Can you believe it's already May? K-dramaland is working hard to keep us entertained during this pandemic, with a variety of interesting shows set to premiere this month. Which ones do you plan to watch? Talk to us in the comments below.
Bossam: Stealing Fate
During the Joseon era, bossam referred to a custom where an old bachelor or widower would kidnap a widow by secretly wrapping her in a blanket to make her his wife. In this historical drama, Ba Woo (Jung Il-woo) mistakenly kidnaps a princess, Soo-kyung (Girls’ Generation’s Yuri), the widowed daughter of the king. Premieres on May 1.
Youth of May
Youth of May will take us back to the city of Gwangju during the politically charged month of May 1980, when a student-led uprising against the military regime at the time led to the killing of hundreds of citizens. The k-drama will follow Hwang Hee-tae (played by Lee Do-hyun) and Kim Myung-hee (played by Go Min-si) as they find love amid the turbulent times. This premieres in South Korea on May 3 and starts streaming on Viu on May 4.
Sky Castle’s Kim Seo-hyung is back in Mine, a new drama with Lee Bo-young about strong and ambitious high-society women. Jung Seo Hyun (Kim Seo-hyung) is a chaebol daughter married to the Hyowon Group family’s eldest son, while Seo Hee Soo (Lee Bo-young) is a top actress who gave up her career to marry the chaebol family’s second son. The secrets and lies start unraveling on Netflix on May 8.
Doom at Your Service
The lovely Park Bo-young (Strong Woman Do Bong Soon) is back with a fantasy romance k-drama. She stars as Tak Dong-Kyeong, a highly unlucky web novel editor who seems destined for one tragic fate after another. After calling out to the heavens for an end to her misery, Myul Mang (Seo In Guk) — an intermediary between humans and the heavens — appears and offers her a 100-day contract for the life of her dreams, in exchange for the ultimate price. This premieres on May 10 and starts streaming on Viu on May 11.
Move to Heaven
Lee Je-hoon (Taxi Driver, Signal) must be one of the most hardworking actors in Korea this year. He’s back in this Netflix original series as Jo Sang-gu, an ex-convict who works with his nephew with Asperger’s syndrome, Han Gu-ru (Tang Jun-sang), as “trauma cleaners” — those who clean up crime scenes and organize the belongings of the deceased. Inspired by the essay “Things Left Behind” by Kim Sae Byul, the drama premieres on May 14.
My Roommate Is a Gumiho
Hyeri (Reply 1988) stars in this fantasy comedy as Lee Dam, a college student who accidentally swallows the mythical marble of a 999-year-old gumiho (nine-tailed fox) played by Jang Ki-yong (Search: WWW, Come and Hug Me). The problem is that the marble will break inside a human’s body after one year, killing her and preventing the gumiho from becoming human. Until they figure out how to solve their problem, the two decide to live under the same roof. This comedy starts streaming on iQiyi on May 26.