June 14, 2024
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Welcome to Samdalri (2023)

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Welcome to Samdalri (2023) is an upcoming JTBC’s Korean drama starring Ji Chang Wook and Shin Hye Sun, directed by Cha Young Hoon and written by Kwon Hye Joo. Directer Cha Young Hoon is known for his work on dramas such as When the Camellia Blooms (2019), Forecasting Love and Weather (2022), and Are You Human Too? (2018). Writer Kwon Hye Joo known for her work on dramas “Hi Bye, Mama! (2020), Go Back Couple (2017) and The Sound of Your Heart (2016)”.

The series is scheduled to air on JTBC in the second half of 2023, so it is likely to premiere between September and December 2023.

Shin Hye Sun and Ji Chang Wook
  • Drama Title: Welcome to Samdalri | 웰컴투 삼달리
  • Also Known As (AKA): Welkeomtu Samdalri
  • Main Cast: Ji Chang Wook as Cho Yong Pil, Shin Hye Sun as Cho Sam Dal / Cho Eun Hye
  • Country: South Korea
  • Genres: Romance, Life, Drama
  • Director: Cha Young Hoon
  • Screenwriter: Kwon Hye Joo
  • Number of Episodes: 16
  • Release date: Nov, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Network: jTBC
  • Running time: 70 min.


“Welcome to Samdalri” is a healing drama about two childhood friends who are separated by different life goals. but reunited after facing a crisis.

Jo Yong-pil (Ji Chang-wook) is the head of the Mado Meteorological Office on Jeju Island. He is a brilliant forecaster who is dedicated to his work. However, he is also a workaholic who neglects his personal life. His mother died when he was young due to a erroneous weather forecast. And he vowed never to let that happen to anyone else.

Jo Sam-dal (Shin Hye-sun) is a famous fashion photographer living in Seoul. She is ambitious and driven. And she has always dreamed of becoming great in the fashion industry. However, she also sacrificed her personal relationships to achieve her goals. She is estranged from her family and friends. Including Yong Pil, whom she hadn’t seen in years.

One day Sam dal’s career collapses. She lost her job and her boyfriend. And she was forced to return to Jeju Island. She was there to help her grandmother who was sick. But she hopes to reconnect with Yong Pil again.

Yong Pil and Sam Dal reunite after many years. But they are very different people. Yong Pil is still the same attentive and responsible person. But he was also tired and discouraged. Sam dal remained ambitious and driven. But she was also lost and broken.

When Yong Pil and Sam Dal heal They began to fall in love.

Here are some Korean dramas you can watch while waiting for Welcome to Samdalri (2023).

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