[On My Radar] Upcoming May K-Drama Premieres
So this is going to be my last post for about two weeks. I am finally (after 10 years of wanting to) traveling to Seoul!!! I’ll be gone for a couple of weeks, but I’ll be posting constantly on social media if you want to follow me HERE (Instagram ID: @lifesslicesblog). Yes, I have another blog that is more travel and lifestyle based. I talk a lot about Korean beauty and skin care so if that’s your thing, you may wanna check it out and say hi! I love meeting new people so don’t be afraid to comment!
Anyways, May is certainly making up for the lack of new premieres in April. There are so many good ones premiering, and I’m not sure how I’m going to keep up! Keep reading to find out which May K-Drama premieres to check out:
1. “Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum” / 훈남정음 – Premieres May 23rd on SBS
Hoon Nam (Namgung Min) is a man who knows everything there is to know about love, but refuses to be in a relationship or fall in love. Hwang Jung Eum plays the character of the same name, Jung Eum, who desperately wants to be in a loving relationship, but has pretty much given up that idea due to her life circumstances. Hoon Nam and Jung Eum meet and develop their own unique relationship in this romantic comedy.
2. “Ms. Hammurabi” / 미스 함무라비 – Premieres May 21st on JTBC
Starring Go Ara as Park Cha O Reum and INFINITE’s L as Im Ba Reun, “Mis. Hammurabi” is a legal drama based on judges with differing personalities. Park Cha O Reum is a young and passionate judge, Im Ba Reun is straight edge/follows the rules, and Han Se Sang (Sung Dong Il) is the older, wiser judge.
3. “Investigation Couple” / 검법남녀 – Premieres May 14th on MBC
Another law/crime drama premiering, “Investigation Couple” is the story around Baek Beom (Jung Jae Young) and Eun Sol (Jung Yoo Mi) working together to solve cases. Baek Beom is an experienced forensic doctor that has a hard exterior and personality. Eun Sol is a prosecutor new to the job that has an optimistic/ up-beat personality.
4. “Sketch” / 스케치 – Premieres May 25th on JTBC
Kang Dong Soo (Rain) is a detective whom’s fiance is killed, while Kim Do Jin (Lee Dong Gun) is a former special forces member who plots revenge on the person who killed his pregnant wife. Yoo Shi Hyun (Lee Sun Bin) has the power to see into the future and uses the ability to draw her visions. She teams up with Dong Soo to help find his fiance’s killer.
5. “Wok Of Love”/ “Greasy Melo” / 기름진 멜로 – Premieres May 7th on SBS
Seo Poong (2PM’s Lee Joon Ho) is a former renowned chef who worked at a high-class Chinese restaurant, but when his “5 minutes of fame” ran out, he had to resort to a job at a small, declining Chinese restaurant instead. There he starts to work for the owner, Doo Chil Seung (Jang Hyuk), an ex-loan shark who served prison time. They encounter Dan Sae Woo (Jung Ryeo Won), a bankrupt ex-heiress, when she drops in to have a bowl of Jajangmyun and her mindset/beliefs totally change.
6. “Rich Man” / 리치맨 – Premieres May 9th on MBN
Lee Yoo Chan (EXO’s Suho) is the arrogant, confident CEO of a self-founded IT company that is highly regarded by young graduates as the most attractive company to work for. Kim Bo Ra (Ha Yeon Soo) is a smart, independent woman originally from Jeju Island who goes to Seoul for college dreaming to work for Yoo Chan’s company. “Rich Man” is a romantic comedy revolving around their relationship when they happen to meet. Also, Oh Chang Suk stars as Min Tae Joo and Kim Ye Won stars as Min Tae Ra.
7. “Lawless Lawyer” / 무법 변호사 – Premieres May 12th on tvN
Starring Lee Joon Gi as Bong Sang Pil and Seo Ye Ji as Ha Jae Yi, a lawyer and judge have their paths cross when the lawyer sets out to avenge his mother’s death. Sang Pil used to work as a gang member, but when he becomes a lawyer, his hard, unlawful past is advantageous to his career by helping him find loopholes in the system. He fights higher-ups to get justice for his mother’s death.
8. “Come Here and Give Me A Hug” / 이리와 안아줘 – Premieres May 16th on MBC
Chae Do Jin (Chang Ki Yong) and Han Jae Yi (Jin Ki Joo) are first loves but when Do Jin’s father, Yoon Hee Jae (Heo Jun Ho), kills Jae Yi’s parents, they are separated. Do Jin spends his life as a detective trying to make up for his father’s wrongdoings by taking care of the families of the victims. Jae Yi decides to become an actress, like her mother, but she has to deal with battling PTSD. “Come Here and Give Me A Hug” is the story of these two characters after meeting once again.
9. “About Time” / 멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임 – Premieres May 21st on tvN
“About Time” is a fantasy romance drama starring Lee Sung Kyung as Choi Michaela and Lee Sang Yoon as Lee Do Ha. Michaela is an actress with the power to see just how long a person will live. She meets Do Ha, a man who has the power to stop her own time clock from ending, and he ends up falling in love.
My Picks: “Greasy Melo” and “Lawless Lawyer”
Which May dramas are you looking forward to the most?