This August will bring some of the most anticipated Korean dramas of 2023, let us take a look at what’s coming next month!
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1. My Dearest
Plot: The MBC drama “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.
Writer Hwang Jin Young, who wrote the historical drama such as “The King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang,” and “The Rebel,” and director Kim Sung Yong, who proved his powerful directing skills through “The Veil,” will be working together.
The drama will be notably split into two parts.
Air date: August 4
2. The First Responders 2
Plot: The drama showcases the work of the police alongside firefighters. It is a continuation of the 1st season.
Air date: August 4
Plot: “Moving” is an action-hero thriller based on a webtoon by Kang Pool. It will be a large-scale drama about three young adults discovering their superpowers and their parents who try to protect them from people who would use them for their superpowers.
Previously, Disney+ confirmed the series will be released on August 9. According to Disney+, the first 7 episodes will be released on August 9 followed by two episodes weekly each Wednesday.
Air date: August 9
4. The Killing Vote
Plot: “The Killing Vote” depicts the story of conducting a national death penalty vote targeting heinous criminals and tracing the process of executing the death penalty.
Air date: August 10
5. Cruel Intern
Cast: Ra Mi Ran, Uhm Ji Won, Lee Jong Hyuk and more
Plot: “Cruel Intern ” tells the story of Go Haera (played by Ra Mi Ran), who makes a comeback as an intern after a 7-year hiatus, receiving a secret and cruel offer from her successful colleague, Choi Ji-won (played by Uhm Ji Won). This leads her to experience an internal conflict, igniting her life with the accumulated experience of a seasoned professional.
Air date: August 11
6. Behind Your Touch
Plot: “Behind Your Touch” tells the story of Ye Boon [Han Ji Min], who always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian in the small town of Mujin in Chungjeong-do, finds herself stuck doing menial tasks to make ends meet, such as delivering calves and vaccinating fish. However, her life takes a drastic turn when she is suddenly imbued with psychic abilities during a visit to a cow farm. She then meets Jang Yeol [Lee Min Ki], a passionate detective who initially mistakes her for a criminal and attempts to apprehend her.
“Behind Your Touch” has already completed all the filming and is scheduled to meet viewers worldwide not only through JTBC but also through Netflix.
Air date: August 12
7. Mask Girl
Plot: “Mask Girl” tells the story of an ordinary office worker who becomes a masked girl at night.
Kim Mo Mi [Nana/ Go Hyun Jung] is a plain office worker who lacks confidence in her appearance and gets involved in various mishaps while working as a masked internet broadcaster. Joo Oh Nam [Ahn Jae Hong] is a colleague of Kim Mo Mi’s and secretly admires her. He also suffers from low self-esteem and finds solace in watching internet broadcasts. He becomes caught up in an unexpected situation with Kim Mo Mi.
Air date: August 18
8. My Lovely Boxer
Cast: Lee Sang Yeob, Kim So Hye, Kim Jin Woo, Park Ji Hwan, Kim Hyung Mook and more
Plot: “My Lovely Boxer” is based on the novel “My Lovely Boxer” by author Choo Jong-nam, which won the 2nd Kyobo Bookstore Story Contest. The drama tells the story of genius boxer Lee Gwon-suk, who disappeared, and cold-blooded agent Kim Tae-young, as they fight to escape a life of match-fixing.
Air date: August 21
9. Destined with You
Plot: The drama tells the story of Lee Hong-jo (played by Jo Bo Ah), a civil servant from the Nokji Institute who obtains a sealed book that had been sealed for over 300 years, and Jang Shin-yoo (played by Rowoon), a lawyer who becomes the sacrificial lamb for the book. Their inevitable romance begins with their desperate wishes entangled in an unbreakable fate, providing a sweet and delightful romance with a unique excitement.
Air date: August 23
Which one of these August 2023 kdramas are you looking forward to see?