The K-drama world is set to serve up an assortment of treats this April, with everything from cheesy rom-com to political thrillers set to hit the small screen. Here is everything you need to know about the five new K-Dramas to check out in April 2023.
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Based on the 2012 Japanese novel of the same name, Paper Moon tells the riveting tale of Yoo Yi-Hwa, an ordinary housewife who begins embezzling money from clients after landing a job at a bank. SKY Castle actress Kim Seo-Hyung leads the upcoming suspense thriller.
Also starring in the new series is Gong Jung-hwan as Gi-Hyeon, Yi-hwa’s neglectful husband, Eve actress Yoo Sun, who plays a friend of Yi-hwa’s, and Lee Si-woo (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol) as a young film student whose fate becomes entangled with Yi-hwa’s.
Paper Moon premieres April 10 on Genie TV and ENA, and will also be available to stream on TVING.
In the upcoming romantic-comedy Bo-ra! Deborah!, Yoo In-na plays Yeon Bo-ra, a successful dating coach and best-selling romance author. She works alongside unpredictable, prickly publisher Lee Soo-Hyuk, who detests Bo-ra’s approach to romance but begins to develop feelings for her.
iKON’s Junhoe will also take on his first K-drama role in the series as Yang Jin-ho, a young man who excels at everything he does and dreams of a fairytale romance but suffers from a lack of ambition. Girl’s Day member Sojin is also set to star in Bo-ra! Deborah! as Lee Yoo-Jeong, Bo-ra’s best friend and a features editor at a lifestyle magazine.
Bo-ra! Deborah! premieres April 12 on ENA and will also be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in select regions.
The latest Netflix original K-drama, Queenmaker follows a political struggle between a human rights lawyer and the powerful elites of Seoul. The World of the Married star Kim Hee-ae plays the discerning Hwang Do-hee, a former strategist for a major conglomerate, who seeks to convince human rights lawyer Oh Seung-sook (Moon So-ri) to run for mayor of Seoul.
While Do-hee and Seung-sook butt heads, the latter decides to continue her candidacy with the goal of standing up for the underprivileged people of the country. With the shrewd Do-hee by her side, the pair strive to land Seung-sook the role of mayor.
Queenmaker premiers on April 14 exclusively on Netflix.
Dr. Romantic (Season 3)
Familiar faces are returning for the third season of Dr. Romantic, with leading cast members Han Suk-kyu, Ahn Hyo-Seop, Lee Sung-Kyung, and Kim Joo-hun reprising their roles. In season three, genius surgeon Teacher Kim (Han) continues to guide shunned surgeons Woo-jin and Eun-Jae (Ahn and Lee) as they grow in their profession, as well as the romance between them.
Dr. Romantic (Season 3) premieres April 28 on SBS, and will also be available to stream on Disney+ in select regions.
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Family: The Unbreakable Bond
Jang Hyuk leads tvN’s Family: The Unbreakable Bond as Kwon Do-hoon, a skilled secret agent and sniper. Who disguises himself as an ordinary office worker even to his loving wife, Kang Yoo-ra. Living with a busy, unpredictable schedule, Do-hoon finds himself often neglecting his family.
Though Yoo-ra –who also harbours secrets of her own–continues to be the perfect housewife to him. However, their peaceful relationship gets thrown into disorder when the suspicious Tae-goo enters the mix.
Family: The Unbreakable Bond premieres on April 17 on tvN, and will also be available to stream on Disney+ in select regions.