We’re only three months into the year and 2023 is already proving to be an incredible year for K-Dramas. As we enter spring in April, there’s a whole new slate of K-Dramas waiting for us. From thrillers to romantic comedies to slice of life, April is going to be a fantastic month for K-Drama lovers across the world.
Here are 5 K-Dramas you absolutely have to watch out for in April!
Observation: This watchlist includes dramas broadcast on Korean national television, as well as original series from Netflix, Disney+, and Apple+.
1. “Paper Moon”
Cast: Kim Seo Hyung, Yoo Sun
Summary: Yoo YiHwa is a housewife whose monotonous life takes a drastic turn when she starts working at a bank as a contract employee, but ends up embezzling funds from VIP clients.
Reasons to Attend: Based on a Japanese novel called “Kami no Tsuki” by Mitsuyo Kakuta, “Paper Moon” has an incredible storyline that will send shivers down your spine. Kim SeoHyung leads this drama as Yoo YiHwa and is set to deliver a thriller that might just be one of the best of the year. Being directed by women, “Paper Moon” will make a great gift for drama lovers who enjoy feminist storytelling.
2. “Let’s go! Deborah”
Cast: Yoo InNa, Yoon Hyun Min, Joo Sang Wook
SummarySynopsis: A popular romance author and dating coach named Deborah becomes involved with Lee Soo Hyuk, a man who is unpredictable in love and has difficulty with relationships. After all, will true love transpire between them?
Reasons to Attend: Yoo InNa is making her long-awaited return to the small screen with this K-Drama and fans couldn’t be more excited. The love triangle aspect is as popular as ever and the “opposites attract” trope is also getting attention. We can expect a rom-com that fills our spring with happiness.
3. “Thief: The Treasure Keeper”
Cast: John Won, Lee JooWoo
Summary: Hwang DaeMyung leads a mundane life as a government official at the Cultural Heritage Administration, but everything is turned upside down when he follows the trail of a mysterious thief named Skunk, who specializes in cultural goods. He joins the mysterious Karma cultural asset recovery team, which punishes those who run from the law.
Reasons to Attend: One of the most beloved Korean actors, Joo Won, is back on the small screen, and also with a dual role! Get ready for a thrilling action-comedy filled with colorful characters and plenty of heart. If you enjoyed the “Indiana Jones” franchise, you’ll find a new favorite hero in Skunk.
4. “Dr. Romantic 3”
Cast: Han Suk Kyu, Lee Sung KyungAhn HyoSeop, Kim Min Jae, So JuYeon
Summary: “Dr. Romance 3” returns to tell the heartwarming, realistic stories of the doctors at Doldam Hospital in the countryside, which has just achieved independent status.
Reasons to Attend: The third installment in the mega-hit series is back, bigger and better. Our favorite actors will be reprising their iconic roles, and fans around the world are already eagerly awaiting the premiere. If you haven’t watched the first two seasons yet, now is a great time to start!
5. “The Good Bad Mother”
Cast: Lee DoHyun, Ra MiRan, Ahn EunJin
Summary: Yeong Soon raised his son KangHo as a single mother with a lot of difficulty. She was stern and disciplined him relentlessly, causing her to become a “bad mother” to KangHo. He grows up to be a successful promoter as a result of her efforts, but loses his memory after an accident and mentally reverts to a 7-year-old boy. As such, Yeong Soon must become a “bad mother” again to get his son through this tribulation.
Reasons to Attend: Lee DoHyun and Ra MiRan make a dream duo that we didn’t know we needed but definitely can’t get enough of. Ra MiRan is a powerhouse actress and Lee DoHyun is the rising star on everyone’s radar. This healing drama is going to be an amazing ride with these two.