For all those who have Netflix in Australia, rejoice! Episodes will be uploaded hours after the broadcast in Korea with English subtitles!
24 Apr 2017 - 11:37 AM  UPDATED 24 Apr 2017 - 11:37 AM

It's that time, when all our favourite shows are ending (or have already ended), but before we crack out the tissues and sob in despair let's check out some new and upcoming dramas that might be worth our time (because no-one wants currently-airing FOMO feels).

Here’s five candidates for the position of 'your next big k-drama love': 

1. My Secret Romance

One of the few K-dramas I’ve heard of that starts with a one-night, My Secret Romance follows the love story of Cha Jin Wook (Sung Hoon), a chaebol playboy only interested in short term flings, and Lee Yoo Mi (Song Ji Eun), a sweet nutritionist with no romantic experience. The story kicks off when they meet - again - after three years, when Yoo Mi is assigned to be Jin Wook’s nutritionist, and follows Jin Wook’s quest to win her heart. If the intense make-out scene featuring Sung Hoon’s very sharp jawline from the drama previews don’t make you squeal, maybe this 6-minute preview will.

First Episode Release Date: April 17, 2017

2. Suspicious Partner

An amnesiac murderer targets Noh Ji Wook (Ji Chang Wook), a prosecutor-turned-private-attorney, and Eun Bong Hee (Nam Ji Hyun), a prosecutor-in-training who is framed for murder. Despite sounding very crime-thriller, this drama is classified as a legal drama/romantic-comedy. So, where is the romantic comedy coming from when the two main characters are getting chased by a killer? All I can say for now is trust in the imagination of drama writers and feast your eyes on this video.

First Episode Release Date: May 10, 2017

3. Man to Man

The first K-drama to be broadcast internationally through Netflix, Man to Man follows the tale of Kim Seol Woo (Park Hae Jin), an undercover secret agent tasked with being the bodyguard for demanding celebrity Yeo Woon Gwang (Park Sung Woong). For all those who have Netflix in Australia, rejoice! Episodes will be uploaded hours after the broadcast in Korea with English subtitles - No more waiting long hours for the episodes. Instead of your typical romantic-comedy, this drama is sure to give us an excellent bromance-comedy with spy action mixed in too.

First Episode Release Date: April 21, 2017

4. Fight for My Way a.k.a. Third Rate My Way

What do you do when life doesn’t work out the way you want it to? This is something that Fight for My Way is going to explore as it follows the stories of two people living ‘third-rate lives’ who chase their dreams no matter what life throws at them. Starring Park Seo Joon (from Hwarang!) as a former famous taekwondo-player-turned-nameless-mixed-martial-arts-fighter, and Kim Ji Won (from Descendants of the Sun!) as a department store employee who dreams of being a news anchor. It’s unclear at the moment how they plan to ‘fight for their way,' but with these two actors at the helm and the workplace/romance genre, this drama is bound to be interesting.

First Episode Release Date: May 8, 2017

5. Ruler: Master of the Mask

If you want some intense and gripping historical political melodrama, look no further than Ruler: Master of the Mask. Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Kim So Hyeon (the Queen who died in Goblin!), this drama follows Crown Prince Lee Sun as he struggles for power against the wealthy organisation that holds a monopoly on the nation’s water supply. The romance between the two leads looks like it will be beautiful if the way they first meet is any indication, but there is a hint of sadness as Ga Eun (the Prince’s love)'s father is executed. Everything should work out though, right, because the synopsis indicates that Ga Eun will help the prince grow into a great ruler. Fingers crossed this drama isn’t too tragic and doesn't break our hearts.

First Episode Release Date: May 10, 2017

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