Get ready, K-drama fans—a big month is ahead! Several highly anticipated dramas are hitting the air in October.

    Here are dramas to look out for this month:

    “The Deal”

    Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Kim Dong Hwi, Yoo Su Bin, Lee Joo Young, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 6

    Broadcast Details: Fridays at 11 a.m. KST on wavve

    Based on a webtoon, “The Deal” tells the story of three former high school classmates in their twenties who get together for drinks for the first time in a long while. However, things take an unexpected turn when two of them impulsively decide to kidnap the other, and the ensuing complications lead all three of them down a dark and turbulent path.

    “Strong Girl Namsoon”

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Lee Yoo Mi, Kim Jung Eun, Kim Hae Sook, Ong Seong Wu, Byun Woo Seok, Lee Seung Joon, Han Sang Jo, Kim Ki Doo, Joo Woo Jae, Kyungri, Young Tak, Yoo Ha Sung, Song Jin Woo, Jung Seung Gil, Jung Bo Suk, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 7

    Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 p.m. KST on JTBC

    A spin-off of the hit drama “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,” “Strong Girl Namsoon” is a comedy about three generations of women born with unbelievable strength as they investigate drug-related crimes occurring around the Gangnam area.


    “A Good Day to Be A Dog”

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Cha Eun Woo (ASTRO), Park Gyu Young, Lee Hyun Woo, Yoon Hyun Soo, Ryu Abel, Jo Jin Se, Kim Yi Kyung, Jung Young Joo, Kim Hong Pyo, Kim Hae Joon, Yoo Seung Mok, Lee Seo El, Song Young Ah, Lee Seung Joon, Jo Ah Young, Kim Min Seok, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 11

    Broadcast Details: Wednesdays at 9 p.m. KST on MBC, available on Viki

    “A Good Day to Be a Dog” is a webtoon-based fantasy romance drama about Han Hae Na (Park Gyu Young), a woman who is cursed to transform into a dog when she kisses a man. However, the only person who can undo her curse is her colleague Jin Seo Won (Cha Eun Woo), who is afraid of dogs due to a traumatic event he can no longer remember.

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    “My Dearest” Part 2

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Namgoong Min, Ahn Eun Jin, Lee Hak Joo, Lee Da In, Kim Yoon Woo, Ji Seung Hyun, Park Jeong Yeon, Kwon So Hyun, Park Kang Sub, Choi Moo Sung, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 13

    Broadcast Details: Fridays and Saturdays at 9:50 p.m. KST on MBC, available on Viki

    Set in the Joseon dynasty, “My Dearest” is a historical romance drama about the love story between a man named Lee Jang Hyun (Namgoong Min), who has declared that he will not marry, and a woman named Yoo Gil Chae (Ahn Eun Jin), who dreams of finding love again even after two failed marriages. After Part 1 ended on an incredibly successful note last month, the drama now returns for Part 2.



    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Shin Ha Kyun, Kim Young Kwang, Shin Jae Ha, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 14

    Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 p.m. KST on ENA

    “Evilive” is a noir drama that tells the story of a poor lawyer who meets an absolute villain and transforms into an elite villain. Shin Ha Kyun plays Han Dong Soo, a poor lawyer who crosses the line and becomes evil, Kim Young Kwang stars as Seo Do Young, the No. 2 man of a gang, and Shin Jae Ha plays Han Dong Soo’s half-brother Han Beom Jae.

    “2023 KBS Drama Special”

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    “No Path Back” Cast: Lee Jae Won, Choi Sung Won, Kim Kang Hyun, Yoon Se Woong, etc.
    “Anyone Anywhere” Cast: Kim Hyun Soo, Lee Min Jae, Kang Na Eon, Go Sung Min, etc.
    “Half Lies” Cast: Kim Si Woo, Ahn Se Bin, Min Ji Ah, Kim Won Hae, Park Ji Ah, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 14

    Broadcast Details: KBS2

    For its annual Drama Special, KBS broadcasts a collection of short dramas that are one episode each and TV films. “2023 KBS Drama Special” will feature a total of 10 projects including eight short dramas and two TV films. The first three short dramas are set to air in October.

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    “No Path Back” is an office thriller in which a salesman makes a wrong decision for a better life. “Anyone Anywhere” is about perpetrators, victims, and bystanders of school violence in relation to a student’s death. “Half Lifes” tells the story about 10-year-old child Du Ri who tells a lie in order to hide her parents’ divorce and those around Du Ri who work to protect her.


    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Suzy, Yang Se Jong, Ha Young, Park Se Wan, Kim Do Wan, Kim Min Ho, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 20

    Broadcast Details: all episodes released simultaneously at 4 p.m. KST on Netflix

    Based on the webtoon “The Girl Downstairs,” “Doona!” is a romance drama about an ordinary university student and a retired K-pop idol who meet at a share house. Lee Doona (Suzy) is a former idol who stays in a share house near a university, while Won Jun (Yang Se Jong) is a college student who decides to live alone due to the long commute.

    “High Cookie”

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Nam Ji Hyun, Choi Hyun Wook, Kim Moo Yeol, Jung Da Bin, Seo Bum June, Chae Seo Eun, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 23

    Broadcast Details: U+ Mobile TV

    “High Cookie” is about an elite high school that gets swallowed up by dangerous handmade cookies that make people’s dreams come true. Nam Ji Hyun takes on the role of Choi Soo Young, who starts part-time work at a factory to raise her younger sister Choi Min Young (Jung Da Bin) and voluntarily jumps into the swamp created by the cookies to save her sister.

    “The Third Marriage”

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Oh Seung Ah, Yoon Sun Woo, Oh Se Young, Mun Ji Hu, Park Young Woon, Ban Hyo Jung, Yoon Hae Young, Ahn Nae Sang, Jeon No Min, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 23

    Broadcast Details: weekdays at 7:05 p.m. KST on MBC

    “The Third Marriage” is about love and marriage that bloom amidst an intense game of truth between a woman who lives a fake life and a woman who fights to uncover the lies. Oh Seung Ah plays Jung Da Jung, who dreams of a happy newlywed life with Baek Sang Chul (Mun Ji Hu) but is unexpectedly betrayed by her best friend.

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    “Castaway Diva”

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Park Eun Bin, Kim Hyo Jin, Chae Jong Hyeop, Cha Hak Yeon, Kim Joo Heon, Lee Re, Shin Joo Hyup, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 28

    Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 9:20 p.m. KST on tvN

    “Castaway Diva” is a romantic comedy following the story of a girl who drifted out onto a deserted island while on her way to Seoul to partake in an audition to become a singer. Park Eun Bin plays Seo Mok Ha, a girl who gets rescued from an uninhabited island after 15 years.

    “Perfect Marriage Revenge”

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Sung Hoon, Jung Yoo Min, Kang Shin Hyo, Jin Ji Hee, Lee Min Young, Jeon No Min, Lee Mi Sook, Kim Eung Soo, Oh Seung Yun, Do Yoo, Ban Hyo Jung, Jin Hee Kyung, Lee Byung Joon, Kim Ye Ryung, Lee Myung Hoon, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 28

    Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 9:50 p.m. KST on MBN, available on Viki

    Based on a popular webtoon, “Perfect Marriage Revenge” follows the story of Han Yi Joo (Jung Yoo Min), a woman who enters into a contract marriage with a man named Seo Do Guk (Sung Hoon) to seek revenge on her original husband.

    “The Matchmakers”

    12+ K-Dramas To Look Forward To In October 2023

    Cast: Rowoon, Cho Yi Hyun, Park Ji Young, Jo Han Chul, Lee Hae Young, Choi Hee Jin, Jin Hee Kyung, Jung Shin Hye, Park Ji Won, Jung Bo Min, Oh Ye Ju, Park Hwan Hee, Heo Nam Joon, Son Sang Yeon, Choi Kyung Hoon, etc.

    Premiere Date: October 30

    Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:45 p.m. KST on KBS2, available on Viki

    “The Matchmakers” tells the story of young widower Shim Jung Woo (Rowoon) and young widow Jung Soon Deok (Cho Yi Hyun) as well as the struggle the two go through together to marry off Joseon era’s unmarried women and men who are considered older than the typical prime age range.


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