As the year is about to come to an end, K-drama fans can still look forward to a number of series all with something unique to offer. Despite restrictions that caused a lot of delays for all the dramas lined up for this year, we are still lucky that much awaited projects are finally pushing through. For November, here are 7 dramas coming our way!
1. City Couple’s Way of Love
Backstreet Rookie star Ji Chang Wook will star opposite Descendants of the Sun and The Heirs actress, Kim Ji Won in this new K-drama.The series is helmed by It’s Okay To Not Be Okay director, Park Shin Woo. It’s a short-form drama with multiple seasons in mind, where the first will be entitled, My Lovable Camera Thief.
Park Chae Won (Ji Chang Wook) is an honest and overly passionate architect who loves the city streets. After a woman, whom he calls the “camera thief,” steals his heart one summer night and then disappears, he can’t seem to get her off his mind. Meanwhile, Lee Eun Oh (Kim Ji Won) is the mystery woman who works as a freelance marketer who adopts a false identity. She accidentally ends up falling in love with Park Chae Won while posing as the free-spirited Yoon Sun Ah. So, we’ll find how that turns out! Overall, the story captures the modern dating scene sprinkled with a lot of sweet bickering.
Although there is still no exact airing date, stay tuned for it this November on Kakao TV. This show will give us 25 minutes of entertainment for a total of 12 episodes in its first run.
2. Live On
If you want to invest your time in a romance story this November, you can follow this series on JTBC.
It follows the lives of Baek Ho Rang (Jung Da Bin), whose beauty and popularity rewarded her a higher social status, and Go Eun Taek (Hwang Min Hyun), a perfectionist who is the head of the broadcasting club. Ho Rang joins the broadcasting club to seek help from Eun Taek in uncovering the identity of a mysterious person who has been threatening to reveal parts of her past which she has kept hidden all this time. Even though she is the most popular girl at Seo Hyun High School she only has one true friend. Not everyone is exactly a fan because many find her to be conceited, and she looks down on others.
This drama is Jung Da Bin’s most recent role following her appearance in the Netflix series “Extracurricular,” for which she earned high praise for her transformation. For Min Hyun, this will be his first lead role in a drama since his debut as a member of NU’EST in 2012.
This story is an eight-part series which is perfect if you’re not a fan of lengthy visual affairs. Are you excited to see this drama? While it is set to air in November, we have yet to learn the exact time and date.
3. The Uncanny Counter (Extraordinary Rumor | Amazing Rumor)
This OCN drama is based on a fantasy and thriller webtoon of the same name by an author named Jang Yi. It tells the story of demon hunters called Counters, each with their own powers. Do Ha Na (Kim Sejeong) can detect evil spirits, even those that are hundreds of kilometers away. So Moon (Jo Byeon Gyu) can read other’s memories through touch and he works closely with Ha Na to get rid of evil spirits. Meanwhile, Ga Mo Tak (Yoo Joon Sang) is a Counter himself armed with incredible strength. Chu Mae Ok (Yeom Hye Ran) contributes her healing abilities, while the eldest, Choi Jang Mool (Ahn Suk Hwan) is considered a living legend in the Counter community in Korea.
To carry out their mission they came to earth under the guise of being employees at a noodle restaurant while they capture evil spirits that have returned to earth in pursuit of eternal life.
The original webtoon has been extremely popular, and this upcoming series is receiving a lot of interest as well. So, check it out for yourself as this 16-episode drama premieres on November 21st at 9:30 p.m. on OCN.
4. Birthcare Center
This tvN drama set in the noir genre takes you into the world of high-level postpartum care. It centers around a woman named Oh Hyun Jin (Uhm Ji Won) and new mothers who share the same birthcare centers as they adjust to motherhood and grow together.
Hyun Jin is used to acing everything she does which is why she became the youngest member of the board of executives at her company. However, she finds a different environment at the luxurious postpartum center where she is the oldest guest. After she had her first child, she realized that giving birth and taking care of a baby was far more complicated than she had expected. She also learned that while she may have excelled in all things work-related, she actually has no clue about how to care for a baby.
She heads to a birthcare centre which is an exclusive establishment where even A-list stars seek postpartum care. For the clueless Hyun Jin, the other new mothers in the center proved to be inspirational. Among them is Cho Eun Jung (Park Ha Sun), also known as the Queen Bee. She seems to be the perfect mother whom everyone wants to get close to for them to get child care secrets. But is this place really what it’s cracked up to be?
Originally scheduled to air in August, Birthcare Center is finally set to premiere on November 2nd at 8 p.m. on tvN. With a total of eight episodes that will run an hour-long, it promises to be of higher quality since it is pre-produced. So, take a peek into the life of excess as this story takes postpartum care to the next level.
5. The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning
Do you have a penchant for exciting prequels? This series takes you to how things were before things unfold in “The Mermaid Prince.” With its high school setting, this drama will take on an entirely different kind of romance from the original series.
The story will take audiences back in time to Woo Hyuk’s (ASTRO’s Moonbin) highschool days to reveal a mystery. Instead of the dreamy and mysterious Woo Hyuk that viewers have come to love, we get to see a mischievous teenage version of him. He meets Jo Ara (Chae Won Bin), a high school student who prefers to steer clear from dating because she doesn’t believe in love. Then comes Yoon Gun (Hwiyoung), a character who appears cold on the outside, but is actually a romantic at heart who has his eyes set on one person.
Production has started in September and the series is currently scheduled to premiere sometime on November 30. As of this writing, we have yet to learn of an exact timeslot, but, we’re hoping that it will push through!
6. Night and Day (Awaken 2020)
If you’re down for a mystery romance, this drama serves the right kind of thrill as it delves into a mysterious incident that happened in the past, and how it relates to the current situation.
In this series, a group of people investigate an event that took place in a village some 28 years earlier which spurned mysterious occurrences in the present. The group is headed by Do Jung Woo (Namkoong Min) who is a capable and legendary team leader of a special task force in the National Police Agency. While Gong Hye Won (Seolhyun) is a passionate police officer, who is more than just a pretty face as she can be outspoken and driven. She is even one of the best and strongest fighters in her team. Jamie (Lee Chung Ah) also joins the group as a detective on loan from the FBI. She was adopted as a child, but she has lost her memories of what her life was before. She returns to Korea to solve the serial murders that were linked to the incident that caused her memory loss several years ago.
The group exchanged their ability to feel emotions so they can gain superhuman strength which puts them at an advantage in taking down those who have been abusive to them, all while recovering their identities in the process.
If you love the thrill of the chase and some Namkoong Min and Seolhyun reunion, mark your calendars for Night and Day as it premieres on November 30 at 9 p.m. KST. This Monday-Tuesday drama should be a great kick starter for your week!
7. Queen Cheorin
Sageuk drama fans have another reason to look forward to in November as tvN airs a new historical rom-com for you to binge on!
Queen Cheorin is a drama that follows Jang Bong Hwan, a chef in the modern age at the President’s Blue House no less. Unfortunately, he finds his spirit transported to the body of Queen Kim So Yong (Shin Hye Sun) in the Joseon era. In this out-of-body experience where he becomes trapped as the queen, he has no other choice but to navigate his way through the political tensions surrounding the royal family.
The real Queen Kim So Young dreams of becoming the Queen for her family. She does her best out of her filial duty to her father. But when the soul of a man entered her body, she just stopped caring about what people thought and started to act like a wild horse. King Cheol Jong (Kim Jung Hyun) also has his own secrets – too many for comfort – but he disguises it by acting like he’s easy going. A sort of Jekyll-and-Hyde of the Joseon Era. However, it was only a matter of time before Jang Bong Hwan discovered the king’s tightly-guarded secrets, which also revealed his psychopathic side. Also stirring things up in the royal court is Queen Soon Woon (Bae Jong Ok) and her power-hungry younger brother, Kim Jwa Geun (Kim Tae Woo).
The first season, which comprises 16 episodes, has already finished filming and is set to release next month! While there is still no exact premiere date as of this writing, we’re crossing our fingers that potential delays in airing can be averted
Which among these projects triggered your curiosity? Some may not have a definite date yet, but we’re hoping to finally enjoy this roster of projects for an exciting November!