The Ultimate K-Drama Binge List for March 2024

As the spring season approaches, the Korean drama landscape is set to bloom with a variety of new series. From intriguing mysteries and heartfelt romances to comedies, March 2024 is packed with exciting premieres. Here’s your ultimate binge list for the month, courtesy of Hallyubeat.

Wonderful World

Premiere Date: March 1, Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Kim Nam-Woo, Cha Sun-Woo, Kim Kang-Woo, Lim Se-Mi

In Wonderful World, Kim Nam-Woo stars as Eun Soo-Hyun, a distinguished psychology professor and celebrated author. Her life is shattered by the tragic and unjust death of her son. Refusing to let the responsible party go unpunished, Soo-Hyun embarks on a mission of justice. She aligns herself with others who have suffered similar fates. Together, they delve into unsolved cases, seeking closure and justice.

Cha Eun-Woo plays the enigmatic and mysterious Kwon Seon-Yul, while Kim Kang-Woo portrays Soo-Hyun’s supportive husband Kang Soo-Ho.

Lim Se-Mi takes on the role of Han Yoo-Ri, Soo-Hyun’s close friend and confidante, who stands by her side through her darkest times. This drama weaves a narrative of grief, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of justice.


Queen of Tears

Premiere Date: March 9, tvN

Lead Cast: Kim Soo-Hyun, Kim Ji-Won

Queen of Tears presents the compelling love story of Baek Hyun-Woo and Hong Hae-In, portrayed by Kim Soo-Hyun and Kim Ji-Won, respectively. Hyun-Woo, from humble countryside origins, rises to become the legal director of Queens Group, a major city conglomerate.

His counterpart, Hae-In, is the poised and ambitious heir to the conglomerate. Their relationship starts as a fairy tale romance, culminating in a seemingly perfect marriage. However, the drama delves deep into the aftermath of their idyllic wedding. It explores the unravelling of their relationship amidst personal and professional crises. Queen of Tears is a nuanced exploration of love, ambition, and the complexities of marriage in the face of adversity.


Missing Crown Prince

Premiere Date: March 9, MBN

Cast: Suho, Hong Ye-Ji

Set against the backdrop of the Joseon Period … Missing Crown Prince introduces a captivating narrative filled with humour, romance, and intrigue. The plot centres on the surprising kidnapping of Prince Lee-Gon (Suho) just before his politically arranged marriage to the ordinary girl Choi Myung-Yoon (Hong Ye-Ji).

Despite orchestrating the abduction to avoid the marriage … Myung-Yoon finds herself entangled in a complex web of emotions, leading to an unforeseen romance with the prince. The unfolding plot delightfully mixes comedic elements with blossoming romances, keeping viewers engaged and entertained.


The Midnight Studio

Premiere Date: March 11, ENA

Lead Cast: Joo-Won, Kwon Na-Ra

The Midnight Studio brings to life the story of Seo Ki-Joo, played by Joo-Won, the enigmatic seventh owner of a photo studio that caters exclusively to ghosts. This unique premise sets the stage for a series of supernatural encounters and mysteries. Kwon Na-Ra stars as Han-Bom, a determined lawyer with a strong sense of justice, whose path crosses with Ki-Joo under mysterious circumstances.

Together, they embark on a journey to help their spectral clients find peace while unravelling the secrets of the studio. The drama is peppered with moments of levity and heart, as the duo navigate the challenges of their unusual clientele.


Chicken Nugget

Premiere Date: March 15, Netflix

Lead Cast: Ryu Seung-Ryong, Ahn Jae-Hong, Kim Yoo-Jung

Chicken Nugget is a high-concept comedy that combines absurdity with heart. Ryu Seung-Ryong stars as Choi Sun-Man, a small business owner whose life takes a bizarre turn when his daughter, Min-A, played by Kim Yoo-Jung, transforms into a piece of fried chicken after encountering a mysterious machine.

Alongside Ahn Jae-Hong’s character, Go Baek-Joong, an intern with a secret crush on Min-A, Sun-Man embarks on a frantic quest to reverse the transformation. This Netflix original offers a mix of humour, surprises, and heartfelt moments. Watch the characters tackle the challenges of their unusual situation.


Grabbed by the Collar

Premiere Date: March 18, KBS2

Lead Cast: Kim Ha-Neul, Yeon Woo-Jin, Jang Seung-Jo

In Grabbed by the Collar, Kim Ha-Neul delivers a powerful performance as Seo Jung-Won, a renowned journalist whose seemingly perfect life is upended by a scandal. When her husband’s mistress is found dead, Jung-Won is thrust into a nightmare, becoming the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

With her world collapsing around her, Jung-Won’s only hope lies in the unlikely alliance with detective Kim Tae-Heon, played by Yeon Woo-Jin. As they delve into the case, they uncover a web of lies and secrets that challenge their perceptions of justice and morality. This gripping drama explores themes of trust, betrayal, and the quest for truth.


The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection

Premiere Date: March 23, SBS

Lead Cast: Uhm Ki-Joon, Hwang Jung-Eum, Lee-Joon, Lee Yoo-Bi, Shin Eun-Kyung, Yoong Jong-Hoon

The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection picks up the thrilling saga introduced in The Penthouse, weaving a complex narrative of mystery, melodrama, and suspense. The sequel reunites viewers with a cast of characters whose lives are irrevocably changed following the disappearance of a young girl.

Uhm Ki-Joon returns as the cunning Matthew Lee, orchestrating events from behind the scenes, while Shin Eun-Kyung and Yoong Jong-Hoon portray individuals caught in the crossfire of ambition and greed. The series promises a rollercoaster of emotions, with each episode peeling back layers of intrigue and deception.


Hide

Premiere Date: March 23, Coupang Play

Lead Cast: Lee Bo-Young, Lee Mu-Saeng

Hide stars Lee Bo-Young as Na Moon-Young, a woman on a desperate quest to uncover the truth behind her husband’s mysterious disappearance. Lee Mu-Saeng plays Cha Sung-Jae, Moon-Young’s husband, whose vanishing act triggers a series of events that draw Moon-Young into a dangerous investigation.

Along the way, she encounters an array of characters, each with their secrets and motives. The series masterfully combines elements of suspense, mystery, and drama, as Moon-Young navigates the murky waters of trust and deception in her pursuit of answers.


Beauty and the Devoted

Premiere Date: March 23, KBS2

Lead Cast: Im Soo-Hyang, Ji Hyun-Woo

Beauty and the Devoted tell the poignant love story of Park Do-Ra and Go Pil-Sung, portrayed by Im Soo-Hyang and Ji Hyun-Woo. Do-Ra, a once-celebrated actress, faces the darkest period of her life following a scandal. Pil-Sung, a television producer who has harboured feelings for Do-Ra, stands by her side, determined to help her reclaim her dignity and career.

As they work together to expose the truth, their relationship deepens, offering a narrative rich in romance, redemption, and resilience.


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