9 new K-dramas to watch in October 2022: Glitch on Netflix, Curtain Call, Bargain and more
- The K-drama line-up for October includes sci-fi, comedies and survival dramas, a cheerleading movie and a series about life after death
- Jin Sun-Kyu and Jeon Jong-seo star in organ harvesting and earthquake survival series Bargain, while Han Ji-hyun takes the lead role in Cheer Up
From sci-fi comedy to survival drama, October will see a broad selection of new K-dramas to satisfy all tastes.
Here’s our preview of next month’s nine hottest offerings.
1. Cheer Up
Han plays Do Hae-yi, a hardworking student at Yeonhee University who focuses more on money than grades, owing to her family’s dire financial straits.
2. Bad Prosecutor
October will welcome yet another prosecutor to the screen, but Jin Jung is no ordinary prosecutor. Despite his conscious and deep belief in justice, his methods are far from standard practice.
Do Kyung-soo (aka D.O.), a member of K-pop boy band EXO last seen on screens four years ago in 100 Days My Prince, returns as the hot-tempered Jung, his first role in a TV drama series since doing his mandatory Korean military service.
3. Love Is for Suckers
Veteran variety show producer Gu Yeo-reum (The Beauty Inside’s Lee Da-hee) has suffered a series of quick cancellations and needs her next show, Kingdom of Love, to be a hit.
Her long-time friend and neighbour Park Jae-hun (Super Junior K-pop group member Choi Si-won, My Fellow Citizens), a bored plastic surgeon, helps her out by appearing on the show. But rather than fall for another contestant, Park develops unexpected feelings for Gu. (ENA, October 5)
This sci-fi action comedy marks the drama debut of acclaimed film director Roh Deok, known for Very Ordinary Couple, and was penned by Jin Han-se (Netflix’s Extracurricular). (Netflix, October 7)
Out of the blue he receives a message from Yi-hu asking him to meet in ‘Yonder’. Jae-hyun goes to meet her at this mysterious place beyond death, which she signed up for shortly before her demise.
This sci-fi melodrama marks the drama debut of hit filmmaker Lee Joon-ik, known for The King and the Clown. (TVING, October 14)
6. The Queen’s Umbrella
Seeing as it’s high time for them to become presentable crown princes, Hwaryeong abandons protocol as she seeks to educate these wayward youths.
7. May I Help You
Dong-ju has the ability to see and communicate with the dead, who ask her to grant their final wishes. If she refuses, her day becomes filled with bad luck.
Helping her is Kim Jib-sa (Lee Jun-young of the Kpop group U-Kiss), who works for an errand service that fulfils the slightest whims of its clients. (MBC, October 19)
8. Curtain Call
Despite his poor background, struggling actor Yoo Jae-heon (Kang Ha-neul, When the Camellia Blooms) has a sunny disposition. His life changes one day when he is asked to play the grandson of Ja Geum-soon (Go Doo-shim, Our Blues), an old woman who defected from the North decades ago. Now she runs Hotel Paradise, Korea’s leading hotel chain.
Before the haggling over his organs is complete, an earthquake strikes, collapsing the building. Now this desperate collection of individuals struggle to survive.