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Better late than never, so here is your monthly article on the dramas released or that will be released in May. Few choices compared to April but it’s already not bad!
See you at the end of the article…
Release date: May 2
Aired on: Monday and Tuesday
Number of episodes: 16 (of 60+ minutes)
Director: Yoo Young Eun
Screenwriter: Park Pil Joo
Genres: Historical, romance, politics
Script : This drama is set during the Joseon era. We find Prince Lee Tae who accedes to the throne following his father. Once in power, he will be blocked by Park Gye Won, a politically powerful man. Yoo Jung is the daughter of a wealthy family who will find herself involved in a power problem because Lee Tae considers her his wife.
It’s been a while since I’ve featured a historical drama, and I really missed it! The main actor is Lee Joon, his last dramas were Bulgasal: Immortal Souls and The Silent Sea. At his side, the actress Kang Ha Na known for her roles in Moon Lovers or Start Up and My Roomate is A Gumiho more recently. Finally, we find Jang Hyuk 2 years after his last drama: Tell Me What You Saw.
2. The Sound of Magic
Release date: May 6
Number of episodes: 6
Director: Kim Seong Yoon
Screenwriter: Kim Min Jung
Genres: Fantasy, Psychology
Script : Yoon Ah Yi is a high school student and works part-time to support her and her sister. She doesn’t know where her parents are. Despite this difficult situation, she is in the top of the school. Na Il Deung is one of his comrades. Ah Yi will one day meet the magician Lee Eul, a mysterious man showing his magic to those who believe him.
A drama about magic to make us dream a little. By the director of School 2015, Love in the Moonlight or Itaewon Class, the drama has a well-marked universe with very beautiful shots that you can discover in the teasers. The famous magician will be interpreted by Ji Chang Wook known for his dramas Empress Ki, Healer, The K2 or Suspicious Partner. At his side, a promising young actress that some have discovered in the superb drama Beyond Evil (a bit of subjectivity but I really recommend it). Finally, the young Yoon Ah Yi’s comrade will be played by Hwang In Yeop, another promising actor, known as the perfect representation of the “second lead syndrome” following the hit drama True Beauty.
3. Rose Mansion
Release date: May 13
Number of episodes: 12 (of 45 minutes)
Screenwriter: Yoo Kab Yeol
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Script : Ji Na works as a hotel employee. She leads a quiet life until the day she learns that her older sister Ji Hyun has disappeared. She decides to conduct the investigation herself. She will be helped by detective Yoon Kyung Sang.
The little monthly thriller, simple in the script, but just as gripping. Most of the action will take place in the “Rose Mansion” residence, which means a closed session under tension. Ji Na will be played by Lim Ji Yeon who returns to the small screen 3 years after the drama Welcome 2 life. The detective will be played by Yoon Kyung Sang whose last drama was also 3 years ago: Class of Lies.
Release date: May 23
Aired on: Monday to Friday
Number of episodes: 100 (of 40 minutes)
Director: Uh Soo Sun
Screenwriter: Kim Min Joo
Genres: Drama, Family
Script : This drama will unfold around a tragedy caused by 3 women. Yoo Seo Yeon is a young woman who married a son from a chaebol family. She doesn’t get along with her in-laws. Cha Hwa Young lives only on greed and the desire for power. Finally, Go Mi Sook is the leader of a chain of restaurants.
We will follow the journey of 3 women in their quest for success. It is thus a drama that can be inspiring depending on how they are described. We will still have to hang on because there are 100 episodes! The 3 main actresses are: Cha Ye Ryun, Na Young Hee and Lee Hwi Hyang. They all have a great career, it will be interesting to see them evolve in this difficult environment that is Korean high society.
Release dates: May 25
Aired: Wednesday and Thursday
Number of episodes: 16 episodes (of 60+ minutes)
Director: Park Bong Sub
Screenwriter: Yoon Young Mi
Genres: Drama, Romance, Legal
Script : Lee La Ei’s family was destroyed when she was still young when her father died at the hands of powerful people. She thus grew up seeking revenge. For 13 years, she made a plan with the help of Seo Eung Pyung, a lawyer. The plan focuses on Kang Yoon Gyeom who is the head of LY Group… Will it work?
Inspired by true events, Eve is a drama focusing on a $1.7 billion divorce lawsuit that shocked South Korea. It is also Seo Ye Ji’s first drama after her scandal 1 year ago. She is known for the dramas Save Me, Lawless Lawyer or It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Kang Yoon Gyeom will be played by Park Byung Eun, a veteran actor present in the dramas Voice 3, Arthdal Chronicles or Kingdom. Finally, Lee Sang Yeob will be a lawyer in this series. His latest drama is One The Verge of Insanity.
That will be all for May!
This month has not been very fruitful, but the June article is also in preparation and it looks interesting. We can still mention the second season of Hope or Dope (or Juvenile Delequency) which will also be released on May 25.
For my part, my month of April was punctuated by Soundtrack #1, a short sweet romance, I would have liked to see Han So Hee and Park Hyung Sik in a longer project. I also saw Twenty Five Twenty One. A big crush for the direction, the characters, the OST and even the script which may have disappointed many but which I enjoyed until the end!
I’m in the middle of watching Tomorrow and Sh**ting Star. They make me have a great time, I’ll talk more about it at the end!
And you? Tempting dramas, recommendations…? Do not hesitate to exchange! Happy end of May and see you soon in June!
– mathoo –
“After frequenting the world of manga, anime and J-Pop, I finally fell into K-Pop thanks to SNSD in 2013. Since then, I have been learning about the different aspects of Korean culture, through the food, language, story… I got into dramas in 2016 thanks to BTS’ V and his role in ‘Hwarang’. By the way, my favorite genres are thrillers and historical dramas. Apart from that, I have a great passion for dance, and also for music!”