A New year has come and this means a slew of new projects are set to be released, today, we’re taking a look at the most anticipated Kdramas airing this January 2024.
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Marry My Husband
Plot: “Marry My Husband” is a drama that tells the story of a woman who witnesses her best friend and husband’s affair and is murdered, only to go back in time 10 years and experience her life for the second time in order to change the fate of those involved. Based on the popular web novel of the same name, the drama is adapted by writer Shin Yoo-dam, who previously captured both fun and meaningful messages with the drama ‘Day and Night’.
Air date: January 1, 2024
Network: tvN and Tving
Love Song for Illusion
Cast: Park Ji Hoon, Hong Ye Ji, Hwang Hee
Plot: Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, ‘Fantasy Lovers’ is a fantasy historical romance drama that tells the story of a man with two contrasting personalities and the woman who loves him, overcoming innocent love and relentless obsession. The drama will unfold the eventful and heartwarming story of a concubine who finds herself at a crossroad after encountering a prince with two personalities.
Air date: January 2, 2024
Gyeongseong Creature Part 2
Cast: Park Seo Joon, Han So Hee, Kim Hae Sook, Jo Han Chul, and Wi Ha Joon.
Plot: “Gyeongseong Creature” tells the story of two youths who were born to face the monsters born out of greed in the darkest spring of 1945, when survival was everything. Season 1 will be released in two parts, decorating the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024.
Air date: January 5, 2024
Death’s Game Part 2
Plot: “Death’s Game” is based on a popular Naver webtoon and tells the story of Choi Yi-Jae [ Seo In Guk], grew up in a disadvantaged family, yet he possessed a cheerful and compassionate nature. Despite struggling for 7 years to secure a respectable job, he becomes overwhelmed with hopelessness and decides to take his own life. He believes that everything will come to an end with his suicide, but upon his death, he encounters Death [ Park So Dam], who awaits him at the entrance to Hell. As punishment, he is destined to undergo death 12 more times, each time in a different body. In order to evade Hell, he must survive these encounters.
Air date: January 5, 2024
Plot: ‘Knight Flower’ is a comic action historical drama where Jo Yeohwa, a widow of fifteen years during the day, goes beyond the limits at night, and the perfect man, Park Soo-Ho, who both the inner palace and the city gate desire, protects the limits and crosses the line.
Air date: January 12, 2024
A Shop for Killers
Cast: Lee Dong Wook, Kim Hye Jun, Seo Hyun Woo, Jo Han Sun, Park Ji Bin
Plot: The drama tells the story of a niece who grows up in the hands of her uncle after losing her parents and discovers the identity of a suspicious shopping mall after her uncle’s sudden death. The story unfolds as customers become aware of the incidents that happened.
Air date: January 17, 2024
Cast: Esom and Ahn Jae Hong
Plot: The upcoming TVing original series “LTNS” will be released on January 19, 2024 (Friday). The drama follows the story of a couple, Woo-jin (played by Esom) and Samuel (played by Ahn Jae Hong), who are fed up with their difficult lives and decide to chase after cheating couples in order to make money. It promises to be an unpredictable and thrilling drama about infidelity tracking.
Air date: January 19, 2024
Cast: Kim Hyun Joo, Park Sung Hoon, Park Hee Soon, Park Byung Eun, and Ryu Kyung Soo
Plot: The drama depicts an incident that takes place as the secrets of a family are revealed. After the sudden death of Yoon Seo Ha’s uncle, she inherits the family’s gravesite and ominous things begin to happen.
Air date: January 19, 2024
Captivating the King
Plot: ‘Captivating The King’ is a drama that depicts the cruel love story of Saejak Kang Hee Soo, who approaches King Yi In for revenge but eventually falls for him, amidst political crises such as power struggles. It has been gaining attention even before its broadcast due to the collaboration of writer Kim Sun Deok, who wrote the tvN drama ‘The Crowned Clown’, and director Jo Nam Guk, who created the ‘Bad Detective’ series.
Air date: January 21, 2024
Flex x Cop
Plot: ‘Flex x Cop’ depicts a powerful team of a third-generation chaebol who becomes a strong detective, showcasing a “money for money, power for power” FLEX investigation.
Air date: January 26, 2024
Cast: Park Shin Hye, Park Hyung Sik, Yoon Park, Gong Sung Ha, Jang Hye Jin, Hyun Bong Sik, Yoon Sang Hyun,and others.
Plot: “Doctor Slump” is a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a couple, Yeo Jung Woo (played by Park Hyung Sik) and Nam Ha-neul (played by Park Shin Hye), whose lives take a downturn and then go through a romantic revival.
Air date: January 27, 2024
Queen of Divorce
Cast: Lee Ji Ah And Kang Ki Yong
Plot: a drama that portrays the fearless justice implementation revenge solution of the best divorce resolver in Korea, Sara Kim (played by Lee Ji Ah), who can divorce anyone without them even knowing, and her clever lawyer colleague Dong Ki-joon (played by Kang Ki Young).
Air date: January 31, 2024
Which one of these January 2024 Kdramas are you looking forward to the most?