July is coming! That means we’re getting into the heart of Summer! These 8 K-Dramas will be the perfect watches for those hot summer nights.
1. The Devil Judge
Release Date: July 3
Set in a dystopian Korea where society has collapsed as citizens distrust and hate their leaders, and life has turned into chaos and looting. Kang Yo Han (Ji Sung) is a Head Trial Judge who punishes people in the courtroom with no mercy, turning it into a reality show earning the nickname “devil judge.” However, his mysterious aura hides his true identity and ambitions. Meanwhile, Jung Sun Ah (Kim Min Jung) has formed a bitter rivalry with Kang Yo Han and has risen from poverty to become the director of a corporate social responsibility foundation. Two childhood friends embark on a quest for justice: a rookie orphan judge named Kim Ga On (GOT7‘s Jinyoung) and a police officer named Yoon Soo Hyun (Park Gyu Young).
2. You Are My Spring
Release Date: July 5
When Kang Da Jung (Seo Hyun Jin) finds a job at a five-star hotel, she rises to the manager position faster than all of the other employees. However, her problem is that she dates terrible men, like her father. Meanwhile, Joo Young Do (Kim Dong Wook) is a psychiatrist who helps others heal their emotional wounds. However, he has his own wounds from not saving his older brother and one of his patients. The two form a bond when they become involved in a local murder case.
3. Red Shoes
Release Date: July 5
This show tells the story of a heartless mother who betrayed her father and turned away from her sick younger brother for desire. Her daughter dreams of revenge.
4. Our First: Seventeen
Release Date: July 7
This is a pure teen K-Drama depicting the growth of a high school cover song club, meeting each other, and finding their dreams.
5. The Witch’s Diner
Release Date: July 16
This series tells the stories of desperate people who eat a magical dish hoping to have their personal wishes granted, even at the expense of their own souls. Jo Hee Ra (Song Ji Hyo) has already lost count of the years she’s been alive. However, she has a feeling that she has already become older than any human in history. She chose to turn into a sorceress after suffering a tragic fate in her twenties and is now co-running this mysterious restaurant with a woman named Jeong Jin (Nam Ji Hyun).
6. Blue Birthday
Release Date: July 22
Oh Ha Rin (Red Velvet‘s Yeri) lost her first love 10 years ago. She had wished to confess to Ji Seo Jun (PENTAGON‘s Hongseok) on her birthday, but he ended up taking his own life. She currently works at an abandoned pet shelter, but on the 10th anniversary of the incident, she finds photos that her first love left behind. She finds that the person who gave him hope was herself, and he started to develop feelings for her. He was about to confess to her when he suddenly died in the photography room.
7. Kingdom: Ashin of the North
Release Date: July 23
As a side story special of Kingdom season two, it shows the backstory of the mysterious character Lee Chang’s (Ju Ji Hoon‘s) group met on their journey north to discover the origins of the disease. Ashin (Jun Ji Hyun) will now unveil the mystery behind her identity. The special will show what had happened to Ashin in the past and how the two characters’ fates intertwined.
8. Police University
Release Date: July 26
Two men meet at the Police University as a professor and student and investigate a case together. Yoo Dong Man (Cha Tae Hyun) has 20 years of experience working as a violent crimes detective and as a member of the cyber investigation team. Kang Sun Ho (Jung Jin Young) is a hacker who eventually becomes a first-year student at the Police University. Oh Kang Hee (f(x)‘s Krystal) is a first-year student at the Police University with no secrets or grudges.