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K-drama picks for March: Queen of Tears, Wonderful World & more…

HallyuSG picks out five must-watch K-drama titles for the month of March, including Queen of Tears starring Kim Soo-hyun.

Belinda Poh

| March 10, 2024
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(L to R) Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Ji-woo, Cha Eun-woo and Kim Nam-joo at the press conference sessions of Queen of Tears and Wonderful World. Photo: Netflix/MBC

2024 seems to be the year for K-dramas, especially after the dazzling lineup earlier this year.

Some series released included Doctor Slump (2024), A Killer Paradox (2024) and Marry My Husband (2024), which garnered a high average nationwide rating of 11.8% in Korea. With this, viewers were truly spoilt for choice.

However, if you are looking for new dramas to binge this month, here are five K-drama titles we’ll recommend for March.

1. Queen of Tears

Starting the list off strong with one of the most highly anticipated dramas, Queen of Tears (2024).

The series features a star-studded cast with Kim Ji-won as the female lead, Hong Hae-in and Kim Soo-hyun as Baek Hyun-woo, the male lead.

 

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Queen of Tears, written by Park Ji-eun (Crash Landing on You) follows the daughter of Korea’s richest family as she enters a marriage of love with an entry-level employee. However, they slowly lose their spark (as with most other married couples).

This series revolves around the relatable theme of falling out of love in a marriage. Viewers will join the couple on their journey to determine if they can weather this crisis together.

2. Chicken Nugget

In line with its comedic name, Chicken Nugget (2024) provides a comedic break from the many recent heavy dramas.

Owing to its director, Lee Byeong-hyeon, who is also the director of the hit humorous movie, Extreme Jobs (2019), this series will have you laughing your socks off. Another reason to look forward to this show is its cast. South Korean actress Kim Yoo-jung plays Choi Min-ah, the daughter of Choi Seonman, portrayed by actor Ryu Sung-ryung

In an absurd twist, Choi transforms into a chicken nugget after entering a machine. The cast members are then on a mission to turn her back to normal.

If you are looking for a laugh at the end of a tiring day this might be the show for you.

3. Nothing Uncovered

The crime drama to look out for this month is Nothing Uncovered (2024). The series revolves around Seo Jung-won (Kim Ha-neul), a popular investigative reporter and host. She seems to be living the perfect life, married to a loving rich husband Seol Woo-jae (Jang Seung-jo).

All of a sudden, her life takes a turn as her husband’s mistress dies. Not only does she find out about her husband’s affair but she also becomes the key suspect of said murder.

To clear her name, she joins hands with Detective Kim Tae-heon (Yeon Woo-jin), her past lover. They then get into a messy love triangle as the men fight for Seo’s affection.

Though this series seems to follow the cliché trope of criminal justice, the show ups the ante by adding elements of mystery and romance.

4. The Midnight Studio

A new entrant into the romance fantasy scene dealing with the ever-popular supernatural theme of ghosts appears.

Set in a photo studio that exclusively serves ghosts, Seo Ki-joo (Joowon) is the seventh owner. He is responsible for photographing the ghosts that visit the store and works alongside two other employees.

A passionate and upright lawyer, Hanbom (Kwon Na-ra) enters a partnership with the studio. Further down, they realise that ghosts are not as easy to deal with as they thought and uncover Hanbom’s true identity.

Fans of emotional supernatural romance like Master’s Sun and Hotel del Luna might find this series right up your alley.

5. Wonderful World

A new series in the popular revenge trope, Wonderful World features Kim Nam-joo, acting as Eun Su-hyun, a psychology professor and established writer whose son was murdered.

 

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After investigating the murder, she discovers that her son’s killer is still scot-free and goes to extreme lengths to punish her son’s killer.

Along the way, she becomes entangled with Kwon Seon-yul, played by Cha Eun-woo. Similar to Eun, after Kwon’s parents died unjustly when he was a child, tragedy and despair filled his life.

They both embark on a journey to regain justice for Eun’s son. As they go along their journey, they both slowly find healing. This show is a perfect fit for fans of revenge and crime dramas.

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