March has brought along with it a treasure trove of interesting dramas with stellar casts. If you’re like me, struggling to keep up with all the dramas premiering this month and clueless about what to watch, here is a handy guide. I know this is late, but as the cliche goes, better late than never.
The new Korean dramas in March 2019 include a lot of thrillers, prompting me to describe March as the “Month of Suspense and Thrillers” in Kdramaland, at least for this year. Oh, I couldn’t wait to say that there’s one show heavy in crazy stuff and comedy.
March 6: Big Issue (Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS)
Big Issue delves into the notorious world of paparazzi media, with Joo Jin-mo (Bad Guys: City of Evil) playing an alcoholic ex-photographer, who is hired by Han Ye-seul‘s (20th Century Boy And Girl) character, an infamous paparazzi group’s chief editor, as a paparazzo.
Reasons to watch: Han Ye-seul’s amazing transformation and the show’s unusual theme which has not yet been explored in Kdramaland.
March 6: Possessed (Wednesdays and Thursdays on OCN)
Song Sae-byeok (My Mister) and Go Jun-hee (Untouchable) star in this supernatural comedy thriller, Possessed, as a detective and a psychic, respectively, who team up to solve cases using their unique talents.
Reasons to watch: K-drama’s infatuation with ghost-hunting dramas has carried over into 2019, and I for one am not complaining. Excited to watch Song and Go’s chemistry as well!
March 11: He Is Psychometric (Mondays & Tuesdays on tvN)
A man who can dig into someone’s memories and secrets through mere touch, and a woman with a secret. What will happen when these two team up to take down criminals? He Is Psychometric stars GOT7’s Jin-young and rookie actress Shin Ye-eun.
Reasons to watch: An interesting premise, and Kim Da-som, who was amazing in Unni is Alive and has kept us waiting for her new drama since 2017.
March 20: Doctor Prisoner (Wednesdays and Thursdays on KBS2)
Doctor Prisoner is a medical crime drama starring Namgoong Min (The Undateables) as a benevolent doctor who is forced to resign because of a false malpractice charge and sent to take over as a prison’s medical director. There, he transforms into a dangerous, vengeful man. Kwon Na-ra (Your Honor) takes on the role of his potential love interest.
Reasons to watch: How thrilling will the show be if the teaser is this good? Also starring: Our favorite dads from SKY Castle, Kim Byung-chul and Choi Won-young.
March 23: Kill It (Saturdays and Sundays on OCN)
In Kill It, Jang Ki-yong (Come and Hug Me) is a veterinarian while Nana (The Good Wife) is a brilliant detective. She’s on the trail of a serial killer, and he himself is a hitman with a dangerous past. What will happen when they cross paths?
Reasons to watch: ALL OF IT. Nana, Jang Ki-yong, their chemistry, the plot that sounds like it’ll give us some serious twists, possible action sequences. Can’t wait for Kill It to kill it.
March 23: Confession (Saturdays and Sundays on tvN)
Confession is a new thriller starring Lee Joon-ho (Wok of Love) as a brilliant prosecutor and Yoo Jae-myung (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes) as a tenacious detective. They have a common enemy—the principle of double jeopardy according to which a case that has already reached an acquittal or conviction cannot be heard again.
Reasons to watch: They had me at Lee Joon-ho and Yoo Jae-myung. And considering tvN’s track record with thrillers (Secret Forest and Signal), I think this has the potential to be one of the best shows of the year.
March 25: Welcome To Waikiki 2 (Mondays and Tuesdays on JTBC)
Lee Yi-kyung returns (from season 1) to reprise his role in this beloved youth comedy, Welcome to Waikiki 2, which centers on the ambitions, friendship, and romances of young people. He’s joined by Kim Sun-ho, Shin Hyun-soo, Ahn So-hee, Moon Ga-young, and Kim Ye-won whose characters all live with him in the unprofitable guesthouse.
Reasons to watch: This teaser, which is a trainwreck and all kinds of hilarious. I’m dying to see the chemistry between all the actors involved.
March 27 The Banker (Wednesdays and Thursdays on MBC)
Kim Sang-joong (Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People) takes the lead in The Banker as a small-town bank manager who is suddenly made Auditor at the bank’s headquarters in Seoul and tasked with solving corruption cases.
Reasons to watch: This video teaser, because we’re nothing if not suckers for an ajusshi doing aegyo, and the Chief Kim-esque vibe I’m getting from it.
Let me know which dramas you’ll be tuning into in the comments below!