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New k-dramas to watch in January 2024

Updated: Jan 23

Noonas, the new year is off to a fantastic start for us k-drama fans! The amazing slate of anticipated shows premiering this month includes everything from staple rom-coms to black comedies and more of the vigilante-themed shows we loved last year. 


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January 1: Marry My Husband

The hardworking Park Min-young (Love in Contract) is back in this gripping 16-episode drama that will blend romance and fantasy. She plays a wife who is tragically murdered by her cheating husband, and then finds herself transported 10 years into the past. With a second chance at life, she's determined to rewrite her fate.  


Where to watch: Prime Video


January 2: Love Song for Illusion

Based on a webtoon of the same name, this series will transport us to a world of historical intrigue and fantasy. The drama features Park Ji-hoon (Weak Hero Class 1) as a crown prince with an alternate personality as the town fashion designer, and newcomer Hong Ye-ji as a female assassin who loses her memory and becomes a concubine. 


Where to watch: Viu, starting on Jan. 3


January 5: Gyeongseong Creature Part 2

The thrilling continuation of Gyeongseong Creature arrives with Part 2. Set in 1945 Seoul under Japanese rule, this action-packed drama stars Park Seo-joon (Dream) and Han So-hee (My Name) as an entrepreneur and a sleuth fighting a monstrous creation of human greed. This Netflix original series combines historical elements with sci-fi and thriller, making for an edge-of-your-seat experience.


Where to watch: Netflix


January 12: Knight Flower

Knight Flower takes us back to the Joseon era, with the gorgeous Honey Lee (One The Woman) portraying a widow leading a double life. By day, she's a demure homemaker, but by night, she becomes a vigilante helping those in need. This 12-episode historical drama from MBC combines mystery and comedy to entertain and intrigue.  


January 17: A Shop for Killers

The impressive Kim Hye-joon (Inspector Koo) stars as a woman who inherits a shop from her uncle, Lee Dong-wook (Bad and Crazy), only to discover it's literally a shop for killers. As she uncovers her family's dark secrets, the stakes get higher.  


Where to watch: Disney+  


January 19: LTNS 

In this unique comedy, Esom (A Taxi Driver) and Ahn Jae-hong (Fight for My Way) play an exhausted, sexless married couple who turn to blackmailing cheating couples to make money. For the uninformed, LTNS stands for long time no sex. This unconventional six-episode series presents a satirical look at modern relationships.


Where to watch: Viu


January 19: The Bequeathed

This six-episode Netflix thriller stars Kim Hyun-joo (Hellbound) as a woman who inherits a mountain and a gravesite from a forgotten uncle, which leads to a series of mysterious incidents. The series reunites her with director Yeon Sang-ho, who was also behind Hellbound.


Where to watch: Netflix


January 21: Captivating The King

Jo Jung-suk (Hospital Playlist) and Shin Se-kyung (Run On) star in this historical romance drama about a miserable king seeking solace, and the spy who sets out to overthrow him. Their paths cross in a tale of forbidden love amidst palace intrigue. From the writer of The Crowned Clown, this drama will see episodes 1 and 2 both released on Jan. 21.


Where to watch: Netflix

 

January 26: Flex X Cop

This mystery romance drama features Ahn Bo-hyun (Military Prosecutor Doberman) enforcing the law again, this time as a wealthy heir turned police detective. He teams up with a tough female detective played by Park Ji-hyun, and together they tackle crime using his wealth and her smarts.  


Where to watch: Disney+


January 27: Doctor Slump

Top stars Park Shin-hye (Memories of Alhambra) and Park Hyung-sik (Happiness) will don lab coats to entertain us in this medical rom-com about former school rivals who reunite when they’re both at one of the lowest points in their lives. Their journey of rediscovery and romance is set against a backdrop of what promises to be a heartwarming medical drama.  


Where to watch: Netflix


January 31: Queen of Divorce


Lee Ji-ah (Penthouse) is a betrayed wife who turns herself into Korea's top divorce fixer in this legal drama. She combines clever schemes and sharp wit to help clients escape bad marriages, with the help of a former prosecutor played by Kang Ki-young, who impressed fans the last time he played a lawyer in Extraordinary Attorney Woo


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