Black Knight Korean Drama - Kim Rae Won

It looks like the last month of 2017 is already upon us. So now we start the dramas that will carry us into the new year. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this December  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!

Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in December 2017:

My Pick:

1. Hwayugi

Hwayugi Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi

Lee Seung Gi is back! I’m beyond excited for his comeback project Hwayugi. He’s certainly my number one reason for wanting to see this drama, but oh my, there are so many more! Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Hong Ki, and Lee El, just to name a few! Plus, it’s coming from the Hong sisters who have created some amazing dramas that frequently implement my favorite rom-com-melo genre mixture. I can’t wait!

Hwayugi is a romantic comedy horror loosely based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West about the journey of a monk and four others to atone for their sins. The drama moves the story to the modern day where the trouble making Monkey King (Lee Seung Gi) is exiled to the human world without his powers because of his corruption. He seeks to restore them with the help of a wealthy realtor (Oh Yeon Seo) descended from monks who can unseal them. The two then work to battle evil spirits together.

Hwayugi is scheduled to premiere December 23 on tvN.


2. I’m Not a Robot

I'm Not a Robot Korean Drama - Yoo Seung Ho

I’m Not a Robot is about a man (Yoo Seung Ho) that is allergic to humans and falls in love with a woman (Chae Soo Bin) who pretends to be a robot. The drama comes from the co-writer of Shine or Go Crazy and the PD of W-Two Worlds.

I’m Not a Robot is scheduled to premiere December 6 on MBC.

3. Bad Guys 2: Age of Evil

Bad Guys 2 Korean Drama - Park Joong Hoon, Joo Jin Mo, Kim Mu Yuel, Ji Soo, Yang Ik Jun

Bad Buys 2: Age of Evil follows a group of prosecutors and criminals who team up to catch other criminals. Starring Joo Jin Mo, Park Joong Hoon,  Kim Mu Yeol, Ji Soo, and Yang Ik Jun.

Bad Guys 2: Age of Evil is scheduled to premiere December 16 on OCN.

4. Black Knight

Black Knight Korean Drama - Kim Rae Won and Shin Se Kyung

Black Knight is a fantasy romance that follows the dangerous fate of a man (Kim Rae Won) and a woman (Shin Se Kyung) over two hundred years.

Black Knight is scheduled to premiere December 6 on KBS.

5. Just Between Lovers

Just Between Lovers Korean Drama - Junho and Won Jin Ah

Just Between Lovers is about a man (Junho) who loses everything when his father is killed in accident and he also severely injures his leg ending his dream of being a soccer player. Now deep in debt with little to live for, he then meets a woman (Won Jin Ah) who changes his life. The drama tells the stories of people who struggle but persevere in order to make something of themselves.

Just Between Lovers is scheduled to premiere December 11 on JTBC.

6. Jugglers

Jugglers Korean Drama - Daniel Choi and Baek Jin Hee

Jugglers follows the romance of a cold manager (Daniel Choi) who prefers to do all of his own work and a secretary (Baek Jin Hee) who is always ready to jump in and help when needed.

Jugglers is scheduled to premiere December 4 on KBS.


7. Two Cops

Two Cops Korean Drama - Jo Jung Suk

Two Cops is a supernatural romance about a moral and upright detective (Jo Jung Suk) who ends up having his body inhabited by the ghost of a con artist. As he deals with that, he works to solve cases and falls for a reporter (Hyeri).

Two Cops airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.

8. Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose Korean Drama - Yeon Woo Jin and Park Eun Bin

Nothing to Lose follows a hot tempered rookie judge (Park Eun Bin) whose brother is framed for murder and then the brother is murdered too. She works to bring the truth to light and get justice. Also starring Yeon Woo Jin as a dedicated judge.

Nothing to Lose airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.

9. Untouchable

Untouchable Korean Drama - Jin Goo and Kim Sung Kyung

Untouchable tells the story of the Jang family who has had power in their city for several generations and focuses on the battle for power between them. Starring Jin Goo and Kim Sung Kyun.

Untouchable airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.

10. Doubtful Victory

Doubtful Victory Korean Drama - Yoon Kyun Sang

Doubtful Victory follows the story of a fake detective (Yoon Kyun Sang) who escapes from prison and joins an investigation unit. Also starring Jung Hye Sung as an investigator on the team.

Doubtful Victory airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.


Revolutionary Love

Revolutionary Love Korean Drama - Choi Siwon and Kang So Ra

Revolutionary Love is a romantic comedy about a goodhearted chaebol heir (Choi Siwon) who hides his status by living among normal people in the same apartment complex as a woman (Kang So Ra) who works many part time jobs but just can’t seem to land a permanent one.

Revolutionary Love airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.


Meloholic Korean Drama - Yunho

Meloholic is a about the romance between a man (Yunho) who can read minds that has problems dating and a woman with two personalities (Kyung Su Jin).

Meloholic airs Monday and Tuesday on OCN.


Black Korean Drama - Song Seung Heon

Black tells the story of a grim reaper (Song Seung Heon) who falls in love with a human woman (Go Ara) while inhabiting the body of a man. But as punishment for breaking the rules, all records of his existence are erased from the world.

Black airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.

What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in December?

Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in January!

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26 responses to “10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in December 2017”

  1. S.K. Epperson Avatar

    Great minds… 🙂 Already started number #’s 10, 8, 7, all promising. Can’t wait for Bad Guys 2, Black and Hwayugi.

    1. Kay Avatar

      Ooh, that’s good to hear! I plan to check out Two Cops and Doubtful Victory too. Also Hwayugi, Bad Guys 2, I’m Not a Robot, Black Knight, and Just Between Lovers. Man, that sure is a lot of dramas, lol 🙂

  2. Yukihira souma Avatar
    Yukihira souma

    Hwayugi 💓 Hope this drama will exceed our expectations. Too many great actors involved. It would be a total waste if the writers won’t step up in their game.

    1. Kay Avatar

      Me too! I’m beyond excited for Hwayugi! I too hope the Hong Sisters recreated their drama magic because like you said, this cast is absolutely fantastic 🙂

  3. AmazingS21 (@sharon21zzz) Avatar

    Hwayugi for sure!!~ Seunggi ahhhhh !!!

    1. Kay Avatar

      For sure! Can’t wait for Lee Seung Gi!! 🙂

  4. kahlan lee Avatar

    I already started watching Two cops and Doubtful Victory. I like both of the drama, especially Doubtful Victory.
    May I know how you get images without getting complaints about copyright violations? I find it hard to contact anyone regarding the use of pictures.

    1. Kay Avatar

      I’m planning to watch both Two Cops and Doubtful Victory too. Been hearing good things about them so I’m excited to check them out 🙂 As for images, most websites and blogs operate under Fair Use where a portion of a work, like stills, can be used for commentary, critique, and art. This isn’t meant to be legal advice though. Wrongful complaints are always possible, which just have to be handled case by case.

  5. Ann Avatar

    Hi Kay,
    Are there any Historical ones coming out. I think I’ve seen all of them except 2 of them.

    1. Kay Avatar

      Hi Ann! There is a serious historical drama shortage right now. It’s like they all dried up after The King Loves ended. But it looks like the first one coming out will be Grand Prince currently planning to air in January. So we still have to wait a bit. And that’s the only one so far. I really hope they start planning for several others in the new year 🙂

  6. shadowoftheoperaghost Avatar

    I am looking forward to several of these dramas. Unfortunately some of the ones that have started are locked on viki for the super plus special pass. I only have the “cheap package”. Sad times.

    1. Kay Avatar

      I know what you mean. Everything has become so complicated and confusing these days with dramas now being so spread out and not all even getting subbed. I was wondering, do those locked dramas ever become available on the standard pass? I upgraded pretty quickly, so I wasn’t sure if they were delayed for standard or exclusively for the Plus.

      1. shadowoftheoperaghost Avatar

        Some of them are just delayed. Some haven’t been made available at all. But idk if they will be someday. When you upgraded, did you just pay the difference or did you have to buy the whole thing again?

        1. Kay Avatar

          When I did it, they charged me the full price to create a new renewal date and then credited me back for the unused portion of my previous package. I still had like 4-5 months left, so they credited me around $20 at the same time which came off the Plus total. So it all kind of worked out.

      2. margeSG (@MargeSg28) Avatar

        VIU app is great I am watching kdrama from that app.. even u dont subscribe

        1. Kay Avatar

          I haven’t actually tried VIU, but know a lot of people like it. I’ll have to give it a look sometime 🙂

  7. libraryofthoughts Avatar

    I am excited about #1, but I am also leery of idol comebacks. They can have so much riding on it, that it is a let down for me. I do, however, love #8. It’s shocking how it just keeps twisting and turning, well in some cases I feel like I know where it will eventually lead. I still like it though.

    1. Kay Avatar

      Yeah, my excitement level is through the roof for Hwayugi, lol. Definitely wishing the best for Lee Seung Gi 🙂 Interesting to hear about Nothing to Lose. Been hearing kind of mixed things on it, so it’s good to hear you like it and it has some interesting twists 🙂

  8. raistlin0903 Avatar

    Well, I don’t think I really have to list my favorites (lol), but it will of course for me be the case will they or won’t they appear on Viki. My guess is most of them won’t. I’m glad Netflix is currently adding a few good ones to their line up as well. I’m right in the middle of Stranger right now which I find to be pretty good.
    But I’m hoping a few of these at least will find their way to me as well, especially Bad Guys 2.

    1. Kay Avatar

      It’s good to see you back! Missed seeing you around 🙂 The new Netflix deal is definitely good for you as they will be getting several tvN dramas soon. So more options! Glad you’re enjoying Stranger. I tried it out but it just didn’t click with me. Disappointing since it’s one of those that literally everyone else loves, lol. Ah well, it happens 🙂

      1. raistlin0903 Avatar

        Thanks, I’m really glad to be back myself. Missed you too 😀 That really sounds great though. Most of the dramas that are available for me at the moment, are just shows that I’m not really interested in, so that sounds really good.
        Wow, okay….that’s really too bad about Stranger. I’m really liking it so far, and I’m on episode 10 right now. It certainly isn’t the best show I have seen, but it’s quite intriguing all the same. But you are right, things like that sometimes happen, that’s for sure 😊

        1. Kay Avatar

          Yeah, it’s one of the most popular kdramas of the year among international fans. It’s one that you pretty much only see glowing reviews for, so I was pretty excited it for it. Talk about disappointing when it didn’t click at all. And I still don’t drop a lot of dramas, so you know it REALLY didn’t click, lol. But the drama I started after it was wonderful, so all worked out 🙂

  9. kahlan lee Avatar

    I started watching Doubtful Victory and I really love the main character. He looks so handsome even in his poor looks.

    I’m also excited about Hwayugi.

    1. Kay Avatar

      I’m very interested in checking out Doubtful Victory, so it’s good to hear good things about it. And I too am more than excited for Hwayugi! I just can’t wait for that one 🙂

  10. aramisz (@aramisz) Avatar

    i gave a try for Doubtful Victory.. and it worth

    1. Kay Avatar

      Good to hear! It really looks like a fun one 🙂

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