Within the month of August, K-drama fans were treated to a plethora of unique shows sure to keep their interest. For debuts, Yong Pal made double-digit numbers for its viewership percentage on its first episode. For those continuing from July, Last remained steadfast in their prominence, earning high ratings for a premium (pay) channel. Finally for those concluding, The Time We Were Not In Love ended its run as probably “the biggest failure of 2015.”
The aforementioned K-dramas are the ones that stood out, either it be for something good or bad. However, with certain K-dramas ending soon, some are wondering what September has in store for fans. Thankfully, there is a new batch of K-dramas ready for viewing this coming month, as detailed by KdramaStars.
The first K-drama of interest is titled She Was Pretty. It is a romantic comedy about two past acquaintances who meet again after they’ve gone through a reversal of fortunes and appearances. It is set in the backdrop of a fashion magazine’s publishing office.
Hwang Jung Eum (Kill Me, Heal Me) will play the female lead character Kim Hye Jin, a junior editor who used to be beautiful, wealthy, and smart, but lost everything. Park Seo Joon (Kill Me, Heal Me) plays male lead character Ji Sung Joon, a vice chief editor who is stubborn and arrogant, but also a brilliant mind in his work. He used to be unattractive and shy growing up, the opposite of Hye Jin. Other roles are filled by a cast which includes Choi Siwon (from mega K-pop group Super Junior) and Go Joon Hee (Architecture 101).
She Was Pretty will premier on September 16, 2015. Future episodes will air on both Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:55 p.m. KST on the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
For those who like action K-dramas, they’ll look forward to D-Day. It will show the plight of medical and first-response struggling to save people after the whole city of Seoul becomes paralyzed.
Not much is known on character profiles but for main roles, Kim Young Kwang (Pinocchio) will play Lee Hae Sung, Jung So Min (Twenty) will play Jung Ddol Mi, and Lee Sungyeoul (from K-pop group Infinite) will play Ahn Dae Gil. Other roles will be filled out by Kim Jung Hwa (Dating Agency: Cyrano), Kim Sang Ho (Doctor Stranger), and Kim Hye Eun (My Lovely Girl).
D-Day will premier on September, 18, 2015. Episodes will air on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:40 p.m KST on the jTBC. It will replace Last.
For those who are unable to subscribe to Korean channels on their cable provider, most of these shows will most likely be available to watch for free (with ads) on both DramaFever and Viki. Both do have premium (pay) options to remove ads and give access to hi-definition viewing options and use on apps.
[Image via Screen Capture of She Was Pretty Trailer]