Six must-watch K-dramas to look forward to in May 2022

Including the TV adaptation of ‘Sixth Sense Kiss’ and the South Korean remake of ‘Jane The Virgin’

Adaptations are the name of the game for K-drama as we head into May 2020. This month, the South Korean entertainment industry is serving up two much-anticipated serialised TV takes on webcomic, including Netflix highly awaited The Sound Of Magic and Disney+’s romance series Kiss Sixth Sense. There’s also Woori The Virgin, which is the Korean remake of the popular American series Jane The Vrigin.

Elsewhere in May, there’s also the return of The Silent Sea star Lee Joon, who will lead the historical K-drama Bloody Heart. Seo Ye-ji also makes her small screen return in the revenge-themed series Eve, her first role in two years. Lastly, there’s also the murder-mystery series Rose Mansion from TVING.

Without further ado, here are the six new must-watch K-dramas to check out in May 2022.

Bloody Heart

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In the new historical romance series, The Silent Sea’s Lee Joon stars as Lee Tae, a young man who becomes king and has to abandon the woman he loves Yoo Jung (played by Kang Han-na of My Roommate Is a Gumiho) in order to secure his power. She eventually becomes tangled up in the bloody politics of the palace because of her relationship with Lee Tae.

Bloody Heart is helmed by director Yoo Young-eun, who had previously worked on How To Buy A Friend (2020) and Manhole (2017). Joining as screenwriter is Park Pil-joo, whose past works include romance dramas Marry Me Now? (2018) and First Love Again (2016).

Bloody Heart will air every Monday and Tuesday night on KBS2 starting from May 3, and will also be available on Disney+ in selected regions.

Eve

Described as a fatal revenge tale, Eve follows a 13-year-old scheme aimed at taking down South Korea’s top wealth percentile. Seo Ye-ji stars as Lee Ra-el, a woman described as a “dangerous flower” with a disarming charm to guise her craftiness, a skill she picked up after the untimely death of her father at a young age.

Eve explores the inner workings of a public divorce lawsuit worth ₩2trillion involving several members of a large family-owned business conglomerate that shocks the nation. Lee is the woman at the centre of the lawsuit, which arose from her desire to take down Kang Yoon-kyum (Park Byung-eun), the CEO of megacorporation LY Group and a main culprit in the tragedy that befell her family.

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Eve will air every Wednesday and Thursday night on tvN starting from May 25.

Kiss Sixth Sense

Kiss Sixth Sense stars Seo Ji-hye (Crash Landing On You) as Hong Ye-sul, an office worker who has the ability to see the future whenever she kisses a person. One day, she accidentally kisses her boss, Cha Min-hoo (played by Yoon Kye-sang) and sees them in bed together.

The K-drama is based on the ongoing Naver webtoon of the same name by writer Gatnyeo, which began publication last April. It is helmed by director Nam Ki-hoon, who has previously worked on dramas such as Oh My Baby (2020) and Tunnel (2017). The cast also includes stars such as Kim Ji-suk (When The Camellia Blooms) and Lee Joo-yeon (Devilish Joy).

Kiss Sixth Sense will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on May 25.

Rose Mansion

Rose Mansion follows a seemingly ordinary hotel worker Ji-na (Im Ji-yeon) who heads back to her family home in the Rose Mansion Apartments to search for her sister Ji-hyun disappears. But when Ji-na gets there, she faces unexpected pushback from the suspicious residents of the apartment complex.

The only person who seems to believe and wants to help Ji-na is Min-soo (Yoon Kyun-sang), a committed violent crimes detective who wants to the case until the truth is uncovered. Although seemingly trustworthy, Min-soo also has skeletons in his own closet.

Rose Mansion will premiere on South Korean streaming service TVING on May 13, and will also air on sister network tvN.

The Sound Of Magic

Netflix’s latest original K-drama series The Sound of Magic is based on the popular webcomic Annarasumanara. It stars True Beauty’s Hwang In-yeop, alongside, Backstreet Rookie’s Ji Chang-wook and Choi Sung-eun of Beyond Evil fame.

The Sound of Magic will tell the story of high school students Yoon Ah-yi (Choi), who is forced to grow up after facing the harsh realities of life, and Na Il-deung (Hwang), who feels immense pressure to bring his dreams to life. The tale begins to unravel after the pair encounter the enigmatic yet mystical magician Ri-eul (Ji).

The Sound Of Magic will be released on Netflix on May 6.

Woori The Virgin

Woori The Virgin is the South Korean remake of American romantic-comedy series Jane the Virgin, which itself was based on a Venezuelan telenovela. The upcoming K-drama will star My ID Is Gangnam Beauty’s Im Soo-hyang as the title character, with Sung Hoon and Shin Dong-wook as her love interests.

The series revolves around Oh Woo-ri, a young woman strictly saving herself for marriage who falls pregnant with the child of wealthy playboy Raphael after an accident during a medical examination at the OBGYN. Woo-ri’s situation is further complicated when her boyfriend, Lee Kang-jae proposes to her soon after she discovers her pregnancy.

Woori The Virgin will air every Monday and Tuesday night on SBS TV starting from May 9, and will also be available in select regions on Viu.

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