February is fast approaching and the shortest month of the year comes with a dozen new K-dramas from different genres. Some of our favorite stars are also making their comeback, and we feel your anticipation brewing!
Here’s a quick look at the 12 new stories to watch out for next month!
L.U.C.A: The Beginning
Starring: Kim Rae Won, Lee Da Hee, Kim Sung Oh
‘L.U.C.A’, which actually stands for ‘Last Universal Common Ancestor,’ is inspired by evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin’s theory that all species of life on earth have descended from common ancestors.
The protagonist Ji Oh (Kim Rae Won) is someone who rarely shares his emotions with others. He is aware that he has a special power and harbors a secret, but he is unsure about who he really is. As he tries to unravel the mysteries surrounding him, his journey in seeking answers brought him to cross paths with mysterious figures.
Gu Reum (Lee Da Hee), a detective who plays another central character. She is headstrong as she never changes her decision on a course of action. Her parents had disappeared when she was a young child. As a detective she has made it her mission to get down to the truth behind her parents’ disappearance. When she met Ji Oh, both their lives were in for a drastic change.
Watch out for this supernatural and sci-fi themed series as it is set to air on February 1st, 8:00 P.M on tvN, and it will run up to March 9, 2021.
Hello? It’s Me
Starring: Choi Kang Hee, Kim Young Kwang, Eum Moon Suk
Ban Ha Ni is 37-years-old and a single woman. She holds a temporary position at work, which makes her uneasy knowing that she could lose her job any time. She is generally servile and timid. Considering her current state, she does not want to be single. One day, 17-year-old Ban Ha Ni from the past comes to meet her present self. She realized that her younger version was a totally different person from who she is now. The younger Ban Ha Ni is bright and optimistic.
With two Ha Nis existing as two separate persons in one space and time will surely be fun and dramatic. It also serves to provide a message of deep healing as the character looks back on her past while reflecting on her present.
Catch this fantasy drama as it airs on February 17, 2021 at 8;30 P.M. on KBS2.
River Where the Moon Rises
Based on the novel “Princess Pyeonggang” by Choi Sagyu, “River Where the Moon Rises” is a 2021 historical romance drama directed by Yoon Sang Ho.
The series retells the love story between Princess Pyeonggang and On Dal, who are characters in a classic Goguryeo folktale. Princess Pyeonggang (Kim So Hyun) who was born a princess but raised to be a person who killed a sinner also known as Yeom Ga Jin. The warrior princess soon finds herself falling for gentle On Dal (Ji Soo).
Equally in love with the princess whose heart he now possesses, On Dal finds himself forsaking his principles in order to keep her safe, which was actually a foolish decision on his part. Little did he know that Princess Pyeonggang was using On Dal’s feelings for her to achieve her goals.
As characters from all sides converge in a cutthroat battle for the throne, Pyeonggang is forced to match both wits and strength against some of the most powerful men and women in Goguryeo.
This drama will premiere on February 15 at 8:30 P.M. on KBS.
Sisyphus: The Myth
Starring: Cho Seung Woo, Park Shin Hye, Sung Dong Il
This time travel story between a genius engineer Han Tae-Sool (Cho Seung-Woo) and his savior from the future Kang Seo-Hae (Park Shin-Hye).
Han Tae-Sool is an engineer and the co-founder of Quantum and Time Company. Driven to create innovative results, it was no surprise that his company turned into a world-class enterprise. He is known as a miracle worker and a hero in Korea, but the reality is a little different.
After his older brother passed away 10 years ago. The company’s stock price has fluctuated accordingly. One day, Tae-Sool learned some information behind his brother’s death, which spurned a dangerous journey for the truth.
Meanwhile, Kang Seo Hae is an elite warrior who can take down the biggest men with just her bare hands. She is a gifted sharpshooter and the ability to make bombs. She learned these skills to survive in her world that is surrounded by gangsters and military cliques. One day, after a long and dangerous journey, she comes to Han Tae-Sool to save him.
Sisyphus: The Myth will take over the time slot occupied by Run On as it starts to air on February 17th at 8:30 P.M. This widely anticipated project is JTBC’s 10th Anniversary Special Drama.
Starring Park Hye Soo, Jeong Jae Hyun, Roh Jeong Eui, Bae Hyun Sung
A spin-off from the hit web drama series “Love Playlist,” “Dear.M” follows the aftermath of an anonymous post made on the university’s online community board about a mysterious figure named “M.”
Park Hye Soo plays Ma Joo Ah, a sophomore business administration student at Seoyeon University. She is very sociable and gets along with anyone, and since she wears her heart on her sleeve, her best friend Cha Min Ho (NCT‘s Jeon Jae Hyun) loves to tease her.
Ma Joo Ah is constantly meddling in other people’s affairs, but it’s more out of concern than just being nosy. She has no interest in pursuing her own dreams or any romantic relationship, but she is keen on solving the school’s current mystery. Along with four of her friends, they find themselves in a complicated chase for M in an ever-changing world of relationships and budding romances.
Mark your calendars because this drama is airing on February 26 at 10:10 P..M. on KBS 2
Starring: Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin, Ok Taec Yeon
Song Joong Ki fans are anticipating as he returns to the small screen to play the titular character, “Vincenzo”. It is about a mafia consigliere who comes to Korea from Italy due to conflicts within the organization, gets linked with a veteran evil lawyer, and exact justice in a villain’s way.
It follows the life of Park Joo-Hyeong who, at the tender age of 8, went to Italy after he was adopted. He is now an adult and goes by the name Vincenzo Casano, a lawyer who works for the Mafia as an adviser to a mafia boss.
Due to a conflict between mafia groups, he flees to South Korea where he gets involved with Lawyer Hong Cha Young (Jun Yeo Bin). She is the type of attorney who will do anything to win a case. Vincenzo falls in love with her. He also achieves social justice in his own way.
Jang Jun Woo is an intelligent and hardworking first-year intern at a law firm. He is from a middle-class family and is polite and sincere. Despite his boyish charms and good looks, Jun Woo is socially awkward and innocent.
Follow the interesting journey of these characters in this comedy-romance-crime drama which will air on February 20 at 8:00 P.M. on tvN.
Starring: Jeong Ji So, Lee Jun Young, Park Ji Yeon, Jeong Yun Ho
The hit webtoon is coming to TV screens with an Idol-filled cast, which is only fitting for a storyline that revolved around them.
“Imitation” is about the lives of idols in the entertainment industry. It follows different groups including, Tea Party, SHAX, and Sparkling. It’s an interesting inside look into the competitive world of show business with current hot rookies and the first and second-generation idols.
Many are captivated by its webtoon version that raked in over 3 million subscribers on its Kakao Page. Having your favorite idols take on these well-loved roles, it will be exciting to watch these realistic performances.
Imitation will air on February 21 at 11:00 P.M. on KBS2.
Starring: Lee Seo Jin, Lee Joo Young, Kim Yeong Cheol, Moon Jung Hee
The story goes way back to 2015 where Lee Jin Woo (Lee Seo Jin) works as a reporter who is out only for the truth. In the year 2020, Seo Jung In (Lee Joo Young) also works as a reporter who is passionate about her work. Somehow the two were able to connect through a phone call. They try to prevent the death of South Korean President Seo Ki Tae (Kim Young-Cheol), who is also Seo Jung In’s father. Soon, Lee Jin Woo and Seo Jung In face a dangerous truth.
Catch the thrill and mystery of this drama on February 20 at 9:30 P.M. on OCN as it takes over the Uncanny Counter timeslot.
Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Joon, Park Joo Hyun, Kyung Soo Jin
Lee Seung Gi stars in this suspense drama about psychopaths where he plays Jung Ba Reum, a justice-seeking rookie police officer who is on a mad chase for a crazed serial killer. This drives him and his partner Go Moo-chi (Lee Hee Joon) to unravel the truth behind psychopathic behaviors.
This experience also raises the question, whether it is possible to scan a psychopath in the mother’s womb using fetal genetic testing? And if the child in the womb is a psychopath, will it be wise to have that child?
While Ba Reum survives his dangerous encounter with the psychopath, he realises that his life is completely changing.
Catch the suspense on February 24 at 9:30 P.M. on tvN.
Starring: Shin Ha Kyun, Yeo Jin Goo
“Beyond Evil” is a story of two fearless men who are willing to go to great lengths to pursue a serial killer who came back to wreak havoc. In the course of uncovering the murderer’s identity, they are forced to look closely at what the evidence seems to suggest. This journey also left them to constantly question the innocence of all the people involved in the case—including themselves.
Shin Ha Kyun plays Lee Dong Sik, a detective who has been demoted into doing menial and tedious work at Manyang Police Substation. Dong Sik was easing into his peaceful life when Detective Han Joo Won (Yeo Jin Goo) came into the picture. He was transferred to the same headquarters and became his superior.
Joo Won is an elite detective whose father is in line to be the next chief at the National Police Agency. However, underneath his admirable qualities and high societal background, Joo Won carries a long-kept secret.
When a gruesome string of killings reminiscent of a series of murders from 20 years ago shake up their quiet city, Dong Sik and Joo Won decide to come together to nab the vicious culprit.
Beyond Evil will premiere on February 19th at 10:00 P.M. on JTBC.
Love Scene Number
Starring: Kim Bo Ra, Shim Eun Woo, Ryu Hwa Young, Park Jin Hee
An eight-episode omnibus drama that centers around four women who are at a turning point in their lives when it comes to love, dating, and their values.
23-year-old Doo Ah is a university student majoring in psychology who is involved in a secret polyamorous relationship with three men. Ha Ram is a 28-year-old elementary school teacher who runs away from her own wedding after undergoing a sudden change of heart. 35-year-old Ban Ya is an adjunct instructor at a university, and 42-year-old Chung Kyung is a furniture designer who discovers that her husband of 20 years is having a spiritual extramarital affair.
‘Love Scene Number’ will be released on Wavve and MBC on February 1.
Starring: Choi Yeo Jin, Lee So Yeon, Kyung Sung Hwan
The title and concept were taken from the classic French novel “The Count of Monte Cristo.” This suspense drama series will tell the story of a woman whose life crumbles when her most trusted friends betray her.
Gong Eun Jo (Lee So Yeon) is a promising fashion designer who dreams of creating “joyful” clothing like her late father. She seems to live the perfect life as she begins to achieve success in her line of work as well as starting to build a beautiful love life. But it all starts to crumble in a blink of an eye when her friends whom she trusts the most end up betraying her.
Go Eun Jo then decided to exact her revenge on those people who made her life miserable. Everyone was in for a surprise when she returned to reclaim the life that was stolen from her.
This 100-episode drama is slated to broadcast on February 15, 2021, 6:50 P.M. on KBS2.