Hold onto your hearts, folks, because June 2023 is bringing a tidal wave of emotions that will sweep you off your feet – I’m talking about the new Kdrama offerings that promise to be equally sweet, thrilling, and emotional.
Frankly speaking, the Kdrama gods have certainly outdone themselves this month, with an eclectic mix of stories that range from heart-melting romances to pulse-pounding suspense.
So, prepare for sleepless nights, heated discussions with fellow fans, and a whole lot of joy as you dive headfirst into the new Kdramas coming out in June 2023!
Here are the best new Korean drama releases to watch in June 2023:
1. King The Land
In this upcoming Kdrama, Heir Goo Won (Lee Jun Ho) is a man who despises fake smiles, until he encounters Cheon Sa Rang (Im Yoon Ah), whose sincere smile never fails.
With his sharp intellect, natural poise, and irresistible charm, he seems to have it all – except when it comes to common sense in the dating department.
Enter Cheon Sa Rang, who brightens the world with her infectious smile and joins the King Hotel, determined to face workplace prejudices and challenges head-on, leaving behind cherished childhood memories.
Together, they embark on a mission to create precious moments filled with radiant smiles.
Meanwhile, at the extravagant King of the Land, a VVIP business lounge, owned by The King Group, Goo Won finds himself caught in an intense inheritance battle.
I’m excited about this Kdrama because I already know for a fact that Lee Jun Ho is a fantastic actor. I watched The Red Sleeve while it aired and his cheekbones alone could have carried the entire historical Kdrama.
As for Im Yoon Ah, the female lead, she recently starred in Big Mouth and was simply breathtaking in this action/thriller Kdrama, so I do not doubt that this upcoming Kdrama is going to be phenomenal.
In this new fantasy Kdrama that’s coming out in June 2023, Seon Woo Hyul (Ok Taec Yeon) is a unique being torn between his half-human, half-vampire nature, and Joo In Hae (Won Ji An) is a woman who has yet to discover the depths of her own humanity.
Bound by a mere one-day difference over a century ago, Seon Woo Hyul remains unable to embrace his humanity fully. But, when fate intertwines their paths, In Hae’s cold exterior begins to melt, revealing the true warmth within.
In this captivating show, love defies all odds as these two souls embark on a quest to discover the transformative power of genuine affection.
I first watched Ok Taec Yeon on screen in Bring It On, Ghost and I felt he was just brilliant in that role – it also helped that he delivered a yummy face-card in every single scene.
Then there was Secret Royal Inspector & Joy where he proved his versatility, so I just know he’s going to absolutely serve in this new role.
As for Won Ji An, I’ve only seen her in A Year-End Medley and I’ll say her acting is fair. She also starred in the high school thriller, Hope Or Dope, and I’ve only heard praises, so I’m very optimistic.
It’s really hard to believe that Kim Tae Ri has only been acting so long because she’s clearly very talented.
She starred in Mr. Sunshine and then Twenty-Five Twenty-One a couple of years later, and if you’ve been in this space for a long, then you probably know how amazing these two dramas were.
This upcoming Kdrama follows Ku San Young (Kim Tae Ri) who is possessed by a demon from another world, and Yeom Hae Sang who can see the demon within her.
Together, they investigate mysterious deaths linked to five sacred objects.
As San Young balances work and study, she discovers her late father’s articles and experiences strange events, and Hae Sang, who can see demons, meets San Young and confronts the demon that killed his mother.
This supernatural horror Kdrama promises to be equally thrilling and chilling, and I just know it’s going to be good.
Jang Ho Woo (Kim Myung Soo), is a brilliant young man working at the esteemed Taeil Accounting Firm, and his remarkable memory, keen observations, and natural affinity for numbers make him the firm’s trailblazing high school graduate hire.
However, as Ho Woo delves deeper into his role, he uncovers a tangled web of corruption and injustice that permeates the very fabric of the company.
Determined to bring about change, he embarks on a mission to dismantle one of Korea’s most prestigious accounting firms.
I last saw Myung Soo in Miss Hammurabi and Secret Royal Inspector and I frankly believe he was great in those two dramas, so I have really high hopes for this one.
5. Lies Hidden In My Garden
Joo Ran (Kim Tae Hee) is the epitome of a perfect housewife, but one day she notices an intriguing scent wafting through her backyard.
In her quest for answers, she meets Sang Eun (Im Ji Yeon), a victim of domestic violence, harboring a mysterious secret.
Bound by their shared experiences, they form an unlikely alliance, embarking on a journey to unravel the truth and fight for justice.
As their lives intertwine, prepare for a heartwarming and suspenseful tale that showcases the strength of friendship and the power of standing together in the face of adversity.
Kim Tae Hee is a legendary icon in the Kdrama scene so she doesn’t really need an official introduction.
With major hits like Jang Ok Jung, My Princess, and Hi Bye, Mama! under her belt, she’s simply stunning and she totally bodies any role she’s given.
And, you’ll probably recognize the talented second female lead from The Glory where she played the coquettish and downright antagonist, Park Yeon Jin.
She also starred in High Society and Welcome 2 Life, and I strongly feel that she’s one of those actresses with mad range. I have really high expectations for this Kdrama and I know they won’t disappoint.
6. Mrs. Durian
In this upcoming Korean drama for June 2023, a delightful lunar eclipse shimmers in the background, adding a touch of enchantment to an extravagant party.
As if touched by magic, a magnificent portal materializes, effortlessly bridging the gap between past and present.
Amidst the jubilant festivities, the Dan family finds themselves spellbound when two graceful women adorned in elegant Joseon-era garments gracefully materialize before their very eyes.
With wonder and excitement intertwining, the tale of Mrs. Durian unfolds, blending the threads of time into a captivating tapestry of adventure and mystery.
7. See You In My 19th Life
Ban Ji Eum (Shin Hye Sun) possesses an extraordinary ability: remembering all her past lives.
After a tragic accident ends her previous life, she embarks on a mission to reconnect with people from her past, specifically Moon Seo Ha (Ahn Bo Hyun), whom she met in her 18th life.
Will the memories of their previous life hinder their current romance? Yoon Cho Won, the sister of Yoon Joo Won, finds Ban Ji Eum reminiscent of her late sister.
And Ha Do Yoon, Moon Seo Ha’s childhood friend and secretary, feels a mysterious connection to him.
This upcoming Kdrama is adapted from the webtoon “See You in My 19th Life” by Lee Hye and it explores love, fate, and identity across different lifetimes.
Shin Hye Sun starred in Mr. Queen, a time-travel & transmigration historical Korean drama, where she was the Joseon queen possessed by the spirit of the 20th-century chef, and needless to say, she was stunning.
Before that, she was in Stranger, Five Enough, and a couple of other Kdramas that stamped her legacy so I don’t doubt that she’ll do well in this role.
As for Ahn Bo Hyun – the male protagonist – I last saw him in Kairos which I still think is one of the most brilliant alternate universe thrillers to hit screens in recent years.
With this lethal combination, I do not doubt that this Kdrama is going to absolutely blow me away.
Adapted from the webtoon “Bloodhounds” by Jeong Chan, this June 2023 Kdrama follows Kim Gun Woo (played by Woo Do Hwan), a talented boxer whose dreams are temporarily set aside due to his mother’s debt to the ruthless loan shark, Myung-Gil.
But, he finds a new outlet for his strength by joining CEO Choi’s team, alongside Woo-jin and Hyun-Joo.
As Gun-woo trades his boxing gloves for a different kind of challenge, he dives headfirst into the world of CEO Choi, ready to prove his worth.
With determination and the support of his newfound allies, Gun-woo’s journey unfolds in a thrilling and uplifting tale of resilience.
Woo Do Hwan in his role as Gun Woo is really going to be a sight for my eyes, because we can all agree that he has…that energy.
His perfectly-aligned, sharp cheekbones and that oh-so-deep voice are everything I need right now, and I’m really, really looking forward to this drama.
9. The Villain Of Romance
This new Kdrama is a relatable college coming-of-age story and realistic romance between two amazing leads. Kang Hee Jae (Baro) strives to be cool but battles inner insecurities.
He struggles to forgive his girlfriend Yoo Jin’s behavior and becomes an obsessive monster. Ban Yoo Jin (Ha Seung Ri), a brilliant older student, worries about a lonely future due to failed relationships.
When Hee Jae boldly pursues her, Yoo Jin subjects him to intense “training” in their dating journey. Experience the ups and downs as these young “villains” navigate love, learning important lessons along the way.
And, brace yourself for a heartfelt and relatable tale of self-discovery and romance in this Kdrama hitting our screens in June 2023.
10. The Miracle Brothers
Yook Dong Joo (Jung Woo), a passionate aspiring writer burdened with debts, encounters Kang San, a mysterious boy with amnesia.
Despite not even remembering his own name, Kang San (Bae Hyun Sung) possesses a unique ability to hear people’s hearts..
My first ever Jung Woo drama was Mad For Each Other (where he acted with Oh Yeon Seo) and I frankly found him to be a phenomenal actor.
I just know they’re going to be spectacular in this drama and I can’t wait to see it!
11. Sound Candy
In a cozy Jeju guesthouse, young individuals find love and friendship through mysterious “sound candy.”
Go Chae Rin, seeking solace from city life and noise sensitivity, discovers a magical glass bottle containing healing sounds.
As she uses the sound candy to mend her own wounds, prepare for a heartwarming journey.
Featuring Choi Yoojung as the guesthouse owner and Kim Jonghyeon (JR) as the charismatic superstar Kang Hae Sung, this ASMR drama introduces a new genre that will captivate your senses.
Get ready for an enchanting tale of love and healing.
And, there you have it – some of the best new Korean dramas coming out in June 2023 that will have you buzzing with excitement and counting down the days – I know I am!
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