Here is the updated list of upcoming Korean dramas releasing in Fall 2019. We are in for a treat again! The upcoming Fall 2019 collection of Korean dramas features so many top actors and actresses including Hyun Bin, Ha Ji-won, Oh Yeon-soo and much more. My prediction on which upcoming late Fall 2019 Korean dramas will be the most popular will be on ‘Emergency Love Landing‘ starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin on tvN.
1. Woman of 9.9 Billion
Release Date: November 2019 ~ (After ‘When the Camellia Blooms’)
Run-Time: Weds. & Thurs. 22:00
Cast: Jo Yeo-jeong, Kim Kang-Woo
Woman of 9.9 Billion revolves around the story of Jung Seo-yeon (starring Jo Yeo-jeong), who by chance comes into possession of ₩9.9 billion won (roughly $8.1 million). After living a difficult life, she wanders the world in search of her own happiness. Kang Tae- woo (starring Kim Kang-Woo) will stop at nothing to solves cases, always charging forward without a care in the world. After being falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he is left with no choice but to give up his dreams of becoming a cop. When his younger sibling dies mysteriously, he sets on his path to uncover the truth behind the death and meets Jung Seo-yeon.
This drama marks the 7-year reunion for Jo Yo-jeong and Kim Kang-woo after their performance together in Lovers of Haeundae. Woman of 9.9 billion comes from the same screenwriter as ‘Time between Dog and Wolf‘ (2007) and hit wartime action film ‘Taegukgi‘ (2004).
2. Catch the Ghost
Genre: Crime, Action
Release Date: October 21, 2019
Run-Time: Monday & Tuesday 21:30
Cast: Moon Geun-young, Kim Sun-Ho
Moon Geun-young has finally come back to TV after 3 years with a crime-drama about a rookie detective who is trying to find her missing twin sister. With exceptional senses, she teams up with Ko Ji-Seok (starring Kim Sun-Ho) to solve the mystery while following her sense of justice. Catch the Ghost is directed by Shin Yoon-Sub, who also directed ‘Come Back Mister‘ (2016) and ‘Rooftop Prince‘ (2012).
Genre: Workplace, Melodrama, Mystery
Release Date: October 7, 2019
Run-Time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00
Cast: Jang Na-Ra, Lee Sang-Yoon
Jang Na-ra is back after just a few months after her highly-popular romantic comedy ‘The Last Empress’. VIP has a dark, strong female vibe going on, at least based on what we see through the teasers. Na Jung-Sun (starring Jang Na-ra) works at a department store where she deals with high-end elite clients. Her husband, Park Sung-Joon (starring Lee Sang-Yoon) also works on the same team and together they become entangled in a predicament that tests their relationship.
4. People with Flaws
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: November 2019 ~
Run-Time: Wednesday & Thursdays 21:00
Cast: Oh Yeon-Seo, Ahn Jae-Hyeon
One of my favorite actresses is back for her first drama this year! Oh Yeon-Seo plays Joo Seo-Yeon, a high school P.E. teacher who dislikes nothing more than handsome pretty boys because of her past troubles with her 3 handsome brothers. Lee Kang-Woo (starring Ahn Jae-Hyeon) is a pretty boy whose overflowing with confidence when it comes to his looks but he has a secret from his past that nobody knows of. I can’t wait to see how these two start their romantic relationship. The director of People with Flaws also directed ‘Yong Pal‘ (2015) and ‘My Sassy Girl‘ (2017).
Release Date: Predicted November 2019 ~
Run-Time: Friday & Saturdays 23:00
Cast: Yoon Kye-Sang, Ha Ji-won
Even though this drama hasn’t been confirmed on when it will exactly air, I bet that when it does air, the foodporn in this series will be amazing. Moon Cha-Young (starring Ha Ji-won) is a world famous Italian chef when she meets Lee Kang (starring Yoon Kye-Sang), a neurosurgeon but who dreamt of being a chef when he grew up. Together, they take care of patients that come to their hospice ward.
This will mark Ha Ji-won’s comeback to the small-screen after two years and Yoon Kye-Sang return after three years. The director of this drama also directed ‘Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon‘ (2017) and ‘Orange Marmalade‘ (2015).
6. Emergency Love Landing
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Release Date: Predicted November 2019 ~
Run-Time: Saturday and Sunday 21:00
Cast: Son Ye-jin, Hyun Bin
I have my sights on this one. I will obsessively watch every weekend when this one airs. tvN has invited Hyun Bin back just a few months after Hyun Bin and Park Shin-hye crushed the cable ratings with ‘Memories of the Alhambra‘ earlier this year. The plot for this show sounds amazing and special. Yoon Se-Ri (starring Son Ye-jin) is a wealthy heiress to a large conglomerate in South Korea. One day while paragliding, she drifted into North Korean territory and is saved by Lee Jung-Hyeok (starring Hyun Bin), who is a high-ranking North Korean officer. While protecting her, Jung-Hyeok slowly falls in love with the wealthy heiress. This romance is going to be nothing but perfection.
The writer for ‘Emergency Love Landing‘ also wrote for ‘My Love From the Star‘ (2013), ‘The Legend of the Blue Sea‘ (2016) and ‘The Producers‘ (2015)
7. The Lie’s Within
Release Date: October, 2019 ~
Run-Time: Sat. & Sun. 22:20
Cast: Lee Min-Ki, Lee Yoo-Young
OCN is known for its thriller dramas such as ‘Voice‘ (2017) and ‘My Beautiful Bride‘ (2015). The way the shoot their dramas and their unpredictable plots make them so different from some of the more common Korean drama tropes that are easily predictable. This thriller crime drama follows Kim Seo-Hee (starring Lee Yoo-young), a woman whose father died in a supposed car accident and whose husband has been missing ever since. She then becomes a lawmaker and works together with Jo Tae-Sik (starring Lee Min-ki), who works as a detective, to cover the truths behind the conspiracies that have made their lives intertwine.
The director of ‘The Lie’s Within‘ directed some of my favorite shows including ‘Cheese in the Trap‘ (2016) and ‘Coffee Prince‘ (2007).