12 Korean Web-Dramas to watch in 2018 again

It’s a season of many new K-dramas, which means there are tons to choose from and be excited about. But what happens when all these K-dramas are finished and you’re longing for another series to binge watch? Sometimes web-dramas (super short dramas) are the best to watch because they’re short, sweet, and get straight to the meat of the plot that we’re usually dying to see.

Here’s a solid list of Korean web-dramas to watch the next time you go through that awful K-drama drought.

 

Splash Splash Love

“Splash Splash Love” stars Highlight’s Yoon Doojoon and the charming Kim Seul Gi in a drama world where history and modern day collide. Dan Bi (Kim Seul Gi) is a high school student who magically transports to the Joseon period. In this unfamiliar environment, she meets King Lee Do (Yoon Doojoon). While the two find comfort in each other’s company, they fall in love and embark on a wild romance. The drama is only two short and sweet episodes, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t watch it already!

Page Turner

“Page Turner” has a cast of very visually appealing stars, which won’t disappoint you. Starring Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, and Shin Jae Ha, there won’t be a second to be bored. Yoon Yoo Seul (Kim So Hyun), who is under the pressure of her mom, is an aspiring pianist who goes blind in a tragic accident. The best part of this short and sweet drama is the love triangle that ensues between her, Seo Jin Mok (Shin Jae Ha), and Cha Sik (Ji Soo). You’ll want to know who she ends up choosing!

EXO Next Door

I’m pretty sure almost every EXO-L has watched this web drama a hundred times, but even if you’re not stans of the K-pop group, it’s still worth the watch. Starring the EXO members along with Moon Ga Young, this web drama tells the tale of a girl whose favorite group just so happens to move in next door. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it?

High-End Crush

“High-End Crush” is about a rich CEO by the name of Choi Se Hoon (Jung Il Woo). On a random fateful day, he meets Yoo YI Ryeong (Jin Se Yeon), who lives in the countryside in the middle of nowhere with her grandmother. Wanting Yi Ryeong to sign a contract with his company, Se Hoon sets out to win her over and in the process discovers that his feelings for her run far more deeper than business.

Noble, My Love

Sung Hoon plays Lee Kang Hoon, an arrogant and hard-headed heir who falls in love with a cheerful veterinarian by the name of Cha Yoon Seo (Kim Jae Kyung). Although they are initially quick to turn each other down and find each other more annoying than anything, their feelings for each other grow intense and strong. But what happens when Kang Hoon’s wealth and family name hinders the potential relationship between the two? Make sure you check it out to find out!

One Sunny Day

“One Sunny Day” is a more slow-paced K-drama that follows Kim Ji Ho (So Ji Sub) and a girl named Kim Ji Ho (Kim Ji Won) as they spend a week on Jeju Island. Both are sent there for work, but So Ji Sub’s character is in the process of getting over a broken heart. As he spends the week in the same guesthouse as Ji Ho, he finds that he is drawn to her cheerful personality. He must sort out his feelings and find out if he is able to love again despite his painful past.

The Universe’s Star

“The Universe’s Star” is the first part of the “Three Color Fantasy” series launched by MBC. It stars EXO’s Suho as the famous singer Woo Joo and Ji Woo as Byul Yi, the angel of death. Byul Yi is Woo Joo’s number one die hard fan and also happens to bump into him by chance one fateful day. The two embark on a unique relationship and although Woo Joo doesn’t see it at first, he realizes how strong his feelings for Byul Yi really are. It’s a dark but romantic tale that can’t be missed!

Secret Message

T.O.P plays Woo Hyun, an aspiring filmmaker who starts conversing with a Japanese woman named Haruka (Ueno Juri) through a mobile messaging app. Although they are not communicating in the same language, they are able to understand what the other is saying through translations. It’s a beautiful and simple romantic tale that shows that language barriers know no bounds when it comes to love. If you’re a fan of T.O.P, you don’t want to miss his amazing acting skills in this role!

20’s

“20’s” is an adorable series starring Lee Da In and Highlight’s Lee Gi Kwang. The story is like a fairy-tale dream come true as it follows two friends, who previously attended middle school together, meeting again in college. What’s changed in college is that Gi Kwang is now a very famous K-pop star. Although the two have been apart for awhile, they rekindle their friendship and find themselves in a whirlwind of a romance. It’s a romantic and adorable series where you’ll find yourself never wanting it to end!

7 First Kisses

This drama was way too short. Starring Lee Cho Hee as the Lotte Duty Free employee who has never dated, “7 First Kisses” gained a lot of publicity with its mega Hallyu star-studded cast, which included the likes of Choi Ji Woo, Lee Joon Gi, Park Hae Jin, Ji Chang Wook, EXO’s Kai, 2PM’s Taecyeon, Lee Jong Suk, and Lee Min Ho. I know, right? Enough said.

Love Cells

“Love Cells” stars a very young Kim Yoo Jung, Park Sun Ho, and Nam Ji Hyun. It’s a fantasy rom-com about Navi (Kim Yoo Jung), a cat that looks like a human. Navi teaches Ma Dae Choong (Park Sun Ho) all about love as he hasn’t been lucky when it comes to relationships. He particularly has his eye on mega star, Seo Rin (Nam Ji Hyun). You’ll also get a kick out of seeing a young Kim Woo Bin in the series!

Gogh, The Starry Night

Probably one of my favorite web dramas on this list, “Gogh, The Starry Night” stars Go Ho (Kwon Yuri) as a single woman who works at an advertising company. She’s one lucky lady as there are several men who make their advances at her. Will she choose Kang Tae Ho (Kim Young Kwang), Hwang Ji Hoon (Lee Ji Hoon), or Oh Jung Min (Shin Jae Ha)? It’s an entertaining watch and you’ll be happy to see who or how she ends up picking her man!

15 K-dramas wort wait to watch in 2018

What new dramas are waiting for us on the horizon in the new year? Here are 14 K-dramas, and a Japanese drama starring a Korean celebrity, we can’t wait to watch in 2018. Scroll down to reveal them all!

1. Spring Has Come

Okay, this isn’t a K-drama, but it stars our dearest, EXO’s Kai! In this new Japanese drama, Kishikawa Naoko (Kurashina Kana, The Reason I Can’t Find My Love) is a 31-year-old lingerie store employee. As a single sales associate at a lingerie department store, her days are always predictable and boring. In short, Naoko’s life is thoroughly dull.

Lee Ji Won (EXO’s Kai, Andante) is a handsome and charming photographer from South Korea. While visiting Japan, he runs into Naoko. As he grows closer to her and her family, Lee Ji Won begins to have a profound impact on both Naoko and the rest of the Kishikawa clan.

With her dull life suddenly not so dull anymore, Kishikawa Naoko doesn’t know how to adapt as Lee Ji Won creates change all around her. But when the sales associate and the photographer are both so different, will their new spring of change end in a warm summer?

2. Reunited Worlds

Premieres on DramaFever: Jan. 19

Sung Hae Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) is a cheery high school student. Being the eldest sibling, he wants to provide for his family instead of going to college. On the day of his 19th birthday, he gets into a car accident and passes out. He wakes up on the top of his school building. He thinks he survived and everything is normal. Except everyone thinks he died 12 years ago, and he hasn’t aged at all.

Jung Jung Won (Lee Yeon Hee) is Hae Sung’s best friend. She was the one who took him to the place where he had his accident. Distraught, she has been unable to move on from the incident since. Having failed to pursue her dreams under the stress, she works as a kitchen assistant at a nice restaurant.

One night, Jung Won finds a young man passed out in front of her house. He is Hae Sung, her first love. She is now 31; he is 19. Can they pick up their love where they left off, or will their reunited worlds always stay separate?

3. Manhole

For 28 years, Bong Pil (Kim Jae Joong) has loved only one woman: His childhood friend Kang Soo Jin (Uee). But Soo Jin is getting married to a pharmacist fiance in a week, and there seems to be nothing he can do about it. One day, by pure coincidence, Bong Pil slips down a manhole and discovers he can time travel back and forth through it. Could a strange turn of fate bring Bong Pil and Kang Soo Jin together?

4. Mother

Lee Bo Young played a mother whose daughter gets kidnapped in God’s Gift – 14 Days. In Mother, she plays a woman who kidnaps a girl and decides to become her mother. This a remake of the eponymous Japanese drama premieres on Jan. 24 on tvN.

5. Are You Human Too?

When an heir of a conglomerate family, Nam Shin (Seo Kang Joon of Cheese in the Trap and Hwajung), accidentally falls into a coma, his dad puts up an AI that looks just like him. The AI, also played by Seo Kang Joon, goes nowhere without his bodyguard Kang So Bong (Gong Seung Yeon of Circle). This AI drama, which slightly reminds us of I’m Not a Robot, is directed by Cha Young Hoon of Uncontrollably Fond.

6. Cross

“I became a doctor to take revenge on him,” genius doctor Kang In Kyu (Go Kyung Pyo) says in a dark voice in the trailer. Kang and another doctor Go Jung Hoon (Jo Jae Hyun) cross “virtue and vice, and life and death” in this thriller K-drama. It also stars Jeon So Min of Running Man. Cross is directed by Tunnel’s Shin Yong Hui and premieres on Jan. 29 on tvN.

7. Children of a Lesser God

Facts, logic, and numbers drive Chun Jae In (Kang Ji Hwan), a detective with an IQ of 167. Chun only trusts scientific investigations, while his partner Kim Dan (Kim Ok Bin) relies on her intuition to uncover an organized crime group. Children of a Lesser God is a thriller directed by Kang Shin Hyo (Heirs, Tazza, and Midas) and written by Han Woo Ri. It’s scheduled to air in February on OCN.

8. Evergreen (That Man Oh Soo)

Modern Cupid Oh Soo (CNBlue’s Jonghyun) helps twenty-somethings fall in love through his magical petal dust. His misuse of the dust makes him fall for Yoo Ri (Kim So Eun of Our Gab Soon). Would their love story turn out to be tales of destiny or Cupid’s mistake? This fantasy romance is scheduled to air in March on OCN.

9. My Mister

When IU and Lee Sun Kyoon confirmed to star in My Mister, people were shocked by their 18-year age gap. In My Mister, Lee Ji Ahn (IU) gets hired to spy on Park Dong Hoon (Lee Sun Kyoon), a seemingly average structural engineer at an architectural company. Realizing that he’s harmless and actually warm-hearted, Lee slowly falls for him. The drama also stars Park’s two brothers Park Sang Hoon (Oh Dal Soo) and Park Ki Hoon (Song Se Byuk), and mother Byun Yo Soon (Na Moon Hee). My Mister is directed by Kim Won Seok of Incomplete Life (Misaeng) and Signal. It’s scheduled to air after Mother ends on tvN.

10. Live

Starring Lee Kwang Soo and Jung Yoo Mi, Live tells a story of the police officers. It’s written by No Hee Kyung of That Winter, the Wind Blows, The World That They Live In, More Beautiful Than A Flower, and Padam Padam. Live is scheduled to air in March on tvN.

11. Mister Sunshine

In Mister Sunshine, a young Korean boy accidentally gets on board a US warship and arrives in the United States in 1871. The boy returns to his motherland as a US soldier and finds the love of his life. This historical K-drama stars Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Byun Yo Han. This is screenwriter Kim Eun Sook and director Lee Eung Bok’s third collaboration since Goblin and Descendants of the Sun. It’s scheduled to air in July on tvN.

12. Longing Heart

Kang Shin Woo (Lee Jung Shin) is a math teacher who never forgot how he didn’t buck up the courage to confess his feelings for the girl of his dreams back in high school. Now an eerie twist of fate will pull him back into the past and finds himself face-to-face with a familiar face. His first love is none other than Han Ji Soo (Lee Yeol Eum). A kind and attractive student, she harbors a painful secret. Since Shin Woo didn’t end up with her the first time, he knows that this is his second shot at love. Unfortunately for him, he’s got stiff competition: his younger self, Kang Shin woo (Seo Ji Hoon). Will Shin Woo fight for his teenage heart or for his own? It’s a battle between two men from two different times, yet only one can win out.

13. I’m Not a Robot

Kim Min Kyu ( Yoo Seung Ho) is both a genius and the primary shareholder of KM Financial, the country’s largest financial company. He’s also never had a girlfriend and claims to be “allergic” to humans. Enter Jo Ji Ah (Chae Soo Bin), an ambitious entrepreneur and a mechanical engineering whiz. Her ex-boyfriend, Hong Baek Kyung (Uhm Ki Joon) is a world-renowned intelligent engineering professor who creates a female android named Aji-3 that looks exactly like her. Through an odd set of circumstances, Ji Ah Jo ends up pretending to be her own likeness, Aji-3. Now she’s caught in a strange love triangle with two geniuses, and the pressure to keep up the ruse can make anyone feel a bit robotic.

14. Misty

Go Hye Ran (Kim Nam-Joo) is a popular anchorwoman for a prime time news show. She works hard at her job. One day, Go Hye Ran becomes the suspect in a murder case. Her husband, Kang Tae Wook (Ji Jin-Hee), worked as a prosecutor in the past, but he now works as a public defender. Their marriage has been on the rocks, but when Kang Tae Wook decides to defend his wife, will they fall in love again? Misty is scheduled for February 2 on JTBC.

15. Radio Romance

Song Geu Rim (Kim So Hyun) works as a radio program writer. Her mother is blind, and as a child she listened to the radio frequently with her mother. This led her to become a radio program writer, but she isn’t exactly talented in writing. Now, the radio program that she works on is facing cancellation. Song Geu Rim succeeds in casting top actor Ji Soo Ho (Yoon Doo Joon) to try to save the show (source). Radio Romance is scheduled to air on KBS2 on January 9.

10 More stars for upcoming K-dramas

New stars are getting confirmed for K-dramas on a weekly basis, so let’s take a look at 10 additional stars who are anxious to take on new roles for drama fans this year.

1. Park Shin Hye

In the second half of this year, the Doctor Crush actress returns to television in the TVN series Memories of the Alhambra.
Her character is an orphan who embarks on a trip to Spain to continue her studies.

2. Hyun Bin

The Secret Garden star would end his 3 year acting hiatus with a role in Memories of the Alhambra. He plays alongside Park Shin Hye as the investment company CEO who falls in love with her during his stay in Granada, Spain.

3. Rain

On May 25, the Please Come Back, Mister actor returns to K-dramas in the JTBC action series Sketch. He will play a genius detective with a sixth sense and executive ability set on catching a serial killer.

4. Lee Sun Bin

She joins Rain’s new series Sketch as a psychic detective. She has the ability to sketch predictive drawings that show what will happen three days in the future.

5. Lee Dong Gun

He’s also confirmed for Sketch and signed on to play a member of the special operations command.

6. Ji Sung

In the second half of this year, and The Entertainer actor leads the series the romantic fantasy Knowing Wife as a bank employee that makes a magical decision which alters the future of his and his wife’s lives.

7. Yoo Yun Suk

In July, the Doctor Romantic actor plans to give drama fans a bad case of second lead syndrome in TVN’s historical melodrama Mr. Sunshine as the tragic character who falls in love with Kim Tae Ri. He’s the son of a poor butcher who traveled to Japan to seek a better life.

8. Lee Byung Hun

The Iris actor will star as an Korean turned American soldier in Mr. Sunshine. His character returns to Korea after leaving as a boy in 1871.

9. Kim Tae Ri

Kim is signed on to play an aristocrat’s daughter and Lee Byung Hun’s love interest in Mr. Sunshine.

10. Park Hae JIn

The Cheese in the Trap star is taking on several roles in the MBC’s mystery rom com Four Men. Park takes on four different personalities as he plays identical brothers.

Which actor’s upcoming performance are you anticipating the most?

My Mister Episodes 9 & 10 Review – Natural Blues

Soooo much to talk about. I love this show. I really do. The pacing is perfect, even with all the angst. And that’s saying a lot–cuz I hate excessive angst. Though even with the angsty bits, I’m always looking forward to the next episode. I want us to start with how Ji An let it slip that Dong Hoon is in the know. I personally was preening during that whole scene. Annoyed, (cuz dammit Yoon Hee, you can’t have it both ways with your men) but overall very happy she was told and had her subsequent break down.