If you have anything on your calendar this month, you're probably going to have to delete a few entries, or maybe even just throw out everything. With at least 17 titles scheduled to premiere over the next 30 days — including highly anticipated ones such as the Korean adaptation of Money Heist and the comebacks of So Ji-sub, Kang Ha-neul, and Seo Yea-ji — the life of a k-drama fan is booked and busy!
June 1: Eve
Seo Yea-ji (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay) comes back to k-drama as the titular Eve who dedicates her life to avenging her slain father in this 16-episode tvN series. She sets her sights on seducing the chaebol Kang Yoon-gyeom (Park Byung-eun, Lost), but eventually divorces him.
What ensues is an expensive lawsuit of makjang proportions. Will Eve’s carefully-plotted revenge plans come to fruition? Or will she cave in and be destroyed in the process?
Where to watch: Viu, Wednesdays and Thursdays
June 3: Doctor Lawyer
So Ji-sub (Oh My Venus) is back in this 16-episode medical legal drama about a genius surgeon, Han Yi-han, who decides to become a medical malpractice lawyer after losing everything from a fabricated surgery.
Lim Soo-hyang (ID: Gangnam Beauty) stars opposite him as a medical crime prosecutor who lost a family member due to a surgery Han Yi-han performed.
Where to watch: Disney+, Fridays and Saturdays
June 3: Why Her?
We’ve got another noona romance, this time with a young Hwang In-yeop (True Beauty) playing a law student who falls in love with the much older Oh Soo-jae (Seo Hyun-jin, Beauty Inside) — a former hotshot lawyer who is now his professor.
Where to watch: Viu, Fridays and Saturdays
June 4: Cleaning Up
Yum Jung-ah (SKY Castle), Jeon So-min (Show Window), and Kim Jae-hwa (Oh My Baby) star in this adaptation of the 2019 British series of the same name.
The trio of cleaning ladies take advantage of their “invisibility” at the securities firm they work at to engage in insider trading — in what looks to be a fun and thrilling 16-episode comedy.
Where to watch: TVING, Saturdays and Sundays
June 5: To My Star Season 2: Our Untold Stories
After becoming a huge hit in East Asia, the 2021 boys’ love (BL) web drama To My Star gets a Netflix movie remake and a second season.
In the first season, actor Kang Seo-joon (Son Woo-hyun, Revolutionary Sisters) and chef Han Ji-woo (Kim Kang-min, Hospital Playlist 1 and 2) treat their individual pains, and eventually discover their love for each other. Season 2 will revolve around the pair's relationship and how they solve their problems together, but will their love last forever?
Where to watch: Viki, Sundays
June 6: Link: Eat, Love, Kill
In this 16-episode romance fantasy from tvN, Chef Eun Gye-hoon (Yeo Jin-goo, Beyond Evil) opens a restaurant in the town where his twin sister disappeared two decades ago. There, he meets a stranger and is bemused to learn that he can feel what she feels, such as joy, sorrow, and pain.
The stranger turns out to be Noh Da-hyun (Moon Ga-young, True Beauty), a woman who believes smiling will bring good fortune, but seems to have bad luck in both life and love.
Where to watch: Disney+, Mondays and Tuesdays
June 8: Insider
In his first k-drama after his award-winning performance in When the Camellia Blooms, Kang Ha-neul transforms into a man out for revenge.
In this 16-episode JTBC action-suspense thriller, he plays Kim Yo-han, a judicial trainee who finds himself in prison after getting involved in an insider operation to investigate a corrupt prosecutor played by Heo Sung-tae (Squid Game).
Where to watch: TVING, Wednesdays and Thursdays
June 10: Yumi’s Cells – Season 2
Yumi and her cells are back! The second season of the drama based on the eponymous slice-of-life webtoon will see Daehan Noodles Assistant Manager Kim Yumi (Kim Go-eun, Goblin) nursing her broken heart after a breakup — of course, with the help of her adorable cells.
Over this season's 14 episodes, she grows closer to her charming coworker Bobby Yoo (GOT7’s Park Jin-young, The Devil Judge).
Where to watch: TVING, Fridays and Saturdays
June 10: New Normal Zine
Cha Ji-Min (Jung Hye-sung, Good Manager) loves the slow, quiet life. After her previous company closed, she became an editor for the digital magazine New Normal Zine, reporting to the workaholic Chief Editor Song Ro-ji (Hwang Seung-un, Welcome to Wedding Hell).
Will Ji-min survive her new company or will she find herself in constant conflict with her new boss?
Where to watch: TVING, Fridays
June 15: Jinxed at First
We've got another fantasy romance this month, this time from KBS2. Adapted from a webcomic of the same name, this series revolves around the poor and unlucky Gong Soo-kwang (Na In-woo, Mr. Queen) and Lee Seul-bi (Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun, Private Lives), a woman who can see the near future of whomever she touches.
Where to watch: IQIYI, Wednesdays and Thursdays
June 18: Alchemy of Souls
Four souls entwined by fate come undone in this fantasy Joseon-era drama from the famed Hong sisters (Hotel del Luna).
The 20-episode drama stars Lee Jae-wook (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol) as a nobleman and Jung So-min (Because This is My First Life) as an elite warrior, trapped in a woman’s body, who teaches him to fight.
Where to watch: Netflix, Saturdays and Sundays
June 24: Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
The long-awaited Korean franchise of the Spanish hit "Casa de Papel" (aka Money Heist) takes us to the Mint of a Unified Korea and how a gang of sophisticated thieves attempt to steal from it. But will they be able to pull off such a daring heist intact and unscathed?
Driven by an intriguing storyline, this 12-episode series is led by some of the biggest names in Korean cinema: Yoo Ji-tae (Mad Dog) as the Professor, Jeon Jong-seo (The Call) as Tokyo, and Park Hae-soo (Squid Game) as Berlin. We can't wait to see how Korea spins a beloved heist show and makes it their own.
Where to watch: Netflix
June 24: Anna
This intriguing 8-episode thriller revolves around the lies surrounding Lee Yu-mi (Bae Suzy, Start-Up), a woman suffering from a rare antisocial personality disorder. As someone with Ripley Syndrome, Yu-mi cannot distinguish between the truth and lies, and even believes lies about herself. But a simple lie leads her to live someone else's life — Anna.
The cast of Anna also includes Kim Joon-han (Hospital Playlist), Jung Eun-chae (The King Eternal Monarch), and Park Ye-young (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha).
Where to watch: Coupang Play, Fridays
June 24: Ultimate Weapon Alice
This 8-episode teen action drama follows the lives of a mysterious student, Gyeo Woo (Park Se-wan, So Not Worth It), who transfers to a new school and meets Yeo Reum (Song Geon-hee, Snowdrop), who suffers from trauma. No one knows, though, that Gyeo Woo is a killer.
The action begins when the pair is chased by a criminal organization.
Where to watch: Watcha, Fridays
June 25: The Witch is Alive
Three women who all have different backgrounds and problems, but who all have reasons to want to murder someone come together in this 16-episode black comedy: A woman whose husband is having an affair (Lee Yu-ri, My Father Is Strange). The daughter-in-law of a chaebol family trapped in her marriage (Lee Min-young, Love ft. Marriage and Divorce). A widow who suddenly comes into money thanks to her late husband's life insurance policy (Yoon So-yi, The Last Empress).
Where to watch: TBD, Saturdays and Sundays
June 27: Cafe Minamdang
Based on the web novel Minamdang: Case Note, this 16-episode mystery drama stars Seo In-guk (Doom At Your Service) as former criminal profiler Nam Han-joon, who now swindles people as a smooth-talking "shaman" in the fortune-telling shop Minamdang.
Oh Yeon-seo (A Korean Odyssey) stars opposite him as Han Jae-hee, an enthusiastic detective who somehow gets tangled up with Nam Han-joon and his partners.
Where to watch: Netflix, Mondays and Tuesdays
June 29: Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Park Eun-bin (The King's Affection) has signed up for another challenging role, this time as Woo Young-woo, a brilliant lawyer with Asperger's syndrome — she has an extremely high IQ, impressive memory and creative ideas, but she struggles with social interactions.
The 16-episode series will also star Kang Tae-oh (Run On) and Kang Ki-young (What's Wrong With Secretary Kim).
Where to watch: Netflix, Wednesdays and Thursdays