17 K-Dramas to look forward to in July 2019

It’s already July! time seriously flies by! Each month we are getting more and more kdramas to watch! And I believe this is the first time I see a month this full of dramas!! Like is this the last month of the year or what?
Let’s see which upcoming drama you should look forward to watch in July!

Designated Survivor: 60 Days

Episodes: 16
Writer: Kim Tae Hee (Beautiful Mind)
Director: Yoo Jong Sun (What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim)
Genre: Political, Thriller

The drama is about Park Moo Jin (Ji Jin Hee), a former professor of chemistry and now holds the Minister of Environment position. He doesn’t have ambition, personal beliefs or political sense as a politician. One day, high ranking government officers are gathered for the President’s State of the Union address. An explosion then takes place, killing many government officials, including the President. He is the highest ranking government officer left alive. He doesn’t want the position, but he must sit as the acting president for 60 days. He chases after the person or group responsible for the explosion and he grows as a national leader. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 1st on tvN.


Love Affairs in the Afternoon

Episodes: 12
Writer: Yoo So Jung
Director: Kim Jung Min (Squad 38)
Genre: Melodrama, Romance

The drama is about Son Ji Eun (Park Ha Sun) who moved to a small city due to her husband’s new job as a civil servant. She works part-time at a mart. She is quiet and her life in this small town becomes boring. However, her boring life is changed after she meet Yoon Jung Woo (Lee Sang Yeob) who is a biology teacher at a local school. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 5 on Channel A.



Episodes: 16
Writer: Han Sang Woon (The Good Wife)
Director: Ahn Gil Ho (Memories of the Alhambra)
Genre: Thriller

The drama is about 2 men and 1 women who have fallen out of life due to tragic events become police corruption investigation teams and discover the realities of power. Do Chi Kwang (Han Suk Kyu) is an elite detective. He is thoughtful and smart. He is also proud of his record of catching criminals. After going through a series of cases, he realizes the importance of work done by the police on corruption. He then becomes the chief of the internal affairs investigation team. Kim Young Koon (Seo Kang Joon) is a police officer and member of the mobile patrol team. He acts cold to other people, but he is actually tender with a warm personality. He does not associate with other people. By accident, he happens to meet Do Chi Kwang. Do Chi Kwang got involve in a the tragic affair, which Kim Young Koon tries to forget. To find the truth behind that case, he joins the internal affairs investigation team. Han Tae Joo (Kim Hyun Joo) is a popular lawyer. In her past, she worked as a prosecutor. She became entangled in a case unexpectedly and survived even though her life was in grave danger. She then quit her job as a prosecutor and became a lawyer. She meets Do Chi Kwang and Kim Young Koon and joins their internal affairs team. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 6 on OCN.


Level Up

Episodes: 12
Writer: Kim Dong Kyu
Director: Kim Sang-Woo
Genre: Office, Comedy, Romance

The drama is centering around the story of a failing gaming company, a restructuring expert with a 100% recovery rate, and a passionate gaming fanatic who works to create one last game that may save the company. Ahn Dan Te (Sung Hoon) is a cold city man. He is also a picky and perfectionist restructuring expert. He is the CEO of a restructuring company. He is sent to a game company to save them from bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Shin Yeon Hwa (Han Bo Reum) is the head of the game development in a game company which is close to bankruptcy. She is honest and hardworking. She is a fan of games. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 10 on MBN.


Hotel Del Luna

Episodes: 16
Writer: Hong Jung Eun, & Hong Mi Ran (A Korean Odyssey)
Director: Oh Choong Hwan (While You Were Sleeping)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance

The drama is about Jang Man Wol (IU), the CEO of Hotel del Luna. The hotel is situated in downtown in Seoul and has a very old appearance. She made a big error many years ago and, because of this, she has been stuck at Hotel del Luna. She is beautiful, but she is fickle, suspicious and greedy. Koo Chan Sung (Yeo Jin-Goo) worked as the youngest assistant manager ever at a multinational hotel corporation. He is a sincere perfectionist. He looks level-headed, but he actually has a soft disposition. Due to an unexpected case, he begins to work as a manager at Hotel del Luna. The hotel’s clientele consists of ghosts. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 13 on tvN.


Class of Lies

Episodes: 16
Writer: Jang Hong Cheol
Director: Sung Yong Il (Dr. Frost)
Genre: Legal, Crime, School

The drama is about Ki Moo Hyuk (Yoon Kyun Sang), a lawyer with a high winning rate. He only cares about money. Due to a murder case at a high school which he deals with, his reputation as a lawyer hits rock bottom. In order to regain his good name as a lawyer, he sneaks into the high school and begins to work as a temporary teacher with the name of Ki Kang Je. He tries to reveal a secret which the students have. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 17 on OCN.


Doctor Detective

Episodes: 32
Writer: Song Yoon Hee (Revivre)
Director: Park Joon Woo
Genre: Medical

The drama will expose the dark side of society and tell the story of a “doctor detective” uncovering the truth and reasons behind people who have become ill in society. Do Joong Eun (Park Jin Hee) works as an industrial health doctor. She partners with Doctor Heo Min Ki (Bong Tae Kyu) to investigate the industrial accidents, diseases and other incidents that take place at industrial sites. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 17 on SBS.


Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung

Episodes: 32
Writer: Kim Ho Soo
Director: Kang Il Soo (Solomon’s Perjury) & Han Hyun Hee
Genre: Romance, Historical

The drama takes place at the beginning of the 19th century. Goo Hae Ryung (Shin Se Kyung) is an intern to become a palace historian. However, it was not acceptable for women to write historical records on that time. She takes one step at a time to create her own destiny in Joseon, where the Confucius ideas are deeply rooted. She wants to fulfill her duties as a historian and prove to the world that everyone is equal. Along with the fight of the female palace historians, the drama will tell her romance with prince Lee Rim (Cha Eun Woo) who has a secret of his own. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 17 on MBC.




Episodes: 32
Writer: Jang Ho (web novel), Elja (web novel) & Jung Chan Mi (School 2017)
Director: Jo Woong
Genre: Legal, Thriller

The drama is a social thriller revealing the hidden desires of two men, and the dark underbelly of Korea’s VVIPs. It follows Lee Tae Kyung (Choi Jin Hyuk), a corrupt lawyer who has joined hands with the devil for revenge, Song Woo Yong (Son Hyun Joo), a man who chose to become evil for the sake of his family, and the involvement of the two in a case involving the serial disappearances of actresses. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 17 on KBS.


Doctor John

Episodes: 32
Writer: Kim Ji Woon (Hyde Jekyll, Me)
Director: Jo Soo Won (Still 17)
Genre: Medical

The drama revolves around doctors of Pain Management. In a refreshing take on the genre, It will portray the doctors’ search for the cause of their patients’ mysterious pain as a thrilling chase, almost like a detective hunting down the perpetrator behind an unsolved crime. The drama will also tackle the debate surrounding the controversial practice of euthanasia. Cha Yo Han (Ji Sung) is a talented anesthesiologist who happens to be the youngest teacher at medical school. He is often called “Ten Seconds” because he can discover one’s disease very quickly. Meanwhile, Kang Shi Young (Lee Se Young) is a doctor who also works in the Department of Anesthesia. She was a top student at medical school which is often credited to her mother who is also a doctor. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 19 on SBS.


Golden Garden

Episodes: 60
Writer: Park Hyeon Ju (Man Who Sets the Table)
Director: Lee Dae Young (Father, I’ll Take Care of You)
Genre: Mystery, Romance

The drama tells the story of four people who have lived totally different lives from one another but get involved in each other’s lives due to an incident. Eun Dong Joo (Han Ji Hye) attempts to get back her stolen life. When she was 6 years-old, she was abandoned at an orphanage. She did not remember anything except her name. Despite her difficult environment, she has grown into a woman with a positive and bright personality. Meanwhile, Cha Pil Seung (Lee Sang Woo) is a detective, who is good at his job. His parents died when he was young and he was then raised by his wealthy grandmother. Even though he is popular with women, he doesn’t fall in love with anyone due to trauma from his parents’ deaths. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 20 on MBC.


(not out yet)

Moment at Eighteen

Episodes: 16
Writer: Yoon Kyung Ah (Girls’ Generation 1979)
Director: Sim Na Yeon (School of Hip Hop)
Genre: Life, School, Youth

The drama is about 18-year-old Choi Joon-Woo (Ong Seong Wu), he has gotten used to being lonely. He is not good at expressing his emotions, but he has a cute side. He transfers to a new school where he meets Yoo Soo-Bin (Kim Hyang Gi). She is a top student, but her life is controlled by her mother. Yoo Soo-Bin dreams of becoming independent. After meeting Choi Joon-Woo, she experiences small changes in her life. Meanwhile, Ma Whi-Young (Shin Seung Ho) is a student who seems perfect and gentle, but he suffers from a complex. He acts like a strong person, but he is really a timid 18-year-old boy. After Choi Joon-Woo transfers to his school, his life begins to change. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 22 on JTBC.


Be Melodramtic

Episodes: 16
Writer: Lee Byeong Hun (Extreme Job) & Kim Young Young
Director: Lee Byeong Hun (Extreme Job)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Life

The drama is about Im Jin-Joo (Chun Woo Hee), Lee Eun Jung (Jeon Yeo Bin) and Hwang Han-Joo (Han Ji Eun) who are best friends and they are all 30-years-old. Im Jin-Joo is a drama series writer. She has emotional ups and downs. Her personality is a bit unique. Even though she is a drama series writer, she tries to write her scripts with a literary style. She also makes conversation with a luxurious bag in a shop window. Lee Eun-Jung is a documentary director. She has enjoyed documentaries since she was a child. She runs her own production company and she is the only staff member in the company. One of her documentaries becomes an unexpected hit. Hwang Han-Joo is head of a marketing team for a drama series production company. She is a single mother. Hwang Han-Joo struggles to balance her work and raising a kid. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 26 on JTBC.



My First First Love Season 2

Episodes: 8
Director: Oh Jin Seok (My First First Love, My Sassy Girl)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Youth

The drama is set after the first season of “My First First Love,” Tae Oh (Ji Soo), Song-Yi (Jung Chae Yeon) and Do Hyun (Jin Young) teeter between love and friendship. Ga Rin (Choi Ri) and Hoon (Kang Tae Oh) continue their attempt to achieve their dreams. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 26 on Netflix.


I Wanna Hear Your Song

Episodes: 32
Writer: Kim Min Joo
Director: Lee Jung Mi (Naeil’s Cantabile)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music

A murder takes place. Hong Yi Young (Kim Se Jeong), who is a timpanist, does not remember what happened on the day of the murder. She is simple-minded and suffers from insomnia. Hong Yi-Young looks for a job. She happens to meet Jang Yoon (Yeon Woo Jin). He is bad at singing, but is a pianist in an orchestra. To help with Hong Yi-Young’s insomnia, Jang Yoon calls her every night. They try to find the truth about the murder. Meanwhile, Nam Joo Wan (Song Jae Rim) is an orchestra conductor. He has charisma and showmanship. Ha Eun-Joo (Park Ji Yeon) is a violinist in the orchestra. She is arrogant. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 29 on KBS.


(not out yet)

Welcome 2 Life

Episodes: 32
Writer: Yoo Hee Gyeong (Beating Again)
Director: Kim Keun Hong (Make A Woman Cry)
Genre: Law, Romance, Drama, Fantasy

The drama is about Lee Jae Sang (Rain) , a lawyer at JK Law Firm, which is one of the biggest law firms in South Korea. He is an excellent lawyer, but he only cares about winning for his benefit. One day, he has a mysterious car accident and he is drawn into a parallel world. There, Lee Jae Sang finds himself working as a prosecutor. He is strict in carrying out the law. He is married to Ra Shi On (Lim Ji Yeon), who loves Lee Jae Sang and is faithful to him. In the world where Lee Jae Sang came from, he broke up with Ra Shi On ten years earlier and Ra Shi On works as a detective. Lee Jae Sang struggles to cope with his different selves. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 29 on MBC.


(not out yet)

When the Devil Calls Your Name

Episodes: 16
Writer: Noh Hye Young (Come Back Mister) & Go Nae Ri
Director: Min Jin Ki
Genre: Melodrama, Fantasy

The drama is about a man who sold his soul to the devil ten years ago for youth and success. But as soul collection day draws near, he bargains with the devil for an extension of their contract. The devil’s conditions are this: He must find three other people who have promised to sell their souls and take their contracts. Ha Rib (Jung Kyoung Ho) is a popular songwriter and he has written many hit songs. He possesses wealth, prestige and he also holds a secret. His secret is that he is able to write hit songs, because he sold his soul to the devil. The devil is top actor Mo Tae Kang (Park Sung Woong). Ha Rib’s contract with the devil is soon to be completed, but he learns that his success and fame is the result of taking Lee Kyung’s (Lee Seol) talent and life. Ha Rib struggles to restore his life, Lee Kyung and those around him. In the process, Ha Rib recognizes the essence of life. The drama is scheduled to premiere July 31 on tvN.


Which upcoming drama are you mostly looking forward to? 

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