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4 K-Dramas To Watch In April 2015

BY Adrienne Stanley | Apr 07, 2015 06:52 PM EDT

April kicked off with a solid and innovative lineup for K-Drama fans who are getting past the winter blues. BEAST’s Doojoon returns to television for the sequel to the successful culinary mystery series, “Let’s Eat 2.” Kim So Yeon also makes a fantastic drama comeback following the acclaimed 2014 romantic series “I Need Romance 3” with the jTBC drama “Falling for Innocence.” Fans of crime procedurals will enjoy the captivating storyline of “Missing Noir M” while “The Lover” provides a bawdy take on modern romance.

1. ”Falling for Innocence”

Kim So Yeon returns from her absence following her touching role in “I Need Romance 3” to win over new K-Drama audiences in “Falling for Innocence.” “Falling for Innocence” stars Jung Kyung Ho (Cruel City, Endless Love) as Kang Min Ho, a ruthless businessman who inherits his father’s company when he is only 25-years-old. His heart is hardened when his leadership of the family business is usurped by his uncle. When he discovers that he has a fatal heart condition, he faces the world with an increasingly bitter outlook.

Kim So Yeon portrays Kim Soon Jung, a secretary at Min Ho’s company. He initially approaches her with the same twisted cruelty as everyone else until he receives a heart transplant from her former fiance. With a new heart, Min Ho has a brighter outlook on life and falls head over heals in love with Soon Jung.

Yoon Hyun Min, who is normally portrayed as the nice guy-next-door takes on the creepy role of Lee Joon Hee.

“Falling for Innocence” which is also known as “Falling in Love with Soon Jung” airs on jTBC on Fridays and Saturdays in the 9 p.m. KST time slot.

2. “Let’s Eat 2”  

The visual culinary feast “Let’s Eat” has returned for a second installment. BEAST’s Doojoon reprises his role as Goo Dae Young, a handsome foodie with a disconcerting obsession for documenting his best meals. He was portrayed as a slightly off-kilter insurance salesman in “Let’s Eat” but is approached for a gentler angle in the sequel. “Let’s Eat 2” focuses on his adventures in a new neighborhood, with new friends that include freelance writer Baek Soo Ji (Seo Hyun Jin) and Lee Sang Woo (Kwon Yool), a popular ladies man and police officer.

“Let’s Eat 2” replaces “Fool’s Love” on tvN. It airs on Mondays and Tuesdays in the 11 p.m. KST time slot.

3. ”Missing Noir M”

“Missing Noir M” is one of the most compelling crime procedural dramas to hit Korean airwaves, in recent years. The series takes the dark and haunting plot lines of “Gap Dong” or “Pride and Prejudice” into the disconcerting realm of criminal profiling. The series kicks off with a guest appearance from Kang Ha Neul as Lee Jung Soo, a sadistic serial killer who leads former FBI agent Gil Soo Hyun on a wild chase. Kim Kang Woo (Golden Cross, Cart), portrays Gil Soo Hyun, a child prodigy who graduated from Harvard at 10-years-old before spending a decade in the FBI. Soo Hyun utilizes his brilliant mind as a member of the missing person’s task force, where he is given daunting assignments that involve unsolved mysteries.

Soo Hyun partners up with veteran officer Oh Dae Young (Park Hee Soon) and Jin Seo Joon (Jo Bo Ah), a cybercrime investigator.

“Missing Noir M” is a ten episode series which airs on OCN on Saturdays in the 11 p.m. KST timeslot.

4. ”The Lover”

Korean rock star Jung Joon Young follows the success of his breakout acting role in the 2015 film “Love Forecast” with his first major K-Drama appearance in “The Lover.” “The Lover” takes on the racy and controversial subject of cohabiting couples. Jung Joon Young and Choi Yeo Jin portray a couple who are struggling with a 12 year age gap.
Choi Yeo Jin portrays Choi Jin Nyeo, a frugal woman who supports her younger boyfriend Jung Young Joon (Jung Joon Young), who is an employed musician.

Their storyline is complementary to the main couple, Oh Do Si (Oh Jung Se) and Ryu Doo Ri (Ryu Hyun Kyung) are an artistic couple in their thirties who have chosen to live together over pursuing marriage.

“The Lover” is a 12 episode series that will air on Mnet on Thursdays at 11 p.m. KST.

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