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! We have three very different drama premieres to check out in December including another highly anticipated drama, a historical, and a teen mystery drama.
Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in December 2016:
Goblin is the latest fantasy drama coming from the writer of Descendants of the Sun. So far this drama looks like it’s going to be pretty epic with an intense historical portion to set up the story for our cursed Goblin. The modern portion looks absolutely stunning with a couple of intriguing romances and a fun bromance. There’s a lot to look forward to with this one!
Goblin is a fantasy romance about a modern day goblin (Gong Yoo) who wants to end his
immortal life and needs a human bride (Kim Go Eun) to do so. He ends up living with a grim reaper (Lee Dong Wook) who has amnesia. The drama will tell the story of the lives of those that see the souls of the dead to the afterlife. Also starring Yoo In Na and Yook Sung Jae.
Goblin is scheduled to premiere December 2 on tvN.
BEGINNING IN DECEMBER:
Hwarang is about the original Hwarang warriors of Silla who are young, elite, and known for being beautiful. Park Seo Joon plays a man who was born poor, but becomes a brave warrior. Go Ara plays his love interest. Park Hyung Shik plays King Jinheung who secretly joins the Hwarang warriors and is able to develop into a great King.
Hwarang is scheduled to premiere December 19 on KBS.
3. Solomon’s Perjury
Solomon’s Perjury deals with school violence and bullying and is about a high school that is turned upside-down after a student dies. The death is ruled a suicide, and the media ends up in a frenzy over it. But the students believe something more is going on and take it upon themselves to uncover the truth. It stars Kim Hyun Soo, Jang Dong Yoon, Seo Young Ju, Baek Chul Min, and Seo Ji Hoon.
Solomon’s Perjury is scheduled to premiere December 16 on JTBC.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN DECEMBER:
4. Legend of the Blue Sea
Legend of the Blue Sea is about a mermaid (Jun Ji Hyun) who goes to Seoul and tries to adjust to life on land. She meets a swindler (Lee Min Ho), and the two begin a romantic relationship.
Legend of the Blue Sea airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
Entourage will show life behind the scenes in the Korean entertainment industry as a young man rises to fame with his friends and manager at his side. It stars Seo Kang Joon, Park Jung Min, Lee Kwang Soo, Lee Dong Hwi, and Jo Jin Woong.
Entourage airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.
6. Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim is about a talented doctor (Han Seok Kyu) who lives as a recluse. He meets some younger doctors and becomes a mentor to them teaching them about love and life. Yoo Yeon Seok plays a man who became a doctor to best his rival whileSeo Hyun Jin became a doctor to get recognition.
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
7. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju is inspired by the story of Olympic gold medalist Jang Mi Ran. The drama tells the story of athletes at a college campus trying to achieve their dreams and experiencing love. It stars Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
8. Night Light
Night Light is about people battling against greed and ambition to become successful. It stars Jin Goo, Uee, and Lee Yo Won. The drama comes from the PD of I Miss You and Thank You and the writer of Last and Temptation.
Night Light airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
9. Oh My Geum Bi
Oh My Geum Bi tells the story of a conman (Oh Ji Ho) who finds himself caring for the 10 year old daughter he didn’t know he had, but she has a rare disease known as childhood Alzheimer’s. He then meets a lonely woman (Park Jin Hee) who helps care for his daughter.
Oh My Geum Bi airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
10. Our Gab Soon
Our Gab Soon explores different relationships and families while dealing with traditional marriage, separation, divorce, and remarriage. Song Jae Rim plays a young man named Gab Dol whose family was poor as his widowed mother had to raise the kids alone. She had hopes for Gab Dol’s future, but now he is unemployed and has failed the law exam multiple times. His long time girlfriend, Gab Soon (Kim So Eun), has been patiently waiting for 10 years for him to pass so they can get married.
Our Gab Soon airs Saturday and Sunday on SBS.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN DECEMBER:
The Man Living in Our House
The Man Living in Our House is based on a webtoon about a woman (Soo Ae) whose life becomes a lot more complicated when a man (Kim Young Kwang) the same age as her turns up claiming to be her late mother’s husband, making him her stepfather. She doesn’t believe him and then sets out on a mission to prove he is lying.
The Man Living in Our House airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week
My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week is a comedy that tells the story of a man (Lee Seon Kyun) who suspects his wife (Song Ji Hyo) is having an affair and seeks help and advice on an online forum.
My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
We still have a lot of good stuff to choose from for the month of December! Of course, I’m most excited about Goblin, but I plan to check out both Hwarang and Solomon’s Perjury too. It’s hard to believe another year is about to come to a close. We had better get in as many dramas as we can, since we already have a full line up of new premieres approaching fast in 2017!