Top 9 new K-dramas to watch in October 2022

zeedaxzOctober 6, 2022

1. Cheer Up

Han Ji-hyun, who burst onto the scene as the spoiled high-society teenage queen Joo Seok-kyung in hit drama The Penthouse, takes on her first leading role in SBS cheerleading drama Cheer Up.
Han plays Do Hae-yi, a hardworking Yeonhee University student who prioritizes money over grades due to her family’s financial difficulties.
This leads her to join the illustrious Teyia cheerleading squad, where she meets other students, including Park Jung-woo (Bae In-hyuk from Why Her?). (SBS, beginning October 3)

2. Bad Prosecutor

Another prosecutor will appear on the screen in October, but Jin Jung is no ordinary prosecutor. Despite his conscious and profound belief in justice, his methods are far from conventional.

Do Kyung-soo (aka D.O. ), a member of K-pop boy band EXO who was last seen on screen in 100 Days My Prince four years ago, returns as the hot-tempered Jung, his first role in a TV drama series since completing his mandatory Korean military service.
Kim Sung-ho, the filmmaker who debuted on the small screen last year with the Netflix series Move to Heaven, has created a new drama series called Bad Prosecutor. (October 5, KBS2)

3. Love Is for Suckers

Gu Yeo-reum (The Beauty Inside’s Lee Da-hee) is a veteran variety show producer who has had a string of quick cancellations and is counting on her next show, Kingdom of Love, to be a success.

Park Jae-hun (Super Junior K-pop group member Choi Si-won, My Fellow Citizens), a bored plastic surgeon, helps her out by appearing on the show. Instead of falling in love with another contestant, Park develops unexpected feelings for Gu. (ENA, 5 October)

4. Glitch

Hong Ji-hyo (Vincenzo’s Jeon Yeo-been) may or may not have been abducted as a child by aliens; now her long-term boyfriend goes missing under similar circumstances. Ji-hyo joins forces with her friend Heo Bo-ra (Nana of Oh! Master) and her UFO club pals to track him down and investigate a mysterious cult.
This sci-fi action comedy marks the drama debut of acclaimed film director Roh Deok, who is best known for his work on Very Ordinary Couple, and was written by Jin Han-se (Netflix’s Extracurricular). (October 7, Netflix)

5. Yonder

Yonder is set in 2032 and follows reporter Jae-hyun (Beyond Evil’s Shin Ha-kyun), who is struggling to move on after the death of his wife Yi-hu (Han Ji-min, Our Blues).
He receives a message from Yi-hu asking him to meet him in ‘Yonder.’ Jae-hyun travels to meet her at this enigmatic place beyond death, which she signed up for just before her death.
Lee Joon-ik, best known for The King and the Clown, makes his drama debut with this sci-fi melodrama. (TVING, 14 October)

6. The Queen’s Umbrella

Kim Hye-soo stars in The Queen’s Umbrella, her second show of the year, following the Netflix legal drama Juvenile Justice. She portrays Queen Hwaryeong, who is frequently perplexed by her troublesome sons.
Hwaryeong breaks protocol in order to educate these misbehaving princes, recognizing that it is past time for them to become presentable crown princes.
The Queen’s Umbrella, like the recent smash hit Mr Queen, features a protagonist who is prone to bad language and hot tempers in a court that is usually dominated by manners. (15 October, tvN)

7. May I Help You

Kim Hye-soo stars in The Queen’s Umbrella, her second show of the year, following the Netflix legal drama Juvenile Justice. She portrays Queen Hwaryeong, who is frequently perplexed by her troublesome sons.
Hwaryeong breaks protocol in order to educate these misbehaving princes, recognizing that it is past time for them to become presentable crown princes.
The Queen’s Umbrella, like the recent smash hit Mr Queen, features a protagonist who is prone to bad language and hot tempers in a court that is usually dominated by manners. (15 October, tvN)

8. Curtain Call

Despite his humble origins, struggling actor Yoo Jae-heon (Kang Ha-neul, When the Camellia Blooms) exudes optimism. One day, he is cast as the grandson of Ja Geum-soon (Go Doo-shim, Our Blues), an elderly woman who defected from the North decades ago. She is now the CEO of Hotel Paradise, Korea’s largest hotel chain.


Ha Ji-won (Secret Garden) plays Geum-granddaughter soon’s Park Se-yeon in this star-studded show. Sung Dong-il (Jirisan) and Kwon Sang-woo (Queen of Mystery) co-star. (October 31st, KBS2)

9. Bargain

No Hyung-soo (Jin Sun-kyu, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area) visits Park Joo-young (Jeon Jong-seo, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area) in a seedy motel room looking for a good time but is surprised when he is trapped by a group of people who have come to buy his organs.
An earthquake strikes, collapsing the building before the haggling over his organs is finished. This desperate group of people is now fighting for their lives.
Bargain is a remake of Lee Chung-short hyun’s film of the same name, in which Jeon also appeared. (October, TVING)

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