5 exciting new K-dramas to add to your watchlist this month

These exciting new K-dramas landing in March should be on your watchlist, whether or not you’re a fan of the genre.

We love our fair share of Korean dramas, and for good reason. This entertainment genre has gone way beyond simply entertaining audiences with their movies and television shows.

With their influence on food, music, beauty, and especially fashion, K-dramas have pretty much become a global phenomenon in line with the Korean wave. Popular shows like Squid Game and Crash Landing on You have gone on to win awards for their stunning cinematography, great casting, and unique plots.

Korean dramas are worth exploring if you’re a fan of good storytelling. Many K-dramas have a way of hooking the viewer, pulling them in from the very first scene. This makes them great to watch in one weekend as the suspenseful storylines are too good to resist. Add with with superb direction and acting, and you’ll be pulled in before you know it.

This is what makes K-dramas so popular worldwide, leading the way for additional investments from OTT streaming platforms like Netflix to keep producing more of them. Thanks to their popularity in so many countries, Malaysia included, there’s always a new K-drama just around the corner waiting to be explored.

Whether you’re a die-hard Korean drama fan, or you’re a pop culture connoisseur looking to explore and educate, here is a list of thrilling five K-dramas releasing this month. We guarantee that these storylines will leave you on the edge of your seat. Happy binge-watching!

5 exciting K-dramas to stream this March 2022:

This upcoming K-drama revolves around two main characters: a CEO that pretends to suffer from amnesia after receiving death threats, and his introverted secretary whose time on earth is running out.

Release date
26 March 2022
Genre
Drama, fantasy

Not so big on romance shows? Fret not, we’ve got a bunch of more thrilling ones in the list, starting with Kill Heel. Three adversarial television hosts aim to achieve success in the home shopping industry, but things aren’t so smooth-sailing for these women as they battle competition. 

Release date
9 March 2022
Genre
Drama, thriller

Here’s another thrilling one to keep a lookout for. A firefighter’s life goes from being an ordinary citizen to being embroiled in an extraordinary situation. He must kill a serial killer, who also happens to be his neighbour, in order to save his kidnapped daughter. All of this happens within 24 hours. 

Release date
13 March 2022
Genre
Drama, thriller

Want to indulge in drama without the thriller? We believe you’ll enjoy Pachinko. The highly-anticipated show brings the 2017 historical novel to life with this adaptation. The novel-based series chronicles the life of a Korean immigrant family across several generations. Taking place in Korea, America, and Japan – this story journeys from a forbidden romance to a sweeping saga.

Release date
25 March 2022
Genre
Drama

Last on the list is another webtoon-based K-drama. A man struggles to land himself a job but that changes once he’s hired by a company of grim reapers. The half-human half-spirit must carry out special missions in the underworld. 

Release date
26 March 2022
Genre
Drama, fantasy

[Hero and featured image credit: Apple]

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore 

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