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New k-dramas to watch in June 2023

The streaming wars are heating up with major releases on all the main OTT platforms this month. Netflix leads the pack with four new titles, including the highly-anticipated rom-com King the Land and boxing drama Bloodhounds. But Disney+ has Kim Tae-ri's thriller Revenant, Prime Video has vampire OK Taecyeon in Heartbeat, and Viu has the comeback drama of INFINITE’s Kim Myung-soo Numbers.

 

June 9: Bloodhounds

A promising boxer Gun-Woo, portrayed by Woo Do-hwan (The King: Eternal Monarch), quits boxing to pay off his mother’s debt to notorious loan shark Myung-Gil. Gun-Woo starts working for another moneylender, CEO Choi, in this eight-episode action-thriller crime drama. Lee Sang-yi (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha) also stars in the series.


Where to watch: Netflix


June 17: King the Land

In this highly anticipated 16-episode rom-com, Gu Won, a son from a chaebol family played by Lee Jun-ho (The Red Sleeve), is thrown into an inheritance war. He meets Cheon Sa-rang, portrayed by Im Yoon-ah (Big Mouth), who is known as King Hotel's queen of smiles and hospitality.


Where to watch: Netflix


June 17: See You in My 19th Life

This 12-episode romance-fantasy series stars Shin Hye-sun (Mr Queen) as Ban Ji-eum, a woman who remembers all of her previous lives. In her 19th life, she sets out to find Moon Seo-ha, played by Ahn Bo-hyun (Military Prosecutor Doberman), whom she met in her 18th life before it was tragically cut short.


Where to watch: Netflix


June 19: Lies Hidden in My Garden

Kim Tae-hee (Hi Bye, Mama!) stars as Joo-ran, a housewife from a wealthy family whose life is shaken when she learns of the death of Yoon-beom, the husband of Sang-Eun, portrayed by Lim Ji-yeon (The Glory). This thriller-mystery spans eight episodes.


Where to watch: Prime Video


June 23: Revenant

In this 12-episode thriller-mystery-supernatural series, part-time worker Ku San-young, played by Kim Tae-ri (Twenty-Five, Twenty-One), is possessed by a demon that Yeom Hae-sang, a lieutenant in the violent crimes unit portrayed by Oh Jung-se (It's Okay to Not Be Okay), can see. Together, they try to figure out the truth behind the mysterious deaths related to five sacred objects.


Where to watch: Disney+


June 23: Numbers

The 12-episode action-thriller-mystery-business drama Numbers follows Jang Ho-woo, an intelligent accountant at one of the four big accounting firms in South Korea. Played by INFINITE’s Kim Myung-soo (Angel's Last Mission: Love), Jang Ho-woo, despite having only a high school diploma, fights for justice in the face of absurdities at the accounting firm. Choi Jin-hyuk (Zombie Detective) also stars in the series.


Where to watch: Viu, from June 24


June 24: Mrs. Durian

Two Joseon-era women from a noble family time travel to the year 2023 during a lunar eclipse in this 16-episode fantasy-melodrama. The series, also known as Durian's Affair or Lady Durian, stars Park Joo-mi (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce) and Choi Myung-gil (The Good Wife).


Where to watch: Viu


June 26: Heartbeat

In this 16-episode comedy-fantasy-romance series, Sun Woo-hyeol, a half-human and half-vampire played by Ok Taecyeon (Vincenzo), badly wants to become a complete human but misses his chance. He becomes involved with Joo In-hae (Won Ji-an, D.P.), a contract nurse-teacher and guest house manager known as a cold-hearted person. Circumstances somehow lead Sun Woo-hyeol and Joo In-hae to share a house together.


Where to watch: Prime Video


June 30: Celebrity

Park Gyu-young (Dali and the Cocky Prince) stars in this 12-episode Netflix series about the reality of the glamorous and competitive life of celebrities. She portrays Seo Ah-ri, who becomes a celebrity overnight in a whirlwind of events. CNBLUE's Kang Min-hyuk (How to Be Thirty) plays cosmetic company CEO Han Joon-kyeong.

Where to watch: Netflix

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