Welcome to the April 2023 edition of "Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching"! This month, we have an exciting lineup of new kdramas premiering, featuring a variety of genres, including romance, thriller, comedy, and more. From heartwarming tales to suspenseful plots, there's something for everyone. Let's dive into our selection of must-watch Korean dramas for April.
Top Korean Dramas Premiering in April 2023: Must-Watch Shows Featuring Medical, Thriller, and Comedy Genres
1. "Dr. Romantic Season 3" (2023)
"Dr. Romantic" follows the life of Kim Sa Bu, a skilled surgeon who chooses to work at Doldam Hospital after leaving the busy city life. After saving the life of a powerful chairman, he receives support to improve the hospital. However, he faces obstacles as old enemies resurface, his students depart, and a wrist injury adds to his troubles. Seeking help from two inexperienced doctors, Seo Woo Jin and Cha Eun Jae, he mentors them through their challenges, including financial greed and personal fears. Together, they work towards saving lives and discovering the true meaning of "real romance" in the medical profession.
Genres: Drama, Medical
Starring: Han Seok Kyu, Lee Sung Kyung, Ahn Hyo Seop
Release date: Apr 21, 2023 – Jun 10, 2023
2. "Celebrity" (2023)
Set in the glitzy and scandalous world of social media influencers in Seoul, "Celebrity" follows the journey of an ambitious young woman determined to become the next big celebrity. Driven by the allure of fame, money, and power, she battles her way to the top, facing stiff competition and navigating the complex world of social media. However, as she rises in popularity, she must contend with the industry's dark side, including betrayal and scandal. With everything on the line, she fights to stay on top and become the hottest influencer in the city.
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Starring: Park Gyu Young, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Chung Ah
Release date: Apr 2023
3. "Family: The Unbreakable Bond" (2023)
"Family: The Unbreakable Bond," tells the story of a husband leading a double life, presenting himself as an ordinary office worker while secretly being a killer. His wife, who works hard as a housekeeping team member, struggles to provide for their family.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Comedy, Drama
Starring: Jang Hyuk, Jang Na Ra, Chae Jung An
Release date: Apr 17, 2023 – May 23, 2023
4. "The Real Has Come" (2023)
"Oh Yeon Doo," a successful Korean language instructor who is an online sensation, discovers she is pregnant. To avoid judgment from society, she collaborates with Gong Tae Kyung, a talented obstetrician, and gynecologist, to create a fake relationship. However, Jang Se Jin, Tae Kyung's former lover, and Oh Yeon Doo's boyfriend, Kim Joon Ha, complicate things. With love triangles and unexpected twists, will Cupid be able to bring order to this chaos?
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Baek Jin-Hee, Ahn Jae-Hyeon, Cha Joo-Young
Release date: Mar 25, 2023 – Sep 10, 2023
5. "Bo Ra! Deborah" (2023)
"Bo Ra! Deborah" follows the life of Yeon Bo-Ra, known by her pen name Deborah, a famous dating coach and author of a best-selling book about
Love. While she is famous and witty as Deborah, she struggles in her personal life as Yeon Bo-Ra. She meets Lee Soo-Hyeok, an unpredictable publishing planner, who initially dislikes her but finds himself drawn to her. Meanwhile, Han Sang-Jin, Lee's business partner and friend, prefers a freewheeling lifestyle. As these three navigate love and relationships, they learn about themselves and the complexities of love.
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Yoo In-Na, Yoon Hyun-Min, Joo Sang-Wook
Release date: Apr 12, 2023 – May 25, 2023
6. "Stealer: The Treasure Keeper" (2023)
"Stealer: The Treasure Keeper" revolves around Skunk, a skilled thief specializing in cultural assets. He joins forces with Karma, an unofficial recovery team dedicated to redeeming cultural treasures and punishing those who elude the law. Hwang Dae-Myung, a laid-back public officer, is suspected of having contact with Skunk and becoming a Karma member. Together, they embark on a mission to retrieve stolen cultural assets while facing challenges from criminals and the law. As they work to protect Korea's cultural heritage, they form an unlikely bond and uncover the truth behind Skunk's identity.
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Joo Won, Lee Joo-Woo, Jo Han-Chul
Release date: Apr 12, 2023 – May 18, 2023
7. "Joseon Attorney: A Morality" (2023)
"Joseon Attorney" follows Kang Han Su, a manipulative lawyer who uses victims' emotions to his advantage. However, as he unintentionally gains popularity among the familiar people for his problem-solving skills, he matures and becomes an indeed just lawyer. The story chronicles his journey from seeking revenge to becoming a hero and spokesperson for the people. The character Yi Yun Ju also plays the role of someone who commissions a revenge case.
Genres: Historical, Law, Romance, Drama
Starring: Woo Do Hwan, Bona, Cha Hak Yeon
Release date: Mar 31, 2023 – May 20, 2023
8. "Duty After School" (2023)
"Duty After School" is set in Sungjin High School, where the sudden appearance of an alien invasion takes aback students and teachers. Horrifying "eggs" from the skies hatch into aggressive insectoid beings that attack humans. The charge is a global phenomenon, and the South Korean military fears it will be unable to contain it. In a desperate attempt to combat the extraterrestrial threat, the President declares mandatory conscription and announces that all male and female third-year high school students must join the armed forces.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Starring: Shin Hyun Soo, Im Se Mi, Kim Ki Hae
Release date: Mar 31, 2023
9. "Decoy Season 2" (2023)
In "Decoy Season 2," Ku Do Han, a detective who used to be a lawyer, is determined to solve an unsolved crime from the past. He investigates current cases and gathers evidence to uncover the perpetrator's identity. Throughout his investigation, he meets Cheon Na Yeon, a determined journalist, and No Sang Cheon, a cunning con artist. Together, they collaborate to discover the truth and bring justice to the long-unsolved case.
Genres: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Starring: Jang Geun Suk, Heo Sung Tae, Lee Elijah
Release date: Apr 7, 2023
10. "The Good Bad Mother" (2023)
"The Good Bad Mother" centers around a devoted mother named Young Soon, who has dedicated her life to her child. Her son, Kang Ho, is a prosecutor who suffers from amnesia following an unforeseen accident, causing him to revert to a childlike state. The story follows their journey as they navigate the unexpected challenges that arise from Kang Ho's amnesia, and they must find ways to cope and adapt.
Genres: Comedy, Life, Family
Starring: Ra Mi Ran, Lee Do Hyun, Ahn Eun Jin
Release date: Apr 26, 2023 – Jun 8, 2023
These are the top Korean dramas premiering in April 2023. Whether you're a fan of medical dramas, thrillers, comedies, or historical stories, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Grab your popcorn and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Korean dramas!
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