Top 40 Best New Upcoming and Latest Korean Dramas to Watch in 2021
In this article, we will give you some list of 40 new upcoming best korean dramas to watch in 2021 to fill your time while waiting for the lockdown is over and covid19 is gone.
Many of us love Korea because first introduce by Korean Dramas or Korean pop music, or Korean idol. Same here with me too, Korean dramas just bring me into a dreamy wonderland in a perfect romantic setting. I think it’s almost everybody’s dream to live like korean dramas we watch.
What is the new upcoming Korean Dramas to watch in 2021?
Many of us might wondering what is next, what is the new upcoming korean drama worth watching in 2021, so I’ve been list 40 top new upcoming korean dramas you can choose to watch in 2021 to entertain you in this new year. I hope these list of korean drama will keep you entertained through this year of 2021.
1. Hospital Playlist season 2 슬기로운 의사 생활 시즌 2
Hospital Playlist was one of the best dramas of 2020, always trending both on television and netflix. The final episode laid the groundwork for a stellar season two, which we’re all happy to see come to fruition. Production and filming have been taking place and will continue to take place throughout this winter, with the season premiere scheduled to come in the same time frame as season 1.
Hospital Playlist season 1 was famous for it’s story about light-hearted depiction of the long-standing friendship between 5 doctors who work at the same hospital. The 1st season is available on Netflix with English subtitles.
- Jo Jung-suk as Lee Ik-joon
- Yoo Yeon-seok as Ahn Jeong-won
- Kim Dae-myung as Yang Seok-hyung
- Jung Kyung-ho as Kim Joon-wan
- Jeon Mi-do as Chae Song-hwa
Genre: Friendship, comedy, medical
2. Royal Secret Agent 암행어사
Royal Secret Agent is centred on Sung Yi-gyeom (Kim Myung-soo), a state examination top scorer who works in the administrative and research department of the government office.
One day, Yi-gyeom is caught gambling and as punishment, he is re-assigned to a new position as a secret royal inspector to investigate the corrupt practices of public officers. Meanwhile, Sung Yi-beom (Lee Tae-hwan), Yi-gyeom’s younger stepbrother, is constantly jealous of his older brother’s privileges in the family.
- Kim Myung-soo as Sung Yi-gyum, Secret royal inspector
- Kwon Nara as Hong Da-in, female police posing as a courtesan whose beauty is comparable to Hwang Jini. She becomes a member of Royal Secret Agent’s entourage.
- Lee Yi-kyung as Park Chun-sam, Sung Yi-gyum’s servant.
Genre: Historical, Comedy drama, Detective
3. Undercover 언더커버
One of its newest Netflix offerings is Undercover, a drama filled with intrigue and suspense. The plot focuses on Han Jung-hyun (Ji Jin-hee), an agent at the Agency for National Security Planning, and Choi Yeon-soo (Kim Hyun-joo). Her character working as a mole in the police department working for a drug kingpin.
Jung-hyun falls in love with Yeon-soo while executing a top-secret mission and eventually marries without revealing his true identity to her. However, his secret life slowly gets exposed when his wife takes on a new position as the head of the Senior Civil Servant Corruption Investigations Unit.
- Ji Jin-hee as Han Jung-hyun
- Kim Hyun-joo as Choi Yeon-soo
- Yeon Woo-jin as Young Han Jung-hyun
- Han Sun-hwa as Cho Yeon-soo
Genre: Thriller, crime, drama
4. She Would Never Know 선배, 립스틱을 쓰지 마
She Would Never Know is based on a popular 2017 web novel called “Sunbae, Don’t Put On That Lipstick”. It tells the love story between a sweet sunbae (senior) and a bold hoobae (junior) at a cosmetics company.
The story line is about a professional brand marketer at a cosmetics company who dreams of having her own cosmetics brand. Ro-woon will play Chae Hyun-seung, a good-looking marketer who is straightforward with his words.
- Ro-woon as Chae Hyun-seung
- Won Jin-ah as Yoon Song-ah
- Lee Hyun-wook as Lee Jae-shin
- Lee Joo-bin as Lee Hyo-joo
Genre: Comedy, romance
5. Oh! master! 오! 주인님!
Oh! Master! is a romantic comedy drama that focus on Han Bi-soo (Lee Min-ki), a drama screenwriter, and Oh Joo-in (Nana). While Bi-soo chooses to be single, the actress struggles to date. A sweet, light-hearted romance plays out when the two meet and end up living in the same house.
This drama seeks to capture a common theme in dramas: tell a romantic love story as well as deliver a comedic performance through clever writing.
- Lee Min-ki as Han Bi-soo
- Nana as Oh Joo-in
- Kang Min-hyuk as Yoo Jin
Genre: Comedy, romance
6. L.U.C.A.: The Beginning 루카
L.U.C.A.: The Beginning contains an acronym which stands for “last universal common ancestor” and the drama’s storyline is inspired by Charles Darwin’s proposition that all species of life descend from a common ancestor.
The storyline is about Ji-O (Kim Rae-Won) is born with a special power and is being pursued by dark forces. Goo-Reum (Lee Da-Hee) is a detective who teams up with Ji-O. Gu-reum (Lee Da-hee) is a detective whose parents disappeared when she was younger. As she tries to uncover the truth behind her parents’ disappearance, she comes across Ji-oh and her life starts to change.
- Kim Rae-won as Ji-oh
- Lee Da-hee as Gu-reum
Genre: Mystery, drama, sci-fi, supernatural
7. Beyond Evil 괴물
Beyond Evil will tell the story of two fearless men on the pursuit of a returning serial killer. As Lee Dong-sik (Shin Ha-kyun) and Han Joo-won (Yeo Jin-goo) unravel the mystery behind the murderer’s identity, they are forced to question all suspects even when they seem innocent.
The two work together to solve the 20-year-old case but soon learn about each other’s secrets and are caught in a mind game of discovering who the real “freak” is.
- Yeo Jin-goo as Han Joo-won
- Choi Sung-eun as Yoo Jae-yi
- Shin Ha-kyun as Lee Dong-sik
Genre: Thriller, psychological
8. River Where The Moon Rises 달이뜨는강
This drama is based on a classic folk tale about a man named “On Dal.” The drama will focus on Pyong-Gang (played by Kim So-Hyun) who is a princess in Goguryeo raised as a soldier. She dreams of being the king of Goguryeo.
- Kim So-hyun as Princess Pyeonggang / Uhm Ga-jin
- Heo Jung-eun as young Princess Pyeonggang, A princess determined to be first Queen of Goguryeo.
- Ji Soo as On Dal
- Seo Dong-hyun as young On Dal, A peace-loving, pure man who goes against his principles in order to protect Princess Pyeonggang.
- Lee Ji-hoon as Go Geon
- Park Min-sang as young Go Geon, An elite general who was perfect in any way and longed to make Pyeonggang his.
- Choi Yu-hwa as Hae Mo Yong, A woman who desired to take control of Gorguyeo and play with it as she wanted. She fell in love with Go Geon.
9. Beyond Evil / Monster 괴물
Lee Dong-Sik (Shin Ha-Kyun) was once a capable detective. He now works at the Manyang Police Substation in a small city and does all the tedious chores at the station. His life is quiet there. One day, Detective Han Joo-Won (Yeo Jin-Goo) is transferred to the same police substation.
He is assigned to work as Lee Dong-Sik’s boss and also his partner. Han Joo-Won is an elite detective and comes from a distinguished background. His father has a good chance of becoming the next chief at the National Police Agency. Han Joo-Won also has a secret.
A serial murder case takes place in the small, peaceful city. The case is the same serial murder case that took place 20 years ago and changed Lee Dong-Sik’s life. The two detectives work to catch the killer.
- Shin Ha-Kyun – Lee Dong-Sik
- Yeo Jin-Goo – Han Joo-Won
- Choi Dae-Hoon – Park Jung-Je
- Choi Sung-Eun – Yoo Jae-Yi
- Cheon Ho-Jin – Nam Sang-Bae
- Choi Jin-Ho – Han Ki-Hwan
- Gil Hae-Yeon – Do Hae-Won
- Kim Shin-Rok – Oh Ji-Hwa
- Nam Yoon-Soo – Oh Ji-Hoon
- Lee Kyu Hoi – Kang Jin-Mook
- Park Ji-Hoon – Kwon Hyeok
Genre: Thriller, Psychological, Drama
10. Jiri mountain 지리산 / cliffhanger
This drama will tell the story of park rangers who work at Jiri Mountain National Park. One is a veteran and one is a hotshot rookie. Rangers work to save people at Jiri Mountain National Park.
Seo Yi-Gang (Gianna Jun) is the best ranger at Jiri Mountain National Park. She knows virtually everything about the area, including where to climb the mountain.
Kang Hyun-Jo (Ju Ji-Hoon) is a rookie ranger at Jiri Mountain National Park. He graduated from the military academy and was once an army captain. He has a secret that he can’t tell anyone about.
These two people become partners and they work to save people around Jiri Mountain National Park.
- Gianna Jun – Seo Yi-Gang
- Ju Ji-Hoon – Kang Hyun-Jo
- Sung Dong-Il – Jo Dae-Jin
- Oh Jung-Se – Jung Goo-Young
- Jo Han-Chul – Park Il-Hae
- Jun Suk-Ho – Kim Woong-Soon
- Lee Ga-Sub – Kim Sol
- Go Min-Si – Lee Da-Won
- Joo Min-Kyung – Lee Yang-Sun
- Kim Young-Ok – Lee Moon-Ok
Genre: Thriller, Mystery , Drama
11. Times 타임즈
Times is a political-mystery drama about time travelling. The story is centred on Seo Jung-in (Lee Joo-young), who lives in the present, and Lee Jin-woo (Lee Seo-jin), who lives 5 years in the past. One day, the two are connected by a call and Jung-in discovers a conspiracy surrounding her father, Seo Ki-tae (Kim Yeong-cheol), who is the president.
- Lee Seo-jin as Lee Jin-woo
- Lee Joo-young as Seo Jung-in
- Kim Yeong-cheol as Seo Ki-tae
- Moon Jung-hee as Kim Young-joo
Genre: Political, mystery, fantasy
12. Vincenzo 빈센조
Vincenzo is a romance-comedy about 2 lawyers – Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki) and Hong Cha-young (Jun Yeo-bin). At age 8, Park Joo-Hyeong moves to Italy after being adopted and takes on the name Vincenzo Casano (Song Joong-Ki). He begins working for the mafia.
After fleeing to South Korea, Joo-hyung meets Cha-young by chance and soon falls in love with her, putting the two lawyers into a budding romance amidst their pursuit of justice.
- Song Joong-ki as Vincenzo Casano/Park Joo-hyung
- Jun Yeo-bin as Hong Cha-young
- Ok Taecyeon as Jang Jun-woo
Genre: Comedy, romance, crime
13. Sisyphus: The Myth 시지프스
Sisyphus: The Myth is a sci-fi mystery drama that tells the story of a genius engineer and a mysterious individual. The drama is directed by Jin Hyuk, who also directed popular dramas such as City Hunter (2011), Master’s Sun (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), and Legend of the Blue Sea (2016).
It will be Park Shin-hye’s comeback drama after last starring in Memories of the Alhambra (2018) with Hyun Bin. She also recently starred in the movie #Alive (2020), which became one of the most streamed movies on Netflix.
- Jo Seung-woo as Han Tae-sul
- Park Shin-hye as Seo Hae
- Sung Dong-il as President Park
Genre: Action, mystery, drama, sci-fi
14. DEAR M 디어엠
Dear.M is centred on the search for the mysterious “M” in Seoyeon University. Bringing together Park Hye-Soo and NCT’s Jaehyun, as well as other successful cast members, there’s no shortage of familiar faces. The drama will focus on students navigating their life in University after a mysterious message on the campus bulletin sends the school reeling.
The plot follows 4 students from different departments – Ma Joo-ah (Park Hye-soo), Cha Min-ho (Jung Jae-hyun), Seo Ji-min (Roh Jeong-eui), and Park Ha-neul (Bae Hyun-sung). In the search for “M”, the 4 of them navigate through university life, changing friendships, and budding romances.
- Park Hye-soo as Ma Joo-ah
- Jung Jae-hyun as Cha Min-ho
- Roh Jeong-eui as Seo Ji-min
- Bae Hyun-sung as Park Ha-neul
Genre: Romance, school, drama
15. Monthly house 월간 집
The premise for this drama will bring attention to a fairly persistent issue in Korea these days: real estate and the difficulty of acquiring your own home.
Na Young-won (played by Jung So-Min) is the editor of a successful magazine. Even though she has worked for 10 years, she can’t afford her own home and lives in a monthly rental.
She gets a new roommate named Yoo Ja-Sung (played by Kim Ji-Suk), who actually buys the home to increase his assets. After living together for a short time, Young-Won gets motivated to move out and buy her own house.
- Jung So-min. 정소민 Na Yeong-won. (나영원)
- Kim Ji-suk. 김지석 Yoo Ja-seong. (유자성)
- Jung Gun-joo. 정건주
- Kim Won-hae. 김원해
- Chae Jung-an. 채정안
- Ahn Chang-hwan. 안창환
Genre: Romance, Comedy, drama
16. Mouse 마우스
Mouse is a suspense-filled drama that follows Jung Ba-reum (Lee Seung-gi), an upright rookie police officer whose life gets complicated when he meets a ruthless psychopathic serial killer. After surviving a dangerous encounter with the psychopath, he is driven to find out the truth behind psychopathic behaviours, together with his partner Ko Moo-chi (Lee Hee-joon).
The new Korean drama posits an interesting question – what if you could identify a psychopath before they are even born?
- Lee Seung-gi as Jung Ba-reum
- Park Joo-hyun as Oh Bong-yi
- Lee Hee-joon as Ko Moo-chi
Genre: Action, suspense, thriller
17. snowdrop 설강화
Blinks can unite and show their support as BLACKPINK’s Ji-Soo takes on a lead acting role in this new drama.
Beyond that, the writer, director, and other crucial crew members all worked together to make the smash hit, Sky Castle. There is no doubt that they can recreate that magic here.
The drama is set in the past (1987) during a period of time when Korea was under dictatorial leadership. It takes place on a university campus and will focus on various love connections that evolve through the semester.
- Jung Hae-in as Im Soo-ho, a college student who was raised in Germany and hides a secret.
- Kim Ji-soo as Eun Young-cho, a college student who falls in love with Soo-ho at first sight.
- Jang Seung-jo as Lee Kang-moo, the chief of NIS’s team one who always follows the rules.
- Yoon Se-ah as Pi Seung-hee, the housemother of Hosoo Women’s University Dormitory.
- Kim Hye-yoon as Kye Boon-ok, a phone operator who could not go to college due to financial issues.
- Jung Yoo-jin as Jang Han-na, an impulsive but passionate NIS agent.
- Yoo In-na as Kang Chung-ya, a charismatic and skilled surgeon who works at a state-run hospital.
Genre: Historical, Romance, Drama
18. Hello? It's me! 안녕? 나야!
This particular drama will include elements of time travel. Ban Ha-Ni (played by Choi Gang-Hee) is a 37 year old, timid office worker. She tries to melt into the background of most situations.
But then she gets a visit from her 17-year-old self and is reminded of how free-spirited and outgoing she was. It’s a tale of self-discovery and evolution.
- Choi Gang-Hee – Ban Ha-Ni.
- Kim Young-Kwang – Han Yoo-Hyun.
- Lee Re – Ban Ha-Ni (17 years old)
- Eum Moon-Suk – An So-Ni.
- Kim Yong-Rim – Lee Hong-Nyeon.
- Yun Ju-Sang – Han Ji-Man.
- Kim Yu-Mi – Oh Ji-Eun.
- Ji Seung-Hyun – Yang Do-Yoon.
Genre: Fantasy, romance, comedy
19. Youth 유스
Youth is based on the BTS Universe created by Big Hit Entertainment, which mixes reality with fiction. The drama will follow the lives of the 7 BTS members from their schooling days till their official debut. Although the characters will bear the same names as BTS members, they will be portrayed with fictional narratives.
- Seo Ji-hoon as Kim Seok-jin/Jin
- Ahn Ji-ho as Jung Ho-seok/J-Hope
- Jung Woo-jin as Kim Tae-hyung/V
- Noh Jong-hyun as Min Yoon-gi/Suga
- Seo Young-joo as Kim Nam-joon/RM
- Jeon Jin-seo as Jeon Jung-guk/Jungkook
- Kim Yoon-woo as Park Ji-min
Genre: Friendship, music, youth
20. Great Real Estate 대박부동산
Great Real Estate is a drama about real estate brokers who exorcise ghosts from buildings in which people have died. The 2 main characters, Hong Ji-ah (Jang Na-ra) and Oh In-beom (Jung Yong-hwa), meet each other in the course of work and end up working together to learn the secret behind Ji-ah’s mother’s death 20 years ago.
Jang Na-ra will play Hong Ji-ah, an exorcist who’s also the boss of Daebak Real Estate, while Jung Yong-hwa will play Oh In-bum, a con artist who doesn’t believe in ghosts but uses them to make money.
- Jang Na-ra as Hong Ji-ah
- Jung Yong-hwa as Oh In-beom
Genre: Drama, supernatural
21. Dark Hole 다크홀
Dark Hole is a sci-fi-thriller that tells the story of a monster who hides in a sinkhole in Muji City, consuming people’s souls. Lee Hwa-sun (Kim Ok-bin), a detective from the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, receives a call from a woman in Muji City who had murdered her husband. Upon arriving in Muji City, she discovers a mysterious dark smoke that turns people into monsters when they inhale it.
- Lee Joon-hyuk as Yoo Tae-han
- Kim Ok-bin as Lee Hwa-sun
Genre: Thriller, mystery, sci-fi
22. Taxi Driver 모범택시
Taxi Driver is a Korean drama that was adapted from a webtoon. It tells the story of a mysterious taxi service that helps victims take revenge when the law fails them. Kim Do-gi (Lee Je-hoon), whose mother had been murdered, works as a mysterious driver for Rainbow Taxi Company alongside Go Eun (Lee Na-eun), an IT specialist. On the other hand, Kang Ha-na (Esom) is a passionate attorney who soon finds herself involved in the mysterious workings of the taxi company.
- Lee Je-hoon as Kim Do-gi
- Esom as Kang Ha-na
- Lee Na-eun as Go Eun
- Kim Eui-sang as Jang Sung-chul
Genre: Action, horror, crime
23. Red Cuff of the Sleeve 옷소매 붉은 끝동
Red Cuff of the Sleeve is based on a novel which tells the life story of Sung Deok-im, who rises from the position of a lowly court lady to become the highest-ranking queen. The drama will showcase the dramatic turn in Deok-im’s life, revealing her love story with King Jeongjo, and the trials and tribulations of taking on a role of power.
- Kim Kyung-nam as King Jeongjo (TBC)
- Park Hye-soo as Sung Deok-im (TBC)
Genre: Historical, romance
24. fly high, butterfly 날아올라라 나비
Fly High, Butterfly, revolves around the workers and patrons of a hair salon called Fly High. The ensemble cast has already drawn attention, especially the return of Daniel Choi to the small screen. He has filled in some small bit roles on various dramas, but finally he is making his long-awaited return to stardom.
Gi-Bbeum (Kim Hyang-gi) is an assistant intern in her early 20s while Kwang-soo (Choi Daniel) is an enthusiastic hairstylist. Both of them work under the salon’s director, Michel (Oh Yoon-ah).
- Choi Daniel as Kwang-soo
- Kim Hyang-gi as Gi Bbeum
- Oh Yoon-ah as Michel/Mi Sel
Genre: Slice of life, drama
25. My Name
My Name follows Yoon Ji woo (Han So hee), who seeks revenge for her father’s murder. She becomes part of a gang as she believes that it will help her find more clues about her father’s murder.
After Ji woo joins a gang, she ended up goes undercover as a police officer with the help of Moo Jin, the largest drugs dealer in south korea. As police officers, she is assigned to work with Pil-do (Ahn Bo Hyun), who is a detective in the Drug Investigation Unit.
- Han So-hee as Yoon Ji-woo
- Ahn Bo-hyun as Jeon Pil-do
- Park Hee-soon as Choi Moo-jin
Genre: Action, Crime
26. Imitation 이미테이션
Imitation will feature a plot that revolves around idol groups and the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. It touches on many themes and topics popular in the k-pop world, including bullying among idols, copying styles of other singers, and the countless dramatic events that unfold as rookie and seasoned idols compete for fame.
The star-studded cast includes actual K-pop idols such as T-ara’s Park Ji-yeon, U-KISS’ Jun, SF9’s Chani and Hwiyoung, ATEEZ’s Jongho, Yunho, Seonghwa and San, PRISTIN’s Nayoung, solo artiste Minseo, and Boys’ Republic’s Suwoong.
- Jeong Ji-so as Maha
- Jun as Kwon-ryok
- Park Ji-yeon as La Ri-ma
- Chani as Eun-jo
- Jung Yun-ho as Yu-jin
Genre: Comedy, romance, music
27. The Silent Sea 고요의 바다
Sci-fi fans will rejoice for this drama. Set in the future when Earth is facing apocalyptic scarcity of food and water, a team of astronauts have to embark on a mission to the moon to retrieve a special package from an abandoned station.
This is a mystery sci-fi thriller that follows the story of elite scientists who are on a mission to visit the moon to retrieve mysterious samples from an abandoned research station. The drama is based on the eponymous short film The Sea of Tranquility (2014), directed by Choi Hang-yong.
The drama is set in a future where the planet suffers from a lack of necessities, such as food and water, due to desertification. Yoon-jae (Gong Yoo) is a soldier assigned to the space agency while Ji-an (Bae Doo-na) is his teammate on the same lunar mission.
- Bae Doo-Na – Song Ji-An.
- Gong Yoo – Han Yoon-Jae.
- Lee Joon – Ryu Tae-Seok.
Genre: Mystery, romance, drama
28. school 2021 학교 2021
The story of students attending a specialized high school and pursuing their own dreams rather than go off to college. It will delve into how these students learn about love, friendship, the things they like versus the things they’re good at, and growing up in an intense environment. Do Bin is a hardworking student who takes on work and school at the same time and achieves his dream job after learning about love and friendship.
Kim Yo-Han has been confirmed to take on the lead role as a successful Tae-Kwon-Do athlete who recently entered high school. The lead female role to star opposite him has yet to be cast.
- Kim YoHan as KimTae Jin
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Youth, Drama
29. Like a Butterfly 나빌레라
Like a butterfly tells the growth story of a 70-year-old elderly man DeokChul who starts ballet and a 23-year-old ballet dancer ChaeRok who wanders in front of his dreams. The one whose life is ending and the one whose life is starting will build a friendship through ballet.
The drama showcases the beautiful friendship between the two, built through ballet, and expresses the importance of pursuing one’s dreams regardless of one’s age.
- Song Kang as Lee Chae-rok
- Park In-hwan as Shim Deok-chul
- Na Moon-hee
Genre: Friendship, drama
30. Law school 로스쿨
Law School depicts the struggles of law school students and professors in South Korea’s top law school. This new 2021 Korean drama is the first Korean law drama to be focused on life in a law school.
Yang Jong-Hoon (played by Kim Myung-Min) is a former prosecutor who now teaches at a university as a law professor. He is known for his harsh approach to teaching, which he sees as integral to cultivating successful candidates for the law field. But the entire university becomes enshrouded in a murder mystery in which everyone is a suspect.
- Kim Myung-min as Yang Jong-hoon
- Ryu Hye-young as Kang Sol
- Kim Bum as Han Joon-hwi
- Lee Jung-eun as Kim Eun-sook
Genre: Law, drama
31. Youth of May 오월의 청춘
Youth of May tells the love story of two young people who get involved in the Gwangju Uprising, which took place in the spring of 1980.
Kim Myung-hee (Go Min-shi) is a skilled but cold nurse who left home and now lives in Gwangju by herself. On the other hand, Hwang Hee-tae (Lee Do-hyun) is a smart troublemaker who enters the Seoul National University College of Medicine as a top scorer despite his harsh family background.
- Go Min-shi as Kim Myung-hee
- Lee Do-hyun as Hwang Hee-tae
- Lee Sang-yi as Lee Soo-chan
- Geum Sae-rok as Lee Soo-ryun
Genre: Romance, drama
32. Love Alarm Season 2 좋아하면 울리는 시즌 2
The 1st season of Love Alarm (2019) attracted viewers with its unique concept of confessing through an app that sends a notification when there’s an admirer within a 10-metre radius. The 2nd season will develop the love triangle between Hwang Sun-oh (Song Kang), Kim Jo Jo (Kim So-hyun), and Lee Hye-young (Jung Ga-ram), who are now adults.
- Song Kang as Hwang Sun-oh
- Kim So-hyun as Kim Jo Jo
- Jung Ga-ram as Lee Hye-young
Genre: Friendship, comedy, romance, school
33. Devilish Judge 악마판사
Devilish Judge is a drama about a judge, Kang Yo-han (Ji-sung), and Kim Ga-on (Park Jin-young), his associate who keeps his identity a mystery from everyone.
GOT7’s Park Jin-young plays Kim Ga-on, a jury member who lost his parents in a tragic incident when he was a child. With the support of his father’s friend, he studied hard to become a judge, landing him the position of an associate under Yo-han.
- Ji-sung as Kang Yo-han
- Park Jin-young as Kim Ga-on
- Park Gyu-young as Yoon Soo-hyun
Genre: Mystery, law, drama
34. Bossam – Stealing Fate 보쌈-운명을 훔치다
Bossam – Stealing Fate, set in the reign of King Gwanghae during the Joseon dynasty, is centred on Ba-woo (Jung Il-woo), a matchmaker who helps widows find new husbands.
When Ba-woo was younger, he was framed for a crime and had to live his life in hiding and poverty. While working as a matchmaker, he accidentally kidnaps Princess Soo-kyung (Kwon Yu-ri), making their first encounter fairly unpleasant.
However, as the two spend time together, they fall in love and learn to share their struggles with each other. The drama will also touch on the oppression experienced by women and the poor.
- Kwon Yu-ri as Princess Soo-kyung
- Jung Il-woo as Ba-woo
Genre: Historical, romance, drama
35. Voice 4 보이스 4
The 4th season of Voice is set to air in mid-2021. Lee Ha-na takes on the role of Kang Kwan-joo in Voice 4 once again, while the male lead will be played by Song Seung-heon.
Kang Kwon-joo (Lee Ha-na) is a gifted policewoman who works at an emergency call centre. She solves crimes with her strong psycho-acoustic and voice profiling skills. Kwon-joo’s partner-in-crime for the 1st season was Moo Jin-hyuk (Jang Hyuk). and Do Kang-woo (Lee Jin-wook) in Season 2 and 3.
- Lee Ha-na as Kang Kwon-joo
- Song Seung-heon
Genre: Thriller, mystery, psychological, crime
36. The Day Destruction Entered My Front Door 어느 날 우리 집 현관으로 멸망이 들어왔다
The Day Destruction Entered My Front Door is centred on Kim Sa-ram (Seo In-guk). He is also known as “Myeol Mang”, which means “ruin” or “destruction” in Korean.
Sa-ram was born between the dark and the light, and his fate causes him to bring bad luck to the world. His existence alone brings misfortune to people’s lives and ruins them even when he doesn’t have any intention to do so.
One day, he meets Tak Dong-kyung (Park Bo-young), a web fiction editor with no goal in life. Both of their fates start to change as their lives get intertwined.
- Seo In-guk as Kim Sa-ram/Myeol Mang
- Park Bo-young as Tak Dong-kyung
- Lee Soo-hyuk as Cha Joo-ik
- Kang Tae-oh as Lee Hyun-gyu
- Shin Do-hyun as Na Ji-na
Genre: Supernatural, drama
37. Moving 무빙
Moving is based on a webtoon that tells the story of high school students and their parents, who each have their own secrets that others do not know about. It will be directed by Mo Wan-il.
- Han Hyo-joo (TBC)
- Jo In-sung (TBC)
- Cha Tae-hyun (TBC)
Genre: Mystery, drama
38. Joseon Exorcist 조선구마사
Joseon Exorcist is an action-fantasy historical drama set in the Joseon dynasty. It tells the story of King Tae Jong (Kam Woo-sung) and his two sons, Chung Nyung (Jang Dong-yoon) and Yang Nyung (Park Sung-hoon), as they confront evil spirits that target the royal family.
Jang Dong-yoon is currently starring in Search, which is a mystery-thriller about a mysterious creature lurking in the DMZ.
- Jang Dong-yoon as Prince Chung Nyung
- Park Sung-hoon as Prince Yang Nyung
- Kam Woo-sung as King Tae Jong
- Kim Dong-jun as Byeo Ri
- Jung Hye Sung as Mu Hwa
- Lee Yoo Bi as Eo Ri
- Geum Sae Rok as Hye Yum
Genre: Action, historical, fantasy
39. Red Sky 홍천기
Red Sky is based on a novel written by Jung Eun-gwol. She also wrote the original novels for Sungkyunkwan Scandal and The Moon Embracing the Sun, both of which have also been adapted into dramas.
The upcoming fantasy-romance drama is set in the Joseon era. It will follow Hong Chun-gi (Kim Yoo-jung), Joseon’s only female painter who possesses an excellent memory, and Ha Ram (Ahn Hyo-seop), an astrologer.
Kim Yoo-jung and Ahn Hyo-seop, who previously appeared on screen together in Clean with Passion for Now (2018), were confirmed to be part of the cast, while Gong Myung was offered the role of Prince Lee Yul, a playboy who unknowingly falls in love with Chun-gi.
- Kim Yoo-jung as Hong Chun-gi
- Ahn Hyo-seop as Ha Ram
- Gong Myung as Lee Yul/Prince An Pyeong
- Kwak Shi-yang as Prince Soo Yang
Genre: Historical, romance, fantasy
40. D.P Dog Day D.P 개의 날
D.P Dog Day is based on a popular webtoon that garnered over 10 million views. The drama will tell the story of Ahn Joon-ho (Jung Hae-in), a private who is tasked with locating and capturing military deserters.
Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-hyun, and Son Seok-koo have been cast as the main characters who will explore abuse and human rights issues in the military.
- Jung Hae-in as Ahn Joon-ho
- Koo Kyo-hwan as Han Ho-yul
- Kim Sung-kyun as Park Bum-goo
- Son Seok-koo as Im Ji-sub
Genre: Military, drama
These are all korean dramas you can watch in 2021, Which one you think is the best? Let us know in the comment sections below!