by Mio, March 25, 2020

Hello to all the MDL readers,

You might remember me (or maybe not!) from my past articles with guides to Korean and/or Thailand dramas for Fall and Winter season. I am back with another guide, this time it will be about Spring dramas that will hit small screens in South Korea.

With everything going on in the world, some drama and stress relief time is definitely much needed.
I hope you are all well and safe! #StayAtHome

Now, I present to you the Spring dramas of 2020 that are showing already and will premiere soon in South Korea!

Nobody Knows

Detective Young Jin, from the regional investigation unit, has only one thing on her mind: to catch the 'Stigmata' serial killer that murdered her friend 19 years ago. She carries guilt and trauma over the event. She has no friends and lives alone...

AIRING | Mon - Tue on SBS 


Dong Baek has an extraordinary ability. He can peer into the memories of whoever he touches. With his supernatural power, get-it-done attitude, and eye-pleasing looks, he is fervently revered worldwide as a superstar detective...

AIRING | Wed - Thu on tvN   

Hospital Playlist

A drama depicting the stories of people going through their days that seemingly ordinary but actually special, at the hospital, a place known as the microcosm of life - where someone is being born, and someone's life meets their ending. The five doctors are long time friends of 20 years who started their undergrad in 1999 in the same medical school, and now they are colleagues at the same hospital. The drama will also deal with the story of a band formed by a group of doctors. 

Jo Jung Suk
Yoo Yeon Seok
Jung Kyung Ho

ON AIR | Thursdays on tvN

Kingdom Season 2

Continuation from Season 1... 

ALL episodes out on NETFLIX!

Find Me In Your Memory

The story revolves around a man with hyperthymesia, a condition that gives people the ability to remember an abnormally vast amount of their life experiences in vivid detail, and a woman who has forgotten the most important moments of her life...

AIRING Wed - Thu on MBC

A Piece of Your Mind

An innovator in the world of artificial intelligence programming, Moon Ha Won has made quite a name for himself in the AI industry...
As a classical music recording engineer, Seo Woo hasn’t had the easiest life...
As the two begin a journey together, they come to find that sometimes two different halves really can make a whole!

Jung Hae In
Chae Soo Bin

MARCH 23 | Mon - Tue on tvN

365: Repeat the Year

A story where ten people get the chance to go back in time by one year, but unexpectedly mysterious situations start to arise when their fates are changed and twisted in the process. 

Premieres March 23 | Mon - Tue on MBC

The World of the Married

Ji Sun Woo is a family medicine doctor. She is married to Lee Tae Oh, and they have a son. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others. 

MARCH 27 | Fri - Sat on jTBC

Meow, the Secret Boy

A graphic designer in her mid-twenties, Sol Ah, harbours dreams of becoming a web-based comic author and has always had a love-hate relationship with cats. But Sol Ah’s life changes fast when she brings home a friendly feline...

Kim Myung Soo (L)
Shin Ye Eun
Seo Ji Hoon

  Premiere on March 25 | Wed - Thu on KBS2

Eccentric! Chef Moon

Moon Seung Mo is a popular chef. Due to the sudden deaths of his parents by fire, he moves to Seoha Village. His peaceful daily life suddenly changes there with the sudden appearance of Yoo Yoo Jin. 

MARCH 27 | Fri - Sat on Channel A

Somehow Family

"Somehow Family" is the story of a married couple, Sung Dong Il and Jin Hee Kyung, who runs a boarding house near the airport and live with various people who work at the said airport. 

Premieres March 29 | Sundays on TV Chosun   


Based off the webtoon of the same name, it's the story of a police officer whose attempt to bring down a nationwide criminal organization ends up with him losing not only his beloved wife but also both of his eyes and the person he once was. He’s forced into becoming a murderer, and after he receives artificial eyes with unique abilities created by the special organization Rugal’s biotechnology, he sets himself on a mission to wipe out the criminal organization.  

Choi Jin Hyuk
Park Sung Woong

Premiering on MARCH 28 | Sat-Sun on OCN    

Once Again

"Once Again" is about the turbulent divorce story of the Song family that ends in the discovery of romance and familial love. The Song family includes a frugal father, a cute but materialistic mother, and four adult children with their own quirks and family troubles. 

MARCH 28 | Sat-Sun on KBS2

Fatal Promise

A fierce revenge melodrama about a girl who is pushed to the edge of a cliff while fighting the unjust and a man who breaks his promise with her and starts a family of his own, reuniting 7 years later. 

MARCH 30 | Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri on KBS2

How to Buy a Friend

This drama is based on a webtoon of the same name and tells the story of high school students Chan Hong and Don Hyuk, who lead totally different lives. Kim So Hye will be playing the role of senior high school student Uhm Se Yoon, who is the most popular girl at school and has a crush on Chan Hong. 

Lee Shin Young
Shin Seung Ho
Kim So Hye


 Premiere date is APRIL 6 | Mon - Tue on KBS2

Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation

This drama is a crime action investigation drama about police investigator Jin Kang Ho from the serious crime squad who never gives up on a case until he gets to the end of it. He will solve unsolved cases with a team consisting of a passionate producing director (PD) of an investigative show with low viewership ratings, a detective who used to be a profiler, a bar CEO who puts his violent past behind, and a funeral director who used to be a well-esteemed autopsy doctor at the National Forensic Service (NIS). 

APRIL 4 Pushed back to MAY | Sat-Sun on OCN

When My Love Blooms

The show is an emotional melodrama that depicts the reunion of past lovers during their 40s. This is a melodramatic tale about first love. Han Jae Hyun is the son-in-law of the JS group's chairman. He used to be an active protestor during college and is passionate about life. However, as he grew older, he only wants money and power. Yoon Ji Soo came from a family with a good background. However, she became a single mother and is struggling in life after her family's accident.  

Premieres APRIL 18 | Every Sat-Sun on tvN

The King: Eternal Monarch

Yi Gon is the third Korean emperor of his generation. His citizens regard him as the perfect leader. But behind this flawless appearance, hides a deep wound. When he was eight years old, his father was murdered before his eyes following a coup. Today, instead of respecting his filial duty, he prefers to escape the palace to attend university conferences. During one of his escapades, he sees himself propelled into a parallel world where he meets Jung Tae Eul, an inspector with whom he teams up with to defeat the criminals but also close the door between their two worlds. 

Lee Min Ho
Kim Go Eun
Woo Do Hwan

Premiere APRIL 17 (?) | Every Fri - Sat on SBS  

Born Again

The drama tells the story of a detective, the detective’s lover, and a serial killer who loved the detective’s lover. Although their lives ended 32 years ago, death became a new beginning for them when they reincarnated into a prosecutor, a bone archaeology instructor, and a medical student, rekindling their twisted fates once again. 

APRIL 20 | Mon - Tue on KBS2

Good Casting

The drama is about once talented female black agents (people who work in espionage and must maintain a cover) for the National Intelligence Service (NIS) who are now stuck at desk jobs. They must go undercover at a corporation in order to unroot corruption and leaking of trade secrets. 

Premieres this APRIL | Every Mon - Tue on SBS


"Extracurricular” is centered around a group of high school students who start committing crimes to earn money and the unpredictable dangers they face as a result. 

Kim Dong Hee
Jung Da Bin
Park Joo Hyun

All episodes out on NETFLIX | APRIL 29

Exemplary Detective

A drama about the race between people who want to get closer to the truth and those who want to cover it up. 

Son Hyun Joo
Jang Seung Jo
Lee Elliya

Premieres this APRIL

Soul Repairer

Soul Repairer is a human drama about the stories of psychiatrists living in a crazy world. Through various stories, the drama aims to ask, “Where does happiness come from?” and share a heartwarming message of comfort with viewers. 

Expected premiere MAY 20 | Wed - Thu on KBS2  

Oh My Baby

“Oh My Baby” will be a romantic comedy about a 39-year-old single woman who wants to have a child without getting married. She has three men in her radar and has trouble choosing between them. They walk into her life when she’s already hopeless about love and marriage. 

Premiering this MAY on tvN

Ssanggab Cart Bar

Ssanggab Cart Bar opens only at night on the rooftop of a building. Wol Joo runs the mysterious food cart. Customers who visit Ssanggab Cart Bar consist of normal people and the dead. While drinking alcohol and eating dishes with Wol Joo, the customers of Ssanggab Cart Bar talk about themselves and try to heal their internal wounds. 

To Premiere MAY 20 | Wed - Thu on jTBC

My Unfamiliar Family

Drama is about the understanding and misunderstandings between strangers who are like family and family who are like strangers. 

MAY 18 | Every Mon - Tue on tvN

Shall We Eat Dinner Together?

This drama is about a young woman going through a rough breakup with a longtime boyfriend she’s still in love with, and a young man who’s a serial dater and kind of tired of relationships.

Premieres this MAY on MBC

Lie of a Lie

"Lie of a Lie" is a story of true love that begins with a woman's lies to become her own daughter's stepmother. Lee Yu-ri takes on the role of Ji Eun-soo, a woman who marries into a chaebol family but is pointed out as the murderer of her husband overnight and struggles to get back the daughter she birthed in prison.

Expected premiere MAY on Channel A

Old School Intern

“Old School Intern” is about a man who ends up taking a demotion and starting a new position as an intern under a mouthy superior, who will be played by Kim Eung SooHan Ji Eun would play the role of Lee Tae Ri, a senior intern in the same company.

This MAY | on MBC

Wind and Cloud and Rain

Set in the late Joseon period, drama series follows face reader (physiognomist) Choi Chun Joong as he tries to build up an ideal nation.

MAY | on TV Chosun

  • Some mistakes, as wrong premiere dates or channel (etc.), are bound to happen! No one is perfect!
  • ? next to premiere date means that the premiere date is not 100% sure.
  • AS ALWAYS THANKING MY SOURCES FOR HELPING ME: AsianWiki, Han Cinema, MDL, Korean Wiki, NamuWiki and others!
  • I have a feeling I forgot something... just, stay safe everyone!

What are your plans for this Spring?
Any dramas from this list that you really can't wait to start?

If you did see '' next to a few dramas and wondering what does it mean, here it is: 
It stands for dramas that I am waiting to premiere and get my hands on or just waiting for them to end so I can check them out.
Are you also waiting for any of these to start?



Edited by: Cookie (1st editor), Yuanwei (2nd editor)