Hi guys! For most of us, the summer is almost at our doorstep so it is time to see which dramas we will be getting this season. As far as I can tell, there are some really exciting and interesting titles that will hopefully make this summer of 2018 unforgettable. So let's check them out!
NOTE: This article does not guarantee accuracy since information regarding these dramas can change in the future. The synopsis have been taken from MDL respectively. Drama specials have been excluded on purpose.
Starring: Park Min Young, Park Seo Joon
Lee Young Joon, the vice president of a company run by his family, is very self absorbed and thinks highly of himself, so much so that he barely acknowledges the people around him. His secretary is Kim Mi So who has remained by his side and worked diligently for 9 years without any romantic involvement.
But Mi So decides to resign from her job, thus hilarious misunderstandings ensue. After 9 years of their strictly-workplace relationship, can it now develop into something more?
Genre: office romance, comedy, rich-boss
On New Year’s Day in 1949, female accountant Huang Li Wen returns to her hometown Shanghai in order to commemorate her husband and comrade’s death. As a Communist agent, she is ordered to obtain valuable information for the Communist Party and aid them in their quest for liberation.
During her mission, Li Wen reunites with her family members and becomes acquainted with the streetwise Qiao Zhi Cai and his younger twin brother Qiao Li Jie, who turns out to be a key player in Huang Li Wen’s mission.
Genre: historical, WW2, politics, action, romance
One day, Ling Ling Qi and Bai Hai take part in a company's high tech experimental bracelet test to improve sleep patterns. During the test, the bracelet malfunctions, leading Ling Ling Qi's electro brainwaves to be keyed into Bai Hai's dream sequence, which allowed Ling Ling Qi to enter Bai Hai's dreams.
Genre: romance, supernatural
~Based on British TV show of the same name.
Genre: time travel, crime, mystery, action
However, things get complicated when not only friends, but enemies as well, begin to notice differences in the android Nam Shin III, when he falls in love with his hired bodyguard, Kang So Bong.
Genre: sci-fi, romance, action
Meng Fu Yao is a woman born from a divine lotus petal. She journeys through the five continents towards the heavens in search of a secret order and to reveal a conspiracy originating from the heavens.
In the process, she falls in love with the crown prince Zhangsun Wuji.
Starring: Yang Mi, Ethan Ruan
Genre: historical, romance, fantasy, wuxia
During the Han Dynasty, Zhen Jun is driven off a cliff in a struggle for leadership of his family. Saved from plummeting to his death by a being from outer space, Zhen Jun is placed in a healing, deep sleep.
In the year 2020, Zhen Jun wakes to find his prolonged sleep has granted him superhuman abilities. A time travel adventure now begins...
Starring: Dong Qing, Chen Zhe Yuan
Genre: time travel, comedy, romance, fantasy
A story revolving around the mischievous Concubine Meng, who starts out at odds with the King, but falls in love with him in the process.
Bu Meng is the daughter of a prominent public official during the Sui Dynasty. After entering the palace, she is exposed to the lies and intrigues surrounding the imperial family. Unwilling to have her fate decided by others, she pretends to be perpetually ill.
Starring: Wang Jiro, Jin Chen
Genre: historical, palace romance, love-hate relationship
To court her, he wrote 137 love letters in a year, exceeding 1 million Chinese characters. To guard her, he created 16 novels with more than 40 million words, working a wonder of internet literature. This is the love story that unfolded for 16 years already between Tang Jian Shao and his wife.
Ai Luo Man is an outstanding and independent career woman with good qualifications, however, she is not favored by men. Her best friend of fifteen years is Lu Fei, a gentle and easy-going man who is always ready to adapt to others and loves cooking and taking care of his house and plants. Women love him, nevertheless, he hasn’t dated a lot and doesn’t even want to consider marriage. Both Luo Man and Lu Fei have already reached their thirties and strive to better themselves and live a better life in the big city. While doing so, they finally find love as well.
Genre: romance, friendship-to-love
(Already started airing, but will continue throughout June)
When Minato Shindo was little, he dreamed of becoming a doctor. He met Doctor Akira Shiga who was surprised by the 7-year-old's memory of the human organs and he decided to support Minato Shindo in achieving his dream. Eventually, Minato Shindo graduated from medical school and passed the national exam for medical practitioners.
Genre: medical, life, romance
An ordinary girl is admitted to the most prestigious school in the country, where she encounters F4, an exclusive group comprised of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school. She immediately clashes with her classmates, especially Dao Ming Si who is spoiled, arrogant and a bully.
Genre: romance, school, youth, rich-guy-poor-girl, reverse harem
Starring: Yang Se Jong, Shin Hye Sun
Woo Seo Ri, a violin prodigy at 17 who was about to study in Germany, got into a bus accident and fell into a coma waking up 13 years later. Mentally she is still only 17, while physically she is now 30.
Gong Woo Jin is a 30 year old single man who works as a set designer. Due to a trauma he experienced 13 years before, he does not want to have a relationship with others.
This series is about a man and a woman whose lives have been mangled due to a grisly accident. Together, they use all their might to try and open the door to happiness that they once thought had been closed to them.
Genre: romance, drama
The drama is set in 1900 to 1905 and tells the story of a soldier in the righteous army falling in love with an aristocrat’s daughter. It begins in 1871, when the hero boards an American military ship as a little boy during the Shinmiyangyo, a U.S. military expedition to Korea that resulted in a battle. He lands in the U.S. and then years later returns to Korea as an American soldier, to the country that abandoned him. While stationed in Korea, he’ll meet and fall in love with a nobleman’s daughter.
Genre: historical, romance, military
Freelance programmer Sakagami Keiji (Yamada Takayuki) is paralysed in the lower half of his body because of an unknown illness and confined to a wheelchair. He sets up a company called dele. LIFE in partnership with the law firm established by his late father. At the request of clients, Sakagami works together with the freelance jack-of-all-trades Mashiba Yutaro (Suda Masaki) to delete all unfavorable digital records left in their computers and smartphones after they die.
Starring: Yamada Takayuki, Suda Masaki
Genre: action, friendship, business
A story about a young woman who was exploited in the past, having gone through hell and back to become an assassin.
During the chaotic period towards the end of the Tang Dynasty, Qi Xue accidentally enters a mysterious city and was given the name Wang Mei. Tasked with dangerous missions, she puts herself in danger for each task but gains the protection of Chang An who is a man mysterious as a shadow. The two become embroiled in greater conspiracy involving a deadly struggle for power
Starring: Li Yi Tong, Qu Chu Xiao
Genre: fantasy, romance, wuxia
Miyamoto, a divorcee and father of an 8-year-old daughter, proposes to and marries Akiko Iwaki, a career-minded 32-year-old woman.
Now, both unaccustomed to household tasks, they must learn on the fly as they raise their daughter.
Genre: family, life
A girl is just 14-years-old, but she endures a difficult life. Her parents abuse her at home and she is bullied by students at her school. She doesn't have a place where she can feel comfortable.
One day, the girl is kidnapped by a man wearing a mask. The kidnapper names the girl Sachi, while wishing her to be happy. For the first time, Sachi can feel happiness.
Starring: Yamada Anna, Shuhei Uesugi
Genre: drama, abuse, kidnapping
Sayaka Kuroki now doesn't have a job. At this time, Hiroto Usami suggests to her the chance to get reinstated. He works as the chief editor of a popular magazine. He tells her that if she wants her job back, she must meet two conditions:
Genre: romance, comedy, marriage
The eldest daughter of the distinguished head family of the famous Tsukishima style of flower arrangement, 29-year-old Tsukishima Momo has everything – beauty, talent, career and wealth.
However, she discovers her fiance has been two-timing her and cancels their marriage on the day of the wedding. A shattered Momo has a crisis of confidence all at once. That is when Kazama Naoto happens to show up. The owner of a bicycle shop, he is an ordinary man who has nothing, and she is a woman out of his league. In spite of this, the two of them fall in love.
Genre: romance, comedy, drama
A medical drama that depicts the power struggles and human stories that take place within a university hospital.
Starring: Jo Seung Woo, Lee Dong Wook
Genre: medical, drama. life
Adapted from a popular webtoon, this drama tells of Kang Mi Rae, a girl once bullied for her looks. As a result, she became insecure, cautious around people and withdrawn. However, Mi Rae decides she wants a fresh start away from bullying and gets plastic surgery to transform her face. When she begins university, she meets Do Kyung Suk from their middle school days, who sees people for what they are on the inside and not the outside; he then becomes attracted to Kang Mi Rae.
Genre: drama, romance
A married couple suddenly finds themselves living entirely different lives after their fates magically change through an unexpected incident.
Starring: Ji Sung, Han Ji Min
Genre: time travel, romance, supernatural
In ancient times, the Flower Goddess dies after giving birth to a daughter. Before she passed, she fed her daughter the Unfeeling Pill, ordered her subordinates to keep the girl’s birth story a secret and to imprison her within Shui Jing for 10,000 years. The girl’s name is Jin M
Starring: Yang Zi, Deng Lun
Genre: romance, fantasy
Lee Da Il is a private investigator. Jung Yeo Wool becomes his assistant to solve a mystery related to her younger sibling’s death. They work together to solve other mysterious crimes.
Starring: Daniel Choi, Park Eun Bin
Genre: detective, mystery, investigation
A scandalous clip was spread on social media and the likes and shares ruined someone's life.Starring: Mild, Kacha
Genre: suspense, school, romance, drama
This is a drama adapted from the novel of the same name by Tian Can Tu Dou. It is a story that talks about Lin Dong, a child from a small village who isn't favored by his family. By chance, Lin Dong obtains a mysterious artifact that is coveted by many clans in the martial world. Because of this artifact, Lin Dong is approached by many people of different clans and is forcibly involved in various events of the martial universe.
Genre: historical, wuxia
Ritdha High School…The school that not only has gifted students but also the "Gifted Program" ...a gifted class with only a handful of students were chosen to be study in this program. ...only those who are "special".
Genre: school, supernatural
Pete is a handsome, tall, white-skin guy and is followed by a lot of girls but Pete is GAY and usually bullied by friends. So one day, when Pete was bullied by friends,Ae appears and help him.
Then Ae accidentally became “bodyguard” of Pete. Of course, Pete falls in love with Ae but he decided to keep that secret in his mind because Pete knows Ae is not GAY like him.
Genre: BL, romance, gay