If you’re picky (like me) when it comes to ongoing dramas, you’ll understand why sometimes the best things come in three’s.
The last few months in Kdrama have been crazy! Fabulous leads, gripping plots, striking scenarios. Plus smoking romance and action! It would be greedy to want more but yes, we know we do.
September doesn’t disappoint in terms of mesmerising leading actors. Top on my list is Joo Won who’s killing it – excuse the upside down pun – as a young daring surgeon in Yong Pal. Medical drama with some suspense, crime and romance? I’m strapping in for the ride!
1. Yong Pal
In this drama Joo Won is all business, playing an ace young surgeon with money on his mind. And he doesn’t try to hide it.
You can tell a lot of effort is put into the whirlpool of drama that is Yong Pal. The plot might be thinly spread, but you’ll be drawn in by the charismatic Joo Won playing Kim Tae Hyun.
Joo Won shows a whole lot of emotional range in this drama. Well done you.
2. Twenty Again
For me a drama is mostly about the ‘vibe’ and Twenty Again definitely gives off that entrancing aura. It’s one drama I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this September!
Kdramas might always follow a certain trend such as cheesy chaebols and bumbling cops, but once in a while you find a gem in the dust. Something tells me that Twenty Again just might surprise me with its dramatic ups and downs.
What I like about this drama? For one, it’s the leads! Actor Lee Sang Yoon is a solid fave after his role in Angel Eyes. He makes the best kind of chemistry with his co-star so this is definitely worth more than a look-see from me.
Also titled ‘Second Time Twenty Years Old’ this is a coming of age drama in reverse. Our heroine Ha No-Ra is hella grown, and not just married but also a mother since she was 19. Now her life is taking a dramatic turn and she decides it’s not too late to make something of what time she has left.
Aww don’t be so down on yourself. Life happens to even the best of us…
Too bad she doesn’t even have her husband or son to cheer her on. Looks like the only one who could possibly be on her side is one of her professors – who just happens to be a former high school mate Cha Hyun-Suk.
Scruffy professor alert! Lee Sang Yoon has so much feels potential, it’s ridiculous.
Only, he turns out to be one to constantly pick on her so no help there.
What can I say, I’m a sucker for a gutsy female lead and a hero who’s hot even though he looks like he’s got bed hair all the time. Call me shallow, but sometimes I really don’t want much, just a fun drama with zero mental effort required to simply sit back and relish.
College is harrowing enough to a teenager, much less a woman in her prime but that’s the beauty of this drama!
3. She Was Pretty
You’ve got to love these Kdrama titles. She was Pretty sounds good and looks good, premise-wise. We have a male lead who rose from outcast to hottie, while the female lead is the exact opposite. She was once rich, in demand and glamorous but now, not so much.
I’ll be checking this out to also satisfy my curiosity. Both leads showed great chemistry as ‘siblings’ in their last drama together (Kill Me Heal Me). However I think Hwang Jung Eum is a very overpowering heroine who works better with a more imposing hero.
Highly Anticipated: Sageuk Sensation ‘Master of Trade – Inn 2015’
They do say when one door closes, another opens and that’s soo the case here. Fans of historical drama will be glad to know that once Scholar Who Walks the Night ends its run, another Sageuk is all lined up!
Jang Hyuk is only like, the second actor I go nuts over in sageuks. Like Lee Joon Gi he slays in those ancient costumes and roles. Master of Trade Inn looks tailor made for a master of sageuk like Jang Hyuk.
Yeah I’ll be laughing too, if I always got lucky to land the best macho roles out there
This September we have doctors, magazine editors, professors and now, merchants! In ‘Master of Trade – Inn 2015’ Jang Hyuk plays an Innkeeper with the smarts to make his way up the commercial ladder in Joseon times.
This drama boasts a massive cast as most sprawling sageuks do. I’m looking forward to the money intrigue, and watching our hero cleverly outwit his rivals.
It’s always nice to have a meaty period drama to balance out the romcom and action series. No doubt September holds up just enough to fly by fast, thanks to these promising dramas. You’ll definitely be having no complaints from me!
Yee-haa!! Come September 23 we’ll once more be thrown back in the merry times of troubled Joseon, land where only the toughest, baddest survive.