K-drama fans will be in for a treat in this month of March as they have around 15 new shows to choose from Korea. The spring season will see a lot of new and exciting dramas premiere, ranging from the staple of romantic comedies to thrillers – there’s something for everyone.
In this article, we take a look at what dramas we have to look forward to this month. After reading this list, you’ll be up to date with everything K-drama from this month! If you’re looking to binge-watch some drama on Netflix, then you should check out our article on 5 K-Dramas On Netflix You Should Watch Right Now (2020 List).
So without further ado, let’s dive in!
Premiere date: March 2
Main Cast: Kim Seo Hyung, Ryu Deok Hwan, Park Hoon, and Ahn Ji Ho
Cha Young Jin (played by Kim Seo Hyung) is a detective in the regional investigation unit, and she has only one goal in mind – to catch the serial killer “Stigmata” that killed her best friend 19 years ago. A teacher who works with at-risk children, Lee Sun Woo (played by Ryu Deok Hwan), gets involved with her investigation.
The thought-provoking show is about the job of upbringing and youth who might have had a good life if they were in the hands of good, competent adults.
Detective Dong Baek (played by Yoo Seung Ho) has mysterious supernatural powers that he uses for good. His goal is to catch a serial killer, however, he suffers an accident where he loses his memory. He teams up with genius criminal profiler Han Sun Mi (played by Lee Se Young) to catch the evil serial killer that’s on the loose.
Memorist is different from most other superhero stories in that Dong Baek here has made his powers publicly known to everyone without hiding his identity. The drama is based on an (untranslated) webtoon of the same name.
The show revolves around five doctors who are lifelong friends from med school, which they met twenty years ago in 1999. They work in the same hospital too, and while they all love everything that has to do with being a doctor, they have another passion – music. The quintet goes to form a band together whilst juggling their lives as a doctor.
The drama is directed by Shin Won Ho and written by Lee Woo Jung who has previously worked on hits such as “Reply 1997,” “Reply 1994,” “Reply 1988,” and “Prison Playbook.”
Arguably one of the most anticipated dramas from this month, Kingdom was a smash hit when it released on Netflix last year and the historical zombie drama’s second season is expected to be just as good. The drama picks up from the first season’s events where the mysterious plague epidemic turned Joseon upside down. Crown Prince Lee Chang will continue to embark on his journey to prevent the spread of the zombie-making plague in his kingdom.
There’s reportedly a third season in the works too as when Jun Ji Hyun was announced for the second season for a minor role, it was noted that her role in the third season will be much more important.
The romance drama centers around Lee Jung Hoon (played Kim Dong Wook) who suffers from hyperthymesia, a condition in which a person possesses a superior autobiographical memory, and can recall pretty much anything that happened in their life. Jung Hoon works as a news anchor of a show which fetches the highest ratings in all of Korea. Meanwhile, Yeo Ha Jin (Moon Ga Young) is an up and coming actress who has lost her memory.
Find Me in Your Memory shows the story of two people who are emotionally scarred due to their conditions, one because of his ability to recall everything about his life, and the other who has no recollection of her past.
365: Repeat the Year
Premiere date: March 23
Main Cast: Lee Jong Hyuk, Nam Ji Hyun, Yang Dong Geun, and Kim Jee Soo
Based on the 2004 Japanese novel Repeat by Kurumi Inui, 365: Repeat the Year is a time travel story about ten people who get the chance to go back in time by one year. It’s not all that simple as their lives start to get messed up with mysterious events as things start going completely different than last time.
Detective in the violent crimes division, Ji Hyung Joo (played by Lee Joon Hyuk) decides to go ahead with this opportunity of going back one year in his life. He soon notices that the people he went back in time with are experiencing strange events, and decides to get to the bottom of the truth behind this phenomenon along with webtoon artist Shin Ga Hyun (played by Nam Ji Hyun).
With such a star-studded cast, A Piece of Your Mind tells the story of AI programmer Ha Won (played by Jung Hae In) and classical music recording engineer Han Seo Woo (played by Chae Soo Bin) who suffer from unrequited love. Ha Won lives a lonely life, madly in one-sided love who believes that just a small amount of love from his significant other would be more than enough for him. Seo Woo, on the other hand, faces family problems and has no roof over her head. The two cross paths and she feels drawn towards him and watches him from afar.
The lead Ha Won’s love unexpectedly brings four other people together in this romantic story. With such a packed cast the drama will be on many K-drama fans’ radar.
Meow, the Secret Boy
Premiere date: March 25
Main Cast: L (Kim Myung Soo), Shin Ye Eun, and Seo Ji Hoon
Kim Sol Ah (played by Shin Ye Eun), an aspiring webtoon author, has a love-hate relationship with cats. She decides to bring home one, however, but this new feline member is not just like any other ordinary animal. This cat, named Hong Jo (played by Kim Myung Soo), has the ability to turn into a human being. Hong Jo really takes a liking to Sol Ah as he sees her suffer through hardships; he tries his best to hide his mysterious ability to change into a human from her.
The K-drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, the drama explores the relationship between the two leads which starts out from an ordinary companionship between a master and his pet and slowly blossoms into a healing love story.
Male lead Eric Mun makes his comeback to dramas after four years with this show in the role of Moon Seung Mo, a popular chef known for running an 80-year-old restaurant known for using organic ingredients instead of the processed ones used by most other places. His parents die in a fire in an accident, so he decides to move to the quaint little Seoha Village. Meanwhile, Yoo Yoo Jin (played by Go Won Hee) is a world-famous fashion designer who loses her memory after getting into an accident. She forgets about her life as a fashion designer and moves to Seoha Village too.
The two cross paths in the village and the romance begins to flutter between the two with plenty of laughs expected.
Based on the 2015 BBC One drama Doctor Foster by Mike Bartlett, The World of the Married also sees a comeback to the small screen in Kim Hee Ae who plays family medicine doctor Ji Sun Woo. Sun Woo is married to Lee Tae Oh (played by Park Hae Joon) and the two experience a fallout in their marriage due to his betrayal. She suspects that her husband is having an affair and seeks to take revenge on him.
This upcoming K-drama by director Mo Wan Il who has previously worked on Misty will explore mature themes like betrayal and revenge.
I Have Been There Once
Premiere date: March 28
Main Cast: Lee Min Jung, Lee Sang Yeob, Chun Ho Jin, Cha Hwan Yun, Kim Bo Yun, Lee Jung Eun, Oh Yoon Ah, and Oh Dae Hwan
I Have Been There Once tells the story of the Song family, which is going through a disturbing divorce and never see a day in peace. The fun drama is about the gap between the parents of the family and their children when it comes to divorce and how they handle it in search of happiness. The family consists of a father who is a miser, and a mother who is overly concerned with material possessions and wealth. They have four adult children with their own unique personalities.
The heartwarming drama is going to be 100 episodes long and is directed by Lee Jae Sang, who has previously worked on My Father is Strange.
Main Cast: Choi Jin Hyuk, Park Sung Woon, and Jo Dong Hyuk
Genre: Action, thriller, crime, drama, sci-fi
Airing days: Saturdays and Sundays
Watch on: Netflix
Rugal is based on the webtoon of the same name and has the best-sounding premise (and the coolest looking poster) of the bunch. It centers around the honest and respectable police detective Kang Ki Bum (played by Choi Jin Hyuk), who lost his vision and his wife due to a special organization he was investigating called Argos. Kang Ki Bum is now on the run from the organization until the National Intelligence Service contacts him and informs him that he is selected to be a part of a special team, called Rugal. They are an army of bio-engineered soldiers whose sole purpose is to fight against Argos and stop their terror attacks in South Korea. Rugal grants Kang Ki Bum cybernetic eyes which grant him the ability to see again.
The drama has a very intense and exciting-sounding plot and it is one of the most anticipated K-dramas from this month.
Premiere date: March 29
Main Cast: Sung Dong Il and Jin Hee Kyung
Network: TV Chosun
Airing days: Sundays
Watch on: No legal streams available
Premiering in the near end of March, Somehow Family is a sitcom or a “variety drama” as TV Chosun is advertising it as, about a family whose members work at an airport for the same airline. They reside in a boarding house near the airport, which is run by a married couple Sung Song Il and Jin Hee Kyung (both the characters have the same names as the actors). Sung Song Il is an ex-pilot while Jin Hee Kyung is a former local branch director at the National Intelligence Service (NIS).