May/June Drama List

  • Drama: Wok of Love (English title) / Greasy Melo (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Gireumjin Mello
  • Hangul: 기름진 멜로
  • Director: Park Sun-Ho
  • Writer: Seo Sook-Hyang
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: May 7, 2018 —
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 22:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Set at a small Chinese restaurant. Drama series follows Seo Poong’s attempts at survival, food and love.

Chef Seo Poong was once a star chef and worked at the best Chinese restaurant. His popularity faded and he eventually wound up working at a small, failing Chinese restaurant. Meanwhile, Doo Chil-Seong is the owner of a building. He is an ex-gang member and he was in jail for 5 years.

  • Drama: Lawless Lawyer
  • Revised romanization: Moobeob Byeonhosa
  • Hangul: 무법 변호사
  • Director: Kim Jin-Min
  • Writer: Yoon Hyun-Ho
  • Network: tvN
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: May 12, 2018 —
  • Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Bong Sang-Pil (Lee JoonGi) is a former gang member, but he now works as a lawyer. He also has one of the top win rates as a lawyer. Bong Sang-Pil will take advantage of loopholes in the law. He stands before the court for his mother’s revenge, opposing absolute power.

  • Drama: Secret Mother
  • Revised romanization: Shikeurit Madeo
  • Hangul: 시크릿 마더
  • Director: Park Yong-Soon
  • Writer: Hwang Ye-Jin
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: May 12, 2018 —
  • Runtime: Saturdays 20:55-23:15 (140 minutes | 4 consecutive 35 minute episodes per Saturday)
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Kim Yoon-Jin (Song Yoon-A) is a former psychiatrist. To do what is best for her husband and son, she quit her job. Kim Yoon-Jin had a daughter, but her daughter died and she carries a sense of guilt over her daughter’s death. She wants the best for her son who is about to enter a university. Kim Yoon-Jin decides to hire an expert to help her son enter a good university. The expert is mysterious.

  • Drama: Sketch
  • Revised romanization: Seukechi
  • Hangul: 스케치
  • Director: Im Tae-Woo
  • Writer: Kang Hyun-Sung
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: May 25, 2018 —
  • Runtime: Fridays & Saturdays 23:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Detective Kang Dong-Soo’s (Rain) fiance is killed mysteriously. He works with a female detective (Lee Sun-Bin) who can see 3 days into the future. She sketches what she sees. They set out to capture the murderer. Kim Do-Jin (Lee Dong-Gun) is a former special forces member. His pregnant wife was killed and he plots revenge.

  • Drama: Life on Mars (working title)
  • Revised romanization: Raipeu On Maseu
  • Hangul: 라이프 온 마스
  • Director: Lee Jung-Hyo
  • Writer: Lee Dae-II
  • Network: OCN
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: June, 2018 —
  • Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 22:20
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Han Tae-Joo (Jung Kyoung-Ho) leads a crime investigation team. He has experienced a rapid rise in his career and he trusts data over people. While investigating a serial murder case, he has an accident. When Han Tae-Joo wakes up, he finds himself in the winter of 1988. He does not know why, but he is now a detective appointed to work at a police station in a small city. To get back to the present day, Han Tae-Joo tries to solve a serial murder case.

  • Drama: What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (English title) / Why Secretary Kim (literal title)
  • Revised romanization:Kimbiseoga Wae Geureolgga
  • Hangul: 김비서가 왜 그럴까
  • Director: Park Joon-Hwa
  • Writer: Jung Kyung-Yoon (novel), Jung Eun-Young
  • Network: tvN
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: June, 2018 —
  • Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:30
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Lee Young-Joon’s (Park Seo Joon) family runs a large company and he works as the vice-president of the company. He is smart, rich and handsome, but he is arrogant. His secretary is Kim Mi-So (Park Min Young). She has worked for him for years and she is perfect for him, but Kim Mi-So decides to quit her job.

  • Drama: Your House Helper (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Dangshinui Hawooseuhelpeo
  • Hangul: 당신의 하우스헬퍼
  • Director: Jeon Woo-Sung
  • Writer: Seung Jung-Yeon (webtoon), Kim Ji-Sun
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: June, 2018 —
  • Runtime: Weds. & Thurs. 22:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Kim Ji-Woon (Ha Seok-Jin) was born to a lawmaker father and doctor mother. He then went on to work at a big company, but he quit his job and stopped talking to his parents.

Kim Ji-Woon meets a woman and begins to work as a housekeeper at her home. While doing his job, he listens to his customer’s worries and gives advice to help them solve their problems.

  • Drama: Are You Human? (English title)
  • Revised romanization: Neodo Inganini
  • Hangul: 너도 인간이니
  • Director: Cha Young-Hoon
  • Writer: Jo Jung-Joo
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 18
  • Release Date: June 4, 2018 —
  • Runtime: Mon & Tue 22:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Nam Shin (Seo Kang-Joon) is a son from a family who runs a large company. After an unexpected accident, he falls into a coma. His mother Oh Ro-Ra (Kim Sung-Ryoung) is an authority on brain science and artificial intelligence. She creates an android named Nam Shin III which looks like just like her son Nam Shin. The android pretends to be Nam Shin and he has a bodyguard So-Bong (Kong Seung-Yeon).