PICK: New Korean Dramas to Watch in December 2023

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Edited by Hong Hyun Jung
Translated by Yu Jin Kim

Sweet Home 2 (12/1)

Sweet Home returns with an expanded storyline, moving beyond the Green Home apartment complex into a new world. In Season 2, residents of Green Home form a community in a ravaged stadium, navigating the challenges of survival alongside other newcomers. Early reviews suggest that with the shift to a ruined city, the visuals are more diverse, and the narratives unfolding among different survivor groups are captivating. As Season 2 arrives after a three-year hiatus, it might be a good idea to revisit the previous season for a quick recap.

>> Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home 2’ Teases Greater Chaos and Mystery in New Stills

My Man is Cupid (12/1)

Jang Dong Yoon and Nana will team up for a beautiful fantasy romance drama. My Man is Cupid tells the story of a fairy who falls in love after being self-struck by a Cupid arrow he shot and the woman entangled in the romantic accident. Jang Dong Yoon, known for his role in The Tale of Nokdu, is set to charm audiences again, this time as a fairy in the upcoming series. Nana will also make a long-awaited return in the romantic drama genre. The show will be available on Amazon Prime Video in select countries.

Welcome to Samdalri (12/2)

Ji Chang Wook and Shin Hye Sun will come together as the leads in an upcoming romance drama titled Welcome to Samdalri. The drama tells the story of a woman who returns to her hometown Jeju after losing everything she has built. Shin Hye Sun portrays Samdalli, the woman who comes back to her hometown after the incident, and Ji Chang Wook takes on the role of Yong Pil, her former lover she reunites after eight years. The drama promises a heartwarming narrative alongside the intricate romance between the two. It will be available for global streaming on Netflix.

>> Ji Chang Wook and Shin Hye Sun’s ‘Welcome to Samdalri’ Unveils New Poster of Rekindled Love in Jeju

Night Has Come (12/4)

LG Uplus is set to launch its second original series, following High Cookie. Titled It’s Night and starring Jae In Lee, Woo Suk Kim, and Ye Bin Choi, the upcoming series also takes place at a high school. The story revolves around students isolated in a cursed camping center, engaging in a deadly mafia game. While It’s Night didn’t generate much buzz before airing, it’s anticipated to draw attention with meaningful results, just like the well-received High Cookie.

Soundtrack #2 (12/6)

Disney Plus’s music drama Soundtrack is returning with its second story. Following Han So Hee and Park Hyung Sik, Keum Sae Rok, Noh Sang Hyun, and rising star Son Jung Hyuk will take on the three characters in a romantic love triangle. While Soundtrack #1 navigates the dynamics between love and friendship, Soundtrack #2 portrays a pair of former lovers reuniting for music project and an attractive young man getting involved in their romance and business. Get ready for a heart-fluttering romance perfect for the year-end season.

>> Noh Sang Hyun and Keum Sae Rok’s ‘Soundtrack #2’ Gets December Release Date and New Trailer

Maestra: Strings of Truth (12/9)

Lee Young Ae will transforms into a world-renowned maestra. Maestra: Strings of Truth is about a secretive female conductor who faces the truth surrounding her by digging into the mysterious incidents that happen within her orchestra. Lee Young Ae, who will play the orchestra conductor, will captivate viewers with her unique elegance and unmatched charisma. After receiving mixed reactions following news of her donation to the Lee Seung Man Memorial Hall in October, it remains to be seen whether she can overcome political controversies through this new drama production. Available on Rakuten Viki.

Death’s Game (12/15)

 

Seo In Guk and Park So Dam will take on the leads in an upcoming dark fantasy drama centered around death. Based on a webtoon of the same name, Death’s Game tells the story of a job seeker named Lee Jae who takes his own life and experiences 12 lives and deaths through the judgment brought by the transcendental entity, Death. Kim Ji Hoon, Choi Si Won, Sung Hoon, Lee Jae Wook, and others add to the excitement by portraying characters that Lee Jae reborns into. This marks Park So Dam’s first project after recovering from thyroid cancer. Available on Amazon Prime Video for global streaming.

Flowers Bloom in the Sand (12/20)

Flowers Bloom in the Sand is a drama series about a traditional Korean sport called Ssireum. The show depicts the story of Kim Baek Du, a former wrestling prodigy, as he reunites with his first love Oh Yoo Kyung. Starring Jang Dong Yoon from Daily Dose of Sunshine and Lee Joo Myung from Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, the show is set to portray the dreams and love of youthful young adults. Available on Netflix for global streaming.

Gyeongseong Creature Part 1 (12/22)

Gyeongseong Creature Part 1, one of the most anticipated drama productions in the second half of 2023, is finally set to unveil itself. Featuring an impressive cast with Park Seo Joon and Han So Hee, the drama gained significant attention from its early production stages with its intriguing storyline involving deadly creatures and the Japanese colonial period. It unfolds the story of two young individuals confronting deadful monsters in the darkest period of Korea, in the spring of 1945. Netflix will roll out the show in two parts, spaced two weeks apart, to grab attention at the year-end and into the new year.

>> Netflix’s ‘Gyeongseong Creature’ Unveils Stills, Starring Park Seo Joon and Han So Hee

Man and Woman (12/26)

Super Junior’s Donghae will be meeting viewers with two new series. His second project, following Man and Woman, will be a romance drama where he teams up with Lee Sul as a couple of 7 years. Based on a webtoon of the same name, the drama will realistically depict the romance between youthful pairs of men and women.

My Happy End (12/30)

Confession Couple stars Jang Nara and Son Ho Jun are back as a married couple, but this time, in darker and more mysterious drama series. My Happy End unfolds the tale of a woman who discovers a shocking truth after being betrayed by those she trusted. The reunion of the two stars in this mystery thriller is catching eyes, and there’s high anticipation for their performance.

Edited Hong Hyun Jung: I am a K-content guide who publishes various articles for people to enjoy Korean movies and dramas deeper and richer. I’ll introduce you to the works that you can laugh, cry and sympathize with.

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