We're five months into 2019 and already there's been an overwhelming number of quality K-dramas! If you're as K-drama obsessed as us, you've probably watched a lot of the hit shows of the year so far, but just in case you're looking for new ones to catch up on, here's some of the K-dramas from 2019 that you need to get into your watchlist before you're overwhelmed by even MORE newbies!
My First First Love
This coming-of-age story features Ji Soo in his first lead role, as a rich boy who ends up housing his three friends - including his childhood bestie played by Jung Chaeyun - who've all ended up with nowhere to go due to unexpected circumstances. Funny, romantic and a touch angsty, it's eight episodes of easy watching leaving you wanting more.
For a dose of horror with your Korean drama, go no further than the dark and thrilling Kingdom. This zombie historical drama has Joseon's Crown Prince investigating a mysterious epidemic that threatens the entire country, and stars verified top actors Joo Ji Hoon and Bae Doo Na.
Romance Is a Bonus Book
Need some super soft romance with a side of real-world life drama? Look no further than Lee Jong Suk and Lee Na Young in this drama centred around a 37-year-old woman trying to revitalise her career after years out of her field, and kickstart her life post-divorce. A love story with some harsh truths thrown in, it'll make you coo and cry.
Memories of the Alhambra
Gaming and K-drama meet in this fantasy action series starring Hyun Bin and Park Shin Hye. A CEO travels to Spain in search of a genius developer (played by EXO's Chanyeol) who's gone missing with a precious tech discovery. He stays in the developer's sister's hostel, and in the process they become entangled in mystery, romance and more. Come for the special effects, stay for the story!
Touch Your Heart
Everyone's fave unrequited couple - Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na - finally took the lead roles in a rom-com, with him as a lawyer and her as his secretary who's actually a former actress in disguise after being caught in a tabloid scandal with a chaebol. An unexpected odd couple pairing turned romantic, it's classic K-drama territory!
This is a more muted drama to what you might be looking for when it comes to big leads like Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum, but for those seeking a gentler melodrama romance, this is the one. The pair play people from different social classes who've both missed out on the best in life, who meet abroad and fall in love despite knowing the difficulties that await. Heartstrings will be pulled.
The Crowned Clown
This historical drama has been a huge hit and catapulted lead actor Yeo Jin Goo into the spotlight with his performance, in a story about a court clown who becomes a king because of his similar looks, and in the process learns how to actually be a good leader.
He Is Psychometric
Starting out comedic but quickly turning into a thrilling crime drama, Park Jin Young (of GOT7 fame) has his first lead role in a major network drama and nails it. He plays a man with the supernatural ability to see people's and objects' memories by touching them. He wants to use it to solve crimes, including that of the fire in which his parents died, and of which a young policewoman's father is accused of committing. Intertwined fates, betrayals, and so much drama await.
So, here's your perfect list of 2019 viewing! Which one will you be checking out next?
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