4 New Korean Dramas in August 2018

A new month is here to give us some brand new shows to watch. We have four* new dramas to choose from, including a horror romance and crime thrillers. I’ve been inactive recently in watching dramas, so I’m looking forward to the new titles this August. Unfortunately, none of them has caught my attention (I think I’m really suffering from a slump, ): ) Anyway, I hope you enjoy these new shows and indulge yourself in different worlds with unique characters you could hardly meet in real life. Here are some basic details about the new dramas to guide you in selecting which shows to watch as they air.

1. Familiar Wife (Watch on VIKI)

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Premiere Date: August 1, 2018

Network: tvN

Time Slot: Wed & Thu at 21:30 KST

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Director: Lee Sang-yeob (previous works: Shopping King Louis, Mr. Baek)

Writer: Yang Hee-seung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Oh My Ghost)

Starring: Ji Sung & Han Ji-min

Synopsis: An unhappily married couple suddenly find themselves living entirely different lives after the husband travels back in time and makes a series of decisions that change their futures.

2. Voice 2

Premiere Date: August 11, 2018

Network: OCN

Time Slot: Sat & Sun at 22:20 KST

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Director: Lee Seung-young (The Missing, TEN 2)

Writer: Ma Jin-won

Starring: Lee Jin-wook & Lee Ha-na

Synopsis: Another serial killer has murdered his victims. A team of police officers from the 112 emergency call center relies on the voice they hear to catch the killer and other criminals.

3. Lovely Horribly

Lovely Horribly Poster 1

Premiere Date: August 13, 2018

Network: KBS2

Time Slot: Mon & Tue at 22:00 KST

Genre: Horror, Romance

Director: Kang Min-kyung

Writer: Park Min-joo

Starring: Park Si-hoo and Song Ji-hyo

Synopsis: A screenwriter who can see ghosts suffers from fear as everything she writes subsequently happens in real-life. She is bound by an unusual fate to a top star, and when they work together for a TV series, mysterious things start to take place around them.

4. The Ghost Detective

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Premiere Date: August 29, 2018

Network: KBS2

Time Slot: Wed & Thu at 22:00 KST

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Director: Lee Jae-hoon (Chief KimPage Turner)

Writer: Han Ji-wan (Wanted)

Starring: Choi Daniel & Park Eun-bin

Synopsis: A detective tries to solve the case of his younger sibling’s bizarre death with the help of his fearless assistant. Together, they solve other cases, some of which involve ghosts.

*Excluding weekend dramas from KBS2, MBC, and SBS.


Me? Just an ordinary lad with an extraordinary (says this something called 'stereotype') habit of watching Korean dramas. It started with action-filled City Hunter and the rest, as they say, is history.