July 2023 brings an exciting lineup of new Korean dramas, including Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung in Not Others and the crime romance My Lovely Liar. Alongside these, viewers can look forward to the return of popular shows like Shadow Detective Season 2, featuring Lee Sung-min and Kyung Soo-jin. Director Han Chul-soo and actor Kim Ji-eun reunite in the mystery thriller Longing For You, while the Netflix military drama D.P. is set to captivate audiences once again with its highly anticipated second season. With a mix of suspense, romance, and comedy, these K-dramas offer a thrilling binge-watching experience for July.
Coming this month, director Han Chul-soo and actor Kim Ji-eun, known for their collaboration in the 2022 SBS drama Again My Life, reunite in the gripping mystery thriller Longing For You. In addition, fans can anticipate the comeback of beloved Korean shows from previous years, including the Disney+ series Shadow Detective and the Netflix original military drama D.P.
D.P., which garnered immense popularity in South Korea and spent eight weeks in the top 10 after its first season premiered in 2021, is set to captivate audiences once again with its highly anticipated second season starting from July 28, 2023.
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Top K-Dramas to watch on Netflix in July 2023
Shadow Detective Season 2
Prepare for the highly anticipated Season 2 of Shadow Detective, directed by Han Dong-hwa. The series features an impressive cast including Lee Sung-min, Kyung Soo-jin, and Lee Hak-joo. Set to premiere on July 5th with a total of 8 episodes, the storyline revolves around Detective Kim Taek-rok (portrayed by Lee), who is reassigned to the Women and Juveniles Unit following the unexpected vanishing of the notorious blackmailer known as ‘friend’. As an explosion rocks Geumo City, Detective Kim becomes involved in a collaborative investigation, raising the question: has ‘friend’ returned?
Lee Min-woo takes the helm as the director of the upcoming K-drama, Strangers, set to release on July 17. The show boasts an impressive cast including Jeon Hye-jin, Sooyoung, and Ahn Jae-wook. With the number of episodes yet to be announced, the storyline follows Eun-mi (portrayed by Jeon), a single mother in her 40s, living with her 29-year-old daughter Jin-hee (played by Sooyoung), who happens to be a police officer. Their lives take an unexpected turn when a mysterious doctor named Jin-hong (Ahn) enters Eun-mi’s life, bringing about significant changes for this unique mother-daughter duo. Strangers, based on the webcomic Namnam by Jung Young-rong, promises to be an intriguing addition to the 2023 K-drama lineup.
Longing For You
Han Chul-soo and Kim Yong-min co-direct the upcoming crime drama, I’ve Been Waiting For You For a Long Time, set to release on July 26. The series features a talented cast including Na In-woo, Kim Ji-eun, and Kwon Yool. The storyline revolves around Detective Oh (portrayed by Na) who joins a special investigation team tasked with unraveling a murder case in the countryside. As Oh delves into the mystery, he also seeks vengeance for his younger brother’s death, which occurred under mysterious circumstances. This new Genie TV drama promises an intriguing blend of crime-solving and personal justice. The number of episodes is yet to be announced.
D.P. Season 2
Under the direction of Han Jun-hee, the eagerly awaited Season 2 of the series inspired by the webtoon D.P. Dog Day (2015) by Kim Bo-tong is set to premiere on July 28. The show features an exceptional cast including Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Ji Jin-hee. In this new installment, soldiers An Jun-ho (portrayed by Jung) and Han Ho-hyeol (played by Koo) embark on thrilling adventures outside their military camp. Jun-ho, facing impending arrest due to abandoning his unit with 500 days of mandatory service remaining, relies on his experience in the deserter patrol for a chance to escape. Netflix has kept the specific plot details of Season 2 undisclosed, building anticipation among viewers.
The Uncanny Counter 2: Counter Punch
Yoo Sun-dong takes the director’s seat for the thrilling supernatural K-drama set to release on July 29. The series follows a group of Counters, who live double lives as noodle shop employees while undertaking a special mission on Earth. Tasked with capturing malevolent forces that prey on humans, these Counters utilize their extraordinary abilities. With a talented cast including Cho Byeong-kyu, Yoo Joon-sang, and Kim Se-jeong, this 2023 show, based on the webcomic Amazing Rumour by Jang Yi, promises a captivating storyline across its 12 episodes.
My Lovely Liar
Under the direction of Nam Sung-woo, the upcoming drama starring Kim So-hyun, Minhyun, and Yun Ji-on is set to premiere on July 31. The storyline follows Mok Sol-hee (portrayed by Kim), who possesses the unique ability to see through lies, which has made it difficult for her to trust others. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she encounters Minhyun’s character, a murder suspect who claims innocence. As their paths intertwine, Sol-hee must decide whether to utilize her gift to uncover the truth about him. The number of episodes for this intriguing series is yet to be announced.
When will ‘My Lovely Liar’ premiere on Netflix?
Under the direction of Nam Sung-woo, the upcoming drama starring Kim So-hyun, Minhyun, and Yun Ji-on is set to premiere on July 31. The storyline follows Mok Sol-hee (portrayed by Kim), who possesses the unique ability to see through lies, which has made it difficult for her to trust others.
When is D.P. Season 2 coming to Netflix?
Under the direction of Han Jun-hee, the eagerly awaited Season 2 of the series inspired by the webtoon D.P. Dog Day (2015) by Kim Bo-tong is set to premiere on July 28. The show features an exceptional cast including Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Ji Jin-hee.
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