I made the mistake of looking at a calendar today. Guess what folks – it is June. Yep, no joke. Welcome to the wonderful world of June in drama land. Enjoy.
Witch’s Romance ends, sparing me from continuously banging my head on a desk and gives us …King of High School Life (AKA High School King of Savvy)
tvN * Romantic Comedy * Monday / Tuesday* Premiering: June 16th * Starring: Seo In Guk, Lee Ha Na, Lee So Hyuk, Lee Yul Eum
Plot: Lee Min Seok (Seo In Guk) is a High School student. One day his life takes an extraordinary turn as he assumes the role of company director in his older brother’s stead. While playing grownup he meets Jung Soo Young (Lee Ha Na) and things get interesting.
Thoughts: Seo In Guk is usually a good thing but in all honesty I am rather meeeh about this drama. There is nothing that really pulls me in, other than the fact its premiere means Witch’s Romance is over.
Big Man bids farewell and gives us …Trot Lovers (AKA Lovers of Music)
KBS2 * Musical * Monday / Tuesday* Premiering: June 23rd * Starring: Ji Hyun Woo, Jung Eun Ji, Shin Sung Rok, Lee Se Young
Plot: Choi Choon Hee (Jung En Ji) is her family’s rock, she also happens to be obsessed with trot music and a promising singer to boot. When she meets Joon Hyun, a talented musician who hates trot music, sparks begin to fly. What will happen as Choon Hee embarks on a singing career with Joon Hyun as her support?
Thoughts: Ji Hyun Woo makes his comeback post-army duty and I could not be more excited. I am curious to see how Eun Ji does in this drama, but I have a gut feeling she will be her usual amazing self. While I am not sure if I will be tuning in (there is a little something called real life that keeps killing my drama schedule) I will definitely be reading the reviews for this show.
Note: There is an ongoing KBS strike that may or may not affect the premiere date of this show (and Joseon Gunman). You can read about the strike here.
Golden Cross finishes up its expose on the top .001% and gives us…The Joseon Shooter (aka Joseon Gunman)
KBS2 * Historical, suspense * Wednesday / Thursday* Premiering: June 25th * Starring: Lee Joon Ki, Han Joo Wan, Name Sang Mi, Jun Hye Bin
Plot: This story is set in the changing times of 19th century Joseon. Park Yoon Kang (Lee Joon Ki) is the bastard son of a master swordsman. When Yoon Kang’s father and sister are murdered he swaps his sword for pistols and starts down a path of revenge.
Thoughts: Lee Joon Ki. Lee Joon Ki Oppa!!!!!!!!!!! Look, Lee Joon Ki:
I am sure the plot will be great as well (though the writer, Ki Seung Tae is a relative newbie, the director is from Princess’ Man one of my all-time favs). Did you see Lee Joon Ki? No? Here you go:
Gap Dong better have an amazing finale and give us…Marriage Not Dating
tvN * Romantic Comedy * Friday/ Saturday* Premiering: June 27th * Starring: Yun Woo Jin, Han Groo, Jung Jin Woon, Han Sun Hwa
Plot: A comedy that centers on a man who is resolute to never get married and a woman who has zero chance of ever getting married, though she wants to. Enter the “I need my parents to think I am getting married but I am not so I should introduce this woman as my fiancée even though she is not my fiancée-what is the likelihood hijinks and romance will ensue?”
Thoughts: The plot is a standard rom com trope, so nothing amazing and innovative upon first inspection. I am interested in the cast- Woo Jin has always caught my eye as a talented but under-cast actor (amazing in Arang and the Magistrate, though I confess I have never seen him in When a Man Loves). And Sun Hwa is really pulling down the roles this year, good for her, I was surprised how non-awful she was in God’s Gift 14 Days. I have never seen Han Groo or Jin Woon in anything so I cannot really say how I feel about their casting. We will see how real life goes and if I have time I will probably check this one out.
So what will you be watching (or not watching)? Let us know in the comments!