by Abzzski, September 13, 2019
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Hello, again, fellow MDL'ers. Let's take a look at the upcoming Korean dramas for this season. 

Note: There are probably dramas that I have missed. Some of these release dates may change in the future.


Arthdal Chronicles Part 3: The Prelude To All Legends


Network: TVN, Netflix

Episodes: 6

Release date: Sep 7, 2019


Synopsis: Following Part I & II, Ta Gon has gotten what he wants as he sits atop his throne. However, now his life and throne are threatened when Eun Seom begins to gather power among the slaves and peasants of Arth as he starts to fight back against the elite. Although Ta Gon has so far kept his half-Neanthal heritage a secret from the world, his eyes shine purple, preparing to go all out in fighting Eun Seom.

Watch on: Netflix



Birthday Letter


Network: KBS2

Episodes: 2

Release date: Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019


Synopsis: The drama will focus on the painful lives of the youth at the times of Japanese occupation of Korea, Korea’s liberation, and the Korean War.


The Allies - A Time for a Green Hero


Network: KBS1

Episodes: 100

Release date: Sep 13, 2019 - Aug 22, 2020


Synopsis: A human growth drama in which Ahn Eung Chil, a born rich young prince, goes through one of the 'most dramatic' times of his entire life and becomes Ahn Joong Geun, the acquired hero that left the biggest impact during the Japanese Imperialism as the Chief of Staff of the Korean Army.


Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency


Network: JTBC, Viki

Episodes: 16

Release date: Sep 16, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019


Synopsis: Lee Soo's first love is Gae Ddong. At age 23, he becomes the Emperor of Joseon. Lee Soo hires the best matchmaking agency in Joseon, Flower Crew Matchmaking Agency, to make Gae Ddong a noblewoman.

Watch on: Viki


The Running Mates: Human Rights


Network: OCN

Episodes: 16

Release date: Sep 18, 2019 - Nov 7, 2019


Synopsis: "Running Investigator" shines a light on the lives of those who have their human rights infringed upon, told through the perspective of an inspector for the Human Rights Commission, who has neither the right to investigate nor prosecute.


Secret Boutique


Network: SBS

Episodes: 32

Release date: Sep 18, 2019 - Nov 7, 2019


Synopsis: Jenny Jang is poor and works at a bathhouse in Gangnam, Seoul. She starts a new job as a housemaid for a conglomerate family. She becomes successful and then runs J Boutique. She also begins work as a lobbyist. Jenny Jang gets involved in an international city development project.


When The Camellia Blooms


Network: KBS2, Netflix

Episodes: 32

Release date: Sep 18, 2019 - Nov 7, 2019


Synopsis: “When the Camellia Blooms” is a romantic thriller-comedy about the realistic, passionate love among three couples. The drama will follow the story of a woman named Dong Baek and show how her life is tangled up with a good man, a bad man, and a cheap man.

Watch on: Netflix



Vagabond


Network: SBS, Netflix

Episodes: 16

Release date: Sep 20, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019


Synopsis: Cha Dal Gun, a stunt man, survives a plane crash. Go Hae Ri is a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent. Their lives intertwine as they discover a tangled web of corruption behind the plane crash.

Watch on: Netflix


Pegasus Market


Network: TVN

Episodes: 12

Release date: Sep 20, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019


Synopsis: "Cheap Cheonlima Mart," tells the story of employees at a falling-behind store where the staff is king, rather than the customer. While the manager tries to revive the mart, they’re up against the “human bulldozer” boss that aims to ruin the store.


Miss Lee


Network: TVN

Episodes: Unknown

Release date: Sep 25, 2019


Synopsis: “Miss Lee” will follow the story of Lee Seon Shim, who starts at the bottom of the food chain and suddenly finds herself becoming the CEO, as she toils to save her company from impending doom.


Melting Me Softly


Network: TVN, Viki

Episodes: 16

Release date: Sep 28, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019


Synopsis: This is a story about a man and a woman who participated in a project where they were intended to be frozen for 24 hours, but resulted in them wakening up 20 years later due to a mysterious scheme.

Watch on: Viki


 Love is Beautiful, Life is Wonderful 


Network: KBS2

Episodes: 100

Release date: Sep 28, 2019 - Mar 15, 2020


Synopsis: “Love is Beautiful, Life is Wonderful” is a drama about a cold man who doesn’t believe in marriage and a female student who has given up on dating, marriage, and having children while preparing to take the civil service exam.


The Tale of Nokdu


Network: KBS2

Episodes: 32

Release date: Sep 30, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019


Synopsis: Jeon Nok Du is a man with extraordinary ambition to experience the big, wide world. With looks, brains, and athletic abilities, he is the epitome of perfection. After being swept up in an incident, he disguises himself as a woman to join a mysterious all-woman community and meets Dong Dong Joo.


Yeonnamdong Global House


Network: SBS

Episodes: 12

Release date: Oct 2019


Synopsis: “Yeonnamdong Global House” is a romantic comedy about six people from all around the world living in a luxury share house in Seoul, and the drama tells their stories of life, love, and friendship.


Extraordinary You


Network: MBC

Episodes: 32

Release date: Oct 2, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019


Synopsis: What would you do if you found out that you were, in fact, a character in a comic? And an extra character on top of that? Change the course of the story, obviously!


My Country


Network: JTBC

Episodes: 20

Release date: Oct 4, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019


Synopsis: Set during the end of the Goryeo period to the early Joseon period. Two friends aim their swords against one another due to differences in opinion about "my country."


V.I.P 


Network: SBS

Episodes: 32

Release date: Oct 7, 2019 - Nov 27, 2019


Synopsis: VIP is a mystery drama about the rise of working women who run into troubles at work and in their personal lives.


Everyone’s Lies


Network: 0CN

Episodes: 16

Release date: Oct 12, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019


Synopsis: “Everyone’s Lies” is about a woman whose husband disappears after the sudden death of her father. She joins the National Assembly and teams up with a detective in her search for the truth.


Leverage


Network: TV Chosun

Episodes: Unknown

Release date: Oct 13, 2019


Synopsis: "Leverage" will tell the story of Lee Tae Joon, an elite insurance investigator turned scam strategist who recruits the best "players" in order to catch the real criminals who think they’re above the law.


Catch the Ghost


Network: TVN

Episodes: 16

Release date: Oct 21, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019


Synopsis: "Catch the Ghost” is a romantic investigative drama about a woman named Yoo Ryung who solves cases with her overflowing sense of justice and exceptional spatial perception but always gets herself into trouble because of her rash actions.


Elegant Mother and Daughter


Network: KBS2

Episodes: 120

Release date: Oct 28, 2019  


Synopsis: "Elegant Mother and Daughter" tells the story of how a mother and daughter get tied up with getting revenge and the tragic scenarios they must experience, endure, and overcome.


Most drams for November do not have official posters yet.

 

Chocolate


Network: JTBC

Episodes: Unknown

Release date: Nov 2019


Synopsis: A drama about a neurosurgeon and a world-famous chef of Italian cuisine who heal their scars from the past and cook for those in hospice care.


War of Prosecutors


Network: JTBC

Episodes: 16

Release date: Nov 2019


Synopsis: A drama depicting the mundane daily routine of overworked prosecutors staying up all night to tackle all the different cases handed over by the police.


Money Game


Network: TVN

Episodes: Unknown

Release Date: Nov 2019

Cast: Go Soo

Synopsis: Twenty years after the IMF's outbreak, the drama depicts the conflict between the head of the Financial Policy Bureau seeking to dispose of the Jungin Bank, which is on the verge of going bankrupt with a third of the government’s shares, and the Chairman of Finance, who plans to hand over the bank to the Bahamas, a private equity fund on Wall Street.


Chief of Staff 2


Network: JTBC, Netflix

Episodes: 10

Release date: Nov 2019


Synopsis: The second season of Chief of Staff. The real political players behind the spotlight take a dangerous gamble. Super Adviser Jang Tae Joon heads towards the peak of power and fiercely struggles for survival.

Watch on: Netflix


Emergency Lands of Love


Network: TVN

Episodes: 16

Release date: Nov 2019


Synopsis: The drama is about a wealthy heiress named Yoon Se Ri, who, while paragliding, is forced to land in North Korea due to high winds. A North Korean officer named Ri Jung Hyuk hides and protects her, and in doing so, comes to love her.


Psychopath Diary


Network: TVN

Episodes: Unknown

Release date: Nov 2019


Synopsis: “Psychopath Diary” is about a man named Yook Dong Shik, who coincidentally witnesses a murder and loses his memory after an accident that occurs while fleeing the scene. He wakes up with no sense of identity and mistakes himself as the killer when he finds the murderer’s diary in his hands.


No Second Chance


Network: MBC

Episodes: Unknown

Release date: Nov 2019


Synopsis: “No Second Chance” tells the story of guests who stay for an extended period at “Paradise Inn”, located in the neighbourhood of Huam in the Yongsan district. From the first room to the sixth room, all the guests are different in age, gender, and even where they grew up. 


Selection - Girls' War


Network: TV Chosun

Episodes: 16

Release date: Nov 2019


Synopsis: It tells the story of the cutthroat competition around the selection of the new queen, who is the only person in the kingdom who can have power without relying on ministers or being a faithful servant.


9.9 Billion Woman


Network: KBS2

Episodes: Unknown

Release date: Nov 2019


Synopsis: “9.9 Billion Woman” is a story of a woman who faces the world after coincidentally getting her hands on 9.9 billion won (approximately $8.2 million) in cash.  


Good Casting


Network: SBS

Episodes: 35

Release date: Nov 6, 2019


Synopsis: The drama is about once talented female black agent (some who works in espionage and must maintain a cover) for the National Intelligence Service (NIS) who are now stuck at desk jobs. They must go undercover at a corporation in order to unroot corruption and leaking of trade secrets.


People With Flaws


Network: MBC

Episodes: 32

Release Date: Nov 13, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020


Synopsis: “People With Flaws” is a romantic comedy that will tell the story of a woman who despises flower boys and a man who is obsessed with good looks as they overcome prejudice against people with flaws.


Stove League


Network: SBS

Episodes: Unknown

Release date: Nov 30, 2019


Synopsis: "Stove League" is a drama about a new leader of a baseball team that is in the bottom ranks preparing for a new season.



Sources:

MDL Database, Koreandrama.org


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