We’re transitioning from fall to winter, so cold days are ahead! That means we need some dramas to keep us company and bring a little warmth into our lives. And November brings a pretty large crop of new dramas to help with that! Let’s check out what we have to look forward to in this November 2018 edition of “Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching.” This monthly series is meant to keep you up to date on what’s happening in that amazing 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 November 2018:
1. Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (Gyeryong Fairy Tale)
This is a bit of a unique story in the drama landscape with a fairy tale back story that gives it a magical quality. I really love main cast including Moon Chae Won, Yoon Hyun Min, and Seo Ji Hoon. Hopefully, we get a fun fairy tale romance with this one!
Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter is based on a webtoon about a 699 year old fairy (Moon Chae Won) who lost her winged clothing that allows her to travel to heaven. She looks for the reincarnation of her dead husband in hopes of finding the clothes while she works at a mountain cafe and meets a professor (Yoon Hyun Min).
Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter is scheduled to premiere November 5 on tvN.
PREMIERING IN NOVEMBER:
2. Clean With Passion For Now
Clean With Passion For Now is based on a webtoon of the same name about the relationship between a cheerful and untidy woman (Kim Yoo Jung) who works at a cleaning company and the company’s owner (Yoon Kyun Sang) who suffers from germaphobia and is completely obsessed with cleanliness.
Clean With Passion For Now is scheduled to premiere November 26 on JTBC.
3. Feel Good to Die
Feel Good to Die is about a terrible manager (Kang Ji Hwan) that no one likes who dies but gets stuck in a time loop where he keeps reliving the day he died. This gives him the chance to learn and grow as he tries to avoid death with the help of one of his workers (Baek Jin Hee).
Feel Good to Die is scheduled to premiere November 7 on KBS.
4. The Last Empress (An Empress’ Dignity)
The Last Empress is set in a fictional South Korea which operates under a constitutional monarchy. It follows a musical actress (Jang Na Ra) who marries the emperor (Shin Sung Rok) and becomes involved in the palace power struggle and a mysterious murder.
The Last Empress is scheduled to premiere November 21 on SBS.
5. God’s Quiz Reboot
God’s Quiz Reboot is about a team of medical examiners who investigate difficult cases. Ryu Deuk Hwan will reprise his role as forensic doctor Han Jin Woo.
God’s Quiz Reboot is scheduled to premiere November 14 on OCN.
6. Boyfriend (Encounter)
Boyfriend is an opposites story that follows the complicated romance between a free-spirited ordinary man (Park Bo Gum) who seems to have nothing and the daughter (Song Hye Kyo) of a politician who seems to have everything.
Boyfriend is scheduled to premiere November 28 on tvN.
7. Red Moon, Blue Sun
Red Moon, Blue Sun is about a woman (Kim Sun Ah) who has a great life but loses everything after an accident. The story follows her as she tries to uncover the truth behind what happened with the help of a detective (Lee Yi Kyung).
Red Moon, Blue Sun is scheduled to premiere November 21 on MBC.
Priest is a medical horror drama dealing with exorcism that is set in a Catholic hospital. Yeon Woo Jin plays a priest who is skilled in exorcism, Jung Yu Mi an emergency room doctor who has lost her faith in God, and Park Yong Woo (Life Tracker Lee Jae Goo) plays another priest who raised Yeon Woo Jin.
Priest is scheduled to premiere November 24 on OCN.
9. Top Star Yoo Baek
Top Star Yoo Baek is a romantic comedy about a narcissistic popular actor (Kim Ji Suk) who makes a big mistake and is sent away to a remote island where he meets a woman (Jeon So Min) who runs a supermarket.
Top Star Yoo Baek is scheduled to premiere November 16 on tvN.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN NOVEMBER:
10. Love Alert (Fluttering Warning)
Love Alert is a about a popular dermatologist (Chun Jung Myung) who has no interest in dating and a top actress (Yoon Eun Hye) who ends up involved in a big dating scandal with him, so they set up a contract relationship to pretend they are dating.
Love Alert airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBN.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN NOVEMBER:
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes follows the fateful romance of a mysterious man (Seo In Guk) suspected of murder and a woman (Jung So Min) whose life is completely changed after meeting him. The woman’s detective brother (Park Sung Woong) becomes obsessed with solving the murder case as the three embark on a dangerous journey.
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.
Where Stars Land
Where Stars Land is about two rookies (Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin) who work in the customer service department at Incheon Airport. It comes from the writer of the hit drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim and the PD of Gu Family Book.
Where Stars Land airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
The Third Charm
The Third Charm is a romantic comedy showing realistic relationships and follows the 12 year romance between a couple (Seo Kang Joon and Esom) with opposite personalities. It comes from the PD of Producer.
The Third Charm airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.
The Beauty Inside
The Beauty Inside is about an actress (Seo Hyun Jin) who changes into a different body once a month and her romance with an airline director (Lee Min Ki) who is unable to recognize faces.
The Beauty Inside airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.
Terius Behind Me
Terius Behind Me is a mystery romantic comedy about a single mother (Jung In Sun) whose husband passed away that teams up with her legendary NIS agent neighbor (So Ji Sub) to solve a huge conspiracy. The drama comes from the writer of Shopping King Louis and will be directed by one of the PD’s of Radiant Office.
Terius Behind Me airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
Bad Papa is about a struggling family man (Jang Hyuk) who discovers a miracle drug that allows him to go back to fighting mixed martial arts. It comes from one of the PD’s of Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People.
Bad Papa airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.
Room No. 9
Room No. 9 is about a star lawyer (Kim Hee Sun) who ends up switching places with a death row inmate (Kim Hae Sook). The lawyer’s lover (Kim Young Kwang) who appears to be a kind doctor but hides darkness inside somehow holds the key to their fate.
Room No. 9 airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
Two Lives One Heart
Two Lives One Heart tells the stories of doctors in the cardiothoracic surgery department including a surgeon (Go Soo) who finds himself in a morally compromising position regarding a heart transplant for his mother. It comes from the director and writers of Defendant.
Two Lives One Heart airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
Player is an action crime drama about a group of con artists working for redemption by helping recover goods from other criminals. Song Seung Heon plays a veteran con artist with Krystal as a skilled driver.
Player airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.
Matrimonial Chaos is a remake of the Japanese drama of the same name and will follow the stories of people in their 30’s as they navigate marriage, family, and divorce. Starring Cha Tae Hyun and Bae Doona.
Matrimonial Chaos airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
Hand: The Guest
Hand: The Guest is a supernatural crime drama about a psychic (Kim Dong Wook), a priest (Kim Jae Wook), and a detective (Jung Eun Chae) who work to solve crimes using shamanism and exorcism.
Hand: The Guest airs Wednesday and Thursday on OCN.
What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in November?