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September K-drama Premieres

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It’s another month chock-full of premieres, just in time to… distract you from class? If you’re returning to school around this time, good luck! Happy drama-watching, and stay safe and hydrated!

Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency

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Sep 16, JTBC, M/T, eps TBA

Stars Kim Min-jae, Gong Seung-yeon, Seo Ji-hoom.

Before Lee Soo (Seo Ji-hoon) became a king, he was an ordinary blacksmith in the countryside. He life suddenly changed at the age of 23. This was when Lee Soo became the King of Joseon. Meanwhile, Lee Soo’s first love is Gae-ddong (Gong Seung-Yeon). He loved her before he took the throne. King Lee Soo wants to marry Gae-ddong, but, because of her humble background, it is virtually impossible. To marry Gae-ddong, Lee Soo hires the Flower Crew Matchmaking Agency. The agency consists of 3 handsome men: Ma Hoon (Kim Min-jae), Do Joon (Byeon Woo-seok) and Go Young-Soo (Park Ji-hoon) and they are the best matchmaking agency in Joseon. King Lee Soo asks the Flower Crew to make Gae-ddong a noblewoman. –AsianWiki

Notes:

  1. based on a novel of the same name.

When the Camellia Blooms

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Sep 18, KBS, W/Th, eps TBA

Stars Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul, Kim Ji-suk, Son Dam-bi.

A romantic thriller-comedy about the realistic, passionate love between three couples. The drama will follow the story of a woman named Dong Baek and show how her life is tangled up with a good man, a bad man, and a cheap man. –Soompi

Notes:

  1. Screenwriter worked on Fight My Way, director worked on Are You Human Too, Uncontrollably Fond

The Running Mates: Human Rights (literal title: Running Investigators)

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Sep 18, OCN, W/Th

Stars Lee Yo-won, Choi Gwi-hwa.

“Running Investigators” shines light on the lives of those who have their human rights infringed upon from the perspective of an inspector for the Human Rights Commission, who has neither the right to investigate nor prosecute. –HanCinema

Secret Boutique

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Sep 18, SBS, 32 eps, W/Th

Stars Kim Sun-ah, Kim Jae-young.

Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-ah) is poor and works at bathhouse in Gangnam. She starts a new job as a housemaid for a conglomerate family. She becomes successful and then runs J Boutique. She also begins work as a lobbyist. Jenny Jang gets involved in an international city development project. -AsianWiki

Notes:

  1. Check out all these incredible posters! (Scroll down to section 4.1.)

Vagabond

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Sep 20, SBS, 48 eps, F/S

Stars Lee Seung-gi, Suzy, Shin Sung-rok, Moon Jung-hee. 

Cha Dal-gun (Lee Seung-gi) is a stunt man who dreams of becoming a world famous action actor. He survives a plane crash which changes his life. He faces a hidden conspiracy behind the plane crash and digs up a national corruption case.

To support her mother and younger sibling, Go Hae-ri (Bae Suzy) wants the stable job of a public officer. She becomes an NIS agent. She hoped to become a white agent, but she became a black agent. -AsianWiki

Notes: 

  1. This drama is fully pre-produced and its total budget of the drama is reported to be ₩20 billion ($18.6 million).

  2. This is the fourth collaboration between director Yoo In-sik and scriptwriters Jang Young-chul and Jung Kyung-soon, which previously did Giant, History of a Salaryman, and Incarnation of Money.

  3. Lee Seung-gi and Suzy are reuniting 6