Kdramas of January 2019

Following is the list of some upcoming kdramas that will be releasing in Jan 2019. I will be writing first Impression posts and hopefully continue watching all the following five kdramas.

Edit- Here’s the first impressions and reviews of new kdramas that I decided to watch.

1. Kingdom review

2. The Crowned Clown (First Impression)

Dropped Romance is a bonus book and Best chicken at episode 1. (Check My January monthly watchlist post for my thoughts on the same.)

Drama: The Crowned Clown (English title)

Revised romanization: Wangyi Doen Namja
Hangul: 왕이 된 남자
Director: Kim Hee-Won
Writer: Kim Sun-Deok, Shin Ha-Eun
Network: tvN
Release Date: January 7, 2019 —
Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:30

Teaser- https://youtu.be/ZCMYBXhT6kI


Yeo Jin-Goo – Clown Ha Sun / King Lee Hun. Lee Se-Young – Queen Yoo So-Woon.


Joseon is in a state of disorder due to uprisings and a power struggle surrounding King Lee Hun (Yeo Jin-Goo). To avoid assassination, a clown named Ha Sun (Yeo Jin-Goo) is brought to the palace to take the place of King Lee Hun. Ha Sun looks almost identical to King Lee Hun.

When Ha Sun was a child, his parents died during an epidemic. Ha Sun almost died from starvation around that time, but he was saved by a group of clowns. Ha Sun grew up with the clowns and became one of them. During their performance, Ha Sun would play King Lee Hun due to their similar physical appearance. Now, Ha Sun is nervous that someone in the palace will find out he is not the real king. He falls for beautiful Queen Yoo So-Woon (Lee Se-Young)

Drama: Best Chicken (literal title)

Revised romanization: Choigoui Chikin
Hangul: 최고의 치킨
Director: Lee Seung-Hoon
Writer: Park Chan-Young
Network: MBN, Dramax
Episodes: 12
Release Date: January 2, 2019 —
Runtime: Weds. & Thurs. 23:00

Trailer- https://youtu.be/RdI2ysV8LBk

Park Sun-Ho – Park Choi-Go
Kim So-Hye – Seo Bo-A
Joo Woo-Jae – Andrew Kang


A man (Park Sun-Ho) works for a big company. His dream is to run a chicken restaurant. A woman (Kim So-Hye) wants to become a webtoon writer. She lives at a bathhouse which her late grandfather left behind. She secludes herself from society. These two individuals meet and grow with each other.


2019 16+

While strange rumors about their ill king grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land.
Genres: Period Pieces, Series, K-dramas, Asian Programmes, Action & Adventure Programmes, Drama Programmes
Season 1 Coming on 25 January

Watch it here

Drama: Romance is a Bonus Book (English & literal title) / How To Publish Love (early English title)

Revised romanization: Romaenseuneun Byulchaekboorok
Hangul: 로맨스는 별책부록
Also Known As: Romance Is a Supplement , Romance Supplement , How To Publish Love?
Directors: Lee Jung Hyo
Screenwriters: Jung Hyun Jung
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Tags: Smart Female Lead, Poor Female Lead, Smart Male Lead, Hidden Identity, Older Woman/Younger Man, Intelligent Character, Strong Female Lead, Lie, Office Romance, Riches To Rags
Country: South Korea
Type: Drama
Episodes: 0
Airs: Jan 26, 2019 – ?
Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
Network: tvN


Teasers- https://youtu.be/SvL_9__KTFw


Cha Eun-Ho (Lee Jong-Suk) is a genius writer and the youngest chief editor ever at his publishing company. He is smart and handsome. He is also even tempered at work, but he has a warm heart and a reasonable personality.

Kang Dan-Yi (Lee Na-Young) used to be a popular copywriter, but she is not anymore. She is now broke and unemployed. Even though she tries to find a job, due to her impressive career and excellent educational background, she is unable to find a new job. Finally, Kang Dan-Yi gets a job at a publishing company by lying about her background. Cha Eun-Ho is the chief editor at that publishing company. They begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.
– Asianwiki


These are the other kdramas releasing in this month. I am not interested in them as of now.

My lawyer, Mr. Jo 2 Mydramalist Jan 2 KBS (100 episodes)

Teaser- https://youtu.be/eBBp8rh7gcE

Left handed wife Mydramalist Jan 7 KBS (32 episodes)

Teaser https://youtu.be/uyosQNV7erg

Liver or die Mydramalist KBS (32 episodes)

Teaser- https://youtu.be/25kzJu7rkfk

Spring must be coming Mydramalist MBC (32 episodes)

Babel mydramalist TV Chosun

I will be adding more drama titles as I discover them. I will also add teasers, trailers and where to watch (official) links as it is available. Keep checking out this post or bookmark as per your wish. For now this is all I know. Let me know in the comments if you are watching any of this dramas or if your drama is not mentioned here.

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2 thoughts on “Kdramas of January 2019

  1. Thanks for sharing! I see we’re kicking off the year with a couple of historical dramas. I wonder if we’ll see more of them this year compared to 2018.

    I will probably check out Romance is a Bonus Book. Not only am I a huge bookworm, but I LOVE Lee Jong Suk, so I know I have to give this a try. Best Chicken sounds interesting, too. Touch Your Heart sounds intriguing too. I like Yoo In Na’s work, so it might work its way onto my list.

    P.S. I like your new blog layout. I am also working on a new layout for mine as well. Ready to start 2019 with a fresh start and a clean slate. 🙂

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  2. So many dramas to look forward to, I hope they will take me out my drama slump. Looking forward to ‘The clowned crown’.
    Still working on the layout, it’s difficult to set it up using mobile.


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