[ON MY RADAR] February 2018 Korean Dramas
It’s that time again to present my choice for top February 2018 Korean dramas that will be premiering throughout the month.
1. “Eulachacha Waikiki”/ “Laughter in Waikiki” / 으라차차 와이키키 – Premieres February 5th on JTBC
“Eulachacha Waikiki” focuses around three men, Kang Dong Goo (Kim Jung Hyun), Cheon Joon Ki (Lee Yi Kyung), and Bong Doo Sik (Son Seung Won), who run a guest house called Waikiki. All 3 dream of being in the entertainment industry by becoming a movie director, actor, and scenario writer. The drama follows the three men when a baby and single mom show up at Waikiki.
2. “Children of A Lesser God” / 작은 신의 아이들 – Premieres February on OCN
Kim Ok Bin stars as Kim Dan, a detective that has the ability to see exactly when a victim will die. She ends up working with Cheon Jae In (Kang Ji Hwan) who is a logic and numbers driven detective. Kim Dan and Jae In have to overcome their differences to solve a case focused on a very powerful organization.
3. “Should We Kiss First” / 키스 먼저 할까요 – Premieres February on SBS
Starring Kam Woo Sung as Son Moo Han, Kim Sun A as An Soon Jin, Oh Ji Ho as Eun Kyung Soo, and Park Si Yeon as Baek Ji Min, “Should we Kiss First” is the story of four adults who do not have faith in love anymore. The main leads, Son Moo Han and An Soon Jin, work as a company director and flight attendant, respectively.
4. “Misty” / 미스티 – Premieres February 2nd on JTBC
Go Hye Ran (Kim Nam Joo) is a famous anchorwoman who becomes a suspect in a murder case. Her marriage to Kang Tae Wook (Ji Jin Hee), a public defender, is falling apart when she has to enlist his help to defend her in court. “Misty” follows their story of falling in love again.
5. “Queen of Mystery 2” / 추리의 여왕 2 – Premieres February 28th on KBS2
“Queen of Mystery 2” is the sequel to the original drama with returning main leads Yoo Seol Ok (Choi Gang Hee) and Ha Wan Seung (Kwon Sang Woo). Seol Ok decides to forget about being a housewife to solve mystery cases with Detective Ha Wan Seung. Le Da Hee and Oh Min Suk also star in this drama.
My top picks for this month is “Eulachacha Waikiki” and “Should We Kiss First?” “Eulachacha Waikiki” is sure to make me laugh with the great three leads that were cast. And, “Should We Kiss First?” seems like it will be a great melodrama to take the place of “Just Between Lovers”.
Which Korean drama premiering in February are you most excited about?