May Explosion of K-Drama Stars Returns to the Small Screen

This May 2024, the Korean drama series is changing, promising to storm the market and break the rating charts with many familiar names such as Go Kyung Pyo, Song Kang Ho, and Kim Hee Sun.


This May 2024 is an exciting time with many great Korean dramas set to hit the airwaves, promising to take the Asian market by storm with a series of returning stars such as Go Kyung Pyo, Song Kang Ho, Kim Hee Sun, and more. Here’s a look at 6 great Korean dramas that will be airing this May 2024!

1 The Midnight Romance in Hagwon – A Night of Romance in Hagwon

The Midnight Romance in Hagwon – A Night of Romance in Hagwon

IMDb Rating: To be updated

Release Date: 05/11/2024

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Episode Count:  16

Country: South Korea

Director: Ahn Pan Seok

Main Cast: Jung Ryeo WonWi Ha Joon

Notable Awards: To be updated

Where to Watch: To be updated

Following the resounding success of “Queen Of Tears,” tvN brings viewers a new romantic comedy series titled “The Midnight Romance in Hagwon” (literal translation).

The drama revolves around the sweet yet bittersweet love story between Seo Hye Jin (Jung Ryeo Won) and Lee Joon Ho (Wi Ha Joon). Seo Hye Jin is an experienced teacher with 14 years of experience working at a Hagwon – a type of private cram school popular in South Korea. The memory of her former student Lee Joon Ho – a student she had once passionately mentored and who has now successfully entered a prestigious university – continues to linger in Hye Jin’s thoughts.

However, 10 years later, Joon Ho unexpectedly quits his stable job at a large company to return to the Hagwon and become Hye Jin’s colleague. This unexpected reunion has rekindled the secret feelings that had been buried deep in their hearts since their initial meeting.

2 Frankly Speaking – Honest Announcer

Frankly Speaking – Honest Announcer

IMDb Rating: To be updated

Release Date: 01/05/2024

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Episode Count:  12

Country: South Korea

Director: Jang Ji Yeon, Choi Kyung Sun

Main Cast: Go Kyung Pyo, Kang Han Na

Notable Awards: To be updated

Where to Watch: Netfix

Song Ki Baek (Go Kyung Pyo), a talented and beloved announcer known for his amiable personality, suddenly encounters the “greatest crisis of his life” – a syndrome that makes him unable to control his speech. Every deepest secret and private thought spills out in unexpected ways, leading him into a series of hilarious mishaps.

On Woo Joo, a passionate entertainment program screenwriter, is drawn to Ki Baek’s unique “truth-telling” style. Recognizing the comedic potential in this “victim” of a strange syndrome, Woo Joo decides to “invite” Ki Baek onto his program. From here, a series of humorous, “laugh-out-loud” situations begin to unfold, promising to bring viewers moments of pure entertainment.

3 The Atypical Family – Even If I’m Not a Hero

The Atypical Family – Even If I’m Not a Hero

IMDb Rating: To be updated

Release Date: 04/05/2024

Genre: Action, Psychological, Fantasy, Romance

Episode Count:  12

Country: South Korea

Director: Jo Hyun Tak

Main Cast: Jang Ki Yong, Chun Woo Hee

Notable Awards: To be updated

Where to Watch: Netfix

Bok Gwi Joo’s (Jang Ki Yong) family possesses extraordinary abilities, but these powers are gradually fading away due to modern-day ailments such as insomnia, eating disorders, and smartphone addiction. Bok Gwi Joo, with the ability to time travel, can only revisit happy moments from the past but cannot change anything.

His obsession with the accident that took away his wife, children, and colleagues plunges Bok Gwi Joo into despair, resulting in the loss of his supernatural abilities. His life takes an unexpected turn when Do Da He (Chun Woo Hee) appears and begins living with his family. Da He’s presence brings a breath of fresh air, rekindling vitality and hope in Bok Gwi Joo and the other family members.

4 Dare To Love Me

Dare To Love Me

IMDb Rating: To be updated

Release Date: 05/13/2024

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Episode Count:  16

Country: South Korea

Director: Jang Yang Ho

Main Cast: Kim Myung Soo, Lee Yoo Young 

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Frequently asked questions

It’s a romantic comedy with a twist. The story follows the sweet and passionate love story between a teacher, Seo Hye Jin, and her former student, Lee Joon Ho, who returns to become her colleague. It’s filled with both sweet and bittersweet moments and stars Jung Ryeo Won and Wi Ha Joon.

If you’re looking for a light-hearted and hilarious watch, this drama delivers. It’s about a beloved announcer, Song Ki Baek, who suddenly develops a syndrome that makes him blurt out his deepest secrets. His encounter with a screenwriter, On Woo Joo, who sees the entertainment value in his condition, leads to a series of funny and unique situations. Go Kyung Pyo’s portrayal of Ki Baek is highly entertaining.

This drama offers a unique blend of action, psychology, and fantasy. It’s about the Bok family, who possess extraordinary abilities that are slowly fading due to modern-day issues. The story takes an intriguing turn when a new character, Do Da He, enters their lives, bringing hope and a fresh perspective to the family.

It’s a romantic comedy starring Kim Myung Soo and Lee Yoo Young. While the specific plot is yet to be revealed, we can expect it to explore themes of love, relationships, and comedy, given its genre.

Yes, two highly anticipated dramas are ‘Money Flows Like Water’ and ‘3-Year-Old’s Life Changed’. ‘Money Flows Like Water’ may explore themes of wealth and good fortune, while ‘3-Year-Old’s Life Changed’ could offer a unique perspective through a child’s eyes or a transformative journey.