If you are a fan of family dramas, here are 7 Korean series to watch and anticipate in 2023, listed in alphabetical order:
1. A House With A Yard
tvN’s A House With A Yard (2023) is based on a novel of the same name about a happy housewife in a perfect home who begins to experience doubts on happiness and subverts the fantasy of her “happy house with a yard”, starring Kim Tae-hee. The family-thriller drama is helmed by Jung Ji-hyun and expected to be released this year.
2. Divorce Attorney Shin
JTBC’s Divorce Attorney Shin (2023) is based on a hit webtoon of the same name by Kang Tae-Kyung that tells the turbulent story of a classical pianist-turned-lawyer named Shin Sung Han, played by Cho Seung-woo. He deals with family and marriage issues who seek legal consultation on divorce, presented in various stories in a 12-episode series. It is written by Yoo Young Ah and helmed by Lee Jae Hoon and Lim Joon Hyuk. The drama premiered on March 4 and is available for streaming on Netflix.
tvN’s Family (2023) follows a lovely married couple whose life gets shaken when a suspicious uninvited guest arrives at their home. Actor Jang Hyuk plays the husband who is a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent and veteran sniper who goes undercover as an ordinary office employee. Actress Jang Nara plays the sweet wife who is a housekeeping expert and tries her best to protect the perfect family she so envisions but also hides a secret behind her appealing appearance. It is written by Jeong Yoo-seon and helmed by Jang Jeong Do and. Lee Jung-mook. The spy-comedy drama is set to premiere on April 27 and will be available for streaming on Disney Plus.
4. Queen Of Tears
Queen Of Tears (2023) is a drama that tells the miraculous and humorous love story of a married couple who overcomes trials and stays together against all odds, starring Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won. The screenplay is written by Park Ji Eun and helmed by Jang Young Woo and Kim Hee Won. It is expected to be released this year.
5. Strong Woman Gang Nam Soon
JTBC’s Strong Woman Gang Nam-soon (2023) is a sequel to the series Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017) that tells the story of a family of three women who possess superhuman strength, starring Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Jung-eun, and Kim Hae-sook. It is written by Baek Mi-kyung, helmed by Kim Jeong-sik, and set to be released in the first half of the year.
6. The Good Bad Mother
JTBC’s The Good Bad Mother (2023) is a healing comedy drama that follows the relationship between a mother and her son who is a prosecutor and one day suffers from amnesia due to an accident, behaving like a young child again. It stars Ra Miran and Lee Do-hyun, and is written by Bae Se Young, and helmed by Shim Na Yeon. The drama is set to premiere on April 26 and will be available for streaming on Netflix.
7. The Real Has Come!
KBS2’s The Real Has Come! (2023) is a family drama about an unwed pregnant woman who enters into a false contract with a skilled obstetrician who is single and does not want to get married, starring Baek Jin-hee and Ahn Jae-hyun. The screenplay is written by Jo Jeong-joo, helmed by Han Joon-seo, and is set to premiere on March 25.