13 k dramas to watch out for in december 2021

13 K-Dramas To Watch Out For In December 2021

It’s been an interesting year for K-dramas. Now that we’re on to the final stretch, we’re lucky to have a long list to look forward to for December! Here are 13 interesting dramas that will be airing this month!

Our Beloved Summer

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  • Release date: December 6, 2021 
  • Airs on: Mondays and Tuesdays 
  • Episodes: 16 
  • Genre: Drama, Romantic-Comedy
  • Cast: Choi Woo Shik & Kim Da Mi
  • Watch it on: SBS, Netflix

Choi Woo-Shik and Kim Da-mi are teaming up for a unique kind of story in the coming-of-age romantic comedy, Our Beloved Summer. The young stars will play the naive and free-spirited illustrator Choi Woong and the adaptable public relations professional Kook Yeon-soo. They’re a couple who broke up 10 years earlier. Back in high school, they filmed a documentary that has now gone viral. They are forced to reunite in front of the cameras, even if they preferred not to. Will sparks fly the second time around as the couple wade through their complicated feelings?

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  • Release date: December 23, 2021 
  • Airs on: Friday & Saturday
  • Episodes: 10
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Bae Jin Young, Shin So Hyun, and Han Ye Ji
  • Watch it on: Rakuten Viki

A romance drama follows the story of two mysterious female transferees who happen to share the same name, Yoo Min Jae. They decided to swap identities in secret in order to start anew at their new school. Expectations are high as to what kind of story will unfold between Yoo Min Jae (Shin So Hyun) and Yoo Min Jae (Han Ye Ji), as well as Shin Yi Jun, Shin Hye Joon, and Han Ji Wan, who become involved.

Artificial City 

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  • Release date: December 8, 2021
  • Airs on: Wednesday and Thursday
  • Episodes: 20
  • Genre: Psychological, Mystery
  • Cast: Soo Ae, Kim Kang Woo, Kim Young Jae, Kim Mi Sook, Lee Yi Dam, and Lee Hak Joo
  • Watch it on: JTBC

Artificial City is a high-society psychological drama that stars Soo Ae (Athena: Goddess of War) and Kim Kang Woo (Woman of 9.9 Billion). Soo Ae plays Yoo Hae Hee, who married into the family-run Sungjin Group. To do so, she dumped her long-term boyfriend and married the corporate heir, Jung Joon Hyuk (Kim Kang Woo), who now works at an art gallery. Joon Hyuk was born out of wedlock, hence, he is an illegitimate son. But Hae Hee is grooming him to be the next Korean president. To ensure that it happens, she teams up with the future chief prosecutor and wages war with her in-laws. On the outside, Joon Hyuk may appear like he had no such ambitions for higher power, but deep inside, he is actually waiting for the day when he can gain control.

Bad and Crazy

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  • Release date: December 17, 2021
  • Airs on: Friday and Saturday
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
  • Cast: Lee Dong Wook, Wi Ha Joon
  • Watch it on: iQIYI, tvN

The series revolves around a detective with a split personality. On one hand, he is corrupt and pragmatic, and on the other, he is a righteous officer who harbors a strong sense of justice. Soo-Yeol (Lee Dong-wook) is a police officer who is competent at his job but has questionable ethical standards. He’ll stop at nothing to achieve success. His ambitious personality drove him to receive promotions in a short period of time. His streak of success suddenly changes when K (Wi Ha-Joon) enters the picture. K is a righteous person, but he comes with quirks. He always dreamed of being a hero and he fights injustice with his fists. With these two in the same workplace, we can expect a “bromantic clash” of two extreme personalities. 

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

  • Release date: December 18, 2021
  • Airs on: Saturday and Sunday
  • Episodes: 16
  • Genre: Fantasy, Historical Drama
  • Cast: Lee Jin Wook, Kwon Nara, Lee Joon, and Gong Seung Yeon
  • Watch it on: tvN, TVING, Netflix

More than 600 years ago in the Joseon Dynasty, a military official named Dan Hwal (Lee Jin Wook) was turned into a bulgasal. It’s a mythical creature cursed with immortality and is forced to feed off human blood. Several hundred years later, Dan Hwal runs into Min Sang Woon (Kwon Nara), a former bulgasal, who was reincarnated as a human and fled into hiding and waiting to seek revenge. But her life of secrecy is now under threat. Meanwhile, Ok Eul Tae (Lee Joon), another bulgasal who is also in hiding, spends his immortal life acquiring wealth and uses his vast fortune to manipulate politicians, businessmen, and the media, making him one of the most powerful figures in Korea.


  • Release date: December 18, 2021
  • Airs on: Saturday
  • Episodes: N/A
  • Genre: Black Comedy, Romance
  • Cast: Jung Hae In, Kim Ji Soo, Jang Seung Jo, Yoo In Na, Kim Hye Yoon, Yoon Se Ah
  • Watch it on: JTBC, Disney+

Disney+, which just launched in Korea a few weeks ago, will debut its first Korean drama this month. This drama has been making so much noise because it will be the first onscreen leading role for Blackpink’s Ji Soo. Snowdrop will tell the story of two college students caught up in a romance in South Korea circa 1987 – a pivotal year in the country’s tumultuous political history that saw a nationwide mass movement that forced the ruling government to hold elections. After being attacked at a protest, a graduate student named Im Soo-ho (Jung Hae-in) seeks refuge in a female dormitory at the Hosoo Women’s University. There he bumps into Eun Young-ro (Jisoo) who helps him hide. The two later develop a romantic relationship during a turbulent time in the country.

When the Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon/ Moonshine

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  • Release date: December 20, 2021
  • Airs on: Monday and Tuesday 
  • Episodes: N/A
  • Genre: Romance, Historical Drama, Action
  • Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Lee Hye Ri, Beyon Woo Seok, and Kang Mi Na
  • Watch it on: KBS2

Set in the Joseon era, a period marked by the strictest prohibition laws but turns out that it is no match for human desire. Prohibition creates different challenges for everyone. For Inspector Nam Young, from The Office of the Inspector-General, he had to leave his hometown to find fame in Hanyang and restore his family status. Kang Ro Seo, the aristocratic but impoverished woman, had to make moonshine so she could pay off her debt which she incurred to buy her mother’s medication and her brother’s books. Then there’s Crown Prince Lee Pyo, who scales the palace walls in search of a tipple. This trio had a fateful encounter where they are led to discover a hidden stash of alcohol. However, revealing this secret could mean certain death.

The Silent Sea

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  • Release date: December 24, 2021
  • Airs on: Friday
  • Episodes: 8
  • Genre: Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Mystery
  • Cast: Gong Yoo, Bae Doo Na, and Lee Joon
  • Watch it on: Netflix

Earlier this year, Netflix gave us the first Korean film that is set in space. Now, we move on to a K-drama that runs on the same theme. It’s a futuristic story where the earth is running out of water and food. Humanity is facing a desertification situation of sorts. A group of scientists was sent on a mission to travel to the moon and retrieve a mysterious sample from an abandoned research station to resolve this issue.


  • Release date: December 31, 2021
  • Airs on: Friday
  • Episodes: N/A
  • Genre:Investiggative Drama
  • Cast: Im Si Wan, Ko Ah Sung, Park Yong Woo, In Tae Joon
  • Watch it on: Wavve

Hwang Dong-Ju (Im Si-Wan) is the chief of taxation division 5 at the National Tax Service. He is tasked to trace assets and money that are hidden from the tax service. His team includes Seo Hey-Young (Ko Ah-Sung), who has a bright personality and his boss is Oh Young (Park Yong-Woo). Meanwhile, In Tae-Joon (Son Hyun-Joo) is the director of a regional tax office. He is an ambitious man who came into position through corrupt and illegal means.

The Witch Store Reopening

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  • Release date: December 31, 2021
  • Airs on: Friday
  • Episodes: 10
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
  • Cast: Jung Ye Rin, Kim Yong Hee, Kwon Ah Reum
  • Watch it on: vLive

This drama is about a ‘dark witch’ named Lee Hae Na (Jung Ye Rin) whose hobby is to gossip and whose specialty is cursing humans. She may have the beauty, talent, and charm, but she has zero skills in business sales. She meets a young, timid high school student named Han Ji Ho (Kim Yong Hee), who will help her revive the struggling witch shop

Only One Person

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  • Release date: December 20, 2021
  • Airs on: Monday and Tuesday
  • Episodes: 16
  • Genre: Melodrama
  • Cast: Kim Kyung Nam, Ahn Eun Jin, Park Soo Young, Kang Ye Won
  • Watch it on: 

This is an emotional romance melodrama about three terminally ill women who met at a hospice ward. They decide that before they die, they want to take down one bad guy before they kick the bucket. But it turns out that in their attempt to take down just one person, they wind up meeting the most valuable person of their lives.

Taejong Yi Bang Won

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  • Release date: December 11, 2021
  • Airs on: Saturday and Sunday 
  • Episodes: 32
  • Genre: Historical, Action, Political Thriller
  • Cast: Joo Sang Wook, Kim Young Chul, Park Jin Hee, Ye Ji Won
  • Watch it on: KBS

This drama is set to be an epic sageuk. It follows the story of Yi Bang Won, the third king of Joseon and the father of King Sejong the Great. Yi Bang Won helped his father to extend his support to the citizens and many influential figures of the government. In 1392 he helped his father successfully overthrow Goryeo in order to establish the Joseon dynasty.


  • Release date: December 11, 2021 
  • Airs on: Saturday
  • Episodes: N/A
  • Genre: Music, Drama
  • Cast: Oh Jung Se, Lee Kyung Hoon, Jeon Hye Jin, Park Sun Young, Lee Sang Woo, Hwang Woo Seul Hye
  • Watch it on: TV Chosun

It tells the story of an uncle who takes care of his nephew against blatant discrimination. His nephew, Min Ji Hoo, developed obsessive-compulsive disorder after his mother divorced his stepfather. Even as a struggling musician, Joon Hyeok, takes his nephew in and looks after him. 

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OppaJon is a founder and writer of Dramakicks. His favorite genres are medical, law, crime, fantasy, historical, thrillers and romantic comedies – wait that’s basically everything, except outright horror.
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