My 2019 Drama List

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Since it is the first day of 2019, I decided to share a list of my most anticipated dramas for this year. When these dramas are released, I will be posting a first episode review. So that way, you all can know if the drama met my expectation and if I plan to continue watching it.

(For the dramas that do not yet have posters, I have attached an image of the currently confirmed cast or referenced work)

#1 – The Crowned Clown / The Man Who Became Kingfullsizephoto1021297[1]Joseon is currently in a state of disorder due to uprisings and a power struggle surrounding King Lee Hun. A clown named Ha Sun is brought to the palace to pose as King Lee Hun. That way, the king could escape assassination. Ha Sun is identical to the King.

#2 – The WolfMajesty+Wolf+11[1]Towards the end of the Tang Dynasty, Zhu Wen usurped the throne and established the Liang kingdom. He then encounters a young wild boy who accidentally fell from a cliff while being pursued saving wolf pups. The boy is rescued and adopted by Zhu Wen and is renamed Zhu Youwen. Ten years later Zhu Youwen has been conferred with the title, Prince of Bo. He meets and falls in love with Zhaixing, the daughter of a governor and the two become involved in a struggle for power.

#3 – Kingdomkingdom-netflix[1]Set in Korea’s Joseon period, the drama tells the story of a crown prince who is sent on a suicide mission. He is to investigate a mysterious plague spreading across the country. But he later discovers that the plague is actually an atrocious epidemic in the form of zombies.

#4 – Welcome To Waikiki 2 / Eulachacha Waikiki 261fdb65e-409e-4a0d-8cb7-cadc31bece76[1]This is the season 2 of the popular series, Welcome to Waikiki. It is set to air during the first half of 2019, but no cast member has been confirmed. I wrote about Welcome to Waikiki season 1 in a previous post, if you have not read that, here is the link (MY TOP 10 DRAMAS FOR 2018).

#5 – Tears In Heavena6ed6855e4854a7eaa2182710ce9996d[1]Reporter Du Xiao Su falls in love with Doctor Shao Zhen Rong. Zhen Rong, unfortunately, meets an accident and dies, leaving Xiao Su in grief. All her suffering is being witnessed by Lei Yu Zheng, who decides to help her silently. This sparks hatred from the second female lead (Lin Xiang Yuan). Amid ongoing schemes, Yu Zheng loses his company, but Xiao Su helps him make a comeback.

#6 – Touch Your Heart / Reach Of SincerityTouch-Your-Heart[1]Top actress Oh Yoon Seo has a scandal that damages her career, leaving her with any job for two years. To get a role in an upcoming series, she agrees to get experience at a law firm while working as a secretary to a lawyer named Kwon Jung Rok. This marks the reunion of the secondary couple fro the popular Korean series, Goblin.

#7 – Dear Citizens 12-K-Dramas-to-Look-Forward-to-in-2019-04-Dear-Citizen-01[1]A comedic criminal drama that tells the story of a con man who gets married to a police officer. From then on, he gets involved in a series of unplanned incidents and even ends up becoming a member of the National Assembly.

#8 – Romance Supplement / Romance Is A Bonus Booklee-jong-suk-lee-na-young[2]The series follows the lives of employees in their 30s who work at a publishing company. Cha Eun Ho is a genius writer and the youngest chief editor at his publishing company. Kang Dan-Yi used to be a popular copywriter but is not anymore. Due to her impressive career and educational background, she struggles with finding a new job. Finally, she gets a job at the same publishing company where Cha Eun Ho works by lying about her background. The two begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.

#9 – My CountryMy-Country[1]This drama is to be set during the Korean Goryeo period to the early Joseon period. It will tell the story of two friends who come to aim their swords at each other due to their different opinions about “my country.”

#10 – Asadal Chronicle / The Chronicles Of AseudalThe_Chronicles_of_Aseudal-CSML1[1]The drama revolves around the power struggles, love, and growth between the people of the fictional ancient city of Aseudal. Eun-Sun was born with the fate to bring disaster to Aseudal. Ta-Gon is a war hero and dreams of becoming the first king of Aseudal. Tan-Ya was born with the same fate as Eun-Sun, and she is the successor of the Wahan tribe.

#11 – Itemfullsizephoto1000592[1]A criminal profiler and a prosecutor determined to save his niece, work together to decipher the secrets behind various objects with supernatural powers.

#12 – When The Devil Calls Your Namejungkyunghogeekjune2016_0[1]This drama tells the story of a man who sold his soul to the devil ten years ago for youth and success. As the soul collection day draws near, he begs the devil for an extension of their contract. The devil agrees on the condition that he will find three other people who have promised their souls and take their contracts.

#13 – Queen DuguEmpress+Dugu+0[1]A Chinese historical drama about the first emperor of the Sui Dynasty (Emperor Wen of Sui). He is known for having the fewest concubines due to his love and respect for his empress, Empress Dugu. They met during their teen years, and he promised that she would be the only woman to carry his children.

#14 – Empress Of The Ming: Legend Of Sun Ruoweiimage-w1280[1]Sun Ruowei’s entire family is killed on the orders of the Yongle Emperor in 1402. She manages to escape death after being secretly adopted by Sun Zhong but later on becomes the concubine of crown prince Zhu Zhanji by chance. She decides to use the opportunity to investigate the truth behind her family’s death. Touched by Zhu Zhanji’s kindness, she later decides to drop her personal goals. She resolves to become a virtuous empress who can support him through his rule. Unfortunately, Zhu Zhanji dies a decade after ascending the throne, and Sun Ruowei is honoured as Empress Dowager once her 7-year-old son became emperor.

#15 – Spring Must Be Comingbf008d111e20999237bce6983c5f1036[2]Kim Bo-Mi is a TV news anchorwoman who only cares about herself. On the other hand, we have Lee Bom, who was once a popular actress. She is now married to a lawmaker and focuses on being a housewife. Somehow both women switch bodies, giving them a chance to live their once forgotten dreams and gaining new experience.

#16 – Dazzling / The Light In Your Eyesd698b865cd1b4697ba6c3b4ed3f4a472[1]Kim Hye-Ja dreams of becoming an announcer, but suddenly she transforms into a 70-year-old woman with the ability to manipulate time. Lee Joon-Ha hopes to become a reporter and has worked hard to achieve his dream, but he now lives life hopelessly. These two somehow get involved with each other.

So this is the end of my list. Of course, there are many other upcoming dramas this year, but these are the few that I am really looking forward to watching. I will still be keeping an eye out for all the other dramas, so stay tuned for the reviews.

 

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