Time flies so fast! Can you believe we’re already in the middle of 2023?
How many K-dramas have you seen so far this year? If your favorite show is ending soon or you're looking for more options, we at PhilSTAR L!fe are happy to let you know that there are new ones that will surely fit your taste and mood for the day.
From heart-fluttering romance comedies with fantasy elements to emotionally charged thrillers, we’re more than excited to share our six highly recommended K-dramas for the month of June!
Status: Streaming on Netflix on June 9
Starring: Woo Do Hwan, Lee Jang Yi, and Park Sung Woon
Let's start this list with an action-thriller series for some adrenaline rush. Based on a popular webtoon, Bloodhounds is a story about two brave friends who are faced with money troubles and plan to pay their debt by working for a compassionate moneylender. How will they survive the underground world where they have to face merciless loan sharks? Will the protagonists survive in a dog-eat-dog world, or will they be eaten alive?
King The Land
Status: Streaming on JTBC and Netflix on June 17
Starring: Lee Junho and Im Yoon Ah (Yoona)
Fans of iconic K-pop groups 2PM and Girls Generation will definitely consider watching King The Land. Led by idols-turned-K-drama superstars Junho and Yoona, this romantic comedy is about an heir of a hotel empire with amnesia who meets a bright yet fierce hotelier who will help him bring back his memories little by little. Though the two often bicker, their relationship will bloom as the story progresses. If you’re looking for more kilig vibes, consider watching this.
See You in My 19th Life
Status: Streaming on Netflix on June 17
Starring: Shin Hye Sun, Ahn Bo Hyun, and Ha Yoon Kyung
In the mood for a fantasy romance series? See You in My 19th Life is an adaptation of a popular webtoon of the same name. The story follows a young woman who figured in a tragic accident and remembers all her past lives as she's reborn in her 19th life. This time, she is determined to reunite with her one true love. Will watching this show make you think of your past crushes and TOTGA’s? Let’s see on June 17!
Lies Hidden in My Garden
Status: Streaming on Prime Video on June 19
Starring: Kim Tae Hee, Lim Ji Yeon, and Kim Sung Oh
Lies Hidden in My Garden (also known as House with a Yard) is an upcoming suspense-thriller with an intriguing premise. A wealthy housewife (Kim Tae Hee) lived a normal life until one day, her almost perfect life gets disturbed when she discovers a weird smell from her backyard. She then meets a violence victim (Lim Ji Yeon) with a mysterious past. The two are now forced to work together to discover a secret that will change their lives forever. The fact that two of the top versatile stars in the world of K-drama are leading the series is a big treat to avid fans.
Status: Streaming on SBS and Disney+ on June 23
Starring: Kim Tae Ri, Oh Jung Se, and Hong Kyung
The Devil (also known as Revenant) is a paranormal mystery thriller about a demon-possessed lady who will work with a man with the power to see the devil. This unlikely pairing will join forces to investigate and learn the truth about five mysterious deaths that remained unsolved. As they get deeper into their investigation, the more they learn that their lives are in danger. Spooky, huh?
Status: Streaming on Prime Video starting on June 26
Starring Ok Taecyeon and Woo Ji An
"Can you hear my heartbeat?" Fans of 2PM might be giddy right now hearing this line! For those who miss vampire-related concepts, this one is for you. This fantasy romance series that stars 2PM’s Ok Taecyon is about a vampire-human who missed his once-in-every-one-hundred-years chance to become 100% human. He shares a house with a hardworking yet cold-hearted school nurse. Is there a chance for the two to fall in love? We hope so.