October is here and this month will see a lot of new highly anticipated kdramas premiering at last.
Let us go through the list of October 2023 Kdramas coming soon!
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Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Kim Dong Hwi, Yoo Su Bin and more
Plot: “The Deal” is a crime thriller drama about the kidnapping of two young men in their 20s who accidentally kidnap their classmates, and is based on a webtoon of the same name. Yoo Seung Ho takes on the role of Lee Joon Seong, who received attention as a promising football player in high school, but wanders with his dreams shattered and gets caught up in a kidnapping of his alumni as soon as he decides to live a new life.
Air date: October 6
Strong Girl Nam-Soon
Plot: “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” was a rom-com that was led by Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik, Ji Soo, and more. It told the story of a woman who is gifted with superhuman strength. The sequel will focus on her distant cousin Kang Nam Soon, who has immense strength.
“Strong Woman Namsoon” will focus on the reality of new drug crimes that happen in Gangnam.
Air date: October 7
A Good Day to Be a Dog
Plot: “A Good Day to Be a Dog” is a fantasy romance that tells the story of a woman who turns into a dog when she kisses someone due to a curse, and a man who is the only one who can break the curse but is afraid of dogs.
The drama is based on a popular webtoon that maintained a rating of 9.9 points throughout its two-year serialization and never missed the top spot on Naver’s Sunday webtoon rankings.
Air date: October 11
My Dearest 2
Plot: “My Dearest” Part 2 will carry on from the events of when the first part concluded. “My Dearest” is about the love story of a couple during the changes around the second Manchu invasion of Korea in the Joseon dynasty and the story of the civilians who kept hope in the hardship of poverty.
Air date: October 13
Plot: “Evilive” is a crime noir drama that tells the story of a struggling lawyer who encounters an absolute villain and transforms into an elite villain.
Air date: October 14
Network: Genie TV and ENA
Plot: “Doona!” is a romance drama that tells the story of an ordinary college student, Won Joon, who meets Du Na, who retired after leaving behind the glamorous K-pop idol days. It is based on the Naver webtoon, “The Girl Downstairs”, written by Min Song-ah. The webtoon had gained popularity for the delicate emotional portrayal of a character who creates a campus romance with an idol-turned-housemate.
Air date: October 20
Plot: “Hi Cookie” is a high-teen fantasy crime drama about a handmade cookie that makes people’s dreams come true with just one bite of it, swallowing the best elite high school.
Air date: October 23
Moon In The Day
Cast: Pyo Ye Jin, Kim Young Dae, On Joo Wan and Jung Woong In
Plot: Han Joon-O, played by Kim Young Dae, is a highly acclaimed celebrity in Korea. Despite his outwardly perfect appearance, he struggles with feelings of inadequacy. He is affiliated with Beginning Entertainment, a company managed by his older brother Han Min-O, portrayed by On Joo Wan. One fateful day, Han Joon-O participates in a public advertisement alongside firefighter Kang Young-Hwa, played by Pyo Ye Jin. While filming, they are involved in a car accident, and Kang Young-Hwa saves Han Joon-O’s life. Consequently, Kang Young-Hwa becomes Han Joon-O’s personal bodyguard. However, following the accident, Han Joon-O awakens to find himself possessed by the vengeful spirit of Do Ha, also portrayed by Kim Young Dae. Do Ha was a nobleman from the Silla era who was tragically killed by his beloved wife, Han Ri-Ta, played by Pyo Ye Jin.
Air date: October 25
Plot: “Castaway Diva” is a humanistic emotional drama that depicts the journey of Seo Mok-ha, an aspiring singer who was rescued from a desert island after 15 years.
Park Eun Bin will take on the role of Seo Mok-ha. She is a character who survived alone on the deserted island for 15 long years. Despite the hardships of the world, she gains a more precious understanding and steps out into the world.
Air date: October 28
Perfect Marriage Revenge
Cast: Sung Hoon, Jung Yoo Min, Kang Shin Hyo, Jin Ji Hee and Lee Min Young
Plot: It tells the story of Han Yi-Joo [Jung Yoo Min], a talented painter, was adopted by Han Jin-Woong and Lee Jung-Hye. Despite being part of a wealthy family, she was never loved by her parents or her younger sister, Han Yoo-Ra [Jin Ji Hee]. She always felt isolated within her own family. Han Yi-Joo is now married to Jung Se-Hyeok, but she discovers that her husband has feelings for her sister instead of her. Tragically, Han Yi-Joo gets into a car accident and dies.
However, when Han Yi-Joo wakes up, she finds herself back in time when she was engaged to Jung Se-Hyeok. Determined to change her destiny and seek revenge on her family, she breaks off her engagement with Jung Se-Hyeok. Instead, she approaches Seo Do-Kook, the man her sister Han Yoo-Ra desires to marry. Seo Do-Kook [Sung Hoon] is the grandson of the founder of Taeja Group and is known for his intelligence and handsome appearance. Han Yi-Joo proposes a contract marriage to Seo Do-Kook, which he agrees to. However, he secretly desires for their contract marriage to turn into a real marriage.
Air date: October 28
Plot: “The Matchmakers” is a comical melodrama that unfolds the “wedding operation” of a young woman and a bachelor. The bachelor meets the widowed head wife of the Qing dynasty, she mediates marriages between representative women and bachelors in Joseon. It is expected to present a “Joseon version of Love Actually” where the top daughter-in-law of Hanyang, Shim Jeong-woo, and the widowed head wife, Jung Soon-deok, gather their strength to marry Joseon’s representative women and bachelors.
Rowoon will play the role of Shim Jeong-woo, the “Hanyang’s top son-in-law.” Shim Jeong-woo has a brilliant mind as he achieved the youngest Jangwon-level examination, but due to the princess who left the world during the wedding, he is a character with a strong old-fashioned principle who is blocked from pursuing his career and marriage.
Choi Yi Hyun will take on the role of Jung Soon-deok, the “widowed head wife” and “double life matchmaker.” Jung Soon-deok is officially the second daughter-in-law of Jwauijeong’s house, but unofficially, she is a character who leads a double life as Hanyang’s top matchmaker.
Air date: October 30
Network: KBS 2TV
Which one of these upcoming October 2023 Kdramas will you be watching?