Upcoming K-dramas to Watch in July 2023 | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Get ready to dive into a world of captivating stories, enchanting romances, and gripping mysteries as the month of July 2023 brings forth an array of highly anticipated K-dramas. From the tale of a half-human-half-vampire to a detective’s journey of revenge, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat. This list also includes the second instalment of not just one, but two beloved K-dramas!

Read on to find out more about these exciting new shows!


Shadow Detective 2

Release Date: 5th July

Lead Cast: Lee Sung-min, Jin Goo, Kyung Soo-jin, Lee Hak-joo, Kim Shin-rok

Network: Disney+ worldwide, Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America

Plot: After the thrilling first season, Shadow Detective is back with a second instalment. The story continues the journey of Kim Taek-rok, a detective nearing retirement who is blackmailed by a mysterious person named ‘Friend’ and ultimately framed for murder. Season 2 follows Taek-rok’s efforts to uncover the blackmailer for good.


Not Others / Strangers

Release Date: 17th July

Lead Cast: Choi Soo-young, Jeon Hye-jin, Ahn Jae-wook, Park Sung-hoon

Network: Genie TV, ENA

Plot: Based on a webtoon, this comedy-drama follows a mother-daughter duo. The former is a bubbly, single mother who works as a physical therapist while the latter is a rational, level-headed policewoman. Their bond is tested when a man enters the mother’s life. This family drama will air every Monday and Tuesday.


My Lovely Liar

Release Date: 24th July

Lead Cast: Kim So-hyun, Hwang Min-hyun, Seo Ji-hoon, Yon Ji-on, Lee Si-woo

Network: tvN

Plot: Mok Sol-hee is a young woman who has the unique ability to know when people are lying. As a result, she doesn’t trust anyone and hasn’t been able to find true joy in life. Her life takes a turn when she meets Kim Do-ha, who has been framed for a heinous crime but whom no one else believes. This drama brings together mystery and romance, with a splash of fantasy. The series will air every Monday and Tuesday at 8.50 pm KST.


Longing for You

Release Date: 26th July

Lead Cast: Na In-woo, Kim Ji-eun, Kwon Yool, Bae Jong-ok, Lee Kyu-han, Jung Sang-hoon

Network: ENA

Plot: Detective Oh Jin-sang strives to prove his brother’s innocence when he gets involved in a murder case. However, things don’t go as planned and his brother ends up dying. The detective then takes it upon himself to take revenge for his brother. This crime drama will air every Wednesday and Thursday at 9.00 pm KST.


D.P. 2

Release Date: 28th July

Lead Cast: Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Son Suk-ku, Kim Sung-kyun, Ji Jin-hee, Kim Ji-hyun

Network: Netflix

Plot: Season 2 of this acclaimed series will continue the story of Private Ahn Joon-ho and Corporal Han Ho-yeol. Season 1 ended with a cliffhanger as Joon-ho walks away to an unknown destination. The new season will definitely shed light on this new journey. All six episodes of the show should drop on Netflix on 28th July.


The Uncanny Counter: Counter Punch

Release Date: 29th July

Lead Cast: Jo Byeong-gyu, Yoo Joon-sang, Yeom Hye-ran, Kim Se-jeong, Ahn Suk-hwan

Network: tvN, Netflix

Plot: The Uncanny Counter is a supernatural drama revolving around ‘counters’ who work at a noodle shop by day and hunt demons infiltrating the living world by night. The well-loved show is returning with a season 2 — expect whole new powers for the steadfast counters as well as whole new demons that are stronger than ever before. Episodes of this show will air every Saturday and Sunday!


Which Korean drama are you most looking forward to in the month of July? Which do you think could become the best of 2023? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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