K-drama fans have five new shows to look forward to this July. From romance, thriller, and satire, to slice-of-life stories, there’s a lot to keep you busy! Here’s a sneak peek into the stories to entertain you this month.
Remarriage and Desires
Release Date: July 15, 2022
Airs on: Friday
Genre: Drama & Satire
Cast: Kim Hee Sun, Lee Hyun Wook, Jung Yoo Jin, Cha Ji Yeon, Park Hoon
Watch It On: Netflix
How far will you go to be part of high society? Remarriage and Desires is a Netflix drama that follows the story of a woman who wants to marry a rich bachelor to be part of the rich crowd. This drama is a satire on the desires of Korea’s remarriage market within its upper class.
It all started at an exclusive matchmaking agency, Rex, where the moneyed members of society are catered to. Those who signed up for their service are those who desire to upgrade their social status by marrying into a rich family. They preferably want those listed under the “Black” tier, which is an elite group that consists of the 0.001 percent of the population.
The drama stars Kim Hee Sun as Seo Hye Seung, a typical upper-middle-class housewife in Gangnam. But if the poster and trailers are any indications, she’s a woman with a mission and she’d be ready to jump right into the high-end marriage business for revenge. Joining her is Lee Hyun Wook who plays the chairman of a venture capital firm, which makes him a “Black” tier member. He sought the help of Rex, to get over his failed marriage and to find love this time around.
Release Date: July 27, 2022
Airs on: Wednesday & Thursday
Genre: Fantasy & Romance
Watch It On: tvN
Ji Sung stars in tvN’s upcoming thriller drama, Adamas, which will air towards the end of July. This series is a story of twin brothers who are out to uncover the truth about an incident that happened more than two decades ago. This effort was to clear their biological father’s name after he was accused of killing their stepfather. But to do so, they need to find the ‘adamas,’ which hold the key to the truth. They need to find the truth and they must do it fast since their father’s death penalty date has been set.
Ji Sung fans should find this interesting as he will be playing both twins named Ha Woo Shin and Song Soo Hyun. Woo Shin is a successful author, while Soo Hyun is a special forces prosecutor under the Central District Prosecutor’s office. The actor will breathe life into two characters who have two completely different personalities and ways of solving problems.
Seo Ji Hye also stars in this drama as Eun Hye Soo, who is Woo Shin’s helper and the wife of Haesong Group’s oldest son. She rebelled against her family’s company after a series of events that inadvertently helped Woo Shin.
Lee Soo Kyung plays Kim Seo Hee, a TNN social media reporter who is holding back secrets from the twins. She has always been on the straight and narrow, which made her a compelling voice against injustice. But her tenacity made her the constant target of blackmailing. However, this only fuelled her drive to seek justice.
Release Date: July 29, 2022
Airs on: Friday & Saturday
Cast: Kim Se Jeong, Nam Yoon Su, Choi Daniel
Watch It On: SBS TV
It didn’t take long for Kim Se Jung to return to the small screen with another project after the success of ‘Business Proposal.’ She transforms into a struggling webtoon editor in Today’s Webtoon named On Ma Eum.
In this drama, On Ma Eum had to change her course into unchartered territory after she had to give up her sporting career due to an injury. Left with no other choice but to leave the judo national team, she found her way to a webtoon editorial department when she had to deliver food. She liked what she saw and it started to spark a new dream even if it was going to be an uphill climb.
This drama also marks Choi Daniel’s return to the small screen as Seok Ji Hyung, the deputy editor of the webtoon editorial department. His character likes to maintain a congenial mood around the office and he goes out of his way to assist colleagues, eventually becoming Ma Eum’s mentor. Nam Yoon Soo also joins the cast as Goo Joon Young, also a newbie IT employee in the same office who also faces hardship at work. But he quickly adjusted and enjoyed being part of the team.
Today’s webtoon is actually based on a Japanese manga series titled “Juhan Shuttai!” which was also made into a Japanese drama as “Sleeper Hit” in 2016. Catch its Korean remake as it premieres on SBS TV at 10 PM KST.
Release Date: July 29, 2022
Airs on: Friday & Saturday
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Law, Drama
Cast: Lee Jong Suk, Im Yoon Ah
Watch It On: MBC
Lee Jong Suk fans are definitely in for a treat! After starring in the action movie sequel The Witch: Part 2 The Other One, he will make his much-awaited small screen comeback after completing his mandatory military service. For this drama, he plays Park Chang Ho, a lawyer with a 10% winning rate but he has the gift of the gab, which is why people call him “Big Mouth.” Unfortunately, Park Chang Ho gets involved in a murder case and was accused of being a genius swindler, which led him to a difficult situation.
Meanwhile, Im Yoon Ah plays Go Mi Ho, who is Park Chang Ho’s wife and works as a nurse. Besides her good looks, she is also a supportive wife. She helped her husband become a lawyer by supporting him financially and emotionally. When she learned that Park Chang Ho was suspected to be a swindler, she never thought twice to clear his name.
Big Mouth is the latest drama helmed by Hotel Del Luna and Start-Up director, Oh Choong Hwan.
To The X Who Doesn’t Love Me
Release Date: July 14, 2022
Airs on: Thursday
Genre: Romance, Drama
Cast: Han Ji Hyo, Kim Do Young, Kwon Ah Reum
Watch It On: TVING
This drama stars NCT singer Do Young and relatively newcomer actress Han Ji Hyo. It centers around Seo Hee Soo, who accidentally found a magical notebook that can make one fall in love with another person for a month. She uses its power to get into a one-month romance. The only person who is aware of this special notebook is her best friend, Jung Shi Ho. All of a sudden, she has to deal with a number of men who wants to be in her life.
Do Young’s appearance in this drama will be his first foray into the small screen. Meanwhile, Han Ji Hyo was best known for her roles in A Tomorrow, A Business Proposal, and Hospital Playlist. Other rookie actors also joined the supporting cast including Kwon Ah Reum, Bang Jae Min, and Kim Ji Hoon.
To The X Who Doesn’t Love Me is penned by Go Jae Hong and Wang Hye Ji. Its first episode will premier on July 14 exclusively on TVING.