Won) is a gung ho reporter, out to do the ring thing. She covers a violent case involving Forest, the biggest IT company in South Korea. The chairman of Forest is Jin Jong-Hyun (Sung Dong-Il). He relies heavily on shamanism. During her investigation, Im Jin-Hee learns of a spiritual consulting company that is affiliated with Forest. The head of that affiliate company is Jin Kyung (Jo Min-Soo). While trying to reveal the secret behind Forest, I'm Jin-Hee meets So-Jin (Jung Ji-So). She is possessed by a spirit and she has a special ability.


List Of On-going..

The World of the Married



Drama: The World of the Married (English title) / Couple's World (literal title)
Hangul: 부부의 세계
Genre: Drama; Family; Romance
Director: Mo Wan-Il
Writer: Joo Hyun
Release Date: March 27 - May 16, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) is a family medicine doctor. She is married to Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon) and they have a son. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others.

Meanwhile Lee Tae-Oh dreams of becoming a famous movie director. He runs an entertainment business with the support of his wife Ji Sun-Woo. Even though he loves his wife, Lee Tae-Oh falls into a dangerous relationship.


When My Love Blooms



Drama: When My Love Blooms (English title) / The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (literal title)
Hangul: 화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간
Genre: Drama; melodrama; Romance
Director: Son Jung-Hyun
Writer: Jeon Hee-Young
Release Date: April 25 - June 14, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Han Jae-Hyun (Yoo Ji-Tae) is a man in his 40's. He is handsome, ambitious, and a successful businessman. He pursues wealth and honor. When he was a university student (Jin Young) in his 20's, he was like a different person. He took part in the student movement. His first love around that time was Yoon Ji-Soo (Jeon So-Nee). He meets Yoon Ji-Soo (Lee Bo-Young) for the first time in many years.

Yoon Ji-Soo is a woman in her 40's. She is a mother and a contract worker. Her life is not so easy now. Han Jae-Hyun was her first love back when she was in her 20's. They meet again for the first time in many years and have the second most beautiful moment in their lives.

Convenience Store Saet-Byeol


Drama: Backstreet Rookie (English title) / Convenience Store Saet-Byeol (literal title)
Hangul: 편의점 샛별이
Director: Lee Myung-Woo
Writer: Hwalhwasan (webcomic), Geumsagong (webcomic), Son Geun-Joo
Release Date: June 12, 2020 --
Country: South Korea

Synopsis 

Choi Dae-Hyun (Ji Chang-Wook) runs into a group of female high school students, including Jung Saet-Byeol (Kim You-Jung). The girls look like troublemakers. Jung Saet-Byeol asks Choi Dae-Hyun to do an errand for them, which is to buy cigarettes from a convenience store. Choi Dae-Hyun buys the cigarettes for them and Jung Saet-Byeol gets his cellphone number, but he never gets a call from her.

4 years later, Choi Dae-Hyun is now 33 years old. He runs a small convenience store after he quit his job at a large company. He is looking for a part-time worker to work the night shift at his convenience store. Jung Saet-Byeol comes to his store and she soon starts to work there. She is not a troublemaker anymore. Jung Saet-Byeol is now a university student and guided by her strong morals.

Psycho But It's Okay


Drama: Psycho But It's Okay (literal title)
Hangul: 사이코지만 괜찮아
Director: Park Shin-Woo
Writer: Jo Yong
Release Date: June, 2020 --
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

A story about a man employed in a psychiatric ward and a woman, with an antisocial personality disorder, who is a popular writer of children's books.

Moon Kang-Tae (Kim Soo-Hyun) works in the psychiatric ward. His job is to write down the patients' conditions and to deal with unexpected situations, like if patients fight or they run away. He only earns about 1.8 million won (~$1,600 USD) a month. The woman (Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children's literature, but she is extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.


Hospital Playlist


Drama: Hospital Playlist (English title) / Wise Doctor Life (literal title)
Hangul: 슬기로운 의사생활
Director: Shin Won-Ho
Writer: Lee Woo-Jung
Release Date: March 12 - May 28, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Wise Doctor Life" depicts the stories of doctors, nurses, and patients at a hospital. 5 doctors all entered the same medical university in 1999. They are now friends and work together in the same hospital.

Oh My Baby



Drama: Oh My Baby
Hangul: 오 마이 베이비
Genre: Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director: Nam Ki-Hoon
Writer: No Sun-Jae
Release Date: May 13, 2020 --
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Jang Ha-Ri (Jang Na-Ra) is a single woman and 39-years-old. She works as a deputy manager at the parenting magazine company "The Baby." She has a beautiful appearance, but she hasn't dated in the past 10 years. This is because Jang Ha-Ri is a workaholic. She has given up on finding love or getting married, but she still wants to have a baby. Jang Ha-Ri soon becomes involved with 3 men.

Han Yi-Sang (Go Joon) works as a freelance photographer. He continuously looks for hobbies that will make him happy. He complains about pretty much everything, but he is enthusiastic about his work.

Yoon Jae-Young (Park Byung-Eun) works as a pediatrician. He is friends with Jang Ha-Ri. Suddenly, Yoon Jae-Young becomes a single father and he struggles to deal with his situation.

Choi Kang-Eu-Ddeum (Jung Gun-Joo) is a rookie employee, who works for Jang Ha-Ri. He has a positive personality and he adores her.

365: Repeat The Year



Drama: 365: Repeat The Year (English title) / 365: One Year Against Destiny (literal title)
Hangul: 365 : 운명을 거스르는 1년
Director: Kim Kyung-Hee
Writer: Kurumi Inui (novel), Lee Seo-Yoon, Lee Soo-Kyung
Release Date: March 23 - April 28, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

10 people, who dream of having a perfect life, travel back in time to 1 year ago. They are able to reset their lives there, but mysterious cases take place that threatens their lives.

Ji Hyung-Joo (Lee Joon-Hyuk) is a veteran detective and he has 7 years of work experience. He gets an opportunity to travel one year into the past. He enjoys his life that has been reset, but he learns that people who have traveled back in time, like him, are involved in mysterious cases. He tries to reveal the truth behind that.

Shin Ga-Hyun (Nam Ji-Hyun) is a webcomic writer. She has published her popular webcomic series “Hidden Killer” for the past 3 years. Shin Ga-Hyun is a workaholic and sensitive perfectionist. One day, she has a sudden accident. The accident turns her life into hell. At this time, she receives a proposal to travel back in time, to one year ago. Shin Ga-Hyun resets her life, but she faces an unexpected case.


Fix You



Drama: Soul Mechanic (English title) / Fix You / Soul Repairer (literal title)
Hangul: 영혼수선공
Genre: Drama; life; Medical; Romance; School Life
Director: Yoo Hyun-Ki
Writer: Lee Hyang-Hee
Release Date: May 6 - June 25, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

"Soul Mechanic" follows psychiatrists as they try to cure people of their emotional wounds.

Lee Shi-Joon (Shin Ha-Kyun) is a psychiatrist at a hospital. He is passionate about his work and helping his patients.

Han Woo-Joo (Jung So-Min) is a rising star as a musical actress. She is honest and has integrity. She loves her work as a musical actress.


Born Again



Drama: Born Again
Hangul: 본 어게인
Genre: Drama; melodrama; Mystery; Romance
Director: Jin Hyung-Wook
Writer: Jung Soo-Mi
Release Date: April 20 - June 9, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

"Born Again" tells the story of 2 men and 1 woman who becomes involved in the 1980s and again in the present day through reincarnation and fate.

In the 1980s, Kong Ji-Cheol (Jang Ki-Yong) denies his fate to become devilish like his father. In the present day, Cheon Jong-Beom (Jang Ki-Yong) is a medical school student.

In the 1980s, Jung Ha-Eun (Jin Se-Yun) suffers from dilated cardiomyopathy. She owns the used bookstore "Old Future." In the present day, Jung Sa-Bin (Jin Se-Yun) is an instructor of archaeology. She pets nameless remains warmly and figures out their story. The secret of those nameless remains is uncovered.

In the 1980s, Cha Hyeong-Bin (Lee Soo-Hyuk) is a detective who loves only one person. In the present day, Kim Soo-Hyeok (Lee Soo-Hyuk) is a prosecutor, who believes in a crime gene that is inherited.

Kingmaker: The Change of Destiny



Drama: King Maker: The Change of Destiny / Wind and Cloud and Rain (literal title)
Hangul: 바람과 구름과 비
Genre: Drama; Fantasy; Historical; Romance; Supernatural
Director: Yun Sang-Ho
Writer: Lee Byung-Joo (novel), Bang Ji-Young
Release Date: May 17, 2020 --
Country: South Korea

Synopsis 


A story depicting a fierce struggle for the throne in Joseon.

Choi Chun-Joong (Park Si-Hoo) is the best face reader in the nation. He was born into a prestigious family, but his family was killed off. He is looked down upon as a fortune-teller, but he eventually becomes the most powerful person in Joseon. He is aware of Joseon's fate and tries to change it. He also devotes his life to the woman he loves.

Lee Bong-Ryeon (Ko Sung-Hee) is a beautiful princess and the daughter of King Cheoljong. She has a special ability to see the fate of people. Her ability is a blessing and, at the same time, a curse to her. Lee Bong-Ryeon meets Choi Chun-Joong and tries to change the fate of Joseon for the better.


Good Casting



Drama: Good Casting
Hangul: 굿캐스팅
Genre: Action; Comedy; Crime; Investigation; Mystery
Director: Choi Hyeong-Hun
Writer: Park Ji-Ha
Release Date: April 27 - June 16, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

Baek Chan-Mi (Choi Gang-Hee) was a legendary black agent for the NIS, but, due to her excessive work, her subordinate died and she missed catching her intended target. Baek Chan-Mi was punished for that botched case and she now works in a cybersecurity team for the NIS. Baek Chan-Mi is then selected to go undercover on a case involving intellectual property theft at Korea's largest company.

The King Eternal Monarch


Drama: The King: Eternal Monarch
Hangul: 더 킹: 영원의 군주
Director: Baek Sang-Hoon
Writer: Kim Eun-Sook
Release Date: April 17 - June 6, 2020
Country: South Korea

Synopsis

In 1994, the Kingdom of Corea encounters severe upheaval. The King (Kwon Yool) is murdered by his brother Lee Lim (Lee Jung-Jin) and the King's son Lee Gon (Jeong Hyun-Jun) is stabbed in the neck, but he survives. The murderous Lee Lim seeks to possess the Manpasikjeok, which is a legendary flute that holds supernatural powers. After a mysterious figure appears with a gun, Lee Lim slips away with only half of the now broken flute. The young Lee Gon holds onto a police badge he grabbed from the mysterious figure. The next day, Lee Goon is appointed the next ruler of the Kingdom of Corea.

25 years later, in the autumn of 2019, King Lee Gon (Lee Min-Ho) governs the Kingdom of Corea as its benevolent leader. He is still haunted by what happened when he was a child and the mystery behind the police badge left by his savior. The police badge he held was issued on November 11, 2019 for Lieutenant Jeong Tae-Eul.

Autumn 2019, in the Republic of Korea. Jeong Tae-Eul (Kim Go-Eun) is a detective in the Violent Crimes Division at the Seoul Jongo Police Station. She is working undercover to take down the operator of an illegal online gambling operation.

Meanwhile, in the Kingdom of Corea, King Lee Gon chases after someone that is dressed like a rabbit with a clock. King Lee Gon has a feeling that the person dressed as a rabbit may be his mysterious savior from 25 years earlier. King Lee Gon mounts his horse Maximus and enters the forest. Soon, he crosses over from the Kingdom of Corea into the parallel world of the Republic of Korea. King Lee Gon finally meets Detective Jeong Tae-Eul.


Enjoy watching guys...

--Jessy

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