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Choose You Own Adventure: Current & Recently Ended Kdramas



Many kdramas premiered recently a lot of which has interesting plots and with new shows from practically every genre. You can now choose which ones you'd like to pick up and join Omona drama discussions!







I Wanna Hear Your Song
(Alternate Title: Let Me Hear Your Song)
PLOT: A young timpanist Hong Yi-Young (Kim Se-Jeong) loses her memories after witnessing a murder. She longs to find the truth and meets a tone-deaf pianist Jang Yoon (Yeon Woo-Jin) who helps her fall asleep and solve the biggest mystery of her life.
MAIN CAST: Kim Se Jeong, Yeon Woo Jin, Park Ji Yeon, Song Jae Rim


Welcome 2 Life
PLOT: "Welcome 2 Life" is a fantasy drama that will tell the story about a selfish lawyer who helps people who want to take advantage of the law. One day he gets sucked into a parallel universe due to an unfortunate accident and begins to live a completely new life as an upright prosecutor.
MAIN CAST: Rain (as Lee Jae Sang), Im Ji Yeon (as Ra Shi On), Kwak Shi Yang (as Goo Dong Taek)


Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency
PLOT: Before Lee Soo (Seo Ji-Hoon) became a king, he was an ordinary blacksmith in the countryside. He life suddenly changed at the age of 23. This was when Lee Soo became the King of Joseon. Meanwhile, Lee Soo's first love is Gae-Ddong (Gong Seung-Yeon). He loved her before he took the throne. King Lee Soo wants to marry Gae-Ddong, but, because of her humble background, it is virtually impossible. To marry Gae-Ddong, Lee Soo hires the Flower Crew Matchmaking Agency. The agency consists of 3 handsome men: Ma Hoon (Kim Min-Jae), Do Joon (Byeon Woo-Seok) and Ko Young-Soo (Park Ji-Hoon) and they are the best matchmaking agency in Joseon. King Lee Soo asks the Flower Crew to make Gae-Ddong a noble woman.
MAIN CAST: Gong Seung Yeon (as Gae Ddong), Kim Min Jae (as Ma Hoon), Seo Ji Hoon (as Lee Soo), Park Ji Hoon (as Go Young Soo), Byun Woo Suk (as Do Joon), Go Won Hee (as Kang Ji Hwa)

The Great Show
PLOT: Assemblyman Wi Dae Han was a competent assemblyman who only had a bright future ahead. However, he didn’t win the general election due to a scandal. As the saying goes, he becomes a person less than human for losing. He starts from the bottom again and prepares to become the assemblyman again. But unexpected guests appear at his place. A highschool girl with her siblings come from nowhere, and she insists that he is her birth father. Dae Han has no affection to the children, but he accepts the siblings as his family. His goal is to put up a show and set up a new image. But unexpectedly, he finds out that raising children was much tougher than being an assemblyman. In their relationship, Dae Han becomes a real father.
MAIN CAST: Song Seung Heon (as Wi Dae Han), Lee Sun Bin (as Jung Soo Hyun), Im Joo Hwan (as Kang Joon Ho), Noh Jung Eui (as Han Da Jeong)



When The Camellia Blooms
PLOT: Dong-Baek (Gong Hyo-jin) faced prejudice from the people around her, first for being an orphan and then for being a single mom. As a result she’s ever the pragmatist. When the sweet optimist that is Yong-Sik (Kang Haneul) comes into her life, his warmth and belief that love is all you need start to soften her pragmatism. But not many people are rooting for them and in addition to societal barriers, Dong-Baek’s ex-boyfriend Jong-Ryeol (Kim Ji-suk) may prove to be a big stumbling block. Despite being married and a father himself, he’s still nursing some unresolved feelings for his old flame.
MAIN CAST: Gong Hyo Jin (Dong Baek), Kang Ha Neul (Hwang Yong Shik), Kim Ji Suk (Kang Jong Ryul), Oh Jung Se (Noh Kyu Tae)



Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung
PLOT: The story takes place at the beginning of the 19th century. Goo Hae Ryung is an intern to become a palace historian. However, it was not acceptable for women to write historical records at that time. She takes one step at a time to create her own destiny in Joseon, where the Confucius ideas are deeply rooted.
She wants to fulfill her duties as a historian and prove to the world that everyone is equal. Along with the fight of the female palace historians, the drama will tell her romance with Prince Lee Rim who has a secret of his own.
MAIN CAST: Shin Se Kyung (as Goo Hae Ryung), Cha Eun Woo (as Prince Yi Rim | Maehwa), Lee Ji Hoon (as Officer Min Woo Won), Park Ki Woong (as Crown Prince Yi Jin)



Secret Boutique
PLOT: Do Young lived and worked in a public bathhouse after leaving the orphanage. Yeo Ok, the head of Deo Group, finds favor in her eyes of Do Young, and with Yeo Ok's support, Do Young changes her name to Jenny Jang and gets to run a high-end fashion boutique. Also, she becomes a central and powerful figure in the political and business circles as she secretly solves problems for the upper classes. Jenny's ultimate goal is to become the queen of the Deo family using the international city development project.
MAIN CAST:Kim Sun Ah (as Jenny Jang / Jang Do Young), Jang Mi Hee (as Kim Yeo Ok), Park Hee Bon (as Wi Ye Nam), Go Min Shi (as Lee Hyun Ji), Kim Jae Young (as Yoon Sun Woo), Kim Tae Hoon (as Wi Jung Hyuk)



The Running Mates: Human Rights
PLOT: Two human rights investigators look into different cases involving human rights violations. One is an ace investigator whose strict and neutral approach to investigations makes her appear less empathetic towards the victims, while the other is a former prosecutor who shows a lot of empathy for the weak and always sides with them.
MAIN CAST: Lee Yo Won (as Han Yoon Seo), Choi Gwi Hwa (as Kang Ho Joon), Jang Hyun Sung (as Kim Hyun Seok)








When The Devil Calls Your Name
PLOT: Ha Rib (Jung Kyoung-Ho) is a popular songwriter and he has written many hit songs. He possesses wealth, prestige and he also holds a secret. His secret is that he is able to write hit songs, because he sold his soul to the devil. The devil is top actor Mo Tae-Kang (Park Sung-Woong). Ha Rib's contract with the devil is soon to be completed, but he learns that his success and fame is the result of taking Lee Kyung’s (Lee Seol) talent and life. Ha Rib struggles to restore his life, Lee Kyung and those around him. In the process, Ha Rib recognizes the essence of life.
MAIN CAST: Jung Kyung Ho (as Ha Rib / Seo Dong Chun), Park Sung Woong (as Mo Tae Kang / Ryu / "Devil"), Lee Seol (as Kim Yi Kyung / "Kelly"), Lee El (as Ji Seo Young)




Graceful Family
PLOT: The only daughter of a family that runs South Korea’s top conglomerate teams up with a lawyer to uncover a 15-year-old secret involving her mother’s death. Mo Seok-Hee (Lim Soo-Hyang) is an only child and her father runs the large company MC Group. Heo Yoon-Do (Lee Jang-Woo) is a lawyer, but he doesn't even have an office. He solves small problems of neighborhood residents at a restaurant. He is full of love. Miraculously, Heo Yoon-Do is headhunted to join the TOP team at MC Group. The TOP team manages the affairs of the family who runs the MC Group. Their job includes covering up immoral or illegal behaviors done by the family.
MAIN CAST:Im Soo Hyang (as Mo Seok Hee), Lee Jang Woo (as Heo Yoon Do / Park Tae Ho), Bae Jong Ok (as Han Je Kook), Lee Kyu Han, Kim Jin Woo


Pegasus Market
Cheap Cheonrima Mart (Alternate Title)
PLOT: Moon Suk-Goo (Lee Dong-Hwi) works as a manager at Cheonrima Mart, which belongs to the Daema Group. Cheonrima Mart's future looks bleak as they don't have many customers and Moon Suk-Goo is frustrated by the store's situation. One day, Jung Bok-Dong (Kim Byung-Chul), who was an executive at Cheonrima Group, is demoted to the CEO position at Cheonrima Mart. Manager Moon Suk-Goo begins to have hope that the store will experience a turnaround with the new CEO. In actuality, Jung Bok-Dong wants to destroy Cheonrima Mart to take revenge on the parent company for his demotion. Unexpectedly, Jung Bok-Dong's actions soon causes the store to attract customers.
MAIN CAST: Lee Dong Hwi (as Moon Seok Gu), Kim Byung Chul (as Jung Bok Dong), Park Ho San (as Kwon Young Goo), Jung Hye Sung (as Jo Mi Ran)

Vagabond
PLOT: Cha Dal Gun becomes an awakened tiger in the face of his nephew’s death in a mysterious plane crash. As an orphan himself, he had raised his nephew singlehandedly in place of his brother who had passed on. Triggered by the large-scale cover-up of the incident, he sets off on a journey to discover the truth.
Go Hae Ri is the eldest daughter of a marine who had died during an operation. She has always wanted to be a normal civil servant to support her family, but life had other plans and she ends up as a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent.
Their lives intertwine as they discover a tangled web of corruption behind the plane crash.
MAIN CAST: Lee Seung Gi (as Cha Dal Gun), Suzy (as Go Hae Ri), Shin Sung Rok (as Ki Tae Woong)



Strangers From Hell
Hell is other people (Alternate Title)
PLOT: This drama is based on webcomic of the same name by “김용키 / Kim Yong Ki” Yoon Jong Woo is a young guy in his 20s, who moved from the countryside to Seoul after his college friend, Jae Ho, offered him a job. While looking for a place to live, he stumbles upon Eden Gosiwon, a cheap apartment that shares the kitchen and bathroom with other residents. He is not thrilled about the quality of the place or the other abnormal residents, such as his next-door neighbor Seo Moon Jo, a charismatic dentist. Nevertheless, Jong Woo decides to put up with it for 6 months until he saves enough money to move out. However, mysterious events start occurring in the apartment, causing Jong Woo to start fearing the apartment's residents.
MAIN CAST: Im Shi Wan (as Yoon Jong Woo), Lee Dong Wook (as Seo Moon Jo), Lee Jung Eun, Lee Hyun Wook, Park Jong Hwan,

Arthdal Chronicles Part 3
PLOT: Set in the fictional land of Arthdal during ancient times. Eun-Sum (Song Joong-Ki) was born with a fate to bring disaster to Arthdal. Due to his mother's struggles to save him, he goes through hardships and grows up. He appears again in Arthdal. Ta-Gon (Jang Dong-Gun) is a war hero of Arthdal. He has paved the way for Arthdal to become a prosperous city nation and he is the most powerful person in Arthdal. He dreams of becoming the first king of Arthdal. Tan-Ya (Kim Ji-Won) was born with the same fate as Eun-Sum. She is the successor of the Wahan Tribe. Going through hardships, she realized her mission. She lives under the highest honor and her ambition is to become a politician.
CAST: Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-Gun, Kim Ji-won, & Kim Ok-bin




Drama viewership ratings for the week of Sep. 16-22, 2019
Ep. # Station Rating
Monday, Sep. 16
Let Me Hear Your Song 25 KBS 2.7%
Let Me Hear Your Song 26 KBS 3.2%
Welcome 2 Life 25 MBC 3.9%
Welcome 2 Life 26 MBC 4.7%
Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency 1 JTBC 4.3%
The Great Show 7 tvN 2.5%
Tuesday, Sep. 17
Let Me Hear Your Song 27 KBS 3.3%
Let Me Hear Your Song 28 KBS 3.6%
Welcome 2 Life 27 MBC 4.4%
Welcome 2 Life 28 MBC 5.9%
Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency 2 JTBC 3.8%
The Great Show 8 tvN 2.7%
Wednesday, Sep. 18
When the Camellia Blooms 1 KBS 6.3%
When the Camellia Blooms 2 KBS 7.4%
Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung 33 MBC 4.0%
Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung 34 MBC 6.0%
Secret Boutique 1 SBS 4.6%
Running Investigators 1 OCN 1.2%
When the Devil Calls Your Name 15 tvN 1.6%
Thursday, Sep. 19
When the Camellia Blooms 3 KBS 6.7%
When the Camellia Blooms 4 KBS 8.3%
Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung 35 MBC 3.8%
Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung 36 MBC 5.0%
Secret Boutique 2 SBS 4.5%
Running Investigators 2 OCN 1.3%
When the Devil Calls Your Name 16 tvN 1.6%
Friday, Sep. 20
Vagabond 1 SBS 10.4%
Be Melodramatic 13 JTBC 1.3%
Pegasus Market 1 tvN 3.2%
Saturday, Sep. 21
Mother of Mine 105 KBS 28.4%
Mother of Mine 106 KBS 33.2%
Golden Garden 37 MBC 6.0%
Golden Garden 38 MBC 8.8%
Golden Garden 39 MBC 8.3%
Golden Garden 40 MBC 9.1%
Vagabond 2 SBS 10.3%
Be Melodramatic 14 JTBC 1.3%
Hell Is Other People 5 OCN 2.2%
Arthdal Chronicles 17 tvN 6.4%
Sunday, Sep. 22
Mother of Mine 107 KBS 33.2%
Mother of Mine 108 KBS 35.9%
Hell Is Other People 6 OCN 3.4%
Arthdal Chronicles 18 tvN 7.4%



SOURCE: AsianWiki | MyDramaList | Dramabeans


Which ones are you watching, Omona? I'm watching a lot of currently airing dramas!
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