Skip to content

7 Korean Dramas Premiering In February 2023 To Spice Up Your Month

Korean dramas airing in February 2023

We’re only 2 months into the year, and there are already plenty of interesting Korean dramas being released. From fantasy to historical K-dramas and new Netflix originals to popular series renewals, February has a wide array of options to keep everyone entertained in 2023. Here are 7 upcoming Korean dramas you shouldn’t miss this month.

1. Our Blooming Youth

February K-dramas - Our Blooming Youth
Image credit: MyDramaList 

Main Cast:

  • Park Hyung Sik as Yi Hwan / Scholar Park
  • Jeon So Nee as Min Jae Yi / Go Soon Dol
  • Pyo Ye Jin as Jung Ga Ram
  • Yoon Jong Seok as Han Seong On
  • Lee Tae Sun as Kim Myeong Jin

This K-drama stars Park Hyung Sik, who has acted in many hit shows such as Strong Woman Do Bong Sun and Hwarang. It also marks the return of director Lee Jong Jae, the mastermind behind works such as 100 Days My Prince and Psychopath Diary, to the small screen. 

In this historical romance series, Min Jae Yi is a devoted daughter who is soon to be married. However, 4 days before her wedding, her family is killed and she is framed for their murder.

While on the run, she receives help from the crown prince, who offers to assist Jae Yi in clearing her name. In return, he asks her to help break a curse that had been inflicted upon him.

Watch the teaser here:

Video credit: tvN drama 

Korean title: 청춘월담
Genre: Historical, mystery, romance, drama
Airs on: 6th February 2023

2. Love to Hate You

Korean dramas February 2023 - Love To Hate You
Image credit: MyDramaList

Main Cast:

  • Kim Ok Vin as Yeo Mi Ran
  • Yoo Teo as Nam Gang Ho
  • Kim Ji Hoon as Do Won Joon
  • Go Won Hee Shin Na Eun

Amidst the numerous new Korean shows that Netflix is releasing this year, Love to Hate You is an amusing addition to the list with its comedic take on the fine line between love and hate. 

The leading characters in the show are no strangers to being in the public eye: Yeo Mi Ran is an attorney working with celebrities. Nam Gang Ho is a popular A-list actor. They both distrust the opposite gender and do not believe in love.

However, amidst a dating contract and their struggles to gain an edge over each other, their relationship eventually develops into something more emotional rather than transactional.

While the K-drama largely seems to focus on the comical progress of their relationship, snippets of the trailer shed light on the dark side of the ‘glamorous’ celebrity world, where Mi Ran faces a harrowing fan reaction to her dating Gang Ho.

Check out the teaser here:

Video credit: The Swoon 

Korean title: 연애대전
Genre: Romance, comedy
Airs on: 10th February 2023

3. The Heavenly Idol

February K-dramas - The Heavenly Idol
Image credit: AsianWiki 

Main Cast:

  • Kim Min Kyu as Rembrary
  • Go Bo Gyeol as Kim Dal
  • Lee Jang Woo as the Devil / Shin Jo Woon

Based on the hit webtoon of the same name by Shin Hwa Jin, The Heavenly Idol is a fantastical tale which involves body swapping and devil fighting. 

Rembrary is a high priest from another world. He gets transferred to a different world while fighting a demon, where he awakens in the body of an unpopular idol. In his new body, he goes viral thanks to his overly confident attitude, catching the attention of many when he declares that he doesn’t know how to dance on a live broadcast.

Rembrary also faces various other problems, such as weird religious groups and the devil, in his new life.

Don’t miss out on the teaser here:

Video credit: Viu 

Korean title: 성스러운 아이돌
Genre: Romance, comedy, drama, fantasy
Airs on: 15th February 2023

4. Big Bet 2

February K-dramas - Big Bet 2
Image credit: K-dramadiary 

Main Cast:

  • Choi Min Sik as Cha Mu Sik
  • Son Sukku as Oh Seung Hoon
  • Lee Dong Hwi as Jung Pal

In co-production with the US, Disney+ has renewed the sensational Korean series Big Bet, with season 2 being released just 3 short weeks after season 1 ended. The director, Kang Yoon Sung, has previously worked on The Outlaws and Kingdom: Crown Prince.

Cha Mu Sik has become a successful casino owner in the Philippines without any backing. However, he becomes a suspect in a close acquaintance’s murder case, and while on the run, he is pursued by detective Oh Seung Hoon, who is determined to solve the murder. 

Catch the teaser here:

Video credit: Disney Plus Korea 

Korean title: 카지노2
Genre: Action, crime, drama
Airs on: 15th February 2023

5. Taxi Driver 2

February K-dramas - Taxi Driver 2
Image credit: MyDramaList 

Main Cast:

  • Lee Je Hoon as Kim Do Gi
  • Kim Eui Sung as Jang Sung Chul
  • Pyo Ye Jin as Ahn Go Eun

Another highly anticipated K-drama based on a webtoon, Taxi Driver, was renewed for its 2nd season almost 2 years after the release of its 1st season. While it is an SBS K-drama, it will be available on Netflix and Prime Video as well.

The show revolves around a taxi service, Rainbow Deluxe Taxi Company, which helps victims of crimes exact their revenge and achieve justice when they are unable to rely on the law. These contemptible crimes depicted in the story bring awareness to the real-life events they are based on. According to season 2’s trailer, the crew has travelled overseas to continue their vigilantism. 

Check out other articles on Taxi Driver:

Don’t miss the teaser here:

Video credit: Viu

Korean title: 모범택시2
Genre: Action, thriller, mystery, crime
Airs on: 17th February 2023

6. Call It Love

Korean dramas February 2023 - call it love
Image credit: MyDramaList 

Main Cast:

  • Kim Young Kwang as Han Dong Jin
  • Lee Sung Kyung as Shim Woo Joo
  • Sung Joon as Yoon Joon
  • Ahn Hee-Yeon as Kang Min Young
  • Kim Ye-Won as Shim Hye Seong

A Disney+ original series, Call It Love depicts the fine line between love and hate. 

Sim Woo Joo, who has just lost her father, finds out about his infidelity when she is kicked out of her home by his ex-mistress. She seeks to take revenge on the woman, and approaches her son, Han Dong Jin, to do so. However, her plans start to derail as she falls in love with him. 

Watch the teaser here:

Video credit: K-drama Zone 

Korean title: 사랑이라 말해요
Genre: Romance, melodrama
Airs on: 22nd February 2023

7. Island 2

February K-dramas - Island 2
Image credit: TVING

Main Cast:

  • Kim Nam Gil as Van
  • Lee Da Hee as Won Mi Ho
  • Cha Eun Woo as Kang Chan Hyuk / Priest John

Island was adapted from the same-name webtoon by Youn Inwan and Yang Kyungil. Only around a month after the 1st season has ended, this fantasy-horror series, Island, is back with its 2nd season.

Won Mi Ho, the only child of a chaebol (old money) family, is banished by her father to Jeju Island as a high school ethics teacher but ends up being targeted by ghosts. Together with Van, who fights the ghosts by killing possessed victims, as well as Johan, a Catholic priest who purifies evil through exorcisms, the trio fight against evil. 

Korean title: 아일랜드2
Genre: Action, thriller, horror, fantasy
Airs on: 24th February 2023

Exciting Korean Dramas airing in February 2023

With season renewals and brand-new K-dramas, February makes for an exciting month to binge these new series. Take your time checking out these shows, and who knows, one of these might just end up as your new favourite show. 

Also check out:

Cover image adapted from: AsianWiki, MyDramaList, MyDramaList