January 2023 | Korean Drama Full List

Here’s a complete guide to 7 new Korean drama series that will premiere in January 2023:


JANUARY 2 | Brain Cooperation (KBS2)

[Still cut from KBS Drama]

Genre: Investigation, Comedy
Synopsis: A neuroscientist who possesses a special brain and a detective who has an altruistic brain work together but fight each other as they solve a crime case that involves a rare brain disease.
No of episodes: 16
Cast: Jung Yong-hwa, Cha Tae-hyun, Kwak Sun-young, Ye Ji-won
Writer: Park Kyeong-seon
Director: Lee Jin-seo
Network: KBS2
Streaming platform: TBA
Date: January 2, 2023

Trailer and more updates here.


JANUARY 7 | Agency (JTBC)

[Captured from video teaser | JTBC]

Genre: Office, Drama
Also known as: Advertising Agency, Ad Agency
Synopsis: An office drama about a woman from a poor family without the best academic background who becomes the first female executive at a major advertising agency resulted from her hardwork and passion for success.
No of episodes: TBA
Cast: Lee Bo-young, Jo Sung-ha as Choi Chang-soo, Son Na-eun, Han Jun-woo, Jeon Hye-jin
Writer: Song Soo-han
Director: Lee Chang-min
Network: JTBC
Streaming platform: TBA
Date: January 7, 2023

Trailer and more updates here.


JANUARY 11 | Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist 2 (tvN)

[Captured from video teaser | tvN]

Genre: Historical, Medical, Romance, Comedy
Synopsis: A genius physician for the royal family faces expulsion from the royal court after getting himself involved in a conspiracy, meets an eccentric teacher and a widow in the mysterious and beautiful Gyesu Village. He is reborn as a true doctor who aims to heal people’s hearts, writing the prescription of happiness.
Based on: the novel, Joseon Psychiatrist YooSe-poong by Lee Eun-so that won the Excellence Award in the 2016 Korea Story Contest
No of episodes: 12 (Season 1); TBA (Season 2)
Cast: Kim Min-jae, Kim Hyang-gi, Kim Sang-kyung
Writers: Park Seul-gi, Choi Min-ho, Lee Bom
Director: Park Won-guk
Network: tvN
Streaming platform: Viu (Season 1); TBA (Season 2)
Date: August 1 to September 6, 2022 (Season 1); January 11, 2023 (Season 2)


JANUARY 27 | Season Of Kkokdu (MBC)

[Image: MBC]

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Medical
Also known as: Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol
Synopsis: A death god or cursed grim reaper becomes a visiting doctor through a human and meets a female doctor who has mysterious abilities.
No of episodes: 16
Cast: Kim Jung-hyun, Im Soo-hyang 
Writers: Kang Yi-heon, Heo Jun-woo
Directors: Baek Soo-chan, Kim Ji-hoon
Network: MBC
Streaming platform: TBA
Date: January 27, 2023

Trailer and more updates here.


Run Into You (KBS2) 

[Image: KBS]

Genre: Time travel, Fantasy, Mystery
Also known as: You, Whom I Met By Chance; Met You By Chance
Synopsis: The story of two people who meet by chance through time travel and get stuck in 1987. 
No of episodes: 16
Cast: Kim Dong-wook, Jin Ki-joo
Writer: Baek So Yeon
Director: Kang Soo Yeon
Network: KBS2
Streaming platform: TBA
Date: January 2023

Trailer and more updates here.


Crash Course In Romance (tvN)

[Image: tvN]

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Melodrama
Also known as: Ilta Scandal; One Shot Scandal
Synopsis: The bittersweet scandal between the female boss of a side dish shop who stands firm in life and a popular male instructor who is genius but indifferent around people.
No of episodes: TBA
Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Jung Kyung-ho
Writer: Yang Hee-seung
Director: Yoo Jae-won
Network: tvN
Streaming platform: TBA
Date: January 2023

Trailer and more updates here.


Can We Be Strangers? (ENA)

Genre: Drama, Legal
Also known as: Can I Be Someone Else?
Synopsis: An ex-married couple who are both lawyers find themselves working together as colleagues dealing with cases related to divorce and relationships.
No of episodes: 12
Cast: Kang So-ra, Jang Seung-jo
Writer: Park Jin-ri
Director: Kim Yang-hee
Network: ENA
Streaming platform: TBA
Date: January 2023

Trailer and more updates here.