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10 New And Upcoming K-Dramas To Watch In The Second Half Of 2019

25 Jul 2019 by Jasmine Ong

If you are a huge K-drama aficionado, you might have already binge-watched your fill of recent series such as My Absolute Boyfriend, He Is Psychometric and Angel’s Last Mission – Love, and are probably needing something to fill the void of your to-watch list. Look no further as we’ve compiled a list of new and upcoming shows that are guaranteed to satisfy all your drama needs. From teenage first loves to paranormal romance, here are 10 K-dramas to watch out for over the next few months of 2019.

#1 Hotel Del Luna

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Starring: IU, Yeo Jin Goo, P.O (Block B)

What’s it about: Written by the legendary Hong sisters, Hotel Del Luna follows a beautiful but fickle, greedy and suspicious female, who runs a seemingly nostalgic hotel in downtown Seoul where its only clientele are… ghosts. Because of a grave mistake she made in her past, she is made to watch over the hotel where she unexpectedly meets a young gentleman who begins working as a manager at her establishment, with no prior knowledge of its occupants despite his fear of anything paranormal.

Catch Hotel Del Luna on Viu now.

#2 Class of Lies

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Starring: Yoon Kyun Sang, Geum Sae Rok, Jun (U-Kiss)

What’s it about: What will you do to clear your name after hitting rock-bottom? That’s what a tenacious lawyer has to deal with after having his reputation ruined by a high school murder case. In order to regain his credibility as a reputable attorney, he takes on a temporary teaching position to infiltrate the school and find out the real truth behind the case.

Catch Class of Lies on Viki now.

#3 At Eighteen 

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Starring: Ong Seong Wu, Kim Hyang Gi, Shin Seung Ho, Kang Ki Young

What’s it about: Making his official debut as an actor after his stint in Wanna One, Ong Seong Wu takes on the lead role as a transfer student in this youth drama, who has to adjust to life in a new high school. At Eighteen aims to highlight the different experiences and emotions of an environment that we are all too familiar with. This drama will also mark child actress Kim Hyang Gi’s return to the small screen after four years.

Catch At Eighteen on Viu now.

#4 I Wanna Hear Your Song

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 Starring: Kim Se Jeong (Gugudan), Yeon Woo Jin, Song Jae Rim, Park Ji Yeon

What’s it about: Despite having witnessed a murder, Hong Yi Young (Kim Se Jeong) has no recollection of what happened that fateful day. Even without the knowledge to haunt her, she still suffers from insomnia. Lucky for her, she meets a pianist in an orchestra who is able to help her fall asleep every night, although he is bad at singing. With the aid of her new friend, she tries to recover her memories which could possibly lead her to the truth behind the murder.

I Wanna Hear Your Song is slated to air 30 July 2019.

#5 Welcome 2 Life

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Starring: Rain, Lim Ji Yeon

What’s it about: How would you react if you had to live a different version of your life? That’s something that powerful lawyer Lee Jae Sang (Rain) has to deal with after a mysterious car accident sends him into a parallel world. Here, he struggles to cope with the alternate version of his life where he finds himself employed as a civil prosecutor and married to a woman he had broken up with 10 years ago.

Welcome 2 Life is slated to air 5 August 2019.

#6 Be Melodramatic

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Starring: Chun Woo Hee, Jeon Yeo Bin, Han Ji Eun

What’s it about: Helmed by the director of the popular 2014 coming-of-age film Twenty, Be Melodramatic follows three women in their 30s who are best friends and are living together. What ensues is a closer look at their lives as well as the issues and romances that they experience along the way.

Be Melodramatic is slated to air 9 August 2019.

#7 Catch The Ghost

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Starring: Moon Geun Young, Kim Sun Ho

What’s it about: Making her small screen comeback in four years, Moon Geun Young is set to play the female lead in Catch The Ghost as a rookie detective on the subway police team. Due to her overflowing sense of justice and exceptional spatial perception, she tends to get herself into trouble when she reacts rashly. This spells bad news for her male partner (played by Welcome to Waikiki 2 lead, Kim Sun Ho) who ends up cleaning up her mess.

Catch The Ghost is slated to air 26 August 2019.

#8 Strangers From Hell

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Starring: Im Si Wan, Lee Dong Wook

What’s it about: Based off the popular thriller webtoon of the same name, Strangers From Hell details the bizarre incidents that a guy encounters once he moves into a cheap apartment complex in Seoul. A bit of a first for the two leads, this drama will mark Im Si Wan’s first acting role after his military discharge and Lee Dong Wook’s first drama thriller for OCN.

Strangers From Hell is slated to air 31 August 2019.

#9 The Joseon Romantic-Comedy Tale of Nok-Du

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Starring: Kim So Hyun, Jang Dong Yoon

What’s it about: Adapted from yet another popular webtoon named Mung Bean Chronicles comes the misadventures of Jeon Nok-Du (Jang Dong Yoon), a noble man who disguises himself as a woman in an attempt to escape an arranged marriage. He goes to a widow village where he meets a spirited Dong Dong Ju (Kim So Hyun), an unwilling gisaeng apprentice who learns of his true identity and seeks his assistance to escape her fate in exchange for his secret.

The Joseon Romantic-Comedy Tale of Nok-Du is slated to air 30 September 2019.

#10 Melting Me Softly 

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Starring: Ji Chang Wook, Won Jin Ah, Yoon Se Ah

What’s it about: Making his return to screen since his long-awaited military discharge, Ji Chang Wook takes centre stage in this romantic-comedy about a man and a woman who voluntarily participates in a project to get frozen for 24 hours, but by some mysterious intervention, wake up 20 years later instead.

Melting Me Softly is slated to air 19 October 2019.

Which K-drama are you excited to watch? Tell us in the comments below!

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