7 new K-dramas to watch in August 2022: Netflix’s A Model Family, If You Wish Upon Me, The Law Cafe, and more
- Jung Woo plays a professor who gets caught up with a shady drug in A Model Family, while The Sound of Magic’s Ji Chang-wook returns in If You Wish Upon Me
- Other highlights of the Korean drama calendar in August include Hunted, Stock Struck, Unicorn, and Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist
As rising temperatures and humidity force people indoors, South Korea’s drama schedule for August is packed with something to suit all tastes, from thrillers to period dramas. Here are seven to check out.
1. Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist
Kim Min-jae of Dali and Cocky Prince is back on screens as Yoo Se-poong, the titular character of the new TvN period drama Poong, the Joseon Psychiatist.
Se-poong resumes his work as a doctor, but also begins to treat patients’ mental ailments. (TvN, starts August 1)
Monstrous actor Park Ho-san leads the limited MBC series Hunted as Young-soo, a middle-aged resident of a village who, with his friends, hunts boars that damage local crops.
3. If You Wish Upon Me
4. A Model Family
Park Ji-yeon (Stranger 2) plays the lead investigator of a narcotics team looking into Dong-ha and Gwang-cheol. (Netflix, August 12)
5. Stock Struck
South Korea has seen an explosion of retail investors in the stock market in recent years and Tving has hooked onto that trend with their new series Stock Struck.
Five amateur investors take part in an unusual meeting, where they learn about life while also investing in the stock market. This drama presents normal people experimenting with stocks and shows us what prompted them to become investors in the first place.
Among the cast are Bad and Crazy’s Han Ji-eun and Hong Jong-hyun of The King in Love. (Tving, August 12)
6. The Law Cafe
Jung-ho’s childhood friend Kim Yoo-ri (The Red Sleeve’s Lee Se-young), a lawyer at a top firm, also quits her job and sets up the “Law Cafe” in Jung-ho’s building, which is the perfect spot for anyone in need of a caffeine boost, legal counselling, or both. (KBS2, August 29)