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2019 Autumn/Fall Dramas To Watch Out For

Summer (in the northern hemisphere) is almost over which means it will be autumn/fall soon. The changing of seasons also mean that new dramas will start soon. You have probably heard news about the upcoming dramas of your favorite actors. Still, that shouldn’t stop you from also watching other upcoming shows with interesting plots and great actors.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. “

-Albert Camus

Not sure what to watch after your ongoing dramas end? Here is the list of upcoming dramas this autumn/fall to watch out for:

Strangers from Hell

  • Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama
  • Starts on: 31 Aug 2019
  • Airs on: Sat, Sun
  • Network: OCN
  • Director: Lee Chang Hee
  • Screenwriter: Jung Yi Do

Main Cast: Im Siwan (The King In Love), Lee Dong Wook (Touch Your Heart)

Strangers from Hell” tells the story of a young man in his 20’s, who moves to Seoul for a new job and decides to stay in an ominous dormitory. It is the residents of the dormitory that would creep you out. The series is adapted from a webtoon of the same title by Kim Yong Ki.

Arthdal Chronicles Part 3: The Prelude To All Legends

  • Genre: Historical, Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Political
  • Starts on: 7 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Sat, Sun
  • Network: tvN, Netflix
  • Director: Kim Won Suk
  • Screenwriter: Kim Young Hyun, Park Sang Yeon

Main Cast: Song Joong Ki (Decendants of the Sun), Kim Ji Won (Fight For My Way), Jang Dong Gun (Suits), Kim Ok Bin (Children of a Lesser God)

Arthdal Chronicles” revolves around the power struggles, love and growth within four characters in the ancient city of Asdal, the capital of Gojoseon.

Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency

  • Genre: Historical, Comedy, Romance
  • Starts on: 16 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Mon, Tue
  • Network: JTBC
  • Director: Kim Ga Ram
  • Screenwriter: Kim Yi Rang (I Am Not A Robot)

Main Cast: Gong Seung Yeon (Are You Human Too?), Kim Min Jae (The Great Seducer), Seo Ji Hoon (Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter), Park Ji Hoon (The King and I)

“Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency” is about Lee Soo, an ordinary blacksmith in the countryside. His life suddenly changed at the age of 23 when he became the King of Joseon. King Lee Soo wants to marry Gae Ddong, but is unable to because of her background. To marry her, Lee Soo hires the Flower Crew Matchmaking Agency to make Gae Ddong a noblewoman. The series is adapted from a novel with the same name by Kim Yi Rang

When Camellia Blooms

Main Cast: Gong Hyo Jin (Jealousy Incarnate), Kang Ha Neul (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo)

“When the Camellia Blooms” is a romantic thriller-comedy about the realistic, passionate love between three couples. The drama will follow the story of a woman named Dong Baek and show how her life is tangled up with a good man, a bad man, and a cheap man.

Secret Boutique

  • Genre: Drama, Melodrama
  • Starts on: 18 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Wed, Thurs
  • Network: SBS
  • Director: Park Hyung Ki
  • Screenwriter: Heo Seon Hee

Main Cast: Kim Sun Ah (Children of Nobody), Kim Jae Young (Eun Joo’s Room), Jang Mi Hee (Shall We Live Together), Park Hee Bon (Top Management)

“Secret Boutique” is a story of woman power and the corrupt upper echelon as it searches for power and survival using money.

The Running Mates: Human Rights

  • Genre: Law, Crime, Drama
  • Starts on: 18 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Wed, Thurs
  • Network: OCN
  • Director: Kim Yong Soo

Main Cast: Lee Yo Won (Different Dreams), Choi Gwi Hwa (Suits), Jang Hyun Sung (Doctor Prisoner)

“The Running Mates: Human Rights” shines light on the lives of those who have their human rights infringed upon from the perspective of an inspector for the Human Rights Commission, who has neither the right to investigate nor prosecute.


  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Romance, Crime
  • Starts on: 20 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Fri, Sat
  • Network: SBS, Netflix
  • Director: Yoo In Shik

Main Cast: Lee Seung Gi (A Korean Odyssey), Suzy (While You Were Sleeping), Shin Sung Rok (Perfume)

Vagabond” is about Cha Dal Gun, a stunt man, who dreams of becoming a world famous action actor. He survives a plane crash which changes his life. After that, he faces a hidden conspiracy behind the plane crash and digs up a national corruption case. He then meets Go Hae Ri. To support her mother and younger sibling, Go Hae Ri wants the stable job of a public officer. She becomes an NIS agent. She hoped to become a white agent, but she became a black agent. 

Pegasus Market

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Starts on: 20 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Fri
  • Network: tvN
  • Director: Baek Sung Ryong
  • Screenwriter: Kim Sol Ji

Main Cast: Lee Dong Hwi (Radiant Office), Kim Byung Chul (Doctor Prisoner), Park Ho San (Less Than Evil), Jung Hye Sung (I Hate You Juliet)

“Pegasus Market” tells the story of employees at a falling-behind store where the staff is king, rather than the customer. While the manager tries to revive the mart, they’re up against the “human bulldozer” boss that aims to ruin the store. The series is based on a webtoon entitled “Cheap Chollima Mart” by Kim Kyu Sam

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Miss Lee

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Starts on: 25 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Wed, Thurs
  • Network: tvN
  • Director: Han Dong Hwa
  • Screenwriter: Park Jung Hwa

Main Cast: Hyeri (Two Cops), Cha Seo Won (Live or Die), Kim Sang Kyung (The Crowed Clown), Uhm Hyun Kyung (Hide and Seek)

“Miss Lee” follows the story of Lee Seon Shim who is a clerk at her company. She does any task that the company needs, but her co-workers still call her “Miss Lee” rather than by her full name. Suddenly, she becomes the CEO of Cheongil Electronics, which is about to go bankrupt. With the help of Yoo Jin Wook and guided by her leadership with humility principles, Lee Seon Shim tries to turn around the company.

Melting Me Softly

  • Genre: Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
  • Starts on: 28 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Sat, Sun
  • Network: tvN
  • Director: Shin Woo Cheol
  • Screenwriter: Baek Mi Kyung

Main Cast: Ji Chang Wook (Suspicious Partner), Won Jin Ah (Life), Yoon Se Ah (SKY Castle)

Melting Me Softly” is a story about a man and a woman who participated in a project to be frozen for 24 hours, only to be waken up 20 years later due to a mysterious scheme. They then experience a dangerous side effect from the project wherein they must maintain a core body temperature of 31.5 degrees Celsius to survive. Coupled with the warming of their hearts from romantic attraction, they find themselves in a sticky situation.

The Tale of Nokdu

  • Genre: Historical, Comedy, Romance
  • Starts on: 30 Sept 2019
  • Airs on: Mon, Tue
  • Network: KBS2
  • Director: Kim Dong Hwi (Fight For My Way)
  • Screenwriter: Baek So Yeon, Im Ye Jin (Love in the Moonlight)

Main Cast: Kim So Hyun (Love Alarm), Jang Dong Yoon (Just Dance), Kang Tae Oh (My First First Love)

“The Tale of Nokdu” is about a man who disguises as a woman to enter a mysterious women-only village; and a young woman who does not want to become a gisaeng. The story is based on the webtoon of the same name.

My Country

  • Genre: Action, Historical, Romance, Drama
  • Starts on: 4 Oct 2019
  • Airs on: Fri, Sat
  • Network: JTBC
  • Director: Kim Jin Won
  • Screenwriter: Chae Seung Dae

Main Cast: Yang Se Jong (30 But 17), Woo Do Hwan (The Great Seducer), Jang Hyuk (Bad Papa), Kim Seol Hyun (Orange Marmalade)

“My Country” is set during the end of the Goryeo period to the early Joseon period. Two friends aim their swords against one another due to differences in opinion about “my country”. They try to protect their country, and the people they love, their own way.


Main Cast: Jang Na Ra (The Last Empress), Lee Sang Yoon (About Time)

VIP” is a mystery drama about the rise of working women who run into troubles at work and in their personal lives. Park Sung Joon is a team leader of VIP department store department. After graduating from a prestigious university, Sung Joon entered the company and now has the ability, the opportunity, and ambition. Park Sung Joon’s wife, Na Jung Sun is a strong woman with a bright personality, but most people are unaware of her struggle. 


  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Starts on: 13 Oct 2019
  • Airs on:
  • Network: TV Chosun
  • Director: Nam Ki Hoon

Main Cast: Lee Dong Gun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love), Jeon Hye Bin (Live or Die), Kim Sae Ron (Love Playlist: Season 4), Kim Kwon (He is Psychometric)

“Leverage” will tell the story of Lee Tae Joon, an elite insurance investigator turned scam strategist who recruits the best “players” in order to catch the real criminals who think they’re above the law. This is a remake of the American series of the same title.

Catch the Ghost

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Investigation
  • Starts on: 21 Oct 2019
  • Airs on: Mon, Tue
  • Network: tvN
  • Director: Shin Yoon Sub
  • Screenwriter: So Won, Lee Young Joo

Main Cast: Moon Geun Young (The Village: Achiara’s Secret), Kim Sun Ho (Welcome to Waikiki 2), Jung Yoo Jin (Romance is a Bonus Book)

“Catch the Ghost” is a romantic investigative drama about a woman named Yoo Ryung who solves cases with her overflowing sense of justice and exceptional spatial perception but always gets herself into trouble because of her rash actions. She meets the Wangsimni station constabulary chief, a man who avoids cases and seeks stability. However, he always ends up cleaning up after the problems caused by Yoo Ryung and holds the key to solving the cases. 

Everyone’s Lies

  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Detective
  • Starts on: 31 Oct 2019
  • Airs on: Sat, Sun
  • Network: OCN
  • Director: Lee Yoon Jung (Cheese in the Trap)
  • Screenwriter: Won Yoo Jung, Jeon Yeong Shin

Main Cast: Lee Min Ki (The Beauty Inside), Lee Yoo Young (My Fellow Citizens!)

“Everyone’s Lies” is about a woman whose husband disappears after the sudden death of her father. She joins the National Assembly and teams up with a detective in her search for the truth. The two characters work together to break through the silence and lies that people spill to protect their own interests. 

Are you excited for these upcoming fall/autumn dramas? Which ones made it to your must-watch list? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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