If you’re like me who can’t get over the last drama you watched, the best antidote is to find another drama to love. Aside from the much-anticipated “Record of Youth,” here are some new dramas to watch out for.
‘When I Was the Most Beautiful’
Cast: Im Soo-hyang, Ji Soo, Ha Seok-jin
Release date: Aug. 19
Where to watch: Viu
“When I Was The Most Beautiful” is a story of two brothers who fall in love with the same woman. Ji Soo (“Strong Girl Bong-soon”) is Seo Hwan, the quiet and timid younger brother of Seo Jin played by Ha Seok-jin (“Crash Landing On You”). Unlike Seo Hwan, Seo Jin is fearless and impulsive. Caught between the love of two brothers is the ceramic artist Oh Ye-ji played by Im Soo-hyang (My ID is Gangnam Beauty).
Here’s the synopsis from MBC:
A man faces the horrible situation of becoming the brother-in-law of his first crush whom he thought was destined to be with him. He believed she was his soul mate and could give her everything he had, but they become family when she chooses his brother instead of him. Then his brother goes missing. She is still his brother’s wife, but the feelings and desires he had suppressed starts surfacing. The love of a woman and two brothers that cross over time and destiny makes us question the salvation of the human soul.
The overall feel is that of a melodrama so if you’re into that, this might be the next drama for you.
‘Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol’
“Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol” has the funniest title for a K-drama but it fits its romantic comedy theme. Go Ara (“Reply 1994,” “Hwarang”) is Goo La La, a pianist with a bright personality. Opposite her is part-timer Sun Woo-joon played by Lee Jae-wook (“When The Weather Is Fine”). They spend time at a piano academy called La La Land in the countryside where they most likely will fall in love.
If you’re into romcoms, you might want to check this out.
Cast: Go Kyung-pyo, Seohyun, Kim Hyo-jin, Kim Young-min
Release date: October 7
Where to watch: TBA
“Private Lives” is a story about a group of con-artists who uncover a nation’s secret. They must go up against a large company using all their skills.
This drama marks the return of Go Kyung-pyo (“Reply 1988,” “Chicago Typewriter”), who was discharged from military service last January. It also stars Seohyun of Girls’ Generation. The plot is intriguing and the casting looks quite solid so I’m looking forward to this one.
Whether you’re into melodrama, romantic comedy or suspense action, there’s definitely a K-drama waiting for you.