K-Dramas are a favorite amongst millennials and the “Titas of Manila”, so I rounded up a list of 15 K-Dramas that you might want to check out this 2019.
15 K-Dramas You Might Not Want to Miss This 2019
15. Touch Your Heart (Feb 2019)
Starring: Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na
If you’re a big fan of the pairing of the ‘Grim Reaper and Sunny’ in the 2017 hit series ‘Goblin’, then you’re in for a treat because Touch your Heart stars the two of them!
The story revolves around an actress whose popularity immediately goes down the drain when she gets involved in a scandal. When she hears the news that a famous screenwriter wants her to play a female lead role, she immediately takes action. She enters a law firm and starts working as a secretary to gain experience for the role she wishes to land.
14. I Wanna Hear Your Song (July 2019)
Starring: Kim Se Jeong, Yeon Woo Jin, Park Ji Yeon
I Wanna Hear Your Song stars Kim Se Jeong, the female lead in School 2017, and Yeon Woo Jin, the actor in Queen for Seven Days and My Shy Boss. They also have Park Ji Yeon of T-ara and Song Jae Rim, who last appeared in his previous drama Clean with Passion for Now.
This drama is about a timpanist who loses her memories after witnessing a murder. She suffers from insomnia and meets a tone-deaf pianist who helps her solve the mystery behind the murder.
13. Her Private Life (April 2019)
Starring: Park Min Young, Kim Jae Wook
Her Private Life focuses on Sung Deok Mi, an art gallery curator who runs a fan website for a Korean idol named Cha Shi An. As a professional, she focuses on her job wholeheartedly and only deals with activities as Shi-An’s fan in her private life. She wishes to keep her second identity hidden as it tended to cause issues in her past relationships.
One day, the new director of the art gallery Ryan Gold, learns her secret.
12. Romance is a Bonus Book (Jan 2019)
Starring: Lee Jong Suk, Lee Na Young
Cha Eun Ho is the youngest editor-in-chief of a publishing company. His childhood friend Kang Dan Yi is unemployed and currently struggling. So, in order to get hired, she lies about her credentials and begins to work in the same company as her childhood friend.
11. Level Up (July 2019)
Starring: Sung Hoon, Han Bo Reum
To save a gaming company from going bankrupt, the director of a restructuring company has been sent to work as their new CEO. He teams up with the company’s chief development officer to develop a new game that will save their company.
10. Absolute Boyfriend (May 2019)
Starring: Yeo Jin Goo, Bang Min Ah
Da Da is a special effects makeup artist who is secretly dating the actor Ma Wang Joon. She then meets the humanoid robot Young Goo, who is programmed to be the perfect boyfriend; and the three of them get stuck in a love triangle.
9. Perfume (June 2019)
Starring: Shin Sung Rok. Go Won Hee
Min Jae Hee is a housewife who is devoted to her family only to witness it fall into ruins. She discovers a perfume that changes her appearance into a beautiful young woman, meets a top fashion designer, and eventually becomes a model.
8. Abyss (May 2019)
Starring: Park Bo Young, Ahn Hyo Seop
This drama is about a man and a woman who experience a tragic death; but because of a mysterious magical marble called “Abyss”, they are brought back to life. This mysterious bead brings dead people back to life, but with a totally different appearance; depending on how good their souls were in the past.
Go Se Yeon was a beautiful prosecutor in her previous life; but when she was revived with the help of the magical bead, she was given a common appearance. Cha Min, on the other hand, was the successor of a cosmetics company; and when he was brought back to life, he possessed an attractive appearance.
7. Mung Bean Chronicles (Sep 2019)
Starring: Kim So Hyun, Jang Dong Yoon, Jo Soo Hyang
This drama is based on a webtoon. Set in the Joseon era, it tells the story of Jeon Nok Du, a man who refuses to get married and then disguises himself as a woman and meets a woman named Dong Dong Joo, who refuses to be a gisaeng.
6. Vagabond (Sep 2019)
Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Bae Suzy
This is the second drama where Lee Seung Gi and Suzy Bae both starred after their fantasy romantic drama in 2013, Gu Family Book.
Vagabond tells the story of a stuntman who dreams of becoming an action star. He then discovers the truth behind a mysterious plane crash and a National Intelligence Service agent, played by Suzy Bae.
5. Hotel Del Luna (July 2019)
Starring: IU. Yeo Jin Goo
Hotel Del Luna is a hotel that caters to ghosts and is managed by Jang Man Wol. She is the CEO of the hotel and is cursed to manage the hotel for 1000 years for a sin she doesn’t seem to remember. In order to break the curse, she has to find someone who has committed a sin worse than hers. Along with the manager of Hotel Del Luna, they run the hotel while they wait for the person who will replace her.
4. Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung (July 2019)
Starring: Shin Se Kyung, Cha Eun Woo
Set in the early 19th century, this series tells the story of a female historian who wishes to fulfill her duties as she gets involved with Prince Lee Rim.
3. The Crowned Clown (Jan 2019)
Starring: Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Se Young
King Lee Hun is surrounded with the uprising and the power struggle of the masses. To prevent his assassination, they hire a clown named Ha Sun, who looks identical to the King, to take his place in the palace. Now, Ha Sun has to make sure that no one discovers that he’s a fake.
2. Angel’s Last Mission: Love (May 2019)
Starring: Shin Hye Sun, Kim Myung Soo (L)
Dan is an angel that gets into trouble. To be able to return to heaven, he is given a mission: to find true love for the emotionally distant ballerina, Lee Yoon Seo.
1. Arthdal Chronicles (June 2019)
Starring: Song Joong Ki, Kim Ji Won
This is the second time the main actors Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won star together after their 2016 drama Descendants of the Sun. 2PM’s Nichkhun and Blackpink’s Jisoo are in the drama, as well.
This drama is set in the ancient city of Arthdal, where the residents and its surrounding communities fight for power as they try to build a new world.
Which one of these K-Dramas are you most excited about?