In The Loop: ‘Frankly Speaking,’ ‘The Atypical Family,’ More Exciting Dramas to Debut This Week

Frankly Speaking, Midnight Romance in Hagwon, The Atypical Family
Frankly Speaking, Midnight Romance in Hagwon, The Atypical Family

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From “Frankly Speaking” to “The Atypical Family,” these are the exciting K-dramas to occupy the weekly primetime beginning the first week of May!

After “Queen of Tears” and “Wedding Impossible,” more series in various genres and starring some of the familiar faces in the industry are debuting this week.

Without further ado, let’s name the K-dramas to add to your watchlist!

‘Frankly Speaking’

Cast: Go Kyung Pyo, Kang Ha Na

Genre: romance, comedy,

Release: May 1

Broadcast Details: Wednesday & Thursday at 8:50 p.m. (KST)

Where to Watch: Netflix, JTBC

'Frankly Speaking' Poster
Go Kyung Pyo, Kang Han Na
(Photo : JTBC Drama Official)

Kicking off the month of May with another rom-com series “Frankly Speaking.” It features the story of Song Ki Baek, a polite 33-year-old TV reporter who experiences an incident that causes him to speak frankly, risking his career.

Woo Joo, who sees his potential in his bluntness, invites him to appear on her show.

Their collaboration will be the biggest challenge and turning point in Mr. Song’s life.

‘The Atypical Family’

Cast: Jang Ki Yong, Chun Woo Hee, Ko Du Shim, Claudia Kim, Park So Yi, Oh Man Seok

Genre: fantasy, mystery, romance, comedy

Release: May 4

Broadcast Details: Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 p.m. (KST)

Where to Watch: Netflix, JTBC

The Atypical Family
(Photo : JTBC Official Instagram)

K-heartthrob Jang Ki Yong is finally meeting the viewers again this May following his last drama “Now, We Are Breaking Up.” His new drama with Chun Woo Hee revolves around the life of Bok Gwi Joo and his family who have unique powers.

However, due to modern sicknesses, his power to time travel to happy memories and his family lost their abilities. Things start to change in his life when he meets Do Da Hae.

‘Queen of Tears’ Special Broadcast

Cast: Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Ji Won, Park Sung Hoon, Kwak Do Yeon, Lee Joo Bin

Release: May 4-5

Broadcast Details: Saturday and Sunday at 9:20 p.m. (KST)

Where to Watch: tvN

Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Ji Won |
(Photo : tvN Instagram)

Fans and viewers will have the chance to see the lead cast of the record-breaking drama “Queen of Tears,” as the team will hold a special broadcast consisting of two episodes.

In the additional episodes, the cast members are expected to answer the fans’ questions about the drama and share more details about the series from their characters, plot, and behind-the-scenes stories.

‘The Midnight Romance in Hagwon’

Cast: Jung Ryeo Won, Wi Ha Joon, So Ju Yeon, Kim Song Il

Genre: Romance

Release: May 11

Broadcast Details: Saturday & Sunday at 9:20 p.m. (KST)

Where to Watch: tvN

‘Midnight Romance In Hagwon’ Poster
‘Midnight Romance In Hagwon’ Teaser: Wi Ha Joon & Jung Ryeo Won Lean For Sweet Kiss
(Photo : TVING Official)

Another romance genre will occupy the weekend primetime!

“Midnight Romance In Hagwon” follows the story of Seo Hye Jin , a teacher in a top education district. She reaches a point where she is questioning her career after almost a decade of dedication to her work.

Her former student, Lee Joon Ho, who once earned popularity, returns to the university as an instructor. His presence makes Hye Jin rethink her past dreams and future.

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