Here is the February 2017 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! With so many dramas premiering last month, we only have a few new ones to add to the list for February, but they are good ones!
Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in February 2017:
1. Tomorrow With You
I can’t wait to check out this fantasy romance starring Lee Je Hoon and Shin Min Ah. They look absolutely gorgeous together, and their chemistry is already very evident just from the teaser trailers. I always love time travel stories, and this looks like a great mix of fun, romance, drama, and intensity.
Tomorrow With You is a fantasy romantic comedy about a time traveler and his wife. Lee Je Hoon plays the time traveler who after seeing his death in the future enters into a loveless marriage with Shin Min Ah to try to prevent it. But along the way, he realizes how his life is hurting her and slowly begins to fall in love.
Tomorrow With You is scheduled to premiere February 3 on tvN.
BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY:
2. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Strong Woman Bo Dong Soon is about a woman with super strength (Park Bo Young) who becomes the bodyguard to an eccentric chaebol heir (Park Hyung Shik), and the two become involved in a crazy romance.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is scheduled to premiere February 24 on JTBC.
3. Perfect Wife
Perfect Wife is about a family woman (Go So Young) who has been through many difficulties in life. Unexpected circumstances give her the chance to heal and rediscover her femininity. Also starring Sung Joon and Yoon Sang Hyun.
Perfect Wife is scheduled to premiere February 27 on KBS.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN FEBRUARY:
4. Missing 9
Missing 9 is the story of a washed up celebrity (Jung Kyung Ho) who gets stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash along with with his stylist (Baek Jin Hee) and seven other people in the entertainment industry. They go on an intense journey of growth while facing adversity and fighting for survival.
Missing 9 airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
Voice is about workers at a 112 emergency call center. When a serial killer starts killing their family members, they work together to catch the culprit. It stars Jang Hyuk and Lee Ha Na.
Voice is airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
Defendant is about a top prosecutor (Ji Sung) who one day wakes up in prison on death row with no memory of how he ended up there. The drama then follows his attempt to figure out what happened and get out of prison with the help of a public defender (Yuri).
Defendant airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
7. Chief Kim
Chief Kim is a comedy that tells the story of a quirky middle manager (Nam Goong Min) in an office who stands up for the weak workers who have been held down by their company. Also starring Nam Sang Mi.
Chief Kim airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
8. Introverted Boss
Introverted Boss is a romantic comedy about a director of a top public relations agency (Yeon Woo Jin). Everyone thinks he is cold and arrogant, but in reality he is extremely shy and doesn’t even like to leave his house. As he begins to lose what’s important to him, he goes on an emotional journey to overcome his problems with the help of an energetic rookie employee (Park Hye Soo) at his company.
Introverted Boss airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.
9. Saimdang Light’s Diary
Saimdang Light’s Diary is about an art history lecturer (Lee Young Ae) who finds the diary of the famous historical figure Shim Saimdang and works to discover the secret behind a mysterious portrait.
Saimdang Light’s Diary airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
10. Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People is based on the classic Korean folktale about a man born of illegitimate birth who steals from the rich to give to the poor and becomes a revolutionary activist in Joseon. It stars Yoon Kyun Sang and Chae Soo Bin.
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN FEBRUARY:
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 airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
So even though we only had a few new premieres, there are lots of great ongoing dramas to add some variety to the selection. And it looks like March will add a few more to fill the gaps left by all of those January dramas!