Exciting New Korean Dramas to Watch in May 2024: A Must-See Lineup!

Here is a list of upcoming dramas in May 2024:

May 1, 2024
Frankly Speaking

Frankly Speaking kdrama
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Also known as: No Secrets
  • Synopsis: A comical love story unfolds between an announcer who speaks before thinking and a passionate variety show writer, leading to their unexpected collaboration in a romance variety show.
  • No. of episodes: 12
  • Cast: Go Kyung-pyo, Kang Han-na
  • Writer: Choi Kyung Sun
  • Director: Jang Ji Yeon
  • Network: JTBC
  • Streaming platform: Netflix

May 4, 2024
The Atypical Family

The Atypical Family KDrama
  • Genre: Fantasy, Family, Romance, Psychological
  • Also known as: Although I Am Not A Hero
  • Synopsis: Follow the journey of a family losing their supernatural powers due to psychological turmoil, intersecting with a mysterious woman entering their lives.
  • No. of episodes: 12
  • Cast: Jang Ki-yong, Chun Woo-hee, Go Doo-shim, Claudia Kim
  • Screenwriter: Joo Hwa Mi
  • Director: Cho Hyun Tak
  • Network: JTBC
  • Streaming platform: Netflix

May 11, 2024
The Midnight Romance in Hagwon

The Midnight Romance in Hagwon
  • Genre: Romance
  • Also known as: Graduation
  • Synopsis: Experience the love story of two individuals who meet at an academy and reunite later as instructors.
  • No. of episodes: 16
  • Cast: Jung Ryeo-won, Wi Ha-joon
  • Screenwriter: Park Kyung-hwa
  • Director: Ahn Pan Seok
  • Network: tvN
  • Streaming platform: Viki, TVING

May 13, 2024

Crash Korean Drama
  • Genre: Crime, Comedy
  • Synopsis: Delve into the world of a traffic crime tracker with remarkable intellect but challenged by social skills.
  • No. of episodes: 16
  • Cast: Lee Min-ki, Kwak Sun-young, Heo Sung-tae, Lee Ho-chul, Moon Hee
  • Screenwriter: Oh Soo-jin
  • Director: Park Joon-woo
  • Network: ENA
  • Streaming platform: Disney+

Dare To Love Me

Dare To Love Me Kdrama
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Synopsis: A man encounters a woman with a vibrant personality, testing his rigid social boundaries after leaving his traditional rural hometown.
  • Based on: The webtoon “Treat Me Carelessly” by Sun Woo
  • No. of episodes: 16
  • Cast: Kim Myung-soo, Lee Yoo-young
  • Screenwriter: Park Yu-mi
  • Director: Jang Yang-ho
  • Network: KBS2
  • Streaming platform: Netflix

May 17, 2024
The 8 Show

The 8 Show kdrama
  • Genre: Dark Comedy, Thriller
  • Synopsis: Eight individuals trapped in a mysterious building engage in a tempting yet perilous game to earn money.
  • Based on: The webtoons “Money Game” and “Pie Game” by Bae Jin-soo
  • No. of episodes: 8
  • Cast: Ryu Jun-yeol, Chun Woo-hee, Park Jeong-min, Lee Yul-eum, Park Hae-joon, Lee Zoo-young, Moon Jeong-hee, Bae Seong-woo
  • Screenwriter-Director: Han Jae-rim
  • Network: Netflix

May 24, 2024

Connection Kdrama
  • Genre: Psychological, Crime, Thriller
  • Synopsis: Unravel the intricate connections within a distorted 20-year friendship, centered around the mysterious death of a high school friend.
  • No. of episodes: 16
  • Cast: Ji Sung, Jeon Mi Do
  • Screenwriter: Lee Hyun
  • Directors: Kim Moon Kyo, Lee Tae Gon
  • Network: SBS

Bitter Sweet Hell

Bitter Sweet Hell Kdrama
  • Genre: Comedy, Thriller
  • Also known as: Gaslighting; Our House
  • Synopsis: Follow South Korea’s leading family psychologist and her mystery novelist mother-in-law as they confront an unknown blackmailer.
  • No. of episodes: 12
  • Cast: Kim Hee-sun, Lee Hye-young
  • Screenwriter: Nam Ji-yeon
  • Director: Lee Dong-hyun
  • Network: MBC
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