by Ceki, September 23, 2015
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Hello! Let's take a look at the currently airing and upcoming Asian dramas this 2015 fall!

So let's begin... it's a long list :) 


SEPTEMBER 2015

Historical Dramas

The Merchant: Gaekju

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Period: the Late Joseon Period (17th or 18th century)

Plot: A poor man named Cheon Bong Sam inherits a decrepit inn and honestly works his way up to becoming a powerful merchant.

The Captain of Destiny

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Plot: During a high-speed motorboat chase with a criminal, Cheung Chau police officer Wong Tai-mui gets herself trapped in a waterspout, accidentally opening a time portal.

Cloud in the Song

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Period: the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC to 24 AD)

Plot: During the Western Han Dynasty, an eight-year-old Emperor Zhao of Han meets a girl Huo Yun Ge (daughter of Huo Qu Bing and Jin Yu from Ballad of the Desert), who rescued him from the cold of the desert.

Nirvana in Fire

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During the Datong era of the Southern Liang Dynasty, Northern Wei sent troops southward and General Lin Xie took his only child, the 17 year old Lin Shu to the battlefield.

Asa ga Kita

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Period: The end of the Edo period and the beginning of Meiji period (the 19th century)

Plot: In the late Tokugawa Shogunate, Asa was born as the second daughter of a wealthy merchant in Kyoto, Japan. Later, in Osaka, Asa entered various business fields like coal mines, banks, life insurance. She also founded the first female university in Japan.

The Stars Are Shining

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*POSTPONED to August!

Jo Bong Hee's family falls into difficulties after the death of her father. She overcomes obstacles to become the best fashion designer in South Korea.

School Dramas

Hormones 3

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The seniors have graduated from Nadao Bangkok High School leaving a legacy for the next generation to build upon…

Moon River

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Type: high school, romance, love-hate-relationship

Plot: The day Ming Xiao Xi transferred to her new school, she got herself into a fight with the most popular kids in school, who also happened to be the most arrogant, devilish pretty boys in school.

Hakuouki SSL: Sweet School Life

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The fluttering Sakura. Spring - a season of blessing for new encounters. Chizuru Yukimura knocks on the gates of a private academy, which has always been a boys' school.

Detective Dramas

Designer Baby

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Type: medical, thriller

Plot: Hiroshi Chikamori is a famous doctor in physical engineering. His one week old daughter Nozomi is abducted at the hospital. Yuri Hayami (Meisa Kuroki) is a detective in a special investigation team. She is also 8 months pregnant.

Paranormal Mind

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A supernatural-themed detective series – however the ‘supernatural’ won’t be the traditional ghosts and spirits-theme that audiences are used to seeing.

Romantic Dramas

She Was Pretty

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Type: comedy, magazine editors, love-hate-relationship

Kim Hye Jin was a very pretty girl from a rich family. After her family's publishing company went bankrupt, she experienced hardships then lost her beauty too.

My Heart Has a Shadow

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After Laveng gets injured in a car accident, her spirit switches bodies with the fragile Oumavassy who is suffering a heart problem. She wakes up to the sight of Yo who is Oumavassy's fiance.

Roy Ruk Raeng Kaen

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Type: melodrama, crime

Plot: Mook's brother and Kim's sister are lovers, one day they get into a fight over Mook's cheating ways. Mook's brother ends up killing Kim's sister and Mook ends up taking the witness stand and lying in order to try and help her brother.

Family Dramas

My Daughter Geum Sa Wol & Mom

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Types: melodrama, drama, friendship

Medical Dramas

D-Day

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Mook's brother and Kim's sister are lovers, one day they get into a fight over Mook's cheating ways. Mook's brother ends up killing Kim's sister and Mook ends up taking the witness stand and lying in order to try and help her brother.


OCTOBER 2015

Historical Dramas

Six Flying Dragons

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Period: the beginning of Joseon Dynasty (the 14th century)

A fiction historical drama about the ambitions and success of six characters based around Lee Bang Won. Lee Bang Won was the third king of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea and the father of King Sejong the Great. He helped his father King Taejo establish the Joseon Dynasty.

Reply 1998

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Period: the 80s (1988)

School Dramas

Samurai Sensei

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Type: fantasy, comedy, time traveling

Takechi Hanpeita, a samurai of Tosa domain who campaigned for the expulsion of foreigners, unwittingly travels 150 years in time from the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate to present day Japan.

Kiss Me

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Taliw a cute, lively but clumsy girl has had a crush on a popular and genius, Tenten, a new student who has 200 IQ. Tenten just returned from Japan with his family. How Taliw will deal with her feelings towards Tenten?

Prison School

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5 male students enrolls at a school that has all female students. The boarding school was formerly an all-girls high school until the new school year. The student council then places the 5 male students in a place known as the prison on charges that they were peeping on the girls in the showers.

Starting Now, Cheer Up!

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Type: high school, friendship, sports, romance

Set in a highly competitive school that emphasizes achievement and scores above all else, the drama will lay bare the absurdities and hypocrisies of the education system while also featuring the growth stories of the students who struggle to move forward, one step at a time.

Romantic Dramas

Full House

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Type: love-hate relationship, popular-guy&ordinary-girl

*POSTPONED

Good Time

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Yuan Hao is a successful businessman who has a fear of marriage. By chance, he meets doctor Xiao Chun, who also believes marriages are useless.

A Fake Couple

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Type: comedy, drama

45-year-old Kamon Hiro works as a librarian because she loves books. Although she is worshiped as the “aloof beauty” and “ideal female” for her beautiful, gentle smile and amiability, she actually dislikes people.

From Five To Nine

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Sakuraba Junko, an English language school teacher, has had no boyfriend even before her 29th birthday and dreams of working in New York. But one day, she encounters a handsome monk in the worst moment when she attends a funeral service at a temple.

Detective Dramas

Love Me If You Dare

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Type: serial murders

Getting inside the head of a violent criminal is not easy. But Simon, Bo Jinyan, a brilliant criminal psychologist, has the ability to get into the minds of even the most mysterious and violent criminals.

Siren

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Getting inside the head of a violent criminal is not easy. But Simon, Bo Jinyan, a brilliant criminal psychologist, has the ability to get into the minds of even the most mysterious and violent criminals.

Teddy Go!

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Type: fantasy, comedy

The Memorandum of Kyoko Okitegami

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Type: investigation

Kazuko Yamase is an emotionally battered 23-year-old casual part-time worker after losing her job and being dumped by her boyfriend. One day, she buys a knitted teddy bear that she fell in love at first sight.

Young Detective Haruya

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Haruya is a college student who works as a detective. He will solve the cases with his classmate Kubodera Kazutomi.

Thrillers

Under the Black Moonlight & The Village: Achiara's Secret

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Types: mystery, suspense, crime

Food Dramas

Taste of Love & It Will Be Breakfast at Tiffany Some Day

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Types: romance, slice of life, friendship, drama

Medical dramas

Kounodori

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Type: friendship, slice of life, gynecology

Sakura Konotori is a gynecologist and also a pianist known as "Baby." He is the leader of a ob-gyn team and respected by his peers.


NOVEMBER 2015

Secret Message

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Type: romance, drama

TBA

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