October 2020 Korean Drama Releases: “Tale of the Nine Tailed”, “The Spies Who Loved Me”, “Start-Up”, “Search” & More

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We got a lot going on in the roster of October 2020 Korean Dramas. Covering quite an array of themes, our last quarter of stories this season will make us surely busy.

Featuring equally interesting fantasy and reality stories, a few small screen comebacks and eagerly-awaited pairings will fill your K-Drama TV screens next month.

Thriving on romance themed series and thrillers, the selection of October 2020 Korean dramas are highlighting fan favorite and talented actors and actresses. That includes Lee Dong Wook, Eric Mun, Bae Suzy, and Yoo In Na among others.

Currently Airing


Lonely Enough To Love (MBC Every1) *Tuesday only
Zombie Detective (KBS2)
Record of Youth (tvN)
18 Again (jTBC)
Do You Like Brahms? (SBS)


When I Was The Most Beautiful (MBC)
More Than Friends (jTBC)


Alice (SBS)
SF8 (MBC) *Friday only
Lie After Lie (Channel A)


Stranger 2 (tvN)
Missing: The Other Side (OCN)

2020 Korean Drama Lineup

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2019 Best Korean Dramas

Now, here are the latest stories to anticipate in October 2020 Korean Dramas.

My Dangerous Wife

  • October 05 | MBN
  • Streaming Site: iQIYI

Painting the story of how a marriage can progress sadly, My Dangerous Wife threads on a ruthless truth of how a married couple can be each other’s most treacherous enemy. That the safe haven of the family you built is not really what it seems. The new MBN series stars Kim Jung Eun, Choi Won Young and Choi Yu Hwa.

Tale of the Nine Tailed

  • October 07 | tvN
  • Streaming Site: iQIYI

Swerving from the usual story about nine-tailed-fox, this time around, a story of male gumiho, Lee Yeon, will be highlighted. He ensures a harmonious coexistence between the mystical and mortal worlds. The series stars Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah and Kim Bum in the main leads.

Private Lives

  • October 07 | jTBC
  • Streaming Site: Netflix

Go Kyung Pyo, Seo Hyun, Kim Hyo Jin and Kim Young Min are all set to scheme cons in new series Private Lives!

The series is billed to revolve around the story of a scammer, who inadvertently falls into an issue of national level, competing against established and big companies. Blending sweet romance, mystery and suspense, the series aims an engrossing drama experience for its viewers.

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

  • October 07 | KBS2
  • Streaming Site: Netflix

Stories set in a small town invaded by a sweet oddball is always a welcome treat in K-Dramaland – that’s what we should be looking forward to Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol. Billed as bright romantic comedy, the series traverses a romantic ride between an optimistic pianist and a man who helped her when she hit rock bottom overnight.

She moves to Lala Land, a piano academy in a small rural village. From there, she forges a special bond with her debtor while healing with their own wounds.  Bring sweet exciting moments, expect delightful stories that inspire in this new KBS2 series.


  • October 17 | OCN
  • Streaming Site: iQIYI

Search tells the story of an elite military search team formed to uncover the secrets behind the mysterious disappearances and murders in the DMZ front-line.

Playing the members of the “search team” are actors Jang Dong Yoon, Krystal Jung, Moon Jung Hee, Yoon Park and Lee Hyun Wook.


  • October 17 | tvN
  • Streaming Site: Netflix

Striking the story of young people passionately pursuing their dreams in the world of startup companies, Start-Up is staged at Sandbox, the fictional Silicon Valley of South Korea in the series.

Boasting an impeccable lineup of actors Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Seon Ho and Kang Han Na, Start-Up tells the story of four young professionals who are all eager to prove their worth in the cutthroat world of start-up business industry.

The Spies Who Loved Me

  • October 21 | MBC
  • Streaming Site: iQIYI

Top-billed by Eric Mun, Yoo In Na and Lim Ju Hwan, sweet tricks will burst in new MBC series The Spies Who Loved Me. Touted as a romantic comedy between two secret husbands and a woman caught in a spy war. It promises to give pleasant smile and excitement for the viewers.

Directed by Lee Jae Jin (The Banker), the series will be penned by acclaimed screenwriter Lee Ji Min. Her works include films The Man Standing Next, Forbidden Dream and The Age of Shadows to name a few. Notably, the new MBC series will be his first project on small screen.

Delayed Justice

  • October 24 | SBS
  • Streaming Site: Viu *exclusive for 60days

Delayed Justice, tells the story of Park Tae Yong, a public defender who took an unconventional route to become a lawyer. He is passionate about upholding justice and is full of empathy, even for offenders who might not deserve it.

The series follows his story as he climbs the career ladder to make a name for himself in the judicial sphere.


  • October 26 | MBC
  • Streaming Site: Viu 

Described as time crossing thriller, Kairos narrates the story of a man whose young daughter was abducted and a woman whose mother went missing mysteriously.

hin Sung Rok, Lee Se Young, Ahn Bo Hyun, Nam Gyu Ri, and Kang Seung Yoon are set to power its riveting story.


  • October 26 | SBS
  • Streaming Site: Viu *exclusive for 60days

Striking a formidable lineup, Penthouse is headlined by respected and talented actresses: Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yeon and Eugene. The series delves into stories of women in high society with cunning motivations. It is billed to be a revenge drama of women who had no choice but to become evil to protect their children.

Dare You Cheat On Me

  • October 28 | KBS2
  • Streaming Site: Viu 

The series follows Kang Yeo Joo (Cho Yeo Jeong) who is a best-selling crime novelist. Because of her job, she is constantly thinking about gruesome murder methods to write about. Her husband Han Woo-Sung (Go Joon) is a divorce lawyer. He is a doting husband but one day writes a memo to his wife that reads “If I cheat, I die.”

Cho Yeo Jeong is most recognized for her leading role in the award-winning film Parasite, while Go Joon is best known for his breakout role in The Fiery Priest. He starred in his first lead role in Oh My Baby earlier this year.

If You Cheat, You Die

Please Don’t Meet Him

  • October TBA | MBC Every1

Top-billed by Song Ha Yoon and Lee Jun Young, Please Don’t Meet Him follows the story of a woman, an AI programmer who accidentally develops a program that discriminates against people of bad attitude.

From there, her journey begins as she saves the people around her who are swept away by frustrating relationships.

Photos: MBC | jTBC | SBS | tvN | KBS2 | OCN | MBN | MBC Every1

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