10 Korean TV Shows You Should Watch This Summer

April 30, 2019 08:43 AM

With so many great dramas, and hilariously entertaining variety shows to boast, it’s difficult to resist getting into the Hallyu Craze.

Looking for more Korean dramas and variety shows? We’ve got you covered, with three channels in our line-up dedicated to serving you the best of Korean entertainment on your TV screens.

Whether you love watching variety shows and comedy series that make you laugh out loud, romantic series that make you gush with the feels, or idol shows brimming with talented stars, there’s a little something for you to enjoy.

Check out our top 10 must watch Korean TV shows this month of May:

Restaurant on Wheels: USA

Premieres May 1, Wednesdays, 11:00PM
Channel: tvN
Host: Lee Yeon-bok, Eric Mun, John Park, Heo Kyung-hwan
Synopsis: In this season, Shinhwa's Eric and Minwoo, John Park and Heo Kyung-hwan join star chef Lee Yeon-bok to run a food truck that sells Chinese-Korean food along the West Coast.

Produce X 101

Premieres May 4, Saturdays, 5:00PM
Channel: tvN
Host: Lee Dong-wook
Synopsis: With an increase of independent trainees, Produce X 101 will feature male trainees born before 2005 where they will compete and be handpicked by the audience to form the ultimate boy group!

Home for Summer

Premieres May 6, Weeknights, 7:45PM
Channel: KBS World
Starring: Lee YoungEun, Lee ChaeYoung, Yoon SunWoo, Na HyeMi
Synopsis: You can't hate your own family no matter how badly you want to hate them. This drama is a joyful and heartwarming story about family.

Angel’s Last Mission: Love

Premieres May 16, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:50PM
Channel: KBS World
Starring: Shin HyeSun, Kim MyungSoo
Synopsis: Troublemaker angel named Dan must find love for icy ballerina Yeonseo in order for him to return to his heavenly realm but falls in love with her instead.

Weekly Idol

Sundays, 8:00PM
Channel: K-Plus
Cast: Nam Chang-hee & Jo Se-ho and Hwang Kwang-hee of ZE:A.
Synopsis: Discover the hidden charms of idols and their 100% real antics through a variety of challenges. Featuring different idols every episode, the hosts bring out the side of idols you have never seen before at the set that is often referred to as B3 (basement level 3).


Sundays & Mondays, 9:15PM
Channel: K-Plus
Starring: Lee Joon-Ho, Shin Hyun-bin, Yoo Jae-myung
Synopsis: When Choi Do-hyun was a boy, he had heart disease and spent most of his childhood in a hospital. He miraculously had a chance for heart transplant. Right after the successful heart transplant surgery, his father was accused of murder and received the death penalty for it. To investigate his father's case, Choi Do-Hyun now works as a lawyer.

My Fellow Citizens!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8:50PM
Channel: KBS World
Starring: Choi SiWon (Super Junior), Lee YooYoung, Kim MinJung
Synopsis: A veteran conman who has never been arrested gets conned by his girlfriend. Feeling betrayed, he tries to drown his sorrows in drink. He meets a woman at the bar and falls in love with her. On the day of the wedding, she confesses that she is a detective. After the marriage, he gets blackmailed by a mysterious woman into running for a national assembly seat.

I Hate Going to Work

Wednesdays, 8:00PM
Channel: K-Plus
Cast: Kim Dong-Wan, Han Soo-Yeon,So Joo-Yeon, Kim Gwan-Soo
Synopsis: A slice-of-life office drama about people who don't want to go to work that will resonate with everyday office workers.

Get It Beauty on the Road in Malaysia 2

Fridays, 8:00PM
Channel: tvN
Cast: Kim Min-jung
Synopsis: Star cast and K-beauty experts will go to Malaysia to find out the latest local beauty trends and introduce make-up skills tailor-made for Asian girls!

Show Champion

Saturdays, 6:45PM
Channel: K-Plus
Cast: Kim Shin-young
Synopsis: Hosted by Kim Shin-young and various guest MCs, Show Champion featured the most popular hits in Korea and the upcoming super rookies in the K-Pop music scene.



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