Here is the December edition of “Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching.” This monthly series is meant to keep you updated on what’s happening in the world of Korean dramas so that you don’t miss out on anything! December doesn’t have a lot of new dramas premiering, but there are plenty to choose from that premiered last month.
Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in December 2015:
Remember marks the return of Yoo Seung Ho to dramaland since being discharged from the military (he will also be starring in Imaginary Cat at the same time). He is such a talented guy as is his leading lady Park Min Young. This really is a dream pairing for me. I love how Yoo Seung Ho looks like he always has in Imaginary Cat, but he looks so grown up in Remember. I can hardly contain my excitement over this one!
Remember tells the story of an attorney named Seo Jin Woo (Yoo Seung Ho) who suffers from a condition called hyperthymesia which results in having an autobiographical memory where he can remember everything in extreme detail. When his father is falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to death, he sets out to clear his name with the help of his childhood friend (Park Min Young). But then Jin Woo’s excellent memory starts to fade, and it’s a race against time to help his father while he still can.
Remember premieres December 9 on SBS.
CURRENTYLY AIRING IN DECEMBER:
Oh My Venus
Oh My Venus is a romantic comedy centering around two people who go on a journey to find love and health together. Kang Joo Eun (Shin Min Ah), was once beautiful and popular in the past, but is now unfit and unattractive. Joo Eun is now working to regain her figure with the help of a famous health trainer, Kim Young Ho, played by So Ji Sub. Our couple will work to heal their past hurts while journeying through weight loss together.
Oh My Venus airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
Reply 1988 is the third installment in the popular Reply series. It tells the story of five families who live on the same road in 1988.
Reply 1988 airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.
Sweet Savage Family
Sweet Family is based off of the popular Marrying the Mafia films and tells the story of a mob boss (Jung Jun Ho) leading a double life as the head of a crime organization and the caring leader of his family. Moon Jung Hee will portray his wife, and Jung Woong In will be our leading man’s main rival within the organization.
Sweet Savage Family airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
Bubblegum is about a doctor named Park Ri Hwan (Lee Dong Wook) who puts the needs of others first including his mother and the heroine. Kim Haeng Ah (Jung Ryeo Won) is our leading lady who is a radio DJ dealing with some painful emotions. The two long time friends decide to give being a couple a chance which introduces a completely new dynamic to their relationship.
Bubblegum airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
Imaginary Cat is based on a popular webtoon and tells the story of Hyun Jong Hyun (Yoo Seung Ho) who works part time at a bookstore and is also a webtoon artist. His self-centered personality creates problems in his life, and his only source of comfort is his pet cat who gives humorous commentary on his life.
Imaginary Cat airs Tuesday on MBC Every1.
Six Flying Dragons
Six Flying Dragons is a historical about the people who were a part of the founding of the Joseon dynasty. Yoo Ah In will be playing Prince Lee Bang Won and Shin Se Kyung will portray his love interest Boon Yi. Kim Myung Min will play a character named Jung Do Jun who is at odds politically with Lee Bang Won.
Six Flying Dragons airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
Master of Trade: Inn 2015
Master of Trade: Inn 2015 (also called Master of Commerce: Gaekju 2015) stars Jang Hyuk, Han Chae Ah, Yoo Oh Sung, and Lee Deok Hwa. The drama tells the story of an innkeeper (Jang Hyuk) who rises up to become one of the most successful merchants in the land.
Master of Trade: Inn 2015 airs Wednesday & Thursday on KBS.
This 50 episode melodrama tells the story of a poor woman who gets involved with the wealthy world and her childhood first love who has gotten himself into some political trouble and is out for revenge.
Glamorous Temptation airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
Lots of good stuff happening in December! Oh My Venus and Bubblegum are popular romantic comedies right now as well as the heartwarming Reply 1988. And of course I’m impatiently waiting for Remember.
Make sure to get caught up because there are more interesting dramas coming your way in 2016!
Which dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in December?
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I nominate “Awl” for your list. Technically over, but not fully subbed. First 9 episodes are excellent. No amnesia, screaming mother-in-laws, or manufactured melodrama.
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I definitely plan to check out Awl! So far I’ve only read positive things about it, so I’m excited to check it out. I’m glad you’re enjoying it 🙂
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