POLL: Which upcoming K-dramas of 2016 are you looking forward to the most?
There are so many amazing looking K-dramas coming up for the summer and fall of 2016 that it's hard to keep up! So the big question is, out of these 19 upcoming K-dramas, which ones are you looking forward to the most?
A former entertainment company director (Ji Sung) becomes the CEO of his own new and smaller entertainment company where he forms a band of those he deems truly talented.
Premiere: April 20 on DramaFever
This fantasy historical drama reimagines the life of famed Joseon doctor Heo Jun (Yoon Si Yoon) with a fantastical twist. He is a brilliant and ambitious man struggling to overcome his poor background. He does his best to help the people around him until one day he discovers and falls in love with a cursed princess, who was separated from her mother and twin at birth and became a witch under the influence of a shaman's powerful curse.
Premiere: May after the conclusion of Ms. Temper and Nam Jung Gi on DramaFever
3. Lucky Romance
Sim Bo Nui (Hwang Jung Eum), an incredibly superstitious thirty-something woman, is determined to sleep with a virgin born in 1986 to erase her bad fortune. She tries to seduce her stingy landlord Je Soo Ho (Ryu Joon Yul), who is a virgin born in 1986, while Choi Gun Wook (Lee Soo Hyuk), a hot Korean-Canadian tennis player, returns to his motherland looking for his first love, Shim Bo Nui.
Premiere: May on MBC
Old friends reflect on their youth and the drama surrounding some of the best years of their lives, Dear My Friends is a family drama about older people in the city getting to know the young crowd written by popular scriptwriter No Hee Kyung of That Winter The Wind Blows and It's Okay, That's Love.
Premiere: May on DramaFever
Two women working in the same industry with the exact same name keep getting their lives entangled both professionally and personally.
Premiere: May on DramaFever
A group of Hwarangs, elite flower boy knights, get to know each other and fight for the kingdom of Silla.
Premiere: September on KBS
After a bitter breakup, a couple reunites years later as completely different people -- one an egotistical superstar (Kim Woo Bin), and the other a materialistic documentarian (Suzy).
Premiere: July on DramaFever
8. Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Moon Lovers)
Moon Lovers is a remake of the popular Chinese series Bu Bu Jing Xin (Scarlet Heart) and revolves around the many sons of Goryeo’s fourth king Kwangjong. Kim Kyo Tae of That Winter, the Wind Blows, IRIS, and It's Okay, That's Love is set to produce the film. IU is playing the female lead with whom the princes fall in love.
Premiere: September on SBS
9. Saimdang, the Herstory
Saimdang, the Herstory is based on the life of Shin Saimdang, a female artist and mother of the Korean Confucian scholar Yulgok in the 1500s. Lee Young Ae plays two roles, Shin Saimdang and a university lecturer with expertise on Korean art history who unravels the secrets in Shin Saimdang's diary and a mysterious painting of a woman. Lee Young Ae is going to play the renowned historical figure Shin Saimdang after a 12-year break since her last drama, Jewel in the Palace.
Premiere: Second half of 2016 on SBS
10. Moonlight Drawn by the Clouds
In this romantic historical drama, which is based on the eponymous web novel, a young woman in 19th century Joseon (Kim Yoo Jung) poses as a man to hide her identity. She becomes a eunuch in the palace and gives dating advice to the king. Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo Gum), a brilliant prince and heir to the throne, befriends the eunuch, not knowing that she's really a woman.
Premiere: August on KBS
W is a romantic melodrama that depicts the love story of a man and woman in their early 30s.
Premiere: July on MBC
Doctors revolves around neurosurgery fellow Yoo Hye Jung (Park Shin Hye), who after a tough childhood, develops a gangster-like personality and finds it difficult to trust others. Hong Ji Hong (Kim Rae Won), a neurosurgery specialist and high school teacher, advises Yoo Hye Jung to abandon her dark past and become a neurosurgeon. Choi Kang Soo (Kim Min Seok), a neurosurgery fellow in Yoo Hye Jung's class, falls in love with her. He doubles as a popular blogger who writes about Yoo Hye Jung. Lee Sung Kyung will play a neurosurgery fellow who becomes Yoo Hye Jung's rival.
Premiere: June on DramaFever
A plan for revenge almost a lifetime in the making, one man starts from nothing and uses the power of his knife not only to make the best noodles -- but right some wrongs.
Premiere: April 28 on DramaFever
14. Beast's Beauty
Starring Namgoong Min and Girl's Day's Minah
In Beast's Beauty, Namgoong Min plays Ahn Dan Te, a charmer who leads a rollercoaster life. He goes from a brawling ex-con who's wrongly sent to prison to a human rights lawyer, and then, to top it all off, it turns out that he's a chaebol heir.
Premiere: May on SBS
Cinderella and Four Knights is about a spunky, smart Cinderella-type high school student who suffers at home because of her stepmother and stepsister. One day, she helps an old man, and, as a result of her generosity, she ends up living at a mansion with four hot guys and attending a prestigious high school.
Premiere: Second half of 2016
16. Beautiful Mind
Possibly starring Jang Hyuk and Park So Dam
A Beautiful Mind features a leading man who’s both a genius neurosurgeon and a sufferer of brain damage, which results in his inability to feel emotions or empathize. A Beautiful Mind kicks off its central mystery after the doctor's patients begin to die, and the case brings together a neurosurgeon, a violent crimes detective, and a cardiothoracic surgeon who’s also a neurology researcher. It’s written by Kim Tae-hee of Sungkyunkwan Scandal and directed by PD Mo Wan-il of Dream High 2 and Sirius. (Source)
Premiere: May on KBS2
17. Jealousy Incarnate
Jealousy Incarnate comes from Seo Sook Hyang, the writer behind Miss Korea and Pasta. The series is a romantic comedy that takes place at a broadcast news station. Gong Hyo Jin plays Pyo Na Ri, a weathercaster with a poor background who takes a part-time contract at the station. She craves love, and she has a hard time saying no to others. Jo Jung Suk plays Lee Hwa Shin, a "perfect man" news anchor. He's smart, handsome, and skilled at getting to the bottom of any story with his determination. Jealousy Incarnate is described as a comedy about competition, jealousy, and love.
Premiere: July on undetermined broadcaster
18. The Good Wife
Starring Yoon Kye Sang, Jeon Do Yeon, Yoo Ji Tae
Good Wife is a remake of the popular American series from CBS. Jeon Do Yeon stars as a woman who returns to her law career after spending years as a mother and wife. Her prosecutor husband gets embroiled in a scandal, leading her to go back to work to support her family, and in the process she rediscovers herself. Yoon Kye Sang will play her friend, a fashionable, cosmopolitan bachelor who runs a law firm with co-CEO Kim Seo Hyung. (source)
Premiere: July on tvN
The Korean drama version of Entourage will be a remake of the U.S. drama series "Entourage" that aired on HBO about four childhood friends who attempt to navigate life in the entertainment business.
Premiere: Summer on tvN
Sooo many dramas! Now that you've seen the selection, it's time to vote for which dramas you are most excited to see! You can vote for more than one. Click HERE to vote now if you can not see the form below.