11 Upcoming Korean Dramas in May 2022
It’s been so long since I’ve made an article about upcoming dramas hehe but oh my god, this year is sure going fast, April is almost ending and it’s already May!!
However I will have to say that this year is really full with good dramas to watch and look forward to it, same with this month.
I won’t keep the intro too long so we can just go ahead and see what Korean dramas to look forward to in May 2022.
Writer: Park Pil-Joo (Marry Me Now?)
Director: Yoo Young-Eun (How to Buy a Friend)
Genre: Romance, Historical, Political
Lee Tae’s (Lee Joon) father deposed the king with the help of Park Gye Won (Jang Hyuk) and his father became the king of a new dynasty. After succeeding his father, Lee Tae then became the next king. Lee Tae believes any action is justifiable to achieve his goal. He wants to rule as an absolute monarch, but First Vice-Premier Park Gye Won opposes that idea. Park Gye-Won is even more powerful than the king.
Meanwhile, Yoo Jung (Kang Han-Na) is a daughter of a noble family. Lee Tae thinks of her as his wife. Due to that, her family gets involved in a power struggle in the royal court.
The drama will air on May 2 on KBS.
O’PENing: What Are You Doing in the Office, Share?
Writer: Choi Bo Yoon
Director: Kim Kang Kyu
Genre: Romance, Office
The drama tells the story of Wi Da In (Ha Yoon Kyung), an enthusiastic freelancer designer. She takes part in a project and works with Park Hyun Woo (Lee Hak Joo). Park Hyun Woo is a team leader of a brand agency. Park Hyun Woo and Wi Da In shared a one night stand in their past. While working together, they both begin to have feelings for each other. Around this time, Wi Da-In’s ex-boyfriend Jeon Jin Seok (Jeong Jae Kwang) begins to work with Wi Da In and Park Hyun Woo on the same project.
The drama will be released on May 2 on tvN.
There is No Goo Pil-Soo
Writer: Son Geun Joo (Backstreet Rookie) & Lee Hae Ri
Director: Choi Do Hoon (Eccentric! Chef Moon)
Genre: Comedy, Life
The drama tells the story of two men: 40-something Goo Pil Soo (Kwak Do Won) and 20-something Jung Seok (Yoon Doo Joon).
Goo Pil Soo is a former boxer and he even won a rookie of the year award. He then worked different jobs and experienced ups and downs like working as a salesman, running an underwear store, and having credit problems. Now, he is in his 40’s and runs a small bar. He is married and they have a son. He would do anything for his wife and son. He stills dreams of having success in life.
Jung Seok is extremely smart. His parents were poor and he grew up with them in a provincial city. Nevertheless, he was eventually accepted into the most prestigious university in Seoul. He believes the only to way to success is to be a founder of a start-up.
The drama will be released on May 4 on Olleh TV, Seezn & Sky TV.
The Sound of Magic
Writer: Ha Il Kwon (webcomic), Kim Min Jung (Love in the Moonlight)
Director: Kim Sung Yoon (Itaewon Class, Love in the Moonlight)
Genre: Music, Fantasy
The drama tells the story of Yoon Ah Yi (Choi Sung Eun), a high school student. She supports herself and her younger sister by working part-time jobs. She doesn’t know where her parents are. Her father was driven away from home because of debt collectors and her mother then left home. Even with her poor financial situation, she is able to rank near the top at her school academically. She also has a pretty appearance. Yoon Ah Yi wants to become an adult as soon as possible to have a stable job. Meanwhile, her classmate is Na Il-Deung (Hwang In Yeop). He regularly competes with Yoon Ah Yi to receive the top grade, but they begin to have feelings for each other. One day, Yoon Ah Yi meets Magician Lee Eul (Ji Chang Wook) at an abandoned amusement park. He puts on magic shows to people who tell him they believe in magic. He is a mysterious person, but he comforts Yoon Ah Yi, who told him that she believes in magic.
The drama will be released on May 6 on Netflix.
Woori The Virgin:
Writer: Jung Jung Hwa (The Wind Blows)
Director: Jung Jung Hwa (The Wind Blows)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Oh Woo Ri (Lim Soo Hyang) works as an assistant writer on a popular drama series. Even though she is dating Detective Lee Gang Jae (Shin Dong Wook), she wants to keep her virginity until she marries. Her boyfriend accepts her wish. One day, Oh Woo Ri goes to an OB-GYN for a regular checkup. Due to her doctor’s mistake, Oh Woo Ri gets pregnant through artificial insemination. The biological father of Oh Woo Ri’s baby is Raphael (Sung Hoon). He is the CEO of a cosmetics company. He gives off the impression that he is cold, but, in his mind, he is a romanticist and wants to meet a person he loves. His reality is different. He is married to Lee Ma Ri (Hong Ji Yoon). She intentionally approached him and married him. Love is nothing in her life.
The drama will be released on May 9 on SBS.
Writer: Hong Sung Yeon
Director: Lee So Yoon
Genre: High School
The drama tells the story of a child who has the right to decide the choice of gender and decides his future as he goes through adolescence.
The drama will be released on May 9 on tvN.
(no teaser or trailer is available yet)
Writer: Yoo Kab Yeol (The Chase)
Director: Chang (Canola)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Ji Na (Lim Ji Yeon) works as a contract employee at a hotel. She appears to live a normal life, but, internally, she is filled with an inferiority complex. One day, she hears that her older sister Ji-Hyun is missing. Ji Na goes to Rose Mansion Apartment, where her parents live. There, she faces unexpected cases. She can’t trust the residents at Rose Mansion, who seem suspicious. Ji Na seeks out the truth in her sister’s disappearance with the help of Detective Min-Soo (Yoon Gyun Sang). Min Soo is the only one who believes Ji Na.
The drama will be released on May 13 on TVING.
Marriage White Paper:
Writer: Choi Yi Rang
Director: Song Je Young & Seo Joo Wan
Seo Joon Hyung (Lee Jin Wook) works for a large company. He is 30-years-old and single. His life goes smoothly, being happy and financially secure. His girlfriend is Kim Na Eun (Lee Yeon Hee). She is in her 30’s. They have been in a romantic relationship for two years and they are about to marry. Kim Na Eun is affectionate, bright, smart and a realist. She also works for a large company.
While Seo Joon Hyung and Kim Na Eun prepare for their wedding and life as a married couple, they face many problems.
The drama will be released on May 23 on KakaoTV.
(no teaser or trailer is available yet)
Kiss Sixth Sense:
Writer: Gatnyeo (web novel), Jeon Yoo Ri
Director: Nam Ki Hoon (Oh My Baby)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Since she was little, Ye Sool (Seo Ji Hye) has held a special ability. Whenever her lips touches someone else, she is able to see that person’s future. But, she has no idea if her premonition is a month, year, or several years into the future. Ye Sool currently works at an advertising company. She enjoys her work, but she hates her boss Min-Hu (Yoon Kye Sang). One day, by accident, Ye Sool’s lips makes contact with Min Hu’s neck and she sees them naked in bed together.
The drama will be released on May 25 on Disney+.
Writer: Yoon Young Mi (The Good Witch)
Director: Park Bong Sub (The Uncanny Counter)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Lee La El (Seo Yea Ji) and her family were destroyed by a person who wields power. She decided to take revenge for herself and her family and prepared for 13 years. Finally, Lee La El implements her plan with the help of Seo Eun Pyeong (Lee Sang Yeob). Seo Eun Pyeong grew up in an orphanage and he is a smart man. After he witnessed the tragedy of Lee La El’s family, he decided to become a person who holds power. He is now the youngest member of the National Assembly.
The drama will be released on May 25 on tvN.
Writer: Jang Hong Cheol (Class of Lies)
Director: Lee Yong Seok (Haechi)
Genre: Thriller, Medical, Law
Han Yi Han (So Ji Sub) was an elite elite surgeon. He graduated at the top of the best medical school in South Korea and he specialized in two departments: general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. One surgery changed his life. Han Yi-Han believe he did well on that surgery, but the patient died. He then got his medical license revoked.
Four years later, Han Yi Han works as a lawyer, specializing in medical litigation. He also tries to uncover the truth behind the death of his former patient. For his trials, Han Yi-Han defends victims and tries to punish those that commit medical malpractice and negligence. He works with a public prosecutor, who lost a family member and a lover due to the surgery Han Yi Han performed.
The drama will be released on May 27 on MBC.
(Cr. AsianWiki for the plots).
Which upcoming drama are you mostly looking forward to?
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