Korean drama enthusiasts, get ready to immerse yourselves in a wave of captivating stories and remarkable performances as we unveil the top 9 K-dramas releasing this October 2023. From romance and mystery to comedy and fantasy, there's something for everyone in this exciting lineup. Let's dive into the details:
1. "The Deal" (Released on October 6)
Directed by: Lee Jung-gon
Cast: Yoo Seung-ho, Kim Dong-hwi, Yoo Su-bin, Lee Joo-young
Former high school soccer player Lee Joon-Sung and medical student Song Jae-hyo are facing financial crises. Their unconventional solution? Kidnap their wealthy schoolmate Park Min-woo and demand a hefty ransom. Based on the webcomic "Georae" by Woo Nam 20, "The Deal" promises thrills and suspense.
2. "Strong Girl Nam-Soon" (Released on October 7)
Directed by: Kim Jung-sik
Cast: Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Jung-eun, Kim Hae-sook, Ong Seong-wu
Kang Nam-soon, born with superhuman strength, returns to Seoul to find her family. Her journey takes a twist when she gets entangled in a drug case, teaming up with Detective Kang Hee-sik. "Strong Girl Nam-Soon" explores family ties and superpowers in a gripping narrative.
3. "A Good Day to Be a Dog" (Releasing on October 11)
Directed by: Kim Dae-woong
Cast: Park Gyu-young, Cha Eun-woo, Lee Hyun-woo, Yoon Hyun-soo
High school teacher Han Hae-na transforms into a dog for six hours every time she kisses someone. An accidental kiss with her colleague Jin Seo-won, who has a fear of dogs, sets the stage for comedic chaos. Adapted from a webtoon, this promises laughter and romance.
4. "Evilive" (Releasing on October 14)
Directed by: Kim Jung-min and Kim Sung-min
Cast: Shin Ha-kyun, Kim Young-kwang, Shin Jae-ha
An honest lawyer with a dark side, Han Dong-soo, finds his life taking a criminal turn when he encounters crime lord Seo Do-young. A tale of suspense, intrigue, and moral choices, "Evilive" keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
5. "Doona!" (Releasing on October 20)
Directed by: Lee Jeong-Hyo
Cast: Bae Suzy, Yang Se-jong
College freshman Lee Won-joon's life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers that his neighbor is former K-pop idol Lee Doo-na. As their lives intertwine, "Doona!" explores love, mystery, and the world of a former idol.
6. "My Dearest Part 2" (Releasing on October 13)
Directed by: Kim Sung-yong
Cast: Namkoong Min, Ahn Eun-jin, Lee Hak-joo, Lee Da-in, Kim Yun-woo
Set in the Joseon dynasty, this historical drama follows the story of noblewoman Yoo Gil-chae and the mysterious Lee Jang-hyun. Their paths converge amid the turbulent Qing invasion, leading to a tale of love, destiny, and intrigue.
7. "Moon In the Day" (Releasing on October 25)
Directed by: Pyo Min-soo and Park Chan-yool
Cast: Pyo Ye-jin, Kim Young-dae, Ohn Joo-wan, Jung Woong-in
A car accident leaves star Han Joon-oh possessed by the spirit of Do Ha, a Silla dynasty nobleman. Firefighter Kang Young-hwa, who saved Joon-oh, becomes the target of Do Ha's vengeance. "Moon In the Day" offers a thrilling mix of fantasy and romance.
8. "Castaway Diva" (Releasing on October 28)
Directed by: Oh Choong-hwan
Cast: Park Eun-bin, Chae Jong-hyeop, Kim Hyo-jin
Seo Mok-ha's pursuit of an entertainment career takes an unexpected turn when she becomes stranded on a deserted island. Fifteen years later, she returns to society, determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a diva against all odds.
9. "The Matchmakers" (Releasing on October 30)
Directed by: Hwang Seung-ki and Kim Soo-jin
Cast: Cho Yi-hyun, Rowoon, Park Ji-young, Jo Han-chul
Set in the Joseon period, "The Matchmakers" follows Shim Jung-woo, a young widower, and widow Jung Soon-deok, who runs a matchmaking agency. Together, they help unmarried men and women find love in an era where customs often hinder romance.
As October unfolds, these K-dramas promise an exciting blend of romance, suspense, and laughter, making it an irresistible month for K-drama fans.