May Will Have An Epic Kdrama Lineup, Check Out All The Kdramas Releasing This May 2024

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Get ready for an unparalleled extravaganza of Kdramas this May 2024! As fans eagerly anticipates another month filled with captivating storytelling and addictive plotlines, the Korean drama industry does not disappoint.

This month’s lineup of Kdramas set to grace our screens promises to be nothing short of epic. So, let us go through kdramas set to be released this month!

Frankly Speaking

Cast: Go Kyung Pyo, Kang Han Na, Joo Jong Hyuk and more

Plot: “Frankly Speaking” tells the whimsical and bold life story of announcer Song Ki Baek, who becomes uncontrollably reckless, meeting passionate entertainment writer On Woo Joo.

Go Kyung Pyo plays the role of ultra FM announcer Song Ki Baek, while Kang Han Na plays the role of On Woo Joo, a 12-year veteran entertainment writer whose ratings feed her. After a shock accident leaves Ki Baek unable to tell lies anymore, he becomes the “entertainment new continent” as predicted by Woo Joo. As Ki Baek falls into her entertainment radar, the two embark on a reversal of their lives.

Network: JTBC

Premiere Date: May 1, 2024

The Atypical Family

Cast: Jang Ki Yong, Chun Woo Hee, Go Doo Shim, Claudia Kim, Oh Man Seok, and Park So Yi.

Plot: “The Atypical Family” is a fantasy romance about a returning male lead (played by Jang Ki Yong) with unique abilities finally saving the woman of his destiny, Do Dahe (played by Chun Woo Hee), who no one else could save.

Network: JTBC

Premiere Date: May 4, 2024

The Midnight Romance in Hagwon

Cast: Jung Ryeo Won and Wi Ha Joon

Plot: The drama tells the sweet and exciting midnight romance between star lecturer Seo Hye Jin (played by Jung Ryeo Won) and the cheeky new student Lee Joon Ho (played by Wi Ha Joon). The romance that comes when night falls in Daechi-dong, along with the diverse and dense stories of the academy instructors that were previously unknown, unfold in an interesting manner.

Network: tvN

Premiere Date: May 11, 2024


Cast: Lee Min Ki, Kwak Sun Young, Heo Sung Tae and more.

Plot: “Crash” delves into the chaotic pursuit of crimes on the road by an unnoticed traffic crime investigation team. It distinguishes itself as the first Korean drama to focus more on traffic crimes which produces more victims than murders, drawing attention to the genre.

Network: ENA

Premiere Date: May 13, 2024

Dare to Love Me

Cast: Kim Myung Soo, Lee Yoo Young, Bae Jong Ok and Park Eun Seok

Plot: “Dare to Love Me” is a romance drama based on the webtoon of the same name, featuring a 21st-century MZ scholar named Shin Yoon-bok, who meets and gradually builds a polite romance with a tired woman named Kim Hong-do.

Network: KBS

Premiere Date: May 13, 2024

Uncle Sam-Sik

Cast: Song Kang Ho, Byun Yo Han, Lee Kyu Hyung, Jin Ki Joo, Seo Hyun Woo

Plot: “Uncle Samsik” tells the story of elite young man Kim San (played by Byun Yo Han) who dreams of creating a country where everyone eats well and lives well, and uncle Samsik (played by Song Kang Ho) who insists on eating three meals a day even during war, coming together to pursue their dreams in a chaotic era.

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: May 15, 2024

The 8 Show

Cast: Ryu Jun Yeol, Chun Woo Hee, Park Jung Min, Lee Yo-luem, Park Hae Joon, Lee Joo Young, Moon Jung Hee, and Bae Sung Qoo.

Plot: “The 8 Show” is a Netflix series that portrays a sweet but dangerous show where 8 individuals are trapped in a mysterious space divided into 8 floors, participating in a show where “time accumulates money”.

Network: Netflix

Premiere Date: May 17, 2024

Bitter Sweet Hell

Cast: Kim Hee Sun, Lee Hye Young, Kim Nam Hee, Kwon Hae Hyo, and Jae Chan.

Plot: “Bitter Sweet Hell” is a human black comedy. No Young Won, a family counseling expert, is being threatened by someone. It is a story of collaboration with Hong Sa Kang, a mother-in-law and a mystery novel writer. Kim Hee Sun takes on the role of No Young Won, the top counselor and celebrity in South Korea. Lee Hye Young plays the role of Hong Sa Kang. In addition, Kim Nam Hee plays No Young Won’s husband, Choi Jae Jin. Kwon Hae Hyo portrays the former prosecutor general and father-in-law, Choi Go Myeon, and Jae Chan appears as No Young Won’s son, Choi Do Hyun.

Network: MBC

Premiere Date: May 24, 2024


Cast: Ji Sung, Jeon Mi Do, Kwon Yul, Kim Kyung Nam and more

Plot: “Connection” is a suspense drama that traces the twisted history of a drug detective team ace who was forcibly addicted to drugs by someone, as he begins to discover the connection through the clue of his friend’s death, spanning 20 years.

The drama has been garnering attention with its unconventional subject matter of a drug-addicted narcotics detective.  

Network: SBS

Premiere Date: May 24, 2024

Dreaming Of CindeFxxxingRella

Cast: Lee Jun Young, Pyo Ye Jin, Kim Hyun Jin, and Song Ji Woo

Plot: “Dreaming Of Cindefxxxingrella” a romantic comedy series about a woman who decides to become Cinderella despite not believing in love and meets a billionaire prince on a white horse.

The drama has been garnering attention with its unconventional subject matter of a drug-addicted narcotics detective.  

Network: TVING

Premiere Date: undecided yet

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