Top 17 Korean Drama Series Released in 2018 – Including “Are You Human Too?,” “That Man Oh Soo,” and “Four Men”

2018 Korean Dramas! Best New Upcoming Romantic TV Series

What’s new in 2018? When the 2017 begins to pass, as a South Korean drama lovers you definitely can not miss any information. But don’t be afraid, still like last year, with a dramatic and interesting story, Korea re-present TV series with diverse themes. Although we have not got detailed, just for general information, here are some of the Korean TV drama series rumored to be released in 2018. Hopefully useful and wait for further news.

31.01.2018-KR| Are You Human Too?

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Are You Human Too

Are You Human Too? (2018) is a South Korean television Mystery Politics Romance Science fiction series that tells about Nam Shin (Seo Kang-joon), a son from a family who runs a large company. After an unexpected accident, he falls into a coma. His mother Oh Ro-Ra (Kim Sung-ryung) is an authority on brain science and artificial intelligence. She creates an android named Nam Shin III which looks like just like her son Nam Shin. The android pretends to be Nam Shin and he has a bodyguard So-Bong (Gong Seung-yeon).

Are You Human Too? (2018) is produced by KBS Media, and distributed by Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). Directed by Cha Young-hoon, with Lee Jae-gil as an executive producer. Meanwhile, Jo Jung-joo was applies as a story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Seo Kang-Joon, Kong Seung-Yeon, Lee Joon-Hyuk, Park Hwan-Hee, and Kim Sung-Ryoung. The film premiered in South Korea on January 31, 2018 every Monday and Tuesday.

*.01.2018-KR| Grand Prince

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Grand Prince

Grand Prince (2018) is a South Korean television drama historical political romance series that focus on a woman who gets caught up in a bloody romance with two princes. This drama tells the story of a man who would kill even his younger brother to have the object of his love, the woman who wants to keep the world at a distance, and the intense desires and pure feelings that they experience. Bromance between the royal brothers intertwines with both love and hate. There is afierce rivalry among the women of the royalty in claiming the ultimate position of queen.

The young woman, named Sung Ja-hyun, is beloved by all and is the daughter of a prestigious government official. She’s so famous for her beauty that she has prospective suitors lined up from all over the country vying for her hand. She’s inherited her scholarly father’s personality; she possesses a strong sense of compassion and righteousness, and tackles things with passion.

Grand Prince (2018) is distributed by TV Chosun, Directed by Jeong-min-III, with Jo Hyun Kyung as story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Jin Se Yeon as Sung Ja Hyun. The film premiered in South Korea on January 2018.

29.01.2018-KR| Cross (Keuroseu)

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Keuroseu

Cross (2018) is a South Korean television healing medical revenge drama series centers around a man who learns medicine to save lives — and also how to kill. Kang In-kyu (Go Kyung-pyo) does it to take revenge on those who are responsible for his father’s death – who was brutally murdered a dozen years ago. The film is broadcast on Monday and Tuesday at 21:30 (KST) following “Rude Miss Young-Ae Season 16”.

Kang In-kyu goes to medical school to learn to save lives and ended up at the top of his class all throughout medical school and passed his doctor’s licensing exams with a perfect score, the first in ten years to do so. His learning was enhanced by a side effect of an accident he suffered 13 years prior, where injury to the right brain enabled greater capability of the left brain, in effect causing savant syndrome. In-kyu is now a first-year resident working in the organ transplant department of the hospital.

Meanwhile, Jo Jung-hoon (Jo Jae-hyun) is a world-renowned expert in liver transplants who has published numerous articles in international medical journals and has an impressive 97 percent surgery success rate. He is a strictly principled man who keeps his distance from personal greed.

Cross (2018) is distributed by tvN, Directed by Shin Yong-Whi, with Choi Min-Suk was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Ko Gyung-Pyo and Cho Jae-Hyun. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on January, 2018.

*.01.2018-KR| Longing Heart (Aeganjang)

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Aeganjang

Longing Heart (2018) is a South Korean television fantasy drama romantic comedy series based on the webcomic of the same title by Kim Hee-Ran & Kim Byung-Gwan, released in 2015, about the story of a man who cannot forget his first love from 10 years ago and is given the chance to redo history as he returns to the past. Consists of 8 episodes, the film is broadcast on Monday and Tuesday at 21:00 (KST) time slot, replacing Meloholic.

Kang Shin-Woo is a math teacher with a good looking appearance. He has not forgotten his first love for the past 10 years to Han Ji-Soo (Lee Yeol-Eum), a pretty and smart student who hides an inner pain from childhood. But he find a second chance, by an accident, he travels to the past when he was a high school student. There, he meets his younger self (Seo Ji-Hoon). Kang Shin-Woo struggles to make the younger Kang Shin-Woo’s love come true.

Longing Heart (2018) is produced by SBS Plus, and distributed by OCN, with Kim Yong-jin as executive producer. Meanwhile, Kim Hee-Ran and Kim Byung-Gwan was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lee Jung-Shin, Lee Yeol-Eum, Jo Seung-Hee, Song Ji-Hyun, Min Do-Hee, and Seo Ji-Hoon. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on January, 2018.

*.01.2018-KR| Misty (Miseuti)

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Miseuti

Misty (2018) is a South Korean television drama series about a woman who suspected of murder and her husband, a prosecutor-turned-public defender, decides to defend her. Through the process of fighting the murder charge, the couple grows closer again.

Go Hye-Ran (Kim Nam-Joo) is a popular anchorwoman for a prime time news show. She works hard at her job. But one day, she becomes the suspect in a murder case. Her husband is Kang Tae-Wook (Ji Jin-Hee). He worked as a prosecutor in the past, but he now works as a public defender. Their marriage has also been on the rocks. Kang Tae-Wook decides to defend his wife and they fall in love again.

Misty (2018) is distributed by JTBC, directed by Mo Wan-Il, with Je-In was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Kim Nam-Joo, Ji Jin-Hee, Jeon Hye-Jin, Jin Ki-Joo, and Go Joon. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on January, 2018.

*.01.2018-KR| Return (Riteon)

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Riteon

Return (2018) is a South Korean television investigation mystery suspense thriller series centers around a murder in which privileged children of rich upper-class parents come up as suspects, which then dives into the search for the truth. Choi Jae Hye is a lawyer who grew up dirt-poor and is now the MC of a legal-themed TV show titled Return. Ja Hye gets assigned as the lead on this murder case with Dokgo Young, a detective with a hot temper. The film is broadcast on Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00 (KST), replacing “Nothing to Lose”.

Meanwhile, Oh Tae-Seok (Oh Tae-Seok) is the head of an IT company who has enough wealth to live comfortably for the rest of his life without working, but decides to push himself and creates a new smartphone application and take the Businessman of the year’s award. But he’s also a character that slowly becomes more devilish as he continues to try and cover up his past mistakes.

Return (2018) is distributed by SBS, directed by Joo Dong-Min, with Choi Kyung-Mi was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Ko Hyun-Jung, Lee Jin-Wook, Shin Sung-Rok, Jung Eun-Chae, Park Ki-Woong, and Bong Tae-Gyu. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on January, 2018.

*.03.2018-KR| That Man Oh Soo (Geu Namja Ohsoo)

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Geu Namja Ohsoo

That Man Oh Soo (2018) is a South Korean television fantasy romantic drama comedy series about a cursed man, a cafe owner and PhD in artificial intelligence, and a policewoman who is her family’s breadwinner, both of whom can’t undo the curse. But they fall in love with each other due to a “cupid” possessing magical pollen. The film is broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:00 (KST) time slot, replacing Longing Heart.

Oh Soo (Lee Jong-Hyun) is a man in his 20’s and works as a promising engineer in the IT field, a cafe owner and a barista. He is smart and handsome. He plays cupid for men and women by using a mysterious pollen. Due to the pollen, he falls in love with Seo Yoo-Ri (Kim So-Eun). She is also in her 20’s and works as a police officer. She has a bright personality and supports her family by herself. (asianwiki.com)

That Man Oh Soo (2018) is produced by imTV, and distributed by OCN. Directed by Lee Cheol-Min, with Jung Yoo-Sun was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lee Jong-Hyun, Kim So-Eun, and Kang Tae-Oh. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on March, 2018.

*.05.2018-KR| Mr. Sunshine

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Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine (2018) is a South Korean television Melodrama Romance series that tells about a young boy who travels to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo (U.S. expedition to Korea), and returns to his homeland later as an American soldier. He meets and falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter.

Similar to the tvN drama series Goblin, and KBS2 drama series Descendants of the Sun, which was broadcasted in 2016, the script “Mr. Sunshine” is also written by Kim Eun-Sook, and Lee Eung-Bok will be the director for this series.

Mr. Sunshine (2018) set in about 1900, is a Korean drama that tells about the love story between ordinary soldiers in the resistance movement against the Japanese occupation with a beautiful princess noble.

Mr. Sunshine (2018) is produced by Hwa & Dam Pictures, and distributed by tvN. Directed by Lee Eung-bok, with Yoon Ha-rim as an executive producer. Meanwhile, Kim Eun-sook was applies as a story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lee Byung-Hun, Kim Tae-Ri, Yoo Yeon-Seok, Byun Yo-Han, Kim Sa-Rang, Jo Woo-Jin, and Kim Byung-Chul. The film premiered in South Korea on May 2018 at 21:00 (KST) every Saturday and Sunday.

31.12.2018-KR| Live

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Live

Live (2018) is a South Korean television drama series tells about “grass-roots democracy,” portrayed through the lives of police officers who are considered “the people’s walking stick” or “the judge of the streets.” It’ll be about people and relationships and will be a celebration of police officers as civil servants who keep the peace. The drama will portray the cops as someone’s father, or sibling, or child, with a particular focus on portraying hardworking fathers. (dramabeans.com)

Live (2018) is produced by GT Entertainment, and distributed by tvN. Directed by Kim Kyu-tae, as well as an executive producer. Meanwhile, Noh Hee-kyung was applies as a story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Jung Yu-mi, Lee Kwang-soo, and Bae Sung-woo. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018.

Jung Yu-mi gets an offer to star the series as Han Jung-o, A tough policewoman who fights against male-dominated working culture. And Lee Kwang-soo will act as Yeom Sang-soo, a former outcast who becomes a policeman and shows a strong desire to make it in his workplace.

Noh Hee-kyeong has an interesting track record as a writer in drama series such as “Dear My Friends”, “It’s Okay, That’s Love”, and “That Winter, the Wind Blows”. We have not gotten a special picture for this drama, but obviously it will be interesting to enjoy.

*.*.2018-KR| Four Men

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Four Men

Four Men (2018) is a South Korean television comedy mystery romantic series that tells about a female detective who lost the man she loved and fatefully meets a pair of twins who look exactly like him, Kang IlHoon. The series is a prequel to the drama 2017, Man to Man. Consists of 16 episodes with each episode running for 60 minutes.

Four Men (2018) is produced by Mountain Movement Story; and Victory Contents, and directed by Jang Tae-yoo, with Cho Yoon-jung and Hwang Ji-sun as executive producer. Meanwhile, Kim Je-young was applies as story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Park Hae-Jin, Nana, Kwak Si-Yang, Kyung Soo-Jin, Lee Ki-Woo, and Ren. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018.

Kwak Si-yang as Choi Jin-soo, a Yeo-rin’s senior at the police force. Intelligent, calm and collected, he graduated at the top of his class and is an elite officer at the violent crimes department. His only flaw is his naturally clumsy personality.Kyung Soo-jin as Park Hyun-soo, a reporter who writes about social issues in a unique way. Her actual identity is the hidden daughter of a chaebol family. Jo Hyun-jae as Kang Il-kwon, Jung Il-hoon’s older brother. An overseas-educated chaebol heir with an ambitious drive and determination. He is selfish, and uses his brother’s secret to trample over him and secure his place in the company’s succession line. Ren as Yeo-hoon, Yeo-rin’s brother, and So Hee-jung as Yeo-rin and Yeo-hoon’s mother. Park Hae-jin as Jung Il-hoon, a man with four personas, and Nana as Yeo-rin, a female detective.

*.*.2018-KR| Different Dream

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Different Dream

Different Dream (2018) is a South Korean television Espionage Melodrama series that tells about a surgical doctor named Lee Young-jin who is adopted by a Japanese couple and later hired as a spy by the Provisional Government of Korea in Shanghai. She becomes involved in the events leading up to the Pacfic War. The series set in the Japanese colonial period of Korea (1910-1945).

Different Dream (2018) is directed by Yoon Sang-ho, with Go Dae-hwa as executive producer. Meanwhile, Jo Gyu-won was applies as story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lee Young-ae as Lee Young-jin. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018.

*.*.2018-KR| Kingdom

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Kingdom

Kingdom (2018) is a South Korean television Fantasy Historical Thriller series that tells the story of a crown prince who is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that’s spreading across his country, set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period. The truth threatens the kingdom, when he discovers that it is an atrocious epidemic in the form of zombies. The series is based on webcomic “Burning Hell Shinui Nara” by Kim Eun-Hee, and also will be Netflix’s second original series in Korea.

Kingdom (2018) is produced by AStory Co., Ltd., and distributed by Netflix. Directed by Kim Seong-hun, with Sangbaek Lee as executive producer. Meanwhile, Kim Eun-hee was applies as story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Bae Doo-Na, Kim Sang-Ho, Heo Jun-Ho, dan Jun Suk-Ho. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018 and consists of 6 episodes.

*.*.2018-KR| Prometheus: War of Fire

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Prometheus: War of Fire

Prometheus: War of Fire (2018) is a South Korean television Action Espionage Thriller series that tells about North Korea’s top scientists privy to information regarding the country’s nuclear and long-range missile arsenal disappear in an unspecified foreign country. When their disappearance becomes known, multiple countries deploy their agents to locate and acquire the scientists for their own purposes. South Korea sends a team consisting of an elite government agent and a North Korean defector to get to these scientists first. As they race against agents from foreign governments, they come across a mysterious genius girl.

Prometheus: War of Fire (2018) is produced by JL Media Group, and distributed by KBS, with Choi Ji-young as executive producer. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018.

*.*.2018-KR| Suits

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Suits

Suits (2018) is a South Korean television Legal drama series that tells about Choi Kyung-Seo (Jang Dong-Gun), a legendary lawyer at the top law firm in South Korea. He has charisma and an attractive appearance. He hires Go Yeon-Woo (Park Hyung-Sik) as a rookie lawyer for the law firm. Go Yeon-Woo has excellent memory. Drama series is a remake of the U.S. drama series “Suits” that aired on cable network USA from 2011.

Suits (2018) is produced by Monster Union; EnterMedia Pictures Co. Ltd., and distributed by KBS. Directed by Kim Jin-woo, with David Kim, Sebastian Dong-hun Lee, and Park Sung-hye as producer. Meanwhile, Kim Jung-min and Aaron Korsh was applies as story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Jang Dong-gun and Park Hyung-sik. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018.

*.*.2018-KR| Mother (Madeo)

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Madeo

Mother (2018) is a South Korean television drama series as a remake of Japanese 2010 NTV drama series “Mother” Written by Yuji Sakamoto, about a woman kidnapping a girl who is being abused and decides to become her mother. The series takes over the tvN Wednesday and Thursday 21:10 time slot, previously occupied by “Prison Playbook”. A young girl named Hye-Na (Heo Yool) is abused by her mother Ja-Young (Ko Sung-Hee). Although she is not okay, she tells other people she is alright. Soo-Jin (Lee Bo-Young) is a temporary teacher at the elementary school where Hye-Na attends. Soo-Jin is aware of her situation and decides to become her mother.

Let’s back to the 2010 television series, and find the storyline. It’s about an expert observer of migratory birds, becomes a substitute teacher at an elementary school. She’s in charge of of first-year students and doesn’t have much passion for her job. But one day, she impulsively decides to bring one of her young students, who received abuse from her mother, into her own care. Then they take a trip and experience various events together along the way.

Mother (2018) is distributed by tvN, with Jung Seo-Kyoung was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lee Bo-Young, Heo Yool, Lee Hye-Young, Lee Jae-Yoon, and Ko Sung-Hee. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.

*.*.2018-KR| My Ajusshi (Naui Ajusshi)

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Naui Ajusshi

My Ajusshi (2018) is a South Korean television drama series about a man in his 40’s who has had to endure the weight of life’s burdens, and a woman in her twenties who lives a very different life but is also enduring that same weight. They looks to each other and get together to help each other, then find healing in the process.

My Ajusshi (2018) is distributed by tvN, directed by Kim Won-Suk, with Park Hae-Young was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lee Sun-Kyun, IU, Oh Dal-Su, Song Sae-Byeok, and Na Moon-Hee. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.

*.*.2018-KR| Love Alarm

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Love Alarm

Love Alarm (2018) Squishes an unknown developer who releases an app that will notify users if someone within 10 meters has a romantic feel to them, it’s very disturbing to the public. The series premiered exclusively on Netflix in 2018 to they members in over 190 countries.

Netflix as one of the leading internet television networks announced that they are will be release his first Korean original series ‘Love Alarm’, adapted from a webtoon story with the same title by Kye Young Chon, one of the best comic writers in Korea that familiar with his unique romantic genre. Netflix says that ‘Love Alarm’ is one of the most popular webtoon series in Korea and already has a big fanatic fanbase.

Kye Young Chon has been one of the most popular graphic novelists in Korea since her debut in1996. Her major works include: “Unplugged Boy,” “Audition,” “Girl in Heels,” and “Beautiful Man.”

Consists of 12 episodes produced by the newly formed production company, Hidden Sequence, and led by Jaemoon Lee.

Lee previously has been involved in several Korean drama series and became an award winner including the police drama series “Signal,” and the office drama “Mi-saeng” (a.k.a. “An Incomplete Life”), that are equally favored by “Kdrama” lovers around the world.

“We want Love Alarm, the TV series, to exhibit the liveliness and expression of emotions, with visual treatments that will reflect Ms. Chon’s vision when she created the story,” said Jaemoon Lee, Hidden Sequence.(media.netflix.com)

“It is an honor for Netflix to collaborate with a great storyteller like Ms. Chon and a visionary producer like Mr. Lee for our very first Korean original production. Working together, we look forward to transforming this wildly imaginative story into a top-quality drama series for over 86 million Netflix members around the world,” said Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals, Netflix.(media.netflix.com)

Another Korean dramas (Waiting the informations):
Title Distributor
Children of The Lesser God (akeun Shinui Aideul) OCN
Clean With Passion For Now (Ildan Ddeugeobge Chungsohara) JTBC
Let’s Eat 3 (Shiksyareul Habshida 3) tvN
Leobeugeim – Widaehan Yoohok (Leobeugeim – Widaehan Yoohok) TBA
Ms. Hammurabi (Miseu Hammurabi) TBA
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (Bab Jal Sajooneun Yebbeun Noona) JTBC
Queen of Mystery 2 (Chooriui Yeowang 2) KBS2
Radio Romance (Ladio Romaenseu) KBS2
Rich Man, Poor Woman (Richimaen Pooeowoomeon) TBA
Sound of Your Heart – Reboot: Jerks (Maeumui Sori – Ribooteu:  Eolganideul) KBS2
Voice 2 (Boiseu 2) OCN

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