New September Dramas

I just finished updating the Drama Calendar with all of the new and upcoming September dramas. Between networks making last-minute schedule changes because of the Olympics and my brother’s wedding, the calendar fell into a bit of disrepair. Never fear–it’s all tidied up now, and you should check it out.

Last week was the premier of Fantastic, a romance between a terminally ill drama writer and popular-but-terrible actor; episode three and four will air on Friday and Saturday. Today and tomorrow are the first episodes of Drinking Solo/Let’s Drink, which is a spin-off of the Let’s Eat series. On the Way to the Airport (melodrama, sounds affair-ish to me but I could be wrong) and Shopping King Louie (romantic comedy with amnesiatic chaebols) will be hitting screens on September 21st. The one I’m most excited about, though, is The K2, featuring a bodyguard, an ambitious politican’s wife, and an illegitimate daughter, and it’ll arrive on September 23rd. I’ve also added the post-Olympics premiers to the calendar: Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, Jealousy Incarnate, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, Blow Breeze, Laurel Tree Tailors, and Our Gap-soon.

I’m trying to decide on whether or not to check out Scarlet Heart, but otherwise the only one that definitely has my attention is The K2. Which of these dramas have you checked out already? Which ones are you looking forward to?

4 thoughts on “New September Dramas

  1. Mariah says:

    I’m watching the moon dramas; cannot yet fully recommend, but they’re good turn-off-your-mind cute dramas. Moonlight is better than moon, because Park Bo Gum is adorable and the drama is basically written around that. So if you’re down with Park Bo Gum, you’ll like it. Female lead is also doing a decent job, and her character is a standard tough cross-dressing sageuk girl, which is a trope I like.

    Scarlet Heart is very standard, and IU is not helping. She’s being directed to look shocked or sad all the time, and it feels very flat. The prince harem is the draw here. They’re cute, obviously, but they also clearly chose actors to match their roles. The writing is relying on the audience’s knowledge of each actor to get across the character. The various wives are also working up to tropey but kind of great manipulative palace intrigue.

    Nothing new here, but OK so far.

    • Audrey says:

      I think I’m going to hold out for something I hope I’ll truly enjoy instead of starting something just okay–I’m really hoping The K2 is it. On paper, it is, but sometimes reality doesn’t match expectations. ;_;

      • Mariah says:

        I feel you.

        After W and Age of Youth, I’m kind of enjoying watch Park Bo Gum be adorable. This last round of dramas were great but a little exhausting. I’m not mad! I’m ready for something sweet and simple, though. But I totally get holding off, especially if you’re already in it for some long Chinese dramas.

        • Audrey says:

          I would really love a romance I could fall head-over-heels with, honestly. Give me a new OTP, kdrama gods. I would be very happy with that.

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