Korea Dramas To Watch Out For In 2017

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Rebel Hong Gil Dong

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Writer: Hwang Jin Young

Director: Kim Jin Man, Jin Chang Gyu

Network: MBC

Plot :

Hong Gil Dong is the leader of a band of smugglers. During the reign of a tyrannical King, he will become the symbol of the people as he fights for their rights. Yoon Kyung Sang will be playing the male lead. Chae Soo Bin is the female lead. She will be playing the role of a vengeful widower. Who dreams of killing the King.

Strongest Deliveryman

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Yoon Shi Yoon in talks for lead role


The drama is about a hardworking jajangmyun delivery man. The drama will tell his success and love story.

:star:Her Majesty’s Chef:star:

:star:Missing Nine:star:

Writer: Son Hwang Won

Director: Choi Byung Gil

Starring: Jung Kyung Ho, Baek Jin Hee, Lee Sun Bin, Choi Tae Joon, Chanyeol


Missing nine is about nine plane crash survivors. They survived the plane crash but now they are stranded on a uninhibited island. The plane crash causes an uproar in Korea because the nine survivors are influential figures in the entertainment industry.

The drama centers around Jung Kyung Ho’s character. A former idol bandleader who has lost most of his popularity and reputation. While on the island, he must rely on his new stylist (Baek Jin Hee), who he doesn’t get along with. However, they start to get closer as they stay on the island.

:star:Ruler – Master of the Mask:star:

Writer: Park Hye Jin

Director: Son Hyung Suk

Starring: Yoo Seung Ho, Kim So Hyun, L


This drama is about a lonely crown prince who fights against a secret organization that wants to control the water. Kim So Hyun will play the role of young woman, whose on a revenge mission against the Crown Prince.

:star:The King Loves:star:

Writer: No Seon Jae, Park Chan Young

Starring: Im Siwan and Yoona


This drama is about the Kings Tragic Love Story.

:star:You’re Too Much:star:


This drama is about a pop singer that’s been loved by the public for twenty years. On the outside she appears elegant and confidant. However, she is actually lonely and in pain because she left behind her son to pursue her career when she was younger.


:star:Perfect Wife:star:

Writer: Yoon Kyung Ah

Starring: Go So Young, Jo Yeo Jung


Perfect Wife is about a middle age women who rediscovers herself after shes involved in a unexpected incident. The drama will focus on her journey to rediscover herself and fall in love again.

:star:Chief Kim:star:

Writer: Park Jae Beom

Director: Lee Jae Hoon

Starring Namgoong Min, Nam Sang Mi


Drama is about an eccentric middle manager who stands up for his employees and fights for their rights.

:star:Neighborhood Lawyer 2:star:

Starring Park Shin Yang


Second season of Neighborhood Lawyer. Park Shin Yang will reprise his role as a lawyer that defends the weak and fights for justice.

:star:Father is Weird:star:


The drama is about a family living in the suburbs of Seoul. One day a young man arrives at their home and says he is part of their family. Even though the father knows he is not the birth father, he takes the young man in and declares that the young man is his son.


:star:School 2017:star:


The seventh season of KBS School Franchise. This season will focus on real stories of high school. For example, it will focus on friendships and the struggles of students and teachers.


:star:I’m Human Too :star:

:star:Criminal Minds:star:


Korean remake of the American TV Show Criminal Minds.ivesc



Writer: Park Kyung Soo

Director: Lee Myung Woo

Starring Lee Bo Young (unconfirmed)


The Leads will uncover a huge corruption scandal. It will focus on cops and lawyers.

:star:Saimdang, Light’s Diary:star:

Writer: Park Eun Ryung

Director: Yoon Sang Ho

Starring: Lee Young Ae, Song Seung Heon, Oh Yoon Ah


A modern Art History professor comes across the diary of a Joseon writer and artist. The drama will show the story of the historian as she uncovers the mystery behind a famous painting. It will also show the life of the Joseon writer and artist.


Writer: Choi Soo Jin, Choi Chang Hwan

Director: Jo Young Kwang

Starring: Ji Sung, Yuri, Eom Ki Joon


Defendant is about a prosecutor who wakes up in prison with amnesia. He’s on death row but he has no memory of how he ended up in jail. The drama will follow the prosecutor as he tries to clear his name before his time on death row is over.

:star:My Sassy Girl:star:

Writer: Yoon Hyo Je

Director: Oh Jin Seok

Starring: Joo Won, Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Jungshin


My Sassy girl is a historical drama about a Sassy Princess and a Prickly City Scholar. It’s a remake of the famous movie: My Sassy Girl. However, this time the love story is set in the Joseon era.

:star:While You Were Sleeping:star:

Writer: Park Hye Ryun

Director: Oh Chung Hwan

Starring: Lee Jong Suk and Suzy


While you were sleeping is a drama about a young woman who can see the future in her dreams and the prosecutor that tries to stop her horrific dreams from coming true.

:star:Woman of Dignity:star:

Writer: Baek Mi Kyung

Director: Kim Yoon Chul

Starring Kim Hee Sun, Kim Sun Ah, Lee Ki Woo


The drama Women of Dignity is about a women who hits rock bottom when her husband cheats on her and when her chaebol father in laws company falls apart. However, she has an encounter with a women. That encounter will change both of their lives.

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:star:Introverted Boss:star:

Writer: Joo Hwa Mi

Director: Song Hyun Wook

Starring: Yen Woo Jin, Park Hye Soo, Yoon Park, Gong Seung Yeon


Yen Woo Jin will play the role of an introverted CEO that everyone perceives as being prickly and cold. However, he is actually very introverted and sensitive. The drama is about his personal growth. As he tries to get out of his shell. Park Hye Soo will play the role of a outgoing employee who wants to get revenge on her boss.

:star:Tomorrow With You:star:

Writer: Heo Sung Hye

Director: Yoo Je Won

Starring: Shin Min Ah and Lee Je Hoon


Tells the story of a time-traveler and his wife. He didn’t marry his wife because of love. So the drama is about how they get to know each other and fall in love after getting married.

:star:Habek’s Bride:star:


Writer: Jung Seo Kyung

Starring Lee Bo Young (unconfirmed)


Mother is a remake of the Japanese drama with the same title. The drama is about a women who kidnaps a girl that is being mistreated and decides to become her mother.

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:star:Man to Man:star:

Writer: Kim Won Suk

Director: Lee Chang Min

Starring: Park Hae Jin, Park Sung Woong, Kim Min Jung, Yeon Jung Hoon


This drama is about a secret agent that is working undercover as a bodyguard for a Hallyu Star. His fan club president and manager becomes suspicious of the bodyguard.

:star:Strong Woman Do Bong Soon:star:

Writer: Baek Mi Kyung

Director: Lee Hyung Min

Starring: Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Shik, Ji Soo


Park Bo Young will play the role of a physically strong woman. Park Hyung Shik will play the role of a young CEO.

:star:The Package:star:

Writer: Chun Sung Il

Director: Jeon Chang Geun

Starring: Lee Yeon Hee, Jung Yonghwa, Choi Woo Shik


This drama is about a group of people that are forced to be together on a package tour. They soon begin to form connections and open up to one another as they travel together.



Writer: Ma Jin Won

Director: Kim Do Hyuk

Starring: Jang Hyuk, Lee Hana, Yesung


Voice is about a former detective and a emergency call center dispatcher. They work together to catch a serial killer who destroyed their families.



Writer: Lee Eun Mi

Starring: Choi Jin Hyuk and Lee Yoo Young


Tunnel is about a detective in the past that time travels to the present day.


:star:Bad Guys 2:star:


Season two of the drama Bad Guys. Bad guys was about three convicted criminals that team up with two detective in order to solve crimes. No news yet if the cast of season 1 will reprise their roles.




I’m mostly looking forward to Tommorow with you. Shin Min Ah is one of my favorite actresses so I can’t wait to see her in another drama. Plus the male lead is Lee Je Hoon. So I can’t wait to see their chemistry together.

I’m also looking forward to While you were sleeping. I’ll watch anything with Lee Jong Suk as the lead. But in all seriousness the storyline sounds unique and interesting. Plus I’m a sucker for Fantasy/Romance dramas. So I know I’ll probably like it.

Anyways, these are the K-Dramas coming in 2017.

Let me know in the comment section what 2017 dramas your looking forward too?


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