May is finally here and a list of new kdramas are set to grace our screen.
Today, we’re taking a look at the list of upcoming kdramas airing this May.
Cast: Lee Joon, Kang Han Na, and Jang Hyuk
Plot: “Bloody Heart” is a fictional historical drama about Lee Tae, who becomes the king of Joseon and dreams of absolute monarchy.
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, he becomes the next king. He’s ruthless and thinks any action can be justified as long as he achieves his goal of wanting to rule as an absolute monarch, however, First Vice-Premier Park Gye-Won opposes that idea, he’s more powerful that the king. On the other hand, Yoo Jung (Played by Kang Ha Na) comes from a noble family, Lee Tae thinks of her as his wife, due to this, her family also gets involved in the power struggle in the royal court.
Air date: May 2
There is No Goo Pil-Soo
Cast: Kwak Do Won, Yoon Doojoon, And More
Plot: It tells the story of two men: 40-something Goo Pil-Soo (Kwak Do Won) and 20-something Jung Seok (Yoon Doo Joon). It will mark the first acting rule for Yoon Doo Joon following his military discharge.
Network: Olleh TV, Seezn, Sky TV
Air date: May 4
A series of short-form kdramas that are two episodes long.
- What Are You Doing in the Office, Share?– airing on May 2nd
- XX+XY– airing on May 9th
The Sound of Magic
Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Hwang In Yeop and Choi Sung Eun
Plot: “The Sound of Magic” tells the story of a girl named Yun Ai who becomes an adult too quickly and the mysterious magician Lee Eul who wishes to be a child forever. The drama is said to involve musical elements. The series will be produced by JTBC Studio and Zium Content.
Ji Chang Wook is taking on the role of Lee Eul, a strange magician who lives in an abandoned theme park. Choi Sung Eun is taking on the role of Yun Ai who lives a terrible life until she meets the magician and goes through a magical experience. Her classmate Na Il Deung will be played by Hwang In Yeop, the student used to focus on his studies but begins to bond with Lee Eul and Yun Ai as he learns the fun of magic.
Air date: May 6
Woori The Virgin
Cast: Im Soo Hyang, Sung Hoon, Shin Dong Wook, And More
Plot: “Woori The Virgin” is rom-com drama that is a remake of the popular American tv-series “Jane The Virgin.” It tells the story of Oh Woo Ri (Im Soo Hyang) who is keeping her virginity till marriage but has an unexpected accident when she goes to the OB-GYN and gets pregnant through artificial insemination, the father turns out to be Raphael (Sung Hoon), the CEO of a cosmetic company who is a secret romantic hoping one day to meet someone who he will fall in love with and live happily with them.
Air date: May 9
Cast: Lim Ji Yeon And Yoon Kyun Sang
Plot: “Rose Mansion” is set in an apartment scheduled for reconstruction. It follows the story of Ji Na (Lim Ji Yeon) as she searches for the truth behind her sister’s disappearance. She’s joined by detective Min Soo (Yoon Kyun Sang). Both investigate suspicious neighbors hiding their greed behind their ordinary looks, they discover unexpected truths in the process.
Air date: May 13
Welcome to Wedding Hell
Cast: Lee Jin Wook and Lee Yeon Hee
Plot: “Welcome to Wedding Hell” tells the story of a couple. Seo Joon-Hyung (Lee Jin Wook) works for a large company, he’s a 30-year-old man whose life goes smoothly for the most part, he’s happy and financially secure. His girlfriend is Kim Na-Eun (Lee Yeon Hee), a woman in her 30s as well, she’s affectionate, bright and smart, she also works for a large company.
Seo Joon-Hyung and Kim Na-Eun prepare for their wedding begin wedding preparations and face many issues as they go.
Air date: May 23
Kiss Six Sense
Cast: Yoon Kye Sang, Seo Ji Hye, and Kim Ji Suk
Plot: The drama is based on a popular webnovel and tells the story of a woman who has superpowers that grant her the ability to see the future when kissed. It tells the story of Ye-Sool (Seo Ji Hye) who has the special ability. However, she doesn’t know whether what she sees will happen in a month, year or several in the near future. She works at an advertising company and enjoys her work but can’t stand her boss Min-Hu (Yoon Kye Sang). One day, by accident, her lips touch Min-Hu’s neck and she sees them naked in bed together.
Air date: May 25
Cast: Seo Ye Ji, Park Byung Eun, Yoo Sun, Lee Sang Yeob, Yoo Sun and more
Plot: “Eve” is a melodrama that centers around the story of a chaebol’s 2-trillion-won (approximately $1.7 billion) divorce lawsuit that shocks the entire nation.
Seo Ye Ji is taking on the role of Lee Ra El, who was born between a genius father and a beautiful mother. After going through an unfortunate family affair, she becomes a woman with a fatal charm. She is the woman at the center of the divorce lawsuit. Park Byung Eun will star as the CEO of the No. 1 corporate group in the financial world Kang Yoon Kyum. He is a faithful man to his family and worked without a single scandal, but he fell in love with Lee Ra El after meeting her.
Lee Sang Yeob is taking on the role of Seo Eun Pyung, a human rights lawyer who gives up everything for love once he meets Lee Ra El. Yoo Sun plays Han So Ra, the only daughter of powerful politician Han Pan Ro who married into the LJ Group chaebol family. She’s beautiful and appears confident but is afraid of aging.
Air date: May 25
Cast: So Ji Sub, Im Soo Hyang, Shin Sung Rok, Lee Kyung Young, Lee Joo Bin, Choi Jae Woong, Kim Ho Jong, and more.
Plot: The drama tells the story of a genius medical surgeon named Han Yi Han who loses everything after an unknown manipulation to his surgery. He returns as a medical lawyer. It also tells the story of a prosecutor from the medical crimes department who loses their family and lover through that surgery.
So Ji Sub is taking on the leading role of Han Yi Han in the drama. He’s a medical malpractice lawyer who used to be a genius double-board certified doctor. Prior to that incident, he was a popular surgeon of Bansuk University Hospital. After becoming a lawyer, he chases down the truth of the mysterious incident that ruined his career as a doctor. This will notably mark So Ji Sub’s first drama since 2018.
Shin Sung Rok will take the role of Jayden Lee, the head of the Asian branch of Honors Hand, a company specializing in lobby and investment. He can control everything with his words and actions, he does whatever it takes to achieve success. He is a hidden character that is out of reach and is expected to be a key character in the drama.
Im Soo Hyang is taking on the role of prosecutor Geum Seok Young of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office’s Medical Crimes Department. She’s a firm believer that criminals are not rehabilitated through forgiveness and leniency but through harsh punishment. As for those who are innocent, she’s more than willing to declare their innocence than even their own lawyers.
Air date: May 27
Juvenile Delinquency 2
Cast: Won Ji An, Yoon Chan Young, Yoon Hyun Soo, Han Se Jin, and Yang Seo Hyun
Plot: The drama follows up on the first part that aired in March of this year. “Juvenile Delinquency” tells the story of 18-year-old Kyung Da-Jung (Won Ji-An), she has been used a drug mule by her own parents. One day, she attempts to make a delivery but something goes wrong. Thus, she runs and hides in the countryside. There, she meets teenagers Gong Yoon-Tak (Yoon Chan-Young), Gong Yoon-Jae (Yoon Hyun-Soo), Kim Kook-Hee (Han Se-Jin) and Hong Ae-Ran (Yang Seo-Hyun). Kyung Da-Jung also finds a hemp field.
Air date: May 31st
Network: Olleh TV, Seezn
Which one of these dramas are you most excited to see?