With the new year less than a month away, there are plenty of new Korean dramas scheduled to be released in January of 2023. To make sure everyone’s watchlist has a few more options, MyAnimeList gathered nine of the most anticipated Korean dramas to start the year.
1. Crash Course in Romance
Starring actress Jeon Do Yeon and actor Jung Kyung Ho, the romantic drama follows the unexpected meeting between the two characters as they work in the private education field and prove that opposites attract.
With actress Lee Bo Young as the lead in Agency, viewers are in for a character who worked her way from poverty to wealth and intends to “become the first female lead executive at a major advertising agency.”
3. Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist 2
Adapted from a novel, the second season of Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist is set to air with Kim Min Jae returning for his role as the famous palace physician.
4. Brain Cooperation
Starring CNBLUE‘s Jung Yong Hwa and actor Cha Tae Hyun, Brain Cooperation explores the comedic dynamic between a serious neuroscientist and misunderstood detective as they solve criminal cases together.
5. Season of Kkok Du
In the romantic fantasy Season of Kkok Du, actor Kim Jung Hyun plays a grim reaper who travels to the human world every ninety-nine years to possess a human and kill those deserving of death. When possessing one particular human, he falls for a female physician, played by Lim Soo Hyang.
Moving is based on a webcomic by author Kang Full, where three high school students have special abilities but rely on their parents to protect them from being used by others.
Payback stars actor Lee Sun Kyun and actress Moon Chae Won as the cast attempts to take down a money cartel backed by the law.
8. Run Into You
Going back in time to 1987 in the drama Run Into You, the main characters, played by actor Yoon Hae Joon and actress Jin Ki Joo, end up working together as he tries to solve a murder case and she stops her parents from marrying. They realize that both things are somehow connected.
9. Can We Be Strangers?
Actress Kang So Ra and actor Jang Seung Jo play a divorced couple who are both lawyers and later reconnect—in more ways than one—when having to work together.