Premiere Watch: Spring Must Be Coming, Kingdom, Romance Is a Bonus Book
Body swaps, zombies, and noonas, oh my! We have three dramas premiering this week, and they’re sure to quench your cravings for comedy, zombie thrills, and romance.
Spring Must Be Coming
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Genre: Fantasy, comedy
Episode count: 32 episodes
Reasons to watch: Lee Yuri and Eom Ji-won star in this comedy about two women whose lives inexplicably become entwined when they switch bodies. Lee Yuri plays a self-centered woman who puts her ambition first. Eom Ji-won on the other hand plays a woman who put her career and ambitions on the back burner in order to become the ideal political wife. After years of hard work, Lee Yuri is just within reach of fulfilling her dream of being a TV news anchor. But fatefully, on the first day she’s set to sit at the news desk, she and Eom Ji-won undergo a body-switch. The drama will follow the women as they find themselves and attempt to find a way back to their rightful bodies.
Time slot: Friday
Genre: Sageuk, zombie, thriller
Episode count: 6 episodes (to be released simultaneously)
Reasons to watch: Set sometime during the Joseon dynasty, after the king is suddenly struck ill with a mysterious disease, Joo Ji-hoon’s crown prince finds himself the target of Ryu Seung-ryong’s political machinations. Desperate to learn what is at the heart of his father’s illness, Joo Ji-hoon soon discovers that it’s not just his own life at stake–the fate of Joseon hangs in the balance. Bae Doo-na is the skilled and brave doctor who becomes a stalwart ally to the crown prince. Kingdom marks Netflix’s first step into original K-dramas, and judging from the teasers and stills that have been released, Netflix was not about to coast on star power alone. Fun fact, Kim Eun-hee wrote both the drama’s script, and the original web comic that Kingdom is based on.
Romance Is a Bonus Book
Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Reasons to watch: After a nine-year absence, what could entice an A-list actor back to dramaland? We’ll have to watch Romance Is a Bonus Book to find out. Lee Na-young’s character Kang Dan-yi is an educated and accomplished woman who falls on hard times and has to scramble to find employment. She’s super-qualified but only able to find work after presenting herself as under-qualified. Her love interest and co-star Lee Jong-seok is a prodigy who heads the publishing company where Lee Na-young finally finds work. If the teasers are any indication, we’re in for lots of cuteness and fun. Sadly, Lee Jong-seok is enlisting in mandatory military service this year, so we’ll have to say good-bye to him for a long while.
- More stills for Lee Jong-seok, Lee Na-young tvN rom-com Romance Is a Bonus Book
- Romance Is a Bonus Book teases with ASMR clip
- Lee Yuri’s body swap in comedy drama Spring Must Be Coming
- Romance Is a Bonus Book releases new stills
- Netflix’s Kingdom brings terrifying zombies and corrupt palace decadence
- Lee Jong-hyuk, Lee Yuri, Eom Ji-won confirmed for new MBC drama
- Netflix’s Kingdom adds multiple seasons and supporting cast
- Joo Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong, Bae Doo-na consider Netflix show Kingdom