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10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in August 2022

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More kdramas are arriving on our screens in August! We have a really nice variety to choose from this month too. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this August 2022 edition of “Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching.”

This monthly series is meant to keep you updated on what’s happening in that amazing world of Korean dramas so that you don’t miss out on anything! Here are the kdramas you should keep an eye out for in August 2022:

My Pick:

1. The Law Cafe

Love According to the Law Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

I’m really looking forward to seeing the pairing of Lee Seung Gi and Lee Se Young in what sounds like a fun legal romance!

The Law Cafe is a legal romance about the happenings in a cafe that is also a law firm involving a former prosecutor (Lee Seung Gi) who is now a landlord and a fiery, eccentric lawyer (Lee Se Young).

The Law Cafe is scheduled to premiere August 29 on KBS.

PREMIERING IN AUGUST:

2. Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist

Joseon Psychiatrist Yoo Se Poong Korean Drama - Kim Min Jae, Kim Hyang Gi, Kim Sang Kyung

Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist is a historical drama that focuses on psychiatric practices of the Joseon era. An acupuncturist (Kim Min Jae) to the royal family gets involved in a conspiracy that forces him to leave the palace, and a woman (Kim Hyang Gi) escapes her difficult life to become a psychiatrist.

Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist is scheduled to premiere August 1 on tvN.

3. If You Wish Upon Me

If You Wish Upon Me Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook

If You Wish Upon Me is set in a hospice ward and tells the stories of people dying well. One man (Ji Chang Wook) is running away from death but has no will to live despite the tough exterior he puts on, and he ends up volunteering in the hospice ward.

If You Wish Upon Me is scheduled to premiere August 10 on KBS.

4. The Empire of Law

I Do I Do Korean Drama - Kim Sun Ah

The Empire of Law follows the scandals of the nations top court members who are looking for hereditary succession.

The Empire of Law is scheduled to premiere in August on JTBC.

CURRENTLY AIRING IN AUGUST:

5. Big Mouth

Big Mouth Korean Drama - Lee Jong Suk

Big Mouth is about a third-rate lawyer (Lee Jong Suk) who talks big despite having a terrible win rate. He takes on a murder case involving a big conspiracy and is mistaken as a genius swindler. He and his wife (Yoona) then have to work to clear his name.

Big Mouth airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.

6. Adamas

Adamas Korean Drama - Ji Sung

Adamas is about twin brothers (Ji Sung), a mystery novel writer and a prosecutor, trying to solve a mystery and clear the name of their biological father who was charged with murdering their stepfather.

Adamas airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.

7. Today’s Webtoon

Today's Webtoon Korean Drama - Kim Se Jeong

Today’s Webtoon is about a rookie (Kim Se Jeong) who joins a webtoon editorial department and struggles to succeed along with her coworkers.

Today’s Webtoon airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.

8. Good Detective 2

Good Detective 2 Korean Drama - Jang Seung Jo and Son Hyun Joo

Good Detective 2 is about two detectives (Son Hyun Joo and Jang Seung Jo) and a reporter (Lee Elijah) trying to expose the truth while others try to cover it up.

Good Detective 2 is scheduled to premiere July 30 on JTBC.

9. Alchemy of Souls

Alchemy of Souls Korean Drama - Lee Jae Wook and Jung So Min

Alchemy of Souls is set in a fictional country where a troublemaking young man (Lee Jae Wook) from a noble family with a tragic background becomes the student of his attendant (Jung So Min) who is a skilled assassin trapped in a weak body.

Alchemy of Souls airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.

10. Cafe Minamdang

Cafe Minamdang Korean Drama - Seo In Guk and Oh Yeon Seo

Cafe Minamdang is based on a web novel and focuses on a former profiler turned shaman (Seo In Guk) and a detective (Oh Yeon Seo) as they solve crimes in a mysterious cafe.

Cafe Minamdang airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.


Other Premieres & Ongoing Dramas
(These dramas will be highlighted in the coming months)

Becoming Witch
Stock Struck
Unicorn


AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN AUGUST:

Anna

Anna Korean Drama - Kim Jun Han and Suzy

Anna is about a woman (Suzy) who tells a small lie and ends up constantly lying as she lives the glamorous life of someone else and eventually finds herself in danger.

Anna airs Friday on Coupang Play.

Jinxed at First

Jinxed at First Korean Drama - Na In Woo and Seohyun

Jinxed at First is a fantasy romance about a brewmaster (Na In Woo) with an unlucky fate and a goddess (Seohyun) trying to break a curse over herself.

Jinxed at First airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.


What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in August?

Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in September!


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