The Ultimate K-Drama Binge List for May 2024

What upcoming K-dramas will spice up your May 2024 binge session? We’ve got you covered with our monthly Ultimate K-Drama Binge List. Let’s dive right in.

Frankly Speaking

Premiere Date: May 1 on Netflix

Starring: Go Kyung-Pyo, Kang Han-Na, Joo Jong-Hyuk, Shin Jung-Keun

Song Ki-Baek, a successful announcer, loses his fame after developing a disorder that makes him speak without thinking. TV show writer On Woo-Ju finds his disorder intriguing and invites him to her variety show. This new opportunity might help Ki-Baek redeem his career.

The Atypical Family

Premiere Date: May 4 on Netflix

Starring: Jang Ki-Yong, Chun Woo-Hee, Go Doo-Shim, Kim Su-Hyun

Bok Gwi-Joo, born with special abilities to time travel, loses his powers due to depression. He meets Do Da-He, and they form a connection. Gwi-Joo realizes Da-He can help him regain his powers.

The Brave Yong Soo-Jung

Premiere Date: May 6 on MBC TV

Starring: Uhm Hyun-Kyung, Seo Jun-Young, Kwon Hwa-Woon, Lim Ju-Eun

Yong Soo-Jung becomes popular as a home shopping host but struggles in her romantic life. She gets involved with Yeo Eui-Joo, who is unaware of his true identity as a magnate’s grandson, while initially crushing on Joo Woo-Jin.

The Midnight Romance at Hagwon

Premiere Date: May 11 on Viki

Starring: Wi Ha-Joon, Jung Ryeo-Won, So Ju-Yeon, Kim Song-Il

Lee Joon-Ho, tired of corporate life, becomes an instructor at his old academy. He reunites with his first love, Seo Hye-Jin, and realizes he still loves her. He decides to confess his feelings.

Dare to Love Me

Premiere Date: May 13 on KBS2

Starring: Kim Myung-Soo, Lee Yoo-Young, Lim Young-Ju

Shin Yoon-Bok, a talented scholar, moves to Seoul to pursue his dream as a webtoon writer. He meets Kim Hong-Do, who shows him the joys of life as they spend time together.


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Premiere Date: May 13 on Disney+

Starring: Lee Min-Ki, Kwak Sun-Young, Heo Sung-Tae, Lee Ho-Chul

Min So-Hee leads the Traffic Crime Investigation team. When Cha Yeon-Ho joins, they initially struggle but eventually learn to work together as they track road crimes.

Uncle Samsik

Premiere Date: May 15 on Disney+

Starring: Song Kang-Ho, Byun Yo-Han, Lee Kyu-Hyung

Set in the 1960s, Kim San works to transform South Korea into an industrial power. He is assisted by Park Doo-Chil, a trader who adapts to any situation.

The 8 Show

Premiere Date: May 17 on Netflix

Starring: Ryu Jun-Yeol, Chun Woo-Hee, Park Jeong-Min

Eight people, needing money, join a reality show where they must survive for 100 days in a studio. The prize is 44.8 billion won, but necessities are costly, making survival challenging.

Not Strong, But Attractive Homicide Squad

Premiere Date: May 22 on SBS

Starring: Kim Dong-Wook, Park Ji-Hwan, Seo Hyun-Woo, Park Se-Wan, Lee Seung-Woo

This crime comedy follows a low-ranking homicide squad as they work to become the best team by joining forces with an elite squad leader.


Premiere Date: May 24 on SBS

Starring: Ji Sung, Jeon Mi-Do, Kwon Yool, Kim Kyung-Nam

Jang Jae-Kyeong, a detective, investigates the murder of his high school friend. Overcome by grief, he vows to catch the culprit.

Bitter Sweet Hell

Premiere Date: May 24 on MBC

Starring: Kim Hee-Sun, Lee Hye-Young, Kim Nam-Hee

Kim Hee-Sun plays No Young-Won, a celebrity psychologist, married to a caring doctor. She struggles with her mother-in-law, but they band together when an unexpected incident threatens their family.

And that’s the complete list of new K-dramas for the month of May. Which of the above dramas are you most excited to watch?

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