How many of you are confused with this coming season of drama premieres, as seriously there is a drama profusion in the next month of April. Wherever I see, I find stills or teasers or posters of forthcoming shows, and it’s so difficult to remember which one is gonna premiere when. But of course, there is a variety (well, sort of) for the viewers, but in a narrow way: there are sageuks (so many!!), rom-coms and thrillers. So I decided to make a list of upcoming shows so that it becomes easier to remember them. I excluded some of the shows like weekend ones and will make another enumeration for them in part 2.
When a Man Loves
Air Date: April 3
Stars: Song Seung Hoon. Shin Se Kyung, Yun Woo Jin, Chae Jung Ahn
About: A married gangster who falls in love with a younger girl and has to bear consequences of this passionate relationship.
My Thoughts: Not interested at all. But this might turn into a pleasant surprise!!
Gu Family Book
Air Date: April 8
Stars: Lee Seung Gi, Suzy, Lee Yeon Hee, Yoo Yun Suk, Sung Joon
About: A historical-fantasy drama about a man who is half-gumiho, half-human and wants to become human, using a century old book that has the secret of transformation.
My Thoughts: totally excited about this one. I like the cast and mystery, magic, adventure premise and of course Lee Seung Gi ♥
God of the Workplace
Air Date: April 1
Stars: Kim Hye Soo, Oh Ji Ho, Jung Yoo Mi, Lee Hee Joon
About: A rom-com about a working woman who is so competent and talented that even the higher level officials are scared of her.
My Thoughts: Another drama that I’m most excited about. I love workplace setups.
Mandate of Heaven
Air Date: April 24
Stars: Song Ji Hyo, Lee Dong Wook
About: A thriller sageuk about a royal physician who gets framed for plotting assassination of king and thus has to run for his life and to prove himself innocent.
My Thoughts: I really like the movies/dramas with this story line of ‘a fugitive, unjustly framed and trying to find the real culprit’ and I hope this drama will turn out to be a thrilling ride.
All About My Romance
Air Date: April 4
Stars: Shin Ha Kyun, Lee Min Jung, Park Hee Soon, Han Chae Ah
About: An opposite attracts romantic comedy set up in the political world.
My Thoughts: I’m slightly, if not completely waiting for this one. I like the premise and will surely give this a try.
Jang Ok Jung
Air Date: April 8
Stars: Kim Tae Hee, Yoo Ah In, Hong Soo Hyun, Jae Hee
About: A reimagining of the famous historical tale about the concubine Jang Hee Bin, who was known for her villainous role in history. Here, she will be portrayed as a fashion designer and cosmetic maker, and that she had a sincere love for King Sukjong.
My Thoughts: I love Jae Hee and Yoo Ah In. So, my interest is more because of the heroes rather than the premise (which looks a bit boring). But I also want to see how the drama will explore the story of infamous femme fatale in a new positive light.