Within the month of September, K-drama fans were treated to a plethora of unique shows sure to keep their interest. Twenty Again, starring Choi Ji Woo and Lee Sang Yoon, continues to impress K-drama fans since its late debut back in August. She Was Pretty, starring Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Joon, had a decent debut but continues to grow exponentially in popularity. Finally, Last concluded on a very high-note with ratings favorable for JTBC, a premium channel in Korea.
The aforementioned K-dramas are the ones that stood out, mostly because they are doing so well not just on their respective stations in Korea, but also on Viki and DramaFever. 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 notice is Sassy, Go Go. Also known as Cheer Up! and by its three other names, in which “Sassy” is replaced with either “Cheeky,” “Daringly,” or “Insolently,” it stars Eunji (from K-pop group Apink) and Lee Won Keun (Moon Embracing the Sun, Secret Door).
Not much was told about the plot for the K-drama, but what is known is that the two major characters are Kang Yeon Doo (Eunji) and Kim Yeol (Lee Won Geun). There will be a major emphasis to depict friendships and love within youths, while they deal with a harsh educational environment that emphasizes competition. Apparently, the cheerleading will be a major proponent for the K-drama too.
Other actors filling out the main cas includes Ji Soo (Glory Day, Angry Mom), Chae Soo Bin (Spy, House of Bluebird), and N (from K-pop group VIXX). Sassy, Go Go is being produced by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and will air on their KBS2 network starting on October 5, 2015 up to November 24, 2015. A total of 16 episodes will air on Monday and Tuesdays at 10 p.m. KST.
The second K-drama of notice is Six Flying Dragons. This period drama actually has six major actors including Yoo Ah In (Fashion King, The Throne), Kim Myung Min (The King of Dramas, The Spies), Shin Se Kyung (Sensory Couple, Tazza 2: God’s Hand), Chun Ho Jin (House of Bluebird, Doctor Stranger), Byun Yo Han (No Tears for the Dead, Madonna), and Yoon Kyun Sang (Pinocchio, The Time We Were Not In Love).
The K-drama depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Yi Ban Won (Yoo Ah In) and Jeong Do Jeon (Kim Myung Min). The former becomes King Taejong and he wants to rule the country with absolute power. Do Jeon on the other hand wants the country to be ruled by ministers.
Unlike other typical K-dramas, Six Flying Dragons is unique because episodes will last 75 minutes, and extra 15 minutes compared to others. Besides that, it is being produced by the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and will air on their network starting on October 5, 2015 up to March 22, 2016, airing on Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m. KST. The reason why the broadcast period is so long is because it is 50 episodes.
The final K-drama of notice is Bubblegum. It will star Lee Dong Wook (Iron Man, Hotel King) and Jung Ryeo Won (Medical Top Team, The King of Dramas).
The K-drama will take place in a broadcasting station and hospital which happen to be next to each other. Park Ri Hwan (Lee Dong Wook) is a doctor of Eastern medicine who runs his own practice. He often thinks of putting his mother and the heroine before himself. That comes into play when he is around his friend since childhood, Kim Haeng Ah (Jung Ryeo Won), the radio PD who works next door. She is impatient and clumsy but also carries some inner pain.
Bubblegum is being produced by the tvN and will air on their network starting on October 26, 2015 up to sometime in December because the total number of episodes is still in debate. But, whatever number they choose, they will air on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 p.m. KST.
[Featured and 2nd Post Images via SBS/Six Flying Dragons Promotions, 1st Post Image via KBS/Sassy, Go Go Promotions, 3rd Post Image via tvN/Bubblegum Promotions]