Upcoming! K-Dramas October 2016
October is almost upon us! Fall weather, burnt orange colors, and loads of candy! Not to mention a new slew of K-dramas! Whoo! For each drama, I have brief plot listed and also a will I watch where I discuss whether or not I'll be adding this to my Must-Watch-Drama List!
Woman with a Suitcase
Plot: A legal drama, actress Choi Ji-Woo plays a woman who is framed for a crime she didn’t commit. After prison, she comes back as a lawyer and vengeance. Joo Jin-Mo plays a man who helps her.
Will I Watch? Hmm, not sure I'm really feeling this drama. I do like Choi Ji-Woo (she did a lovely job in Second Time Twenty Years) and I like the idea of a woman coming back from prison to take down those who framed her. But other than Choi Ji-Woo, there’s not much really pulling me in here, so I’m choosing no. I’ll still check out the recaps though on Dramabeans, so there’s always a chance I’ll get interested and watch the show.
One Percent of Anything
Plot: Lee Jae-In has to marry a schoolteacher if he wants to see his inheritance from his rich grandfather.
Will I Watch? Interestingly, this one is a remake of a 2003 drama and even has the same writer as the original (which I learned from the super helpful KdramaKisses!). I love contract-relationship stories, but I’m still hesitant on whether or not this one will be a memorable take on the trope. I haven’t seen the original, though, so if I do watch I won’t have any comparison hurdles to overcome, hehe.
The Man Living in Our House
Plot: Soo-Ae is flight attendant Hong Na-Ri who returns to her hometown. She finds a young stranger living in her house who says he’s her late mother’s husband. Na-Ri believes he’s a conman.
Will I Watch? Oh man, I really love Soo-Ae. Ever since watching her in Mask, I’ve been a fan of her classy, mature presence onscreen. I haven’t seen Kim Young-Kwang in anything, though I’ve heard some negative feedback on his acting. The story sounds both hilarious and really odd. I love the idea of a Na-Ri trying to out trick a conman. Even the step-father implication bit sounds hilarious – except that they’re going to fall in love, so that’d be kinda awkward if she seriously thought he was her step-dad, lol. Yeah, this is totally going on my must watch list!
My Wife's Having an Affair This Week
Plot: Lee Sun-Kyun plays Do Hyun-Woo, a producer, who believes his wife is going to have an affair. He seeks help online to save his marriage.
Will I Watch? This one looks potentially hilarious with misunderstandings… and awkward considering how seriously they take the whole affair setup. I haven’t seen Lee Sun-Kyun in anything but Pasta, but despite the terribleness of that drama I loved him. I also like Song Ji-Hyo who is playing his wife (Running Man forever!). I’m definitely going to give this drama a try for them.
What are you anticipating this October? Let me know in the comments!