K-Drama must-watch for October 2022, EXO's D.O. returns

Anyone got time for some binge-watching duties, specifically K-Dramas? If so, stay with us here to know your K-Drama must-watch checklist for October 2022! Some familiar names but *definitely* new Korean Dramas to watch out for this month. A few may be accessible via the online streaming giant, Netflix, while others can be watched over other streaming sites (since there are TV shows only available in Korea, but may be found online!). Nonetheless, if you’re ready to start watching today, you may refer to our checklist below made just for you!

K-Drama must-watch for October 2022

As of this writing, these are the anticipated K-Drama must-watch to be released this month. Some are ongoing, some are upcoming, so be ready K-Drama fans, we’ll have a pretty tight schedule for October 2022!

The Witch’s Game

Release Date: October 3

Catch it on: MBC

  • Are you ready for some drama-revenge type of drama? You may want to look into this newest MBC release. The Witch’s Game revolves around motherhood, two mothers’ ambition, and the urge to be victorious over evil. Wait, how could they fight an evil spirit? It’s for you to find out!
K-Drama must-watch, THE WITCH'S GAME
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  • Lee Hyeong-Seon directs the series along with the cast of Jang Seo-Hee, Oh Chang-Seok, Kim Kyu-Seon, Han Ji-Wan, Lee Jung-Gil, and Yoon Mi-Ra.

Cheer Up

Release Date: October 4

Catch it on: Viu

  • Up for some campus-like story? Maybe a bunch of cheerleaders in their respectable university with some personal struggles, some stories of that kind. Also, if you want that campus romance storyline, you have to make sure to watch this one! SBS is ready to bring back the feel-good vibes of college students’ stories with their ongoing series Cheer Up!
K-Drama must-watch, CHEER UP
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  • As star-studded casting of young actors like Han Ji-Hyun, Bae In-Hyuk, Kim Hyun-Jin, a former member of fromis_9 Jang Gyu-Ri, Lee Eun-Saem, and Yang Dong-Geun grace the K-Drama scene with Cheer Up.

Love is for Suckers

Release Date: October 5

Catch it on: Viki

  • If you’re a Kpop oldie (2nd gen babies, hello!) turned K-Drama enthusiast, Super Junior’s Choi Si-won and actress Lee Da-hee team up as long-term best friends turn into lovers trope. If you want this type of story with some comedic scenes, check this one out. A drama that involves some kind of dating show, and let’s see what awaits the friendship of the two leads!

  • Choi Kyu-Shik heads the directing of the series. ENA produces Love is for Suckers, and recently released its pilot episode last October 5th.

Bad Prosecutor

Release Date: October 6

Catch it on: Viu

  • When we told you that we have a pretty tight schedule, we also meant different genres of K-Drama to choose from! And the return of one of the most endearing actors in the industry happens here. The Bad Prosecutor revolves around the story of a not-so-good prosecutor who tends to fight for justice in all ways possible.
K-Drama must-watch, BAD PROSECUTOR
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  • This KBS K-Drama is directed by Kim Seong-ho. Of course, let’s welcome back EXO’s Doh Kyung-Soo AKA D.O. as the main lead for Bad Prosecutor, along with Lee Se-Hee, Ha Joon, Joo Bo-Young, Lee Si-Eon, and Kim Sang-Ho.


Release Date: October 7

Catch it on: Netflix

  • Are you into the sci-fi genre? We think you may find the perfect match for your taste here. Netflix’s Glitch involves the story of a sudden disappearance of a guy, and his alien-seeing girlfriend believes it’s the aliens’ fault. She reaches out to UFO enthusiasts about this problem, and her best friend may have wanted to tag along.

  • Jeon Yeo-Been, After School’s NANA, Lee Dong-Hwi, and Ryu Kyung-Soo lead the casting for Glitch. Director Roh Deok heads the production of the sci-fi mystery series.

Take 1

Release Date: October 14

Catch it on: Netflix

  • This may not be a K-Drama series, but if you’re into K-Pop, you may appreciate and look forward to this one. Get your ears ready for a live performance of a lifetime when Take 1 drop on Friday, October 14th. According to Netflix, the series plot goes like this: Renowned musicians pull out all the stops to give a song of their choice the greatest live performance they can muster — and all in one take.

  • Get the chance to hear Rain, the four-member girl group MAMAMOO, siblings Akdong Musician AKA AKMU, and Lena Park as the first acts we can listen to in the series. They will bless your ears, and that’s for sure!


Release Date: October 14

Catch it on: TVING

  • Another K-Drama must-watch for fans who prefer watching sad, after-life-themed dramas. Yonder is based on the novel, Goodbye Yonder, and is set in the 2040s in a large city area of South Korea, by the way. According to allkpop, the plot of the series goes like this: It depicts the story of a man who lives in agony, unable to forget his wife who died of cancer. Then one day, he receives an unknown email and chooses to abandon his body to go live with his wife. ‘Yonder’ will portray a world where one can live forever without death, and will question the meaning of eternal life, death, memory and oblivion, and happiness and misery.
K-Drama must-watch, YONDER
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  • Lee Joon-Ik directs the series, while the main lead roles are portrayed by Han Ji-Min and Shin Ha-Kyun. Alongside the two are Lee Jung-Eun, Jung- Jin-Young, and Choi Dae-Sung.

Under The Queen’s Umbrella

Release Date: October 15

Catch it on: Netflix

  • Do you enjoy watching historical Korean Dramas? Here’s a K-Drama must-watch for you! Well, Netflix may have this series ready for you. On Saturday, you may enjoy tvN’s upcoming show that sets in the Joseon Dynasty. A handful of naughty princes should be taught how to act accordingly to be worthy of the royal titles for them, and Queen Im Hwa-Ryung may have taken it into her own hands to discipline the mischievous princes. According to Netflix, the series plot: A spirited queen tries to rein in her rowdy sons in order to make one of them the next king of Joseon, while her competitors vie to snatch the throne.
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  • Kim Hye-Soo, Kim Hae-Sook, Choi Won-Young, and SF9’s Chani lead the casting of Under The Queen’s Umbrella. Meanwhile, Kim Hyung-Sik directs the tvN series.

That’s your K-Drama must-watch checklist, fans!

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