In The Loop: ‘Dare to Love Me,’ ‘Uncle Samsik,’ More New Dramas to Occupy the Small Screen

It is already mid-May yet more dramas are about to occupy the small screen, from Kim Myung Soo’s “Dare to Love Me” to Song Kang Ho’s “Uncle Samsik,” these are the newest series to add on your watchlist!

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‘Dare to Love Me’

'Dare to Love Me'
(Photo : KBS2)

Cast: Kim Myung Soo, Lee Yoo Young

Genre: romance, comedy

Release: May 13

Broadcast Details: Monday, Tuesday at 10:10 p.m. (KST)

Where to Watch: KBS2, Viki


Originated from the webtoon of the same name, “Dare to Love Me” features the romance between Shin Yoon Bok, a 21st-century scholar from Seongsan village who believes in Confucian values, and his art teacher Kim Hong Do, who has an audacious and candid personality. 

This marks Kim Myung Soo’s comeback drama following “Numbers” in 2023. Same as with Lee Yoo Young, who previously appeared in the 2022 series “Insider.”

‘Uncle Samsik’

Uncle Samsik
(Photo : Disney+)

Cast: Song Kang Ho, Lee Kyu Hyung, Byun Yo Han, Jin Ki Joo, Seo Hyun Woo, Tiffany Young

Genre: period, history 

Release: May 15

Broadcast Details: Wednesday at 4 p.m. (KST)

Where to Watch: Disney Plus


This drama follows the story of the ambitions and bromance of Uncle Samsik and Kim San, who survived the turbulent period of the early 1960s in Korea.

Viewers are looking forward to seeing veteran actor Song Kang Ho after along time in a drama series together with other familiar faces in the drama industry. 

‘The 8 Show’

The 8 Show
(Photo : Netflix)

Cast: Chun Woo Hee, Ryu Jun Yeol, Park Jung Min, Park Hae Joon, Lee Yul Eum, Lee Joo Young, Moon Jung Hee, Bae Sung Woo

Release: May 17

Broadcast Details: all eight episodes will be released simultaneously 

Where to Watch: Netflix


Another webtoon based adaptation from “Money Game” and is the sequel of “Pie Game,” “The 8 Show” will revolve its story on eight individuals trapped in a mysterious building as they participate in a tempting but dangerous game show where they earn money as time passes. 

This star-studded show is also garnering high anticipation among viewers.


(Photo : SBS )

Cast: Ji Sung, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Kyung Nam, Kwon Yul

Genre: mystery, thriller, crime

Release: May 24

Broadcast Details: Friday, Saturday at 10 p.m. (KST) 

Where to Watch: SBS, Viki


The drama depicts the story of Jang Jae Kyung, a well-known and respected detective who is considered as ace of the narcotics department, and Oh Yoon Jin, an opinionated and honest reporter who works in the social affairs department of Anhyun Economic Daily. 

Which of these K-dramas are you looking forward to watching? Share your thoughts/replies in the comments!

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