The year 2023 has been a thrilling ride for K-drama enthusiasts, and it’s not over yet! Netflix is all set to grace our screens with a fantastic lineup of K-dramas for Fall 2023. From heartwarming romances to historical epics, there’s something for everyone to look forward to. So, let’s dive into the world of captivating stories and unforgettable characters with this list of upcoming K-dramas that are bound to hit the mark.
A Time Called You: A Journey Through Time and Love
Release Date: September 8, 2023
Prepare to embark on a heart-wrenching journey through time with Netflix’s first September K-drama, “A Time Called You.” Han Joon-hee, played by Jeon Yeo-bin, is grappling with the loss of her beloved boyfriend, Ku Yeon-joon, a year after his passing. In a twist of fate, Joon-hee finds herself transported back to 1998 as high school student Kwon Min-joo.
What’s even more shocking is that a dashing young man, Nam Shi-heon, bears an uncanny resemblance to her late boyfriend. As she navigates this mysterious journey, will she find love anew? And what role will Shi-heon’s best friend, Jung-In-kyu, play in this intricate web of emotions? Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions as “A Time Called You” unravels its poignant tale.
Song of the Bandits: A Tale of Courage Amidst Japanese Colonization
Release Date: September 22, 2023
In “Song of the Bandits,” set during the Japanese colonization of South Korea, we are transported to the turbulent times of Gando, a lawless land where outcasted citizens fight to protect their newfound homes. Lee Yoon, portrayed by Kim Nam-gil, is a former Japanese soldier turned bandit, determined to shield the people of Gando.
Nam Hee-shin, played by Seohyun, conceals her identity as the head of the railway bureau of the Japanese Government-General of Korea. Amidst the chaos, Choi Chung-soo, portrayed by Yoo Jae-myung, must confront the looming threat to Lee Yoon’s life. This historical drama promises a gripping narrative and compelling characters that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Doona!: A Pop Star’s Quest for Normalcy
Release Date: October 20, 2023
Prepare to be charmed by Bae Suzy in “Doona!” Lee Doo-na, a top female idol, abruptly leaves behind her life of stardom, opting for a more ordinary existence. She moves into a shared house near a university, where she crosses paths with Lee Won-joon, portrayed by Yang Se-jong, a kind-hearted university student.
As their lives become intertwined, Won-joon’s curiosity about Doo-na grows, and a sweet romance blossoms. This heartwarming K-drama is based on the webtoon “Lee Doo-Na!” by Min Song-ah and promises a delightful journey of self-discovery and love.
Diva of the Deserted Island: A Dreamer’s Tale
Release Date: October 21, 2023
Park Eun-bin makes a triumphant return to Netflix in “Diva of the Deserted Island.” Seo Mok-ha dreams of becoming a diva and, after winning a UCC competition, heads to Seoul to chase her dream. However, fate takes an unexpected turn, leaving her stranded on a deserted island for 15 years.
Watch as she navigates the challenges of rejoining society and striving to fulfill her dream once more. With a touch of humor and heart, this romantic comedy promises to be a delightful addition to your Fall 2023 watchlist.
Moon in the Day: Love Across Lifetimes
Release Date: November 1, 2023
As November approaches, “Moon in the Day” is set to enchant global audiences on Netflix. This intriguing story revolves around Han Jun-oh, a popular celebrity portrayed by Kim Young-dae, and firefighter Kang Young-hwa, played by Pyo Ye-jin. When an accident during a public service ad filming alters their lives, Young-hwa becomes Jun-oh’s personal bodyguard.
But the twist lies in the past lives of these characters, as Jun-oh’s spirit is inhabited by Do Ha, a noble from the Silla dynasty, and Young-hwa is the reincarnation of Han Ri-ta. Prepare for a mesmerizing tale of love, betrayal, and reincarnation that transcends time and space.
Daily Dose of Sunshine: A Heartwarming Slice of Life
Expected Release Date: November 2023
In “Daily Dose of Sunshine,” Jung Da-eun, portrayed by Park Bo-young, steps into the world of neuropsychiatry as a nurse, determined to bring sunshine and happiness to her patients. Dr. Dong Go-yoon, played by Yeon Woo-jin, finds himself drawn to her infectious positivity.
As Da-eun’s journey unfolds, the lives of the ward’s staff and patients are transformed. This slice-of-life K-drama, based on the webcomic “Jungshinbyungdongedo Achimeun Wayo” by Lee Ra-ha, promises heartwarming moments and a dose of optimism.
As we bid adieu to 2023, these upcoming K-dramas on Netflix offer a kaleidoscope of emotions, from heartbreak to laughter, from historical sagas to contemporary tales. Mark your calendars and get ready to be enthralled by these captivating stories and talented actors. Fall 2023 is set to be an unforgettable season of K-drama magic on Netflix. So, grab your popcorn and prepare for a binge-watching extravaganza like no other!